If your children are mine, they often get a lot of chocolate for Easter. And while I have no problem with that, kids definitely should get some eggs at Easter I often tend to get them an alternative gift from their Dad and I. If you’re looking for some alternative ideas for a gift this Easter here are a few for you.
Craft or Science Kit
We’re currently living through an unprecedented time. With schools out for goodness knows how long and children stuck indoors, fun things to entertain them are not only educational, but good for mental health too. I have never been so grateful for the gift sets we have kept for a rainy day as they are coming into full force now. The jewellery making sets, the Science Experiments kits, the learn to knit starter packs. Great fun, but completely worth their weight in gold right now.
I love that my children love books. My son does have a Kindle now, so a book voucher would be equally well received, but sometimes there is nothing better than a physical book full of beautiful illustrations.
Bubble Bath Fun Set
My children love to play in the bath, it’s one of their favourite things. So how about putting together a little set of bath toys, bubble bath, bath crayons and colourful soaps to keep them entertained at bath time.
Voucher for a day out (when this is all over)
Ok, we can’t go anywhere right now as the whole world is closed down. But as soon as this is all over I am dreaming of a lovely family day out, running free and having fun. To this end a gift voucher or a promise of a day out is a great idea to keeping the children going throughout lockdown. But also a lovely thing to all do together.
A hoodie or Nice Item of Clothing
This is actually what we go our children last year. They wear hoodies a lot. They’re perfect for playing in when it’s no longer cold enough for a coat or a coat would be too bulky. For cuddling up in when they’re cold.
All of my kids seem to have a thing for sunglasses, but let’s face it they break them pretty easily too. You can get some great fun designs, they protect their eyes in the sun and
Lego is King in our house. My son will literally sit and spend hours doing it. Both of my children love a new Lego set or toy and will happily sit at the table making their creations. The Lego mugs they got for Christmas have given them endless hours of fun.
Notebook and Stationery
Always, always a winner. As a grown up I love a lovely new notebook or pen and my children are just the same. Get Aria a sparkling new colouring book and she is always happy. Then both love pens, pencil cases and anything they can use for a junk modelling or comic book creation project.
There are some great new releases out at the moment from Frozen 2 to Pets 2, as well as Sonic and Dr So Little. Perfect for rainy days and always going to put a smile on little faces.
Something for the Garden
My children love to play in the garden. Mud pies, with a ball, making swords or wands out of sticks. One of the best things we ever bought they was a trampoline as they are on it all of the time. When the weather is a bit warmer they also love the water table. I don’t think there is anything in the garden that they do not play with. For Christmas we got the a mud kitchen as a joint present and now the weather is better they play with it nearly everyday.