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It still throws me off that Easter is sometimes in March. Is that weird to anyone else? I know it just depends on the calendar, but I’ve just always considered it more of an April holiday. Anywho – it’s on March 27th this year, so fast approaching! Luckily (or shockingly) I’m completely ready with some Budget Friendly Easter Basket Ideas for my kiddos to have a great holiday!
First of all, I need to be clear: I’m definitely FOR tasty treats in Easter baskets! It’s not a true basket without at least some goodie – chocolate, egg-y, whatever. That being said, I make sure to include more non-candy items for my kids to enjoy. Several are also great for family activities, so you can enjoy the day together!
Items I Chose:
- Small metal buckets – perfectly sized, fun characters & designs, afforable AND durable so they can enjoy them as pencil holders, storage or toy carriers later
- Raisin pouches – great healthy treat
- Swiss Milk Chocolate Treasure Eggs – a fun new item from Choco Treasure! Lots of favorite characters to choose from such as Kung Fu Panda 3, Minions or Hello Kitty. Each is a delicate, wrapped chocolate egg that’s delicious milk chocolate. Inside that chocolate egg layer is a plastic egg, holding one of a large variety of toys or games! So far in our Minion ones we’ve got a couple figures, a little puzzle-type game, and a ‘coin’. Treat AND toy all in one!
- Dollar Store toys: jump rope, skip-it, bubbles, card games, play dough, magna-doodle, play fishing set
- Creative supplies: crayons and sidewalk chalk
- Useful items: chapstick/lip gloss, nail polish, hair bows and ties, socks, toothbrush
- Other Neat Easter Basket Stuffers: chalkboard bunny clips, Shopkins mystery box (you can get others, too, such as Transformers or Star Wars), sunglasses, summer hat, umbrella
I only spent $8-$15 per child for the stuff shown above (did receive the Chocolate Treasure Eggs for review) – definitely affordable! There were several things I’m going to give as a ‘family’ gift, such as the playing cards, since they don’t EACH need the same thing with that. But playdough, bubbles and jump ropes I wanted to give individually.
You can really mix it up however your family prefers – if your kids are more artistic, include more craft things such as markers, color pencils and stickers. It’s so easy to find fun, creative, useful, delicious things to fill your kids’ Easter baskets with, without breaking the budget!