Hop Hop Hooray

Easter’s very much on the horizon and with it, a slew of spring and bunny-themed gift ideas. Today I’m highlighting some fun picks that are either Easter-themed or would be a perfect addition to someone’s Easter basket in your life. Take a peek below!

Bunny Alarm ClocksThe Emily + Merritt Bunny Alarm Clocks – $93 @ PBteen
First up a luxe way to ring in the Easter season. These vintage-styled alarm clocks are decked out with quirky bunny ears, making them a true statement piece for your nightstand. Created for PBTeen from celeb stylists / fashion designers Emily Current and Merritt Elliot, these bunny alarm clocks are an ideal pick for transitioning from a basket of Easter treats to a more chic way to celebrate the holiday. Available in gold, silver and white.

Ponytail PalsPonytail Pals – $8.99 each
I like the idea of some non-sweet treats in your little one’s Easter basket. These adorable ponytail holders are a perfect pick for young girls with a soft spot for the animal kingdom. Available in a range of critters – including a seasonally appropriate rabbit – these plush ponytail holders are a cute way to keep a stuffed friend close. They also work as a bracelet, or double ’em up for a sweet pigtail look. Ponytail Pals are available in Canada at over 50 stores across Ontario, B.C., Alberta, Quebec and Manitoba. Look out for them at fine toy and gift stores, including Minds Alive in Collingwood, Kidlink in Montreal and Forever Toys in Calgary. To find the location closest to you, reach out to the Ponytail Pals folks for details.

Indigo Easter BasketsEaster Baskets – $10 each @ Indigo
Proof that an Easter basket doesn’t have to be a hefty investment – these sweet, felt baskets with complementary satin-y polka dot lining. With pink and blue bunnies, or more unique options like a blooming purple flower or a sprightly zig zag egg design, these festive baskets are a great pick as either a primary basket for your little one, or as one to stuff with goodies for a niece, nephew or grandchild.

Kinetic Sand
Kinetic Sand – $14 each @ Amazon.ca
I’m obsessed with this stuff to begin with – but love that it comes in festive, bright, Easter-friendly shades now too! If you’ve never played with Kinetic Sand before, it basically brings the joys of playing on the beach indoors. While made primarily from sand, the 2% polymers mixed in give it a unique, muss-free texture, meaning you won’t be vacuuming up kernels of sand for years to come. Your kids can create elaborate shapes and get their hands dirty this Easter with this fun toy idea.

Alabaster Egg Placecard HoldersAlabaster Egg Place Card Holders – $55 @ Williams-Sonoma
For a luxe hostess gift option, why not take a peek at what Williams-Sonoma has in store? Their Easter lineup includes Beatrix Potter-esque plates, as well as plenty of other sprightly, spring-hued items in pretty pastels and luxurious finishes. These egg place card holders are perfect for an exquisite family dinner. Rendered in alabaster, they’re a worthy heirloom for the little ones waiting for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance this season.

Lush Carrot GiftCarrot Gift – $34.95 @ Lush
This delightful gift set packs a garden variety of products inside its (surprisingly) glow-in-the-dark wrapping. Three of the products are returning seasonal favourites, including a refreshing carrot soap and a glittering golden egg bath melt that would make Veruca Salt jealous. New to the mix this year? The lime and lavender-scented Hoppity Poppity Bath Bomb, which retails for $4.95 on its own and makes a lovely treat to sneak into anyone’s Easter basket.

BabyniesBabynies – $24 each
Another product from the Ponytail Pals line are Babynies (pronounced – bay-beanies). These snuggly knit beanie caps are an ideal choice for a baby celebrating their first Easter. Apart from the cute photo op, it’s a practical pick that’ll keep baby nice and warm during the windy, nippy days that tend to pop up in March and April. Available in six bright and cheerful hues, including two particularly Easter-friendly designs – the rabbit and duck pictured above – this is a sweet pick when it’s too early for the Easter Bunny to pay a visit. Available across Canada at a range of toy and baby stores.

Easter-Ring-PopEaster Ring Pops – $1 each @ Gummi Boutique
Proof you don’t have to splurge to outfit your little one’s Easter basket with fun and innovative treats. Every child (and a few adults too) love the sugary sweet novelty of a Ring Pop. These ones mimic that same design – but come in fun Easter shapes like rabbits and chicks. The sugar rush’ll be worth it once you see the smiles of delight on their faces.

