Every year when Easter rolls around, I like to put together a couple of Easter baskets for my 2 children, Stacey and Oscar. The baskets are always chock full of delicious edible treats, toys, books and other bits and bobs that make me think of Springtime. It never fails to put a smile on their beautiful faces. And that, in turn, makes me happy. As we have quite a big family the kids always end up with way more Easter eggs than they know what to do with, so I try to be sensible and include more non-chocolate gifts in the baskets than ones that are likely to cause a sugar rush!
For today’s post, I thought I’d share some non-chocolate gift ideas for girls that are bound to be a hit this Easter. I apologise in advance for the majority of the items I’ve picked out featuring bunny rabbits – I seem to be drawn towards them every year! Anyway, I hope that you guys enjoy it regardless and that you find some inspiration for what you could buy the little girl in your life this Easter. So without further ado, let’s get going!
Luna the Unicorn Plush – £12.00
OK, OK – I know what you’re thinking! What on Earth has a unicorn got to do with Easter? Well, nothing. But unicorn’s are super popular at the moment and this pastel coloured one from My 1st Years was just too cute to not include in this year’s gift guide!
Luna the Unicorn measures 14cm in height and is made from the softest, fluffiest fur you can imagine. She’s sure to provide little ones with hours of snuggly fun day after day, and although I think Luna is ideal for younger children, I know my daughter Stacey (who is 13) would love to add her to her ever-growing collection of cuddly toys. She’s the cutest plush I’ve seen in a long time and would make a fantastic gift for little girls everywhere this Easter.
Bunny’s Colouring Book – £1.00 and BIC Kids Colouring-in Wallet – £5.66
Colouring in has been a favourite pastime for kids for more years than I’m sure anyone can actually remember. So why not treat your little bunny to a colouring book and crayons this Easter? I was having a wander round my local Works store a couple of weeks ago, and I found this super cool bunny colouring book for just £1.00! It has some really great pictures in and I’m sure that both girls and boys alike would love it.
And for the crayons, I love this BIC Kids Colouring-in Wallet, which includes 12 felt tip pens, 12 colouring pencils and 12 wax crayons. The colours are all beautiful, and as you can see from my picture above, the felt tips didn’t run out before I finished colouring my picture! In fact, I’ve since coloured in most of the pictures in the book with the kids, and the pens are still going strong. They’re definitely some of the best ones we’ve ever used. Oh, and Stacey was super impressed that there were gold and silver crayons included in the pack. That’s something you don’t really see! We highly recommend these a try.
And if colouring in isn’t really your little one’s thing, then The Works have loads of other arts and crafts kits that would make fantastic Easter gifts. Why not head over to their website and check them out?
I don’t think I’ve ever met a child who doesn’t like to paint, so I think these paint your own Easter decorations are perfect to give as a non-chocolate gift this year. The decorations are ceramic and come in two different designs – a lamb and a bunny. And they have wonderful matted surfaces for easy painting too!
I love that each of these kits comes with a paintbrush and three water-based acrylic paints in bright, summery colours. These can be used individually or mixed up to create an array of beautiful shades. They’d make a perfect little Easter treat and are sure to look amazing once they’ve been painted and hung up for the whole family to see!
I don’t know about your little ones, but when Stacey was younger she loved role play and would spend hours on end pretending to be a mummy, a chef, or even a firefighter. And Oscar is just the same. I think it’s important to feed their imaginations at a young age, and role play toys such as this wooden breakfast playset are perfect for doing just that.
The playset includes over twelve wooden play items including a knife and fork, plate, cup, egg, egg cup, seasoning, milk carton, slices of french bread that stick together with velcro, toast soldiers, velcro strawberries and a beautiful personalised tray to store everything on. Wooden toys last so much longer than plastic ones, so this lovely little set is sure to make a mouth-watering addition to your little one’s play food collection. What’s not to love?
Honey Bee Tree Game – £15.00
If your little ones enjoy playing games, I highly recommend picking up ‘Honey Bee Tree’ from the Early Learning Centre. Honey Bee Tree is a game for 2 to 4 players and is basically a fun twist on ‘Kerplunk’ aimed at younger children. Instead of having marbles balancing on coloured straws, you have honey bees balancing on leaves.
