Alternative gift ideas for Easter
With Easter just around the corner it’s time to think about any last minute gift ideas for your family and friends. A chocolate egg has become somewhat traditional over the years, but there are lots of alternative gift ideas for Easter that you can buy.
For example, my family doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth so we’ll often look at alternatives for each other, while still keeping a Spring or foodie theme in mind.
This time of year is perfect for flowers and many supermarkets offer ones with an Easter theme, from succulents with stuffed rabbits to bunches of flowers with themed floral picks.
Not a fan of flowers or perhaps you don’t like them because they don’t last very long? Plants can be a great alternative, especially if your recipient loves gardening.
I love this personalised lavender gardening kit (£35) and not just because it’s my favourite fragrance. 😉 Lavender is well known for being used in aromatherapy and for aiding sleep, but it’s also a bee friendly plant, so will encourage wildlife into your garden.
Jams, chutney, sauces
Is there a specialist sauce they love? Something they wouldn’t buy in their regular food shop? This could be the perfect opportunity to treat them to it.
This “man box” gift set is an ideal foodie gift with an assortment of savoury snacks, chutney and lager. There’s also the option to swap the lager for cider too depending on your preference. 🍻
Bath / Shower products
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love a relaxing bath. So it goes without saying that I’ve been looking at Easter themed bath products recently.
Of course Lush has their fair share of wonderful gifts (I’m looking at the dinosaur egg myself), but I also love these Easter Egg bath bombs (£3.50) from Cherry Bomb Boutique. 😍
No bath? No problem…
These Easter Egg shower steamers (£2.96) are the ideal self care gift for Easter. Simply pop one in the shower (near your feet) and the shower steamer will fizz releasing essential oils into the steam. 💗
From baking kits to sugar decorations there are so many options available for the baker in your life, with local supermarkets and highstreet stores stocking a wide range of products. My favourite are these flower pot cupcake moulds from Lakeland.
But you could also consider more independent retailers like Etsy or Not on the High Street. Here are a couple of my favourites…
How cute are these? 😍 I’ve never made macaroons myself before but this kit looks very easy to follow. You can never really go wrong with a baking kit.
These cookie cutters are perfect for Spring or Easter but could also be used for other occasions, like Mother’s Day or birthdays.
Of course you could also whip up a batch of delicious chocolate cornflake nests.
Arts and Crafts
Colourful egg cups
When we were little we always got a new egg cup and enjoyed “dippy eggs” (soft boiled eggs) for breakfast on Easter Sunday.
There are so many ‘paint your own’ egg cup kits available or you could look at buying plain ones and painting your own designs. When your finished the egg cups can be filled with mini eggs as a little chocolate treat.
If you’re looking for a creative day out this Easter, or are local to Gloucestershire, Pick a Pot and Paint in Cirencester has some lovely ceramics to choose from.
There’s nothing better than a colouring book on a rainy day and, let’s face it, bank holidays in the UK usually mean rain! So why not grab one and get creative.
Ashley from Lady Lucas* has a wonderful range of cute designs, that I’ve been lucky enough to try out in a previous collaboration.
This garden colouring book printable would be perfect for Spring time.
* This is not a collaborative or sponsored post but I have received gifted items from Ashley previously.
Knitting or Cross stitch
Another great rainy day activity with unlimited options available. You could look at Easter designs such as Easter eggs or Spring themes such as this Spring time cross stitch set (£12, pattern only).
For knitting, you could try some egg cosies, knitted bunnies or chicks, or even flowers. I love how cute these knitted daffodils look (£1.20, pattern only).
When I think of Easter, I think of the Easter bunny with his (or her) basket full of chocolate eggs. So why not grab a wicker basket (or a colourful box) and fill it with a mixture of Easter themed gifts, like the ones shown above?
I hope I’ve given you some ideas to think about. 😊 How will you be spending your Easter weekend?