If you are looking for Easter gifts for babies and toddlers then look no further. Easter is just a few short weeks away and I’m starting to think what to get my almost three year old. Today though I thought I would share what I got her for her first Easter. To me, appropriate Easter gifts don’t just have to be about chocolate and eggs (although of course she does get some but it’s about moderation). Anything that with rabbits, ducks, farm animals all feel appropriate for me. So below is what I bought the ladybird for her first Easter when she was just 11 months old and right at the end I have shared some more ideas that are currently available to buy.
First I bought her a brightly coloured basket from our local supermarket (I’m sure they will all be selling similar again this year) and then I filled it with treats. I started with a set of plastic eggs which again all the shops will be selling at this time of year (they are great for activities and snacks too). She loved opening and closing these eggs as well as emptying the basket and then putting everything back again.
The ladybird has always loved animals so I bought her a set of Happyland farm animals from the Early Learning Centre. She loved them instantly and still plays with them two years on. I added a bag of chocolate buttons, some Easter decorations (wooden eggs), a soft toy bunny and some dribble bibs.
Finally, I couldn’t resist getting her a couple of books which would not fit in the basket. I bought peek-a-boo bunny (Holly Surplice) and That’s not my lamb. The best thing is, 2 years on we still have all these items (except the chocolate buttons) and they are still played with/read regularly.
Easter gift ideas for babies and toddlers
1 – Peter Rabbit push-along toy
2 – Wooden rabbit play cubes, Myla and Oscar
3 – Nesting eggs, Early learning centre
4 – Jellycat bashful bunny
5 – Bunny egg cup and Bunny rattle both Little Maldod
6 – Hoppy bunny tumbler and Hoppy bunny plastic plate, both Buddy + bear
7 – Tomy hide ‘n’ squeak eggs
8 – Little nutbrown hare rattle, Sainsburys
9 – Pull along duck soft toy, M&S
1 – Baby Touch: Moo! Moo! Tab Board Book
2 – We’re going on an egg hunt, Laura Hughes
3 – In the night garden: Happy Easter
4 – Peppa’s Easter egg hunt
5 – Spot’s first Easter
6 – Cutie pie looks for the Easter Bunny!
7 – Your my little bunny, Claire Freedman