The best luxury Easter eggs for 2019
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.
Easter eggs by Nobu Shoreditch
Those staying in the British capital this Easter can indulge in a colourful treat courtesy of Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch's collection of chocolate eggs, hens and rabbits in an array of finishes. Made to order in-house, the most luxurious pick is the Glorious Nobu egg crafted from 72% Valrhona chocolate.
Glorious Nobu chocolate egg, £50, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch
Easter eggs by Armani/Dolci
While perhaps best known for its range of high fashion and chic interiors, the Armani brand also extends to a delectable collection of confectionary and desserts created by Guido Gobino. For 2019 its traditional Easter egg is available in dark or milk chocolate stamped with the Armani 'A' and packaged in the brand's signature colours.
Classic easter egg, €65 for 230g, Armani/Dolci
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, this elegant piece makes the ultimate gift and can be treasured for many Easters to come.
18k solid gold egg, $10,000, Miansai
Hand-painted eggs by Fortnum & Mason
Almost too beautiful to eat, these pretty eggs are created from Colombian chocolate and then hand-painted using natural pigments to depict a chicken, a cockerel and a chick in an elaborate process that takes weeks to perfect.
Hand-painted eggs, £85 for 500g, Fortnum & Mason
The Magician's Hat by Pierre Marcolini
Perfect for smaller sailors, this whimsical creation by French chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is part dark chocolate magician's hat, part white chocolate Easter bunny - with a dark chocolate painted base for good measure. Crack it open to discover 45 small eggs in six flavours hiding inside.
The magician's hat, £89 for 1350g, 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, this yellow gold Mosaic pendant from the Treasures collection is finished with an 18 karat yellow gold chain set with further matching stones.
Treasures Mosaic egg pendant, £40,920, Fabergé
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, £55, Claridge’s
The Turned Egg by Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
Designed by Pierre Tachon, artistic director of the confectionary brand of storied French chef Alain Ducasse, this uber modern work of art is available in either dark or milk chocolate and comes filled with spring-themed coconut, almond and hazelnut pralines.
The Turned Easter egg, €45 for 400g, Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse