The Alternative Easter Gift Guide

*I was gifted the items in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Last year I shared with you my Easter gift guide full of chocolatey goodness. But this year, as we are trying to eat more healthily I’ve thought I would share with you an alternative Easter gift guide. With little Dottie turning 1 year old in just over a week, it’s time for me to shift some baby weight. Mr B has already been cutting out chocolate and other sugary snacks and has lost over 2 stone. The girls will be having a small egg each, it is Easter after all! But here are some other gift ideas for you. Including Easter personalised gifts and toys.

The Alternative EASTER Gift Guide

Pear & Chocolate Colomba

Instead of giving an Easter egg this year, why not go for an alternative foodie gift such as this Pear and Chocolate Colomba? It’s an Italian Easter cake studded with juicy pieces of candied Williams pear. The finishing touch is an indulgent white chocolate topping with dark chocolate chips.

Colomba di Pasqua, or ‘Easter Doves’, are traditional dove-shaped Italian Easter cakes. Colomba is traditionally made with yeast and eggs, like panettone, but are topped with sugar icing or chocolate. Colomba undergo a quadruple-leavening process to make the finished cake exceptionally light and airy.

Available from Sous Chef

RRP: £19.95

The Alternative Easter Gift Guide Italian Easter cakes called colomba

Silver and White Easter Bunny Charm

I love the idea around Nomination bracelets, they make perfect gifts. You add a charm for a special occasion, and create your own individual story with the charms. So for Easter you can add this cute silver and white Easter bunny charm. It’s a gift you can add to over many years.

Nomination bracelet and Easter bunny charm

Ryan’s World Mystery Mini Egg

Ryan is the world’s No. 1 YouTuber. His toy range had just been released in the UK and these eggs are a great Easter alternative for parents after a non-chocolate option. Each Mystery Mini Egg contains a mystery figure, bouncy ball, mystery putty and stickers.

Ryans World Egg

Chocolate Sprinkle Sticks 

So there is an element of chocolate in this, but it’s a great fun activity for Easter, with not a huge amount of chocolate!

Chocolate Sprinkle Stix lets you make your own delicious, bite-sized treats. Safely and easily melt your chocolate, dip your breadsticks and pour in your sprinkles then sprinkle blast! The Chocolate Sprinkle Stix unit is easy to clean and is dishwasher safe too. Just add chocolate, breadsticks and sprinkles (not included)

RRP £22.99

chocolate sprinkle stix

Bobux’s Bunny Soft Sole Shoes

These adorable Bunny shoes from Bobux would make a fantastic first Easter gift. The flexible, non-slip suede sole lets little ones hop around freely and safely, while the character appliqué engages little imaginations.

Available in sizes S-XL (0-3 months – 2 years)

RRP £22.00

Mummy’s and Mine Baking Set

This baking set from Wrendale Designs is perfect for baking Easter treats together. Great for teaching little ones to bake and makes a great gift for a mother and child.

Included: Lipped mixing bowl, long-handled spoon and cotton apron featuring an all over baby animal pattern.

RRP: £21.00

Mummy’s and Mine Baking Set
L with baking set - Mummy’s and Mine Baking Set

Bunny Jump

Games are a fantastic way to entertain the kids during the holidays. Check out this fun Bunny Jump game from University Games, perfect for Easter!

Safely sitting on top of his burrow, the Bunny watches his carrot field. Pull out the carrots, but be careful not to frighten him! Stay focused and be ready to catch him when he jumps in the air! Be the player who’s collected the most carrots when the game ends.

Age: 5+ yrs Number of players: 2-4

Bunny Jump game

Baby Born Soft Touch

BABY born Soft Touch dolls have nine life like functions such as crying real tears, opening and closing their eyes, eating and drinking, are fully bathable, and controlled wet and poop by pushing the easy-to-press belly button – all without batteries! Plus, each doll comes with eleven accessories – a special birth certificate, friendship bracelets, bottle, dummy and dummy clip, nappy, food, plate and spoon, and a potty.

