Get cracking... it’s Easter

From lovely egg cosies to witty eggcups, and egg-hunting equipment to cleverly shaped cookie-cutters, here are plenty of things to keep you happy over the Easter break.
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Egg cosies from Poppy Treffry

Cosy up

Poppy Treffry
Easter Sunday should start with a festive breakfast table decorated with lots of lovely eggs.

Easter egg-hunting equipment
Best cosies come from Poppy Treffry, who hand-embroiders hers with scenes of Easter bunnies and chicks (right, £14.95 each).

For more information, visit

Eggstra special

John Lewis
For a brilliant selection of everything you need for the children this Easter, from Easter egg-hunting equipment (£10 a pack, left) to themed crackers, and a bunny marzipan and fruit cake.

Good egg eggcup
Call 0845 604 9049, or visit

Some yolk

Big Tomato Company
The wittiest eggcups come from Big Tomato Company, in trademark creamware, with slogans such as Egg Head, Good Egg (right), Egg on Your Face and Hard Boiled (£7.50 each).

For details, visit

Mr Chin eggcups from Alessi

Take it on the chin

Jigsaw cookie-cutter
Alessi takes first prize for its glaring, brightly coloured eggcups. The Cico cup, with salt castor and spoon, is £8. Mr Chin (left) is £13.

Alessi is at 22 Brook Street, W1 (020 7518 9090;

The last piece

Cox and Cox
This mail-order company has plenty of things to keep you occupied over the Easter break, including decoupage sets (£10), bird and nest rubber stamps (£30), card tags and woven tapes (£12), jigsaw cookie-cutters (£5, right) and paint-a-plate sets (£8).

For more information, call 0870 442 4787, or see

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