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.
    tessa robinson club hub uk
  • 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.

Photo credit: David Parry/PA Wire

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: 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…) 
  • pudding and chops alternative milestone cards

  • 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.
  • hand home made unicorn cushions
  • Bespoke gifts: Check out Ribbon of Hearts too for some beautiful bespoke wooden hearts.
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  • 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?
    life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass it's about dancing in the rain miracle morning the
  • 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 
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  • 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.

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