When my girls were six months old, my sister put together some gorgeous Easter baskets for them. At the time, although I was really grateful, I did think it was a bit silly. Why put in so much effort for Easter? I definitely wasn’t going to be doing that every year. Fast forward a couple of years and before I’ve realised, I’ve collect a mound of goodies for a pair of unplanned baskets.
I give in – Easter baskets are happening in our household. Nothing cost over £3 and the ‘baskets’ are actually drawers from a unit in the girls wardrobe that I’ll just put back on Easter Monday. If I can recreate even a tenth of magic that Christmas brings, then why not jump on the easter basket bandwagon? These childhood years are so brief and I’m going to enjoy every silly tradition while they last.
I tried to avoid too much chocolate as I know they’ll get Easter eggs from relatives. Instead, I’ve opted for a few bits of Easter tat, a few useful items and I’ve thrown in a completely unrelated book that was in the January sales. So here they are.
Below I’ve listed the contents with price and the place they were purchased.
Umbrellas: birds/weather – Home Bargains £2.99 each
Easter string lights: carrot/bunny – Poundland £1 each
Bunny ears and tail – Poundland £1 each
Soft felt play books: Fuzzy jungle/ocean – Aldi £2.99 each
Straw cups: stars/castles – Home Bargains £1.99 each
Egg cups – eBay £1.99 (4pk)
Colour change pen: red/purple – Paperchase 50p each
Bunny soft toy – Thorntons £? (Gift from last Easter that they won’t remember)
Chocolate chick/lamb – Aldi £1.99 each
Mini eggs – these just ‘fell’ into my trolley at Aldi but I guess I’ll use them for a little egg hunt in the garden if the weather is nice.
Total spend per baskets: £13
What’s in your toddler Easter baskets?