We’ve had sunshine, showers and rumours of snow – but I’m sure that the Easter long weekends will be a triumph no matter what. Have fun if you’re heading away and if you’re sticking around Devon then enjoy the beauty that she has to offer. If you like to get something a bit different to the plastic covered chocolate eggs for your little ones and fancy supporting a local, Devon maker (all parents themselves) then have a look below at our Easter gift guide 2022. Or have a look at last years one here Easter Gift Guide 2021 If you love the products like I do, then I’m sure they’d appreciate a few hearts on the socials too.
Such a cute little chick to kick start a gorgeous Easter display. I can just see these going down sooo well with the littlies (these are made of beads so obviously supervise your young children please). They are a great alternative to chocolate and a fabulous keepsake after. Jo can even personalise the chicks with a letter cube and choice of coloured string – perfect for gifting.
Jo knows all children, being a mum to three (15, 13 and 10 years) and previous to setting up Dolly Drops Accessories in 2020 was in a managerial role for 18 years at a children’s nursery. Now she enjoys going back to her childhood love of creativity and hand-paints wooden beads to look like you, your loved ones, seasonal styles and more, which can be made into key-rings, magnets, hanging decorations, glass charms and ‘PenDrops’. And doesn’t she do it fantastically!
The Gift: Easter Chicks
The Price: £4.50 each (£1.35 p&p or free collection in Exeter or Collumpton)
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: April 7th
Little Devon Discount: Two for £8 with Code ECLD248
Gotta love some bunting, and Tracey has just upped the game with this lovely Easter bunny bunting. Stylishly simple, the colourful bunnies on the cotton flags are just perfect for adding fun to your walls (or little one’s bedroom) this Easter.
Tracy, Exeter mum of two, started Little Bay from the kitchen table in 2019. She designs and makes rainbow inspired gifts and home decor to be re-used and enjoyed for generations. And don’t we know how much our little ones (and me too!) love the rainbow! And the fabulous Easter range is made from organic cotton. The ‘Hoppy Easter’ banners are available in three styles to suit your space (triangle flags, banner flags or mini bunting) and the Easter Bunny bunting can be custom made in your own choice of spring colours. All this and she keeps her business as eco-friendly as she can; shopping locally for fabrics, using solar panels to power her sewing machine and ensures all packaging is plastic free.
The Gift: Easter Bunny Bunting
The Price: £19.99
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: 8th April
Little Devon Discount: For a limited time, I’m offering a 10% discount to Little Devon customers, please enter the code EASTER10 at checkout in my Etsy shop
Sensory play is brilliant – my kids love it. And it doesn’t have to be too messy either. Hollie from Exeter-based Explore_Sensory_play has created a range that is safe for little fingers and fabulously colourful too. Throughout her career as a teacher and as a mummy to her son Bodhi she has seen the benefits of sensory play throughout many ages and even for adults! She wants to make it easy for parents and carers to pick up a bright sensory base/themed box, pop it in a tub for their child to explore…supervised of course! She has created a few Easter themed kits, and the below product is her favourite…
The Gift: Easter rainbow chickpea fine motor activity (must be supervised/small loose parts)
Get those little fingers moving this Spring with this chickpea sorting activity. 6 plastic eggs 200g of mix Easter rainbow chickpeas- see pictures of bag for size. (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) 1 egg box (available in blue, yellow or pink or green)
The Price: £7 + £3.20 postage (free collection from Exeter)
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: Deadline for postal orders: 12th & deadline for Collection: 18th
Little Devon Discount: LITTLEDEVON for 15% off full price items
Just WOW! Now these are what Easter Eggs should be like! – Not the hollow ones we’ve become so used to, but instead chocolate eggs filled with brownies or cheesecake! I’m firmly in the Brownie camp, but I’m sure that the cheesecake ones will be delish too!
Amber is just brilliant – she says ‘I’m a 25 year old muddling my way through motherhood (to a 2 year old, 1 year old and one on the way) and a baking business. I’m very fortunate that I love all of my roles and am lucky that I’ve made amazing friends along the way in this journey. I bake around the children’s naps, bedtime and school. I am so proud of what it has done for my family and allowed me to be at home with the children.’
I think we can all agree she is not muddling, she is acing it!
The Gift: Amazing ‘Cheaster’ or ‘Brownie’ Eggs These are half an Easter egg filled with cheesecake OR brownie on your choice of flavour.
The Price: Cheaster or brownie egg £5 each or 4 mix and match for £18
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: Ordered by the 9th April and can be delivered locally for a small fee or can be collected in TQ for free.
Little Devon Discount: DEVONMAG10 for 10% off
Have you seen these gorgeous Easter books?
You might also like my What’s on in April post
Hope you have a hoppin’ good Easter!