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22 Best Easter gifts for kids that you can give instead of chocolate - and some for adults too!

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

Katherine Robinson

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!

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 – and some for big kids too! From Peter Rabbit-themed goodies to hot cross bun flavoured Gin for the grown-ups - If you’re looking for alternative Easter gifts we've got you covered.

Keep scrolling fop our top picks of non-chocolate Easter gifts for kids – with a few choice picks for adults at the end...

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Sylvanian Families hoppin’ Easter play set, £15, Selfridges


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.


Jack rabbit handmade leather bag, £75, Zatchels


This is an alternative Easter gift that children will treasure all year round. It’s a unique and cute animal barrel bag that can be personalised with a name or message. So special!


GUND Flora the bunny toy, £28.99, Amazon


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!


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


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 books is a perfect alternative Easter gift for little bunnies.


Bunny hooded bath robe, £36.50, Mori


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 12 months all the way up to 6 years.


CuddleBunny bamboo soft hooded Towel, £34.99, Cuddledry


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.


Squishmallows cream lamb, £6.99, Clintons


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


Milkmaid Miffy handmade crochet toy, £34.99, Miffy Shop


Miffy is the other iconic rabbit who makes the perfect Easter gift - this gorgeous handmade crochet toy, dressed in a very sweet milkmaid outfit, is better than chocolate any day!


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


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!


Personalised Flopsy/Peter Rabbit breakfast set, £29.99, Prezzybox


Choose between Beatrix Potter's famous rabbit and his best friend Flopsy for this sweet eco-friendly bamboo breakfast set.  A lovely Easter gift that can be personalised with your child’s name – breakfast will be their favourite meal of the day for sure!

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LEGO Easter lamb, 9.99,


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!


Molang amour plushy bag, £33.48, Molang store


Molang is every child’s fave white bunny these days thanks to the cartoon being streamed on Netflix. If they love Molang, they’re sure to be delighted with this plushy heart bag featuring the cuddly icon.


Bunny charm, £49, Thomas Sabo


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.


Hachimals spring basket, £14.99, Amazon


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


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


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, £17.99, Amazon


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


Personalised Easter bunny story book, £19.99, Buyagift


If they love to read, how about an alternative Easter gift that features them? This fun story tells the story of how the Easter bunny delivers the egg, and you can personalise it so that their name features throughout and on the front cover. Sure to be an Easter bedtime story fave for years to come!



Mellissa & Doug jumbo ducky, £34.99, Amazon


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


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


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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Nuzzy Luvs Luv bug, £14.99, Smyths Toys


Nuzzy Luvs interactive plush pets were one of the top-selling toys of Christmas. Their pink rabbit-like creature (we think it's a rabbit anyway?) is perfect for Easter fun!



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


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.

Alternative Easter gifts for Adults


Glossybox Easter Egg, £20 for subscribers and £25 for non-subscribers, Glossybox


If you love beauty treats more than chocolate then take note - Glossybox's gorgeous limited edition Easter Egg contains over £80 worth of product and it launches on 26 March at 9am for subscribers and 12pm for non-subscribers and will be retail for £20 and £25 respectively. Inside, there are 10 beauty gifts, and there are also 50 special eggs up for grabs containing Golden Tickets hidden inside that will gift the winners with a Pandora prize worth £100, as well as £50 to spend on LOOKFANTASTIC.


Hot cross bun gin, £42, NotOnheHighStreet


Now here’s an interesting adult twist on an Easter classic taste - A delicious hot cross bun gin infusion with citrus, sultanas and Easter spices. We can think of a few people who would say this is their perfect Easter gift idea.

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