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13 cracking Easter gifts for babies and children that aren't chocolate

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Need Easter ideas for children’s presents that aren’t all (whisper) chocolate? Make the holiday eggs-tra special with our selection of great gifts that will last way beyond the bank holiday weekend. 


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Ragtales Fifi Bunny Baby Booties, RRP £14.99, Amazon

These adorable bunny bootees are for the very little ones in your life. They're made from soft cotton and velour, and have a knitted cuff to ensure they stay on tiny feet.
From birth to six months.
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Ridley's Hook A Duck Game, RRP £20, Amazon

This retro, carnival style game could provide some quacking good fun over the Easter break.
For ages six and up. 
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Rockahula Bunny Clips, £6, John Lewis

There's beautiful attention to detail in these stylish hair clips from a boutique brand.
Suitable from three years upwards.
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Bunny Jump game, RRP £19.99, Amazon

Easter wouldn't be complete without a bunny, and this game looks great fun. Players try to collect as many carrots as they can, but BEWARE. One of the carrots makes the bunny jump.
Suitable for age five upwards. 
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Dinosaur Egg Finger Puppet, £12, Natural History Museum

Give a different sort of egg to your little one this Easter – a dinosaur finger puppet egg. Choose from Triceratops, Stegasorus or T Rex. Packs neatly back into the egg when playtime is done.
Suitable from age three.
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Ewan Snuggly, RRP £10, Amazon

Looking for Easter gifts for tiny tots? This snuggly sheep has knotted legs for little ones to explore, a fabric that absorbs familiar scents for comfort and easily attaches to a pram. You could attach a dummy to the velcro tail too. 
Suitable from birth.
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White Bing Top, £6, Sainsbury's

This sweet top will have your little one bouncing with delight. Check out more Little Bird lookalikes from the supermarket
Sizes from nine months to six years. 
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The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs, £12.99, Amazon

Teach your little ones about bird song with this interactive book. It features 12 of the most common garden birds, a sound bar of their calls, and information about the birds' defining characteristics. 
Age seven upwards.
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Peter Rabbit socks, three pack, £5, Mothercare

These super cute socks will keep little toes snuggly, whatever the weather does this Easter. They're part of Mothercare's Peter Rabbit range.
Sizes from one - 24 months. 
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Oglee Poglee woodland craft party bag, £4, Not on the High Street

If youre hosting a party this Easter, and want a ready made party bag without a hint of sugar, these cute craft packs could be just the ticket. It includes fairy sized cards, colourful papers, a rainbow crayon, cardboard Oglee Pip and a delightful surprise.
From age three upwards.
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Hide And Squeak Eggs, RRP £7.49, Amazon

This is a twist on the traditional shape sorter, with the added joy of a cheeky squeak when the chirpy chicks are pressed. Great for baby's early skills.
Suitable from six months. 
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The Enchanted Forest, RRP £9.95, Amazon

This beautifully designed book by Johanna Basford is about more than just colouring. It takes children on an adventure, unlocking secrets in the 60 illustrations as they colour.
This is a very detailed book and so suitable for older children – or even parents.
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Tractor Ted Meets Baby Animals DVD, £8.99, Amazon

This sweet DVD includes real life footage of baby animals on a farm. The 40-minute film is narrated by Tractor Ted who encourages children to sing along as they learn about calves, piglets and lambs. 
Suitable for two - five years.

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George is digital editor at Closer magazine and regularly writes for Mother&Baby. She’s mum to an extremely handsome toddler, and her interests include rock and roll, weekends away and cheese. She would 100% wear Little Bird by Jools Oliver if it came in adult sizes and is a walking advert for jewelry design company Tatty Devine. 

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