Easter baskets are a cute way to surprise your little buddy with some sweet gifts & treats. I don’t like to give T too much sugar (or he turns into a hyperactive, moody, whirlwind of destruction) but there are plenty of other cute ways to fill his basket.
Here are a couple of tasty treats I’m thinking about this year:
- Annie’s Homegrown Snacks: These are the yummiest little cheddar crackers, graham crackers, cookies, pretzels and fruit snacks you ever did see- all shaped like bunnies, made from organic indregients, and some are even gluten-free! Perfect for a healthy and tasty Easter treat.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs: Why not have your kid actually eat some of those Easter eggs that you dyed together?
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg: I know it’s candy… but Reese’s are the best, and you can buy just one egg if you want to. Plus, they are soft and easy to chew for someone who might not have all of their molars in yet.
Something fun to play with:
- Egg-Shaped Crayons & Coloring Pages: It would be a fun surprise to get these little egg-shaped crayons and then print out a bunch of free Easter coloring pages. Thanks Crayola!
- Silly Putty: Another fun egg-shaped present that is sure to entertain a tot!
- Peek n’ Peep Egg Toy: Fun, educational, and egg-shaped!
- Plush Peter Rabbit: This cute and squeezable stuffed bunny would make a great pal for a boy or a girl.
A book or two:
- Ollie’s Easter Eggs by Olivier Dunrea
- Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny! by Tad Hills
- Hatch (Lift-the-Flap Book) by Katie Cox: You lift the flaps to see different baby animals “hatch” out of their eggs. Very fun!
- In My Meadow by Sara Gillingham (Author) & Lorena Siminovich (Illustrator): This book has cute die-cut pages and a bunny finger puppet!
Something cute to wear:
- Fuzzy Bunny Slippers: These precious Robeez slippers come in pink, too! They also make bear slippers that are equally cute and a little less feminine.
- Purple Bunny Pajamas (Girl): Gymboree
- Yellow Bunny Pajamas (Girl): Baby Gap
- Bow Chick Pajamas (Girl): Baby Gap
- Have a Hoppy Day Tee (Girl): Baby Gap
- Graphic Chick Pajamas (Boy): Baby Gap
- Chick Magnet Pajamas (Boy): Baby Gap. Seriously, how adorable are these PJs? I already ordered them for T!
- Rabbit Frog Pajamas (Boy): Baby Gap
- Cool Bunny Tee (Boy): Gymboree
And maybe another fun little knick-knack or two:
- Bubbles: Because what would be sweeter than a photo of T dressed up in his Easter Sunday best, running through bubbles on a sunny spring day?
- Pinwheels: Inexpensive, festive, colorful, and fun to decorate the garden.
- Light-up bouncy balls: We put a couple of these in his Easter basket last year and he still plays with them every day!
And some ideas of what to put inside of those plastic easter eggs:
- Temporary Tattoos
- Bouncy Balls
- Hair clips or bows (for a girl)
- Bow Tie (for a boy)
- Easter necklaces (T is obsessed with Mardi Gras beads lately, so he’s getting the Easter version in his basket this year.)
And for those of you who have teeny-tiny ones at home, here are some Easter basket ideas for babies:
- Bunny Lovey Blanket: Aden & Anais
- Bunny Sleep & Play (Boy): Just One You by Carter’s
- Bunny Sleep & Play with Bib (Girl): Carter’s
- Somebunny Loves Me Outfit (Girl): Carter’s
- Bunny Hooded Towel: Koala Baby
- Duckie Hooded Towel: Circo
- Sleep Gowns: The Children’s Place
- Stuffed Bunny & Teether: RaZbaby
- Baby Food Pouches: Plum Organics
- Bunny Teether: Zolli Baby
- And to put in the plastic Easter eggs:
- Baby Socks
- Baby Shoes
- Soft Baby Hats
- Pacifier Clips
- Pacifiers: I especially love these ones by Ulubulu that come in all sorts of cute colors, have funny expressions you can choose from, or you can personalize with baby’s name.
What do you plan to include your toddler’s or baby’s Easter basket this year? Share your favorite items with us!
And don’t forget to check out some of our fun Easter crafts and learning activities that you can do with your little one:
- Cotton Ball Bunny & Lamb
- Easter Egg Color Sorting
- Play Dough Easter Eggs & Butterflies
- Foam Flowers for Spring