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Whilst growing up I have always got chocolate eggs for Easter. No clothes or toys. I feel that nowadays people tend to spoil kids for Easter i.e clothes and things that are not Easter related. I’m thinking it is a bit too much??


Posted anonymously, 13th April 2022


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  • I think it’s all going too far. I haven’t bought my kids anything special for Easter.


  • I always unintentionally go over the top. Every year I tell myself I have bought less… Until I look at it all together


  • My kids and nieces and nephews for their first Easter got a little something Easter related but not chocolate.
    Now days my kids get chocolate and my nieces and nephews might get a small egg or bunny. My ILs give my kids money for Easter so that they can get new pjs, or save it, which is fine by us as 1. They always need new pjs and 2. It’s less chocolate in the house


  • My kids get a block of chocolate and small packet of mini eggs. Defiantly not spoiled and nothing else. Best part is you can eat it all in small doses.


  • In the past I’ve done eggs that come with gifts such as toys, books, watches, melamine sets. But this year I decided we didn’t need any more stuff and it was getting out of hand. So we made our own Easter eggs this yr and have kept it simple


  • I used to buy my boys a few Easter Eggs each which they had to hunt for when they were small, then it was just a couple of Eggs as they got older. Now it’s mainly a phone call as they live too far away.


  • We just spoil ours with chocolate. When they were little they may have got a yellow fluffy chicken too – they loved those :)


  • I definitely give my kids chocolate eggs and try to buy a small gift. The way I grew up celebrating Easter never included chocolate eggs but what we did get was the traditional coloured boiled eggs and sweets which my mum would make and I felt pretty happy and spoiled with that as it only came once a year. I also have continued that tradition with the coloured eggs with my children.


  • I wouldn’t say I spoil them. It’s usually an egg hunt and a bunny or 2 and one large egg.


  • All I got as a child was a couple of eggs. I thought this was the norm for everyone. I’m not into feeding my daughter complete junk food so I will buy some healthier carob eggs for a hunt, I got her some bunny panamas too cause she needed the next size up anyway.


  • I used to spoil my son and nieces with Easter eggs/chocolate only. I’ve never understood PJs, clothes, etc. but I feel like now the options are just insane. Books, toys, clothes, you name it. A marketer’s dream.


  • I dont want my kids to have too much chocolate so we do buy other things as well. Usually just a pair of winter PJs and a book though and maybe an easter craft activity or something along those lines.


  • My nephews and nieces live in Europe. I don’t do Eater or Xmas presents to them


  • My children enjoyed making their breakfast boiled eggs in different colours and with ferns or other garden leaves on them which they did eat for breakfast. Easter eggs were in limited proportions and some were made of sugar, not just chocolate. They still remember cooking their boiled eggs though more than the bought eggs.


  • I love this idea! Chocolate can be unhealthy. Gifts are still Easter related. Could be an Easter T shirt, an decorative egg ornament, plush rabbit or chick. I allow a little chocolate but not overboard with sugar consumption.


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