Alternative Easter Gifts From Great Gizmos

14 April 2014

Disclosure - We were sent the products below for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our unless stated. This post contains affiliate links. 

plan toys coast guard
I'm not a big fan of Easter Eggs, in fact this year we have said that we don't really want or need any from friends and family so instead we are happy to give to a charity or maybe just a little toy for big and little J. Great Gizmos recently sent us some lovely gifts that are an ideal alternative to Easter eggs.

little boy on floor looking uo at the camera
Plan Toys Coast Guard Boat is suitable from 12 months + so this was one for little J to play with.

little boy holding a small wooden toy to his mouth
I read that the Plan Toys Coast Guard Boat is a great bath toy as it is made from a sustainable rubber wood. Once little J has his bandages removed and has a bath I know he will love playing with this.
Its important when you have a little one that whatever toy you buy is safe for them to put in or near their mouth because that's what all toddlers do. I'm pleased to say that Plan Toys Coast Guard Boat is coated with a non-toxic finish, all colours are made from vegetable dye.
Nici Lizard soft toy 20cm lying
NICI Lizard Soft Toy 20cm Lying
little boy kneeling up on floor playing with a soft toy
 Little J loves his teddies so this was a big hit. I love this and after doing a little research I noticed that the lizard is part of the wild friends collection and there are lots of other animals to collect. I took a peek at some of them and they are so cute.

NICI Lizard 20cm Lying Soft Toy, is a lovely high quality lizard soft toy. A must have cuddly toy for any NICI lover, so cute and made from super soft NICI plush.

4m Dragon World colour sheet
 4M Dragon World

 I love anything that involves arts and crafts and luckily big J does too. The 4M Dragon World includes 3 Dragon Templates which you can paint or colour in. (paints and glitter are included)

4m dragon world colour sheet
4m dragon world colour sheet
 The set also includes string, glitter and a paintbrush.

4m dragon world colour sheet
cutting out a dragon template
cutting out a dragon template
cutting out a dragon template
A dragon
Once you have coloured or painted your dragons you pop out the dragon from his template and build the parts together using interlocking pieces.

I really enjoyed making the 4M dragons with Big J. Sometimes the paints in sets similar to this can be quite watery but in the 4M dragon World set the paints were really good quality. The paint brush didn't leave streaky marks either. I had lovely quality time with big J which is sometimes hard as our children get older.

We had so much fun playing with all our toys that were sent to us my Great Gizmos

Plan Toys Coast Guard Boat rrp £14.95
NICI Lizard 20cm Lying rrp £13.99
4M Dragon World rrp £9.95

You can find all the items above and much more my visiting Great Gizmos Website



  1. What a lovely idea, i think its great to give gifts instead of eggs to younger kids x

  2. Lovely pics - and especially like the lizard. Gorgeous! Happy Easter

  3. The dragon is cool. Great idea.

    We're big fans of Plan toys, especially the bath ones. Really nice as they don't go mouldy like plastic ones can. We tend to buy from The Toadstool though.

  4. I agree that little gifts are a good alternative to stop children getting swamped by too many Easter eggs. The dragon templates look really fun

  5. These are great - must keep the kids entertained for hours! :-)

  6. Love the dragons. I think my 8 year old would really enjoy those

  7. They sent a great choice for your kids by the looks of it! Our selection was great too! Love Great Gizmos and always have as much fun as the kids when playing lol


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