Easter is a time that heralds spring, new birth, and the promise of summer to come. The first thing we often think of when someone says ‘Easter’ is chocolate, and if you are a chocolate lover then this time of year is a taste sensation!
Sadly for adults, the celebration is mainly centred around buying chocolate eggs for children, but Fashions Finest thinks that we deserve some chocolatey goodness this year, so we have found some delicious treats…just for adults!
Have a look at our mouth-watering selections below for some inspiration before you buy your Eater gifts this year.
Hotel Chocolat Easter Sleekster £22.95
This Easter chocolate box has something for every grown-up. The beautiful selection of little eggs are brimming with caramels, pralines and different tipples too. Hotel Chocolat has mixed their firm favourites with some more exciting additions for spring into this Easter Sleekster, so that whether you’re feeling daring or just looking for a comforting classic flavour, you’ll find it in this box.
With three eggs of each flavour in this sumptuous sleekster, this is the perfect gift for a couple, or even to take to an Easter party. With flavours like the smooth and nutty hazelnut praline under 50% cocoa milk chocolate, zingy raspberry cream lovingly wrapped in 65% supermilk chocolate, delicate french champagne and boozy simnel cake, champagne-infused whipped cream and amaretto flavours mixed with bright orange notes and warming cinnamon, everyone will be pleased with this gift.
The only question is - will 30 chocolates be enough? We’re not sure, but if you can find a place to hide them, you may be able to make them last the whole weekend!
Personalised Rocky Loaded Egg-£16.99
If you know someone who is always disappointed by the hollow chocolate eggs available to buy this time of year, then this one is for you!
Getting Personal offer us this beautiful creation, personalised with a name or message, and loaded with rocky road instead of being hollow.
Made from Belgian milk chocolate, and featuring a Maltesers Bunny®, Cadbury’s Mini Eggs®, mini mallow bunnies, and golden sugar pearls this is an extra special easter gift for the grownup with a sweet tooth, and with a shelf life of 4 months if stored in original packaging, it doesn’t have to be eaten all at once! (if that is even possible)
Baileys Chocolate Liqueur From £12.00
Baileys has found a solution for those of us who enjoy Chocolate so much we would happily drink it, and also love a spot of alcohol, by mixing the two. Marrying real chocolate with Irish whiskey for its Chocolate Liqueur, Baileys has been exciting chocolate enthusiasts the world-over.
A luxurious blend of Belgian chocolate, cream and Irish whiskey which apparently took years of tasting the finest chocolate from around the world to find the right one to develop. The outcome was designed to replicate the experience of drinking melted chocolate.
Perfect for indulgent relaxing over the Easter holiday, this is a dangerously drinkable liqueur which does not need an Easter egg pairing…unless you really want to go wild of course!
For a chocolate lover who already enjoys the taste of Baileys, this rich, luxurious, Baileys chocolate liqueur, crammed with Irish dairy cream, fine spirits including smooth Irish whiskey, tasty Belgian chocolate flavour and other ingredients and flavours might just be the perfect Easter gift.
Baileys Chocolat Luxe is a bottle of grown-up chocolate loveliness.
Cox & Co. Dark Chocolate Easter Egg From £10.00
Some people prefer their chocolate dark, and Cox & Co. have beautiful, decadent and very grown-up chocolate eggs for adults this Easter.
Dark chocolate is full of rich source of antioxidants and minerals, and it generally contains less sugar than milk chocolate, making it a much healthier choice of sweet treats. Some research also suggests that dark chocolate may help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and improve brain function, so this dark chocolate might be just the gift for someone you know this Easter.
Made from the finest Colombian 85% dark chocolate, and containing roasted cocoa nibs, this lovely easter egg, suitable for Vegans, and packaged in entirely recyclable and compostable packaging, is sure to delight a grown-up you know this Easter.
DIY Make Your Own Chocolate Gift Set £53.63
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This beautiful gift from Pure Xocolate contains everything you need to get started at blending and creating your own chocolate right away!
The beautiful gift box is hand crafted with love, and contains all the ingredients you need to make your chocolate. In addition, you will find a high-quality stainless steel melting pot, as well as a kitchen thermometer, a wooden spatula and a chocolate silicone mould to set your creations. There are also three basic recipes for making dark, milk and white chocolate.
