With Spring well on its way, the Easter holiday is a perfect time to get creative with some exciting new ideas that will give your baskets an added surprise beyond the candy.
There's plenty to figure out before the holiday arrives, so why not take the simple route and find the Easter Basket stuffers out there that are perfect for all of the babies, toddlers, kids, and adults in your life right here.
I have broken down the baskets into age groups with perfect ideas for boys and girls. The baskets have some great gifts that are focused on being useful well beyond the holiday festivities. This is an excellent time to start restocking some practical items or planning for toys that can be used in the warmer months to come.
There are also some creative options for an alternative or themed group "basket" if you want to transition away from the more traditional basket. Be sure to check out the items in the blog below for links to everything.
I hope these ideas inspire you to start organizing your thoughts on basket fillers and maybe even venture into the alternative basket market for something that is eye catching and memorable. Enjoy!
When looking for basket fillers for babies, I like to find gifts that are practical and educational. Hop to it and fill up your baby’s Easter basket with these gift ideas. From soft bibs and books to sweet stuffed animal rattles and toys, all these options are candy-free but as sweet as can be. Read on for baby Easter basket ideas your little bunny will love.
Baby Easter Basket Essentials
1. teether toy
5. wooden toy
10. crib shoes
For basket ideas with a baby, there are so many options to consider ranging from a traditional wicker basket to a more creative option like a swing.
For the traditional baskets, I prefer to utilize a personalized one that can be used year after year or to try finding a beautiful basket that can be used in your home with a decorative bow for the special day. Below are some wonderful traditional options.
For a more creative twist on the basket for a baby, utilize a swing or even toy truck for storing your gifts. I also like the baskets that are very Easter specific with creatures like a bunny that can be utilized year after year.
However you decide to make your basket, try to utilize some of my essentials for babies in them and see how useful the items can be throughout the year.
Kids' baskets are a great opportunity to stock up or replenish items that the kids will use and love. Load up on crafting items and school supplies. Now is also a great time to go beyond more generic products to try out ones that they will love with favorite characters like Frozen toothbrushes. Plus with Spring and Summer coming, find some cute ideas for outside activities like a bubble machine or even chalk. Check the list below for some great ideas that can be used into the warmer months.
Kid's Easter Basket Essentials
2. sand toys
4. kinetic sand
6. water colors
7. tub markers
11. bath bombs
14. play dough
Themed baskets are so fun for kids this age. Below are some great ideas that could work for a wide range of interests including:
- Creativity in a Box -
- Outdoor Fun -
- Pool Splashing Good Time -
- Hot Wheels -
There are some cute creative ideas that are outside of the traditional basket that can be utilized after Easter including beach baskets, umbrellas, helmets, and pool inflatables. Check these baskets out for some inspiration for your kids' baskets.
While your teen boy might not still believe in the Easter bunny, you still might want to treat them to a few things for Easter. Teen boys can be hard to gift for. Below are some ideas that they are sure to like opening on Easter.
Teen Boy's Easter Basket Essentials
1. beef jerky
2. voli paddles
3. kan jam mini
8. body spray
9. water bottle
I find that at this age a more creative basket is better received. Opting for a sports theme for a teen that loves football or a video game theme for the more tech minded kid can also be helpful in finding things that appeal to them. Below are some creative basket ideas that can be utilized after the day.
Teen girl baskets can be another challenge for parents. A themed basket is a great way to appeal to this age group by focusing on your child's favorite things. Maybe she is an aspiring artist and could use some supplies or perhaps she is a style maven that loves the newest trends and would benefit from some new earrings. Check out the below essentials for her basket. After all, who doesn't love to wake up to a surprise on Sunday morning?
Teen Girl's Easter Basket Essentials
2. gift card
3. face masks
6. water bottle
7. dry shampoo
9. ring holder
10. nail polish
For teen girls, I like to utilize a basket that is not traditional. Find a cute basket option that would match her style and room decor that can be used all year round. Another idea would be to stuff some essentials into a cute cosmetic bag or fanny pack (if she is into that). A cute jar is another alternative that can be used in her room for bath products, hair scrunchies, or even as a decorative display piece.
