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.
Easy on the Chocolate
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
These probably aren’t the most durable umbrellas but they will be great for playing in the rain or actually keeping dry when we are out and about. The Spring colours also really appealed to me.
Easter string lights: carrot/bunny – Poundland £1 each
I want to add a little Easter decoration each year so we can build a bit of a collection. These will look cute on our dresser or in their room.
Bunny ears and tail – Poundland £1 each
For a pound, I couldn’t resist these bunny sets. I know they’ll be enjoyed when we bring them out year after year.
Soft felt play books: Fuzzy jungle/ocean – Aldi £2.99 each
Ideally I would have bough some Easter themed books but I spotted these on offer and grabbed them. Next year, I’ll ‘hop’ over to The Works where they are guaranteed to have Easter or Spring books.
Straw cups: stars/castles – Home Bargains £1.99 each
These were more of a necessity than gift as their own beakers needed replacing. they looked nice in the basket though.
Egg cups – eBay £1.99 (4pk)
We only had ceramic egg cups which are not very practical with clumsy toddlers and so we purchased these fun plastic ones. They’ll be perfect for dippy eggs or even a chocolate egg in their basket.
Colour change pen: red/purple – Paperchase 50p each
The girls are going to love selecting their colours and using these chunky pens. Any way to mix up their mark making practise is great for developing early writing skills.
Bunny soft toy – Thorntons £? (Gift from last Easter that they won’t remember)
They are still at the age that last Easter is not even a distant memory and so I can get away with recycling these lovely bunnies that their Nannie bought them last year. I’m not sure I’ll get away with this again though.
Chocolate chick/lamb – Aldi £1.99 each
We decided against an Easter egg and instead opted for these cute character chocolate figures to go in the baskets.
Mini eggs – Aldi 79p
These just ‘fell’ into my trolley 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?