The Best Bunny Gifts For Easter
Non Chocolate Easter Gifts & Activities For Kids
A well-loved Autumnal celebration, Easter is something everyone is looking forward to. After the long days of the challenging past year, it’s a fabulous opportunity to celebrate and have fun with family and friends. So, let’s get inspired about planning a great long weekend for the family. Let’s have fun with inventive gift ideas and things to do this Easter. We’ll share our unique gift ideas for babies, toddlers, and adults this Easter holiday. As well as the usual chocolate eggs and new pyjamas, we think it’s the season to give the best bunny gifts for Easter!
While last year’s Easter may not have been the celebration many were planning, we can all look forward to a wonderful Easter this year. With a long weekend, holiday travel vouchers, and plenty of things to do, there’s no reason not to make it a memorable and fun holiday. Even the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show is happening on the 8th - 19th April, so what better time to get together and share some love and laughter?
Here at Gifts Australia, we love sending gifts for Easter. Remember, it’s not only kids that enjoy ripping off the wrapping paper, and we have great gifts for everyone in the family this Easter. So, here are our top Easter bunny gift ideas which are all available in our fabulous Easter gift collection. While we love our chocolate gift baskets for the traditional chocolate gifts for Easter, we also have the best non chocolate Easter gift ideas for kids and adults.
Things To Do With The Kids This Easter - Make Pancakes!
We all enjoy pancakes at any time, really, but they are a tradition at Easter, along with hot cross buns. Teaching the kids to make pancakes can get a bit messy, but the Easter long weekend is the perfect time to teach the kids to cook. So, for an alternative Easter gift idea for kids that’s not chocolate, how about a fun kids’ cook book you can explore together. The Unicorn Food Cookbook is a bright and festive recipe book for fun, naturally colourful plant-based snacks.
To make it extra Easter-themed you could gift it with a Hatch It! Unicorn egg. If you’re avoiding too many chocolates this Easter, but want an egg-themed gift, then a Hatch It! Egg for your child to grow their own adorable unicorn will be lots of fun.
Ideas For Fun Bunny Gifts For A Baby or Toddler At Easter
If the Easter bunny or Easter bilby is planning to gift young ones some non-chocolate Easter gifts, we have some fun ideas for things they’ll love. You’ll find a range of bunny themed gifts for babies and toddlers, plus great games and craft ideas for Easter activities for the school holidays.
Easter bunny gifts for babies under 1
Is it baby’s first Easter? Then make it a bit more special, especially as they can’t eat chocolate or pancakes! A personalised gift is something that can make memories. A delicate personalised bracelet or a sentimental Easter bunny keepsake is a lovely idea. The Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Money Box features Mopsy, Flopsy, and Cotton-Tail, three sweet bunny friends to start your baby's collection of bunny gifts.
Gifts Australia has a stunning range of Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit gifts including baby milestone cards, and the Night Night Peter Rabbit cloth book. If you're looking for bunny themed presents, these would be fabulous as Easter gifts for babies. The Peter Rabbit Book & Snuggle Blanket is the perfect baby gift idea for Easter. With the classic, traditional The Tale of Peter Rabbit board book and a baby snuggle blanket, this is a delightful gift for a first Easter keepsake. If you want to continue the tradition of a book gift for Easter, this is a lovely way to start.
Baby might not know it's Easter, but they will look adorable in the family photos wearing a pair of cute bunny socks. The Bunny Baby Sock Set comes with four different sweet bunny themed socks just perfect for a newborn baby gift at Easter.
For Easter gifts for babies under 1, the best ideas are bunny themed teethers, baby rattles, and soft bunny toys. Gifts Australia has a range of plush bunnies and Easter bunny soft toys for baby girls and boys in pink, blue, and neutral colour options. The Alimrose Linen Bunny Rattle & Squeaker is just one of the range of newborn baby toys we recommend as a gift for a baby at Easter.
