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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

2024 Non Chocolate Easter Gift Ideas for Kids

Whether you have kids with allergies, want to avoid the sugar high that comes with chocolate this Easter, or just want gifts that will last longer than 5 minutes, there's something in this post for you. I've put together a heap of non chocolate Easter gift ideas for kids of all ages so the Easter bunny can bring something other than chocolate for the kids this year. There's gift ideas for creative kids who love art and craft, toys, games, books and gifts for tweens.

non chocolate easter gifts for kids


If you have a little artist then try some of these Easter themed art and craft gifts. They'll love getting creative with Easter themed crayons, chalk, playdough and painting.

Easter Crayons

easter bunny and egg handmade crayons

Crayons are a great option for children of all ages and you can find many Easter themed crayon sets available online. The ones pictured above are from Letters By Jael on Etsy. There are so many different bunny, egg, chicken, duck and mixed Easter crayon sets available from Etsy and Amazon. Easter crayons are also perfect as class gifts or to use as a gift inside plastic eggs for an Easter egg hunt.

If you have lots of broken crayons at home you can recycle them into your own handmade Easter crayons by using an Easter themed silicone mould. Fill the mould with broken crayon pieces and heat in the oven until melted. Leave them to set until hard and you'll have brand new Easter crayons.

Egg Chalk

easy grip egg chalk

Little artists will also love the easi grip egg chalk from First Creations. These are fun for kids of all ages, including younger children just starting to mark make as they can easily grasp the egg shape and draw with very little pressure. These are available as a 6 pack or 12 pack from Entropy ToysThe Creative Toy Shop or Catch. You can also get a larger 24 pack of egg chalk from Micador if you need more to use as class gifts or separate between multiple siblings.

Easter Craft Kits

my creative box easter craft kit

Craft kits are a great way to entertain the kids during school holidays so an Easter themed craft kit is an excellent way to keep the kids occupied over the April holidays. Companies such as My Creative Box have premade Easter craft kits with a range of Easter activities and craft items like masks, egg dying, stickers, playdough and more. There are also Easter craft kits available from AmazonAmazon AU and Catch.

You could also make your own Easter craft kits for the kids by collecting some basic craft supplies and Easter themed craft items like stickers, plaster of paris, plastic eggs etc from dollar stores.

Easter Playdough Stamps

Easter playdough stamps.

Easter playdough stamps are a great gift to fill the Easter basket or add into eggs for the egg hunt on Easter morning. These Easter theme stamps from Black House Handmade are easy for kids of all ages to use. 

If you don't want to buy stamps you can always make your own using laser cut Easter embellishments and my DIY playdough stamp tutorial. You could also make a batch of homemade playdough to go along with the stamps for a completely DIY Easter gift.

Easter Sensory Play Kit

easter sensory play tray

If your little one loves sensory and small world play then this Easter sensory kit from A Kind of Wondoughful is a great way to combine both into an Easter gift. The kit comes with a sensory base of rice or chickpeas, mini carrots, chicks, eggs and felt items from Tara's Treasures, as well as shovels and a bucket so kids can scoop and pour while they play.

Of course if you don't want to buy a premade sensory kit then you can put together your own Easter sensory play set. Start by making a sensory base such as rainbow rice, then add a few Easter items from the dollar store and some plastic eggs. There's also lots more Easter sensory play inspiration here.


When it comes to Easter toys and gifts the beauty is almost anything bunny, egg or chicken themed can work as an Easter gift idea. These educational toys and games are all great gift ideas from babies right through to school aged kids.

Personalised 2024 Egg Musical Shakers

Personalised wooden Easter egg shakers.

These personalised wooden egg musical shakers from The Name Co are perfect for babies and first Easter gifts. Each shaker can be personalised with a name, year and choice of First Easter, Happy Easter or Easter. Shakers are filled with sand and laser engraved. Please only use under adult supervision. 

Hollow Wooden Eggs

Hollow wooden Easter eggs.

