Alternative (Chocolate-free) Easter Gifts For Your Little Ones

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If like me, you are trying to avoid complete chocolate overload this weekend coming I have come up with a few less sugary treats which your little ones might enjoy.

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On Easter day I usually prepare a special breakfast for Mia and Joe, and have a great time decorating the table with blossom, chicks and bunnies…and a few mini eggs! I like to think this makes up for the lack of chocolate gifts from me (they receive plenty from their family and friends)! I choose a small gift for each of them too, often a book or a something to wear over the holidays!

We also have plans to make an Easter tree decoration for the kitchen, once school breaks up this Thursday. If I get a chance to, I’ll be sharing some photos later this week!


Preparing for the new school term

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I have always loved September for the back to school preparation, shiny new shoes, fresh notebooks and pens. I secretly enjoy the routine of getting ready for a new school year. I love the list making and planning, the special trips to the school uniform shop, and ordering little personalised name tapes! Mia has just started year 2 of primary, so I have had a few years to adjust to this back to school routine. It was quite daunting when she very first started, just looking through the list of everything my tiny little four year old would need!

So, let me share a little virtual shopping trip with you…

Back to School CollageLeft to right…

Cosy Printed Sweatshirt

Printed Umbrella

Red Wellies

Sausage Dog Hair Set

Printed Poncho

Bookworms Print

Navy Blue Parka

Fox Detail Backpack

ShapeMaker Wooden Toy Block Set

This selection includes items that would be suitable for school age and nursery age children, and most would be appropriate for boys or girls. Mia and Joe are four years apart in age, and have quite different tastes/style but I know they would both love the sweet fox satchel, or the wooden blocks!