If you’re avoiding chocolate this Easter – for whatever reason – there are still plenty of great gifts you can get for your little one.
From soft baby toys to fun family activities, here’s our pick of the best non-chocolate Easter presents for children…
1. Myla & Oscar Wooden Rabbit Play Cubes, £19.50
Why we love it: Simple (but stylish) cubes for little hands to grip and grab. An ideal plaything.
Available from: Not On The High Street
2. Tomy Hide’n’Squeak Eggs, £10.99
Why we love it: ‘Crack’ open these classic Tomy eggs to reveal the brightly-coloured press-and-cheep chicks. The egg box is also a shape-sorting game where your toddler matches egg bases to the right shaped hole in the box.
Suitable for: 1 year +
Available from: Uber Kids, Argos and The Entertainer
3. Peter Rabbit Buggy Book, £4.55
Why we love it: Introduce your baby to Peter Rabbit with this lovely little book. It begins: “this little bunny…” and shows Peter doing everything he loves. Ideal for clipping to a pushchair or highchair.
Suitable from: Birth
Available from: Amazon and Jojo Maman Bebe
4. Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny, £17.50
Why we love it: Jellycat is a classic brand for baby toys – plus look how cute this little guy is!
Suitable from: Birth
Available from: Jellycat and Maison White
5. Playmobil Easter Egg, £8.99
Why we love it: We love this zookeeper set, but we also like that there’s a range of sets to choose from including a pirate and robot.
Suitable for: 4 years +
Available from: Playmobil and Amazon
6. Steiff Soft Cuddly Friends Tilda Rabbit, £16.90
Why we love it: Another classic teddy bear brand – this time known for their sturdy toys. We like Tilda because she’s especially soft and cuddly, with bean bags in her tail and legs.
Available from: Steiff
7. Skip Hop Duck Hooded Towel, £20
Why we love it: This hooded towel from Skip Hop Zoo features a duck design that’s just right for Spring. Made from 100% cotton terry, the towels are soft and absorbent enough to snuggle up in after a bath.
Suitable for: 2 years +
Available from: Boots, John Lewis and Amazon
8. Galt Card Craft Kit, £9.44
Why we love it: Make cute Easter cards for family and friends with this kit that includes patterned paper, zigzag scissors, stamps, stickers, glitter glue and ribbon.
Suitable for: 8 years +
Available from: Amazon and Hobbycraft
9. Hatchimals Colleggtibles Spring Basket, £10.99
Why we love it: A nice spin on the mini Hatchimals we all know and love. Hatching eggs? Check! Cute little characters? Check! The basket is very sweet, too ?
Suitable for: 5 years +
Available from: Argos, Amazon and Very
10. Personalised Colour-In Easter Poster, £9
Why we love it: This giant Easter poster is a great addition to your Easter decorations and hours of fun. You can add your child’s name to the top for a personalised touch.
Available from:Not On The High Street
11. Personalised Blue Bunny Backpack, £22
Why we love it: With an adorable bunny pattern, this pastel-blue backpack is perfect for spring. It’s cute as well as practical with a zip-close pocket on the front and adjustable padded straps. And for a personal touch, you can have any name embroidered onto it.
Available from: My First Years
12. Baby Clementoni Interactive Rabbit, £19.99
Why we love it: Lillo the rabbit can help your little one to learn their letters and numbers, with interactive buttons and sounds. His bright colours and soft fabric encourage learning and play, and to hear some cute sound effects you can also feed Lillo his little toy carrot.
Suitable for: 10 months +
Available from: Amazon
13. Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies, £9.99
Why we love it: This craft kit comes with three washable felt tip pens, so you can keep customising the three bunnies and their sleeping bags. All you have to do is wash the colour off, and you can start decorating again!
Suitable for: 4 years +
Available from: Interplay UK and Amazon
14. Press Out and Colour: Easter Eggs, £6.57
Why we love it: Inside you’ll find 20 intricate egg designs, that children of all ages can enjoy colouring in. Once pressed out of the book, the eggs can also be slotted together in pairs to make eye-catching hanging decorations.
Available from: Amazon, Blackwells and Book Depository
15. VTech PetSqueaks Betty & Nibble Bunnies, £14.99
Why we love it: These miniature robotic bunnies come with 3 sensors, which you can trigger to see them move and squeak. You get three accessories with your bunny – headwear, jacket and an interactive food item. Betty and Nibble are also pocket-sized, so your little ones can take them wherever they go.
Suitable from: 36 months +
Available from: Argos, Smyths and Amazon
16. My Busy Bots Egg-cellent Pairs, £8
Why we love it: When you open up the eggs, you’ll reveal a secret colour and shape on the inside. Your little one can enjoy matching up the pairs, improving skills such as colour sorting and shape recognition.
Suitable from: 18 months +
Available from: My Busy Bots