If you give your kids gifts for Easter, why? Why do YOU see Easter as that kind of event/holiday/occasion? Totally curious
(gifts is anything except chocolate and pjs...though I am actually also interested to know where the pjs for Easter 'tradition' started and why )
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26-03-2013 14:15 #1
**SPIN OFF** Gifts for Easter
26-03-2013 14:23 #2
DS birthday is not until October so a good excuse to buy him a present in between Xmas and his birthday plus I'd prefer to buy him a toy over ridiculous amounts of chocolate! So we do an Easter egg hunt and at the end is a present ( this year Rex the Toy Story dinosaur)
Plus I feel that as we do not celebrate Easter in a religious way we can make up any rules ! ( DS thinks Santa and the Easter bunny compare notes on who is good and bad !)
When we were little we never received a present but our Easter present was a day at the Easter show which would have cost a lot more - we may do that when DS gets older
26-03-2013 14:25 #3
hi london, i have always done very small amount of chocolate, and winter pjs for my kids for easter. There is no need for kids to overdose on chocolate, and they usually would need new pj for the winter. Christmas is a much bigger celebration, and so this is how we have done Easter. Now with the grandchildren, again I buy small amount of chocolate, and clothing, not necessary pjs, but whatever they might be needing at the time. Marie.
26-03-2013 14:28 #4
It used to be souly chocolate based, but not there are two of them and one on the way I think other gifts are beneficial... so the PJ's a pair of shoes and a few easter trinkets like colouring in books and textas etc nothing major .. but hey by about this time of year the kids need new shoes and PJ's so it makes it more fun with a couple of choccies thrown in. lol
26-03-2013 14:31 #5
I don't see the need for chocolate overload for my littlies, it won't get eaten. I would much rather them be bought something they need. The reason for pj's is because they both need them re the change of season coming up where we live. Their birthdays are both within a month of Easter so they don't need an expensive present for Easter.
26-03-2013 14:33 #6
We don't do gifts for the older children now, but when they're little (like DS3), I don't want to give chocolate, so I'll get the something else, like a book.
We also give them all new PJs at Easter time. Why? Because it aligns with a change of season, moving from the warmer nights to the cooler ones, so it's perfect timing to buy winter PJs and give them as a gift at Easter, rather than just because. It means my children get excited about PJs
26-03-2013 14:36 #7
We give a small amount of chocolate and a present, well just because I love giving presents! DS will also get pjs just because he needs them for winter.
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26-03-2013 14:38 #8
I used to do gifts other than chocolate at Easter time but my kids only want chocolate. DS1's birthday is March and DD2 is early April so we've done away with the gifts - they get plenty at this time (DD1 also gets a few small things at DD2's birthday so she's not left out). They also get slippers if I get around to it.
26-03-2013 16:17 #9
Because I don't like my kids eating too much chocolate and I don't like to Easter Egg chocolates so I can't eat it for them...
26-03-2013 16:27 #10Senior Member
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I prefer to give a present to my DD Instead of chocolate because she is only 2 and not the best eater normally, but she would eat chocolate all day if I let her. I'm really trying to teach her healthy eating habits as I didn't grow up with the best habits around food and I don't want her to have the issues that I have. That's the long version... But I just tell people not to buy her chocolate and its up to them if they want to substitute it for a small present but its definitely not expected. We have a large family so if everyone brought her chocolate it would just be soooo much.
Having said all that I do let her participate in Easter egg hunts at playgroup/daycare/ect..
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