At the last minute, I decided to put this post together. Originally I wasn't going to bother as in the past I've had iffy comments about why we do gifts at Easter (especially when I don't follow a religion) but as I've documented it the past two years, I thought I'd keep it going for my own memory's sake.
Before we start I'll just say the reason we celebrate Easter is just like why we do Halloween - that being a celebration of the season and new life (or the end of the harvest season for Halloween of course).
Now I'll let you have a nosey at our gifts!
For any excuse I can use, I'll get Baker a forage box of goodies from Barks and Bunnies! It's been a mini tradition type of deal since we first started using them as our go-to pet store back in March 2014, and as we couldn't afford it last Xmas I had to make up for it for his Easter.
I ordered a little early out of enthusiasm so had to hide the box for a couple weeks! You know, as soon as he sees them he knows what it is and wants it open - there are actually a couple videos on my YouTube channel of him opening previous boxes if you want to see how much fun he has - so when he finally got his paws on it, he was pretty chuffed.
Anyways, in this year's box I got him -
We love that we can be confident anything bought from B&Bs will be the best quality and healthy for Baker. The ball has just started being stocked on their site which is fab for us it being our fave ball ever. This is probably the 5th we have bought now over the past 4 years because they are so perfect, and not because they have broken or anything. One was actually stolen by a group of kids while we were playing with it at the field once, another got lost in a barley field. He has one that stays at his Grannies house and one did actually split though after incessant chewing over a year or so. They are durable, float, bounce, fit into ball throwers and is slightly textured which was a great soother when he was a teething puppy.
The soap was an excellent find too as I had planned on buying the needed ingredients and essential oils to make my own wash what with little man's sensitive skin, but this has everything in it that I required. It actually lathered really well which I wasn't expecting, left his coat super soft and smelt lovely.
I ended up with two extra soft toys for the boyo too as he loves a teddy and I get him a Spring themed one each year, so this year a piglet was added to his chick, bunny, cockerel and lamb family. The koala was a random purchase at TX Maxx but I thought I'd pop it in his cute carrot Easter basket so the piglet had a pal.
Lastly, I made a batch of my homemade doggy biscuits (sweeties as he knows them by) which have gone down so well that he kept standing by the fridge crying for more.
As for myself, my Mam was very generous again this year. I received a beautiful bunch of Daffodils as well as some mini Daffys for my front garden, some money and a big bag of chocolate for once my Dechox was over!
Jake got an Easter egg, some other chocolates and his pacey-new - a Zoo York Olive coloured crew and a Zoo York baseball tee.
To see what we have gotten in previous years, you can check out the links below!
Thank you to Mam and Dad for everything and going halfers on Bakers forage box! Oh and just to point out, we are in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Barks and Bunnies, we just really love them and think more people need to support family run businesses :)