Easter gift ideas without the chocolate

Easter doesn’t have to be all about chocolate. Some kids just aren’t that keen on chocolate, some have intolerances and some have an amazing ability to get melted chocolate fingerprints on EVERYTHING! Whether you want to cut down on the sugar rush (or the cleaning bill!), or you’re just looking for something different for Easter this year, we’ve gathered together a few of our favourite chocolate-free gift ideas.

Scentco Smanimals

Did you know that bunnies smell like cotton candy? Smanimals are scented stuffed animals. There are 6 characters, each with their own scent, but we think this cute bunny would be super sweet for Easter. Available at Mighty Ape.

RRP $15.00

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Bunnies in a Row Bib

Bunnies, bunnies, everywhere! This adorable bib from Elephant Ollie has a line-up of bunnies, ready to catch those dribbles and spills. Three-layer, super-absorbent bib.

RRP From $15.99

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Mr Men

Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt

Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop has a wonderful range of books to tell the stories of Easter or to entertain during the holidays. But we just couldn’t go past this Mr Men story full of Easter fun.

RRP $15.99

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Personalised Easter Jigsaw Puzzle

This 12 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features the coolest bunny. Personalise it with your choice of design, name, font and felt cover. Available from Stuck on You.

RRP $34.95

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Includes 6 egg figures, representing different emotions, and an accompanying book, ‘Scrambled Feelings’. This clever set helps kids develop ways to communicate their feelings. Available at Mighty Ape.

RRP $35.00

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Escape Hunt 600

Escape Hunt

Take the Easter egg hunt to the next level! Escape Hunt is Auckland’s ultimate real live interactive escape room. Get the family together, be locked in a room for 60 minutes and find clues, crack puzzles and solve the crime before time runs out!

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White Bunny Rabbit Puppet

Create your own Easter Bunny stories and fun with this rabbit hand puppet from Barefoot Books.

SALE $19.90

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SplashMagic Storm Jacket

You’ll have no problem getting the kids to put on their raincoat when they’re out and about these holidays with the SplashMagic Storm Jacket from Therm. A magic pattern appears when it gets wet!

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Kuwi’s Kitchen – Kiwi Kids Cookbook

Kuwi the Kiwi™ has her very own cookbook! The lovable kiwi from the popular books is helping to get kids into the kitchen with easy-to-make, fun, and well recipes for lunches and meals. Available at Funky Gifts.

RRP $29.99

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  1. SarahBlair 31/03/2018 at 9:34 pm

    I love these ideas!! I would much prefer to give my kids a toy that they can play with, or a book to read than lots of chocolate! I will be just giving them a couple of eggs this year.

  2. kymmage 31/03/2018 at 12:10 am

    I would love to try an escape hunt. That sounds so fun! This year I have mainly gone with non-chocolate gifts. We have some chalk eggs for outside drawing. Teeshirts with bunny ears as well. We also got some Hacthimals Colleggitbles because the new basket that is out was adorable.

  3. felicity beets 18/03/2018 at 5:21 pm

    i love the escape hunt idea for older kids – great family time together. the emotion eggs are also a cool idea – had not heard of these before – would be interested to hear about anyone that has used them.

  4. Kjgee 16/03/2018 at 9:23 am

    Such neat ideas here! When mine are little they get an easter book, and then once they get to around 3 they get chocolate. But I also like to buy my nephew something but as the bunny visits him he already gets a lot of chocolate so I like to get him something a bit different- definitely going to get something for him off this list as there are only so many easter books he needs (that’s what I have given him the last few years!)

  5. Bevik1971 15/03/2018 at 3:12 pm

    We have never really been into the Easter thing – we often will just go on a picnic (weather permitting) and our 5 year old may get 1 small easter egg but that’s about it. It’s just Consumerism gone mad 🙂

  6. Mands1980 15/03/2018 at 12:51 pm

    One of my kids hates chocolate so a gift of another thing I will have to find before Easter. As for the other 2 they just love chocolate and get so excited about Easter bunny coming.

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