If the thought of countless chocolate eggs piling up for the foreseeable and your already-excited children bouncing off the walls on a sugar high is enough to fill you with dread, let us introduce you to an alternative, chocolate-free Easter gift list.

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From cute-as-a-button soft toys to adorable bunny LEGO, arty craft projects and everything in-between, these present ideas are a lovely way to welcome in spring and celebrate Easter….

Best non-chocolate Easter gifts at a glance

  • Best for LEGO lovers: Easter Rabbits LEGO Display, £11.99
  • Best for promoting creative thinking: Personalised Letter from the Easter Bunny, £5.50 for 1 - Get 15% off with code "Made4Mums15"
  • Best for babies: Jellycat Bashful Bunny, £18.50
  • Best Easter craft kit: toucanBox Easter Boxes, £12 each or from £33 for month gift subscription
  • Best interactive Easter book: Spot's First Easter Board Book, £6.40
  • Best for Easter baking: Easter Egg Bake and Hunt Kit, £19.99
  • Best for the cute factor: Cuddlebunny Bamboo Soft Hooded Towel, £34.99
  • Best personalised Easter gift: Personalised Easter Clothing and Mini Bunny Gift Set, £24
  • Best for a game: Orchard Toys Easter Egg Surprise Mini Game, £5.50
  • Best for wearing on Easter Day: Knitted Sheep Romper, £25

Here's our pick of the best non-chocolate Easter gifts for children...

1. Easter Rabbits LEGO Display, £11.99

– Best for LEGO lovers

Easter Rabbits LEGO Display

Age: 8+ years

This adorable 287 piece LEGO set featuring a white bunny and a light brown bunny sitting together in a spring meadow would make a fantastic Easter gift. The 5 colourful Easter eggs and 3 tulips alongside the bunnies make this a beautiful Easter scene.

After your child has enjoyed making the rabbits, they can be displayed however they choose. Once the model is created its height is 10cm.

At only £11.99 this is a great value LEGO gift to keep your child entertained over Easter.

Available from: LEGO and Amazon

2. Personalised Letter from the Easter Bunny, £5.50 for 1

– Best for promoting creative thinking

Personalised Letter from the Easter Bunny

Age: from birth

Thanks to the International Elf Service, your child can receive a personalised letter from the Easter Bunny. The letter will call them by name and tell them all about what happens at the Department of Tasty Treats (the underground Easter Egg-speriments Chocolate Laboratory) on Easter Day and what all, the woodland creatures are up to- sounds magical!

The letter comes with a length of natural twine from the Enchanted Woodland and an official International Elf Service gift tag so you can roll up the scroll and tuck it somewhere special for your child to find.

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Better yet, the letter is printed on 100% recycled paper.

Alternatively, you can pay more and get the Easter Bunny 7-Letter News Bundle (£18.95) to receive even more personalised letters. £1 from each Bunny Letter Bundle order will be donated to the British Red Cross to support Ukraine.

Available from: The International Elf Service- Get 15% off with code "Made4Mums15"

3. Jellycat Bashful Bunny, £18.50

– Best for babies

jellycat bunny toy

Age: from birth

With their super soft fur and long floppy ears, these Bashful Bunny cuddly toys from Jellycat make the cutest non-chocolate Easter gift for your baby or toddler.

Jellycat sells a whole range of colours for you to choose from including neutral tones and brighter shades. A gorgeous gift that is sure to stand the test of time.

Available from: The White Company and Selfridges

4. toucanBox Easter Boxes, £12 each or from £33 for monthly gift subscription

– Best Easter craft kit

Easter toucanBox double craft 2022 white background

Age: 2 to 8 years

Get a box of Easter crafting fun delivered straight to your door with this spring-themed kit from toucanBox.

For a lovely outdoor activity, your child receives all the tools to assemble a wooden flower press for flower foraging. Or for a fun family game, you also get all the bits to make and decorate animal bowling pins with a mini ramp, alley and bowling ball to get striking!

It's packed to the brim with Easter fun and if you don't want to commit to a monthly subscription, you can also buy a box as a one-off purchase.

Available from: toucanBox

5. Spot’s First Easter Board Book, £6.40

– Best interactive Easter book

Age: 2 to 5 years

A classic character who has delighted children for generations, who better than Spot the dog to help you celebrate your baby’s first ever Easter?

This engaging book by Eric Hill sees Spot on the hunt for eggs – there are lift-up flaps, which are ideal training for fine motor skills and counting is also incorporated.

Available from: Waterstones and Amazon

6. Easter Egg Bake and Hunt Kit, £19.99

– Best for Easter baking

craft and crumb easter egg kit

For a fun Easter weekend activity, we love this baking kit which comes with everything you need to make eye-catching Easter biscuits as well as craft kit to set up your own egg hunt.

Kids can get creative and make their biscuits super bright and colourful, with an array of food colours and sprinkles included in the kit.

Available from: Not On The High Street

7. Cuddlebunny Bamboo Soft Hooded Towel, £34.99

– Best for the cute factor

Sizes: 1 to 3 years and 1 to 6 years

A silky soft mix of bamboo and cotton, with its gorgeous floppy rabbit ears and fluffy tail, this cuddly hooded towel is a beautiful gift for springtime. The design is 60% more absorbent than a normal bath towel – credentials that scored the brand a MFM Awards win.

A popper fastening keeps the towel in place on wriggly babies and restless toddlers, and its fluffy feel make it ideal for snuggling up in after bath time.

Available from: Cuddledry and Not On The High Street

8. Personalised Easter Clothing and Mini Bunny Gift Set, £24

– Best personalised Easter gift

Personalised Easter Clothing and Mini Bunny Gift Set

Sizes: Bodysuit - newborn to 18 months, T-shirt - 1 to 3 years

This adorable gift set comes with a personalised white bodysuit or t-shirt with grey rabbits and little chicks around the message, "hoppy Easter", followed by your child's name.

Alongside the bodysuit or t-shirt is a grey mini bunny soft toy.

The clothing is machine washable at 30 degrees and is made from 100% cotton.

Available from: My 1st Years

9. Orchard Toys Easter Egg Surprise Mini Game, £5.50

– Best for a game

Orchard Toys Easter Egg Surprise Mini Game

Age: 3-6

This 2-4 player Egg Surprise game is perfect to entertain your children over Easter. Not only is this game fun but as your child is collecting the spotty bunnies and discovering the eggs but it also improves counting, colour recognition and problem solving skills.

The aim of the game is to spin the carrot spinner and find a bunny that has the same number of spots as the number on the spinner. Then, turn over the card which will show a number of eggs on it, the more eggs the better. The winner has the most eggs at the end.

The game is small too, meaning it's easy to take out and about with you.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe, Amazon and Orchard Toys

10. Knitted Sheep Romper, £25

– Best for wearing on Easter Day

Knitted Sheep Romper

Sizes: Newborn to 18 months

Dress your baby for Easter in this cute blue sheep romper. It's made with 100% soft cotton so it's gentle against your child's sensitive skin.

The popper fastenings on the gusset make nappy changes quick and easy. Its also easy to clean, just throw it in a 40º wash.

This is a great first Easter gift to really dress them for the occasion.

Available from: Mamas & Papas

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