Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter Gift Ideas Without Candy

It’s something we didn’t really concern ourselves with before becoming parents, but now we do: all these holidays come with candy attached! My wife LOVES candy and our kids do too. Luckily, I never developed a sweet tooth or we'd be in trouble! And while getting candy during the year is not a bad idea, we don’t want to create a culture in our home where sweets are the norm. Not only do the kids get over-stimulated, the specialness wears off and the kids start demanding it all the time!

So when Christmas, Valentine’s, birthdays, Easter come around… We try to think of other treats that are non-candy but still fun to help balance it out! The iWishfor team put our brainstorming caps on and came up with a few perfect gift ideas to help you out and make this Easter easy for you.

Towel hoodies in fun designs and animal patterns are a fun choice!

First, they are something all kids can use. They are cute. They’re 100% cotton! They come in a variety of choices: dinosaur, tiger, owl, bee, mouse… there’s lots to pick from! With a cute animal hoodie and long wrap-around sides, kids will stay warm while drying off from the tub! And have a little fun.

You can find a neat selection at The Company Store in the kid's area.

Hooded towels are adorable rolled up and stuffed into a gift basket! (Plus they take up a lot of space so you don’t have to get much more!).

Other great non-candy gift ideas:
  • Socks and tights
  • Sunhats and sunglasses (always useful no matter how many you have)
  • Bath sponges in fun colors and designs
  • Bubble bath
  • Cute toothbrushes
  • Animal storage bins - can double as your “Easter basket” and then be used as storage later!
  • Puzzles
  • Piggy banks (throw a few coins in!)
  • Stickers
You can find all these great items easily at lots of different stores including Walmart or your local dollar store! Your kids will be so excited to get fun treats they probably won’t even ask where the candy is! I figure, if we don’t make a habit of giving out candy (I’m sure there will always be a LITTLE candy!) at holidays, it won’t be such a big issue as the kids gets older. That’s the direction we’re going in at least!

Looking for a easy way to share gift ideas with family and friends? Check out our wish list app for saving and sharing gift ideas!!! iWishfor will save you time and pain and help you buy the perfect gift every time!
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