Thursday, 10 March 2016

easter budget gift ideas ( non chocolate )

with Easter only a few short weeks away i am starting to think about if i should be buying four year old Bodhi an egg this year, he gets so many from friends and family ( i think this is due to eggs now being that much more affordable ) i do worry that he will just get over loaded with chocolate after reading blog post by friend blogger becky ( link ) i started to think about small budget easter theme non chocolate gift ides and this is what i have come up with i have based this on items id be happy to give or receive this Easter photo below is from Easter 2013 when Bodhi would have been 14 months old! look at all those eggs!!!

1 at only £1 a kit these are great value for money and really good quality you get everything you need for the project and they had a range of other kits from £1-£2

2 Hop is a family DVD based around the story of the easter bunny ( i picked this up last year for body as part of his easter basket ) its for sale at only £3 in sainsburys perfect way to spend an afternoon of the easter school holidays

3 easter colouring books £2 each from the works they have a wide range of easter theme sticker/craft and colouring books some are also in the offer for 8 for £10 again a great way to spend some time together with your child without that sugar high

4 now this one (might) be a mum want item but at only £3.50 from john lewis i had to add it to the list, who would love some cute and colourful easter bunny bunting to be hanging up over the easter holidays?

5 we love playmobil in our house and theses plastic eggs come in a range of colours with different themed playlets in side these might seem a little over priced at £6.99 but if you are a playbill fan you will know that this a pretty fair price i found at this price also at john lewis but might have offers and lowers prices if you shop around

6 this beautiful jellycat bashful blossom honey bunny is only £11 from the website i think this could well give the easter bunny a run for his money

7 and lastly lego! now this ( i think ) at £4 is overpriced its just a little lego man figure dressed as a chicken comes in a small box shaped like a hen house but if your child is really into lego ( lets face it they have a 'few' fans ) then this could be a great option rather then a chocolate egg

these could also work for children who have allergies or don't do well with large amounts of sugar and E numbers , when i was a child i was allergic to coco powered used to make chocolate so i would miss out on the big hype of eggs ( plus back then they were really over priced and my parents didn't agree with the mass market push of boxed eggs )

i do hope this has been a little helpful to you guys? i am planing a small easter egg hunt for bodhi so he will get getting some sweet treats from us, but i have also got lots of arts and crafts planed to keep us busy and a easter event at a local farm to us