RRP: £49.99

Baby Born soft touch

Pink Bow Teddy Caramel Charlie Bear

There is nothing more special than giving the gift of a teddy bear. These little cuties come with personalised T-Shirts, in a choice of black or white. You can choose the size of your bear also. Who wouldn’t want a gift of Charlie bear for Easter!

Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies

Fuzzikins are adorable flocked creatures to colour and play. It’s bedtime for three adorable bunnies. Colour them and make them cozy in their beds. This craft and play kit includes 3 bunny figures, felt tip pens, sleeping bags and plenty of other accessories to personalise and play with.

Perfect for an Easter activity.

RRP: £9.99

Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies

Haribo – Bunny ‘n’ Friends and Chic ‘n’ Mix

A little sweet treat. Check out these limited edition packs especially for Easter – Bunny ‘n’ Friends and Chic ‘n’ Mix from Haribo.

Haribo - Chick ‘n’ Mix and Bunny ‘n’ Friends limited edition Easter packs

Peter Rabbit Bamboo Egg Cup Dinner Set

This adorable Peter Rabbit egg cup dinner set consists of an egg cup, a plate, and spoon. Made using bamboo fibre. A cute first Easter gift from Beatrix Potter Gifts by Enesco.

RRP: £9.95

Peter Rabbit Bamboo Egg cup dinner set

Spring Garden 1000pcs Jigsaw

Artist Claire Comerford has created this beautiful illustration of a garden in Spring featuring the seasonal flowers and the young wildlife. This detailed and colourful 1000 piece puzzle will keep you entertained for hours.

Suitable for ages 12 plus, available from Jumbo

Pokemon Stationery

It’s always good to spend some time colouring and drawing. Pokemon has these excellent activity sets out which is ideal for this over the Easter holiday. The 8 colour pen is fantastic for drawing!

Pokemon stationery activity set and pen

Jelly Belly’s Sparkling Wine Jelly Beans

One for the adults here! Jelly Belly’s Sparkling Wine jelly beans, perfect for celebrating Easter! Free of gelatine, gluten, fat and dairy.

RRP: £3.00

Jelly Belly bubbly wine flavour jelly beans

Hatchimals Mermal Magic Giveaway

Last week, we reviewed the latest Hatchimals range – Mermal magic. I think they make a wonderful alternative Easter gift and great for Easter egg hunts! So I’m giving away a 2 pack to one of you!

Hatchimals mermal magic 2 pack

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Happy Easter

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have now got some ideas for alternative Easter gifts.

rachel bustin
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73 thoughts on “The Alternative Easter Gift Guide

  1. I took my nieces and nephew out for a day of fun for Easter. Shopping, bowling and food. They loved it

  2. I got my son an Easter Egg but I like the idea of an alternative gift for next year because he ends up with so much chocolate from family and friends it just seems too much!

  3. I gave my daughters some Easter buckets with Easter themed chocolates and sweets as well as some makeup items from Claires and a unicorn moneybox and egg cup.

  4. Igave the younger grandchildren an Easter Egg and a book the older ones some money in an Easter card and a creme egg x

  5. Just chocolate eggs this year although we are going to buy gifts for the Grandchildren next year as they got loads of eggs from the other side of the family which is rather large.

  6. I’ve found some soft zip up eggs with a small soft toy chick or rabbit inside which I will give to my daughters and nieces with a small chocolate egg.

  7. I’m afraid it will be the usual chocolate eggs from me this year! However, those are some amazing gift ideas so I may have to have a re-think!!

  8. We have stuck with eggs this year, we usually get something a little different but money’s a bit tight this year and the eggs are a nice cheap treat

  9. We make a Easter Egg hunt with a gift at the end, the four little ones have to solve the clues to find them, they get little treats on the way.

  10. I am taking my wife and son to a caravan for the weekend.On the saturday we ate going to the horseracing at Musselburgh to meet the Easter bunny.

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