Easter is less than a month away! The holidays always have a way of sneaking up on us. We’re left feeling stressed and by default, purchase Easter candy for your little ones. This year, skip the sugar rush and fill your child’s Easter egg basket with these 12 safe, fun and non-candy gift ideas instead. Let’s hop right in.
Some of the best gifts come without batteries or instructions. A great gift we can think of is the Purple Mandala Eggs from Grapat Wooden Toys. This set of 36 wooden mandala eggs in three different shades of purple provide autonomous play with many educational benefits. Lay them out on their own, or add them to other Grapat mandala sets for pattern making, colour sorting, scene creating, small world play and so much more. A wonderful tool for teaching arithmetic lessons and basic math skills. Grapat hand crafts materials that encourage, invite and stimulate the creation of invented little worlds. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Check it out HERE.
Easter is often associated with spring, bunnies, decorative eggs and bright colours. And Happy Hippo Bath Company’s handcrafted bath products are bursting with colour! Surprise your little one with a colourful Easter bath, filled with mesmerizing scents and natural ingredients. Happy Hippo Bath Company products are cruelty free, SLS, and paraben free. Perfect for sensitive skin and the whole family. Browse our Happy Hippo Bath Company collection HERE.
3. Piggy Paint Funny Bunny Gift Set
We all know that painting eggs is a classic Easter tradition. But what about painting your little one’s nails to match? Now that sounds fun! Brighten up your child’s Easter basket with the Funny Bunny Nail Polish Gift Set from Piggy Paint. This set includes a Flower Nail Art pack and 4 non-toxic Piggy Paint nail polishes: PINKie Promise, Dragon Tears, Tutu Cool, & Sea-quin! Check it out HERE.
It wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt. But have you ever tried using wooden eggs? Impress your child during this year’s Easter hunt with Erzi’s Wooden Eggs. This 6-pack of toy eggs come in a cardboard carton that can be hidden for children to find. The fun doesn’t stop there, Erzi's pretend food is a household favourite. Encourage healthy eating, social skills and imaginative thinking by stocking your child's play kitchen with Erzi’s Wooden Eggs. Perfect for your little aspiring chef's pretend kitchen and durable enough to last in a classroom or daycare center. Shop for it HERE.
Most kids dream of having a pet of their own - a lovable companion they can cuddle, care for, talk to and play with. We know having a pet is a big commitment, but you can still make this dream come true without stepping into a pet store. Charm your child this Easter with a heartwarming and realistic plush puppet from Folkmanis. Offering a variety of creatures - both exotic and familiar, Folkmanis Puppets teach children valuable life lessons and encourage open-ended, imaginative play. Role-playing with Folkmanis Puppets can help support your child’s social-emotional skills and bring their favourite stories to life. We especially love the bunnies! Browse our Folkmanis Puppet collection HERE.
6. Londji Reusable Sticker Activity Set
Children learn through play, and playing is fun! Providing hours of fun and learning, the Sticker Activity Sets by Londji is an Easter gift that both you and your child will love. It encourages fine motor skills and open-ended play through scene creation. It also comes with foldout packaging that serves as the perfect backdrop for the reusable stickers. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Get it HERE.
Looking for a gift that will keep your child entertained long after Easter is over? Delight them with an open-ended toy that provides endless hours of play. Holztiger's Wooden Animal Toys are chunky, hand crafted, simplistic figures that inspire children's imagination. Recreate life under the sea, on the farm, in the woods or in the jungle with Holztiger's Wooden Animal Collections. Each wooden figure is lovingly crafted from maple or beech wood and painted with non-toxic, water-based dyes in Europe. We especially love the bunnies, chicks, and lambs! Recommended for ages 3 and up. Shop all our Holztiger collections HERE.
8. Sarah’s Silks Enchanted Playsilks
Surprise your child Easter morning with a gift that’ll fuel creativity and spark imagination. Your child’s imagination is sure to run free with this beautiful and hand-painted Enchanted Playsilk from Sarah's Silks. It can be used for anything your little one dreams up. Will it be a superhero cape? A princess veil? A fire? The possibilities are endless with Sarah’s Silks. Playsilks are dyed with non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes and have been safety tested for children ages 3+. Get it HERE.
9. Hoppa Organic Muslin Bonding Dolls
Make your baby’s first Easter extra special with a gift they’ll cherish throughout their childhood. Hoppa’s (formerly Peppa) Organic Muslin Bonding Dolls are lightweight and great for little hands to hold and cuddle. They easily absorb the comforting scents of parents and home to help baby feel secure. Made of organic muslin with 100% wool filling in the head, the Organic Muslin Bonding Doll by Hoppa is super soft and perfect for popping into baby’s Easter basket. Check them out HERE.
10. Pebble Wooden Teething Ring
This Easter, give your baby something they can really sink their tiny teeth (or gums) into. This handmade Bunny Wooden Teething Ring from Pebble provides a soothing relief to baby's sore gums. Oh, and did we mention that it doubles as a rattle? Made from unvarnished beech wood, this wooden bunny teether is as cute as it is safe and effective. Get it HERE.
Easter is the best time to give gifts that’ll prepare your baby for their first summer. With sunny days ahead, protect your baby’s precious and sensitive eyes from harmful UV rays with RoShamBo Baby Shades. These nearly indestructible baby sunglasses block 100% of uva/uvb rays and are made in Italy. Specially designed with babies in mind, the safe material of RoShamBo Baby Shades is durable, flexible, chewable, light and comfortable. The flexible material gives lots of room to grow! They are also available in toddler, junior, and adult sizes! Check them out HERE.
Who says your child’s Easter basket can’t be a watering can? There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with a collapsible Watering Can from Scrunch. Fold it, roll it, or scrunch it, the Scrunch Watering Can will never lose shape. Made from food-grade silicone, this beautiful Watering Can is washable, non-toxic, strong and durable. It’s a useful and multi-functional gift that can also be used in the garden, tub or on the beach. Your child will not only be excited for their Easter hunt, but for their fun, new watering can basket as well. View Scrunch Watering Cans HERE.
With the help of these 12 gift ideas, your child’s Easter is sure to be egg-celent. If you’re still on the hunt for an Easter gift that’s not been listed, please visit our Easter Gift Idea collection for more gift ideas. Hoppy Easter every-bunny!