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My child is a bit of a weird one in many ways but the thing that really gets me? She’s not a huge fan of chocolate! Now, I love me a bit of chocolate as my waistline will confirm but little madam likes the odd bit of white chocolate but is really not fussed.  She has a major sweet tooth don’t get me wrong, but chocolate she can take it or leave it. However, she does really like Easter, the whole holiday and does get really involved so I do need to fulfil my Easter Bunny duties. I do get her a little bit of chocolate but don’t want to force it upon her and would rather get her something useful or that she’d enjoy. So here is my alternative gift guide for Easter…

Bobux Bunny Booties

Keeping with the theme of Easter are these gorgeous Bobux Bunny Booties. Soft leather in a pastel colourway is adorned with a floppy-eared Bunny to make this adorable Soft Sole. A flexible, non-slip suede sole lets little ones hop around freely and safely, while the character appliqué engages little imaginations. Super flexible, allowing growing feet to move naturally and available in sizes New born through to 2 years old. Several colours available

bobux grey bunny slippers

Nomination Easter Charm from Joshua James

In a new innovative design from Italy, the Nomination range is a beautiful jewellery selection which also includes charm bracelets. However, these aren’t your standard charm bracelets that you attach charms to and have them hanging down, with Nomination they are like little panels that you slot into place giving an elegant and less jangly appearance. With so many to choose from, this little Classic Silver and White Easter Bunny charm will be a perfect way to begin a very affordable collection.

Classic silver and white easter bunny charm on a nomination bracelet

Personalised Unicorn Rucksack

Of course, just because it is Easter does not mean everything has to be bunnies, chicks, lambs and eggs… so with this gift we’re going a little rogue and bringing in some unicorn. Giftpup.com have a great selection of fantastic rucksacks including this one. Featuring a unicorn silhouette in girly pink with a catchy phrase and rainbow banner, this will make the ideal gift for any unicorn crazy princess. These rucksacks have been created to fit little shoulders and will sit comfortably on your child’s back. Made from durable, hard wearing material they are sure to stand up to the every day rigours of school life. You can also personalise them too making them a really great gift!

personalised unicorn backpack on grass

Beatrix Potter Gifts

You couldn’t really get more Easter than with good old Beatrix Potter and the tales of Peter Rabbit. There is a beautiful new range of items available which are suitable from young babies to dare I say adults because I’d love some of them too. There’s the Peter Rabbit Bamboo Egg Cup Dinner Set – Get ready for breakfast with this delightful and utterly adorable Peter Rabbit Egg Cup Bamboo Dinner set. This set consist of an egg cup, a plate and spoon. – The perfect combination for your little one to enjoy their dippy eggs on a morning. It makes a lovely gift for newborns.

peter rabbit egg cup dinner set

peter rabbit mini plush toyflopsy hanging ornamentThere’s the Great Ormond Street Peter Rabbit Plush – This delightful Peter Rabbit soft toy has been specially designed by GUND, with Penguin, in recognition of the incredible and pioneering work that takes place at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The fabric on Peter’s paws and ears features original artwork created by young patients at GOSH during a workshop run by the hospital’s arts programme GOSH Arts.

There’s also the Peter Rabbit Sculpted Hanging Ornament – A beautiful Peter Rabbit Sculpted Hanging Ornament made from fine ceramic and finished with a blue glittering jacket. This Peter Rabbit hanging ornament will make a wonderful finishing touch for all manners of celebrations. Then the Flopsy Sculpted Hanging Ornament too – A beautiful Flopsy Sculpted Hanging Ornament made from fine ceramic and finished with a red glittering coat.

