50 Best Non Chocolate Easter Gifts for Toddlers (2024)

Mar 9, 2024 @ 6:38 pm

Are you dreading the mountain of Easter eggs your kids are going to want to gobble their way through on Easter morning? Want some fabulously thoughtful non chocolate Easter gifts?

You’re in the right place mama. I’ve done all the internet shopping for you and found the very best 50 non chocolate Easter gift ideas for toddlers.

Honestly, the number of Easter eggs we’ve melted down to make rice crispy cakes over the years is almost embarrassing!

Not to mention the joy of the early morning sugar-high and the inevitable crash before lunch.

So when GinGin was still small we decided to make a change at Easter time, and we’ve carried this on now we’ve got Roo too.

The girls still get a few chocolate eggs – we’re not monsters! – but they also get a couple of non chocolate Easter gifts from the Easter bunny too.

Typically they’ll get two small toys, a book and some craft things.

Alternative Easter Gifts for Toddlers

They’re over-the-moon with these small Easter gifts that are not chocolate.

And we’re only spending a small amount of money, so there’s no over-the-top expectation of games consoles or new bikes.

The Easter bunny also leaves non chocolate eggs for the girls to find which they can trade for a chocolate egg or bunny when they’ve found them all.

GinGin and Roo love our new Easter tradition. And they still get Easter eggs from friends and family, so they’re not missing out on Easter chocolate. It just means our house isn’t so full of chocolate that we can play Willy Wonker for weeks after Easter each year.

So if you’re looking for ideas of alternative Easter gifts for toddlers, keep reading. Here’s my ultimate guide to the 50 best Easter gift alternatives to chocolate that little kids will love!

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50 Best Non Chocolate Easter Gifts for Toddlers

Small World Play Sets

Small world play sets are brilliant for toddlers and preschoolers to use their imagination through open-ended play.

And there’s some really cute Spring themed play sets, which are spot on for Easter and can be played with all year round.

Peter Rabbit Play Set by Orange Tree

We love Orange Tree toys. They’re always great quality and last forever. Your little one will love to make their own Peter Rabbit adventures – just watch out for Mr Todd!

Rainbow Fairy Playbox by Floss & Rock

Looking for a playhouse you can take anywhere? Look no further! This Rainbow Fairy themed Playbox is perfect. It comes with 18 brightly painted wooden pieces and characters that your little ones will love playing with.

Jungle Playbox by Floss & Rock

If you’re a little person, wouldn’t you love to have your own portable jungle? You can play explorer anywhere with this cute playbox. Toddler and preschoolers will play with this for hours.

My Fairy Garden

Ever wondered if fairies live at the bottom of your garden? Now we know for sure that they do! Your little one will love making their own little fairy garden.

Cottontail Rabbit Family by Sylvanian Families

Everyone loves to play with Sylvanians. The Cottontail family are perfect for Easter. They’re definitely Easter bunny approved!

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Nature-Based and STEM Toys

Spring is a brilliant time of year for little ones to learn more about the natural world. There’s so much going on as plants, flowers, trees and some veggies burst into life. And we start to see more bees and butterflies in our gardens.

These Easter gift alternatives to chocolate are brilliant if you’re looking to encourage your toddler or preschooler to enjoy the natural world.

Butterfly Garden

If your little one likes the Hungry Caterpillar story, they will love this Butterfly Garden. Watch as your tiny caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies. And then set them free!

Grow Your Own Summer Salad by Sembra

We love these grow your own salad kits. They’re great for encouraging little ones to grow their own food. The Summer Salad kit comes with two types of lettuce, rocket and cherry tomato seeds and everything you need to grow them.

My First Flower Press by Reflying

This fun flower press kit is perfect for little ones who loves to collect fallen petals and flower heads. It comes with a little flower press, bookmarks as well as cards and envelopes. I love how you can make a framed picture as well as cards. Toddlers will love this!

Make Your Own Insect House by Gift in a Tin

Your toddler will love to help build this insect house. Find somewhere to put in in your garden and watch as little creatures move into their new bug hotel.

