Easter Basket Goodies

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Easter Basket Goodies (That Aren’t Candy) by Lauren Corbett on April 4, 2017 in Advice, Babies, Holidays, motherhood candy-free-easter-basket In the interest of full disclosure, my kid’s Easter baskets will not be candy free. That’d be cruel. I do try to make it not all about the candy though.

Here are the guidelines that I use when filling their baskets:

Is it easy? I don’t have the time to go to five stores looking for just the right thing. So I keep it simple. I try to pick up things from places that I would be going anyway.
Is it affordable? I’m filling three baskets and next year, it will be four. Everything in their basket will either get eaten, used up, or played with for a short period of time, so I don’t want to spend a bunch of money on it. We save larger purchases for birthday’s and Christmas. …show more content…

Is it exciting? We hide the baskets and they have to find them Easter morning. I want them to be thrilled.
My favorite ideas for non-candy fillers
Books – Books are always a winner. You can get inexpensive books at the Dollar Store or the $1 bins at Target. We all love books, so I am usually willing to spend more to get special ones. Nursery rhyme books are a great option for little kids.
Spring clothing items – Easter feels like the beginning of spring. The timing is perfect for new bathing suits, flip flops, hats, and sunglasses.
Buckets, shovels and other beach supplies – We need new stuff in this department every year. The old buckets and shovels are inevitably broken or lost.
New art supplies – My kids go through crayons, markers, construction paper, play-dough, paints, and brushes like wildfire. We can always use more of these things.
Glow sticks – You can’t go wrong with anything that glows; necklaces, bracelets, wands, anything. The best prices are at the Dollar Store.
New sippy Cups/waterbottles – My kids love new water bottles. Consider getting insulated ones with summer coming up.

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