Vegan Easter (or Veaster, as I’ve dubbed it) is just days away now. Whether Sunday is a heartfelt day at church, a mellow day hanging with family or an epic day submerging yourself in vegan chocolate, it’s definitely an occasion to look forward to. Here’s our guide on where to find dairy-free Easter eggs, ideas for cute ethical gifts to make a change from the avalanche of chocolate, and some fun activities to do with the kiddly winks over the weekend or during the school break.
Vegan Easter Gifts
Adopting a farm animal is a fantastic way to help sanctuaries keep doing the wonderful work that they do. For £2 a month you can adopt an animal from the Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary, and you can visit them between mid-May and mid-September.
These sweet little craft kits are printed on 100% recycled card using vegetable-based ink, making it oh so friendly to the environment. All you need is scissors and glue, and you’re golden. Suitable for ages 5+, available from Ethical Superstore.
Now it’s officially spring time, hopefully the weather will play ball and make it just about bearable to venture out into the countryside for some woodland adventures and exploration with the kids. We liked these fun wellington boots by Squid London that change colour in the rain, so much that we wish they came in big girl sizes. They’re made fairly using eco-friendly ink and are available on Ethical Market (formerly Lost Lanes).
Vegan Easter Activities
DIY seed bombs are a great way to get kids connected to nature, and they’re super simple to make.
Heck, you don’t need to buy toys, you can make your own! If you have any spare socks that perhaps the kids have grown out of now, this would be a cute way to upcycle them.
Vegan Easter Eggs
Moo Free is organic, soya-free and GM-free, and available at Holland & Barrett or Waitrose in store.
Montezuma’s organic dark chocolate with cocoa nibs Eco Egg comes in their award-winning and innovative eco-friendly packaging and is available online.
Holland & Barrett’s Good Life dairy-free Easter egg is dairy-free and is available in store.
Sainsbury’s Freefrom white chocolate vegan Easter egg and available online and in store.
Alternatively, you could make your own egg, like this raw chocolate egg filled with caramel and chocolate mousse by vegan blogger Rawberry Fields. Wow. Just… wow. I have no words.
Check out these other vegan Easter egg recipes in the Metro if you’re hunting for more inspiration.