Easter is only a few days away, so if you’re still to buy your little ones a gift we are here to help. We have both chocolate and non-chocolate gift ideas that we think would be perfect.
Chocolate and Sweet Treats Easter Gifts
1. Swizzels Sweets
Swizzels have been a firm family favourite for years, so why not treat yours to some of their Easter treats this year. If you don’t like chocolate or want something else instead these gifts are perfect.
- Swizzels’ Fun Mix – a brand new product this year. Filled with a variety of Swizzels favourites including Love Hearts, Drumstick Lollies and Refreshers chew bars, the pack also contains wax crayons, a colouring page and a selection of fun puzzles – great for keeping the children entertained during the holidays!
- Easter Mix Tub – This tub is packed with much-loved Swizzels sweets including Drumstick Lollies, Parma Violets and Fruity Pops. This variety tub is the perfect chocolate alternative for Easter egg hunts and is ideal for family sharing occasions.
- Spring Selection Bag – ideal for sharing with friends and family over the Easter period.
2. Teletubbies Meal Set Milk Chocolate Eggs with Beaker Bowl
For little ones who love Teletubbies, they will adore this set. Covered in their favourite Teletubbies, this bowl and cup set is ideal for any small child. The set contains:
3 x Milk Chocolate Eggs
1 x Bowl
1 x Cup
3. A Dairy Free Egg
Available from Holland and Barrett. This is a delicious, organic, Fairtrade milky chocolate Easter egg. It is perfect for those who have/want to avoid dairy, gluten and nuts in their diet.
4. A Sea Shell Easter Egg
For those who love Guylian’s praline Sea Shells, you can enjoy them alongside an Easter egg. Each Belgian egg comes with a 65g gift box. Guylian’s Easter range is available at all major supermarkets, selected independent stores nationwide and online via www.guylian.com.
5. A Mint Easter Egg
This Elizabeth Shaw Mint Flavoured Dark Chocolate Easter Egg comes with Honeycomb Crisp and a selection of 12 Dark Mint Chocolates. Perfect for the bigger kids in the family.
6. Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium Alcoholic Drinks
Perfect for adults who like a sweet tipple. The exciting range of retro confectionery fusion beverages comprises two still flavours, Rhubarb & Custard and Pear Drop and two fizzy variants, Pineapple Cube and Strawberry Bon Bon, both with a super soft fizz! The drinks are crafted with 100% natural flavourings. Each 75cl variety is inspired by the most-loved traditional confectionery, bringing a retro touch to your great British summer time! Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium range is available in Tesco, Nisa and Jempsons stores, priced £4.00 – £5.00 each.
Non-chocolate Easter Gift Ideas
1. Bunny Jump
Bunny Jump from University is the perfect game to play this Easter. It is suitable for 2 – 4 players aged 5 and over. Players take turns to pull out carrots, being careful not to frighten bunny, if he jumps in the air be ready to catch him. The winner is the player who has collected the most carrots at the end of the game.
2. A FabLab Kit
The FabLab kits from Interplay let your little ones be creative and have fun with their style. They can create rainbow and unicorn hairstyles with the FabLab Hairlights, add sparkle up with the FabLab Glitter Tattoos (9.99rrp) and showcase their own nail art with FabLab Nail Art. Each kit is fantastic value for money and includes lots of products, colours and designs to choose from! All the items are safe and fully tested and the FabLab cosmetics are 100% non-toxic and designed specifically for children. Kits include the following:
- FabLab Glitter Tattoo
Cool, trendy look
4 different colours of glitter and a bottle of body glue in the kit
Easy to apply and remove
Long lasting, lasts up to a week
- Fab Lab Nail Art
Follow the detailed colour illustrated activity guide and learn how to create stunning nail designs.