Give someone the gift of creativity this Easter, and watch their imagination run wild as they customize their own chocolate, adding flavours and toppings of their choice. Alternatively, buy the kit yourself, and in just a few steps, you can make your own unique chocolate gifts for friends, or keep them to enjoy yourself.
However you decide to treat yourself and those you love this Easter, remember that the places in the world where chocolate consumption is highest have the most Nobel Prize recipients…and don’t feel guilty about indulging to your heart’s content.
Happy Easter from the Fashions Finest Team.
As another lock down looms and all our shops close for the month of November, you may be forgiven for feeling like Christmas 2020 is going to be over before it begins. Don’t despair yet because we are here to help you shop your way through the lock down we are about to face!
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Fashions Finest has rallied the troops, and searched the internet for some great gifts you can buy online, without stepping into a shop at all! Our chosen selection includes gifts for men and women, and children alike, and our aim is to help you pack your Christmas buying list up, before December even hits us. Bring on the fun, reduce the stress and maximise the excitement for Christmas 2020 this lockdown.
Scroll down to see our list of delicious gift ideas to tempt your senses, and help you to spoil yourself and your loved ones this festive season.
Chocolate Advent Calendars £8 Each
The first thing to make sure you have ready for 1st December is an advent calendar! Hotel Chocolat have this great offering, with 24 festive 40% milk chocolates including penguins, Santa’s and snowmen, as well as a special one for Christmas Eve! Children's and adult advent calendars are all available to buy online from Hotel Chocolat.
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash and Body Lotion £10.99 Each
These two innocent looking bottles are actually two perfectly syncopated products, beautifully enriched with key ingredient Shea Butter to replenish essential moisture deep below the dermal level. Both the fragrant body wash and the lotion contain Frankincense and Myrrh extracts to not only smell divine, but also balance and brighten the skin tone. They work together in harmony to leave your skin feeling luxuriously soft and radiant. Fashions Finest loves this duo of perfection, and would recommend it as a wonderful gift for the lady in your life who loves to feel and smell great. Available online from Look Fantastic, grab yours today.
Hydra-Mask £22 is the perfect gift for someone who likes to give their skin a pampering. This cream mask is enriched with hyaluronic acid to plum the skin and natural sesame and sweet almond plant oils to give a radiant complexion. The mask also contains vitamins A, E and F to regenerate and support the skins barrier. Available online from Look Fantastic, Fashions Finest loves this cream. Not only does it smell great, but really has a positive impact on the complexion. A lovely gift for someone who likes to take care of their complexion.
Lait-Crème Concentrate £13 Is another great all rounder! This 5-in-1 product from the French pharmacy brand, Embryolisse is a moisturiser, primer, repair mask, after shave cream and makeup remover. Available online from Cult Beauty, Lait Crème Concentre is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins leaving dry skin smooth and silky-soft. Simply slather on, relax and reveal beautiful skin! Fashions Finest suggests this is a great gift for either him or her as it is such a fantastic, multitasking all-in-one gift, and really hydrates the skin – especially after shaving!
Asquith Pyjamas - Pants £59.00 Top £79.00
Asquith offers so many great, eco-friendly and deliciously comfortable clothing, that we at Fashions Finest had to put their new PJ’s on our Christmas list.
Who doesn’t love to snuggle up in a warm and soft pair of pyjamas when the evenings are cold, and this pair is no exception to Asquith’s long lasting commitment to providing the best clothing for both you and the environment. Made with soft bamboo fabric, these are made to last wash after wash, as well as containing no nasties to harm the environment. Fashions Finest suggests these PJ’s as a perfect gift for the woman who has everything, or a treat for you for Christmas Eve!
Geo Tumbler Glasses £18.95
The humble tumbler has been given a beautiful makeover! Fashions Finest loves these Geo Glasses from Root 7. Taking inspiration from modern terrariums, the Geo glasses have a unique angular shape, accentuated by beautiful metallic styled edges. They have a perfect weighty and sturdy feel to them and each one is unique due to the hand blown process, resulting in an all-round pleasurable drinking experience.
As they come in a gift box, these tumblers are perfect as a gift for the guy who enjoys a tipple at weekends, or equally for a family with children. They work just as well filled with fruit juice as alcohol! Even pot a small indoor plant in them, and they look great sitting on the table too.
Available to buy online from cuckooland.com in either black or gold.
