5 of the Best Non-Chocolate Easter Gifts for Kids

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Easter is a wonderful time of the year, filled with fun, joy, and excitement, especially for our little ones! To most of us, Easter is synonymous with chocolate eggs, bunnies, and treats, but what if you're looking for a healthier alternative or Easter gift shopping for a younger baby this year?

There are plenty of non-chocolate Easter gift alternatives that your kids will love, and that might last a bit longer than Easter Sunday evening when only the purple foil of the chocolate eggs are left! Here, we run through some of the best chocolate egg alternatives out there this Easter.

A Peter Rabbit Easter Teddy

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH Charity) has partnered with Enesco and Penguin Random House to create a new GOSH Peter Rabbit soft toy - and he's cuter and cuddlier than ever!

The lining of Peter Rabbit's ears showcases nature-inspired artwork designed by children in the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH Charity) funded GOSH Arts programme. The cute butterfly, flower and bumblebee drawings make the soft toys the perfect Easter or birthday gift for Beatrix Potter fans of all ages.

The toy is perfect for snuggling up with, and it's also a great option for your toddler as it's one that will look super cute on display in their nursery. Besides, what says Easter more than Peter Rabbit?

If you're expecting this Easter and looking to get a little something ready for your new arrival, this one's also a perfect gift to welcome your little one into the world with their first ever cuddly toy.

Enesco and Penguin Random House will be donating a percentage of each new soft toy sale to GOSH Charity, which will help fund the hospital's most urgent needs. These include pioneering research into treatments for rare conditions, essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and patient and family support services such as the GOSH Arts programme.

The GOSH Peter Rabbit soft toy comes in two sizes (small RRP £16.50, large RRP £27.50) and is available to buy on the GOSH Shop, where 45% of the sales price (100% of the profits) will be used to support life-changing charity funded Projects. Visit the GOSH Shop.

Arts and Craft Kits

If you're looking for a gift that will keep your little ones entertained and away from their digital devices over the Easter holidays, why not treat them to an Easter-themed arts and crafts kit?

There are plenty of pre-made crafts kits out there for different ages and interests, but you can always save some money and put your own together. Some popular options include jewellery making kits, painting kits, or making Easter cards.

Outdoor Toys

With summer and warmer weather (apparently) just around the corner, Easter is the perfect time to stock up on some outdoor toys for the garden.

Skipping ropes, football nets, and ball games are always the first thing to fly off the shelf when summer hits, so it's a great idea to plan in advance and tie it into your Easter gift. Besides, what better way to spend Easter Sunday than out in the garden building the kids' goal posts?

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Some Fun Baking Supplies

If you're happy for the kids to indulge in some sweet treats this Easter but want a bit more control over what goes into them, or if you just want to kill some time over the bank holiday weekend, baking is always a great option.

There are plenty of Easter-related baking ideas out there, or you could even have a go at a classic hot cross bun!

Baking with your little one is a great way to spend quality time with them while also keeping them engaged with the promise of a sweet treat at the end of it.

New Spring Clothes

Easter is a great time to update your child's wardrobe with some new spring clothes. They don't have to be specifically Easter-themed, but there's plenty of bunny-related baby wear available in the shops around Easter that can realistically be worn year round.

For a special treat for older kids, consider gifting them a nice new outfit or a pair of shoes that they can wear on Easter Sunday and will last them throughout the spring season.

These are just some of the best options out there when shopping for non-chocolate alternatives this Easter. If you're looking for other ways to keep your little ones entertained over the Easter holidays, check out these family Easter activities.


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