• Easter is an exciting time of year for those who celebrate. It’s a time for rest, family meals, and – of course – lots and lots of chocolate.

    But there’s something that everybunny should keep in mind when getting ready for the long weekend: Don’t buy bunnies as Easter gifts.

    This time of year is when rescues like Hop Haven become inundated with dumped rabbits that children get bored of once the thrill of Easter is over.

    Rabbits are exotic pets meaning that they’re a little more complicated than you’d expect. They’re a 12 year commitment that requires a LOT of work (and love).

    Instead of gifting pet rabbits, take a look at some of these cute rabbit-themed gift ideas.

    Sweets and treats for your Easter hunt

    Astir Chocolate Easter Figure 200g / Checkers

    Lindt Gold Chocolate Bunny 50g / Checkers

    Wawi Easter Rabbit & Eggs 175g / Checkers

    CHUCKLES® Milk Chocolate Bunnies with Malted Puff Pieces 5 x 24 g / WOOLWORTHS

    FANTASTICAL™ Milk Chocolate Bunny with Multi Coloured Eggs 80 g / WOOLWORTHS

    Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny 180 g / WOOLWORTHS

    Reigelein Easter Chocolate Bunny 150g / Checkers

    Choco Lux Milk Chocolate Half Egg 6g / Checkers

    Milk Chocolate Lolly 20 g / WOOLWORTHS

    The Hopville Family Easter Chocolate Treat Pack 384 g / WOOLWORTHS

    Bunny Biscuit Decorating Kit 230 g / WOOLWORTHS

    Iced Vanilla Bunny Biscuit 40 g / WOOLWORTHS


    Toys and accessories for the years to come

    Kids Breakfast Mug & Chocolate Flavoured Puffed Rice Cereal 30 g / WOOLWORTHS

    Astir Small Praline Easter Bunny 100g / Checkers

    Hand Puppet with Milk Chocolate Hollow Eggs 3 pk / WOOLWORTHS

    Easter Egg Plush Bunny Toy / Checkers

    Easter Bunny Hunt Bag / WOOLWORTHS

    Double Walled Glass Mug with Choc Flavoured Marshie / WOOLWORTHS

    Hoppy and Poppy Bunny Soft Toy / WOOLWORTHS

    Small Cuddle Bunny Soft Plush Toy / WOOLWORTHS


    And we’ll end off with a message from Queen Blanco herself:

    If you have a rabbit (or just love the song) grab the Instagram reel template and make one yourself to spread some meaningful Easter cheer.

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    Feature image: AND-ONE via Getty Images