With Easter just around the corner, it's time to turn your mind to gift ideas! We don't know about you, but our girls Lilly and Hannah get so much chocolate already we are not a big fan of gifting them extra chocolate on Easter day. We much prefer to choose a beautiful book to snuggle up and read together. We've compiled this list of five of our family's favourite heartwarming and funny children's classics that are a little outside the box. We've paired them with some of our favourite Bandicute Easter gifts to make amazing gift ideas for you!
So if you’d like an egg alternative for your child or someone else’s, here are the perfect Australian Easter gifts…
The Smallest Bilby and the Easter Tale
by Nette Hilton and illustrated by Bruce Whatley
This charming picture book tells the story of the Easter Bilby, a beloved symbol of the holiday in Australia. With playful illustrations and a message about the joy of giving, this book is perfect for young children. We love the way this book effortlessly ties in Easter bunnies and bilbies into the story!
The perfect gift pair - Pair this book with our Easter Bilby craft kit to keep them entertained on Easter Day.
This is not an egg.
by Laura and Philip Bunting
This book is not about an egg! It is a story about imagination and friendship as seen through the eyes of one mischievous little bilby. Follow her through her journey as she meets many Australian animals along the way and find out what happens when the egg finally hatches...
The perfect gift pair - Gift this book with Bandicute's beautiful Easter Bilby shelf ornaments for your little one to decorate their bedroom.
by Mem Fox and illustrated by Pamela Lofts
In this heartwarming tale, a bilby named Hunwick discovers an egg that he decides to take care of and patiently waits for it to hatch. With beautiful illustrations in Pamela Loft's iconic style, and a message about the importance of patience, acceptance and caring for others, this book will become a family favourite in your house, just as it is in ours.
The perfect gift pair - This book goes beautifully with a personalised Easter Bilby Tic-Tac-Toe set.
Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!
by Lorna Scobie
This is a story about a little bunny who is an only child, until mum and dad make an announcement, and he soon finds himself surrounded by siblings! Can the neighbouring fox help him with this dilemma? With an adorable and unexpected twist at the end of this story and the most delightful illustrations, this is a must have for your child's reading collection.
The perfect gift pair - We would pair this book with our Easter bunny Tic-Tac-Toe or Easter Bunny craft set to make the perfect Easter gift.
Diary of a Wombat
by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley
Ok so maybe it's a little bit of a stretch to call this an Easter book but as our favourite book of all time it had to make the list. Plus there's a hefty serve of carrots in this book making it a great Aussie alternative with a little bit of an Easter vibe. When paired with our Easter wombat baby romper it is a magical gift for baby's first Easter. The bonus is that this book is also available as a board book, so it's baby proof!
The perfect gift pair - Diary of a Wombat makes the perfect gift addition to our adorable Wombat and carrot baby romper. If you want to go the extra mile you can also throw in a pair of adorable Easter wombat studs for older kids or mum!
We hope you found these book themed Easter gift ideas inspiring! if you want to complete your Easter gift shopping with the perfect (NON-CHOCOLATE!) pairings to these beautiful books, shop Easter gifts now. Orders close soon!