Easter’s late this year, on 21st April, which means that many of the spring flowers that traditionally mark the festival, such as daffodils, will have been and gone. If you’re looking for another suitable gift that doesn’t involve chocolate eggs, how about one of these lovely egg cups for Easter? They’re perfect for the season, but practical for all-year-round use. (And you can fill them with chocolate eggs. Just saying.)
1. Diplodocus egg cup, Red Candy
Turn the arrival of the boiled egg at the table into the most-anticipated event of the day with this diplodocus egg cup in a quirky origami design. Other dinosaurs are available as well, so you can have a whole Jurassic era rampaging across your breakfast table. Was £8, now £7.20, available from Red Candy.
2. Easter chick egg cup, The Contemporary Home
Utterly irresistible, this egg cup will add a splash of seasonal cheer to any Easter breakfast table and costs just £5 from The Contemporary Home.
3. Hare egg cup, Sophie Allport
This seriously smart fine bone china egg cup would grace the most sophisticated of breakfast tables, and is perfect for Easter. It features six hares racing around the top edge of the egg cup, and is hand decorated and finished in Stoke on Trent. £7, available from Sophie Allport.
4. Frida and Salvador egg cups, OMM Design and Ingela P Arrhenius
If you’re looking for something a little different, this pair of porcelain egg cups might fit the bill. Printed with two of the world’s most legendary artists, these will add another dimension to breakfast. £16.95, available from Cult Furniture.
5. Cockerel bone china egg cup, Gabriella Shaw Ceramics
These are the perfect egg cups for Easter! Each fine bone china fine egg cup is hand decorated in Hampshire with a cockerel, and can be personalised by adding a name and date. Other items are available in the range. £6.50, available from Gabriella Shaw Ceramics.
6. Set of two country folk ceramic egg cups, The Contemporary Home
This cute pair of country style egg cups is decorated in Country Folk pattern for a farmhouse, homespun feel. farmhouse kitchen feel. They’re ideal egg cups for Easter and are £9.95 from The Contemporary Home.
7. Farmhouse chick egg cup, John Lewis
Another super-cute chick egg cup, this one is made from stoneware and is dishwasher safe, so ideal for everyday use. £3, available from John Lewis.
8. Bunny meadow set of two egg cups, Cath Kidston
Enjoy a breakfast of boiled eggs and soldiers served from this sweet set of two stoneware eggs cups. Comes packaged in a matching printed box ready for giving. £10, available from Cath Kidston.
9. Daffodils and polka dots set of three egg cups, Emma Bridgewater
Could these earthenware egg cups be any more spring-like? With two polka dot and one daffodil design per set, these are bound to cheer up your boiled eggs in the morning. £29.95, available from Daisy Park.
10. Soldiers egg cup, Rex London
For children or the young at heart, this cream ceramic Grenadier Guards egg cup is dishwasher safe and features a frieze of marching soldiers. £2.95, available from Rex London.