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Non chocolate and plastic-free Easter gifts. Wooden bunnies

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic-Free Easter Gifts: 10 Non-Chocolate Gifts That Delight

This year, let's ditch the traditional chocolate treats (covered in wasteful packaging) and enjoy a plastic-free/guilt-free Easter with 10 delightful gifts that will make your holiday truly memorable. 

Welcome to an Easter celebration like no other! This year, let's ditch the traditional chocolate treats (covered in wasteful packaging) and enjoy a plastic-free/guilt-free Easter with 10 delightful gifts that will make your holiday truly memorable.  Whether you're looking to surprise your loved ones, be environmentally conscious, or simply step out of the ordinary, these non-chocolate gift ideas are the perfect way to spread happiness without contributing to waste.

From beautifully crafted wooden toys to eco-friendly stationery sets, these gift ideas are not only kind on our precious Planet but can also bring endless hours of joy and creativity. Embrace the spirit of Easter by giving thoughtful presents that leave minimal impact while also creating precious memories. 

This Easter, say goodbye to sugary sweets and indulge in the delight of unique, sustainable gifts that will bring a smile to everyone's face!

The Environmental Impact of Plastic in Easter Gifts

Plastic pollution is a major concern for our planet, and even seemingly innocent events like Easter can contribute to the problem. Traditional chocolate eggs and other plastic-wrapped confectionery items generate a significant amount of waste that ends up in landfills or our beautiful oceans. By choosing non-chocolate gifts for Easter, you can help minimise this environmental impact and set a positive example for future generations to come!

Chocolate easter eggs wrapped in foil

As you know, when plastic waste enters our ecosystems, it poses a serious threat to wildlife. Marine animals can mistake plastic for food, leading to ingestion and entanglement. Additionally, plastic takes hundreds of years to break down, causing long-lasting harm to our environment. By opting for plastic-free Easter gifts, you're making a conscious choice to protect our planet and create a sustainable future.

Non-Chocolate AND Plastic-Free Easter Gift Ideas

This Easter I’ve taken the guess work out of finding the perfect eco AND non chocolate gift for your loved one to make your shopping a little less stressful. Instead of filling baskets with chocolate eggs, consider surprising your loved ones with a range of non-chocolate gifts that will bring joy and delight. Here are some unique ideas to get you started:

Non chocolate and plastic free easter gifts. Eco toys

1. Personalized Easter Baskets 

Create a non-chocolate Easter basket for your children or loved one! Instead of filling them with chocolate wrapped in plastic and alfoil, create a completely guilt-free and plastic-free gift.

Fill it with items tailored to their interests and hobbies. You can include items like books, puzzles, small games, and even personalised stationery. By customising the baskets, you show that you've put thought into their gifts and make the celebration even more special (and a lot healthier)!

Non chocolate and plastic free easter gifts - reusable stationery set

2. Eco Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits

Encourage creativity and sustainability by gifting eco-friendly arts and crafts kits. You could find kits that include materials from recycled or sustainable sources, such as biodegradable paints, recycled paper, and organic cotton. From painting sets to DIY jewellery-making kits, there are endless options to spark their imagination and keep them entertained.

For some Eco Easter gift inspo - check out the lovely Paige from Little Change Creators. She creates gorgeous reusable colouring sets for your little ones!

3. Sustainable Toys for Easter

Instead of plastic toys that end up in landfills, for Easter this year opt for sustainable alternatives made from natural materials. Wooden toys, for example, are durable, timeless, and safe for children. Look for toys made from sustainably sourced wood, such as puzzles, building blocks, or even musical instruments. These toys not only provide hours of entertainment but also promote imaginative play and reduce environmental impact.

For some eco toy inspiration - check House of Tierney. Katherine creates stunning wooden gifts and designs out of recycled timber. The perfect sustainable gift.

Sustainable toys as gifts for easter. Wooden Easter Bunnies.


Gifting outdoor Experiences as an Eco Easter gift. Woman birdwatching.

4. Outdoor Adventure Gifts for Easter

Do your little ones/loved ones love to explore the outdoors?

