When Easter is the epicentre of a child’s world – the phases in any child’s life are short in real terms and can be diaried in by parents and grandparents because they come and go with sure fire accuracury every year. January arrives, well crashes in, after a usually hectic and expensive Christmas period. The shock of the actual amount hitting particularly hard when that credit card bill arrives either in the post or via an email. . . . . The promises of keeping a check on the next year’s expenditure are renewed, as they are every January. But of course, by then Easter eggs and frilly chick shaped commercial ploys are on display every supermarket.
For those out there who do not have to organise their entire life around what the children demand and what you can afford, perhaps the ones webuy for are not so choccy mad – looking over some current giftware reviews can be stimulating and rewarding diversion.