Gameplay is really simple: take it in turns to pull the leaves from the tree – but don’t let the bees drop from the tree-top honey pot. If you have the least grumpy bees in your tray from the honey bee tree at the end of the game, then you’re the winner. It’s a lovely little game that is sure to provide hours of fun and laughter this Easter.
Lots of little girls love wearing necklaces, and this Easter I don’t think they come any lovelier than this sterling silver bunny necklace that can be personalised with the lucky recipient’s name. The necklace is set on a 36cm trace chain, and the bunny looks like it’s about to hop off on a little adventure. The lucky thing!
Each bunny necklace comes gift boxed, and it even includes an egg card which you can choose in a variety of colours to make it egg-stra special and unique. I just love it and I know that girls up and down the country would too. Aww.
Bamboo 5 Piece Woodland Dinner Set – £19.95
Over the last couple of weeks, this beautiful woodland dinner set kept popping up on my Facebook newsfeed. And I loved it so much that I just had to add it to this year’s list of Easter gift ideas for girls. All of the pieces in the set are made of bamboo fibre and are decorated in a design of woodland animals in vintage floral patterns.
The set includes 5 pieces: a divider plate, bowl, cup, fork and spoon – all beautifully packaged so they make a lovely gift that’s practical as well as pretty. I wish it was acceptable to buy one of these to use myself as I think it’s just adorable. Even Stacey cooed over it when she saw it and asked if we could buy a set each for some twins we know. I think it’s a great idea. They would love them!
Daisy the Rabbit Umbrella – £8.95
If you guys have ever visited the dotcomgiftshop you’ll know that they have a beautiful range of original children’s characters in stock. One of my favourites is Daisy the Rabbit from their ‘Rusty & Friends’ collection, and I just couldn’t resist adding this spring-loaded umbrella to this year’s Easter gift guide.
Sure to bring a smile to any little girls face, this umbrella is found in a delightful shade of blue and has a picture of Daisy the Rabbit surrounded by colourful flowers on each section. We’ve bought a couple of umbrellas from this particular range in the past, and although they tend to be a little more pricey than similar products in the stores I’ve found that the quality is second-to-none. They last a long while without breaking, are easy to open and close, and everyone always comments on how lovely they look. I don’t think you can go wrong gifting something like this. What do you think?
Pixie Bunny Slippers – £22.00
Every year, around this time, you’re sure to find a gorgeous pair of bunny-themed slippers over on The Little White Company’s website. And this year they’re cuter than ever! They’re super warm and cosy to wear, with an embroidered face on the toes.
The Bunny’s 3D ears are lined in plush pink velboa to match the lining of the slippers, while the outside is made of super-soft faux fur. The slippers have an elasticated heel to help them stay on her feet and a gorgeous pom-pom tail. The faux-suede soles are non-slip with special star ‘puff’ grips. The only downside is that they don’t do them in my size! Hehe. I think they’re absolutely adorable, and I’ll probably be adding a pair of these for every little girl I know to my basket in a second as they make a really beautiful gift. I love them!
Bunny Rabbit Sweatshirt – £18.00
There’s nothing nicer than throwing on a nice snuggly sweatshirt when it’s cold outside. And this one from Sparks Clothing is just perfect for Easter as it features a super cute rabbit silhouette on the back of it.
Available in two colours – hot pink and sapphire blue – this super cute sweatshirt is bound to be a big hit with your little princess this Easter. It has a lovely soft fleecy lining and is made from high-quality materials. And the best part ladies … they also make this in adult sizes! Woohoo. I love how unique this sweatshirt is, and wouldn’t hesitate to buy it for the little lady in my life.
And there you have it – 10 lovely Easter gift ideas for girls that are so much better than chocolate! Do you think you’d buy any of them for the little lady in your life? If none of them were quite right why not click here to take a look at the gifts I picked out last year? Most of them are still available now.
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