Easter equals chocolate for lots of kids but if you prefer to choose a little something for your child that’s sweet without necessarily being edible, read on.
Big kids or perhaps mums? I love, love, love the gorgeous white rabbit tealight holder by Have You Met Miss Jones (shown above). Now although it is designed to hold a tealight, a china rabbit filled with chocolate eggs makes a really lovely Easter gift – something to enjoy now and something to treasure. Once the Easter eggs are finished, what a fabulous style statement for a child’s room (but equally fab in the lounge room!). The white rabbit tealight is available from Moo Woo Handmade for $42.
One of my favourite Easter activities is the early-morning Easter egg hunt in the garden. I did it when I was little and now my kids enjoy an egg hunt each year. Like Christmas morning present opening, the Easter egg hunt at our house is done in pjs! Break out the best wintery pyjamas from Four in the Bed – I love the traditional gingham pjs for boys and the sweet floral and polka dot combination for girls. Prices start at $39.95.
Even the coolest tween won’t be able to resist making these adorable iced bunny treats for the family. The Woodland Bunnies Icypole Makers are available from Lark for $12.95 a set. If Easter just isn’t Easter without chocolate, then why not indulge them with this sweet bunny covered in hundreds-and-thousands, also from Lark for $4.95. (Okay, we know these are both edible but we couldn’t resist them either!)
Older kids can be tricky to buy for once every gift needs to have that ‘cool factor’. We think these groovy Chopity Chopsticks from Bambini Pronto cut the mustard on that front and they’ll look like experts as they chow down with implements that don’t slip and slide off the fingers. They’re just $7.95 a set and come in four great colours from Bambini Pronto.
With Easter comes school holidays. Keep kids busy with some crafty art kits from Djeco. Djeco have a huge range of unusual art kits from detailed ‘colour-by-numbers’ books (I like this Elizabethan-inspired Tales & Legends book for $29.95) to pom-pom making kits, awesome sticker sets, origami books, stitching cards and more. Find the Djeco range at Where Did You Get That?.
If you have kids that like to help themselves to your make-up bag (and we know what a mess that can be!) direct them to Pure Poppet. Safe for young skin, Pure Poppet natural children’s play makeup is all about dressing up, creating characters, make believe and having heaps of fun. Easy to use ‘crayons’ and powders are just the thing for making Easter bunny faces! Pure Poppet makeup ranges from $4.95 to $39.95.
On the hunt for some Easter outfits? Check the funky designs for girls at Mooce. There’s an emphasis on comfort and relaxed style with some quirky and eye-catching details added for fun. I especially like the Bubble print dress teamed with hot pink leggings. The dress is $38.95 and the leggings are $19.95.
Need more cosy gear for Easter mornings? It doesn’t get any snugglier than Minimink. Until you have felt a Minimink faux fur blanket, it’s difficult to describe just how incredibly soft they are and they’re just as suitable for big kids bedrooms as they are for the nursery. Just perfect for older kids are the Maximink blankets which are 200cm x 150cm for $170. Choose from three lush wintery colours – Milk, Honey and Chocolate.
If you have an Easter tradition of giving a small keepsake gift, a unique handmade doll from Pigeon Pudding may fit the bill. Available as either a girl, boy or mermaid doll, each comes with removable clothes. Each doll is different – check out Pigeon Puddings clever way of displaying them! Dolls are $19.95 each and are available directly through Pigeon Pudding.
Phew, you’ll need something cute to put all those Easter goodies in! The gorgeous Write To Me Easter Goodie Bags and tags are perfect for collecting eggs or presenting your gift to the kids in a stylish way.
They’re eco-friendly, uber-cute and inexpensive with the Easter bags with tags (above right) just $8 for three. The treat bags (above left) come in packs of ten with two metres of twine for $12. A pack of eight Easter tags is $8 from Write To Me.