With Easter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to order a gift for your baby’s first Easter. Whether it's a gift for your own baby, a family member, or a friend, we've got some ideas to make it really special.
Especially as chocolate might not be a part of baby's diet, dropping a few hints to the grandparents might save you from having to scoff all those Easter eggs - not that it’s much of a hardship!
If you're looking for some inspiration, we've found the most adorable gifts for your baby's first Easter. From clothes to toys, these Easter-themed gifts will make the day a memorable one that you'll never forget.
What should I buy for my baby’s first Easter?
Of course, when it comes to Easter the themes are generally quite traditional, with lots of chicks and bunny rabbits featured during the season. However, there really aren’t any set rules when it comes to buying the perfect gift.
With spring just around the corner, there might even be something suitable for the garden that your tot would enjoy more than a cuddly toy, although there's some incredibly cute cuddly options!
How can I make my baby's first Easter special?
Getting something personalised is a lovely way to create a keepsake your little one can keep for years to come. We've found some great personalised items that would make the gift feel extra special.
Likewise, a special outfit to wear for the occasion could be an ideal present as you finally get the chance to introduce your baby to family and friends.
If your baby is nearly one, they might enjoy a simple hunt in the garden with older siblings. There are some great ideas for a garden hunt here.
The best buys for baby's first Easter
White Easter Bunny Melamine Plate
This melamine bunny plate is proving to be a hit on Matalan, with it selling fast just in time for Easter. It'd be perfect for weaning your little one and keeping it as they grow. Snack times will always be fun with this adorable plate.
Peter Rabbit Great Big Easter Egg Hunt: A Lift-the-Flap Storybook
Featuring lots of Beatrix Potter’s famous characters, like Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck, this fun-loving story is bound to keep your baby entertained. This would be a lovely starter book to get your tot into the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter or would make the perfect gift to get them excited for an Easter Egg hunt.
Kids Easter Egg Hunt Bag
Of course, you can't have Easter without an Easter egg hunt. Lightweight, soft and easy to carry, this bunny basket would be ideal for your tot to join in on all the Easter festivities.
Yellow Stripe My First Easter Sleepsuit
Celebrate your little chick's first Easter with this sweet sleepsuit with cute bunny appliqué. The handy zip opening makes it even easier to get on and off for nappy changes. The smaller sizes include built-in scratch cuffs to ensure your baby's delicate skin is protected.
Pale Pink Mouse Smocked Dress
Available in several sweet designs, this gorgeous smocked dress is made from comfy, soft seersucker cotton which features smocking to the chest with floral embroidery and mouse appliqué to the hem. It's finished with a sweet Peter Pan collar. Available from birth to 12 months.
John Lewis and Partners Wooden Noah's Ark Set
This colourful wooden set will keep your little one entertained for hours. Recommended for 18 months and over, it would be a great gift to pop on a shelf to brighten up their nursery until they are old enough to play with it. There are seven sets of animals that can be stored in the ship along with Noah and his wife.
Guess How Much I Love You Large Hare
This adorable hare would look great sitting on the shelf of your baby’s nursery. At 22cm high, beans inside mean it stays sitting up by itself. Our top tip is to buy two so when it becomes the favourite snuggly toy, you can secretly swap it out to wash it. If you haven’t read Sam McBratney’s ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ to your baby yet, we highly recommend it too!
Matchstick Monkey Giraffe Teether
A bronze winner in the baby toy category at the 2021 Mother and Baby awards, this cheeky looking teether is a great practical present your baby will love. There are also some different animal options to choose from including a mega cute elephant.
Product tester, Kerry Burt said: “It makes my life a lot easier as it helps keep my daughter entertained. She likes the feel of the product on her gums as well as being soft it is also good for soothing her gums.”
Tomy Toomies Hide and Squeek Big Egg Stacker
We are big fans of Tomy Toomies hide and squeak eggs, so a stackable version to add to the collection got us very excited! Each egg can be stacked on top of each other and they also make bird sounds. Suitable from six months, the eggs make a great alternative to a chocolate egg this Easter. The bright colours and numbers on the side will also make it a useful educational toy as they get older.
Review: "Very pleased with this purchase. I have yet to give it to my grandson but I am very pleased with the versatility and quality of these eggs. I’m sure his much older sisters will enjoy playing with him with these."
XIAPIA Wooden Toy
Made of New Zealand natural pine wood with water-based paint, your little one needs to recognise the size of carrots to put them back in the correct slot. While playing with this wooden toy, your baby is also developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, shape recognition and dexterity.
Review: "I was surprised to see my 1-year-old son entertained for so long with this toy. She has been playing with it and I can see the evolution from only taking and putting the carrots randomly and getting the fine motor skill better, to now understanding the different sizes of carrots and holes and trying to get that right. Truly recommend."
Bunny Push-Along Toy With Handle
Encourage your little one to move around as they take big bunny and little bunny on a walk! The wooden handle is extendable, helping tots find their bearings and improve their motor skills, all the while participating in this fun Easter Day activity.
Personalised Childrens Eggcelent Adventure Book
Letterfest based in Devon does the most beautifully illustrated stories that can be personalised. Available in either a soft or hardcover, this story is delightful and made all the more special with your child’s name appearing in it. You can even include a typed message on the inside cover. We love that it is something that can be enjoyed for years to come at bedtime or even put away for Easter each year.
Bunny Snuggle Blanket
With an option to personalise, we're sure that this will become baby's new favourite blanket for years to come. This super soft snuggle blanket featuring an Easter bunny is the perfect gift for their first Easter.
Suitable from 12 months, this funky ride on would be a great choice for your baby’s first Easter gift as it would get a lot of use over the summer months. The four legs keep it completely stable as they scoot along, aiding their balance and fine motor skills. Who doesn’t love a practical gift your baby will want to use every time they see it?
Review: "My boy is nearly a year old but i gave this to him at about 10 months old.. he managed to get the hang of it pretty quick and loves scooting around the house on it. Easy to put together and golds down which is brilliant as we're always taking it wherever we go!"
Personalised White Peter Rabbit Toy Box
For the ultimate first Easter gift, and to celebrate 120 years of Peter Rabbit, this beautifully crafted and personalised toy box is one that'll be remembered. With a soft close hinged lid to protect teeny fingers, it'd make a perfect addition to baby's nursery or room. It will grow with them too and last for years to come.
This soft chunky knit cardigan is made from sustainable 100 per cent organic cotton. With stylish double-breasted buttons for easy changing and a comfy bunny hood, it’s the perfect layer to keep baby cosy all day long on Easter Sunday.
Woodland Party Kids Backpack
The ears are everything! This lovely, animal-themed bag would make a beautiful gift for a baby ready to pack for days out over the coming months. For an extra £5 you can personalise it with up to a generous 12 letters. If we are being completely honest, really it would be a gift for you right now as at 26cm wide and 31cm high, it would easily go on your back or under the pram too- just saying!
Tender Leaf Toys Pull Along Ducks
We love the personalised touch with mother duck featuring their name. Suitable from 18 months, this would be a beautiful gift that could be played with for years to come. The pastel colours make it look stylish in the corner of their nursery too!