The alternative Easter gift guide

We all love chocolate. I for one can’t wait for some Easter eggs to come my way, especially as I gave chocolate up for Lent. But not everyone can eat chocolate (and a lot of us could do with eating a little less) so I’ve come up with a few alternative gifts and ideas for things to do over the Easter break:


Easter can be an annoying time for those who have certain dietary requirements with traditional Easter eggs being off the menu. Look out for offers on wheat, dairy and gluten free Easter Eggs – Asda are currently selling their selection for half price at just £3. If you’re looking for gifts for adults Sainsburys are offering chocolate drop wine for just £4.50 and for kids why not treat them to the LEGO Easter bunny instead of chocolate, currently just £6.99 at Argos and John Lewis?

Spend time together instead

Bank holidays are a great excuse to get out and about with friends and family. There are some great deals on days out that can be found online from deal sharing sites such as HotUKDeals and here are just a few ideas of things to do from free and cheap tickets to the cinema and Easter egg trails.

Big Hero 6 – Kids Easter break morning movie for £1.75 at Vue Cinemas

Show Film First – Free Tickets to see ‘A Little Chaos’ on 12th April @ 10.30am (rated 12)

Half Price Flamingo Land Entry for family of 4 during Easter Holidays £58 @ key103-offers

National Trust Easter egg trails

Going away? Good Night Inns are offering £29 per room per night until 11th April – but be quick you have to book 5 days in advance.

Get creative

Kids love making things and getting messy. Why not take advantage of the Tesco 3 for 2 offer in the baking department and have some fun making Easter treats in the kitchen this weekend? Offer ends on the 7th April. If your kids love Disney, print off their Easter activity packs for free at Disney Family. You can download anything from recipes, egg decorations and colouring sheets.

Learn something new

According to Playpennies, the one-stop resource for pennywise parents, there are still some spaces available on free easter cooking courses for kids at Tesco as well as a few spots left at the free bike club workshops for children being held at selected Halfords stores. These courses are a fun way to learn new skills and they’re free!

Happy Easter everyone!

About Martina Mercer

Martina Mercer is an award winning freelance digital marketer and copywriter. She founded The Consumer Voice on just £4.99 and now delivers expert consumer advice as the Consumer Voice's spokesperson on the BBC.

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