With Easter less than two weeks away, the bunnies are multiplying in every drugstore, supermarket and department store I
visit. But, I don’t want to settle for some run-of-the-mill Easter
basket bunny, so I’ve been on the lookout for something really special.
Here are some of the fabulous options I found.
The hand embroidered, monogrammed Eva Vorsmann Bunny (shown above) from Germany is more keepsake than teething toy, but I doubt you’ll be able to keep little hands from snuggling him just the same. Just wipe all the chocolate off them first. (shown above, $43 at Craftsbury Kids, allow 7-10 business days)
Zutano’s Hip Hoppy Rabbit comes decked out in clothing made from the same soft cotton Cozie fabric used in their clothing line. I love that my son can have a rabbit to fit his playful personality, but there are options also perfect for a little girl who isn’t so much into pink and sweet. ($19)
Easter babies may miss out on the jelly beans, although miYim’s Organic Crib or Stroller Bunny will give them something to play with while the other kids hunt for eggs. ($15 at our affiliate Amazon)
Totally organic and totally cute, the wide eyed Stuffed Bunny by Petite Miette is big, cuddly, and would be adorable perched in front of the Easter basket. ($34 in two color combinations and natural)
Rachel O’Donnell’s Handmade Rabbits come in a whole slew of different fabrics that range from urban cool to sweetly demure. From the pointy ears to the flip little scarf, they have a whole lot of personality even without button eyes or whiskers. If you have the skills, save some money and purchase the downloadable PDF pattern. (at Rachelod, rabbits are $36, pdf pattern is $8)
Sweet, simple and handmade in Vermont of organic cotton, the Bunny Foundlings make me go “awww” every time I see them. And, they’d be a great first bunny for a baby since the eyes are embroidered. Plus, they can be machine washed if they are over-loved. ($22-34 at Branch Home) -Christina