Who could resist these Easter bunnies? Mimitoys is a great source of healthy toys for kids, from babies to teens. For babies, you will find the most beautiful dolls and plush toys from brands such as Lilliputiens and Kaloo. For older children, there are brilliant craft kits, STEM building kits and puzzles, while the range of puppets, art supplies and role plays make the best gifts.
Based in County Meath and founded by Myriam Doyle (the Mimi of the company’s name), it’s a one-stop-shop for delicious modern toys that celebrate old-school values with a toy edition without technology built to last and designed to be enjoyed for many years.
For the ultimate in Easter luxury, why not opt for a handmade Easter egg from Limerick-based Braw?
At Braw, chocolatier Anna Coffey Lynch uses chocolate from the sustainable and ethical brand Luker. Try the ‘Kildimo’, a hand-painted milk chocolate egg with a colorful design and filled with freeze-dried raspberries and pineapples.
Or how about ‘Adare’ dark chocolate? Handcrafted with 72% chocolate and a coffee cookie made with single-origin coffee from Eleven 14, it’s the perfect choice for lovers of intense flavors.
Eggs cost €30 plus €8 shipping within Ireland or with free collection from The Chocolate Room (Braw’s Kitchen) in Limerick.
Do you want to make an art business while supporting a great cause? Then Incognito 2022 is the sale for you. Ireland’s biggest online art sale takes place on Thursday 21st April in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.
Incognito has artwork from some of Ireland’s best-known artists, designers and faces on sale for €65 each for a postcard-sized canvas with over 1,500 artists taking part this year.
With artists such as Shane O’Driscoll, Abigail O’Brien and Robert Ballagh – but you’ll have to ‘buy with your eyes’: you won’t know who created the piece until the sale ends and it’s all revealed. You will help support children with complex medical conditions while potentially making a great investment.
To find out more and save your wishlist, go to incognito.ie
With many looking to get dressed up after so long in lockdown, the return of the Punchestown festival will be a great excuse to don the cheerful rags. Returning April 26-30, the style stakes are high with the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady event taking place over the first four days.
The amazing winner’s prize includes a VIP trip for two to the exclusive Bollinger Estate in France with a private estate tour and guided tasting opportunities. The trip includes Michelin-starred meals, chauffeured transfers, five-star accommodations and more.
Head to the races early and head to The Bollinger Garden in The Style Quarter.
McWilliams Bags have just launched a new collection – a twist on their popular on-shore and off-shore striped bags. The new range includes practical bags and a cabin-friendly holdall, perfect for travelling. A small team of four people make the bags which are known for their distinctive stripes, practicality and durability.
Already a Cork favourite, the recognizable designs are increasingly being spotted across the country and overseas while new designs in graphite, charcoal and ‘sailbag’ gray are a less flamboyant take on the classic.
Manufactured in Crosshaven since 1973, and born as a sail bag brand, these affordable bags are designed to stand the test of time both aesthetically and practically.
Looking for the perfect dress for Easter? Oasis has a terrific range of dresses perfect for any special occasion. This pretty mini dress in a spotted print and seasonal colors (€93) is part of the ‘Laura Whitmore: Most Loved’ selection for spring which includes pretty dresses, mix and match basics, denim pieces and a remarkable green pantsuit.
With their Irish stores closing at the height of the pandemic in 2020, Irish customers can now shop the range at oasisfashion.com