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21 Best Easter gifts for kids that you can give instead of chocolate

On the hunt for cracking non-chocolate Easter gifts for children? We can help!

While it’s true that Easter usually means chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, there are only so many choccy eggs kids can – and should – eat!

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What can I buy for Easter besides chocolate?

There are so many cute non-chocolate Easter gifts out there that you can buy for children –  from Peter Rabbit-themed goodies to personalised Easter storybooks. If you're looking for alternative Easter gifts we've got you covered.

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Keep scrolling fop our top picks of non-chocolate Easter gifts for kids.

 

Sylvanian Families hoppin’ Easter playset, was £14.99, now £10.50 Amazon

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This cute limited edition Sylvanian Families set has everything little ones need to recreate their own mini Easter egg hunt – three eggs to find as well as a special little snow rabbit baby friend inside to help. Each of the eggs can be cracked open to find a treat inside and you get a pretty pastel Easter basket to put them in.

Bunny backpack, £22, Amazon

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This is an alternative Easter gift that children will treasure all year round. It’s a cute bunny backpack that they'll want to take everywhere.

Personalised Excellent Easter adventure story book, £20.95, Letterfest

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If they love to read, how about an alternative Easter gift that features them? This fun rhyming Easter story can be personalised so that their name features throughout and on the front cover. Sure to be an Easter bedtime story fave for years to come!

GUND Flora the bunny toy, £28.99, Amazon

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This adorable, soft hugable interactive bunny is suitable for children from six months – but older kids will love her too. Press her left foot to play peek-a-boo, and the right to hear a song. Her ears also move and flap too!

GUND Peter Rabbit Peek-a-Ears interactive soft toy, £50, Next

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GUND have also released a special interactive Peter Rabbit toy to celebrate Beatrix Potter's beloved character celebrating his 120th anniversary. He plays peek-a-boo with his fluffy ears, which move when you press his left foot. Adorable!

Peter Rabbit: A fluffy Easter Tale, £7.99, Waterstones

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Peter is hopping on an egg hunt, but finds a fluffy surprise instead! With tactile elements on every page and a simple story to follow, this board book is a perfect alternative Easter gift for little bunnies.

Bunny hooded bath robe, £25, JoJo Maman Bebe

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This bunny bath robe means getting them out of the bath will no longer be a struggle – they’ll be eager to hop out (pun intended) and put it on. It’s available in sizes to suit six months all the way up to 5 years.

CuddleBunny bamboo soft hooded Towel, £34.99, Cuddledry

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And for the full bunny bathtime experience, dry them off first in this sweet bunny towel - aka the CuddleBunny from Cuddledry. The bamboo cotton toweling won't lose its softness after washing, so it's ideal for delicate young skin and it's an alternative Easter gift that will last for years to come. It can be personalised with your little one's name embroidered on the front edge, so no confusion over which bunny is which if you have more than one in the family. It's available in two sizes - one to three years and three to six years.

Sheep soft toy, £9.99, Clintons

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This huggable spring lamb makes the perfect Easter gift for children if you're looking for an adorable alternative to chocolate. 

Miffy 24cm corduroy soft toy, £19.95, Liberty London

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Miffy is the other iconic rabbit who makes the perfect Easter gift - this gorgeous Miffy teddy, crafted from plush, textured corduroy and detailed with embroidered facial features and two adorably big ears, is better than chocolate any day!

We're going on an egg hunt, £34.99, Clintons

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Join the Easter bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt in this sweet book. There are ten eggs to find and count, but watch out for the obstacles along the way - lambs, chicks, bees and ducks - and there's even a wolfish surprise!

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Guess how much I love you audio play with songs, £14.99, and Tonie box starter kit, £69.95, Tonies

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How about an interactive audiobook with an Easter theme? This is a non-chocolate gift that's educational too - The extensive collectible figurines, known as Tonies, are combined with the Toniebox used to play their favourite story or a collection of songs.  Stories such as Peter Rabbit, Guess How Much I Love you and the Steiff Soft Cuddly Friends Tonies are perfectly timed for a visit from the Easter bunny!

LEGO Easter lamb, 9.99, Lego.com

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How about a non-chocolate Easter gift for kids that keeps them entertained for a good while and gets them thinking? This Easter-themed LEGO set has 192 pieces and with a bit of work can be transformed into a lovable LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep. With a colorful tulip growing at one side and two Easter eggs at the other, he's using a paint pot and brush to decorate the eggs. No wonder he's got paint splashes on his wool!

Bunny charm, £49, Thomas Sabo

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This sweet ‘lil bunny charm can be attached to a necklace or a charm bracelet – he’s made of 925 Sterling silver and is a great Easter gift for jewellery fans both young and old.

Miffy set of 4 head bamboo plates, was £16 now £9.60, Magpie Gifts

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If Easter isn't the perfect time to use these cute plates, featuring the adorable rabbit Miffy, then we don't know when is! They're sure to be a tea-time favourite for years to come.

Hatchimals spring basket, £27.99, Amazon

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This would make a great prize for children to find at the end of an egg hunt instead of chocolate. You get five Hatchimals and three pets so it can easily be shared amongst siblings.

Peter Rabbit musical jack in the box, £25, Jojo Mamon Bebe

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OK, we admit it, there’s a lot of Peter Rabbit and friends in this guide – but as far as non-chocolate Easter gifts go, he’s up there with the best. A jack in the box is a timeless toy that can be passed down from generation to generation and kids will love this one.

Peter Rabbit and Flopsy plushes, £18.99 each, Amazon

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Or if you just want something 100% soft and huggable, you can find Peter and Flopsy on Amazon!

 

Mellissa & Doug jumbo ducky, £34.99, Amazon

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This giant ducky will last through years of cuddles! He’s super soft and squashy, has wings to flap, and we can’t get over the tuft of feather on his head – he makes an ideal addition to any kid’s room.

Bunny cardigan, £34.99, Kit & Kin

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This chunky knit bunny cardi is so cute you'll want to dress them in it all year round! It's not just adorable though, it's made from sustainable 100% organic cotton to be gentle on delicate skin and has stylish double-breasted buttons for easy changing. It's super comfy and cosy and available in sizes from newborn to 24 months.

Rubik’s Junior bunny, £9.99, Amazon

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This is a non-chocolate Easter gift for kids that will keep them busy! It’s a rabbit-shaped Rubik’s cube-style puzzle that’s easy for little hands to grip and turn.

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How to Train your Dragon egg plush, £5, Amazon

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Instead of a chick that hatches out of the egg, how about a baby dragon? The cute characters from How to Train Your Dragon are available in three-inch squeezable dragon egg plush. Each colorful dragon egg hides a dragon surprise inside.

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