Hay Hampers

On the hunt for Easter Egg Gifts this year? You are in luck!


If you are on the hunt for an Easter Egg Gift with a difference this year you are in luck!

We have our widest ever range of food and wine Easter hamper gifts in 2021; from our smaller jute bag Easter Hunt gift to our bigger Easter Feaster for all the family to enjoy, all including chocolatey treats and eggs. 

To celebrate we are delighted to be offering the chance to win one of our Easter family gifts on our social media. Click here to enter and get involved in that particular hunt for a prize!

Easter Eggs Hunt - Do you know where it comes from?

But did you know that not all countries that celebrate Easter involve Easter Egg Hunts in the style we are familiar in the UK, in their festivities. Hamper Elf Andrea says “In Italy it's not that popular to do such things, but I would love to introduce my nephews to the idea. It seems such fun

Our custom of having the Easter Rabbit hide chocolate eggs around the garden, house or village (depending on the weather!) is believed to stem from Germany. Some believe it originates from the late 16th century when the Protestant reformer Martin Luther organised hunts for his congregation, hiding eggs for both women and children, in reference to the story of the resurrection where women discover the empty tomb. The link to the rabbit or hare appears to have evolved from the many pagan references to rabbits and chickens and lambs in the spring festival.

As with many of our religious festival traditions, it is thought that it was popularised and made into a nationwide custom by Queen Victoria who hunted ornate decorated eggs as a child in Kensington Palace hidden by her German mother and then passed the tradition down to her & Albert’s many children. Although their hunts took place on Maundy Thursday compared to Easter Sunday today. There are many references to these hunts in her extensive diaries.

Posted By The Taste House at 22/03/2021

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Hay Hampers are passionate creators and suppliers of luxury wine and food gifts -not just at Christmas,  We have gifts for every occasion. We have a wide range of birthday gift hampers, Mother's Day , Easter or thank you gifts with delicious, gourmet food and the best wines are our specialism.  All our gifts are beautifully packaged and sent with free UK delivery including a proper gift card (we even inspire you with gift messages here). We cater bulk orders and bespoke hampers for our corporate business customers sending hamper gifts to employees or clients. We are passionate about customer service and will always do whatever we can to help you. Call, email, live chat, facebook message or try our help pages for assistance.

Our mission is to make gift giving an easy pleasure with our perfectly presented premium products! We hope your recipient enjoys their hamper and have a Very "Hampery" Christmas with one of our best-selling food and wine gifts include luxury cheese board selections for him. or a chocolate hamper for her. Try something different with our authentic range of Italian hampers with Prosecco for foodies. We also love our range of craft beer & snack gifts. Our range includes gin & whisky spirit gifts. We also have a range of traditional British foods, such as Port & Stilton, or Afternoon Tea gift, and special dietary requirements gifts such as Vegan hampers so you can find the best hamper gift for you.