Non-Candy Easter Gifts

Non-Candy Easter Gifts

  So, I realize I just ticked off every kid in America with the blog post title. But, we don’t have to tell them that we talked about this.

I remember one Easter when I was four, my grandma sent over the coveted Easter baskets and my twin brother received an entire bag of jelly beans all for himself! He pretty much thought he had struck gold and was pouring them into his Tonka truck, whooping and cheering loudly, throwing them in the air with rapturous joy and finally, rolling in them. This went on all afternoon.

That was the first time I remember thinking maybe there was such a thing as too much sugar.

Traditional, Sugar Free, Non-candy, Classic, Vintage Easter gifts for children

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With my own kids I have worked really hard at trying to limit sugar intake, but it still appears out of thin air everytime I turn around.  Let’s just say, I have no fear of there being any deprivation going on over here.

All that to say, holidays can be especially sugar filled, as we all know. But, a little forethought and careful shopping can be much appreciated by mothers of small children everywhere.

To get your creative juices flowing I have compiled a collection of non-sugar Easter gift ideas below.

Click on the images below for more information.

Also, if you scroll to the bottom of the post there is a fabulous line up of some of my favorite bloggers with their Easter inspiration, as well as, an April Cornell tablecloth and napkin giveaway!

Non-Candy Easter Gifts

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And now on to the bHome for Easter blog hop!

bHome For Easter Tour with April Cornell Giveaway

Monday

Celebrating Everyday Life

Cupcakes and Crinoline

My Soulful Home

She Holds Dearly

Shabby Art Boutique

To be entered into the giveaway, please, visit the April Cornell site and choose your favorite item or pattern.

Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite and we will pick the winner this Friday, March 17, 2017. 

April Cornell giveaway with bHome Easter tour

Tuesday

Redhead Can Decorate

Garden Therapy

On Sutton Place

Debbiedoos

Wednesday

StoneGable

Housepitality Designs

FrenchGardenHouse

Duke Manor Farm

Love of Home

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42 Comments

  1. March 13, 2017 / 4:14 AM

    I was always searching for non-candy Easter gifts for my granddaughter as believe it or not, when she was little, she did not like any candy! Well, except for dark chocolate M&M’s. Now that she is older, she has expanded her horizons a bit more, but not much….a good thing. So many adorable gifts here for great ideas for All Things Easter.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 13, 2017 / 4:22 AM

      Your granddaughter sounds very unique, haha! What a little sweetheart, life is easier when you adore too much candy.;) Thank you so much for stopping by.

  2. March 13, 2017 / 8:43 AM

    I am always looking for non-candy Easter gifts, your suggestions are wonderful! We host an Easter Egg Hunt here at home every year for our kids, their kids, and any of their friends and children, plus our friends, and their kids and grandkids! {Phew!} It’s always a joy to my heart to see those adorable little ones search for their “own” eggs {they each have their own color to look for} and I try to have at least 50% of those eggs to be filled with non-candy treats.

    Thank you for the great suggestions…Happy Spring Sarah!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:44 AM

      Lidy, your Easter egg hunt sounds completely amazing. I wish some of my ideas would fit in eggs, haha!

  3. March 13, 2017 / 9:53 AM

    Love the ideas, especially the Velveteen Rabbit. A must read in all stages of life.
    xx

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:45 AM

      Yes, that book has been a favorite of mine since I was little!

  4. March 13, 2017 / 10:21 AM

    I’m all for non-candy easter gifts, especially since my kids consume so much every other day of the year. Thanks for sharing these ideas

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:45 AM

      Oh girl, I totally hear you!

  5. March 13, 2017 / 12:59 PM

    We have been fortunate to have escaped the ‘sugar high’ of Eater. Our eldest daughter had severe food allergies as a child, so she had a very restricted diet that didn’t include chocolate. We began a tradition 23 years ago that we still honour today. Easter falls in Autumn here in Australia, so my children always received a gift of winter PJ’s and slippers, along with a small toy. Now as young adults, they still look forward to receiving sleepwear for Easter and a bag of chocolate eggs.
    I enjoyed your post and great suggestions Sarah.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:46 AM

      I love this, what a sweet tradition!

