What to do this Easter

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Make more memories this Easter and spend time appreciating Australia’s natural beauty with your family and friends.

Easter is an important time of year for many. Whether you’re getting in early or leaving it until the last minute to find the right Easter gifts for those you love, finding the right presents can be a difficult task.



Top 9 Easter gifts

Easter Eggs - Hide 'Em and Hatch 'Em Eggs (6 Pc Value Pack) from Amazon

Your kids will surely love seeing these eggs hatching and growing right out of their shell when placed in water.

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Easter Fruit Basket from Flowers for Everyone

This Easter fresh fruit basket can be a perfect gift matched with a bottle of Chandon and beautifully arranged in a traditional basket.

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Lindt Gold Bunny Basket from Amazon

A ready-made Easter basket with two gold bunnies makes a great Easter present.

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Bunny Tri-Marl Sweat from Topshop

If you don't want to go with traditional Easter gift baskets, this charcoal sweater is a good Easter gift for your loved one.

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Ultimate Easter Gift Basket from Amazon

Give your loved ones loads of sweets with this ultimate Easter basket full of surprises and a cuddly bunny.

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How to choose the best Easter gifts

Easter gifts need not necessarily be too expensive, yet nor should they be confined to traditional Easter gifts like chocolate and flowers to be considered special. Remember, it is always the thought that counts, showing someone just how important they really are to you.

In order to help you save time with your Easter gift woes, here is a quick guide on how to choose the best Easter gifts:

  • Take note of your loved one’s favourite colour, flavour or tastes. This applies when giving flowers and chocolates. If the recipient loves pink, give her a bouquet of pink flowers. Alternatively, a beautiful arrangement of her favourite flowers will also put you in her good books. Consider your recipient’s favourite chocolates, too, factoring in things like brand preference, dark or white chocolate and with or without nuts or almonds.
  • Consider giving personalised gifts. If you cannot think of an ideal gift, personalised gift baskets and cards are recommended. The trick here is to use your creativity to impress your recipient. For kids, this works especially well and they’ll love the extra personalised touch.
  • Edible gifts don’t just have to be chocolate. Surprise your special someone with a gourmet basket or a special meal.
  • Clothes and accessories can be good Easter gifts. If your recipient loves fashion accessories, you can give a stylish brand that will make a perfect addition to their favourite outfit.
  • Prepare your family’s favourite dishes. If you’re thinking of giving your rare spare time as a gift instead, buy a DVD for you to watch with your entire family together and cook their favourite foods and snacks. Bonding at home means spending quality time together, plus it can also save you money over dining out at an expensive restaurant.
  • Never discount the significance of Easter cards. You can send e-cards to distant friends and family members and remind them of how much they mean to you.
  • Think of your recipient’s hobby. Giving your recipient a craft set or something that could be useful in pursuing a hobby will bring much happiness.
  • Kids love toys, sweets and colourful things. Educational and interactive toys are always a good idea, or you can spoil them with sweets and paint a smile on their faces.
  • A sweet escape for your wife or the entire family is one of the best options. Book a hotel for you to relax and get pampered for the entire weekend. You can book an exciting adventure to experience the beauty Australia has to offer. Never forget to take advantage of finder.com.au’s deals to get huge savings.

What to do this Easter long weekend

Sightseeing

Explore nature’s beauty and visit historic spots this weekend. Take the family for a great bonding activity as you share a wonderful experience together. Take photos of you all together and make a collage of your weekend tour.

Sydney Opera House Tour from Expedia.com.au

Experience Sydney Opera House and its emotional history of dramatic twists and turns rivals any opera plot.

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Cascade Heritage Gardens Tour from Expedia.com.au

Explore not only Cascade Brewery but also the two centuries of history at the Australian heritage-listed gardens.

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Swan Valley with Wildlife and Wineries from Expedia.com.au

Visit Swan River and discover the wildlife park, a winery, and a chocolate factory along the way.

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Adelaide City Tour with River Cruise from Expedia.com.au

Come and visit the seaside town of Glenelg and enjoy the scenic cruise on the River Torrens.

