Easter is just around the corner. One of the highlights of Easter for my family is the Easter egg hunt which we have done every year since they were little. In recent years, we have modified our traditions slightly. Instead of the traditional egg scavenger hunt with candy filled eggs or Easter bunnies, we allow them to hunt for clues that will lead them to their special Easter gift basket. As a general rule, I try to limit the amount of candy that they consume. Although the gift baskets may have some candy, they are primarily stocked with other types of gifts for each child.
Each Easter gift basket contains a carefully curated collection of gifts that the child will enjoy both now and in the future.
In this post, I will be sharing Easter basket ideas for all ages and giving you some ideas on how to create Easter gift baskets that your kids will love. The Easter basket stuffers vary in price so that you can get inspiration no matter what your budget looks like.
Easter Basket Ideas That Everyone Will Love
It is really important when selecting the gifts that will go inside of the Easter gift basket, that consideration is given to how to reduce waste. I have found through experience, that when it comes to buying gifts for kids, we can often fill our houses with things that no one actually needs.
The very first step should be to think about the specific child that you are making a gift basket for and thinking about what they need. You can incorporate these into the basket. For instance, since Easter falls just before summer, you may consider adding things that are needed during the summer. This may include a new water bottle, pool, and beach accessories, a new swimsuit, towels, flip flops, goggles, or sunscreen.
Given the season that we are currently in, a cute mask and hand sanitizer may also be a great gift idea.
No matter the age, I think that you cannot go wrong with a good book. You can give anything from a storybook to a book with words of affirmation. As long as it is targeted to the child, they will love and appreciate it.
When it comes to Easter gift baskets, you can also get creative with the types of gifts included. Coupons and gift cards go down well in our household. Think about some of their favorite places and include a gift card for that place. You can also gift them passes. Things like 30 mins of screen time, stay up an hour later on the weekends, or a free pass from a chore are fun. These do not have to cost anything.
Here are some ideas that are applicable to all kids to get you started:
Easter Basket Gift Ideas
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Easter basket ideas For Toddlers
You cannot go wrong when you get a cuddly toy for an infant or toddler. To celebrate the Easter season, you can pick out the stuffed animal with bunny ears.
Other great easter basket ideas for toddlers include crayons and coloring books. Age-appropriate floor puzzles and toys that are great for educational purposes. You can also do some reading (sight words), math flashcards, or picture cards for younger kids.
Here are some ideas that you can include in your Easter gift basket for toddlers:
Easter Gift For Kids
Hannah The Bunny / Crayola / Sand Molds / Play Mat 1 / Play May 2 / Bunny / Animal Thumbies / Baby Blanket / Happy Easter Mouse / The Very Hungry Caterpillar / Infant Go Gaga / Disney Baby Board Book / Blush Bunny Critter
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Easter basket ideas For Tween to teenage girls
My daughter likes to write a lot and keeps a journal, so she gets one every year. You can also add some fun jewelry or makeup if that is something your tween or teenage girl is interested in.
Bath bombs, lotions, lipgloss/chapsticks, hair accessories all make great gift ideas. They are inexpensive and can easily be added to the Easter gift basket.
Some Easter Basket stuffers for tween or teenage girls:
Scrunchies / Bath Bombs / Water Bottle 1 / Water Bottle 2 / Water Bottle 3 / Sunglasses / Bathing Suit 1 / Beach Towel / Sleep Mask / Sleep Mask 2 / All About Mom And Me Book / Swim Goggles / Journal / Illustrated Activity Journal / Glitter Pencil / Slippers
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Easter basket ideas For Tween to Teenage Boys
When it comes to creating an Easter basket for tween and teenage boys, the same principles apply. Some great gift ideas are 3D puzzles and books. I love the between mom and me journal and I plan on starting it this year with my boy.
If you are making an Easter basket for someone who really loves sports, you can also add a small ball from their favorite sport eg football, soccer, baseball etc. If you know what their favorite sports teams are, you can also add some team merchandise. This can include things such as hats, jerseys, or even water bottles branded with the logo of their favorite teams.
Some Easter Basket stuffers for tween or teenage boys:
Water Bottle / Sunglasses / Between Mom and Me Book / Swim Trunks / Mother And Son Journal / Beach Towel / Flip Flops / Swim Goggles / Fidget Cube / The Teenage Boys Guide Book / The Stars Beneath Our Feet Book
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Presenting Your Easter Gift Basket
Putting together Easter gift baskets is so much fun because the opportunities for what can go in them are literally endless. In this post, I have shared some ideas that you can use. However, you can feel free to tweak and adjust based on your children’s needs and interests.
Now that you know what you are going to get for the Easter gift basket, you might be wondering how to present it. You can go the traditional route of arranging the gifts in a basket (like I have done). However, if that is something that you do not have, you can also a creative Easter basket like a beach bag or a backpack.
If you would rather not make up your own bag, there are several other services out there that can help. They can make surprise boxes/blind bags based on your kids’ ages with Easter goodies. This one is my favorite. It is called Mystery box, made by a seller on Etsy.
I hope that you have found this post helpful. You should have a clear picture of how to make and fill up your fun Easter gift baskets this year. If you have any questions or comments, be sure to leave a comment and let me know.
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