Alternative ideas for Easter


Say the word ‘Easter’ to many people and the first thing they think about is chocolate! But for the health conscious among us, or those trying to steer kids away from sugary treats, it’s nice to be able to look forward to and enjoy Easter in other ways.

Here we look at some of the alternative Easter gifts available, along with some fun ideas to keep the family entertained at Easter.

Bunny rabbits!

Beatrix Potter has long been a favourite of children but Peter Rabbit and his friends are about to enjoy renewed fame with the launch of the new Peter Rabbit movie. From soft toys to books, children’s tableware to wooden toys, figurines to limited edition prints, the Beatrix Potter Shop has it all.

Toys and games

Although Easter may be dominated by Easter eggs and chocolate, you don’t have to look very much further to find rabbits, chicks and a whole host of other cute toys and games. We love the Easter collection from Build-a-Bear, as well as this gorgeous personalised bunny, available in a choice of colours. If you want to splash out, this giant Bashful Bunny toy will be loved by kids big and small.

Clothing and costumes

If a friend or family member is expecting a baby around Easter time, an Easter-related baby sleepsuit or outfit would make a gorgeous gift. Marks and Spencer has a lovely Easter collection for little ones.

Easter is also a great excuse to dress up toddlers and older children and there are some adorable accessories, outfits and costumes available this year.

Easter decorations and homeware

Easter is often a time when families get together and decorating the home for Easter is becoming more and more popular. There’s plenty to choose from to suit different budgets – from pricier lines at John Lewis to cheap and cheerful at The Range.

If your Easter celebrations involve a special Easter lunch or meal, you might want to buy some new tableware to show your cooking off in its best light! For something a bit special, head to Villeroy and Boch for classic British design with an Easter theme. Alternatively, shop everything for the Easter table at John Lewis and TKmaxx.

Laura Ashley also has a lovely range of mugs, glassware and framed prints this Easter.

Getting crafty

With the kids being off school and the weather getting warmer, Easter is the perfect time to encourage kids to use their creative skills. Hobbycraft has a large selection of kits and accessories for a wide range of crafty ideas – from Easter card making to Easter egg decorating, Easter bonnets to wreaths.

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