Advanced Nutrition Programme
The limited edition collection from the skin supplement brand Advanced Nutrition Programme is inspired by the ‘blue beauty movement’ in the industry, highlighting the importance of sustainability and environmental awareness, which is at the core of the brand. Fashions Finest loves how the sets fuse together skin specific solutions and sustainability too. They have got rid of excess packaging, and environmentally unfriendly finishes as well, however we think they still look sleek and cool. Both the packaging and ingredients will help future proof our skin, our oceans, and our planet. Whichever pack you choose as each one has been strategically formulated using the latest scientific research. The unique combinations of vitamins and mineral supplements they use will feed skin from within, helping us all to glow all the way to 2021 and beyond.
Advanced Nutrition products are available via a network of skin care professionals, salons and clinics nationwide as well as online at advancednutritionprogramme.com
Start to Glow £45 is the perfect festive set for anyone looking to support their overall skin health, Start To Glow combines the staple supplement Skin Vit A+ that helps with skin cell renewal and skin rejuvenation. These skin heroes are the ideal first step to improve the immunity, suppleness, and quality of your skin.
Did you know from the age of 20 you lose 1% of collagen per year? Meet Youthful Glow £80 the anti-ageing power couple your skin craves. The combination of hydration and smoothness boosting Skin Omegas+ and collagen production enhancing Skin Collagen Support is the ultimate super duo for anyone looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin elasticity and promote glowing skin from head to toe.
Flawless Glow £84 is the perfect way to achieve clear, flawless skin naturally with the scientifically proven nutritional supplement duo perfect for problematic skin. Skin Accumax™ has transformed skin throughout the globe with its patented formula which combines vitamin A, C, E and phytonutrients in one clever capsule for complete skin health.
The best-selling and award winning Skin Ultimate £72 supplies you with a 28 day supply of beauty pods, housing a daily dose of the much loved Skin Vit A+, Skin Omegas+, Skin Antioxidant, Skin Asta-Boost and Skin Co-Q10+. Achieving a bright, even complexion, healthy, shiny hair and nourished nails has never been easier.
Scientific skincare brand Environ is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, they’ve launched limited edition Christmas gift sets, all inspired by the globally recognised ‘flower’ icon of the brand logo, taking it back to their South African roots. Fashions finest loves the beautiful packaging the products come in, and the claims they make really work to brighten and improve the complexion. Perfect as a gift for the lady who cares about youthful skin!
Multi-action Prime and Prep £57 helps you to achieve a clean, refreshed and beautifully hydrated complexion. The ultimate glowing boost to your skincare routine, the set includes Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil, Skin EssentiA® Hydrating Clay Masque and a complimentary jar of Focus Care Moisture+ Oil Capsules – the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up.
Youth Essentia® Ultimate £245.95 – £276.90 allows you to take your complexion to a new level with a scientifically formulated, highly effective combination of powerful vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to supercharge your skin health. The set includes Youth EssentiA® Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion, Vita-Peptide Toner, Antioxidant Defence Crème or Defence Crème Plus, Vita-Peptide C-Quence Serum (of your choice) and a complimentary full sized Focus Care™ Moisture+ HA Intensive Hydrating Serum. Be prepared to experience your best skin complexion yet!
Travel Essentials ‘Stay Glowing’ £70 is the perfect introduction to the scientifically researched Environ® formulas. This collection offers the perfect discovery journey to help improve the skin’s youthful appearance, radiance, and resilience. Enjoy a hydrating and revitalising routine with Vita-Peptide Eye Gel (10ml), Tri BioBotanical Revival Masque (15ml), Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel (15ml) and Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules. A great gift for someone who is new to Environ products.
Skin Essentia® Healthy skin gift set £181-£188 enables your loved one to experience healthy-looking, beautiful skin with a complete skincare routine of powerhouse formulations, designed with essential vitamins and antioxidants to boost your skin health. The gift set includes Skin EssentiA® Mild Cleansing Lotion or Low Foam Cleansing Gel, Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner, Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser (of your choice) and Youth EssentiA® Vita-Peptide Eye Gel, plus a complimentary full size Intense C-Boost Mela Even Cream, Vita-Complex Super Moisturiser (5ml) and Tri-Peptide Complex Avance+ Elixir (5ml).
Vita –peptide eye gel £57 is a great way to surprise your loved one or treat yourself to the most spectacular Christmas tree ornament of all. The Vita-Peptide Eye Gel (10ml) is a worldwide best-seller for a reason. This quick absorbing eye gel contains essentials vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to assist in improving the hydration, firmness and skin tone around the eyes. Walk into 2021 with the clearest vision yet!
