I am a HUGE chocolate lover but when it comes to Easter, there’s too much chocolate, even for me, let alone my sugar-high kids.
I do, however, like giving at Easter so I thought I would help you too, to think about gifts that aren’t chocolate -based but are equally (if not more) delightful.
There are also tons of crafts you can make without spending any money, I’ll be posting these ideas on Instagram.com/MamaMeiBlog and on Facebook.com/MamaMeiBlog (please send me your ideas and I will include and, tag you).
Gifts for kids
- Personalised Easter items: Personalised egg cups, Bunny gift tags, Somebunny loves me mini canvas, Bunny chalkboard, Slot together egg cup, go to: www.facebook.com/lasersewandso
- Events/workshops/classes: Check out Club Hub UK to find child-friendly events, classes and workshops near you. And check out your local Mumbler community page for tons of parent/child activities and links to local businesses.
- Theatre tickets: We loved going to review the First Hippo On the Moon at West Yorkshire Playhouse. And there’s always lots of child-friendly shows touring the country. We always go to the Playhouse, Wakefield Theatre Royal and Leeds Grand Theatre.
Gifts for adults
- Parent Flashcards: “Celebrating the alternative milestones” to capture those real moments and landmarks in the first moments of pregnancy through to the first years of having a baby: http://www.puddingandchops.com (We were sent some for review and we love the quirkiness of them! And this sums up how I feel most days…)
- Moringa Oil: A totally natural, anti-ageing oil, for stretch marks and skin complaints (eczema etc).
- Tinkerdash: This is an online personal grocery shopping and meal planning assistant. I’ve enjoyed reviewing it and following the recipes, really helpful for busy people like me. Follow them @tinkerdashuk
- A photo-shoot: From cake smashes to traditional portraits – I love photos for capturing memories and family time. We had these fab photos taken by Lawson Wright Photography at The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield as part of a Mumbler Mother’s Day event.
- Hand-made Homeware: My friend Ashleigh sells hand-made gifts, from fabric coasters to cushions and, bunting on her Etsy shop.
- Bespoke gifts: Check out Ribbon of Hearts too for some beautiful bespoke wooden hearts.
- Art: Or make my Mama happy and buy some of her beautiful art-work and cards.
- Books: How about buying an inspirational book or plaque such as Miracle Morning or this?
- Purchase reasonably priced cosmetics, clothes, handbags and homeware from Avon. (Please note, I honestly rate Avon but I also receive commission).
- Treat your loved ones to an Easter meal out to a restaurant or pub or better still, go to my MasterChef husband’s Pop-Up at Iris Wakefield in Yorkshire, go to facebook.com/popupnorthfood
- Gift Vouchers: I love receiving vouchers especially ones such as Red Letter Days so I can choose a date and an experience and it gives me something to look forward to.
- Makeover: Rather than buy make-up I know I’d much prefer a make-over (and then to buy products that suit me). I had so much fun at the Charlotte Tilbury counter.