Go Find It by the Sensory Trust

Gofindit is a game that lets you explore the outdoors. Encourage your little one to use their senses to find things on the cards. No two games will ever be the same. There’s a world full of fascinating objects out there waiting for your toddler to explore.

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Easter Activity Books

Okay so we have to face the fact that it’s probably going to rain at some point over the Easter holidays. So Easter-themed activity books make great non chocolate Easter gifts for toddlers and preschoolers.

These activity books will keep your little one entertained on rainy days.

Stick the Tail on the Bunny

Technically this isn’t an activity book as such, but kids will love to play this game of stick the tail on the bunny. It’s less than £2 and will keep your kiddos entertained for hours!

Easter Sticker Book from Usborne Activities

If your kids are anything like mine, there’s nothing they enjoy more than sticking stickers to things. I love this cute Easter sticker book. There are 400 stickers to stick on 34 beautifully illustrated pages.

Peppa Pig – Happy Easter Sticker Activity Book

Peppa Pig is a firm favourite of just about every toddler I’ve ever met. It’s safe to say that if your little one likes Peppa and George, then they’ll love this Peppa Pig sticker and activity book.

Easter Egg Colouring Book For Kids Aged 1-4

There are so many colouring books to choose from, but I’m recommending this Easter colouring book because it has 64 pages of beautifully simple Easter pictures for your toddler to colour.

Free Printable Easter Bingo for little kids - image of the printable bingo cards

Easter Games

Easter is the perfect time to get together with friends and family and maybe play a few games too.

I’ve found some brilliant Easter-themed games that are great fun for all the family.

Funny Bunny from Ravensburger

Will your bunny get to the top of the hill and find the juicy carrot first? Funny Bunny is a quick and fun game suitable for kids aged 4 and over.

Carrot Memory Game by Japace

A great twist on the traditional memory game, but this time with coloured carrots. This carrot memory game is perfect for colour recognition and developing fine motor skills.

Egg Surprise by Orchard Toys

We’re big fans of the Orchard Toys mini games. They’re perfect for younger children who get restless playing games that take too long. Your toddler will love playing Egg Surprise.

Lucky Ducks from Goliath Games

Another fun twist on the memory game, but this time with motorised ducks. Can you match two ducks with the same colour bottom? Challenge your toddler to see if they’re a lucky duck.

Easter Outdoor Games

How much fun is this?! You can have your own Easter mini-sports day at home or at the park with friends. This Easter outdoor game set has all the classics: egg and spoon race, sack race and 3 legged race. Who’s gonna win?

Personalised Non Chocolate Easter Gifts

Kids love to have things with their name on. And personalised gifts always look a little more special and thoughtful. I’ve chosen some beautiful alternative Easter gifts that you can have your little one’s name on.

Personalised Rabbit Apron by TillieMint

I really love this cute little bunny apron by TillieMint. Just imagine how gorgeous your little one will look baking up some scrummy Easter bakes in this fabulous pinny! This is a great non chocolate Easter gift idea from a family business in the North West of the UK.

Personalised Wooden Tea Set by Lime Tree London

My girls have always loved to play tea parties. Gathering all their cuddly toys on a little blanket and pouring out pretend tea. This beautiful wooden tea set is great quality and is beautifully painted. You can have your child’s name added to the teapot.

Personalised Bunny Mug

These cute enamel bunny cups come in a choice of blue or pink can be personalised too. Made in the UK, this is another stunning Easter gift that isn’t chocolate but your toddler will love.

Personalised Peter Rabbit Bag

Choose from either Lily Bobtail or Peter Rabbit and have the name of your choice printed on this cute little Easter bag. It’s perfect to keep your little one’s Peter Rabbit play set in!

Personalised Blossom Bunny by That’s Mine

This luxury personalised embroidered bunny is suitable for babies from birth, so definitely safe for toddlers to snuggle with. Blossom Bunny is super-soft and squishy. Perfect alternative Easter gift for your little one.

Spring Clothing

I’m not normally a huge fan of giving clothes as gifts for children, but Easter isn’t the same as birthdays or Christmas. Plus, since it’s a special occasion, I’m tempted to spend a little bit extra on some really good quality clothes that look cute and will last for ages.

