Easter baskets can be a bit difficult to shop for unless you have a plan in mind. For me I always buy stuff they can take outside because Easter marks spring and spring means that we’ll be getting outside a lot more. This year we are going light on our bank account but getting fun gifts for them that they can take outside in the warm weather.
Easter Baskets that Don’t Break the Bank
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First I’ll say that I was very disappointed in out local dollar store this year. They had nothing out when I went shopping. And for things like buckets and shovels I’d rather get them there so I’m not spending a fortune on something that is going to get stepped on and broken or for the dog to chew, or best case, left outside and blown away.
Personalized Easter Baskets for Kids
Thankfully Walmart and Amazon had a great selection of what I wanted at the frugal prices that I wanted, which is always important when I am putting together unique to my kids Easter baskets.
- chalk – color core and glitter!
- jump rope
- a few candies
- Easter pads of paper
- a bunny straw
- cute little bunny ears – for a picture on Easter morning of course
Instead of the usual flashy Easter baskets I try to buy small plastic totes. They are reusable after Easter. Plus, I figure that they will come in handy on vacation for storage in the vehicle, for extra toy storage in their rooms or outside, or where ever else we need them.
I have seen some great ideas on Pinterest too for alternatives to Easter Baskets, such as using umbrellas, and for the truck lover, a filling the back of a dump truck that they can then take outside, this one is probably my personal favorite and something I’ll be doing for Gauge.