30 Gift Ideas for Easter Baskets

30 Gift Ideas for Easter Baskets

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.

flower rubber ducks

For the really littles:

Bathtub crayons

Bath Tub Fizzy Colors

Chicken and Egg Stackers

 Flower Rubber Duckies

Musical Egg Maracas

Regular Rubber Ducks in Easter duds

bunny slippers

 

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.

Bunny Ears

Rainbow Stunt Streamer

Ouchless Elastic Hair Bands

Calendar Bulletin Board set – so cute for those kiddos who like to play school.  #thatsoundsfamiliartome

Bunny Slippers

Design Your Own Bracelet

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. 🙂

Edible Bubble Kit

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.

Easter Sidewalk Chalk

Find IT Easter Egg Hunt game

Lego Easter Set

wooden tetris game

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.

Shock Proof Binoculars

Build and Paint a Birdhouse kit

Magnaformers – actually girls would probably like these too.

Hatch and Grow Dino Kit

 

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 ?

Charlie Brown Easter Beagle

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.

The Week That Led to Easter

Pinkalicious Eggstrodinary Easter

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

Llama Llama Easter Egg

Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure

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~

 

8 Comments

  1. As my daughters were growing up, their Easter baskets would contain things like small games, coloring books and crayons, flash cards, movies, socks, bubbles and of course candy. Now as I prepare my grandkids baskets I am finding that outdoor toys work wonders, especially for the boys. Play jewelry, play kitchen food and doll accessories work well for my granddaughter’s.

    Loved your list!

    1. Author

      I agree outdoor toys are great. I didn’t even think about play jewelry. That’s a great idea too. Thanks for stopping by.

      1. Our local Dollar tree has some great items this year. They have butterfly nets, bug catching kits, lots of outdoor summer toys including hula hoops! This year is going to be super fun!!

  2. Love your blog. I am a newbie to blogging. I just started a few days ago. Still figuring it all out. All the stuff you have to figure out when you are a newbie to blogging. Came across your blog on Pinterest. Started reading it and really enjoy your way of writing. I also have boys. FOUR. My boys range from almost 18- almost 11. They still like to get Easter baskets. So, I went on Amazon a few days ago to get some ideas. My three younger ones (15, 12, almost 11), are all in different sports. Football, basketball and soccer. So, I was thinking of creating a sports themed baskets. For my oldest almost 18, going to college in the fall…sigh., I was thinking of a college theme basket. Not sure what I would put in it yet. Or maybe something easier like all his favorite things basket. Anyway, I will keep reading your blog. Love your ideas! Thanks! Becca from AZ. 😍

    1. Author

      Becca Hi! I am so glad you found me. I am new to blogging as well. I’m only a couple of months in. There is a huge learning curve for sure when you’re new to it. I am starting to feel like I’ve got a thing or two down. Still TONS of room for improvement. 🙂 I think your basket ideas are great. My boys are older as well. Pretty much they’d like candy. However, that’s not high on my list. I hope you’ll come back and visit!

  3. These are some great ideas. I didn’t think of hair bands for my daughter but that is a great one.

    1. Author

      Yes, I was thinking of my niece when I thought of that one. I’ve even seem some cute hair “wraps” that would be fun too. I’m so glad you dropped by. Please come back soon.

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