Even if your usual breakfast is cereal, you really can’t start Easter Sunday without the traditional boiled egg and soldiers (which need to be really dripping with butter!) We’ve found some lovely egg cups, guaranteed to make your breakfast into a real egg-travaganza. Alternatively, they’d make cute Easter gifts, particularly when presented with chocolate eggs.
1. Llama egg cup, Red Candy
Add a llama without the drama to your breakfast table with this unusual egg cup. Here to deliver your breakfast in style, this little porcelain critter is bound to become a firm favourite every day of the year. £8.50, available from Red Candy.
2. Pastel bunny egg cups, Gisela Graham
A pretty gift idea for Easter and a great way to bring a little spring cheer to your breakfast table, this sweet ceramic bunny egg cup is the perfect way to serve your boiled eggs on Easter morning. Available in blue, pink, green, white and yellow, each family member can have their own. £6 each, available from The Contemporary Home.
3. Set of four dog egg cups, Fenella Smith
Brighten up your breakfast table with these doggy delights. Featuring a collection of dog designs, these are made from sturdy stoneware and cost £30 for the set from Fenella Smith.
4. Bunny egg cup, Sophie Allport
Spoil yourself with a seriously smart fine bone china egg cup for your dippy egg. It features a design with six rabbits racing around the top edge of the egg cup and comes in a smart gift box. £7, available from Sophie Allport.
5. Cat egg cups, Burgon and Ball
A set of four gift boxed fine china egg cups featuring cat Doris and the cast of characters from the Creaturewares collection. A great gift for a cat lover, the set costs £12.95 and is available from Annabel James.
6. Peek-a-boo bunny egg cup, Laura lee Designs
A cute bunny peeking from the top of the egg cup makes this a cheerful choice. Handpainted in Cornwall, the egg cup is made from fine bone china and can be personalised. £8.50, available from Laura Lee Designs in a choice of two colourways.
7. Egg cup pails, BIA
These little egg cup pails look like enamel buckets, but are actually made of stoneware. Designed in San Francisco, they come with a little handle to complete the look. £14.95 for a set of four, available from Not Just Jugs.
8. Set of two glass egg cups, live laugh love
These glass egg cups come complete with their own spoons. Made from pressed glass, they’re both sturdy and pretty enough to double up as impromptu vases for wildflower posies. £4.95 for a set of two, available from live laugh love.
9. Royal White egg cup, Pip Studio
Striking with its bright floral design and gold trim, this pretty porcelain egg cup will grace any breakfast table. Available in a range of other designs, it costs £4.50 from Daisy Park.
10. Chicken egg cup, Sainsbury’s Home
If you want something ‘cheep’ and cheerful, how about this white porcelain chicken egg cup from Sainsbury’s? Plain and simple, they’ll fit in with any decor and would also double up as little mustard or salt pots. Now just £1.66 (was £2.50), you can afford to get these specially to showcase those chocolate eggs, ready for Easter Sunday.1