Each year I approach Easter with excitement and fear. Excitement about spending time with family and friends and fear of my tornadoes and I falling into a chocolate induced coma.
Taking into account gifts from family, friends and friendly strangers dressed up as the Easter Bunny at Bunnings, my tornadoes are exposed to way too much chocolate. I have nothing against giving chocolate. Sometimes it’s just nice to think outside the box and give something different (but appreciated just as much).
From beautiful baby gifts to kid’s craft, books, clothes, accessories and other goodies, here is a bumper selection of Easter gift ideas. I’ve tried to keep gifts affordable and practical. It can be all too easy to overlook the true meaning and spirit of Easter so there’s no need to go overboard.
You may notice there are no soft and fluffy cuddly bunnies or chicks in this list. I always hesitate giving stuffed toys as gifts – most kids are inundated with them. They may look cute but usually end up sitting on a shelf gathering dust. Too many stuffed toys is the reason I started this blog!
Keep kids busy with some crafty gifts this Easter.
Smiggle Easter Egg Erasers – contains 6 different scented 3d and puzzle erasers
Cardboard bunny masks 5 pack – add some elastic, sequins, glitter, feathers, cotton wool, coloured paper or other decorations to this to make a fun and crafty gift pack
GIFTS FOR BABY
Something special to celebrate baby’s first Easter.
Charlie and Jae bunny wall hook (available in Standard wall hook or Removable wall hook)
FASHION AND ACCESSORIES
Clothes, socks, tote bags and jewellery that will be worn and used well after Easter celebrations have finished.
Jambo Mtoto St. Jude’s Rabbit – 100% of necklace proceeds go to projects that will make a sustainable and long term difference and help improve the lives of children dramatically affected by poverty in Africa.
Don’t forget books! Always a favourite gift of mine to give, you can’t go wrong with a book.
That’s Not My Bunny – fantastic board book with touch and feel pages for stubby little fingers to explore.
Ruby Red Shoes – a beautiful book that promotes kindness to all living things. Perfect for kids 4 and over.
Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt – lots of lift the flap fun with a pop-up surprise.
Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt – a new Mr Men title just released. Mr Impossible is organising an Easter egg hunt for all the Mr Men and Little Misses and he is hiding the eggs in the most impossible places!
For even more Easter book ideas, check out the Top 20 Easter Books blog post from the fantastic Megan over at Children’s Books Daily.
Phew! That’s a lot of gift ideas for one blog post. With just over two weeks to go until Easter, you’d better hop to it!
What’s your favourite thing about Easter?
Do you like to give gifts other than chocolate at Easter?
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