Finally there is the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 2019 Edition Mug – showcasing everyone’s favourite bunny – Peter Rabbit – wearing his iconic blue jacket. The bone china mug is rimmed with gold leaf, with the same special feature highlighted throughout other elements of the design on the flowers surrounding Peter Rabbit. On the inside rim of the mug are all the different characters from the Peter Rabbit collection.

peter rabbit 2019 edition mug

Baby Born Soft Touch Doll

The BABY born Soft Touch doll is softer and more huggable than before. She has moveable arms and an easy to press tummy button to make going to the potty much easier. BABY born will also cry real tears, drink water and eat the food provided. She can even be taken in the bath. Lie BABY born down and her eyes will close as she drifts off to sleep. Dressed in a pink bodysuit and hat, BABY born Soft Touch comes with 11 accessories to help take care of her, including potty, feeding bowl and spoon, milk bottle, dummy, large and small friendship bracelets, nappy, food sachet and birth certificate.

Bunny Jump Game

The Exciting Catch-the-Bunny Game. Catch the bunny to help you win the game! The cute Bunny sits guarding his carrots, safely sitting on top of his burrow. Spin the spinner to see how many carrots to pull from the field and place them in your basket. But watch out! One of the carrots will make bunny jump into the air. Can you catch the bunny to get an additional 2 carrots and help you win the game.

The bunny will jump from his burrow as carrots are randomly pulled from the field. Catch him with both hands to receive a bonus of 2 carrots.12 carrots to harvest from the field.

bunny jump game

Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies

Fuzzikins are adorable flocked creatures to colour and play. It’s bed time for three adorable bunnies. Colour them and make them cozy in their beds. This craft & play kit includes 3 bunny figures, felt tip pens, sleeping bags and plenty of other accessories to personalise and play with.

fuzzikins bunnies

Chocolate Sprinkle Stix

Chocolate Sprinkle Stix lets you make your own delicious, bite-sized treats. Safely and easily melt your chocolate, dip your breadsticks and pour in your sprinkles then sprinkle blast! The Chocolate Sprinkle Stix unit is easy to clean and is dishwasher safe too. Just add chocolate, breadsticks and sprinkles (not included).

chocolate sprinkle stix

Doidy Weaning Bowl & Cup

This Easter, Doidy Weaning has teamed up with The Happy Kitchen Food Company to put together some lovely healthy Easter Treat ideas for weaning infants. These are great fun to make and eat and will leave thoughts of chocolate forgotten – well for the time being anyway!

 

Doidy is famous for the open, slanted Doidy Cup and now, 70 years after the brand was designed to support good oral health and jaw development, the brand introduces the new Doidy Bowl.  The Doidy Bowl features the unique signature slanted design and a suction pad base to help babies and infants learn to feed themselves with ease.   Doidy Bowl is designed to help develop motor skills, with a slanted high lip on one side to allow infants to scoop the food up and load more easily onto a spoon, making it perfect for finger foods, purees or soups.  Doidy Bowl’s design fits most highchairs and is recommended for babies of 6 months+. Plus the Doidy Bowl’s super-suction base grips it to the surface of a high chair, reducing the risk of messy spills!

Why not try out their amazing Carrot Muffin recipe for little ones too…

Carrot Muffins:  Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

150g butterflour spilling onto wood from a kilnerjar

250g grated carrot

50g dried mixed fruit

150g sugar

200g self-raising four

1 tsp of baking powder

2 eggs, beaten

1tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of ground allspice

Cream cheese icing 

150g butter

3tbsp of caster sugar

240g cream cheese

Method:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper cases
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together and add the carrots.
  3. Sift in the flour, spices and baking powder into the mixture.
  4. Add the beaten eggs and flour and mix until it is all combined.
  5. Divide between the paper cases and bake for 20 mins.
  6. While the muffins are baking you can make the icing by simply mixing the butter and sugar together and folding in the cream cheese.
  7. Pop the icing into the fridge and then spread or pipe onto the muffins when they are completely cooled.

muffins with cream cheese frosting

Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny

Why not join Wyevale Garden Centres across the UK for a Little Diggers Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny event, running from the 5th April to 28th April. The event will give your little ones the chance to:

  • Tuck into a delicious meal, whether it’s breakfast or tea
  • Enjoy an Easter trail and chocolate treat
  • Meet the Easter Bunny and receive a toy
  • Decorate your very own Easter chocolate

For more information on the event, please visit the Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny event page

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