Easter chocolate is pretty delish, but it doesn’t last too long at our place. And we’re betting it disappears pretty fast at yours too, especially when the kids are old enough to catch on.
Here are our 25 of our favourite non-chocolate Easter gifts for toddlers and kids that last much longer than it takes to tear the fancy foil off a sugar-laden egg.
1. Rabbit egg cup
Is there anything nicer than toast soldiers dipped in a perfectly runny boiled egg? When the egg is sitting in a sweet Bunny Egg Cup ($4.99), natch.
2. Carrot purse o’ bunnies
There is not a toddler nor preschooler in the world who won’t squeal in delight at uncovering this carrot purse bursting with bunnies ($31.61) on Easter morning. Ten bucks they won’t even care it’s not chocolate, that’s how cute it is.
3. Bunny dolls
Put some pep in your non-chocolate Easter step with a glorious bunny from Alimrose. They make the best bunny besties, like the Bea Bunny Doll ($89.95).
4. Beautiful bunny ears
This bellissimo bunny ears headband ($60) and tulle tutu dress ($145) combo for girls is from Tutu Du Monde’s If Walls Could Talk collection and will be available just in time for dressing up for a special Easter Sunday lunch.
5. Rabbit tees with ‘tude
6. Rabbit puzzle
Djeco’s Primo puzzles are grooming a future generation of jigsaw masters and just right for non-chocolate Easter giving. Three rabbit puzzles come in this set ($18.95), with three, four or five pieces.
7. Rabbit lamp
Let this gorgeous ceramic baby bunny lamp ($79) chase away bedtime monsters.
8. Easter jammies
Hop little bunnies, hop hop hop straight to bed in Bonds cute and colourful Easter Sleep Sets ($34.95).
9. Bunny backpack
Carrot chomping teeth, carrot zipper pulls, all on a perfectly pint-sized Skip Hop backpack ($34.95) that’s perfect for the Easter road trip.
10. Easter tin
A traditional Easter tin ($8.95) for them to bring out year after year. A lovely Easter gift for little ones to treasure.
11. Easter basket
Olli and Ella’s Piki Basket ($39.95) is good for holding Easter egg hunting booty – especially if you plan to snack on most of them when the kids are napping – and to take on future picnics and tea parties.
12. Hide n Squeak eggs
We’ve yet to meet a kid who doesn’t love these Tomy Hide and Squeak eggs ($14.99) we found over at Kidstuff. The surprise of the little chick inside when they take off the lid, the colourful faces, and for parents, a squeak so subtle, it’ll never drive you mad.
13. Pretend hot cross buns
While these felt hot cross buns ($21) won’t quite fill the void left when the real things disappear from bakery shelves for another year, they make for some very excellent play tea time snacks.
14. Bunny train
Choo choo, all aboard the bunny train ($54.95)! Easter gifts for toddlers don’t come any better than this wooden train set that has rabbit and carrot figurines to encourage imaginary play and improve manual dexterity.
15. Bunny dressing gown
Easter celebrations last until bath time, when kids can wrap up in this cosy bunny robe ($99).
16. Bunny Easter hunt game
Toddlers and preschoolers will have so much fun taking bunny on a hunt for carrots to fill their Easter baskets over and over again with Hoppy Floppy Happy Hunt ($29.90). Plus, this easy-to-play board game from Educational Insights will teach them their colours too.
17. Rabbit masks
18. Cross stitch rabbit
Keep Easter choc full of fun (but chocolate-free) with this rather wonderful Moon Picnic Cross Stitch bunny kit ($25). Little ones can make the Easter bunny a jumper to keep him warm on his travels, then unravel it and start all over again.
19. Easter bunny teepee
When egg hunting is done and the traditional Easter lamb roast is dusted, kids need a good hideout to have a rest. Adair’s Fleur Harris teepee ($129.99) is just the ticket.
20. Easter socks
All that running around hunting for eggs is hard work. Keep tootsies covered with this playful 2pack of bunny socks ($16.95) from Happy socks.
21. Rabbit placemat
The perfect accessory to Easter brunch. We love the bunny placemats ($28.95) from We Might Be Tiny.
22. Easter bunny apron
It may be a non-chocolate Easter, but there will be plenty of baked goods. Kids will love lending a helping hand in the kitchen wearing their very own Easter apron ($52.80).
23. Bunny money box
Where better to stash their treasure than a gold money box ($29).
24. Easter slippers
One of our favourite easter gifts. Kids big and small will never tire of warm, cozy slippers ($19.99) for the cold winter nights.
25. Bunny laundry basket
Get one step closer to little bunnies keeping their room clean and tidy with a handy laundry basket ($39.99) too cute to ignore.
Make sure to check out our stupendous chocolate-free Easter gift guide for babies if you have some even littler ones in the house.