These hollow wooden eggs come in a set of six eggs. They're perfect for filling with small Easter treasures for egg hunts. You could also fill them with rice, bells or other age appropriate sensory items to make musical egg shakers. They could even be used in small world play with mini dinosaur figurines to create hatching eggs. 

Jellycat Bunnies

jellycat bashful bunnies

Jellycat bashful bunnies are one of the most well known baby comforter toys on the market and they also make the perfect Easter gift. Little ones will love snuggling up to their soft bunny friend. Jellycat also have the very big bashful bunny that measures a whopping 108cm tall.

Jellycat bunnies {and other animals} are available from Lime Tree Kids and the Jellycat store on Amazon.

Le Toy Van Wooden Eggs

le toy van wooden eggs

The Le Toy Van Honeybake farm eggs make a cute Easter gift and will provide hours of imaginary play in a home corner, market stand or play kitchen. How cute is the speckled egg?! Each set comes in it's own wooden crate. You can get them at Catch or Amazon.

Sylvanian Family Bunnies

sylvanian family rabbits
Sylvanian families have been creating adorable articulated animal figurines since 1985. There are a number of rabbit families in the Sylvanian range, including the cotton tail family shown above. The entire range of Sylvanian rabbits are available from CatchAmazon and Amazon AU.

Schleich Rabbit Hutch

schleich rabbit hutch set
The Schleich farm life rabbit hutch is a great little gift set for Easter for any kids who love small world play. The rabbit hutch set comes with a hutch, tunnel, rabbit run, food bowl and food and three rabbits. The set is available from Amazon, Amazon AU and Catch.

Waldorf Pocket Bunny

handmade waldorf pocket bunny doll

If you love Waldorf toys then you'll adore this pocket bunny which is an Easter twist on traditional Waldorf pocket dolls. These cute bunnies are handmade from cotton velour and cashmere and stuffed with sheep wool.. The dolls are available in various colours and are approximately 10cm high.

Handmade Bunny Doll

handmade bunny doll

These adorable handmade bunny dolls are one of a kind dolls made in Melbourne, Australia. Each bunny has unique {removable} clothing and accessories. The bunnies are designed for gentle play by children over 3yrs of age and would make great keepsake dolls. To view the bunnies currently available visit Skorduli Creations.

Rabbit Peg Dolls

waldorf felt rabbit peg dolls from small haven

These gorgeous Waldorf inspired rainbow rabbit peg dolls from Small Havens are absolutely divine. The wooden peg dolls feature felt bunny ears and capes and are perfect for doll house play, small world play or as part of a seasonal display. The bunnies are also available in earthy tones here.

Easter Stacking Puzzle

rainbow egg stacking puzzle

This handmade rainbow Easter egg stacking puzzle is great for little hands. The chunky pieces are easy for small hands to hold and manipulate and can be used as stacking blocks as well as to construct the egg itself. Completing the puzzle helps children master problem solving and learn about balance while practicing hand/eye co-ordination. Each puzzle is handmade from pine, painted with water based paints and sealed with tung oil {variations in wood grain can occur}.

Bumbu Wooden Bunnies

bumbu wooden bunnies

If you love wooden toys as much as we do then you'll love these wooden bunnies from Bumbu. Made from maple wood and painted with non toxic paints, they're the perfect addition to small world play. Even better, they're great for play all year round, not just at Easter. 

Bunny and Carrot Stacker

tender leaf rabbit and carrot stacker
Toddlers will love this Tender Leaf counting carrots stacker. They'll learn counting, colours and work on hand/eye co-ordination while stacking the pieces. The chunky pieces are also great for imaginary play in small world play set ups. Available from The Creative Toy shopEntropy Toys and Amazon AU.

Bunny Tic Tac Toe

This little wooden tic tac toe game from Tender Leaf comes in a cute bunny rabbit drawstring bag that doubles as the game board. It's a great alternative Easter present for older children who understand how to play the game and also doubles as a little busy bag to take out to appointments or to take on play dates, to the grandparents house etc.

