Thursday, March 22, 2018

Think Outside the Typical Basket with These Easter Gift Ideas

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I love Easter Baskets!

While we do not do the Easter Bunny in our home, I still love putting together fun baskets for my children each year. Some years we stick with more traditional baskets--- a little plush, something faith based and a chocolate bunny--- you really can't go wrong with the classic! But some years I like to mix it up with themed baskets or alternative Easter gifts! Still not sure what to get your little ones this year? Want to think outside the every day Easter basket fillers? Today, I'm sharing a few ideas to get you started:

  • Garden Basket. Fill a basket (or garden tote) full of kid sized gardening equipment, seeds, etc. This is a great way to welcome spring and encourage kids to be outside!
  • Pool Time Basket. Skip your actual basket and instead get a head start on warmer weather with a pool themed gift. For little ones, use a small kiddie pool and fill with new swimsuits, pool toys, etc. They will LOVE it! 
  • Movie Night Basket. Swap out the basket for a popcorn bucket and add in some movie tickets or DVDs, microwave popcorn bags, theater candy, etc. Perfect for an at home movie night, and a great basket idea for ALL ages.
  • Makeover Basket. Have a little girl or tween who loves makeup? Get her her very own caboodles style case and fill with nail polishes, age appropriate makeup and even hair accessories. 
  • The Book Lovers Basket. If you have a kid who loves book, encourage that! Pick up a few books from their want list, maybe a booklight, bookmarks, etc.
  • The Gamers Basket. For the kid or teen who loves games, this can be a great option, get them a game or two and other gaming essentials like headphones or collectibles from their favorite games.
  • The Outdoor Fun Basket. One of my favorite Easter basket themes is to fill them with new outdoor toys and games--- a basketball, frisbies, sidewalk chalk, jacks, sunglasses, bubbles... the options are limitless! You can also get them ready for the rainy spring days ahead with a new rain jacket and rain boots for everyone!  The perfect way to welcome spring. 
  • Crafting Basket. Crayons, paints, construction paper, you name it... this is the perfect basket idea for anyone who loves crafting! This is a basket that can be altered to fit the age group you need too... coloring books and crayons are ideal for little kids or consider Bible journaling supplies for a teen! 
  • Subscription Box. Not that creative? Find a subscription box that matches your child's interest and purchase a month's box... all the work is done for you. You can even keep it going past Easter too! 

These are just a few great ideas to get you started, but the possibilities can be endless! Think past the candy and make Easter a truly fun and unique experience for every child!

Do you enjoy doing themed or outside of the box baskets? What are some of your favorite ideas?


  1. I love the book one for my mom and my daughter would love the pool or movie night one!


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