Easter Gift & Activity Guide: Vegan Chocolate and Beyond.

 

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*Thank you to the companies that provided me with items for this list (all marked with *). All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Where is this year going? I am absolutely shocked at how fast it is flying by and can’t believe Easter is almost upon us. I wanted to write a little post about vegan Easter treats and gifts, from chocolate to crafts, because Easter isn’t all about the chocolate, right?! 

‘Of course it’s not!’, I hear you cheer, and right you are too (Although I’m not saying no to a sneaky dabble into the world of the coveted Booja Booja range), so here’s a little selection of vegan inspired and crafty inspired goodness for those of you who want a bit of both this Easter…

Vegan Easter Treats & Gifts!

I’m not going to lie, there aren’t as many vegan sweet treats out there as I’d like, but there are still some delicious things that can be snapped up, and this is a major change compared to ten years ago.

I’ll start off with something for the kids, in the form of…

 

Chocolate Chicks!

For the kids, and well, anyone who loves cute chicks but doesn’t want to eat the real thing… These gorgeous Cocoa Libre Rice Milk Chicks from Holland & Barratt are so adorable, and they retail at £4.69.

 

 

Truffles!

This is probably the most gorgeous gift anyone could receive for Easter, and it’s delicious and vegan too! Holland & Barratt are on a roll with tasty vegan treats and this gorgeous egg from Booja-Booja can be picked up from their stores for only £9.99.

Inside you’ll find 3 Almond & Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Truffles*, and best of all ,they’re dairy, gluten and soya free as well as being organic.

Yum…

 

If more chocolate is needed, then a box will just have to do…

Holland & Barratt are also stocking sumptuous Champagne Truffles* for £9.99 from Booja-Booja; perfect for romantic and cosy Easter evenings.

 

Chocolate Easter Eggs.

I managed to pick some delicious White Chocolate Easter Eggs up from Tesco a few weeks ago in preparation for our first vegan Easter. They look scrummy and I doubt they’ll last two seconds with George & Molly! I’m not sure they have any online stock at the moment, but it’s well worth keeping an eye out next time you’re in store.

 

Free from white chocolate easter egg in Tesco packaging.

For Warren I’ve gone a little darker, in the form of a Moo Free Egg from Morrisons. It costs £4 or you can get 3 for £10 and there’s two more flavours to choose from; orange and original!

 

If you’re looking for something to nibble on, my children have fallen completely in love with these gorgeous Crunchee Bites from the Fabulous Freefrom Factory. You can get these from Co-Op as well as the Vegan Kind and other stores. The price varies, but I paid £1.85 from The Vegan Kind.

 

 

A Creme Egg!!!!

I can’t not include this in the list. This month we received the most amazing addition in our Vegan Kind Lifestyle box – a vegan creme egg! The Considerit Chocolate Creme Egg costs £2.00 and you can get three for £5 here.

 

 

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Vegan Easter Cake.

Vorrei have a lovely selection of vegan treats, including this lovely Vegan Colomba Cake for £15.90. I can imagine us all sitting down together on Easter Sunday and tucking into this beauty as a family…

 

Baking…

If you’re in the mood for a spot of baking (and we always are!), then get the kids together to make your very own Hot Cross Buns! Thanks to Sainsbury’s you can use the delicious Crazy Jack sultanas and cinnammon to make delicious vegan and gluten free Hot Cross Buns! Check out the recipe here and let me know if you try it!

Hot cross buns.

 

Crafts!

If you’re looking for alternative goodies this Easter, there’s so much to do that doesn’t have to involve chocolate. For example, why not paint an Easter themed egg cup (but using the cup for seeds and vegan treats!), or create pictures, read books about Easter, or even design an Easter Scene like this one…

 

 

Easter Bonnets!

There’s also the classic Easter Bonnet Parade, so you can design a top-notch hat without harming any animals in the process!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Hobbycraft are my go-to when it comes to crafting. They have so much choice and it’s all really well priced, perfect if you like high quality craft products on a budget. We’ve been sent some lovely bits to use over Easter to create our own amazing Easter Egg Hunt.

The items we received included:

Our plan is to follow some of the awesome tutorials on the Hobbycraft Blog. We’re thinking painted eggs, slime eggs and more! Keep an eye out on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds to see how these turn out!

There’s so many other things you can purchase from Hobbycraft. I absolutely adore their Easter trees, and their blog is so inspiring, you’re sure to find something special to make this Easter.

 

Easter Cards

Making cards is always a lovely activity, because they always come out so differently depending on who is making them. We’ve recently teamed up with Mrs Mactivity* and there are some lovely options to choose from, including this lovely card. They come with full instructions and they’re really easy to download and print off.

 

Toys

I think a toy is a wonderful gift for Easter, and this lovely little Rabbit House* from Born Gifted is currently on sale for £15.99 (RRP £24.99). It’s so perfect for any child that adores playing (you know I’m talking about Molly here, right?!) and it makes a fantastic replacement for all that chocolate.

They also stock lots of other gorgeous Easter Gifts, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

 

 

Books

When it comes to books, we have a lot! Quite recently though, Molly and George have really gotten into activity books. My First Busy Book would be perfect for little ones who love the Teletubbies. This activity book is perfect for little ones to carry around and use as and when they like, it has 80 pages of colouring in and simple puzzles as well as stickers, and it costs just £6.99. You can get a copy for your little one from Amazon as well as other retail stores.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading through my list of ways to enjoy Easter this year, with or without (vegan) chocolate!

What will you be doing (or eating) this Easter?

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