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.

Alternative gift ideas for Easter - flowers
I bought this beautiful bouquet for my mum from Tesco a few years ago.

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 (Β£35) and not just because it’s my favourite fragrance. πŸ˜‰ 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.

Source: Potting Shed Designs, Not on the High Street.

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. 🍻

Source: Ross and Ross, Not on the High Street.

Personally my dad loves Stokes sauces as an extra special treat with his Sunday roast or Famous Grouse mustard. So you could even make up your own hamper with their favourite treats.

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 (Β£3.50) from Cherry Bomb Boutique. 😍

Source: Cherry Bomb Boutique, Etsy.
No bath? No problem…

These Easter Egg shower steamers (Β£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. πŸ’—

Source: Relax Away Essentials, Etsy.

Baking Supplies

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…

Spring chick macaroon kit

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.

Source: Honeywell Bakes, Not on the High Street.

Easter cookie cutters

These cookie cutters are perfect for Spring or Easter but could also be used for other occasions, like Mother’s Day or birthdays.

Source: Postbox Party, Not on the High Street.

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.

Colouring books

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.

Source: Lady Lucas, Etsy.
* 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 (Β£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 (Β£1.20, pattern only).

Source: Love Fibres, Etsy.

Easter basket

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?

54 thoughts on “Alternative gift ideas for Easter

  1. Helen C says:

    Lovely post Kim, and I like that you get so creative with your content. All of these ideas sound great! I love the bouquet of flowers in the first picture; all the flowers blossoming is one of my favourite things about spring. Those Easter egg shower steamers are interesting too. I got some baking equipment this Easter, along with a small bar of dark chocolate and a magazine. The poundshops often have some great Easter themed things, including cookie cutters, other baking equipment along with crafty bits. The shops really get into the spirit, and it’s positive to see things other than chocolate available. I go to a craft class, and some of the ladies were making knitted Easter characters while made me smile. Hope you had a nice Easter and speak again soon! πŸ™‚ xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    • Kim says:

      Thanks for your comment Helen. I had a lovely Easter, did you? The pound shops are great during the holiday periods, I love looking for craft items.

  2. Ruth says:

    Although I’m a little late here, these are such wonderful ideas! I’m always happy enough to have a chocolate Easter egg, these are lovely alternatives and I wouldn’t have said no to flowers or a bath bomb. Need to keep these in mind for next year! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

  3. Bexa says:

    Wow, so many brilliant ideas here Kim! Bath products are my favourite, I never knew you could get bath bombs for the shower, that is awesome! A shower steamer sounds perfect if you want to relax but don’t have much time, I need to check them out. I love the baking ideas too, yum, those choco cornflake cakes look delicious. Thank you for sharing and I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend! <3 xxx

    Bexa |

    • Kim says:

      Thanks for you comment lovely! I only learnt shower steamers were a thing recently, so I’m looking forward to trying them out. Especially a lavender scented one – I’m hoping it will help me sleep better. Cornflake cakes are my go-to at Easter, because they’re so simple to make! Hope you had a wonderful Easter! xxxx

  4. Trace says:

    What lovely alternative Easter gift ideas! I just spent a fortune on chocolate for my son and am thinking next year to branch out and offer something else!

    My faves on your list is the DIY Lavender growing kit and the egg-shaped shower bombs (I didn’t know they even made these–what a great idea!).

    Enjoy your Easter!

    Trace x |

  5. Sophie Wentworth says:

    That macaroons kit looks so cute! I have to admit that my brain goes straight to food when I think of Easter related things but you’ve offered some great alternatives here. I really like the idea of Easter flowers, especially as it usually falls a little earlier around the start of spring x


    • Kim says:

      Thanks for your comment Sophie. Foodie gifts are always a great shout around Easter, but I’m happy you like my alternatives too. xx

  6. Jenny says:

    Great suggestions Kim! Whilst I am MORE than happy with an Easter Egg (I have a huge sweet-tooth!) I’d love to receive something cute like flowers or bath products! The Easter weekend is a great time to have a relaxing bath and pamper too!


    • Kim says:

      Thanks for your comment Jenny. I hope you have a lovely Easter! I’ve been lucky this year and received a couple of vegan Easter eggs and Lush products. 😍 x

  7. Lisa says:

    I loooooove the look of the shower steamers and the lavender kit, I’d be so happy with either of those on Easter Sunday. Weird, I know, but I don’t really eat much chocolate, I prefer cheese, haha, so a massive cheeseboard would actually be my ideal Easter foodie treat. Great alternatives, Kim, and lovely that you’ve included so many indie retailers πŸ™‚ Lisa x

    • Kim says:

      A cheeseboard is a great idea Lisa! I knew a few family members who would love to receive one as a gift. The shower steamers are one of my favourites and I’m thinking about treating myself to a couple soon. Thanks for your comment Lisa. x

  8. Ann says:

    These are great ideas. I always get something other than chocolate for my niece and nephew since they get so much from everyone. Thanks for all the new ideas!

  9. Ashley says:

    These ideas are amazing! My Mum always complains when I buy her a chocolate egg and my Grandad ends up giving me his egg back a few weeks after Easter for the kids to eat! I think I’ll break tradition this year and try something new! The Lavender gardening kit would be perfect for Grandad and some Lush bath bombs for Mum – sorted. Thank you for sharing Kim xxx

    • Kim says:

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you found my post useful and hope your Grandad and mum enjoy their gifts. Have a great Easter. xx

  10. Britt says:

    Working on putting together Easter baskets for the nieces (like always) and we opt for activities that we can do with them as the main gift – like craft sets, games, puzzles, etc. not only do they have fun opening them, they lead to quality time together.

    • Kim says:

      That’s a great idea. I remember my mum getting us slider puzzles when we were little. Thanks for your comment Britt. x

  11. Megan | Ginger Mom and Company says:

    These are great ideas! I know people in my family who would love just about every item πŸ™‚ We’re trying to stay away from candy in our little ones’ Easter baskets this year so they’re getting cute new rainboots and other tools to help out in the garden (because they both love it!). Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  12. Nyxie says:

    These are so wonderful! I always get my grandmothers flowers and my mother always gets an easter egg. But I might mix it up a bit as the family is going through so much at the moment.

    Thank you for compiling this list and sharing πŸ™‚

    – Nyxie

    • Kim says:

      I think flowers are always a lovely gift, that’s what I got my mum this year and her and dad treated me to some Lush bath bombs. 😍 Thanks for you comment lovely. x

  13. Michelle Davey says:

    Love these Easter gifts I love receiving flowers for Easter especially tulips. The bath bombs look amazing too. Well be having a chilled one with the kids. Hope you have a wonderful Easter thanks for sharing x

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