What no Chocolate!? Don’t fret, it is the most perfect, and my favourite, way to do Easter. Of course you will always get your fair share but why add to the growing amount of eggs inside your fridge from every Aunt, Granddad and neighbour.
Say hi to Fleur from Our Urban Box. She has kindly agreed to pop over and answer the often too-hard-basketed question at Easter, “If not chocolate, then what?”.
Hi, thank you so much Karin for having me. I am so excited to be here to give you a few quick and easy ideas on some non-chocolate gifts you can give your kids for Easter.
The best part about Easter is the chocolate. Easter egg chocolate tastes soooooo much better than a regular ol’ block of chocolate. Don’t you agree? And it has to be Cadbury’s!
But as much as I love Easter egg chocolate, I don’t want to be eating it for months and months after Easter. That’s not good for my hips. So each Easter, I ask the Easter bunny not to bring too much chocolate because I don’t want my kids munching on Chocolate for weeks (and they get so much from family anyhow). Easter Bunny hears what I am saying and will always leave one egg each for the kids and I buy them a little something else to go along with their egg.
So to get you thinking outside of the chocolate foil, here are great ideas for non – chocolate Easter gifts.
- New winter pyjama’s. Each Easter I give my kids their new winter pyjama’s for the year. April is the perfect time of year to receive new pj’s for winter. I love to snuggle up with the kids when they are wearing new pj’s, all warm and cozy.
- New slippers and dressing gown. If you live in the colder parts of Australia then you probably will need theses a few times over winter.
- New books. I like to give my kids a new book each at Easter. I used to buy Easter themed books or one with a Rabbit character. But as Mast 5 has gotten older, I tend to buy books that he is interested in. Some great book ideas are:
- Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney
- Fair Dinkum Aussie Easter Book + CD, by Colin Buchanan & John McIntosh
- The House of 12 Little Bunnies, by Caroline Stills & Sarcia Stills-Blott
- Spots First Easter, by Eric Hill.
- The Peter Rabbit Collection, by Beatrix Potter
I am sure any good bookshop will have Easter themed books displayed at Easter time.
- Easter themed craft sets. This is a great activity to share with the kids. Spotlight and Riot always have Easter themed craft sets. But it would be worth checking out your local Kmart or Reject shop also. Last year, the kids and I made Easter cards for the Grandparents with a craft set purchased from Spotlight.
- New bowl and plate set. You can’t beat a new bowl and plate set for the kids each year. You can always buy them at BigW and Kmart at this time of year. If licensed characters aren’t your cup of tea, then check out Love Mae for beautifully crafted bamboo sets, Penny Scallen or Lime Tree Kids.
- New Egg cup or Mug. This is another easy to find and very useful gift at Easter time. Kids love having their own mug for their hot chocolates. Makes them feel so grown up!
- Dinosaur hatching egg. Hatch your very own dinosaur from a real egg and watch it grow! My little man loved this last year. Available online from Australian Geographic.
- Money box. Get your children interested in saving money by giving them their very own money-box. Be sure to pop a few coins in it before wrapping it. It is meant to be good luck!
If these ideas aren’t quite what you are looking for, think about room décor, clothing and accessories. Kmart stock cute little rabbit lamps and they are only $5. Last year we found a cute little bunny necklace from Seed at Easter time. Maybe some new art for their bedroom.
I hope you have found some inspiration here for Easter, remember just to think outside the chocolate foil!
Hi, I’m Fleur from Our Urban Box.
Our Urban Box is my little space to talk about all the things that make me happy, that I love and building our new home. I am a mum to 2 mini peeps and a wife to one very patient man. I like tea, wine and a good road trip. I am not good at a lot of things but what I am good at is making lasagne! Seriously you have to taste it. Pop on by and be sure to say hi!
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