Easter Baskets for Toddler Twins

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.

Easter baskets

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Total spend per baskets: £13

What’s in your toddler Easter baskets?

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6 thoughts on “Easter Baskets for Toddler Twins

  1. These are adorable! To be honest I grew up thinking Easter presents and cards were silly and we never really celebrated it. But Easter is the most important festival of the whole year and as I’ve come to appreciate how huge a celebration it is I have tried to replicate Christmas (though without spending quite so much). We have a proper special meal and we do a few little presents. I really want to recreate these baskets, they are perfect! I must check out home bargains! 😊

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and reply. I enjoyed putting the baskets together as know my girls will be really excited to see them on easter morning.

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