My Spring picks all come from Frugi, which is one of our fave brands. Frugi make incredible quality, sustainable clothing. (I’ve got a pair of PJs from March 2020 that are still going strong!) We love their colourful prints.

Puddle Buster Wellies by Frugi

Who doesn’t love splashing in puddles?! And Frugi have some gorgeous Spring prints. I love this Springtime Geese design. And there’s some super-cute warm up welly liners to match!

Polruan Printed Tee by Frugi

I love this Bumblebee Hop Along print. It’s so bright and cheerful and made from organic cotton, so it’s super-soft too. There’s even a cute dungaree set in this print, and leggings too!

Spring Skater Dress by Frugi

If you liked the T-shirt then you’ll love the skater dress too. Made from the same organic cotton, this cute dress has full twirl-power! It’s also ideal if you have a little boy and little girl and you want matching outfits for them. Twinning is winning!

Eliza Pocket Top by Frugi

I can’t resist this cute bunny hopping to find the carrots poking out of the pocket. It’s just such an adorable top, made with organic cotton.

Maia Embroidered Cardigan by Frugi

It can still get a little chilly in Spring, so this cute flower and butterfly cardie is perfect to keep your little one snug while they enjoy the spring sunshine.

Easter Crafting Gifts for Toddlers

Toddlers – and bigger kids – love to make things. And there’s so much inspiration around for Easter crafts and Spring art projects. So craft supplies are always a winning choice when you’re looking for alternative gifts for Easter.

Ultimate Easter Bumper Box by Toucan Box

If I was a little kid I was absolutely love to find that the Easter bunny had left this craft supplies box for me on Easter morning! It’s got everything for a fab Easter holiday (including a brownie mix to make – yum!)

Mini Greenhouse by Toucan Box

We absolutely love Toucan Box products. If you’ve not heard of them before, Toucan Box send boxes of craft supplies that you’ll need for one of their craft ideas. The Mini Greenhouse is an ideal Easter craft activity for toddlers and bigger kids too.

Flower Press by Toucan Box

Your little nature explorer will love using this flower press to press flower heads and petals for craft project. Take it on your nature walks, and even use it with your Go Find it game! The Flower Press comes with banners to decorate too.

Easter Foam Stickers from Baker Ross

This is a great selection of Easter foam stickers that would be perfect as an Easter basket filler. Each pack has 200 foam stickers for lots of cute Easter craft activities.

Easter Chick Felt Stickers from Baker Ross

Or how about this cute selection of Easter chick felt stickers. These would also make a great little Easter basket filler. Each pack has 150 stickers for lots of eggs-citing Easter craft projects.

Free to Download. Looking for a fun Easter activity to keep the kids entertained? I've created these cute Easter chick colouring pages your toddler will love.

Puzzles with an Easter Theme

Both my girls love to do puzzles, and enjoyed playing with them even before they could talk. I’ve found some super-cute puzzles with an Easter theme that would make lovely non chocolate Easter gifts for toddlers and preschoolers.

Easter Buddies Sliding Puzzles from Baker Ross

These cute little Easter sliding puzzles will keep your little one entertained for ages. They’re perfect for rainy days. And once your child has completed one puzzle, there’s another three to do!

Rabbit Family Dress Up by Jacques of London

We bought Roo a bear version of this for her second birthday and she still plays with it years later. I love this bunny version from Jacques of London.

Woodland Animals 4 Puzzles by Galt Toys

This collection of 4 puzzles is perfect for younger toddlers. With big pieces and simple designs, younger children will love these woodland animals puzzles.

Rabbit Peg Board Puzzle

Little kids love peg board puzzles. They’re brilliant for developing fine motor skills and for cognitive development too. This one with a realistic rabbit picture would make a perfect alternative Easter gifts.

Butterfly A-Z Puzzle

I love how colourful this butterfly puzzle is. The more complex shapes means this is probably more suited to children aged 3, 4 or 5. And it’s a beautiful way to introduce your little one to the letters of the alphabet.

