Looking for some gift ideas for your dairy free family? We have some great ideas just for you!

A few Easter’s ago we had a very sick little boy. We were left racking our brains to try and figure out why he was so unwell and what may have caused the illness. Finally I had a light bulb moment and realised Easter eggs (chocolate) and my then toddler really did not mix well.

Sadly that now means we have to really limit his chocolate intake and be mindful of how much other dairy we include in his diet. Small amounts seem fine, but a pig out, like at Easter time, leaves him suffering terribly.

We try to find little marshmallow treats, dairy free chocolate (But urgh some of that stuff is horrid!) and other lollies for him so he can still feel included in the Easter celebrations.  Pyjama’s, new slippers, books, and dvds are quite often on the gift list as well.  Luckily he LOVES Rabbit’s so I can usually find a cute ornament or something that he loves.

Your dairy free suggestions

We reached out to our Community of wise mums and dads to see what other ideas they might have to help other families struggling to find something cute for Easter that isn’t chocolate.

We received some great suggestions. Lego, Shopkins, Teddy/Toy, toothbrush, Jellybeans, Marshmallow bunny, PJ’s, dressing gown. Family Adventure was another great idea.

Jessie said, “I’ve seen Trolli does lollies in an Easter shape at Kmart or Aldi … Easter DVDs, stuff toys, cups/drink bottles, the plastic eggs you can buy or the egg cartoons and put toys or food they can eat in them.”

Rose had some great suggestions,

  • A board game the family can play together.
  • Lego – big set so the family can get together and build
  • Scavenger hunt just at home – at the end a prize of a jigsaw etc
  • Family picnic at the park – no technology (phones/iPads are left at home)
  • Sticker book
  • Colouring in – you can buy giant sized sheets that the family can all enjoy
  • Craft materials
  • Cinema tickets
  • Play at video arcade
  • Hair ties, or new watch

Susan shared, “Movies, gummies, hard candy, summer shoes/outfit, sport related items – ball, gloves, shoes for the particular sport, vanilla flavored candy, hat, ticket or take to movie at theater, craft items, gift cards to buy games for game systems.”

Another great idea we did see on Pinterest was a new hat filled with various treats, and also a fishing tackle box. Which my fishing crazy teen would love!

fishing tackle easter

Via Pinterest

hat easter

Via Pinterest

If you are looking to make some homemade treats for your family this Easter, MoM has some delicious recipes.

What other great suggestions would you include?

Share your comments below.

Image via Pinterest

  • Some really great ideas there, cheers.


  • I bought a stock of diary free Easter eggs by the health food store and make regularly raw diary free chocolate myself. You can also buy diary free chocolate at the supermarket. Sweet William has a diary free, nut free, gluten free naturally sweetened bar abd Coles sells also a raw organic handmade bar called “Pana Chocolate”. Also LovingEarth sells diary free chocolate https://lovingearth.net/our-products/chocolate-15.html


  • Kinnerton also sell dairy free easter eggs, found them at Woolworths.


  • I love the PJ idea because not only can it be for Easter but it’s something that will last for a while until they grow out of them.


  • toys are a great substitute for sure. there are many great ideas


  • They azing will definitely try this weekend


  • Such great ideas! I even like them for my kids who don’t have allergies!


  • Ah, thanks for teh ideas. Wish that I’d seen this earlier.


  • Carob – and a box full of games for all the family to join in.


  • my friend makes her own chockies as her son has heaps of allergies, she made elephants and lego shapes. There is always a good recipe to find if you really want it


  • Some really great ideas here-not just for the dairy free but for the chocolate non-lover! (I know, hard to believe but I have a niece who does not like chocolate)


  • For dairy intolerant, I would simply buy presents. It doesn’t have to all be about the chocolate. My kids loved their presents


  • These are the best idea! I especially love the tackle box full of goodies!


  • With so many differing dietary requirements around today, it’s wonderful to see different options available for everyone


  • Friends of ours had a rabbit mould and used to make some out of marshmallow every year, and sprinkle enough coconut on the base of whatever they put on it prevent it from sticking. They used green sprinkles as grass.

    • Mum use to make them for us each year a big one with two little ones next to it. My sisters one year ate the middle out of theirs, so it looked like that had only eaten the little ones. Instead they put the little ones inside the hollowed out big one. Just had to be careful with one movement they collapsed.


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