Easter Gift Ideas – Say You Care When You Can’t Be There This Spring

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Easter has traditionally been a time of celebration and feasting around the world and as a result, lots of games and customs have developed around it. These almost always include eggs in some way, such as dyeing or decorating eggs, exchanging chocolate eggs as gifts, or taking part in an egg-rolling contest. No one can agree exactly when these traditions started, but we do know that the symbolism of eggs and the Easter bunny has its roots in Pagan times – linked to the goddess of fertility, Eostre. 

This year, as we experience a very different Easter at home, The Royal Mint has created a virtual Easter Egg Hunt so no one has to miss out on the fun!

And if you can’t spend this time with family and friends, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite springtime gifts to say you care when you can’t be there.

A Change from Chocolate This Easter

At first, chocolate eggs were completely solid and virtually inedible, but by 1875 Cadbury developed the technique to create hollow Easter eggs. Now a modern tradition, more than 90 million are sold every year in the United Kingdom alone. But once they’re gone, they’re gone – and not everyone even wants chocolate at Easter. Whether it’s for little ones or family, why not give them something they’ll hold dear for years to come with a unique gift from The Royal Mint?

Hop into Easter with Peter Rabbit™

There’s no doubt that a certain mischievous bunny is the star of Beatrix Potter’s little tales, continuing to win the hearts of children and adults alike around the world. Now, Peter Rabbit is ready to take the spotlight on his fifth and final 50p coin in our ongoing partnership with Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House).  Peter is the only Beatrix Potter character to feature on a coin in 2020. The latest coin in the popular series arrives just in time for Easter – the perfect gift for springtime when chicks, Easter eggs and bunnies are all around us.



A Time for New Beginnings, Eggs, Rabbits and … Pigs!

Meet Minty, The Royal Mint’s first ever piggy bank! Made from fine bone china in the traditional potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, and featuring this fun character promises to be a vintage collectable of the future. Perfect for storing hard-earned pennies or simply as the start of a gorgeous new collection, the new Minty® makes a great Easter gift for all ages!



2022 Annual Coin sets

For more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint has been making history, providing a unique historical journal through the coins of the United Kingdom. Today, the commemorative coins we produce offer a special opportunity to celebrate British excellence and honour those that have made a notable contribution to the UK and beyond. Each monumental story is captured and told in miniature on the tiny surface of a coin by skilled artists who are passionate about their craft.

The 2022 Annual Sets continue this numismatic celebration of British history with five more specially selected commemorative coins united in a single collection. From Dame Vera Lynn and Alexander Graham Bell to the return of the Commonwealth Games and the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, the 2022 Annual Sets pay tribute to the iconic individuals of yesteryear and the unforgettable events making history in 2022.

So this year, as we face difficult times, you can still say you care when you can’t be there with one of our springtime gifts.

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