I’m in the strange/fortunate position of having a toddler who dislikes chocolate.* So, I like to hunt out alternative non-edible Easter gifts. It’s not too late to bag a cool pressie for your little one – here are my picks. The weekend wouldn’t be the same without a chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken. Try this set of three painted papier mache birds, Â£6.50, Pipii.
Or this adorable felted lambswool and leather egg cosy/finger puppet, Â£12, Catherine Tough.
Maybe rabbits are more your little one’s thing. Mibo‘s sets of paper animals never fail to delight. These cute little critters are The Carrot Crew,Â Â£6.
Green-fingered toddlers will love the idea of Plant-a-Bunny, a seed-impregnated recycled paper shape, Â£4.50, Plant a Bloomer at Not on the High Street.
If there’s no chocolate, why not bake some Easter biscuits and make them eggstra (come on, I had to get one pun in) special with this Belle & Boo cookie cutter, Â£3.
Little lambs just scream Easter and springtime – Tapete’s silhouette t-shirt is mega-cute. Â£19.75, The Pippa & Ike Show.
Of course, Easter wouldn’t be the same without eggs of some sort. I’m sensing this Playmobil creation is going to be a big hit. Some of the other designs are a little gender-biased for my liking – knight or baby fairy with unicorn – but the zookeeper and animals hit the right note. Â£6.99, Amazon.
Alfie loves growing things at the moment. He’s also obsessed with boiled eggs. So, the Eggling (and egg with seed and soil inside) is really a no-brainer. Choose from basil or petunia, Â£6.95 each, Myriad Toys.
Last year, I bought Maileg egg tins for A and my two nieces. A still uses his to store ‘treasures’. This year’s floral designs are just beautiful. Â£7 each, Sisters Guild.
Finally, something to put an egg in. How about a cheerful-faced Milkmaid eggcup for a bargainous Â£2.95, Hunky Dory Home? Happy Easter, everyone!
*This may be because the first chocolate he ever tried was dark 70% Green & Black’s – he has refused it ever since.