Easter has always been a favorite holiday of mine, and now that I have kids of my own, I love putting together fun Easter baskets for them. With that said, Easter is not the equivalent of Christmas around here, so I’m all about finding affordable Easter basket ideas for my girls!
When I was growing up, I got a few small items, including my favorite – the coveted peanut butter chocolate egg that is so popular in the south. Surprisingly, since we’ve lived in Tennessee, I haven’t been able to find any local businesses that make these, so I tend to make my own for all of us to enjoy (find the recipe here). I started putting a chocolate bunny in my girls’ baskets each year to start a new tradition of our own, and they love this sweet surprise. I also like to put mostly useful things in their baskets rather than a bunch of candy and junk that will get destroyed after a few days! Here are a few of my favorite ideas – we don’t do all of these at once, but I’ll choose a few of these ideas each year.
Affordable Easter Basket Ideas for Young Kids
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- Coloring books
- Crayons or washable markers
- A new swimsuit (I get these on sale, usually from Old Nav)
- A pair of sandals (Try Old Navy or Target for inexpensive options)
- Chocolate bunny
- One of their favorite candies (I try to avoid too many sweets, so I’ll pick just one that they love – usually a box of Lifesaver Gummies)
- A new book or two
- Sidewalk chalk
- Bath fizzies or color tabs
- A new sippy cup or water bottle
- Easter-themed cookies or crackers (like Annie’s or Goldfish)
- Puffs (for babies)
- A new sunhat
- Kid dinner plate or silverware set (Target usually has cute ones in the dollar section)
Are you all about affordable Easter basket ideas? What do you like to put in your kids’ baskets?