Clarity + Clear confidence set £101.95 is an innovative 3-phase system that helps to clean, control and clear your way to breakout-free, healthy-looking skin. The set includes Botanical Infused Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser, Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion and Vita-Botanical Sebu-ACE Oil, plus a complimentary Sebu-Clear Masque for a luxurious clarifying pamper.
Jane Iredale Celestial Lights Colection
The skincare make-up brand jane iredale have taken inspiration from the glowing night sky this festive season, creating sets that help to add glow and radiance to any look, whilst using highest grade minerals across all products to support your skin health. Fashions Finest love the idea of bringing the radiance of the skies home for a bright and joyful Christmas, all whilst enhancing your skin health using quality ingredients and the highest grade minerals available to ensure easy application, long lasting finishes, and perfect coverage too.
The jane iredale Celestial Lights Collection is available online from janeiredale.co.uk
Lip Poppers £25 Light up your festive look with one of these limited edition Lip Kits, each featuring two creamy, pigmented shades, packaged in a festive popper. The creamy and easy to blend crayons offer excellent colour payoff with precise application. Enjoy a hydrating formula with nourishing Castor Seed Oil soothing lips and Vitamin E delivering antioxidant protection. Shimmer Lip Kit includes Blissful Lip Crayon (shimmering sheer nude), Saucy Lip Crayon (creamy hot coral) and Jumbo Pencil Sharpener. Dazzle Lip Kit includes Naughty Lip Crayon (creamy brick red), Sunny Lip Crayon (vivid rosy pink) and Jumbo Pencil Sharpener.
Starry Eyes Mascara £40 lets you bring a conditioned and lifted twinkle to even the most sensitive eyes. This powerhouse lash duo is packed with clean, moisturising ingredients and hidden in a specially designed festive ornament to make it the perfect Christmas surprise for the ultimate beauty lover in your life. The set includes Black Ice Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara and PureLash® Lash Extender & Conditioner.
Celebrate the magic of the season with Illuminating Lights Face Palette £55, a decadent array of luxe, glowing shades to illuminate and elevate any festive look. The set includes two blushes in Gleam (shimmery light apricot) and Beam (shimmery guava), two highlighters in Twinkle (shimmery sheer peach) and Starlight (shimmery sheer guava) and a finish powder in Moonlight (soft yellow pearl) to take your healthy glow to a whole new dimension this Christmas.
Line and Define Brow Kits £47 will help you dazzle your way through the coming season and beyond with a 3-piece precision eyebrow kit. Expertly shape, sculpt and condition your brows with this face framing set, featuring a complimentary Eye Pencil. Available in three shades to find your perfect match, Light includes Blonde GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit, Ash Blonde Retractable Brow Pencil and a complimentary Basic Brown Eye Pencil. Medium includes Ash Blonde GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit, Brunette Retractable Brow Pencil and a complimentary Black/Brown Eye Pencil. Dark includes Brunette GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit, Dark Brunette Retractable Brow Pencil and a complimentary Basic Black Eye Pencil.
Stand out from the crowd with the statement olive barrel bag £39.99, or the camel roll top backpack £49.99 from JIMBAG. Even though gyms are not open for a while, these bags are so on trend for 2021, and so versatile in their style and usage.
Fashions Finest love both of these lightweight canvas bags, great for either men or women. Each one will see you through your 2021 gym session or your next weekend city break while oozing style. Carry your kit and accessories with ease and look out for the hidden zip compartments. Both bags are made with 100% cotton canvas, and are beautifully strong and durable.
Kent Brushes From £35 Each
Kent Brushes, one of the oldest hairbrush manufacturers in the world is doing their bit, and responding to rising demand for ethically sourced grooming products. Kent Brushes has launched a new high quality super-soft synthetic shaving brush range, to provide men with a traditional shave in the modern era.
Drawing on nearly 250 years of brush making experience, Kent’s new generation of shaving brushes are handcrafted in England and filled with innovative super-soft Silvertex bristles that are stiff enough to lather soaps and creams with ease, but also luxuriously soft to touch on the face and prevent irritation. In addition, the handle is an elegant shape that fits easily into the hand delivering a firm grip even when wet. The super-soft Silvertex synthetic bristles have been developed not only to mimic the attributes of silver tip badger bristle, but to improve on them and provide a superior performance and the finest quality shave ever.
