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Easter was definitely one of my favorite holidays as a child. I love it even more now that I am a mom. One of my favorite parts is figuring out what to put in my girl’s Easter baskets. But what I don’t love is adding more junk that we will end up tossing. You know, all of those random plastic trinkets that are fun for about 5 minutes. I’ve learned my lesson with those.
So my approach to the Easter basket is to look for practical items that we would need for upcoming the spring and summer season that I would most likely end up buying soon anyway. Swimsuits, chalk, new sunglasses, are typical go to’s. Then maybe a spring or Easter-related book. Lastly, a few craft items like fresh crayons or stickers. I also try to support small shops as much as possible. Below is the items I’m looking at for my girls (ages 2 and 5) for this year:
I love how simple this basket is. It comes in two sizes. We reuse it every year.
Going On Egg Hunt Book This book is inspired by the song “Going on Bear Hunt”. It has little flaps to lift and the bunny illustrations are really sweet.
I love these gingham scalloped hair clips by Clover & Jules. The pattern is perfect for spring and summer. I am also obsessed with her headbands and scrunchies.
This pastel egg-shaped chalk is so fun. Or this set comes in a handy metal tin.
Citrus Bathing Suit
I love Minnow bathing suits. They are such nice quality. The long sleeves are perfect if you are paranoid about sun exposure, like me. They are also UPF 50+. Old Navy also has this cute long sleeve one that’s much more reasonably priced.
A Dozen Bird Eggs Basket I recently gave this as a gift for my friend two-year-old and she loves it. But when I was looking at it at the store, I noticed my 4 year old loved playing with it too. The wooden eggs are painted in lovely colors and it’s great for open-ended imaginative play.
Easter Coupon Book
And I might a touch biased, but I think our printable Easter Coupon printable book would make the perfect addition to any Easter Basket. It includes 21 coupons to choose from. My personal favorite activity coupons are “plant a flower” and “picnic date”. It even includes a link to be able to customize your own coupons if you wish!
Nail Stickers Okay, so not super practical but I know my girl would love these.
Strawberry Stripe Dress I always love putting a new dress in my girl’s Easter basket. And this soft pink striped one couldn’t be more perfect for spring. This confetti print one is also a fun one.
Gold Sandals My girls will love the gold and they are neutral enough to go with everything.
Eggs are Everywhere Board Book
This board book is perfect for babies and toddlers. Book Description: Young children will turn the wheel to hide brightly colored Easter eggs inside baskets, under flowers, behind rocks, and even in hands. After the egg is hidden, it’s time to guess where it is! Lift the flap for the reveal in this game-in-a-book, then play again (and again) for hours of eggs-citing fun!
Other items I’m considering for their Easter Basket that are not in the above collage:
Sticker by number Easter book My soon-to-be five-year-old loves sticker by number books. I will probably get my two-year-old this sticker book because she loves the Little Blue Truck Book.
Liberty London Toddler Apron This prettiest fabric apron and perfect for the kitchen or garden.
The Magic Bunny Board Book
Book Description: A gorgeous book for little ones. The Magic Bunny is a wonderful tale of a very special rabbit, who looks out for his friend when everyone is asleep. A charming story to be told and retold.
Easter Bath Bombs My girls are obsessed with bath bombs. But it’s hard to find some that are not full of gross chemicals. These are the best ones I found.
Ok, that’s it! I hope you found some ideas you love for your girl’s Easter basket. Let me know if there is anything I should add! Feel free to pin this post to save it for later.
p.s. If you liked this post, you might also enjoy these free Easter Bunny Gift Tags or this Easter Basket Gift Ideas article.