Well hello friends. It is mid-week and so far this week has proved to be very busy! How’s your week going? My sweet sister in-law asked me to do a post on Easter basket ideas. I was already thinking about coming up with some ideas for making cute baskets, but she wanted ideas for what to put in them. I am usually up for a challenge so I decided to do a little research. Here’s some things that I think would make your kiddos Easter basket super fun and exciting ~ and not just full of candy. That’s just me looking out for you. #yourewelcome
I am not including pics of all of these items because quite honestly it would take FOREVER. However, all of these items are available online and through Amazon. Hello Amazon Prime. You are my BFF with your fast and free shipping. I have linked each item to its page there. Okay, get your shopping fingers ready.
For the really littles:
Regular Rubber Ducks in Easter duds
For the Girls
Next, the girlie girls out there. Lip gloss, jewelry, hair bows, dress up stuff are always good gifts. I saw lots of adorable things on Etsy. Here are a few more ideas.
Calendar Bulletin Board set – so cute for those kiddos who like to play school. #thatsoundsfamiliartome
Scratch Art Rainbow Notes (boys might like this one too)
Fun For All
Some toys I think could go either way ~ boy or girl. Therefore, the following ideas would be good for anyone. Maybe you’ll find something that will work for you.
Hatching Easter Eggs (they grow overnight)
Bunny Popper – Doesn’t he look so cute? I may have to get these for my big boys. 🙂
Kanoodle Game – might be better for older kids, but it’s small and very portable. Great for in the car or at a restaurant.
Wooden Tetris Puzzle game. I love this game online; however, I can see how this could quickly be a time sucker for me. On the other hand, if you want your kiddo to get off the video games for a while, this might be for you.
For the Boys
And last but not least, some ideas for boys. I think boys love anything that can make noise or be a projectile. Mom, may not like that though. Here are a few other ideas for those wild ones.
Magnaformers – actually girls would probably like these too.
Now, for some whole family fun ~ food and movies. Of course, there are the standard candies you can buy, but if you’re like me, you probably don’t want to give your kiddo THAT much sugar. A little is good, but you may want some other options. So, how about Annies Cheddar Bunnies? Or maybe these cute little Milk Magic flavored straws ?
I can think of a couple of movies that would be fun. One is Hop and the other is It’s the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown. I LOVE Charlie Brown. It brings back my childhood memories and fun times with my own boys as well. It’s a classic and loved by all, right?
Of course you will also need some fun plastic eggs to stuff with little treats or coins. These Emoji eggs are fun, and I think kids would love them. If you prefer to keep the focus on the message, allow me to make a suggestion. I have a set of Resurrection Eggs that I’ve used with my kids for years. They are little plastic eggs filled with a small token that represents each part of the story. It’s a fun way to retell the Easter story and help them understand that it’s not all about the Easter Bunny. 🙂 In addition, my kids always loved when I pulled them out.
Finally, I couldn’t let the opportunity to add a few books to the kids’ libraries without a few suggestions. I am a big believer in the power of reading at home and mom and dad reading to the kids. I also think having books that the kids love encourages them to read and re-read ~ which is, of course, just what we want. With that in mind, here are a few picks.
One more quick suggestion. Check out Etsy for some unique finds for baskets. I saw personalized popsicle holders, art sets and supplies, personalized candy bars, and all kinds of other goodies. Caution though, Etsy is a rabbit hole. #youvebeenwarned
And finally, if you will be filling a basket of goodies for your own sweet ducklings, I would suggest a few eggs with candy, a few eggs with coins or bills, a toy or two, and maybe a bright-colored item to wear for Easter. I’ve seen some adorable things online including some bunny tees. I always like to put in some fun stuff along with something useful. Think water bottles, personalized cups/bottles, new toothbrushes. After all, if I need to get something for a kiddo that they need, I think it’s a win/win if it arrives as a gift.
Alright my sweet friends, I think that about does it for this post. If you have other suggestions for what to fill these baskets with, please comment below. I know Sis will be reading so all suggestions are welcome and encouraged. Finally, if you would like to be added to my email list, please subscribe here. That way you never miss a post.
Until next time~