For a traditional keepsake perfect for Easter, The range of Bunnykins gifts by Royal Doulton make beautiful bunny themed presents for babies at Easter. The collection includes Bunnykins plates, two-handled cups, baby meal sets, and a cute egg cup. Often given as Christening or Naming Ceremony gifts, these would be lovely as Easter for babies gifts or for toddlers from a grandparent.
Easter bunny gifts for toddlers
There are even more great ideas for Easter gifts for toddlers and preschoolers. You can get a bit more adventurous buying gifts for toddlers especially if they are excited about Easter Bunny coming to visit! If you are trying to find non-chocolate Easter gifts for toddlers to limit their sugar intake on the day, we have plenty of ideas. Easter gifts for young kids could include a range of board games they can enjoy indoors, Easter craft ideas, or even practical items. The Bunny Bedtime Game is an adorable make-a-choice game for toddlers that would be a super cute bunny themed gift for Easter.
How about an Easter bunny soft toy? Toddlers and babies both love soft and cuddly plush toys, and there's nothing more soft and squishy than the lovable Bashful Bunny. This heart-stealing bunny gift for Easter suits kids of all ages. The Bashful Cream Bunny is simply the most beautiful keepsake first Easter gift for baby and would be well-loved by primary aged kids as well.
If your toddler is only just toddling and ready for baby shoes at Easter, then this plush, soft Peter Rabbit Booties Gifts Set is just adorable. They feature a rattle in each toe so your young one will be entertained with every little step.
Easter bunny gifts for adults
Anything goes for an Easter gift for an adult sibling, parent, friend or lover. We all adore receiving and giving gifts of any kind. You can choose something really humorous or select a favourite wine, beer or luxury chocolates. Combining them in a beautifully packaged hamper makes your Easter gift something special. Try a fabulous Cape Mentelle hamper with nibbles or the sweet bites hamper as an Easter bunny gift.
Another Easter bunny gift idea is to buy this lovely egg holder and fill it with chocolate bunnies, bilbies and of course, chocolate eggs. If you have family coming to stay or are planning an Easter Sunday lunch, this would make the perfect centrepiece for your lunch table.
For the chocoholic in your life, an Easter hamper will certainly make their Easter break. Men are rarely the recipients of Easter bunny pressies, but you can bet he wouldn’t say no to a whiskey or beer hamper. Treating yourself and others to a fantastic experience day will be a welcome gift after the past year. You can find anything from wine tasting trips to surfing experiences, or how about a fantastic spa day?
The Tale Of The Aussie Easter Bunny
The Easter bunny can also be the Easter bilby in Australia. This adorable yet endangered marsupial has some similarities to rabbits, in that they burrow and have rabbit-like ears. The big difference is that rabbits can destroy our eco-system while bilbies are crucial to it.
In 1991, Nicholas Newland from the ‘Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia’ came up with the Easter bilby idea. He aimed to raise money and awareness, building on the idea from a book, Billy The Aussie Easter Bilby, written by a 9-year old girl in 1968. There have subsequently been further Easter bilby books that would make excellent alternative Easter gift idea for kids. Fostering and encouraging their interest in saving this intriguing little creature, they also introduce environmental awareness. The book series includes:
- Bilby: Secrets of an Australian Marsupial by Edel Wignell
- Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt by Yvonne Mes, Jody Michelle Pratt (artist)
- Easter Bilby by Ali Garnett
- Easter Bilby’s Secret by Ali Garnett & Kaye Kessing
Chocolate Eggs For Easter Treats
While we have explored some Easter gifts that aren’t chocolate, it is still a popular idea for this time of year. There are some fabulous chocolate Easter eggs, both commercial and hand-made. You can buy dark, white, even pink chocolate eggs and in any size from large to small with cream fillings, marshmallow, fudge and ganache. Even adults love chocolate eggs, bilbies, bunnies and mouth-watering selection boxes. So don’t forget to sneak a treat in with your gift!
Whatever you decided to do on your Easter holiday break, be it a family gathering, a quiet weekend with the kids, or treating yourself to the experience of a lifetime - relax, unwind and enjoy.