Spring has finally sprung, and before we know it, Easter will be upon us. At this time of year, the stores are filled with all kinds of indulgent chocolate-based treats, but you don’t have to gift eggs every year. If you’re looking for something different for kids who already get a year’s supply of candy in a day or a teacher who is inundated with boxes of chocolates at the end of the semester, here are some egg-cellent Easter alternatives to consider.
For the kids
If you’ve got a big family, you can end up with enough chocolate eggs to sink a ship. It’s great to treat yourself at Easter, but if you don’t want to contribute to the chocolate overload, there are lots of other gifts you can buy for your children, your friends’ children or your nephews and nieces. Little ones will love Easter themed soft toys like lambs, chicks, and bunnies, while older children may appreciate games or books. Have a look around the shops, and think about what your kids love to do and how they spend their pocket money.
For the teacher
Easter usually coincides with the end of the term, and it’s nice to treat your child’s teacher to a small token to thank them for looking after your kids. If you’re keen to steer clear of the traditional chocolate eggs or boxes of sweets, take a look at this site for alternatives. You can order everything from customized mouse mats and t-shirts to wine glasses and mugs.
Personalized gifts are thoughtful, and there’s a much better chance of choosing something no other parent has bought.
For your parents
Most people love chocolate, but if you’ve got a host of siblings, cousins and nephews and nieces, your parents may end up with a sugar stash that will keep them going for months. If you’re looking for alternative gifts this Easter, why not go for a bunch of flowers or a plant or treat them to afternoon tea, dinner out at their favorite restaurant or a day trip? Have a look online, see if there are any events planned for your local area like shows, festivals or concerts, and make a decision based on their interests. If they’re foodies, for example, vouchers for a tea room or restaurant or tickets for a food fayre will go down a treat.
For the whole family
The school holidays are an ideal time to spend quality time together, so what better way to celebrate Easter than booking some fun days out or even organizing a trip away? Instead of stockpiling eggs and filling the cupboards with sweet treats, why not spend your money on a trip to the zoo, a picnic in the park or a day at the beach? You could even go camping for the weekend or book a hotel and enjoy a last-minute getaway.
If you’re on the hunt for Easter gifts for your loved ones, why not switch things up and steer clear of the ever-popular chocolate eggs this year? Hopefully, this guide has given you some inspiration and egg-citing ideas.