Why not consider gifting an outdoor experience or adventure gear. Consider items like gardening tools, nature exploration kits, or bird-watching sets. Encourage your loved ones to connect with nature and explore the great outdoors. A great non chocolate gift that will not only foster a love for the environment but will provide lasting memories for years to come!

Last month we took our 8 year old son a kayaking dolphin tour in Port Adelaide and he absolutely loved it! We saw a beautiful dolphin with her baby and it was a magical experience. I would highly recommend it.

5. Educational and STEM-based Easter Gifts

Easter can be fun…without the waste!

This year, make 2024 the year of even less waste with educational and STEM-based gifts for Easter. From science experiment kits to coding games, there are plenty of options to engage young minds and inspire curiosity. These gifts not only entertain but also promote critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a love for learning. Choose age-appropriate gifts that align with their interests and watch their knowledge grow. Best of all - these gifts can be used over and over again! 

Homemade bath bomb. Non chocolate Easter gift ideas.

6. DIY and Homemade Easter Gift Ideas

Get creative and make your own Easter gifts! Consider DIY projects like homemade bath bombs, photo books, or even personalised artwork. These gifts are not only unique but also show your loved ones that you've put effort and love into their presents. DIY gifts can be a wonderful way to spend quality time with family and friends, creating memories that will last beyond the Easter holiday.

Woman opening shop. Support local business.

7. Supporting Local and Small Businesses for Easter Gifts

Make a positive impact on your community this Easter by supporting local and small businesses when choosing eco and non chocolate gifts. Look for shops that offer sustainable and locally made products - like us (Diminish)!! By purchasing from these businesses, you/re not only helping the local economy but also encouraging environmentally friendly practices. Plus, you'll find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts that can't be found in mainstream stores.

By choosing non-chocolate gifts for Easter, you're not only opting for healthier options, you're also playing a role ins reducing waste and supporting the environment.

8. Cooking Classes for Kids

Here’s a great way to incorporate a few of these chocolate free gift giving Easter tips into one (support local & opt for a voucher or an experience)!

If you’re children are eager to get their cooking hats on in the kitchen, then cooking classes could be the perfect Easter gift (see tip#9 also). Here, they could learn how to make their own Easter Eggs for future gift ideas (see tip #6).

For inspiration on where to go - check out the lovely Beth at Kids Love to Cook. Beth offers online cooking classes for kids aged 8-14, and anyone can join (regardless of experience).

Kids cooking classes as an eco Easter Gift.

9. Experiences and Vouchers this Easter

If you’re not sure what to gift your kids or loved one this Easter, then I highly recommend a voucher or an experience. Here, you can carefully select something to suit the individual. For kids this might be a sports shop voucher, or a book shop voucher. Or for adults, it might be a travel voucher, or a romantic experience for 2. The world is your oyster here. Think of your loved ones likes and interests and find a voucher to suit.

Vouchers are always a favourite gift in our household!

The Naked soap Company Grapefruit and Neroli soap bar. Plastic-free. Diminish.

10. Plastic-free, Natural & Vegan Self-Care gift Ideas

The ultimate list of non-chocolate and plastic-free Easter gifts would not be complete without a little plug for our own range here at Diminish. So here are a few ideas from our gorgeous online range.

1. Gift an eco self care gift pack!
2. Gift a natural, eco & vegan self-care body soap or facial soap/cream.
3. Or, for a more practical gift idea - select from our everyday reusable home essentials!

Tip: Our Cheeki kid’s drink bottles are always a hit for the little ones!

Conclusion: Embracing a Plastic-Free Easter

This Easter, say goodbye to sugary sweets and indulge in thoughtful, sustainable gifts that will bring a smile to everyone's face! It's time to unwrap the magic of a plastic-free Easter and create cherished memories that go beyond a chocolate-filled day (and the evening slump that goes with it).

Simply by making one or two small changes this Easter, you can make a huge positive impact on our Planet (and your rubbish bins). Let's celebrate with intention and make this holiday season truly special.