Cuddly, Snuggly Soft Toys

I’ve held off from including snugglies in this ultimate list of non chocolate Easter gifts so far, mainly because my girls have wayyyy too many stuffed animals. And I’m guessing your kiddos are the same.

But there are just so many cute little bunnies and chicks that simply they had to make the list!

Baby Girl Bunny by Peter Pan’s Wardrobe

Isn’t this just the cutest little bunny you’ve ever seen? I love her bonnet. The baby girl bunny in a bonnet is made from 100% cotton, so will be perfectly snuggly against your little one’s delicate skin.

Plush Dutch Lop Eared Rabbit by Living Nature

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a picture of a real rabbit! It’s so life-like. This plush Dutch lop eared rabbit super-soft, just like a real bunny. You can choose from brown or grey, but both are super-cute.

Plush Mother Hen and Two Chicks by Living Nature

Here’s another brilliantly life-like soft toy from Living Nature. This mother hen comes with two cute little chicks that little kids will love to play with.

Forever Treasured Bunny by Mamas & Papas

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts, then you’ll probably know already that Mamas & Papas are one of our favourite brands. Their products are just such good quality for the price. And this cute little bunny is no exception.

Guess How Much I Love You Book and Toy Gift Set by Rainbow Designs

Take bedtime stories to another level with a matching cuddly toy. Your little one can act out the story with the soft toy, or snuggle down with them at nap time. This book and bunny make perfect non chocolate Easter gifts for little kids.

Easter Story Books

Remember I said right back at the beginning of this colossal list that one of the chocolate alternative gifts for Easter my girls get is a book?

Well I couldn’t very well not include Easter themed books here. Especially when there’s so many to choose from.

These are just a handful of the Easter story books my girls have and love to read, even though they’re not toddlers anymore!

Peter Rabbit Easter Surprise

We’re big Peter Rabbit fans. So this book had to be top of the list. As you’d expect Peter Rabbit Easter Surprise is beautifully illustrated. Your little ones will want this as their bedtime story long after Easter.

That’s Not My Chick

Both my girls love the Usborne touchy-feely books. And That’s Not My Chick was Roo’s firm favourite for months. It’s still on her little bookshelf now for her to read and she’s nearly 5!

That’s Not My Bunny

Another brilliant sensory book for little kids that would make an awesome an alternative Easter gift.

Hop Little Bunnies

Anyone else got the Sleepy Bunnies song stuck in their head now? Maybe it’s just me LOL. If your little one loves the Sleepy Bunnies song, they’ll love this Hop Little Bunnies book too. They enjoy following the actions and peeking under the flaps. It’s a perfect Easter gift for toddlers and small children.

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

Your toddler will love this fun Easter twist on the classic going on a bear hunt story. This time join the bunnies as they go on an Easter egg hunt. This Easter book is beautifully illustrated and has flaps to left for curious littles ones too!

Ultimate List of Non Chocolate Easter Gifts for Toddlers and Little Kids: Final Thoughts

Easter is a time of celebration and new beginnings. What better way to kick off the season than with a roundup of the best non chocolate Easter gifts for toddlers and little kids?

From small world play sets to nature-based and STEM toys, I’ve got you covered. If your child is into crafts, I’ve also included some great Easter crafting gifts.

And if they’re more into books, we’ve got a few recommendations for Easter story books too.

So whether you’re looking for something to keep them entertained over the Easter holidays or want to start preparing early for Easter, check out my ultimate list of the 50 best non chocolate Easter gifts!

Did you find anything perfect for your little ones?

And if that wasn’t enough, be sure to check out our other Easter posts for even more ideas!

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Jennie (GinGin & Roo)

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  1. March 26, 2022 / 7:31 pm

    I love the name of your blog

  2. March 25, 2022 / 6:58 pm

    These are some great ideas. I love how unique some of them are. My little one would love the puzzles and a lot of the other items as well!

  3. Vi-Zanne
    March 25, 2022 / 4:36 pm

    What a great list. I have 2 young daughters at home and I’m constantly trying to find other gifts besides chocolates for my little ones. I especially like the sticker ideas. My daughters love them so much! Thanks for sharing this list!

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