Every year I put together a couple of Easter baskets for my 2 children, chock full of delicious sweet treats, books, toys and other bits and bobs that make me think of Spring time. It never fails to make them smile and that, in turn, makes me happy. I especially like to add non-chocolate gifts to the baskets as we have quite a large family, so the kids always end up with more chocolate than they can possibly eat.
Today I have picked out 10 non-chocolate Easter gifts for toddlers to share with you guys incase you were looking for some inspiration for your own Easter baskets or a great alternative to the usual chocolatey gifts …
Personalised Easter Bunny – £15.99
First up I’ve picked this cute and cuddly Easter Bunny from Born Gifted. The bunny is around 21cm in height when sitting and is super soft and fluffy. It has long floppy ears and big feet, and arrives wearing a t-shirt with an adorable Easter chick design. And as if that wasn’t enough the shirt can also be personalised with up to 30 characters of the text of your choice. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s absolutely adorable!
Girls and boys alike are sure to love this cuddly companion, and will want to take it everywhere with them. I’d quite like one for myself if I’m honest! It really does make one of the best Easter gifts for toddlers.
Hop Along Rabbit –
One of Oscar’s all-time favourite toys is his hop along dinosaur – he plays with it every day. So I highly recommend picking up the rabbit version as an awesome Easter gift for your toddler this year! They’re sure to love hopping on to the giant rabbits back and bouncing up and down and all around! The rabbit is great for encouraging little ones to be active, and playing with it not only helps them to develop physical strength and fitness, but it inspires the imagination too.
The hop along rabbit is suitable for children age 12 months plus, with a maximum user weight of 25kg. I can’t think of a more egg-citing gift for a toddler this year. Can you?!
Sylvanian Families Chocolate Rabbit Family – £13.27
Sylvanian Families are a classic toy that have been around since the mid 1980’s, and are still really popular today. I collected them as a child, Stacey collected them when she was younger, and now Oscar has a few little sets of his own. There are so many to choose from and they tend to hold their value too as they’re so highly collectable.
There are a few different rabbit families available that I think would make fantastic Easter gifts for toddlers, but my favourite just has to be the chocolate rabbit family. They look so happy and colourful, and that’s what I think Easter time is all about. Oh, and the mothers name is Teri Chocolate, which makes me chuckle every time I hear it …
My Chirpy Chick – £13.78
I absolutely love these cute little eggs from WOW Toys, which you crack open to reveal an adorable little chick figure called Chris. When pushed down Chris makes a chirping sound, and around the edge of the egg are pictures of food for your little ones to pretend to feed him. There are 2 variations of ‘My Chirpy Chick’ to collect, and I’ve actually picked one up to put in Oscar’s Easter basket this year as he’s a big fan of WOW products. And mummy likes them too because they don’t take batteries – woohoo!
And if chicks aren’t really your little ones thing then there are 2 variations of ‘My Dinky Dino’ available to buy as well – Bronty the triceratops and Tricksy the brontosaurus. These work in the same way as the chicks and are just as cute! I’m sure that whichever you choose your little ones would be happy with.
Hide & Squeak Eggs –
I picked up a pack of these fab Hide & Squeak eggs from TOMY last Easter when Oscar was still quite little and he’s played with them a lot since then! The eggs come in a durable yellow egg carton, which not only makes them look really realistic, but helps with the storage side of things as well. There are 6 eggs in total in the box, and each of them come in 2 parts, as if they are cracked in half. The top part of each egg acts as a lid and the bottom part of each egg has a coloured chick inside which give a little ‘tweet’ when pushed down.
Inside the egg carton are different shaped slots and on the bottom of each egg is a corresponding shape that fits nicely into the carton, doubling it up into a shape sorter. Oscar still plays with this toy now, and I like how it grows along with the little ones. It’s such great value for money and is bright and colourful too. It would be sure to make a lovely gift for a toddler this Easter.
Peter Rabbit Puzzle Train – £21.00
I think most people think of Peter Rabbit when Easter rolls around, so I couldn’t not add a related product to this years gift guide. We absolutely love this wonderful wooden puzzle train, which features a brightly coloured engine with a radish for a steam funnel and 3 little carriages that trail behind it. These carriages link together by a peg and hole system, which is great for developing fine motor skills, and each of these have a favourite Beatrix Potter character that ‘sit’ inside them.
The train is approximately 41cm in length, and as well as being a great learning tool this beautiful toy is also great fun to drag around using the attached string. An all round fantastic gift.
Personalised Me To You Egg Cup – £8.95
Me to You gifts are always super popular, no matter what time of year it is, and I love this ceramic egg cup with its picture of Tatty Teddy holding a pile of Easter eggs. The egg cup can be personalised with a special message for the recipient that they’re bound to treasure forever, and it’s a lovely gift that can be used for many years to come. Utterly gorgeous!
Bunny Tumbler – £1.95
Just how adorable is this Daisy the Rabbit glass tumbler from the dotcomgiftshop?! I think Stacey would have loved one of these when she was younger. The tumbler is 10cm in height and has a picture of a cute little rabbit called Daisy on each side. Daisy is surrounded by flowers and holding on to a carrot. The tumbler is perfect for little hands to hold, and is ideal for serving cold drinks such as milk, water or juice.
The tumbler is really affordable, and if I were giving this as a gift I would fill it with some Easter treats for the lucky recipient as well. Please note that the tumbler isn’t microwave or dishwasher safe, so needs to be washed by hand. It’s gorgeous nevertheless and I think many a toddler would be happy to receive a tumbler like this!
Kids Chalkboard Colour In T-Shirt – £20.00
If you’re looking for Easter gifts for toddlers that are a little bit different, then how about one of these awesome draw it yourself chalkboard t-shirts from Not on the High Street? These unique t-shirts come in a wide range of colours and designs (I love the bunny one for Easter) and they basically have a chalkboard on the front of them which kids can draw on again and again! The t-shirts are comfy to wear and believe it or not the chalk doesn’t smudge easily, so your little ones masterpiece is safe and sound until wiped with a damp cloth or popped in the wash.
Kids will love the interactive element of the t-shirt, and it’s sure to make getting dressed a hell of a lot more fun! Each t-shirt comes boxed with a printed bag of three multicoloured chalk sticks. I think both my 2 would be over the moon if they were gifted one of these this Easter – how about your little ones?
Bunny Rabbit Baby Sleep Suit – £18.00
And last but certainly not least I’ve picked out these gorgeously soft bunny sleepsuits from Sparks Clothing which feature a cute little rabbit design! Perfect for younger recipients, these adorable white sleepsuits have long sleeves, feet to keep little ones nice and warm, an envelope neckline and fastens with poppers around the legs. It has a grey bunny design on the back and is guaranteed to look super cute on all little cherubs.
The sleepsuits are available in 0-3 months right through to 12-18 months and there are 2 other woodland animal designs you can choose from as well – a squirrel and a fox! I’ve always found products from Sparks Clothing to be really high quality as well so you can be sure you’re getting good value for money with something like this.
And there you have it – 10 lovely ideas for non-chocolate Easter gifts for toddlers.
Would you buy any of these for the little ones in your life? Or would you prefer something else?
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below!