Cosy up: 10 egg cosies perfect for Easter gifts

Eggs are traditionally associated with this time of year, symbolising new life and new beginnings.

Most of us have moved on to egg-shaped chocolate – but if you still have a penchant for a good old-fashioned boiled egg, we’ve picked out our top ten favourite egg cosies, guaranteed to keep your breakfast piping hot while you wait for the toast to brown.

Keep your eggs cosy and warm, with these fab egg cosies!

1. Bunting egg cosy, Tickety Boo

How cheery are these little cosies, made from calico and cotton?  Machine appliqued with a bunting design on on one side and either a heart or an egg on the other, they’re fully lined in cotton coordinated fabric. If boiled eggs were de rigour at garden parties, this is how they should be served! £8 each, available from Tickety Boo.

2. Rabbit egg cosy, Catherine Tough

Made in the UK, this little knitted rabbit cosy, £12.50, is made from 100% lambswool for insulation.  With long ears and a hand stitched face, this little chap will brighten up breakfast time every morning – if you’re not a pink person, it’s also available in light grey.  Pop a chocolate egg underneath for an Easter surprise! Available from Clare Loves.

3. Polka dot hen egg cosy, Gisela Graham

Give your boiled eggs the star treatment and your breakfast table a touch of farmhouse fun with these cute egg cosies. Available in pastel pink, blue, green and yellow, these polka dot hen egg cosies will cheer up the morning meal for all the family. £5 each, available from The Contemporary Home.

4. Pheasant egg cosy, Sophie Allport

A cute way to keep your spare boiled egg warm while you tuck into the first, perfect for farm breakfast tables and country kitchens! This egg cosy is available in a wide range of designs, £6 each, from Sophie Allport.

5. Bee egg cup and lid, Annabel James

For something more unusual, how about this silver-plated egg cup with domed lid ‘cosy’ to keep your eggs warm? Made from hammered silver plate, there’s a little bee motif as well. This would make a lovely Easter gift, or birthday present for anyone who loves their eggs, toast and honey in the morning! £28.95 from Annabel James.

6. Chick egg cosy, Catherine Tough

This pretty knitted egg cosy is made with a leather beak and hand-sewn eyes. Made from soft, felted, 100% lambswool to keep your eggs warm and delicious until it’s time to eat. Really bring the farm to the table this Easter and brighten up breakfast time with this knitted cosy, £13.50 from Cuckooland.

7. Swallow egg cosy, Sophie Allport

The pale sky blue cotton fabric of this egg cosy features delicate illustrations of swallows in different shades of blue. It’s an elegant and subtle, summery design, perfect for gracing a lazy Sunday breakfast table. £6, available from Sophie Allport.

8. Personalised linen egg cosy, Hope and Cotton

A linen egg cosy, £7.50, personalised with your choice of letter, this makes a lovely personal gift. Made from natural linen and lightly padded to keep your breakfast egg really warm, they are available in red, pink, light blue and navy blue. The initial is appliqued to the front in a polka dot cotton, with co-ordinating stripy lining and handle. Made by Hope and Cotton, available from Not on the High Street.

9. Hand crocheted egg cosy, The Little Boys Room

Irresistible to all children, this could be the best way you’ve ever found of getting them to eat their eggs! These 100% cotton hand crocheted egg cosies are available in six different designs, including princess, chicken, Viking and this cute long eared rabbit. £9.95 from the Little Boys Room, available from Not on the High Street.

10. Set of four sheep egg cosies, My Babou

This flock of four little sheep cosies will keep everyone’s eggs warm. They come in different colours (cream, green, teal and pink) so everyone can have their own, and they’re knitted then felted from pure 100% wool milled in Scotland. £29 for the set from My Babou, available from Not on the High Street.

By Sara Walker

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