Chocolate eggs have long been the gift of choice at Easter but there are many reasons you might be looking for an alternative this year. Perhaps your little ones are bound to receive plenty of eggs and you want to avoid them overindulging on sweet things. Or maybe they have strict dietary requirements which requires them to avoid sugar. Or perhaps you want whatever you buy to last longer than just the weekend (at best!) Whatever the reason, there are plenty of alternatives to chocolate eggs that the Easter bunny will deliver instead. Here’s 5 of our favourites.
1. Funky Egg Cups
If you want to ditch the chocolate but stick with the traditional egg theme then a unique egg cup is a fantastic choice. From novelty shapes to personalised namesakes, there are plenty of variations for you to choose from. But the most fun have got to be the ones which little ones can paint themselves as a family friendly activity over the holidays. Many of them come with paint that sets in the oven meaning you’ll be able to get them back out every Easter for years to come.
2. A Classic Easter Tale
With the joy of spring in the air, it’s no surprise that Easter has inspired many classic children’s stories that are still loved to this day. Giving one as a gift is a lovely way of allowing the whole family to enjoy some precious time together.
There are the classic examples like 'The Adventures of Peter Rabbit' and Dr. Suess’ 'Horton Hatches the Egg'. Or modern-day favourites like 'We’re Going on an Egg Hunt' (based on the classic 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt') that’s sure to have children chanting along to the familiar ryhme.
3. Their Very Own Easter Bunny
Soft toys make great Easter gifts for babies who are too young to eat chocolate or toddlers with more health-conscious parents. Look out for cute bunny rabbits with floppy ears and super soft ducklings they’ll love to cosy up to. The bond that children make with their soft toys means that they’re often cherished for years – sometimes even into adulthood – which is not something you can say for Easter eggs.
4. Easter Themed Clothing
Dressing gowns, baby grows, coats, cardigans and hats – there’s nothing a pair of bunny ears can’t make ten times more adorable. And when it comes to older children, you’ll be spoilt for choice with pretty spring patterns and fabrics too.
5. Easter Themed Jewellery
Jewellery is another great option if you’re looking for a gift that will be loved long past Easter Sunday. Our hypoallergenic stud earrings come in a range of cute Easter themed designs such as hatching chicks, patterned eggs and of course, the classic bunny.
We also have a pair of cubic zirconia bunny ears and mini crystal bunny ears for that extra touch of Easter sparkle. Each pair of these allergy free earrings are perfect for anyone with sensitive ears.