Roominate StudioRoominate Studio – $32.95
There’s a lot of chatter about ‘boy-friendly’ and ‘girl-friendly’ toys and the way they may enhance certain gender stereotypes. Enter a brilliant brand like Roominate, which encourages girls to tap into a variety of skills – including the key STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math – to create their very own dollhouses from the ground up. Curious to give it a whirl? Start out with this affordable and fun ‘Studio’ set. Girls as young as six will be challenged to wire up a motorized fan in the 70-piece kit. Once they’re done, they’ll have a one-of-a-kind space to tell stories and work other parts of their brain. I love this as a fun way to keep the kiddies occupied on Easter after their sugar rush has built up (or died down). If you’re looking for Roominate products in Canada, check out Indigo for easy access to the full line.

Hop Hop Hooray Prize PackageTo celebrate Easter right, I’ve pulled together a fun Easter prize package, including a bunny Babynie and Ponytail Pal, as well as Roominate’s Studio collection – for a total value of over $65! Want to win it? Here’s how to enter:

1) First and foremost! You have to be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by March 30, 2015 telling me what your favourite Easter gift ideas are in this fun post.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around March 31, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Like Roominate on Facebook. Then, leave a comment on their wall about why you think their products are awesome. Finally, link back to your wall post in a separate comment below. You’ve got one extra entry into the draw!

5) Bonus Entry #2: Like Ponytail Pals on Facebook. Leave a comment on their wall regarding your favourite style of Babynie or Ponytail Pal. Then, link back to your wall post in a separate comment below. Yay for getting another entry!

89 Responses to “Hop Hop Hooray”
  1. Heather Swanson says:

    Carrot gift

  2. Jessica Lord says:

    I love the ponytail pals

  3. Karen says:

    The alarm clock is really cute.

  4. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the Roominate Studio. I know a little girl that it would be perfect for.

  5. Sunshine G says:

    The Roominate studio is adorable!

  6. Aimee says:

    Lush carrot gift. Looks neat

  7. edmontonjb says:

    I love the bunny alarm clock and the carrot gift from Lush


  8. katydidit21 says:

    I love the Carrot from Lush and the bunny alarm clock from PBTeen.

  9. mcmc says:

    The bunny alarm clock is so cute

  10. Julie G. says:

    The Kinetic Sand is really cool, my grandson would like that.

  11. Maria Goulart says:

    love the alarm clock!

  12. Dru Edmiston says:

    I did post to Roominate but their post got lost from this comment when i went over to post on Ponytail Pals where I posted That photo of the young lady with the fuzzy ponytail pals is awesome. Just love those clocks. your prize is terrific. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  13. Dru Edmiston says:

    Oh my favorite is the little blue fish! from Ponytail pals and I left them a comment!

  14. Susan Patterson says:

    I would love the kinetic sand for my grandchildren – thanks so much!

  15. cookie3 says:

    Love that Lush carrot & the alarm clock.

  16. Pat B says:

    The bunny alarm clocks are adorable!

  17. Lori W says:

    I love those bunny alarm clocks!

  18. Audrey Skinner says:

    My nephew would love the Bunny Alarm clock and so would I.

  19. nicolthepickle says:

    I know my girls would get a kick out of the pony tail pals. So they’re my favourite.

  20. lindsay d. says:

    i’d love to get my nieces the ponytail pals–a bunny & a dolphin, i think 🙂

  21. Cheryl A. says:

    I would buy the ponytail pals, since they are cute and would probably fit in one of those plastic Easter eggs.
    My youngest loves the kinetic sand (they have it at school).
    And I love the twist on the ring pops 🙂

  22. jess e says:

    i like the Babynies, so adorable =)

  23. janicour says:

    The Lush Carrot gift set is pretty awesome, but I loved all these ideas.

  24. Rachel Cartwright says:

    I love the Alabaster Egg Place Card Holders! But so many cute ideas here. =)

  25. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite Easter gift ideas in this fun post are the Ponytail Pals (cute & versatile) and The Emily + Merritt Bunny Alarm Clocks (too cute for words). Thanks

  26. Susan says:

    The kids in my life would love the Kinetic Sand, and I love the Alabaster Egg Place Card Holders.

  27. intensev5 says:

    I love the The Emily + Merritt Bunny Alarm Clocks – $93 @ PBteen

  28. Dawn walsh says:

    i love the alarm clock too darn cute

  29. CLC says:

    I could see myself playing with that sand for hours!!!

