The best thing about going into a Tiger store — the clean-cut Scandinavian homeware brand that started in Copenhagen and now has six UK branches — is that regardless of what or how much you buy, it is almost impossible to spend a lot, as the average price of items is between £1 and £10.
For Easter, Tiger has an egg-shaped timer (£1), a paint-your-own Easter set including paints and brushes (£2), and, above left, storage tins and ceramic bowls (£2 each).
For your nearest store, visit www.tigerstores.co.uk.
Chicks and eggs
If you're planning to bake over Easter, Lakeland has everything you need, from Easter-themed decorative egg wraps to keep the children occupied to Funny Feet yellow silicone muffin cases (£6.99 for a set of four) and Easter-eggy
baubles to dangle on branches (£3.99).
Tallow & ball
Candles used to be plain white; now you can get them not only scented and coloured but matched to your Farrow & Ball painted walls, thanks to Jo Malone's collaboration with the paint company, to produce a limitededition range of five coloured and scented candles.
Fresh for spring is F&B's Breakfast Room Green candle (lime, basil and mandarin). The candles cost £42 from both F&B and Jo Malone stores.
For information about stockists, call 0870 034 2411.
If space is tight in house or garden, invest in some furniture from Fischer Mobel's Taku collection, ingeniously designed to flip and stack.
Lightweight stacking armchairs (£315), stackable sunbeds and folding bistro flip-top tables (£530), either square or round, are perfect for small outdoor spaces and easy to store when not needed. The pieces cannot be bought online but they can be bought directly from the Leisure Plan showroom.
Call 01279 816001, or visit www.leisureplan.co.uk.
When it comes to cooking, silicone is the new plastic, except that it is more flexible and withstands the heat as well as the cold. Break your egg into one of these clever new poachpods (£5.25 for a pack of two) that float in boiling water, flip it, and out pops your perfectly poached, domed-shaped egg.
For stockists call 01254 503780, or visit www.jwpltd.co.uk.