Try filling the Easter basket this year with things that your teen really wants. Even the most reluctant teenager is still likely to get excited for gifts. But what to get? These gift ideas are great for any teen! Help them personalize their rooms, get prepared with virtual school accessories, and make some fun DIY activities with family. Throw a few ideas together and your teen will be so happy that the Easter bunny is still coming to visit this year.
Gender Neutral Easter Basket Essentials
1. Tile Tracker
4. Charging Hub
5. Bubble Tea Set
7. Weighted Blanket
8. Portable Charger
9. Bluetooth Speaker
10. Mochi Kit
Unique basket options for your teen this year can include items that are outside the box and can be incorporated into their own rooms for decor or even to be utilized for an activity. Below are some fun options that would look great in any style room. A cute piece of luggage or decorative tray is useful and looks cute on display. Another idea of a "basket" could be a wooden crate for the artistic teen that can easily be personalized with their own artistic flare. Try out a non traditional basket idea for the teen in your life this year.
Personalizing a basket this year for your guy can be challenging for the man that has everything. Why not try treating him to some of his essentials or think outside of the box to include some items that could enhance that hobby of his? Below are some fun ideas of things that your guy will actually use.
Men's Easter Basket Essentials
2. bungee cord
3. car wax
4. ball cap
8. head lamp
10. money clip wallet
11. microfiber towel
12. travel pillow
Guy alternative basket ideas can be so fun. Maybe a new tool box or even a tackle box can be filled with his favorite essentials this year. A decorative tote can also be a cute look and maybe even a hint to organize one of his spaces. Again, a themed basket can give you a great jumping off point for what to put into his basket this year.
Make sure that the lady in your life gets some special attention this holiday season with a basket that is filled with her favorite things. Try to think of hobbies that would appeal to her and shape your basket essentials around it. If she is a garden lover, fill her basket with seeds, a cute hat, and leather gardening gloves; that would definitely do the trick.
And if you happen to be the Easter Bunny... make sure to get something amazing for your basket this year. I find that shopping for yourself a few weeks prior helps to cut down on the stress and guilt of getting yourself something nice when you often have everyone else to think of. Another great idea is to make it a competition with a price limit and see who can come up with the best basket to exchange with their partner.
Women's Easter Basket Essentials
2. tea sampler
6. face masks
7. luggage tags
8. body scrub
9. face mist
10. beauty blender
11. sleep mask
12. phone case
Since I fall into this category, I picked some of the cutest and most versatile options for basket alternatives. A decorative basket, baking dish or bowl, or even a cute tote bag are amazing alternatives to the traditional basket that the ladies are sure to appreciate.
I like to think that you are never too old for surprises. Bring back that Easter excitement this year to the adults in your life with a basket filled with sophisticated goodies. Try loading up your basket with some items that will give you a satisfied feeling of joy without the calories of chocolate, like a Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager. From stylish wine subscriptions to the best accessories of the season, here's what to tuck in a sophisticated gift basket this holiday that any adult is sure to love.
Gender Neutral Adult Easter Basket Essentials
2. Dog DNA Test
6. Ember Mug
Keep the trend going with some basket options that are sophisticated and can be utilized well after the last jelly bean is consumed. Below are some classy options that would work well with any decor for storage or even to display. Another option would be a cute neutral tote that is extremely versatile for anything from a beach bag to a cute picnic bag. Try something fresh and on trend this year when looking for what to place your stylish items in. Who knew the Easter Bunny was so thoughtful?
I hope you enjoyed my favorite Easter non-candy essentials for everyone. I hope the basket options give you a fresh take on the traditional. Feel free to leave any of your favorite essential items for Easter stuffers and themed basket ideas for everyone to enjoy.
Can't wait to catch up on the next blog... Stay Organized.