Fashions Finest loves this new range from Kent available online, which showcases six different synthetic shaving brushes with an ivory white or black handle in dome sizes varying from medium to extra-large. Their fabulous range debuts Kent Brushes new minimalist packaging with a clean white luxurious design, making it a natural gift choice this Christmas for the modern man!
Venus Razor For Her £12.99
Fashions Finest think that this pretty razor from Venus is a perfect stocking filler for the ladies! Say hello to silky smooth skin with zero irritation. This razor features a new Skin Elixir lubricating gel, and we think it’s the most comfortable shave yet! It provides 3X more lubrication than Venus Smooth and when activated by water, the razor seamlessly glides over the skin to reduce friction (and shaving rash too!)Its beautiful, ergonomic rose gold metal handle design and durability make it the perfect bathroom accessory. Buy now online from Boots today, and bag yourself a bargin, as it is only £6.49 currently!
IKON Fragrances £60
Ikon are unveiling this brand new and exclusive range of premium, natural, responsible fragrances, available to buy online from The Fragrance Shop. Six Eaux De Parfum developed with a simple yet elegant and premium mindset. Fashions Finest loves this wide range of fragrances, manufactured locally, all fragrances are formulated with natural, vegan and responsibly sourced key ingredients and materials, with notes perfectly balanced for gender neutral tones. Visit the website to find the best fragrance for your loved one...or yourself maybe.
Fashions Finest also loves the look and feel of the packaging Ikon have chosen to use in this collection. Made from lighter, durable glass, the bottle is topped with a manchurian ash wood cap, reminding us that the most precious materials are often found in the most simple, natural environments. Nestled in a modest, yet elegant compostable cardboard box, Ikon products are both recycled and recyclable, so you can feel good about yourself as well as treating yourself or your loved one.
Temple Spa - Into The Woods Seasonal Collection
Spa-inspired collections offering high performance skincare and wellbeing for the skin, body and soul are available this Christmas from Temple Spa. The new for this season gift collection represents layers of knowledge and wisdom built over time, with the theme of ‘into the woods,’ the brand aims to capture the real beauty of trees on their packaging. Fashions Finest loves their take on this theme, with spectacular photography featured from Dr Gabriel Hemery; a renowned British author, tree photographer and forest scientist, the art work is full of inspiring and beautiful colours, shapes and textures. Fashions Finest has some top picks from the collection, however there is plenty to choose from on the Temple Spa website.
Read My Lips £19 makes dry flaky lips a thing of the past with this complete lip serving trio. SMOOTH TALK exfoliating lip scrub is a blend of shea butter, avocado, sunflower and grapeseed oil plus crystallised sugar that together gently polish dry, chapped lips leaving them super smooth and soft. Fashions Finest loves this set – perfect for the winter months, and lovely as a gift set. The beautifully packaged set includes a 15g exfoliating lip scrub, a 15g moisturising lip balm, and a 5ml moisturising lip tint to see our lips through the cold winter months with beautiful lips.
Do Not Disturb Peace And Relaxation Collection £45 is a fantastic gift of ‘me-time’ or perhaps just some well- earned peace & quiet. Fashions Finest loves this gift set, which is full of a mélange of calming aromas, cashmere textures and botanicals borrowed from the Mediterranean garden that used together can help you to relax, restore and repose. Just what many need after this rollercoaster of a year! The set contains a chill out & sleep well mist 50ml, a relaxing bathing & massage oil 50ml, a soothing face mask 30ml, aromatherapy resting cream 15ml and comforting body cream 45ml. We think this pack is a steal at this price as well, as it is worth £70, so bag a bargain online at Temple Spa today.
The Great Defender £30 is a complete daily routine for glowing, healthy-looking skin. This clever protecting double act is your best defence against the environment, sun, wind, pollution, air-conditioning, heating & digital blue light overload. Fashions Finest loves the feather-light moisturiser that provides a skin filter for your face whilst the lip defence gives you a soft veil of lip protection at the same time, while offering broad-spectrum SPF30 and a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, vitamins, ginseng root extract and sodium hyaluronate to protect against free Radicals. These beauties are the perfect size to drop in your handbag so you can re-apply when needed and make sure you’re covered all day!
Enjoy the coming festive season, with Fashions Finest best wishes, and have a happy shop!