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Thursday, April 17, 2014

What's Going in Our Easter Baskets?

Hey everyone! How is your week going? I honestly can't believe Easter is in a couple days. How is it mid-April?! The good news is, spring is here! Hope you have been getting some spring-like weather in your area! The kids have been outside everyday this week, and Sunday is supposed to be sunny and almost 70, which will be perfect for getting out looking for those eggs.

This year I wanted to come up with some stuffers other than candy for the kids' Easter baskets. I'm trying to avoid all that extra sugar. They will get enough of that from the big egg hunt. ;)

We honestly don't get them a whole lot for the kids because, well, they don't need it. So, I try to be logical but still put some things in there they will be excited about.

First up, let me share what I bought for my 1 1/2 year old little guy. I know he won't fit into his swimming trunks from last summer, so I thought it would be the perfect gift for his basket, along with the shirt and hat. We will also tuck this little board book in there because he absolutely loves trucks so much!

Baby Boy's Basket
My daughters' baskets will be pretty identical. {I wonder if that will bother them someday? :-)} They both get a new swimming suit. This year we chose tankinis for them to make it easier to use the bathroom while we are living at the pool for the summer. I will also throw in some underwear. You can never have too much underwear, right?! ;) I wanted to get them Frozen bedding, but I think the price on all the Frozen attire is a little ridiculous right now! Yikes! I may pick up a book for each of them to tuck in their baskets as well.

We can't go without some sort of treat. We picked up the lemon almonds last weekend while we were at Costco, so those will go in some of their eggs {As long as I don't eat anymore!}. We also picked up some of Justin's Organic Peanut Butter Cups. {I don't feel as guilty because these are a cleaner candy option. :-)} We will also fill some of their eggs with money. They have already asked if we will be doing that again because they remember us doing it last year.

Can't leave My Hunter out. I don't know that I got him anything last year, but on Tuesday one of my friends shared with me a plant I may be able to keep alive {Thanks Mel!}... bamboo! With My Hunter's love for plants, I thought this would be a cute gift for him. The kids and I picked this up for him when we were out Wednesday and will surprise him with it on Sunday. :-) And, if I can't keep this alive, I think this relationship I am trying to create with plants is over.

Need other non-candy ideas? Here are a few:
  • Coloring Books & Crayons
  • Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Jump Ropes
  • Sandals & a Fun Nail Polish
  • Sunglasses
  • Lipgloss/Chapstick
  • New Tableware (Cup & Plate)
  • Bracelets
  • Books
  • Cleaner Candies:
    • A Homemade Goodie
    • OCHO Bars
    • Yummy Earth Brand Candies
    • Surf Sweets Jellybeans
Do you do Easter baskets? If so, what are you putting in them this year? 

What is one thing you would like in your Easter basket?


  1. You bet...hope he likes it! I'd like money in my Easter basket...and maybe some Shakeology! ;)

  2. Okay, I want to know where you got the girls bathing suits!

    1. I found them on Amazon, Johannah! The girls love them and put them on right away, haha! Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G9TFJZW/ref=oh_details_o02_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1