Alternative Easter gifts for families to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend

While I love to give Easter eggs to my loved ones over the bank holiday weekend, I also enjoy the opportunity to do something a little different. That's why I've come up with some alternative Easter gift ideas for kids and adults this year...

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I’m sure that many of us love to receive a chocolate egg at Easter. It reminds us of our childhood and it’s a lovely treat. However, it’s sometimes nice to give a gift that a child or adult can enjoy throughout the long Easter weekend and beyond, such as a game or an experience.

Here are some ideas for gifts that would be lovely to give to your children, family or friends this Easter:

Exciting experiences for friends

If you’re going to enjoy some chocolate over Easter, why not turn it into a memorable experience? I think a chocolate-making experience voucher makes an exciting gift for Easter – or at any time of year, for that matter!

Choosing a gift voucher for two or more people to enjoy a masterclass in chocolate making gives the traditional Easter chocolate gifting a fun twist. Who can resist the idea of making and then enjoying eating your own chocolate creations?

Plus, an experience day means that you get to spend time together as a couple or as a family while you’re enjoying your luxury chocolate making workshop from Buyagift. So, you’ll be making memories as well as yummy chocolates!

At-home activity for kids

With the school Easter holidays to enjoy, it’s a good idea to gift children something that they can play with or create throughout their time off. Whether that’s a STEM-based building kit or a game that improves their vocabulary, they’ll be learning something new without even realising it.

There are STEAM activities to suit all ages so a gift that’s based on science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics can be enjoyed by any child in your family. The STEAM subscription boxes from Tinkerer makes it extra easy to find an activity to suit ages 3-5 up to ages 9-12. Their fun kits and expert-developed activity books help kids to explore and learn through play.

Plus, the Easter holidays are a great time to get little ones involved in doing something creative. You could make Easter cards or crafts together – such as my easy Easter wreath project- or you could encourage younger children to enjoy some creative colouring.

But rather than wasting paper, the silicone activity mats from HeyDoodle let youngsters learn while they create and can be wiped clean after every use, making them a more sustainable way to draw, colour, trace or doodle. Plus, they’re really handy for travelling or using in cafes and waiting rooms for a little creative entertainment on the go.

Fun for all the family

One of my all-time top gifts for families at any time of year is a board game. It’s lovely to have a cupboard full of games so that you can enjoy a fun hour together with family or friends to spend some quality time together rather than staring at screens.

Choose a game that kids 8+, teens, adults and grandparents can all enjoy together, and for extra excitement choose a board game based on a TV format that they’re all familiar with such as Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win family board game.

Playing games together is such an enjoyable way to spend the Easter bank holiday weekend and you can get out the game again at other times throughout the year – I love playing board games with my friends during evenings in and with my nieces and nephews at Christmas.

What other alternative Easter gifts are you planning to give to your friends and family this year rather than Easter eggs? Let me know in the comments below.

Some items in this blog post have been gifted to me and the pink links indicate a gifted product, affiliate link or information source. All thoughts and opinions in this post are based on my own experience and I am not responsible for your experience 🙂

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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