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With spring right around the corner, that means Easter is just a few weeks away.
This year, the Easter Bunny has a few new tricks up his sleeve. These Easter ideas think outside the basket with some fun themes that could easily be adjusted to your child’s interests.
Also, while these Easter basket ideas don’t involve candy, you can always add some. I tried to pick a mix of items that were fun, useful (like sunglasses and water bottles), and in-theme.
Let’s Be Mermaids
Your little mermaid will adore this treasure trove of under the sea themed goodies. I think my favorite part of this one is the perfectly printed lunchbox from Scout. Not only is it adorable, but it’s also incredibly well-made and useful.
Pictured Above: 1. Scout Lunch Box in Let’s Shellabrate, 2. Mermaid Stickers, 3. Easter Egg Stacking Pencil, 4. Instant Pop-Up Towel, 5. Wooden Stamp Set, 6. Easter Surprise Bubble Bath Bomb, 7. Light Up Rubber Duck, 8. Kids’ Polarized Sunglasses in Pink Green
If unicorns or some other mythical creature are more your kid’s style, you could easily switch up the theme with a different patterned lunch bag and different goodies.
Set your lunch box of fun up with some festive fake grass and then watch your child’s face light up with this great Easter morning discovery!
For the Dinosaur Obsessed
Another functional but fun Easter basket idea, this canvas storage gift basket is the perfect Easter present for your dino-loving kiddo.
Hot tip: To give your Easter grass extra lift and volume, without using bags and bags of the stuff, line the bottom half of your bin with a large white towel or tissue paper. You could even use a fun new beach towel for this purpose, adding an extra goodie to the basket. Then, add your layer of Easter grass on the top before arranging the gifts inside.
I used biodegradable Easter grass for this one, and I have to say, it was much easier to clean up than your traditional fake grass.
When Easter is over, you get the added bonus of a canvas bin for stuffed animal and toy storage.
Your Little Makeup Artist
Does your little one want to be just like mommy? Gift them a beauty kit of their own, minus the mess of real makeup.
Future fashionistas will especially love how their Easter basket is actually a mini Caboodles case.
Pretend make-up kits are really having a moment right now. Some of the ones I’ve seen are a little too pricey in my opinion, but this set I found on Amazon is reasonable enough at $13.99. It even comes with a cute little cosmetic bag to keep everything together.
If you’re not familiar with this recent trend, these look and feel like real make-up, but use plastic and foam instead of actual pressed powder, eyeshadow, or lipstick. Kids can enjoy “applying” makeup, and mom can rest easy knowing there won’t be any stains or skin reactions.
Have a creative Easter basket theme or your own take on these ideas? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!
Happy spring everyone!