Easter is such a fab time. Hope and promise and Spring and New Life- all parcelled up into a weekend. I love how it’s a holiday of anticipation- anticipation for Summers and of outdoorsy times and of a season of new life and expectations.
It’s also a two week holiday, which totally rocks. Half terms are just too short.
How do you do Easter? We do church and hot cross buns, an Easter Egg hunt in the garden and chocolate (obviously)!! although recently we have been giving the kids a smaller Chocolate Easter Egg and a gift, which makes it more meaningful as a gift lasts longer than chocolate.
So, if you’re looking for some cute Chocolate Free Easter Gifts to make Easter last that wee bit longer, or maybe your kiddos don’t like chocolate (do such children exist?) then here we have some gorgeous Easter Present ideas for Children.
This colourful and brilliantly designed set contains everything you need to make a farm from a house and stable, to horses, pigs, piglets, cows, bunnies and much more! Simply unfold the box to reveal the farmyard, pop-out and assemble the pieces – no scissors or glue required – and let your little farmer’s imagination come to life. I really love the colours and beautiful illustrations and I would think any child aged 2-7 would have great fun popping this together.
I love these adorable Bunny wellies! The Lopsy wellies have an adorable bunny print, great for hopping in and out of puddles! I also love that they have a fleecy pink lining which is super soft for little feet and handles to help pull them on (or off!!)
If you’ve got little ones that you’re looking to buy a chocolate-free treat for this Easter, you could try LittleLife’s extensive range of cute toddler back packs which include a whole host of loveable animal characters. I love this super-soft and seasonal bunny rabbit back-pack and I love the detachable safety rein even more, as my son is a little wanderer! But this will be a perfect gift to prepare for lots of summer adventures!
How about a pair of cute bunny slippers? I love that these also come with a name and are beautifully soft and snuggly. You can also get them in pink and there are boys varieties too!
Herbal Tea and Dried Fruit Snacks
If you have children who have allergies or perhaps you’d like to gift a healthier Easter present – a lovely idea is to package up some alternatives to chocolate. I love this Small & Wild herbal tea for children which has been carefully crafted to perfectly suit little taste buds and tummies. There are lots of yummy flavours and they are naturally caffeine free and contain no added sugar. My older two are always asking to have ‘tea’ like the grown ups and now that they can, they love the Jolly Croc Tea with Banana, Strawberry & Apple and the Merry Tiger Tea with Pear, Mango & Raspberry. Or how about filling a basket with yummy dried fruit and snacks? There are some lovely varieties such a dried banana chips and dried mango from Crazy Jack (found in www.sainsburys.co.uk)
Books are always wonderful gift ideas and there are some really lovely Easter book titles around. This is one of our favourites ‘Rabbits Don’t Lay Eggs’ which is a silly farmyard book that our youngest two find really funny! Have a look at Books and Pieces for some lovely Spring and Easter book titles.
If you’re looking for a change from traditional Chocolate Eggs – you could try these beautiful biscuits from ‘The Biscuiteers’. Nothing says I love you more than food. Especially the sweet kind. These are stunningly decorated biscuits in a hand-illustrated tin which makes a perfect pretty storage box once the biscuits are gone. They make very special gifts and can be personalised. They really get the wow – gasp factor from children when they open the tin!
These are such lovely snuggly puppets – perfect for a little ones Easter present! The lettuce unfurls and there are cute mini insects that curl out with them so this is perfect for interactive play for young children.
How will you be celebrating Easter? Hope you have a lovely time and get a good Easter Egg Hunt in whatever you do!
Disclosure: We were gifted these products in exchange for a review. All words, opinions and photos are my own.