Easter 2016 falls on Sunday 27th March, just a couple of weeks away. It's also my brother's 30th birthday! This year I set out to find some great alternative Easter gift ideas instead of the run-of-the-mill eggs you usually find in the shops. I've found some fantastic ideas for children of all ages and adults, too. Here's my Easter gift guide featuring lots of great gifts that are a little more interesting!
Bobux Rabbit Soft Sole Shoes £20.00
These soft-soled baby shoes from Bobux are perfect for little feet this Easter. Created for newborns and pre-walkers they protect feet from the elements whilst allowing for natural foot development. They have an elasticated opening to make them easy to put on and take off, and the soles are made with suede which provide a non-slip surface. The rabbit shoes are made with soft mauve leather and have cute applique bunnies on the front. They're just adorable!
Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffle Easter Egg £9.99
These exquisite Easter eggs have cases that are hand-painted in Kashmir, India, then packed in Norfolk with Booja Booja's award-winning chocolate truffles. The truffles are made with organic chocolate from the Dominican Republic and sweet roasted Italian hazelnuts, and they're gluten-free and dairy-free, too. Booja Booja are a favourite with vegans, but their beautiful eggs and delicious chocolate will be loved by everyone. Holland & Barrett have hand selected a range of Free From Easter treats that are perfect for anyone with allergies or intolerances, avoiding sugar or just trying to cut down their carbon footprint.
Peter Rabbit Wooden Push Along Toy £10.99
Born Gifted have a huge selection of Easter gift ideas, many of which can be personalised to make them extra special. I particularly love this wooden Peter Rabbit toy which is great for babies and toddlers aged 12 months and older. It's a classic toy which brings so much fun and is also great for encouraging little ones learning to walk and balance. The Beatrix Potter favourite is beautifully painted and has wooden beads on each side which make a fun clacking noise as it's pushed along and the felt leaves on the carrot add another interesting texture for little hands to explore.
Usborne That's not my lamb... book £6.99
The "That's not my..." range of books from Usborne are a firm favourite with my boys who love meeting all the characters and feeling the different textures on each page. I think a book always makes the perfect gift and That's not my lamb... is ideal for Easter.
Monty Bojangles Taste Adventure Easter Egg £8.00
This year truffle brand Monty Bojangles are adding to their Easter collection with the launch of their magnificent new Taste Adventure Easter egg. The egg is made with creamy milk chocolate which has been selected for it's prominent caramel notes. The egg includes eight individually wrapped Choccy Scoffy, Orange Angelical, Scrumple Nutty, Berry Bubbly, Cookie Moon and Flutter Scotch truffles. How amazing are those truffle flavours? You can find this Easter egg at Morrisons and Budgens. For something smaller Monty Bojangles also have their Truffle Eggs Collection, which come in Choccy Scoffy, Flutter Scotch, Berry Bubbly and Scrumple Nutty. They can be found at Waitrose and Morrisons RRP £6.00.
Cuddledry Snuggle Bunny Towel £32.99
This gorgeously snuggly, fluffy bunny towel from Cuddledry has sweet little floppy bunny ears on the hood and is utterly cute. It is made with superfine microfibre which is ultra soft, lightweight, absorbent and quick to dry. Little N adores his and tries to wear it at every opportunity, while J still loves his Cuddlepaw toddler towel. It's perfect for Little N's weekly swimming lessons as it gets him dry so quickly after gets out of the pool and it is great for his sensitive skin as it is so soft. I want one in my size!
Bloom & Wild The Milly Bouquet £30.00
Bloom & Wild are my favourite for ordering flowers online and their Spring collection is gorgeous. I think The Milly makes a great Easter gift; it has yellow roses, lillies and fragrant stocks, all carefully hand-packed and delivered through your letterbox with free next day delivery.
Lottie & Lysh Bonnie Bunny Jacket £48.00
Light enough for spring and loose enough for layering on colder days, this beautiful jacket from independent brand Lottie & Lysh is the most gorgeous gift for babies, toddlers, and older children too as it can be made in sizes from newborn up to age 6. The pretty floral lining and floppy ears on the hood make it irresistible, and it's also reversible for two looks in one!
Little Bloomers: Plant a Bunny Seed Paper Card £4.50
Little Bloomers Seed Paper Cards from Plant a Bloomer are a truly unique and gorgeous gift idea this Easter. The plantable seed paper is embedded with wildflower seeds, flowers and ferns. When planted the paper breaks down and the seeds germinate to produce seedlings. How wonderful is that! There are many other designs in the range but the bunny is just perfect for Easter.
I hope you like these gift ideas for children and adults, have they inspired you to try something different this Easter? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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