As the weather gets warmer, people across the country are looking to once again maximise their time spent outdoors.
It’s around this time of year when getting your hands on furniture like outdoor tables, chairs and parasols becomes a mammoth task - especially if that furniture is a bargain piece from Aldi.
This year, the supermarket have released a stylish hanging “egg chair” which is now flying off the shelves as people struggle to get their hands on one.
Nevertheless, this is all you need to know about how to acquire your own Aldi egg chair - and where the best alternatives are, should the original be out of stock.
What is the Aldi egg chair?
The “egg” part of the name comes from the fact that this chair is shaped like an egg, with the “hanging” part self-explanatory: the chair is suspended in the air by a chain.
The chair, says Aldi, is “solid, sturdy and oh-so-comfortable” and can be easily moved around, whether you want the chair in a sunny spot or would prefer to relax in it indoors.
The egg can be delivered to your door, and costs £149.99 excluding delivery.
It’s got rave reviews on Aldi’s website, with one reading “love, love, love this gorgeous chair...it’s so comfortable and a stylish addition to our house and garden. When the weather is nice there’s nothing nicer than curling up in this with a glass of wine and a book”.
You can check stock of the egg chair on Aldi’s website.
What are some alternatives to the Aldi egg chair?
If you can’t get your hands on a hanging chair online or in-store, there are several other places you can buy an egg chair in a very similar style.
B&M: With a price tag of £175, B&M’s Siena Hanging Egg Chair is a great alternative to the Aldi version, and very similar in style.
"Relax in your back garden with this wonderful hanging egg chair. The comfortable chair includes a luxury cushion. Provides a smooth rocking action. Suspended basket is secured safely. The perfect place to relax”, reads the description on the website.
Unfortunately the chair cannot be ordered online, so you’ll have to head to your nearest B&M to see if it’s in stock.
Amazon: A little more on the expensive side at £379, though with great reviews so far, this egg chair comes with a movable head and seating cushion, “giving you perfect room to really lay back and relax in the swing chair”, reads the description.
“The hanging seating basket, when hung up, is the perfect height to get in and out of, making using the chair a pleasure”, it adds.
Argos: At £250, this grey Rattan chair has a stylish design and can be ordered online so long as it’s in stock at your local Argos.
The chair is described on the website as:
"The ultimate in relaxation, you can mould yourself into its comfortable cushions and gently swing to and fro in its hanging seat. This rattan effect chair will create a real wow point in your garden".