Think Easter, think chocolate. But here’s no reason you can’t surprise them with something a little different. Ginger Books has rounded up five of the best non-edible, eggs-tra special treats to pop in their Easter basket this year. They are perfect for children who don’t like chocolate or are allergic to it… or if you’re just after an antidote for the mountain of sweet stuff you know they’ll be getting anyway.
- Super Bunny Soft Toy by Albetta
Soft, cuddly and colourful, this is a great choice for your own little superhero. And there’s a matching dressing up outfit available too. Price: £15, notonthehighstreet.com
- Playmobil Easter Eggs
From this fairy with a swan and its babies to a football player complete with ball and goal, Playmobil’s novelty eggs will be a bit hit. Price: £3.50 to £6.99, Playmobil
- While Mummy Hen Was Away
Perfect for sharing to celebrate the beginning of spring, this rhyming story follows the tale of Mummy Hen’s five little eggs as they are separated and reunited by a host of curious farmyard characters. Price: £4.99, Ginger Books
- John Lewis Rabbit Egg Cup
OK, so this one does involve eating. But a boiled egg and soldiers is the perfect start to a small person’s day.
Price: £3.50, John Lewis
- Egg Pets by Laura Long
Designed to fit perfectly into an eggcup or egg box, there are six different knitted pets to choose from but we think they make a lovely half dozen. Price: £6 each, notonthehighstreet.com