  30. Valerie Kempton says:

    Love the bunny alarm clock.

  31. Susan T. says:

    I love the Lush Carrot and the bunny alarm clock. My niece would enjoy the hair ties and the Roominate Studio.

  32. Julia H says:

    I’m a subscriber. 🙂 My favourites are The Emily + Merritt Bunny Alarm Clocks (I love the ears!), and the Carrot Gift from Lush.

  33. aarone mawdsley says:

    I love Alabaster Egg Place Card Holders – $55 @ Williams-Sonoma

  34. SueSueper says:

    I think the Kinetic Sand is very cool. My fav.

  35. Darlene Boyle says:

    LUSH carrot pkg

  36. Won Kim says:

    I love Carrot Gift

  37. julie palmese says:

    The bunny alarm clock in gold is my favourite

  38. kiraali says:

    kinetic sand!

  39. I love this gift idea – The Emily + Merritt Bunny Alarm Clocks

  40. bon says:

    Love the alarm clocks

  41. Christina says:

    I love the Emily + Merritt Bunny Alarm Clocks

  42. Judy says:

    Love the Carrot gift

  43. Mary Warner says:

    The alarm clocks are like something from Alice in Wonderland

  44. CL Chin says:

    I like the babynies!

  45. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite is the Lush Carrot gift and the Kinetic sand.

  46. truckerofbc says:

    My kids would love the Ring Pops and yes I am a subscriber already

  47. photomum says:

    I love the bunny alarm clocks!
    I subscribe via email

  48. Lisa Morrison says:

    I love the Babynies.

  49. Joy D says:


  50. Caelin W says:

    My girls would love the unicorn Ponytails.

  51. diane p says:

    My favourite is the kinetic sand.

  52. Sharon says:

    I like the alarm clock and pony tail pals.

  53. Samantha h says:

    I love the ponytail pals. They are too cute. We also love kinetic sand around here

  54. Donna Durie says:

    The Emily and Merritt bunny alarm clocks are precious.

  55. Susanne Craig says:

    My grandchildren would love all these gifts including the alarm clock.

  56. I subscribe and love the bunny alarm clocks

  57. tammy ta says:

    My fav. of the Easter stuff is the ring pops and ponytail pals

  58. linnett says:

    Love the Emily & Merritt Bunny Alarm Clocks and the Carrot Gift, thanks

  59. the baskets and ring pops

  60. ginafleury says:

    Vintage alarm clocks are quirky

  61. Danielle says:

    I love your bay-beanies this is the only way to say it lol. My daughter has your ponytail pals, and love them. I’d love to win you gift pack prize.

  62. Joan G. says:

    My granddaughter would love the ponytail pets.

  63. mousecat says:

    I like the bunny alarm clocks and the Pony Tail Pals!

  64. barb mcquoid says:

    bunny alarm clocks

  65. Leah E says:

    I like the carrot gift set from Lush

  66. Sara says:

    I would love the Lush, my kids would love the Kinetic sand, and ponytail pals! Everything is sweet!

  67. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love the Ponytail Pals — so cute and my daughter would love them too.

  68. Burcu says:

    I love the Kinetic Sand

  69. Elena says:

    The roominate studio would be cute for my daughter

  70. Jennifer L. says:

    I think the Kinetic Sand is a really neat idea.

  71. Wendy says:

    Love the carrot pack filled with chocolates and the bunny alarm clock… so antique looking.

  72. Lynn M says:

    The bunny alarm clocks are fabulous – but I would find the Lush Carrot more practical.

  73. Victoria Ess says:

    The Babynies are so cute and my favourite!

  74. I think the Babynies are super-cute.

  75. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    like the Roominate Studio

  76. LILLIAN BROWN says:
  77. Tina L. says:

    I like the Alabaster Egg Place Card Holders.

  78. Cindy Martin says:

    I like the Roominate Studio

  79. The alarm clock is so cute!

  80. Judy Hunting says:

    The Kinetic sand is awesome!!

  81. Judy Hunting says:

    Like Roominate on facebook and commented https://www.facebook.com/RoominateToy/posts/900489640003834

  82. Judy Hunting says:

    Liked Ponytail Pals on facebook and commented https://www.facebook.com/PonytailPals/posts/855251927868235

  83. Taps says:

    I love the Ponytail Pals.. so adorable!

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