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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

2021 Non Chocolate Easter Gift Ideas for Kids

Whether you have kids with allergies, want to avoid the sugar high that comes with chocolate, 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


EASTER GIFT IDEAS FOR CRAFTY 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

rainbow easter shaped crayon set


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 HM Rock Felt Studio 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 inside plastic eggs for an Easter egg hunt.

If you prefer to make your own use an Easter themed silicone mould, fill it 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 also great for 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. Micador also have a 24 pack of egg chalk if you need more for class gifts or multiple siblings.

EASTER CRAFT KIT


easter craft kit for kids

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. This Easter craft kit from Cider Rose has a huge range of Easter activities and craft items like masks, egg dying, stickers, playdough and surprise eggs. Please note Cider Rose ships from the US. There are also Easter craft kits available from AmazonAmazon AU and Catch.


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 natural Easter theme stamps from Leos Toys are easy for kids of all ages to use. If you don't want to buy stamps you can always make your own using Easter embellishments and my DIY playdough stamp tutorial.

EASTER SENSORY PLAY KIT


easter sensory play kit from etsy

If your little one loves sensory and small world play then this Easter mini sensory kit from Little Hands is a great way to combine both into an Easter gift. The mini kit comes with Easter craft pieces, shredded paper and coloured playdough in a plastic box. 

DIY EASTER PAINTING KIT


easter painting kit with mdf cut outs

These DIY Easter painting kits from Caz and Kat are great for preschoolers through to tweens. The set comes with 6 laser cut wooden plaques, a set of 6 different pearl paints and a paintbrush. This set comes with free delivery within Australia.


EASTER TOYS AND GAMES FOR KIDS

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 EGG MUSICAL SHAKERS


personalised wooden egg musical 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. You can also get non personalised wooden egg shakers from Growing Kind.

HOLLOW WOODEN EGGS


hollow wooden eggs

This set of wooden eggs from Rostok Toys comes with 5 hollow eggs and 4 smaller solid eggs. The hollow eggs are perfect for filling with small treasures for egg hunts or fill them with rice or bells to make musical shakers, or fill them with mini animal figurines  and use in small world play. Please note the smaller eggs are a choking hazard for children under 3, always use under adult supervision.

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. Available at Lime Tree Kids {they also have other animals too}, Catch, Amazon and Amazon AU.


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. Available from Entropy ToysThe Creative Toy Shop and Catch.

JANOD WALKING RABBITS


janod rabbit pull along toy
The Janod walking rabbits pull along toy is a great Easter gift for toddlers and babies almost ready to walk. The bunnies walk along with their feet flapping as they're pulled around the room. Available from Entropy Toys, Amazon and Amazon AU.

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 Toy Universe, Amazon 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 Toy Universe, Entropy Toys, Amazon, Amazon AU and Catch.


POCKET BUNNY


waldorf pocket bunny doll

If you love Waldorf toys then you'll adore this pocket bunny which is an Easter twist on tradition Waldorf pocket dolls. These cute bunnies are handmade in Australia from cotton velour and filled with lentils. Available from Growing Kind in light brown and dusty pink with various eye and skin colour combinations.

PETER RABBIT GNOME SET


peter rabbit felt set of bunny peg dolls

This adorable Peter Rabbit family set of gnomes is handmade in Melbourne by The Acorn and Oak. The gnomes are inspired by Beatrix Potter illustrations and are made using a wooden base, cotton thread and hand dyed wool felt. There are also other bunny gnome designs available from The Acorn and Oak.

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}. Available from Global Gumnuts

EGG CUP MATCHING GAME

If you love wooden toys as much as we do then you'll love this rainbow wooden egg and cup puzzle game from Works At Play. This is a great little game for toddlers right through to preschoolers as it can be used to develop different skills at different ages. Younger children can start to develop fine motor skills, hand/eye co-ordination, balance and learn cause and effect by grasping the eggs and transferring them into the cups. As children get older they can be used to learn colours, for colour sorting, counting and sequencing. 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. Available from The Creative Toy Shop and Entropy Toys.

LET THEM PLAY EASTER STORY SCENE


let them play limited edition Easter story scene

The Let Them Play Easter story scene is a great backdrop for small world play or Easter shelf displays. The limited edition set includes a story scene stand, 2 wooden Easter eggs and a small wooden shrub. Available from The Creative Toy Shop while stocks last.


EASTER BOOKS

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 & 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 That's Not My 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 gray 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? Available at Catch and Growing Kind.


EASTER PERSONAL CARE & DECOR ITEMS

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 creme 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


peep 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 Side Hustle Serenity on Etsy. There's also lots of other Easter bath bombs available on Etsy, Amazon and Amazon AU.

PEEPS BUNNY SOAP


peeps bath 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.

PERSONALISED BUNNY NIGHT LIGHT


personalised bunny night light for kids

I know night lights are traditionally in younger kids rooms, however I certainly remember having novelty lights in my room as a teenager. This personalised bunny light from Belvedere Collections is made from acrylic and cycles through all the colours of the rainbow.


EASTER ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS FOR KIDS



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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!

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  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!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  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!)

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  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!

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

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

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  7. Easter chalk is a really funky idea!

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  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

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  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!

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

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