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Thursday, March 29, 2012

101 Easter Basket Ideas!

The Easter Bunny is coming! Are you ready to fill those Easter Baskets? I keep seeing status updates and blog posts about not knowing what to get their kids for Easter. And I see why, when you go into stores, especially ones like Walmart or Target, you are   slapped in the face with chocolate covered bunnies, or cheap little toys that the kids don't need or break in two days.

So I compiled a list of 101 items that don't involve candy, for all ages, that won't break the bank!

1. Coloring books & crayons
2. Magna doodle
3. Bible 
4. Books
5. Bubbles
6. Kite
7. Paint by color books
8. Side walk chalk
9. Bathing suit
10. Sun screen
11. Water guns
12. Socks
13. Sandals
14. Play dough
15. Travel games
16. Stickers
17. Bubble bath
18. Movies
19. CD. 
20. Puppets
21. Summer hat
22. Sunglasses
23. Sand toys
24. Hair accessories
25. Pool toys
26. Nail polish
27. moon sand
28. Paint
29. Music books
30. Hot wheel cars
31. Card games (Uno, Skip-o, Old Maid)
32. Slinky
33. Stamps
34. Summer PJ's
35. Stencils
36. Key Chains
37. Movie tickets
38. Pool floaters or inner tube 
39. Book mark
40. Picture frame
41. Cards (Baseball cards, Pokeman, etc)
42. Balls (Baseball, soccer, bouncy balls, etc)
43. Big kid under wear (potty training in the future?)
44. Magnets
45. Silly putty or Gak
46. Legos
47. Puzzles
48. Craft kits
49. Stuffed animal
50. Flashcards
51. Garden Tools
55. Bug catchers
56. Play food
57. Flash light
58. Jewelry
59. Jump rope
60. Stationary
61. Personalize something (clothing, cups, pens, etc)
62. Camera
63. Marbles
64. Make-up
65. Baby toys (rattles, teethers, taggie, etc.)
66. Writing tools (pencils, pens, markers)
67. Little people, people
68. Sketch book
69. Flower seeds (that they can plant later)
70. An Easter egg filled with money
71. Bird feeder kits
72. Mini photo albums
73. Magic trick kit
74. Plastic animals or bugs
75. Small doll or barbie
76. Frisbee
77. Bead kit
78. Action figures
79. Play mobile kits
80. Little toys (Squinkies, Mighty Beans, Polly Pockets, Mini-figures)
81. Lotion
82. Beach balls
83. Water balloons
84. Gift card to get Ice Cream
85. Tokens to play at a local Arcade or Family Fun Time type place
86. Toddler dinning set (cups, plates, or silverware)
87. Small music toys (harmonica, recorders, tambourine, etc) 
88. Water beads
89. Bath paint
90. Bike accessories (name plate, horn, basket, flag, etc)
91. iTunes gift card
92. Velcro catch game
93. Hair brush or maybe a shaving kit for a teen
94. Tickets to an amusement park or concert
95. Car, Train, or airplane
96. Dress up items
97. Alphabet or number sponges for the bath tub
98. Spring time items (rain boots, umbrella, etc)
99. How to draw books
100. Dental items (New toothbrush,  yummy tooth paste, etc)
101. Devotionals (for kids, for teens, for families!) 

Or to simplify baskets, stick to one theme:
- Sports 
-Outside toys


  1. I just did 11 Easter baskets tonight!! with most of the stuff on your list!! They all got UNO cards...and little packs of tissues!

  2. Great list!!! I'm excited to make my kids their first Easter baskets this year. :)

  3. Very cool list! :) Visiting from the BHE blog hop!

  4. Wow, that is a great list. I wish I would have seen this before Easter. I could have avoided the diabetic coma my kids were in after they ate their way through their baskets!! :)

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