Spring has finally arrived and Easter is just around the corner. We all love seeing the excited faces of little people on Easter morning running round the garden looking for what the Easter Bunny has left behind. However, on top of the plastic and waste often left behind from our Easter indulgences, if you’ve got young babies or toddlers you’re probably not ready to let them fill themselves up with all that sugar and chocolate. We’ve got some great suggestions for alternative (and eco!) Easter gifts for babies below.
ALTERNATIVE EASTER GIFTS FOR BABIES
Families love to get involved at Easter and everyone enjoys buying gifts for babies and kids. If you’d rather not get a cupboard full of plastic-wrapped chocolate, you can ask your family members to buy some of these healthier, more sustainable gifts instead.
Our organic bunny comforters: Easter is all about bunnies, so these little organic cotton comforters make a perfect Easter present for new arrivals. Made from 100% natural, non-toxic and biodegradable materials, even the stuffing. £26, available here.
Mushroom growing kit by GroCycle: Seeing things grow and being able to eat them after is so fun for kid. Your little ones will love this easy to use box, which is ready to sprout mushrooms on your kitchen worktop. £17, available here.
Dinosaur sticker book: These sticker books are printed on environmentally friendly paper using non-toxic, vegetable based inks. And the stickers are vinyl-free! £8, available here.
Dr Zigs My First Giant Bubble Kit: Bubbles don’t need to be toxic! Give your children hours of al-fresco entertainment with these long lasting and super strong bubbles. They have been created by a marine biologist so they are biodegradable, safe for the environment and contain no nasties. And the kit uses 100% natural, untreated cotton ropes on sustainably sourced wood. £19.99, available here.
Our bamboo baby blankets: These are the perfect spring / summer addition to family life. They’re great if you spend lots of time outside to snuggle under or use as an on-the-go play mat. From £45, available here.
Our natural teething toys: Let them chomp on something that’s not chocolate! Our organic, non-toxic and plastic free teething toys are perfect for little hands to hold and machine washable too. These are a great gift for babies under 9 months. £17, available here.
EASTER BUNNY WITH A HEALTHY/ ECO TWIST
Super tasty carob bars: Free from refined sugar, dairy, soya and caffeine, these delicious little chocolate-like bars are prefect for tricking toddlers into thinking they’ve got the real deal, and all without the guilt. £23.88 for a pack of 12, available here.
Bear Yoyo fruit rolls: In our house these are saved as special occasion treats, so they’re always excited to find them around the garden. £2.40 for 5, available at most supermarkets.
Cocoa Loco chocolate mini eggs: And because chocolate can’t be totally ignored at Easter, Cocoa Loco is a great option for those looking for a company with an ethical ethos and eco, biodegradable packaging. £5.99, available here.