While some parents will be letting their toddlers feast on their first chocolate fuelled Easter this year, others might choose to hold back on the sugar and get their Easter treats elsewhere. Here we have a fantastic line up of alternate Easter gifts!
There’s no rest for fairies and princesses over Easter, in fact they’re likely to be in full flight with a fist full of new accessories! Pom Pom Princess have fluffy Tulle Pom Pom Wands that will please small children to no end. Available in two sizes, mini ($7) and standard ($15), you can choose from nine glorious colours, making it super easy to match skirts and wings with wands.
Let your toddler wield a paintbrush and work some magic over a fabulous Seedling Egg Kit. Destined to become an Easter decoration for years to come, these wooden eggs nestle neatly in their very own carton when they’re dry and come complete with acrylic paints and paint brush. The Seedling Egg Kit is $19.95 and available from Rudy and The Dodo.
While toddlers aren’t up on the finer points of family budgets, we think it’s never too early to start a savings plan. One thing they do love is putting coins in money boxes so these wooden ones from Bambini Pronto will make a lovely keepsake gift for a little lad or lassie. The chick and rabbit designs are sweet, but there are many more to choose from if you don’t want to stick with traditional Easter critters. They’re $29.95 each from Bambini Pronto.
Make your little one the belle of the ball pit in this stunning limited edition Belle and Boo Crimson Coat. Made from pure Merino wool, the tasselled hood, darling ric-rac detail, and embroidered Boo bunny have us in raptures. A perfect Easter day outfit for those chilly early morning egg hunts, it’s available in sizes to fit children aged eighteen months to six years. The Belle and Boo Crimson Coat is priced at $135, it’s currently on sale for $100 from Millie Abroad.
A great Easter themed game for children is this super cute Wonderworld Chicky Memory game. Cue the giggles as toddlers try to remember which egg is under which chick! Made from environmentally friendly rubberwood, Chicky Memory Game is $34.50 from The Play Hive.
We adore this little rabbit night light, from Down to the Woods. Perfectly sized for little hands and battery operated so you can put it anywhere in the nursery to keep those pesky bad dreams at bay (you know, the ones that come after too much chocolate), it’s only $17.
A book is always a hit as a gift so why not invest in an Easter themed edition? Lucy Cousins’ Maisy Mouse books are a popular choice for toddler’s and there is little doubt they will love the story of Maisy’s Easter egg hunt. Happy Easter Maisy! is available from Book Depository and delivery to Australia is free.
Here’s a puzzle you’ll want to snaffle straight away – the wooden Rabbit Cottage Puzzle ($32.95) from Djeco. This puzzle is layered puzzle so you can mix and match pieces to fit. The impeccable rabbit cottage illustration is typical of French company Djeco, it has you wanting more and more of their toys!
Minimink are renowned for their luxurious Faux Fur Blankets and what better gift with winter only around the corner? Minimink blankets come in lush hues of chocolate, milk, honey and ebony. The Faux Fur Blanket is sized perfectly for toddlers but still big enough to top a single bed or curl up in a favourite chair with. Blankets are $102 from Minimink.
A practical gift is always appreciated and The Adaptable Kiddie Bottle fits the bill perfectly. Available in a 350ml Sippy Top model for $27.95 or 350ml Sports Top model for $19.95. Made from sleek lightweight stainless steel, these drink bottles are free of any chemical nasties. The Adaptable Kiddie Bottle is available from Kiddie Concepts who deliver free all over Australia.
I love the value for money you get with a dual purpose gift. Moops Rabbit ($29.95) from Moops and Hoops is a cute-as-can-be bunny who can be warmed in the microwave to keep small bodies cosy at night. Available in either pink or blue and filled with lavender-scented wheat grains, he’s bound to become a favourite part of a bedtime routine. Please note that due to small parts and heat, Moops Rabbit isn’t recommended for children aged under three so this one is best for older toddlers.
I adore these Huggalugs Hugbunny leg and arm warmers. They’re absolutely gorgeous in all their bunny covered glory and not to mention keeping little limbs warm along the way! Available in two colours – eggshell and orchid – and priced at $16.50 a pair from Urban Baby. We love these so much we had them in last year’s guide so wanted to remind you of them again!
That’s it, we hope we’ve given you a good idea or two for beautiful gifts for toddlers with zero sugar. Tell us in the comments below what non-chocolate gifts you’re giving your toddler this year – we’d love to know!