March 15, 2024

Alternative Gift Ideas for Kids this Easter

I LOVE Easter!  And whilst we love chocolate in our house, I think its lovely to consider alternative Easter gift options for children.  That doesn’t mean to say we haven’t brought the kids chocolate eggs.  We have (but not a huge load!) and we know that the fridge gets full of chocolate. We also prefer to get them something that we can do or play with over the Easter Break.  With not many places opening until the 12th April, we know we are going to be spending some time at home and therefore, in addition to some Eggs, I wanted to get the kids some crafty and fun items too!  We have had some lovely wicker baskets for the last few years and I love to fill them with little gifts and chocolate for the ultimate Easter surprise.

So, if your looking for some Easter gift inspiration that are alternative to Easter Eggs in time for Easter, then read on!

Still wants something sweet…

An alternative gift to Chocolate Egg is…Cupcakes!  Lola’s Cupcakes are amazing, beautifully decorated and taste wonderful too.  If your looking to gift a family this Easter, why not order them a box of delicious Easter Cupcakes to their door – what a wonderful surprise!  Lola’s cupcakes also offer brownies, cakes and even free from cakes, making it perfect for any friend or family this Easter.

Box of Easter Cupcakes from Lola's Cupcakes

Free From Chocolate

With several children in my family who have nut or dairy allergies, it can be hard to find yummy and affordable chocolate for them.  But Nomo offer just that!  These sweet chocolate treats are perfect for both children and adults and offer piece of mind when it comes to finding that perfect chocolate gift this Easter, being both nut free, dairy free as well as gluten and egg free.  And what’s even better is it tastes delicious!

Nomo Free From chocolate alternative gifts for children this Easter


A year in the castle

This wonderful children’s book is perfect for those who love anything to do with Castles.  And even if they don’t, it’s a lovely book for your child to keep for years.  Not only does it share animations of castles throughout the years, it also offers look and find fantasy pages which is loads of fun!  This book is available at most booksellers and you can find out more here.

Castle Childrens Book Alternative Easter Gift Ideas


Bicycles Book

This Bicycles book by Dominique Ehrhard is a perfect pop up book and a great alternative gift idea this Easter.  Each page offers a different pop up on bikes through the era’s and is a lovely pocket size book to take on your travels! Available from many booksellers such as Amazon and Waterstones.

Soft Toy

Pabobo Night Light

If you have a little one in the family that you are buying for, then why not consider a soft toy.  Even better, the Pabobo range offer beautiful night lights!  The Mimi Bunny Plush projector is perfect this Easter with it being a bunny rabbit and is so soft and cute! Mimi bunny projects a beautiful starry night sky on your child’s ceiling and walls. It also plays soft lullabys so that little ones will fall asleep easier. The bunny offers 2 volumes plus a mute setting if you just wished for the projector. We love that this is machine washable (30 degrees) too!

Pabobo Soft Night Light cuddly toy

Here are some more fun ideas:

– Dinosaur Roar Book (B&M Bargains)

– Paint your own Bunny Egg Cup (B&M Bargains)

– Spinning and Light up Bath Bomb (B&M Bargains)

In addition, I also brought some lovely chocolate items from Elegantly Sweet.  Each of the kiddos will get a bunny bar and a chocolate egg lolly.  The kinder egg and sweets packet was also made through my work by a lovely local lady.  They each have a mini Smarties egg too.

Alternative Easter gifts for a 4 year old

Paint your own bunny egg cup

–  Swirly Bows (B&M Bargains)

– Paint your own Bunny Egg cup

– Activity Book (Morrisons)

Alternative gift ideas for Easter

Alternative chocolate Easter gifts for kids

Some further ideas include:

– Lynx set

– Mega Bounce Ball

Alternative gift ideas for Easter for 10 year old


Alternative Easter gifts for a 10 year old boy

And finally:

I love love LOVE creating an Easter Egg Hunt for them on Easter morning.  This is a really simple and cheap egg pack from Morrisons which they’ll love.  It even comes with the signs!

Cheap Easter Egg hunt kit

I hope this blog post has offered you some gift inspiration for alternative ideas to buying your children a zillion Easter eggs!  Whilst my kids love their chocolate, I love to offer something as an alternative and bring some games or activities into the mix!  These items were all reasonably priced too with items around the £2-£4 each.

Enjoy and thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

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