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A Few More Easter Basket Filler Ideas

A Few More Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Easter is just over a week away (how did that happen?!) so this week I’m sharing some creative ideas for non-candy Easter Basket fillers. On Wednesday I shared some Easter books, as well as gifts for the musical child and some alternative basket ideas. Today we’ve got several more Easter gift ideas—some fun, others functional, and all perfectly suited for basket-filling! 

I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love arts and crafts, at least to some extent. Crayons, paints, markers, stickers, and coloring books all make fantastic Easter Basket fillers that are sure to get a lot of love. The ideas below are all crafty and a little more unique.

Rock Pets Owl Craft // Easter Egg Stamper Set // Create Your Own Window Art // Glitter Glue Pens // Little Hands Picture Mosaic // Glitter Sidewalk Chalk // Scissors Skills Activity Book // Play-Doh Spring Eggs 


Since Easter takes place at the beginning of spring, just when the weather is finally starting to get nice, it’s the perfect time for some fun outdoor toys. I’ve included a few favorites from my own childhood in this batch of gift ideas.

Rubber Band Powered Glider Planes // Paddle Ball Game Set // Sand Mold and Trowel // Octopus Kites // Water Splash Bomb Soaking Balls // Musical Bubble Gun // Plastic Beaded Jump Rope // Frisbee Rings


If spring is the rainy season where you live, perhaps some indoor toys will are more appropriate for Easter gifts. Here are some good ones! 

Glow In The Dark Slinky // Little People Figurines // Alphabet Card Game // Mr. Potato Head // Marbles // Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt Game // Jacob’s Ladder // Lego Creativity Box Building Kit


What are your thoughts on gifting practical items? Personally, I’m a big fan. I enjoy receiving practical gifts myself, and they’re great for kids: gifting items you would have bought for them anyway saves money, and it increases their own appreciation for the items. The trick is to give practical gifts that are just a step above the expected generic items; in other words: underwear with cartoon characters on them? Perfect! Plain old tighty whities? Maybe not. Here are a few practical gift ideas to get you started. 

Bento Lunch Box // Ponch Style Towel // Timex Analog Watch // Polarized Rubber Sunglasses // Water Bottle // Night Light // Pocket Fan // Flashlight // Natural Kids Bath Bombs


Last, but certainly not least, we have some Easter-themed whimsical items to round out your kids’ Easter baskets. These are the the opposite of practical, and to be honest, they might not get much playtime once Easter is over, but they sure are adorable! There’s just something about Eastery items that makes them incredibly cute! 

 

Hide N Squeak Eggs // Eggsact Match Game // Bunny Nesting Set //  Stuffed Bunny Rabbit (I firmly believe a child can never have too many stuffed animals, as long as they are this cute!) // Wind-Up Hopping Eggs // Hopping Bunny // Resurrection Eggs (these are fantastic!) // Bunny Slippers 


There you have it: enough Easter Basket filler ideas to keep your kids’ baskets filled for at least the next few Easters. What will your kids be receiving in their baskets this year? I’d love to hear about it (especially if it’s Cadbury Eggs and they want to share!).

Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Easter Basket Filler Ideas

It’s ironic that I spend months looking ahead to, and planning for, the other big holidays like Halloween and Christmas, but Easter always seems to sneak up on me. That’s especially the case when Easter falls earlier in the spring, as it does this year. I had a slight moment of panic last week when… Continue Reading

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family

Surprise, it’s another gift guide! After last week’s gift idea extravaganza, you probably weren’t expecting even more gift inspiration from me. . . but no gift guide would be complete without my favorite category, the stocking stuffers! With Christmas less than two weeks away, you’ve likely finished the bulk of your shopping. But it’s possible… Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Inspiration: Gifts for Dad

Holiday Gift Inspiration: Gifts for Dad

Welcome to Part Two of my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. This year’s guide is inspired by my own family’s personal wish lists (because the best gifts to buy—and recommend—are the ones you would want to receive yourself!) These aren’t definitive gift guides, but are simply here to inspire you as you venture into the tumultuous… Continue Reading