Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Creative Easter Baskets for the Entire Family

Its almost here...Easter! That wonderful time of year when Spring emerges from her long winter nap.

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Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and there is a wonderful scent of renewal in the air! Who doesn't love Spring, right?

Easter egg hunts, the warm sunshine, kids playing in the yard, cookies baking, Easter dinner being planned, and all that marvelous chocolate and goodies that the Easter Bunny brings. There is so much to look forward to! Did I mention all the marvelous chocolate?!

Of course, the annual trek through our living room by that notorious and elusive Easter Bunny is my kids favorite thing! And, I have to admit, planning those baskets and fixing them up are kinda my favorite thing, too. That and the chocolate, of course!

If you've read my post regarding Simple Ways to Make a Cancer Patient Smile, you already know how much I love baskets to brighten someone's day!

But what happens when the Easter Bunny (aka Mom) gets a little tired of the same-old same-old? Here's a hint, #mamaninja to the rescue!



Before I start my list, let us get a misconception out of our heads. An Easter basket DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A BASKET.

Whaaat?!

Yep. You heard me right. It can be anything that can be of use anytime of the year! Also, dont forget, Easter baskets can be and should be for everyone in the family, not just the kids!


Now that we have that little nugget of info out of the way, let's get creative! 


For the Baby or Mom to Be
Basket Ideas:
Baby bath, small hamper, decorative shelf box, diaper bag, hanging diaper cubby
Fillers:
Rubber ducky, wash cloths, bibs, sun hat, baby lotion, sunscreen, towels, engraved baby bible, diapers, travel wipes, car sun visor, changing table mat, rompers, cute little diaper covers for girls, coupon for baby pictures to be made, baby's 1st Easter scrapbooking supplies


For the Little Boy
Basket Ideas
New toy box, sand pail and shovel, plastic bucket with name painted, small inflatable pool, plastic tool box, toy crate, small indoor ball pit, a pirates ship, a toy grill,  a big dump truck, little red wagon, toy wheel barrow
Fillers
Ball pit balls, plastic tool set, grill accessories, legos, floor puzzle, giant coloring book, crayons, stickers, craft or drawing paper, matchbox cars and trucks, Lil' Swimmers or new bathing suit, bath toys, bath paint, bubbles, magnetic fridge letters, hooded towel, stuffed animals, picture books, rock painting kit, baseball cap, sunglasses, new shorts and tee shirt, sandals, water shoes, glow sticks, playground ball, toy sword, pirate costume

For the Little Girl
Basket Ideas
New toy box, Barbie car, doll house, baby carriage, wooden crate with name painted, caboodle, jewelry box, plastic bucket, inflatable pool or ball pit, little red wagon, toy wheel barrow
Fillers
Barbies, dolls, doll clothes, tutu, furniture for doll house, headbands, bows, sunglasses, Lil' Swimmers or new bathing suit, sunglasses, sun hat, purse, toy makeup, stickers, craft or drawing paper, giant coloring book, colors, rock painting kit, butterfly net, bath toys or bath paint, hooded towel, picture books, tea set, stuffed animals, magic wand, tiara, playground ball, glow stick necklace or bracelets, dress up clothes or shoes

For the Pre-Teen or Teen Girl
Basket Ideas
Overnight bag, large purse, makeup case, small laundry hamper, large caboodle, wooden crate for books, new backpack
Fillers
Makeup and brushes, nail polish and accessories, new hair brush, scrunchies and hair ties, scarf, wallet, locker mirror, books, CD, DVD, iTunes card, small bluetooth speaker, posters for bedroom, strand of Christmas lights for bedroom, flip flops, shades, new bathing suit, school tee shirt, a pool float, water bottle or travel cup, cross necklace, bracelet or ear rings, light up charger cords, ear buds, new phone case, beach towel, a diary or journal

For the Pre-teen or Teen Boy
Basket Ideas
Tool box, tackle box, duffle bag, new backpack, a foot locker, sports gear bag, laundry basket
Fillers
Tools, fishing tackle, rod and reel, iTunes card, books, flip flops, pocket knife, a good flashlight, sleeping bag, new bathing trunks, school tee shirt, canteen, water bottle or travel cup, baseball cap, shades, new sports ball or equipment, sport gloves, binaculars, bluetooth speakers, CD, DVD, new charger cords, beach towel, ear buds

For Dad or the Man in Your Life
Basket Ideas
Tool chest, tackle box, minnow bucket, ice chest (full of crawfish!), ammo lock box, duffel bag, briefcase, hiking backpack, a new charcoal grill, car wash bucket
Fillers
Wallet, tools, mechanic gloves, tackle, new rod and reel, bluetooth speakers, car speakers, CD, DVD, BBQ grill accessories, BBQ apron, a steak branding iron, steak and burger seasonings, books, cologne or after shave, a beard and mustache trimmer, a subscription to his favorite magazine, baseball cap, shades, car detailing supplies, new rake or water hose, set of bungee cords or new tie downs, hunting knife

For Mom or the Lady in Your Life
Basket Ideas
Picnic basket, makeup bag, beach bag, tool box, decorative box, jewelry armoire, flower window box, a new large decorative flower pot, a decorative serving bowl, chip and dip bowl
Fillers
Jewelry, wine glasses (with wine!), gift card for mani, pedi, or spa trip, electric racer, fuzzy slippers, flip flops, ankle bracelet, self tanning lotion (the good stuff!), new sunglasses with case and a clip for her visor, garden gloves, gardening stool and apron, fresh flower bulbs to plant, books, a journal, a pretty bookmark, a new Bible cover, a stuffed animal (yes, we love them, too!), CD, DVD, a subscription to her favorite magazine, perfume,  and dont forget the chocolates! 

So, get creative with those baskets and see their faces light up! And let me know what your absolute favorite thing about Easter is below!


14 comments:

  1. You have something for everyone here. Thanks for the ideas!

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    1. You are most welcome, Barbara! I'm so glad you stopped in and enjoyed it!

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  2. A lot of great ideas. We are trying to cut down sugar in our house so this might come in handy.

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    1. Robert, I'm excited that you found it helpful! Now, in my house, I am the one that is candy crazy. I just got through eating a butterfinger LOL! Good for you (I need to work on that sugar thing) and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Awesome suggestions here! thanks for sharing! easter baskets are always a headache for me to produce. I usually keep it simple :)

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  4. Oh how neat! You have such a creative talent!

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  5. I have been looking for ideas for my twin boys. This is great!

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    1. Yay, happy to be of service! And give those precious boys a big hug from me!

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  6. This is insanely helpful! I had no idea what to put in everyone's baskets this year! Now I'm ready to shop! Thank you!

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    1. I'm so glad I could help you out! Thanks for coming by and have fun shopping!

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  7. Such a comprehensive list of Easter basket fillers. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Absolutely my pleasure, Lorena! I'm so happy you found it helpful.

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