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!
If you are looking to make some homemade treats for your family this Easter, MoM has some delicious recipes.
- Delicious gluten free dairy free chocolate puddings
- How to make a gluten and dairy free chocolate orange cake
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Sponge Cake
- Raw Chocolate Brownies
What other great suggestions would you include?
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