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Buying Easter eggs online can be as simple or as complicated as you like. You can just plump for the first website you come across or you can spend hours researching which egg is the most appropriate and then spend hours trying to find the cheapest deal. Here I try and help you buy the best Easter eggs as quickly and cheaply as possible. Below I’ll grow this list of online Easter egg shops, detailing what they’re particularly good for and how much delivery is. Also look at the top of this page for voucher codes, as we’ll be adding those too.
Hotel Chocolat set the standard for chocolates delivered by post. They have a fantastic selection of Easter eggs and gifts for all the family and friends. Prices have increased quite markedly in recent years, but I still say that more often than not, it’s worth it.
Delivery: Standard delivery is £3.95 for one item or £4.95 for two or more to the same address. This goes up to £5.95 and £7.95 for their “gold” next day delivery (which isn’t available for Northern Ireland). Saturday Delivery costs £6.95 and £8.95.
For: Kids, Wives, Girlfriends, Husbands, Mothers, Fathers, Children.
Prices: From £5 for for filled small chocolate eggs to £70 for a the thick 1.1kg Ostrich eggs with chocolates inside and a layer in the box as well.
Detail: Read my review of the 2012 selection of Hotel Chocolat Easter eggs.
Over recent years they’ve really stepped up the gift boxes and hampers they sell. You can buy just small selections, individual Easter eggs, ones with soft toys, mugs, egg cups, for Easter egg hunts, with teddy bears and even with a giant gorilla (if you wanted one). To Be honest, I’m not a massive fan of their milk chocolate, but you’ve got to congratulate them for the range of Easter gifts they’ve got to buy.
Delivery: £3.95 for orders up to £10. £5.50 for orders over £10 and £6.50 for next day delivery. They do deliver to BFPO too.
For: Families and kids mainly
Prices: They range for £3.09 for their Easter egg trail pack to £70 for the Cadbury Ultimate Easter Basket which is a wicker basket full of Cadbury Easter eggs and goodies.
This is another shop you’d find it difficult to go wrong at. The selection is fantastic. They’ve got a range of “luxury Easter eggs“, “children’s Easter gifts“, “Easter Hampers and flowers” and “Easter Cards”. Basically everything you could wish for. In 2012 they have gone back to their fruity flavoured and easily recognisable eggs after a fairly unadventurous 2011. Many of their Eggs don’t have the “wow factor” though. Hopefully they’ll get even more adventurous next year. They have, however, made available a large 620g egg.
Delivery: From £3.95 for UK weekday delivery which is free if you spend over £50. Also next day, named day delivery or Saturday delivery is £5.95.
For: Children, young boyfriends and girlfriends, parents and grandparents.
Prices: From 75p for their caramel Melts eggs, to just £24.99 for their Continental Statement egg.
I just love the range of Betty’s hand-decorated Easter eggs as they’re wonderfully decorated. I’ve also had the pleasure to receive some through the post when I ordered some to review and can vouch for how well they wrap and package the eggs so they’re delivered in one piece. The eggs are also made of wonderful Swiss chocolate, but you can still still get a 85g egg will caramel for £3.45. They also have some lovely novelty chocolate figures too.
Delivery: To the UK mainland and highlands and Islands delivery is £3.50 for selected chocolate under £1kg or £4.95 for under 2.5kg and £7 for over 2.5kg (£12 for Northern Ireland and £15 for Channel Islands)
For: Wives, girlfriends, husbands, boyfriends and parents you truly value.
Prices: If you don’t include the massive £195 Easter egg you can order, their prices start at £3.45 to £39.00
Last order date: UK – 3rd April, EU 26th March, International 23rd March.
At first I was disappointed with the range of Montezuma’s Easter Eggs because there wasn’t a great deal of choice, but the more I thought about it I realised that they’re just making Easter eggs for a nice part of the chocolate-buying public: those that want good quality, organic and environmentally friendly chocolate.