Easter Baskets + More

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Get ready for Easter with these cute ideas! Countdown the days until the Easter Bunny comes with some fun activities- check out that natural dye kit that comes complete with grass seed (grow the grass to display the finished eggs) for a fun project, play dress up, or enjoy some reading around the theme of Easter (Peter Rabbit is a favourite classic, but there are lots of other books to choose from- see below for some more ideas). Whether you love the classics or want to go for a twist (how cute is that unicorn basket?), there are so many great options out there! 

Even though candy and chocolate are a favourite staple for Easter egg hunts and for filling baskets, things like books, stuffies, cute accessories (like that bunny pouch) and even decor items like that bunny photo frame or flower pot make sweet gift ideas. Bubbles, games, and crafts also make for some fun non-candy ideas.

If you have a little book lover or just enjoy giving books, here are a few other books for kids featuring favourite characters:

Peppa Pig Easter Surprise | Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt

Paw Patrol: Count on the Easter Pups!

Curious George: Happy Easter

Clifford: Happy Easter

Charlie Brown: It’s the Easter Beagle | Here Comes the Easter Beagle! 

Little Blue Truck: Springtime 

Thomas: Thomas and the Easter Eggs

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Easter Bunny Adventure

For other books and Easter basket/ gift ideas, click here.

I hope you like these ideas! What are your favourite go- tos to fill Easter baskets?


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Dairy Free Easter Basket

Easter & chocolate just seem to go hand in hand. But if your family is like ours & has to skip the chocolate in the Easter egg hunt it can be tricky to think of ideas to put in a dairy free Easter basket. Because I don’t want my 21 month old completely hocked up on sugar I wanted our Easter basket & egg hunt to not only be dairy free but not stuffed to the brim with other sweet confections (see my idea for moolah below- Ari loves putting coins in her piggy bank & it’s so cute to watch, so this is as much for my enjoyment as it is hers) ;). Since I don’t think I’m the only parent thinking this way I thought I’d share 3 ideas for a fun dairy free Easter basket (I’m prepped a little early this year since #2 is due right around Easter weekend).

 1. $$$ for their piggy bank 
What kid doesn’t love a little moolah? Plus it’s a great way to use up loose change. Pop a few coins in each plastic egg for a fun Easter egg hunt idea                                        
2. Marshmallows or another sweet treat 
Peeps might be the classic choice but I love that these gourmet chick mallows are made with honey instead of corn syrup & there are plenty of dairy- free candy options out there. Just pick ones your kids love & are age- appropriate        
 3. Activity kit 
As a fun little gift to unwrap, why not give your kiddo something you can do together? A craft kit or something Spring- themes are great inexpensive ideas
#Shoplocal Where to Buy:
Honey- sweetened gourmet marshmallows- WHIPPED Baked Goods & Confectionary 
‘My Little Box of Gardening’ Kit- Local garden centre (I’ve seen these at a few stores)
(also see herehere, and here for some other fun craft/ activity ideas from 2 companies I like)
Bunny ears (for my little Easter bunny to wear on her egg hunt)- Cutie Pie Boutique
Have a Happy Easter!

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