I thought it’d be fun to share some Easter Basket ideas because I am not a natural gift giver >>> GASP! <<< I know, I know, for whatever reason that’s a hard one for me to admit. I don’t know why, but honestly, coming up with super thoughtful, perfectly crafted gifts are just not at all a thing I’m into. Easter baskets are so over the top these days and I’m all about that simple life. So, if you’re a mama looking for simple but thoughtful, I hope these Easter Basket ideas are helpful!
First, I like to be practical, because let’s be honest >>> if you blow it out of the water one year…how are you going to get away from that the next year? What, the Easter bunny has a budget this year???? I mean, there isn’t a way to just pull back the
I keep it simple by remembering the reason for the season. Easter isn’t about a bunny. Nope, its something far, far and I mean FAR more holy and meaningful than a furry mammal. So, I keep that in mind, and typically land on the idea that it should be light and fun, but does point back to the real meaning! Christ and the evidence of His love for us.
- Candy – I like to pick items that aren’t chewy for small kids because let’s be honest….who is brushing their children’s teeth for a full two minutes, following up with flossing, and a nice mouth rinse>>>>yep, that’s what I thought. So, if your kids still can’t brush their teeth well unassisted, stay away from the jelly beans! I stick with chocolate and try to go with the organic pure cocoa chocolate because it doesn’t have the refined sugars that truly wreaks havoc on their attitudes. I like to add candy because it’s a treat for the kids and something out of the ordinary. You could even go super health conscious and opt for chocolate protein bars << yeah, sometimes I’m that mom, haha.
- Something to do outside – grab an item that can be used outside. Typically, Easter is spent at church and/or with family and friends, so having something that can engage people in the outdoors is something fun. Ideas could be bubbles, a toss game, or cool ball.
- Teaching Tool – It’s important to me to include things that relate to the meaning of it all. For small kids, it could be a coloring book that tells the story of Jesus. For older children, it could be a devotional. You could even choose a craft to make or recipe to cook, and include the items needed for those activities.
- Random Thing – when I was young, my mom would usually throw in something totally random. It could be a swimsuit, stuffed animal, sunglasses, notepad, little cars or jewelry, etc. (like hit the dollar spot at Target, holla!)
Those are the four genres I use to pick items. It makes it simple to decide on items and takes the guesswork out. Some people do themes and get new baskets every year >> it’s really up to you.
Last year, I purchased some Easter Bunny decorations that I plan to use every year, which in my mind keeps things exciting for the kids because partly the fun is expected, but they never know what’s going to be in the basket. These include egg lights that we hang where their baskets sit out, and in the morning they wake up to bunny tracks (window clings of bunny feet and ears) on the floor (we have hardwoods) leading to their baskets. Simple little things to include and make it more fun.
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