Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Last Minute Easter Shopping Guide: What to do When All of the Chocolate Has Sold Out!

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Anyone who has worked in retail (specifically a store that sells chocolate) during Easter will know that it's a silly move to leave Easter egg shopping to the last minute. However, I'm sure we have all had that one seasonal occasion that was forgotten about only to be remembered the day before the stores close. Today I decided to write this post to help out these few forgetful unfortunates (trust me, I'm not dissing here, I often fit into this group) and to also remind everyone, that once upon a time, Easter was not all about chocolate and that there are alternative gift ideas (especially if you know someone that can't eat chocolate).

ALTERNATIVE SWEETS:
-baked goods (donuts, biscuits, cakes)
-other candy (take note of this Chronically Vintage post and toss a stick of lifesavers in an Easter basket)
-Marshmallows!

BEAUTY PRODUCTS:
-Nail polish (you could get candy colours...)
- Super cute lip balms or glosses (ones in vintage style tins or a cupcake style tub.
-Scented hand lotion (I try to go with a natural one if the person has sensitive skin).
-bath bombs or cute shaped soaps

FOR THE HOME:
-Sweet scented candle
-Bunny mug
-Nice hand towels

ACCESSORIES:
-A Simple Scarf
-A pair of costume earrings
-A pretty hair accessory
-Fluffy socks or slippers might be handy for the coming winter if you live down under.

A GIFT FOR CHILDREN:
-A small plush toy
-A Cheap doll or figurine
-A bouncy ball making kit
-Toy cars

A GIFT FOR A MALE:
-A casual hat or cap
-A stubby cooler
-A car air freshener
-A nice body wash, body spray or shampoo/conditioner

SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE:
If you usually spend a fair bit on Easter, you could buy more than one of the above items or you could buy one of these things:
-A Book
-A Movie
-A Nice Toy
-A Video Game

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Pretty much anything that is Candy coloured, sweetly scented or just downright adorable would be a good Easter gift.

I hope you all enjoyed the post and that it was helpful. I spent so much money on chocolate last year that I thought I was better off buying things that people could keep because we don't really need all that chocolate anyways..

Your Favourite Blogger,
Natalie

2 comments:

Jessica Cangiano said...

Really cool post idea and terrific suggestions. They're also perfect for those folks who can't, or opt not to, eat chocolate (and/or sugar in general). Homemade treats, baked goods and/or candy, has been what I've been handing out for Easter to friends and family for years now, often with a handmade card and tiny present, too.

I hope you and your family have a serene, beautiful Easter celebration, honey.

♥ Jessica

Natalie_vintage_girl said...

yes my sister has recently discovered that she's lactose intolerant so that was definitely a factor :)