  6. Becky
    March 13, 2017 / 1:35 PM

    I have some really great non candy ideas. I have four grandchildren so I love new ideas like these. Also, I think April Cornell’s Beckoning boca is a gorgeous pattern. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:47 AM

      Oh, I hope you got some good ideas! And I will enter you into the contest! xoxo

  7. Wrenda
    March 13, 2017 / 1:57 PM

    Hello Sarah,
    I followed you here by way of French Garden House. I adore your non-candy Easter gifts. As others have stated, it is difficult to find pretty non-edible items, especially sans sugar! Your link to the sweet white wool lamb at Woolinlegends is so precious. I think I may have to order one! I will also be back to take your farmhouse tour and delve into your blog.

    There are TOO many beautiful items at April Cornell, but I think my favorite might be Felicity’s Flowers Throw. Love everything!
    Happy Easter to you and yours, Wrenda

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:48 AM

      Oh, that lamb had my heart, too! Excellent choice on the throw!

  8. Heidi
    March 13, 2017 / 2:21 PM

    Thank you for a wonderful non candy post. I am always on the look out for non candy Easter basket ideas. They will get enough candy from relatives that I don’t need to add to the sugar high.

    I looked at April’s site and love the Copper Madras Dress.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:52 AM

      So true, there is no lack of sugar being handed out on Easter! Love the dress, so stylish.

  9. March 13, 2017 / 5:08 PM

    Great ideas for non-candy post. That felted wool lamb just melted my heart.
    Visited April Cornell’s site. Such beautiful stuff, but their dressing gowns look so comfortable.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:54 AM

      Thank you, Mary! That lamb, I KNOW! Just precious.;)

  10. Fonda Rush
    March 14, 2017 / 1:04 AM

    I love the Tea Rose tablecloth. The pattern and colors are just gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:55 AM

      You are so welcome, Fonda! I got your entry in the contest.

  11. March 14, 2017 / 9:35 AM

    I love this so much! With a sugar-loving 3 year old, it’s going to a be a fight for many years. I don’t eat any sugar at all and it pains me to see my little guy gobbling up sweets. I’ll be using your suggestions for sure.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 7:59 AM

      I know what you mean, Stephanie, glad you found some inspiration!

  12. March 14, 2017 / 1:40 PM

    Cute gifts!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 8:00 AM

      Thank you so much, Susan. It was such a fun post to put together!

  13. March 14, 2017 / 2:12 PM

    Such darling recommendations! When my boys were wee ones I would have loved that Oxford shirt onesie for each of them.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 8:00 AM

      Oh, I know, my boy is almost all grown up now. But, I wish I have seen them when he was a baby.

  14. Patricia fuller
    March 15, 2017 / 8:16 AM

    I love the Queen Court.. so beautiful

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 8:01 AM

      Great choice, Patricia!

  15. March 15, 2017 / 1:10 PM

    Love this idea! Just wish it would fly in my house lol. My younger son would not be happy if he couldn’t bite off a chocolate bunny ear:)

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 8:01 AM

      Haha, well, you could always do a bunny and a gift.;)

  16. March 15, 2017 / 7:58 PM

    I love the floral oilcloth. Great ideas for gifts. I would always pick a theme for my boys.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 8:02 AM

      Oh yes, oilcloth is amazing, great choice! And, Kari, you are a girl after my own heart, I LOVE themed gifts.

  17. Pamela R LePage
    March 15, 2017 / 9:24 PM

    Such cute gift ideas, I did the same thing when my kids were little.:)

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 8:02 AM

      Pamela, you are a good mom. xoxo

  18. Karen
    March 16, 2017 / 7:47 AM

    Love the Queens Court pattern!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 16, 2017 / 8:03 AM

      Great taste, Karen! I put your entry in the giveaway!

  19. March 16, 2017 / 10:23 AM

    That lamb is so precious! I may get 2 for my teens 😉

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 20, 2017 / 7:20 PM

      I love that idea!!;)

  20. Vida
    March 18, 2017 / 4:40 PM

    What good ideas! That wooly, little lamb is adorable!
    I looked through the April Cornell table cloths and think the Heirloom Roses in light blue is very beautiful! 🙂 The Felicity’s Flowers pattern is lovely too! Thank you for holding this giveaway!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 20, 2017 / 7:21 PM

      Thank you for your enthusiasm! The lamb is by far the favorite gift of the post and great choice on your April Cornell selection.

  21. Erika
    April 29, 2017 / 9:24 PM

    Great alternatives!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 1, 2017 / 1:06 PM

      Thanks, Erika, so glad you could stop by!

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