easter

Easter ... not just a time for chocolate goodies.

The supermarket shelves may be packed full of chocolate eggs and bunnies, but that doesn't mean there are healthier - or even non-edible! - items out there to help you celebrate this time of year.

Looking for items suitable to give children from birth through to toddlers? Visit our gallery of Easter gifts.

If chocolate is more your thing, try your hand at winning 3kg of Darrell Lea Easter Chocolate with the Essential Kids Egg Hunt.

<b>Miffy: A First Lift the Flap Book, $19.95</b> and <b>I am a Bunny Board Book, $11.95</b> Books about rabbits are a great alternative to edible Easter treats – and are also lots of fun! (From childrensdept.com.au) Click for more photos

Easter gifts for babies and toddlers

Miffy: A First Lift the Flap Book, $19.95 and I am a Bunny Board Book, $11.95 Books about rabbits are a great alternative to edible Easter treats – and are also lots of fun! (From childrensdept.com.au)

  • <b>Miffy: A First Lift the Flap Book, $19.95</b> and <b>I am a Bunny Board Book, $11.95</b> Books about rabbits are a great alternative to edible Easter treats – and are also lots of fun! (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Ambi Toys Duck Family, $27.95</b> Your little one will have great fun at bath time with this duck set, complete with a mother and her three ducklings. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Bed Toppings Chocolate Bar 4-Piece Set, $260</b> Your kids will have sweet dreams indeed in this bedset! Includes a chocolate bar-themed fitted and flat sheet, doona cover and pillow case. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Hello Yellow 'R is for Rabbit' and 'Easter Chick' A4 Digital Prints, $29.95 each</b> Exclusive to Childrens Dept, the 'R is for Rabbit' and 'Easter Chick' posters are digitally printed on 300gsm paper using high quality inks. 'R is for Rabbit' is also available as a limited edition screen print ($80). (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Egg Soldier Cup & Toast Cutter, $24.95</b> Try getting this soldier egg cup and his toast-cutting mates to encourage some healthy breakfast habits this Easter. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Brio Pull Along Duck $38.95</b> and <b>B-Duck Toothbrush Holder, $8.95</b> This pull along toy and bathroom accessory make adorable gifts for tots. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>The Zoo Bunny Bookends, $29.99</b> and <b>Little Lamb Garland, $39</b> Spruce up your child's nursery with these cute pieces! The bunny bookends will keep the shelves tidy, while the 3m-long garland, handmade in Nepal, will add a splash of colour wherever they're placed. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Miffy Plush, $24.99 each</b> Your child doesn't have to be a fan of iconic rabbit Miffy to enjoy these 30cm plush toys, which come in a choice of red or yellow tops. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Kid O Floating Ducks, $19.95</b> Your little one will have a great time playing with this mother duck and her ducking: they stack together, can be played with in the bath, and gently rock back and forth when placed on the floor. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Cake Pops by Bakerella, $27.95</b> What’s cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! This book is devoted to making cake pops, including the cute-as-a-button Easter chicks shown on the front cover. (From childrensdept.com.au)
  • <b>Down to the Woods Rabbit Lamp, $150</b> and <b>Alimrose Knit Flat White Bunny, $10.95</b> Rabbit fans will adore this bunny lamp, while the knitted Alimrose rabbit will give little ones something special to hold close at bedtime. (From childrensdept.com.au)

You can also make a range of delicious treats from the EK Easter extravaganza, including: 

You might like to get crafty using our instructions to make:

Lastly, you might like to read some family Easter traditions to give you some more ideas. 

Have a safe and happy holiday!