The best luxury Easter eggs for 2018
by Zoe Dickens
Whether you’re celebrating with little ones or treating yourself, Easter is a brilliant time for family, feasting and getting away on your superyacht for a long weekend. Treat your loved ones this year by cracking open a bottle of delicious rosé Champagne and passing round our edit of the best luxury Easter eggs.
The Nocciolato Gourmet egg by Venchi
Like your Easter treats big and bold? The 1kg dark chocolate egg from Italian confectionary specialist Venchi stands at 35cm tall and is packed with whole Piedmont hazelnuts hidden inside so there will be more than enough to go around. Also available in milk chocolate.
Nocciolato Gourmet egg, £100 for 1kg, Venchi
Gold egg by Miansai
Chocolate not your thing? Perhaps an egg made from solid 18 karat gold will suffice instead. Created in the Miami workshops of accessories brand Miansai, which launched its first fine jewellery collection in 2017, this elegant piece makes the ultimate gift and can be treasured for many Easters to come.
18k solid gold egg, $10,000, Miansai
The Colossal Egg by Fortnum & Mason
Weighing in at a huge 1.4kg, Fortnum & Mason's Colossal Egg delivers exactly what it says on the tin. Rather than one huge egg, the Colossal Egg is constructed like a Russian doll with five different flavoured eggs stacked inside one another. A milk chocolate and salted honeycomb outer shell is followed by a dark chocolate orange, a smooth milk chocolate, a simple white chocolate and a white chocolate, strawberry and black pepper egg before finishing with a dark chocolate and mint centrepiece.
The Colossal Egg, £90 for 1.4kg, Fortnum & Mason
The Egg Hat by Pierre Marcolini
Perfect for sharing with smaller sailors, this whimsical creation by French chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is part dark chocolate Easter egg, part Easter bunny - with a white chocolate bowler hat thrown in for good measure. The egg hat sits atop a chest-of-drawers filled with 30 mini eggs, in flavours including pistachio, almond and nougat praline and double fondant, and 30 caramel animals.
The egg hat, £135 for 1190g, Pierre Marcolini
Faberge egg pendant
If you're after something that will truly dazzle this Easter then Fabergé's range of iconic egg pendants won't disappoint. Set with sapphires, rubies, tsavorites and white diamonds totalling 81.91 carats, this white gold Mosaic pendant from the Treasures collection is finished with an 18 karat white gold chain set with further matching stones.
Treasures Mosaic egg pendant, POA, Fabergé at Harrods
Melt wild dark chocolate egg
One for those concerned about the growing issue of ocean plastic pollution, Melt's beautiful dark chocolate Easter egg is presented in chic plastic-free packaging making it the perfect gift for those spending the holiday on board. Crack open the smooth outer shell, crafted from single origin organic 68% dark chocolate from Bolivia, to find a nest of the brand's signature truffles inside.
Wild dark chocolate Easter egg, £85, Melt at Selfridges
Claridge’s Easter egg
Designed by Claridge’s head pastry chef Kimberly Lin as an ode to the hotel’s famous black-and-white marble Art Deco lobby, the Claridge’s Easter egg is available as a limited edition of 100 and comes in milk, dark and white versions. Produced using fine Valrhona chocolate, each is also filled with salted caramel gull’s eggs and presented in an eau de Nil box to match the hotel’s iconic colour scheme.
Chocolate Easter egg, £50, Claridge’s