Alternative Easter Gifts for 2021

Contains gifted items

Easter is fast approaching and I think a lot of us have spent the past year sat on our bums eating, no? Just me then. Anyway, spring is springing so here are a few altnerative Easter gift ideas that are different from the norm:

First up, yes Easter Eggs but these are dairy free and vegan from Mummy Meagz

News flash! Dairy free people still like chocolate so treat them to one of these from Mummy Meagz. There are several in the range including these chocolate orange and mylk chocolate ones.

Available from Holland & Barret

Am alternative to chocolate eggs Easter sweets and candies from Haribo

Containing a great mix of the popular Haribo eggs, Jelly rabbits (a spin on their Jelly Babies), yummy easter eggs with a fruity filling. There is something for every gummy Haribo lover, they’ve gone down a storm in our house!

Available in all the usual shops and supermarkets

Keep the kids imagination going with Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 

These new Woody 3 in 1 from Stabilo are great. Part crayon, part watercolour, part pencil and can be used on glass and coloured paper too.

RRP £21.60  Available from stabilo.co.uk or currently £18.98 from Amazon

Great for rainy days is this Wonderful Wildlife Puzzle from Little Gibsons

We’re huge puzzle fans here and this is a super cute Wonderful Wildlife Puzzle from Little Gibsons. Once the puzzle is completed they can spend some time spotting the animals and plants.

RRP £10.50 available from Gibsons Games and Amazon

A selection of puzzles, paints and notelets from Mouth & Foot Painting Artists

New for Spring from MFPA is the wrapping paper and matching gift tags, £10 for 12 sheets and matching tags. We were sent this gorgeous bundle including a box of 25 notelets £10, two puzzles starting at £10, Little L can’t wait to do the cute children’s one and a box of watercolour paints and palette £10 – which we have already used!

There are lots of gifts to choose from check out www.MFPA.uk for the full range.

Nintendo Switch & Games

Big L has had his Nintendo Switch since Christmas 2019 and it is used daily. It had been great during lockdown as he’s been able to play with friends online and we’ve used it to play family games. We love the fact that it’s also portable – it even comes on the school run to while away those boring few minutes in the car!

Our current favourites are:

  • Mario Kart 8 
  • Minecraft & Minecraft Dungeons
  • Super Mario 3D World & Bowser’s Fury
  • 51 Worldwide Games

All available from Nintendo and Amazon 

Think Easter think rabbits! Here are two Peter Rabbit gifts  

First of all is this ridiculously cute Peek-a-boo Peter Rabbit from Gund. We have several soft toys from Gund and they are so soft and cuddly. This particular Peter Rabbit one plays peek-a-boo by raising his arms with his signature red handkerchief and giggles RRP £44.00

For mug fans (who isn’t?) is the Peter Rabbit with pocket handkerchief 2021 edition mug RRP £15.00. Peter sure does love his red pocket handerchief, the mug also features other Beatrix Potter characters Jemima Puddleduck and more.

Both available from www.beatrixpottergiftsbyenesco.co.uk

A Peppa Pig celebration cake from Brigit’s bakery

You have probably heard of Brigit’s Bakery, in fact I’ve been hankering over one of the afternoon tea bus tours myself (once all this is over), well they’ve started a Bake Club. You can choose to follow the recipes yourself via the app, trust me they make it really easy, or you can opt to have the box of ingredients delivered to your door. All pre weighed all you have to do is provide the implements and follow the app.

Brigit’s Bake Box arrives in a sturdy box with the chilled ingredients in a cool bag so you can pop then straight into the fridge until you’re ready to bake. I made ours at the weekend and it was easier than I thought, I did adapt a few things but it turned out really well and your kids will love it! Check out my instagram for the finished article!

The Peppa Pig Celebration cake is a one off £23.95  or £22.95 if you subscribe to the monthly bake club www.bake-club.com/

For those al fresco cafe trips – Klean Kanteen reusable tumbler

A lot places are actively encouraging us to provide our own cups and mugs, and rightly so, Kleen Kanteen have a great reputation and I can vouch for them too! This 16oz tumbler with straw keeps drinks warm for 4 hours and cold for 20. Pop it into your bag before you leave the house and you are ready for your al freso catch up!

Available in a wide range of colours RRP £21.95 from www.kleankanteen.co.uk

A well earned tipple from Mermaid Gin

I can confirm that not only is the Mermaid Gin bottle beautiful (I already have two repurposed with lights in) the gin itself is delicious and any gin fan will enjoy it.

Mermaid gin from The Isle of Wight Distillery is Net Zero and keen on sustainability – the Mermaid gin is a striking bottle which is plastic-free and uses entirely recyclable materials – including a plant-based seal around its sustainably sourced cork and wooden stopper.  

Mermaid Gin, 42% ABV. Available: Tesco, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Master of Malt (online). RSP £40.00/70cl.

Celebrate springtime with Round Corner Brewing beers

Round Corner Brewing has cornered six of its hoppiest beers into a fantastic Easter gift pack. The six represent the very best of the brewery – which is based in the country’s oldest market, in the centre of the UK’s ‘rural food capital’, Melton Mowbray.  Melton’s the only place that’s home to two protected origin foodstuffs – the eponymous pork pie and stilton cheese (the ‘round corner’ of which the brewery’s named after). 

The brewery has created a twelve pack for Spring and Easter featuring two of each beautifully crafted beer for £30.00 from www.roundcornerbrewing.com

A reed diffuser from ARRAN Sense of Scotland

We have the Cedarwood & Citrus reed diffuser from ARRAN Sense of Scotland. It has a lovely fresh fragrance that we all enjoy – Monsieur Incidental isn’t keen on sweet scents and this is perfect. It comes in a sleek metal case and looks as good as it smells.

Also available as a room spray and in other scents RRP £30 www.arran.com

A fresh lemon soap from Myros

Myros massage soaps make the perfect go-to unique gift for friends, family or a self-purchase. Produced in Turkey the soap includes RSPO certified palm oil , ensuring that the standard of palm oil is sustainable. I have perviously has the pomegranate and olive oil soaps and I’m looking forward to putting a fresh spring in my step with this lemon fragrance.

RRP £3.95 from www.giftgivingallwrappedup.co.uk

Get creative (and clean) with So Bomb DIY

We loved making these bath bombs. It was so easy and actually not too messy which I was pleased about. All you have to do is add a little water, mix the ingredients and layer them up to create your desired pattern in the mould. They come with one light which you hide in one of the bombs and is activated when in the water. The boys loved it.

The 2 pack of So Bomb RRP £6.99 and is available from toyshops and Amazon 

A zingy springtime tea towel

After an Easter roast someone has to wash up and dry, why not make that job a little more pleasant with a new Izzy & Oliver tea towel? With it’s fresh yellow and green decoration it is perfect for the spring.

RRP £3.95 from www.giftgivingallwrappedup.co.uk

Willow Tree Bountiful 2021 figurine 

We love Willow Tree figurines, in fact my mum has a few (I may have mentioned that before) so she will be delighted with this one. Having a dated piece can mean different things to different people. Maybe 2021 will be a year you get married, a new job or have a baby. For us we are hoping that 2021 brings new beginnings for our family. It has been a hard year for everyone.

There are lots of different figurines available Bountiful 2021 RRP £27.00 from www.willowtreegift.co.uk

I hope this guide gives you some ideas for alternative gifts for Easter. Let me know what you think.

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