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Monday 23 October 2017

Easter means one thing: chocolate

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Well let's hope the bad weather is finally behind us as Easter is just around the corner. While most of us have our minds focused on chocolate there are some great alternatives out there for gifts.

Most people use the Easter break to get busy in the garden and Dealz has teamed up with DIY celebrity Tommy Walsh with gardening tools all €1.49 each and tips on how to do it all.

Tesco will sell 1.1m hot cross buns this year and have reduced their 4-pack to just 49c in the run up to Good Friday. For the sweeter tooth, they have a cupcake platter of 12 buns for €9.99.

Over at Lidl, try your hand at arts and crafts with the kids. They have adorable decorations starting from €3.99, a bag of hand-painted eggs for €2.49 and themed cake moulds for the baker in the family for €2.49 and a full range of Easter eggs. For an Eggstra-special experience, I've bagged my Coffee Lovers Egg at €11.99 from Marks & Spencer, while their 1.5kg Golden Lattice Egg at €60 will last you all weekend (maybe!).

Lindt's chocolate bunnies are virtually mandatory at Easter and they'll team up with Temple Street children's hospital - and Bressie (inset) at the Pavilions Shopping Centre this weekend where you can buy a 10g gold bunny for just €1 or a Easter Hunt Pack for €10 to arrange your own Easter egg hunt in the garden, with all proceeds going to the hospital.

So you can stuff yourself and feel good about it.

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