7 different nail polishes (including one clear) plus some nail sprinkles
Latest fashion colours, easy to use brushes and tools
Easy to apply, dries very quickly and peels-off easily
- Fab Lab Hair Lights
6 different temporary hair colours so you can follow the ultimate hair colour trends, e.g.. ombre, unicorn, rainbow
Latest fashion trends – great vibrant colours
Easy to apply and washes off easily
3. Into the Forest™ Musical Nature Stroll
This toy offers plenty of fun on-the-go for any little one. It has 7 toys to keep your little one entertained and the electronic bird toy plays 4 different tunes and can be activated by the baby. It is designed for two stages of development – sensory exploration (0m+) and cause & effect learning (5m+). It’s flexible arch easily adjusts to fit your baby’s age and playing preferences. The 7 toys are an easy-grip mirror, a fun rattling ball, a musical bird toy, a transparent sun prism, a propeller and an easy-grip teether.
4. Wooden Blocks
These colourful blocks from Hape are great for those who love to build. Little ones can make anything they like and explore shapes and balance. The bricks come in a box which doubles as a shape sorter. The set contains 101 wooden Beech Blocks. It is ideal for learning and teaching shapes. It is suitable for children aged 12 Months+ and is available from Poppets for £14.95.
5. Walk-A-Long Bus
This wooden bus from Hape is suitable for children aged 12 months and older and consist of 7 pieces. The Bus is a classic London Red Bus, it has both an upper and lower deck so that your little ones can place the passengers in different places. Hape keeps a high standard and quality of toys using natural, durable and sustainable materials. The London Bus consists of Wood, Metal, String and Water-Based Paint. Hape’s goal is to make sure their toys are both fun and learning experience, to inspire children through play and learning. These toys put no barriers in your child’s learning and developing experience. the bus helps promote social, emotional, sensory and physical skills.
6. Chicco Jump ‘N’ Fit
Your little one will love the Jump and Fit Playmat. It features 2 amusing game modes. Toss the coin to play hopscotch or throw the dice to see which exercises you must complete. Its colourful lights will show children where to jump while it’s fun sounds will make the game even more exciting! I think it’s great that kids can have fun while exercising and their motor skills and precision can develop while playing with the Jump and Fit Playmat.
7. Hey Duggee – The Stick Badge & Other Stories DVD
Hey, Duggee is a huge hit with preschoolers all over the country. The programme is based around ‘The Squirrel Club’ run by a big lovable and huggable dog called Duggee. It’s a place where children take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures & earn activity badges all along the way. Duggee teaches the Squirrels about being responsible, working as a team, taking acceptable risks and most importantly having fun! The Stick Badge is Duggee’s 8th DVD and is filled with laughter, learning and exciting activities at the adventure club that every family will want to join in with. The DVD’s episodes are – The Stick Badge, The Collecting Badge, The Shadow Badge, The Theatre Badge, The Memory Badge, The Going Slow Badge, The Obstacle Course Badge, The Spooky Badge, The Space Badge, The Harvest Badge and The Colour Badge
8. Hatchimals Colleggible Eggs and Nest
Each Hatchimals Colleggtible needs your help to hatch! Hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch! Carefully press on the egg to crack it and discover which Hatchimal Colleggtible is inside. Based on the coloured speckled egg you can tell which family your Hatchimal belongs to before they hatch. There are over 70 to collect in Season One, even ultra-rare and special edition Hatchimals to find. You can use the special nest included to display your characters.
9. Little Live Pets Baby Chick
The Little Live Pets Surprise Chick hatches and hops just like a real chick! Hear it tap and chirp inside then watch as it hatches out! Will it hatch quick or will it hatch slow? Once your chick has hatched out watch it hop about! It’s cute and makes real chick sounds. The more you pet your chick the more it will sing. There are four chicks to find – Patty the party chick, Blossy the Daisy chick, Tilly the dancing chick, and Beaky the Rainbow chick (each sold separately). Or will you find the lucky clucky Limited edition golden egg? You just won’t know until you say hello! You can re-hatch your chick over and over for endless fun!
*All products mentioned were sent for the purpose of this post – all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own*