Are you looking for some Easter basket ideas that aren’t all candy? We do allow candy in our house. We’re just not crazy about how much comes through the door during holidays. They get plenty at Easter with all the egg hunts and gatherings, so we don’t feel the need to load them up with tons on Easter morning. And yes, they do think the Easter bunny brings their baskets, but they also know we’re involved in the planning. For more on that you can read my post on the Guardians HERE.
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We start with a basket that can be used for some sort of storage later. These are usually purchased at the dollar store. We then put in something big that we knew we were going to have to buy for them anyway in the next few months – usually summer related. In past years, we’ve done swim suits, swim shoes, hats,etc. For these baskets shown, it’s beach towels. They also can always use a new tooth-brush, and my kids get really excited about any that do something cool – spin, light up. just my kids? Well, alright then. :/ I also try to limit actual toys that I need to find a spot for in our overflowing house. All things here, with the exception of the beach towel were found at the dollar or grocery store. This is what is included:
Holiday game (tic-tac-toe)
Hot Wheels – my boys and girl are obsessed
Gardening gloves – we go through at least one pair a season with all the dirt digging in the back yard
Plastic eggs with jelly beans or coins
It really is such a full basket, they couldn’t care less that it’s not full of candy. It costs more, but like I mentioned, we do fill it with a few things we’d be buying anyway. If you’re making the move this year to low or no candy, I hope this helped kickstart some ideas!
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