Send a gift this Easter with Interparcel

Have an Egg-cellent Easter!

4th April 2022, 10:10am in Lifestyle by Amy Newham

With Easter weekend only a few weeks away, we are so egg-cited to get involved with the festivities!

People celebrate Easter Sunday in many different ways, from attending a special church service, inviting friends and family over for a traditional Easter meal and the customary gifting of Easter eggs (80 million are typically sold in the UK alone!)

Traditional painted Easter eggs

Eggs are said to symbolise new life and rebirth and were traditionally forbidden to consume during Lent. In Christianity, Eastertide eggs were also believed to represent the empty tomb of Jesus from which he was resurrected.

In 1873, J.S Fry & Sons of England introduced the first chocolate egg in Britain, with Cadbury following suit in 1875 to create the modern Easter egg.

Nowadays, Easter eggs don't just come in chocolate form. From savoury cheese to keepsake wooden eggs, we've compiled a list of some cracking examples of what to send this Easter.

Types of Easter eggs to send this Easter Sunday


Chocolate Easter Egg

Chocolate eggs are certainly a winner at Easter (particularly in our office) and if you want to splash out, Hotel Chocolat offers a range of luxuriously lavish designs. One of our favourites is the Unbelievably Vegan Ostrich Easter Egg, featuring a whopping Nutmilk egg and 20 vegan truffles presented in a stylish reusable tin. If you're sending chocolate, please note it can only be sent within the UK and must be properly sealed and have a long shelf life. See our Prohibited and Restricted items list for guidance on what you can and can't send through our services.


If your recipient has more of a savoury tooth, you can gift them a blue cheese Easter egg (you heard it right- A CHEESE EGG). Savoury Easter eggs, like cheddar cheese, pork scratchings and crisps, have grown in popularity through recent years and we can certainly see why. This particular blue cheese half egg comes with yummy crackers and fig chutney and is sure to be a favourite come Easter Sunday evening.


Personalised Easter egg tin

If you're looking for something alternative this Easter, online marketplaces like Etsy, Not On The High Street and eBay are home to small businesses selling unique and personal gifts. For example, many sellers are opting for reusable gifts, like personalised chocolate egg tins, so you can enjoy the scrummy eggs in the tin on the day and reuse the container for years to come. If you sell on these marketplaces, have you seen our integrations?


If you're spending Easter with the kids, why not introduce them to recycling whilst creating some adorable Easter crafts? Keep your old parcel packaging and transform them into bunny hats, paper flowers or paint some jazzy Easter eggs! Our previous Easter blog shows you how you can transform your old egg cartons into some cute chicks.

First Easter:

First Easter clay egg keepsake

Their first Easter is always special, and if you have a son, daughter, nephew, niece, grandson or granddaughter, what better way to remember the day than with a handmade keepsake. Etsy is home to many 1st Easter gifts, such as personalised Easter clay tags that are a large egg shape with typewriter imprinted lettering and finished with brown twine. A truly egg-ceptional gift that will last for many more Easters to come.

These smaller keepsakes do require extra protection for shipping, so pay extra attention to wrapping the item with bubblewrap and cushioning materials. Evri ParcelShop Postable is a great service to use for smaller items as the parcel can be delivered straight through the recipient's letterbox.


If you prefer the luxury things in life (and why not!?), you can treat yourself, or your loved one to a luxury Easter pamper package. The Ritual of Sakura Easter Egg gift set includes infused cherry blossom and white rice shower gel, hand balm, Eau de Parfum and lip balm, encased in a delicate pink egg and bow.

How much does it cost to send an Easter egg with Interparcel?

As mentioned earlier, if you want to send a chocolate Easter Egg to a loved one, it must only be sent in the UK, be fully sealed and have a long shelf-life. Most UK courier services will be able to deliver Easter treats, providing they are packaged correctly and you can get an instant price using our online quote tool.

Of course, Easter eggs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, however, based off a Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Easter Egg* packaged in a box for example, you could send with Yodel Direct for as little as £2.25 (exc VAT) for delivery in 2-5 working days.

For Next Day delivery, Evri ParcelShop Next Day can deliver from £4.30 (exc VAT) with £20 transit cover included.

Fancy winning an Easter Egg hamper?

Easter Competition 2022

A box full of scrumptious Easter eggs and treats delivered to your door in time for the 17th? Sounds good to us!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is like and share our post with #interparcel on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The winner will be selected at random and will be contacted once the prize draw has closed- so hop to it!

T&Cs apply. The competition ends at noon on 12/04/2022.

Are you a small business?

Easter is a hectic time for online businesses like other popular holidays. If you are a small business selling on marketplaces, you can integrate with our services. Equally, if you need some tips on preparing your eCommerce store for Easter, our blog can lend a hand to make it a real eggs-travaganza!

Don't forget! Our Shipping Manager is a fantastic free tool that can help streamline your shipping, giving you time to focus on your products and services. With features such as shopping platform integrations, built-in address validation and correction and shipping rules, your business can be equipped with the tools needed to take your shipping to the next level.

At Interparcel, we can help send your Easter eggs (whatever type they may be!) safely and affordably with our trusted delivery partners. With our low-cost shipping services, your Easter treats can be collected from your home or work address or dropped off at a time that suits you.

So, sit back, relax and start planning on what you are going to send this Easter, and know that Interparcel are here for you for all your parcel sending needs. Get a quote today!

*Parcel based off measurements 12 x 18 x 30cm, 0.3kg.

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