A healthy Easter basket for kids
Easter is here yet again and I thought I would share with you some healthy, ethical and natural ideas for the kids’ Easter baskets.
I know Easter can be one of those occasions that can easily become excessive and overly commercialised. Dealing with family members and outside influences that don’t support your healthy choices can be very stressful. Check out my hints on how to navigate this with humour and grace.
What family traditions do you have for Easter? What are you putting into baskets? Let us know in the comments.
♥ The Basket
Finding a gorgeous basket you can re-use year after year is a great eco-friendly option. You can also have a hunt around the house for some boxes, bags, tins or baskets you could upcyle, decorate and use!
♥ Ethical Woven Seagrass
I love this biodegradable, hand-made, woven seagrass basket for a simple reusable option. You can embellish with ribbons or wind some pom poms around the top to get a different look every year. You can also reuse it for storage around the home and pop it in the compost when it’s getting ratty.
Get it here.
♥ Recycled Sari Easter Basket
For an upcycled, rustic Easter basket, you can’t beat this gorgeous offering from Oxfam. It’s made ethically in Bangladesh from recycled saris. Use it in the kids’ room for storage in between Easters! Get it here.
♥ Handmade, personalised baskets
Head over to Etsy to see a huge range of handmade Easter baskets. Many can be personalised making them a gorgeous gift. Check it out here.
I am a huge advocate for fair-trade and ethical chocolate. If you are not buying something you know is fair-trade, then chances are child slavery is involved in the cacao production. You can get a good range and always be assured that the chocolate is fair-trade and ethical here.
♥ Boobook Chocolate Eggs
These Boobook eggs are caramel filled and chocolate coated. Organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, they are new to Loving Earth. A whopping half of the profits will go to The Great Forest National Park campaign. Get them here on sale!
Rosie is a vegan, organic, dairy free, gluten free, soy free choccy rabbit. Moo Free also do larger chocolate Easter Eggs as well. Find them here.
♥ Gingerbread Rabbits
I am a long time lover of these gingerbreads. Hand-made in the Blue Mountains, Karen and Dom lovingly create great quality food in compostable packing. These bunnies are gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, palm-oil free, vegan and contain no artificial weird stuff. They also come in chocolate.
Find them here.
♥ Oscar the Orangutan
These cute little Oscar bars are organic, gluten free, dairy free, palm oil free, refined sugar free, vegan and ethically made. Five cents from every bar goes to The Orangutan Project, to help conserve orangutans and their habitat. They also come in white chocolate flavour. Find them here.
♥ Fair-trade and organic
If you don’t have any dietary restrictions, Oxfam have a brilliant range of fair trade, ethical organic chocolate including eggs, rabbits and chickens. They also have a decadent range for adults!! Check it out here.
♥ Easter toys and gifts
I love that this Easter bilby soft toy is made from 100% cotton and uses natural dyes. It’s also ethically made in Sri Lanka using traditional hand loom weaving. Get it here.
♥ Easter Bilby Book
Any excuse for a new book is a good idea in my book! This Easter Bilby book from Aussies Nette Hilton and Bruce Whatley. is so charming and will make a lovely family tradition. Get it here in hard back or soft cover.♥ Jack ‘n Jill Bunny Toothbrush
Look I am just being practical here! 😀 Good teeth brushing is important after the Easter chocolates, so make it fun with this cute bunny tooth brush from Jack ‘n Jill. It’s also completely bio-degradable and toxin-free. Find it here.
♥ Peter Rabbit money box
We have some of these gorgeous Wedgwood Peter Rabbit pieces. They make a lovely heirloom gift and they also come in bowls and cups too. Check them out here.
Want some more Easter ideas?