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Staycation

Stay with your loved one or the whole family in a hotel and be pampered with the amenities, plus friendly service these top picks offer... and enjoy discounted package rates to boot. Stroll around the areas and forget about your clutter at home, office works, and live in the moment where you just relax and appreciate your surroundings.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney from Expedia.com.au

This hotel is home to the chic Bistro Fax Restaurant & Bar as well as the famous Bentley Restaurant & Bar. It has a 24-hour room service. It also features an indoor lap pool, spa tub, steam room, and gym.

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Sofitel Brisbane Central from Expedia.com.au

This hotel offers conference facilities, a business center, two restaurants and a bar, a day spa, fitness equipment, and an outdoor pool.

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Hilton On The Park Melbourne from Hotels.com

This hotel features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. It has a complimentary wireless Internet access in certain places. It features business amenities including a 24-hour business center, small meeting rooms, and limo/town car service. It also offers 2 restaurants along with a coffee shop/cafe, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge.

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InterContinental Adelaide from Hotels.com

This hotel has an outdoor pool, and a fitness facility. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. It features business amenities including a business center and small meeting rooms. It offers 2 restaurants along with a bar/lounge.

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Hyatt Regency Perth from Hotels.com

This hotel has an outdoor tennis court, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. Business amenities at this 5-star property include a business center and small meeting rooms. Dining options at the hotel include 2 restaurants along with 2 coffee shops/cafes, 3 bars/lounges, and a poolside bar.

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Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel from Expedia.com.au

This hotel features a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other amenities include a bar/lounge and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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Adventure-packed activities

For those who love action-filled adventure, there are a lot of activities to do this Easter holiday. It is never too late to book for one for you to enjoy the long holiday.

Hot Air Ballooning - Melbourne CBD, City Flight from Adrenaline

Hot-air ballooning adventure is a romantic and unforgettable experience especially over the beautiful city of Melbourne.

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Skydiving 14,000ft - Sydney from Adrenaline

Experience skydiving with a professional Skydive instructor.

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Parasailing Solo - Gold Coast from Adrenaline

Parasailing is an exciting and unique way to see the Gold Coast.

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Helicopter, 20-minute Scenic Flight for 2 - Barossa Valley from Adrenaline

Experience flying with this Helicopter flight for 2 that will surely take your breath away.

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V8 Race Car Ride (Front Seat!) - Calder Park, Melbourne from Adrenaline

Feel the excitement and g-force of V8 performance racing with Australia's premier V8 experience team for 3 laps at Calder Park that will surely keep your blood pumping.

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Crocosaurus Cove Entry For 2 - Darwin from Adrenaline

Visit the unique Goannas, Lizards, Monitors and Dragons, along side distinctive Geckos, Turtles and Frogs, as well as rare Pythons, Water Snakes and some of the world's most venomous snake species.

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Best online retailers to shop for Easter

Flowers for Everyone from Flowers for Everyone

Flowers for Everyone is Australia's leading provider of freshly picked and beautifully arranged flowers for all occasions including Easter.

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Macy's from Macy's

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Amazon from Amazon

The world's largest online retailer, Amazon has a complete line of consumer electronics, apparel, accessories and everything you need for Easter.

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Adrenalin from Adrenaline

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Expedia.com.au from Expedia.com.au

Book your flights, hotels and search for countless deals on Expedia, the world's leading online travel provider.

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Travel Factory from Travel Factory

Travel Factory specializes in travel deals and packages including airline tickets and cruises.

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The history of Easter

This coming April, the whole Christian community will celebrate Easter Sunday, one of the most sacred holidays on the Christian calendar. Easter is preceded by a period of Lent, which is a period of repentance.

As the New Testament tells us, Christ suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day he rose again and was seated at the right hand of the Father. In other words, Easter is the commemoration of the resurrection of Christ. In observance, people would spend time visiting churches and the rest of the days from Maundy Thursday until Easter are spent for recreation and relaxation with family and close friends. Gift giving and exchanges of Easter greetings are always part of this celebration.


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Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for finder.com.au, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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