Let Them Play Easter Story Scene

let them play easter story scene set

The Let Them Play Easter story scenes are a great backdrop for small world play or can be used as Easter shelf displays. The sets include different laser cut ply pine pieces that can be used together to create different scenes. There are numerous Let Them Play Easter story scenes available from The Creative Toy Shop while stocks last.


We have a huge love of books in our house so I use all holidays as an excuse to add new books and Easter is no different. Each year we add a new Easter book to our growing collection. These are some of our favourites.

That's not my bunny & That's not my chick

thats not my... easter books

We have a huge collection of That's Not My.... Usbourne books and the bunny and chick books are perfect for Easter. Each page has a different fabric attached as a body part so kids can touch and feel the different textures as they flip through the pages and read the story. The books can be purchased from Book Depository, Amazon, Amazon AU and Catch.

The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever

the best easter egg hunt ever book

On a warm spring day, in the tall green grass, a little grey rabbit was sniffing the air. It was Easter Day. It was . . . egg-hunt time! The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever by Dawn Casey and illustrated by Katy Hudson features kind Rabbit, who spends his morning helping friends with their wonderful Easter eggs. But can Rabbit find the most special egg of all?


I know as kids grow up they start to move away from toys and prefer gifts like clothes, makeup and things for their room, so I've put together a collection of tween and teen Easter gifts. 

Easter Earrings

easter earrings available on etsy

There are so many talented makers selling Easter earrings on Etsy. Whether you want hot cross buns, bunnies, Easter eggs, chocolate eggs, carrots or even cracked crème eggs, there's a pair of Easter earrings for everyone. There are many designs available in stick on, press stud and dangle designs. 

The earrings shown in image above are from: 1. Birdie Bananas 2. Leafy Originals 3. Sweet Complete 4. Atelier Polgarus 5. Kitty Beanz Designs 6. Akadia Melbourne.

Easter Bath Bombs

Peeps Easter bath bombs.

My 7yr old is already into bath bombs in a really big way and these rainbow peeps bath bombs would be the perfect Easter gift. These ones are from Rusted Acre Soap Co. There's also lots of other Easter bath bombs available on Etsy, Amazon and Amazon AU.

Peeps Bunny Soap

peeps bunny soap

If your kids aren't into the fizz of bath bombs then try some Easter themed soap. These peeps soaps are sold individually from Bliss Body Mix.

non chocolate easter gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers


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  1. So many egg-cellent ideas - there's something for everybunny! (Sorry, couldn't help myself! ) I'm eyeing off those crayons - they'd be great for my godchildren. I love to give something other than chocolate!

  2. My teenage son is one in a million. Although he CAN eat chocolate he doesn't LIKE it thanks to Grandma letting him seriously overindulge in M&Ms at Christmas when he was three years old! He has tried eating chocolate again several times over the years but just doesn't like it! So I've had to search for non chocolate goodies for him for years!

    His twin sister is an absolute chocoholic!


  3. those egg stackers are so cute! almost tempted to buy one for me (because all the kids here can eat chocolate, and would think I was barking mad if they got it instead of their tea cups!)

  4. Those easter crayons are a fabulous idea! And don't overlook a simple stuffed bunny either, both my girls were given stuffed bunnies for their first easters and they still play with them now at 5 & 6 years old!

  5. Love your blog. Also have a son who is L/free. Thanks so much for the ideas :)

  6. Great list idea. I especially love the tic tac toe game!

  7. Easter chalk is a really funky idea!

  8. I also love giving my little ones some non-choccie gifts for Easter. Such a great assortment of goodies here! Honoured you chose my crayons as part of this, Toni! Thank you xx

  9. The kids in my life get SO many treats at Easter that this could be the perfect solution. I love the chalk eggs, I think that's SO cool. And the egg stack made form timber, the newest addition would adore that. Great list, thank you!

  10. I love giving non-chocolate Easter gifts. Some great ideas here, I particularly love the egg chalk. #teamIBOT