I love a bit of Easter, it’s not something that I decorate for (though after bumping into a friend in a local store one day, I really feel the urge to do it this year!) but we always have egg hunts and enjoy the break together. Now that Adam doesn’t work on bank holidays – it used to be his busiest time – it makes it even more fun for us.
The only problem I find is the obscene amount of chocolate we end up with. Seriously, it’s like Willy Wonka rocked up in here, and as I seem to have a decreasing will power with age, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who is going to eat most of the chocolate. I do it out of love – don’t laugh it’s true. It spares the children from my wrath after they have indulged in a case of hyper ‘play fighting’ which is essentially code for beating the shit out of each other and crying about it whilst screaming like lunatics that they are Hero Mashers because they managed to wear several pieces of dress up at once… Anyway, I’m digressing.
We get too much chocolate. Way too much.
So this year I thought I’d have a look at some chocolate alternatives and I found some true treasures for your collection that make super sweet Easter gifts for children but are also going to stand the test of time and become firm playroom or bookcase favourites 🙂
1. The Secret Garden from BabyLit £5.99 (15% off using ‘tobyandroo’ at checkout)
I’ve mentioned before that Edie adores BabyLit and other books – I think this is one of the prettiest Spring gifts for children, the illustration is just wonderful!
2. Longwool Sheep Hand Puppet £44.99 (15% off using ‘tobyandroo’ at checkout)
I adore this! When I was little I had a couple of puppets and they were my favourite toys, I would play for hours with them. This wooly sheep is adorable and would be a great gift, even for a child that just likes soft toys.
3. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt Book by Laura Hughes £5.49
Really cute book and such a sweet way to have some fun and remember an Easter Egg hunt if you are planning to do one!
4. Bunny Rabbit finger puppet £5.99 (15% off using ‘tobyandroo’ at checkout)
This is super cute and a great Easter gift – brings the Easter bunny to life for sure. Toby has always loved finger puppets so this would really suit him!
5. Disney’s Tsum Tsum Easter Basket £19.95
I’ve got a bit of a thing for these. Edie loves them because they are just big enough for her little mitts so we have been buying them on and off for a time but apparently they are a pretty hot craze for kids. This is Disney’s super cute Easter offering.
6. Ruben’s Ark Lamb doll £31.99 (15% off using ‘tobyandroo’ at checkout)
These little guys are too cute. What I’ve discovered with dolls so far is that they are often hard to “cuddle” because of the hard plastic which makes them hard to take to bed. Edie loves her singing Rapunzel but couldn’t take her to bed because she’s too hard, so something like a Ruben’s doll is ideal. It’s a proper doll, but soft and snuggly. Perfect and this little Lamb outfit (removable) is too cute for Spring!
7. LEGO Easter Bunny Toy Set £12.99
We’re in love with LEGO in this house, so I know that the boys would truly love this cute little bunny. It’s simple enough that Roo could put it together himself, so that is ideal for me!
8. Count your Chickens! Board Game £12.99 (15% off using ‘tobyandroo’ at checkout)
The boys are a little obsessed with board games at the mo, so this is a must for my list. Firstly, it’s something to entertain them over the Easter holidays and it’s also something that fits with the fun theme of Easter. Winning!
9. Lacing Sheep from Plan Toys £16.00
This is prefect for preschoolers and toddlers. The idea is that you thread the sheep together to make your toys – a really popular play task in montessori learning that helps develop really important skills.
10. Blossom Bashful Bunny from Jellycat £24.99
I saw these in our local Post Office a few weeks ago and had to desperately dismiss the urge to buy one! They are too cute and the little liberty print ears are the sweetest addition.
So there you have it! Does you get a tremendous amount of chocolate in your family? Do you go with it or look for alternatives to chocolate for Easter?
FYI this post does contain affiliate links which basically means I’ll get some of the profits if you buy some of the items via the link… so if you feel the need for 22 bashful bunnies and 18 lacing sheep that would be awesome! 😉