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I love holidays but Easter has proved tricky for little ones! They can’t really eat candy yet. I also don’t want Easter to rival Christmas in our house- we celebrate from a religious standpoint and I don’t want gifts to over shadow what we feel is most important. I also don’t want to spend a small fortune.
When it comes to Easter Baskets I’ve kept it simple. I focus on things they need along with some fun outside items since the weather starts to get nicer.
We didn’t do all of these things but I feel like any combination from this list would be great!
- Easter basket- we use the same basket every year so the first Easter the basket is part of the gift. I really like the ones at Pottery Barn kids.
- Training tooth brush
- Fluoride free toothpaste
- Reusable swim diaper
- New bathing suit – I liked the zip up Hanna Anderssonones for my babies.
- New sun hat
- Indestructibles books- a perennial favorite in our home! Babies can chew on them and they hold up great!
- teething toys- I was always losing these so replacement were a good idea!
- Toothpaste and toothbrush. I actually got a great deal after Christmas on a Lightning McQueen set for my toddler. I figure if they are going to get candy they will need to brush!
- New bathing suit- just in time for summer!
- New sun hat- for all that swimming and gardening fun!
- Art supplies like crayons, water colors, paint brushes etc
- Bubbles and/or bubble machine
- Schleich animals and dinosaurs – these can be pricey so I keep a lookout for good prices and buy ahead when I catch a deal
- books – see a HUGE list of my favorites here
- seeds and gardening shovel/gloves- I LOVE this set from Green Toys! It’s made out of 100% recycled milk jugs in the USA.
- I’m curious to hear what everyone else does for little ones that can’t have candy yet. Let me know in the comments!