Easter time is all about eggs for some people, but in our household things are a little bit different. Although we are not religious, we celebrate Easter as it’s a great time of year to bring the family together and enjoy some great quality time. I also love using as the perfect opportunity to treat the children to something lovely. My children are inundated with chocolate eggs from family, friends and even school and although I have no problem with them eating a bit of chocolate, I do love to treat them to something that will last a little bit longer. In fact, we still have some of last years eggs left in the kitchen!! I will be doing some posts on Easter Activities over the next few weeks in the run up to Easter and the school half term, alot of which won’t involve and money but just some family fun time, but there will also be some fabulous Gift Guides which I have spent a lot of time researching.
Next up is babies. Now obviously if a baby is very young then they will not be eating chocolate, but I still loved treating my children when they were tiny.
Inch Blue Shoes.
We love Inch Blue shoes, they are soft soled leather shoes which are brilliant quality and made in the UK. I could rant all day about the importance of flexible shoes for babies, but these are totally gorgeous too! There is a wide range of styles and colours available, but we love these for Easter. Available in sizes from babies right up to XL for children. Priced from £18-£20, you can check them out at http://www.inch-blue.com
Tomy Squeaky Eggs
These were Marks first ever Easter present, Crack them open to reveal the brightly coloured press-and-cheep chicks. Its also a shape sorting game matching egg bases to the right shaped hole in the box.Hide ‘n’ Squeak Eggs are a great way to encourage play and to develop your baby’s early skills. Available from Amazon
We have a full review on Alphatastic coming up this week, but I just had to include their gorgeous pictures in our gift guide. They create personalised prints which are all made to order and totally unique. There is loads of different deisgns to choose from, ours if Noahs Ark and looks amazing in Marks nursery. Check out http://alphatastic.com/ for more details.
Baby Elegance Giant Squidgy Duck or Sheep
Giant cuddly toys, what else is there to say? A sure fire hit with the little ones to snuggle up to. The most gorgeous addition to any child’s bedroom. These giant soft fluffy animals are great for snuggling up with, leaning against and just generally chilling out with!
Tomy Quack Along Ducks
Quack Along Ducks are a lovely pullalong toy designed to be used by the smallest of hands. Colourful, bright and durable, this cute toy will engage children from a young age and keep them entertained for a very long time. Simply pull the cord at the front of the mummy duck and watch as she moves along the floor followed by her two ducklings. Quack Long Ducks waddle from side to side as they are pulled around the floor and make a funny quacking melody as they move along. Encourages hand eye co-ordination as well as bringing a smile to baby’s face. Suitable for ages 10 months+. Batteries included.