Monday, 7 April 2014

Alternative Easter Gift Ideas

Easter is nearly here and that usually means copious amounts of Easter eggs and other chocolate which takes the kids months to get through and takes up loads of space in the kitchen. So this year I thought it would be nice to think of some alternative Easter gifts and I thought I'd share them with you.

My first gift idea are these beautiful personalised books about the boy/girl who lost his/her name, basically you can personalise the book with your childs name and the book tells the story of a child who has lost it's name and bravely sets off to track down the missing letters, along the way the child meets lots of weird and wonderful characters who each give them a letter until they have all of the letters to spell out their name. 

What I love about these books is that each child's name creates it's own special, personalised story and each book comes with a special message inside. It also helps your child learn the letters in his/her name so it's educational too. Overall I think it's an absolutely beautiful book for children of all ages and would make a wonderful gift for Easter, birthdays or Christmas. 

You can order these books from and as a treat for Easter you can get 15% off your order by entering HappyEaster at the checkout.

My next gift idea is something that my mum and aunt do every year for my kids and that is to buy them a new outfit for Easter instead of Easter eggs. They prefer to get the kids something that will last them and that will come in useful and I love it because it gives them a lovely new outfit to wear when the weather gets warmer. 

They always get the outfits from Next, my mum will buy the shorts and my aunt will buy the t-shirt but you don't have to get items from Next as I find supermarket clothing brands like F&F are just as good.

Lastly is an idea that does involve chocolate but it's a little bit different, why not try making your own Easter eggs. We were sent a brilliant kit from Stay In and Riley was very excited to have a go at trying it out. 

The kit contained everything you need to make some chocolate eggs and decorate them with sweets and there was even a chefs hat for Riley. We had lots of fun melting the chocolate and then painting it into the moulds, Riley favourite part was decorating the eggs with the sweets to make the funny faces.

I was really surprised by the quality of the chocolate in this kit as I've used things like this before and the chocolate always tends to be the cheap, nasty tasting stuff that no-one wants to eat but this chocolate was absolutely delicious and we had no problems eating the eggs afterwards.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and hopefully it helped to give you some alternative Easter gift ideas.



  1. Great ideas, I love the books, such a unique idea! thanks for linking up with #ReadWithMe I have tweeted and pinned this post x

  2. Love the Lost my name books - we have them for our 3 too, and they are so beautiful. #ReadWithMe

    1. They really are lovely books :) Thanks Kate xx

  3. The books sound really fun! I really love the look of those chocolate eggs!!!!! x

  4. Love these ideas, especially the personalised books! Kids get far too much chocolate at Easter! Love your blog title too! Zena's Suitcase Zx

  5. Oh I love the make your own chocolate egg kit, we are going to be doing some easter baking next weekend even though I am rubbish in the kitchen! x

  6. Oh, I love those chocolate eggs! Great idea and so much fun x

  7. Those books look brilliant. Not only are they personalised, but they look really attractive and appealing #readwithme


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