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Usually, I think a lot of us would be looking for fun days out for Easter, or planning Easter egg hunts, but sadly this year is looking very different. With that in mind, I wanted to share some alternative gift ideas for Easter this year, if you’re looking for something different to an Easter egg!
Christmas seems to get the great traditions like building gingerbread houses but I’ve found a fab alternative for Easter. Making the Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Cottage Kit would be a really fun way to spend the Easter holidays and of course, you get some delicious to eat at the end.
Just because we can’t go for big days out or go to well known places for and Easter egg hunt there’s no reason why we have to stay at home. Treasure Trails offer a great range of socially distant adventures in your local area. Each trail is completely outdoors so a safe way to explore and a fun way to get to know your home town.
Easter can be quite a difficult holiday when it comes to buying gifts for smaller children but you can’t go wrong with something from Beatrix Potter. The Mrs. Rabbit Small Soft Toy and Peter Rabbit Small Soft Toy are a lovely pair and super soft stand ins for the Easter bunny.
Some families have a tradition of eating boiled eggs for breakfast on Easter Sunday and if this is you, the Beatrix Potter Flospy Bamboo Egg Cup Dinner Set is a must. It comes with a small plate, egg cup and spoon in a pink Flopsy Bunny design.
If you’re looking for a gift for the whole family then the Peter Rabbit Mummy, Daddy & Me Mug Gift Set is absolutely lovely. The set comes with 3 mugs, each of which has Mummy, Daddy or me on the inside. The mugs would be lovely to use but they would also make a really nice keepsake.
It’s great fun to let the children get really involved at Easter and of course, most would probably like a nice chocolate treat. The Chocolate Lolly Maker from John Adams is a great way for children to be creative, make something delicious and maybe even share a lolly or two.
You might want to think about something to keep children busy this Easter. Aimed at children age 4-10 Coding Critters Bopper, Hip and Hop from Learning Resources is a lot of fun and educational too. Children need to code Bopper the bunny to help them find carrots and pull them along in a cart with friends Hip and Hop.
How adorable is this double handled bunny mug from Lucy’s Farm! This mug comes with a super cute bunny face and daffodils on the front and with the two handles, it’s a great choice for children. I’m sure they’ll love the chocolate eggs that come inside too.
If your children like to get creative, and also like a nice bath, they could create your own light up bath bombs from So Bomb DIY* The set is really easy to use, makes very little (if any) mess if you’re careful and they’re really fun to use afterwards in the bath.
Egg shapes toys are a great idea for Easter. Spin Master have a really fun range of toys available this year such as the DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragons Egg Plush, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Spring Basket and the Hatchimals Pixies Wilder Wings.* Hatchimals are always a big hit in our house and I know that Erin would be excited to see these as her Easter gift this year.
With children, I don’t think you can ever go wrong with books or colouring books and these all come from Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. Danny’s Dream (ages 3-8) is a heartwarming tale designed to teach kids aboutdiversity and inclusion. When Danny, the fastest runner at his school, suffers a terrible accident, he thinks his dream of winning an Olympic Gold Medal is over until one day he discovers something magical at the end of his Grandma’s garden that will change his life forever. Illustrated by artist Ian Parker, who was born a condition that rendered him with permanently unusable limbs, he spent two years painting all 34 illustrations for the book using a pencil and brush in his mouth.
If you’re looking to gift something to an adult this Easter then be sure to think about a bottle of Mermaid Gin from the Isle of Wight Distillery. This gin is hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight using ten ethically sourced botanicals and has a sustainably sourced cord and wooden stopper. The gin comes in the most beautiful bottle that looks like a mermaid, is plastic-free and uses entirely recyclable materials! A pink gin in also available.