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Gifts to send at Easter (that aren’t just Easter eggs!)

Easter is one of those significant cultural events that sometimes feels as though it’s been seized by corporations and turned into a marketer's dream. The plethora of chocolate eggs on show in every shop has overtaken most of the old traditions and made it hard for some to gauge what's appropriate at this time of year, especially if they come from outside the UK.

Do you send people gifts at Easter?

So what is the Easter protocol? Is it acceptable to send gifts? If so, what sort of items can you give? The short answer is yes; of course you may send gifts to your loved ones and they don’t have to be made of chocolate. Here are a few ideas:

Gifts to send at Easter

Depending on who you’re sending an Easter gift to – and possibly their beliefs - will help you decide on the kind of things to give; from decorations to days out, cards to clothes, or baskets to books – you can be sure to choose something they’ll love. Just remember to select something that can be sent with ipostparcels and package everything sensibly to make sure it arrives safe and sound!

Sending Easter cardsSending Easter cards

Sales of greetings cards are gradually declining, just ask Christmas card companies. However, at this time of year, the shop shelves will be crammed with Easter cards, mostly emblazoned in yellow and green springtime scenes.

Easter, being a time of renewal, is a nice time to wish people happiness for the future - a happy sentiment and perfect to put in a card.

They're also really easy to send to any corner of the world and cheap on the postage costs too!

Easter clothes and toys as giftsEaster clothes and toys as gifts

Another alternative to chocolate as an Easter gift – particularly for babies and children – is clothing. Look for bunny prints, baby chick motifs and spring patterns; sleepsuits, bibs, dresses and overalls all work well for little ones.

And of course things to play with! Rabbit, chick and duck plush toys can be found everywhere, anything with a Peter Rabbit theme, farmyard jigsaw puzzles, skittles sets and stacking blocks will last longer than a chocolate egg!

When you’re ready to send your parcel of Easter gifts, get a quote to see how cheap it can be with ipostparcels. We’ll collect from your home or place of work so you don’t even have to battle your way to the post office – egg-cellent news!

Sending Easter baskets and hampers in the postEaster baskets and hampers

Of course you can buy Easter baskets and hampers online and have them shipped directly to your family or friends – but what about making your own?

It’s easy to buy the basket or wicker box and then all you need to do is fill it with lovely Easter goodies – and not just with chocolate or eggs – any of the ideas from this page will make an Easter hamper to remember.

Don’t forget to check the restricted and prohibited items for both the UK and International posting before you do though – especially when it comes to food!

Decorations for the home

Many people like to decorate their homes for Easter, perhaps with fluffy yellow chicks and pastel-pink tulips, or by generously sprinkling egg-shaped goodies around the rooms. As such, a pretty decoration might be a nice idea for a gift for those who observe not just the Easter holiday, but the symbolism of a new start and beginning that’s associated with the onset of spring. Choose between an Easter wreath or painted wooden eggs that can be strung up with ribbons. In fact, anything egg or chicken-shaped is sure to be a winner - such as funky egg cups or a chick-shaped mug; there are lots of things to choose from.

Visit our sending gifts in the post page for more info on how best to prepare your Easter gift parcel ready for collection and delivery with ipostparcels.

Sending books as gifts for EasterBooks as gifts for Easter

Anytime is a good time for giving a book; another idea to replace chocolate based gifts at Easter time is to send something to read. From those with a religious or inspirational message for older readers to fun books for smaller ones with an animal / farm theme, you can personalise inside the cover with a handwritten message – a keepsake for years to come.

Don’t be put off sending books by post thinking they’re heavy and therefore going to be expensive to send – ipostparcels have some of the cheapest delivery rates you’ll find online, so it won’t cost the earth to post books as an Easter present.

Get a quote today or look at our help page for how to calculate the weight of your parcel without scales or a ruler to get an idea of the costs. 


Sending eggs of all kinds for Easter Eggs of all kinds for Easter

At Easter time, the egg signifies resurrection. While Easter eggs might once have been simple, decorated bird's eggs, they are now more often extravagant, decadent chocolate varieties. Some families will spend Easter Saturday painting eggs together - a delicate yet rewarding practice and an opportunity for familial bonding. However, most people simply enjoy eating chocolate ones on Easter Sunday, indicating the end of Lent.

Wooden eggs, or ones made from other materials, can be a lovely alternative and one that’s to keep – take a look at some of the many online retailers on websites like Not On The High Street for some beautiful and original ideas.

If you’re thinking of sending Easter eggs of any kind through the post, remember they are often very fragile; so make sure your treat does not get damaged en route! Check the ipostparcels help page on how to send a fragile item without it getting broken when it comes time to get your parcel ready for posting.  

Easter themed bakingEaster themed baked goods

Hot cross buns, Bundt and Simnel cakes are traditional Easter treats, with traditional or religious symbolism as well as being extremely delicious. It's possible to buy such delights as part of an Easter hamper or create your own basket if you wish – though you will need to be careful what you put in it; remember that ipostparcels don’t carry perishable goods through their network – and many overseas destinations prohibit many foods through customs, especially those with a short shelf life (perishables). And of course they’d need some fairly comprehensive packaging to prevent them from getting damaged or squashed.

A lovely idea, for sure, but if sending homemade baked goods, it would be wise to take them to the recipient yourself, that way you can be pretty sure you’ll get to sample the delights too!

Days out

A great opportunity to get together and spend some time with your favourite people, giving a day out to somewhere new and different is becoming a more popular Easter gift. You could use one of the online retailers to do this directly, or create your own day and agenda; make up a gift box with items that tell the recipient where you’re going and when, then book it to be collected from your home or work address on the date that suits you best with ipostparcels. Easy!So, should you send an Easter gift? It's entirely up to you, but it's bound to be warmly received. Just package it properly to make sure it gets there unbroken. If you’re ready to send a parcel with ipostparcels now, click to get a quote.

Last posting dates

To ensure your parcel arrives on time, please see our UK and International last posting dates here.

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