With Easter fast approaching, it’s time to get prepared! It’s time for planning family get-togethers, decorating your house so it’s Easter-ready and, of course, buying gifts.
If you’re looking for Easter gifts that aren’t chocolate, you’re not alone. Over the last few years, there’s been an increasing movement away from giving chocolate on Easter, whether it’s to reduce the amount of sugar that kids consume, or simply shift the focus from sweets and onto the experience of being with family.
If you’re trying to come up with the perfect non-edible present, but are stuck for ideas, look no further. Consider one of these six Easter gifts that aren’t chocolate (but are just as cute)!
1) Cute Easter-Themed Clothes
A perfect gift that says “Easter” without the chocolate is a piece of festive clothing.
There are so many adorable designs for kids, from bunny-themed beanies (complete with little flopsy ears), Easter socks or mittens, a fluffy rabbit poncho or cute pajama sets – you’ll be spoilt for choice when picking something out.
If you’d prefer to buy shoes, you can also grab some bunny slippers or boots, which will be perfect as the weather starts to cool.
Your little one will look gorgeous in their new Easter outfit, and you’ll be happy knowing it will last a lot longer than a chocolate egg!
2) Bunny Towel or Backpack
If you like the idea of Easter-themed clothes, but are worried about kids outgrowing them too quickly, a towel or a backpack might be a better option.
Towels with hoods are especially handy; they look so cute and are perfect for keeping kids warm after a bath or swim. So, why not get them a towel with a bunny hood as an Easter surprise?
Alternatively, any child would love a bunny backpack for carrying around their favorite toys and books. If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt, they can also use it to collect all their treasures.
3) Easter-Themed Arts and Crafts
If you have a crafty child at home, a great gift option that isn’t chocolate is Easter-themed arts and craft supplies.
There are tons of great ready-made Easter craft kits available. For example, a bunny mask kit with a pre-cut mask and decorations can let your child dress up on the big day.
Or, let kids add to the Easter decor with an Easter Egg painting kit. They’ll love coming up with their own original designs for Easter Eggs.
Arts and crafts gifts are excellent for getting kids to embrace their creative side when celebrating Easter at home, with the added bonus of keeping them busy so you can enjoy a bit of adult time!
4) Plush Toys
A plush toy is a classic gift for kids – perfect for those younger ones who aren’t old enough for chocolate yet, but still want to be included in the fun. What child wouldn’t love a plush Easter Bunny that they can snuggle with?
Of course, not everything has to be bunnies either – you could also choose a little yellow chicken or a fluffy lamb. If you really want to go all out, you can get the plush toy personalized by embroidering your child’s name on it.
5) A Peter Rabbit Book
If you want to give a gift that is going to nourish the mind, buy them a copy of The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit.
Introduce them to the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter and follow the loveable Peter Rabbit and his mischievous family on all their adventures.
If they’re not old enough to read or follow the original books, you may want to consider a Peter Rabbit “Touch and Feel” book, where they can get to know all the characters through a simplified story, along with lots of textures for them to explore with their hands.
The playful Peter Rabbit is a fun and captivating role model for kids, encouraging them to be curious about the world around them.
6) Easter Jewelry
Last but not least, consider surprising your child with some fun Easter-themed jewelry!
For younger children, this could be as simple as plastic bunny rings, stick-on Easter Egg earrings, or even a little Easter jewelry craft kit.
If your child’s a little older, then you may want to pick something a little fancier, like a nice child’s necklace with an Easter pendant.
Whatever you do choose, kids will love the chance to dress themselves up a little more on Easter and show off their sparkle to family and friends.
Need even more inspiration? Check out these other fun non candy Easter egg ideas! There are so many fantastic options for Easter gifts that are not chocolate, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
After all, what your child will remember more than anything is the memories that you all make together!