5 Sugar Free Easter Gift Ideas

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When I was a little girl Easter was a very exciting time.  It was a time for Family, big Turkey dinner, and a basket full of chocolate.

The Easter that I remember the most happened when my sister and I were really little.  I have no idea how old we were, I may have been 5 or 6.  We shared a room in the small apartment that my mother rented, and on Easter Sunday we woke up to an Easter Basket, a new Sunday dress and a big, floppy sun hat.  I’m not sure if it happened every year, or just one year.  But that is what sticks out in my mind.

Now, when I think about buying gifts for my kids I think of video games or the newest system…those are the things they’re always asking for.  But this is Easter, not Christmas.  And my budget truly cannot afford to buy crazy gifts twice a year.

Since I have boys, I also don’t get to buy the pretty sun dresses and bonnets like I received as a child, but I have put together this list of gift ideas for both boys and girls, hopefully it will help you save a little cash, and make some memories with your kids this Easter!


A Spring/Summer outfit.Old Navy Spring 2013

When it comes to fashionable outfits for my kids, my favorite place to shop is Old Navy.  Everything is affordable and in perfect style for the season.  I also love that I don’t have to leave my house to do it!  Shopping on OldNavy.ca at midnight in my pj’s has become a habit of mine.

canstockphoto11042071A New Beach Bag

I like to do one of these for each of us!  Each brightly colored beach bag gets a beach towel, sunscreen, a new bathing suit, a hair brush, flip flops, and baby powder.

Now is a great time to pick up those fun spring toys too.  Like a pail and shovel, jump rope and sidewalk chalk.

Art & Craft SuppliesChrysanthemum-NB

Crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue, glitter, pipecleaners, Play Doh notebooks with their name on them.  Kids LOVE to get these things and then use them!  Encourage creativity!  My boys each love very different thing, my oldest loves to write comic books, so I get him markers, colored pencils and notebooks.  My youngest is a mess maker…PlayDoh it is!

SpacePersonalized Placemats

Perfect for the little messy eater, these fun personalized placemats from Everyday Grace will certainly put a smile on your kids face.

Keep kids happy and busy at the table with our fun and interactive personalized placemats to name their place at the table. We have a selection of fun themes and styles, as well as ones that encourage learning.Children can use washable markers – the placemats wipe clean with a damp cloth.

 Books Books and more Books!Books for Easter

There is no better gift than a great read.  A favorite kids book for the little ones on Easter can make the day extra special.  For the older kids, a gift card for chapters.indigo is sure to be well received!  The fantastic thing is that Chapters.Indigo doesn’t only carry books.  So there are lots of ways to put that gift card to good use!

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  1. Thanks, nice ideas…we were just thinking about how much candy we give our kid on Easter and that it needs to change this year.

  2. saminder gumer says:

    thanks for the great gift ideas. not sure if i will use any, but good to know they are there.

  3. Olivia L says:

    Good tips! I always include a book at every gift occasion. My girl has definitely inherited my love of reading!

  4. We are doing summer clothes for the kids – they are growing so fast! Plus it cuts down the amount of chocolate in my house!

  5. Anne Taylor says:

    I remember those sweet dresses from when I was a child! We ended up buying our girls a pretty spring/summer outfit and then they hunted for a few chocolate eggs that we had hidden around the house!

  6. I really like these ideas. My daughter acts crazy with too much sugar so I don’t like to give candy for every holiday.

  7. caryn s says:

    Thanks for these great ideas that are way better than candy in the long run!

  8. Can’t believe it’s Easter already!

  9. Debbie Bashford says:

    I normally keep it pretty low on the sweets, they get new outfits for school and a toy and one or two chocolate goodies

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    Great post — My childhood Easters were also about chocolate, sugary treats, and Easter egg hunts. I am extremely hesitant to make my children’s Easter about sweets.

  11. angela m says:

    I love giving books to my kids as presents.

  12. Sabrina T says:

    I always give books for every occasion.

  13. Jeannie says:

    Great ideas! I love giving books out to the kids over candies.

  14. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    Love these ideas, especially the personalized placemats!

  15. Great Ideas!! Perfect for our kids since they are currently on a sugar free diet…so we love hearing about all the sugar-free ideas! :)

  16. Thanks for the sugar free ideas. As if kids need any more sugar!

  17. kathy downey says:

    These are some ready nice ideas,the only chocolate we are are Kinder eggs

  18. When I was a child my 2 sisters and I always got Easter outfits. Pretty dresses and hats. I never hear about kids getting new clothes for Easter anymore.

  19. kathy downey says:

    I usually give the grandkids sandals,skipping rope


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