The Ultimate Guide to Easter Baskets for Toddlers
My Ultimate Easter Basket Guide was created in collaboration with Kortni Jean, Babiators, Brushies, Freshly Picked, Tubby Todd, Cuddle + Kind, June & January, and Smocked Auctions. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help keep Momma Society going!
Easter is just around the corner which means it’s time to hop to prepping those Easter baskets. While you know that I live for sweets, I try to keep Brody + Isla’s candy intake to a minimum, especially over holidays and family gatherings when I know there will be plenty of other treats to eat. This year I decided to stock their Easter baskets with essentials for spring and summer as well as a few fun items that they will be able to grow with. I wanted to share my findings with you, so I put together this fun guide to Easter baskets for toddlers!
I love family holiday traditions and the Easter season is no exception. Traditions are a great way to make a holiday extra special for your family, which is why I love to bring back traditions from my own childhood as well as start new ones with my kids. Get fully into the spirit of spring of spring with this mix of classic and modern Easter traditions:
Plant an Easter Garden | Enjoy the spring weather and get yours and your littles hands dirty. Easter is the perfect time to plant some new flowers or start the herb garden you’ve been thinking about. Not only is this a good way to bond with your sweet babe, but it also gets you out of the house and in the spring sunshine.
Decorate Easter Eggs | I have so many fond memories of decorating Easter eggs with my cousins and siblings and I’m so excited to start this tradition with Brody + Isla. You can find egg dye kits at the grocery store or Target or find a number of DIY options online.
Host an Easter Picnic | Break out the picnic blanket and the charcuterie snack board for this one! I love having picnics with the kids - it’s an easy way to make a regular meal seem extra special. This is also a great way to host your family or friends for a lunch or dinner without keeping the kids cooped up inside. Plus since you’ll already be outside, it’s easy to incorporate Easter egg hunts or other games.
Egg Your Neighbors | Remember the fun “You’ve Been Boo’d” activity from Halloween? Spread a little joy by leaving a basket of treats or goodies for a neighbor or friend and challenge them to “egg” someone as well. This is a great way to get to know new faces in your neighborhood!
Easter Basket Basics
When I started gathering items for Easter, I chose a basket that could be used again, maybe for decoration or storage. I found these cute woven baskets at Michael's (currently on sale!) and grabed a few. I also decided to stay away from candy or snacks in their baskets and instead decided to stock up on a few goodies and clothing items that both kids will wear all spring and summer long.
I like to fill the entire basket with items, so I typically stay away from paper or plastic "grass". I also tend to stay away from platic toys or other filler items and instead stock their baskets with full sized finds that they can use well beyond Easter. While I limit the number of toys in each basket - quality over quantity - I do include a few fun pieces that the kids will definitely enjoy.
To keep things fair, I put the same number of items in each child's basket and make sure there is a version of each item in each basket. For instance, both kids are getting swimsuits and sunglasses. I included a cute, woven purse for Isla and in its place for Brody, an activity-based toy that's more appropriate for his age.
One | Black Ops Black Navigator Sunglasses | Babiators | Babiator sunglasses offer 100% UV protection and are built to be flexible and virtually indestructible - a huge bonus for toddlers!
Two | The Weekender Sunglasses | Babiators | Not only are these shades super cute, but Babiators will also replace your pair if they're lost OR broken.
Three | A book for Isla | Amazon | Marshmallow is the story of how a swet bunny and a house cat become friends. I love giving books to my kids and I like that this one features a cute bunny but isn't specifically about Easter so she can read it all year long.
Four | Mineral Sunscreen | Tubby Todd | Tubby Todd's Mineral Sunscreen is made with 100% natural and organic ingredients and only uses natural and plant-based fragrances. It offers 80 minutes of full sun protection, is free of all toxins, and is safe for sensitive skin!
Five | Personalized Wooden Name Tags | Etsy | These wooden name tags are so cute and are only $5! I ordered one for both Brody + Isla and was really pleased with the quality. Check out the rest of her shop for other tag options!
Six | A book for Brody | Amazon | Cat & Bunny is the story of two friends who dress as animals and have always played together until the day that someone else asks "Can I play?" I love that there's something to be learned from this book and I think Brody will love the story, too.
Seven | Hooded Towel | June & January | I love hooded towels for infants and toddlers and this one is so soft! I got the green version for Brody and the pink for Isla and there are four colors to choose from.
Eight | Boys Bixby Sandal | Freshly Picked | I love the Freshly Picked brand, so I was so excited to see that they sell a variety of shoe styles! I chose this classic sandal for Brody and he'll be able to wear it well into the fall.
Nine | Girls Saybrook Sandal | Freshly Picked | These sandals come in five colors and sizes range from 3-13. The leather straps are really soft and the pring-free buckle makes fastening easy and pinch free.
Ten | Penelope the Flamingo Doll | Cuddle + Kind | Cuddle + Kind dolls are hand knit and stuffed with hypoallergenic polyfill. I love the heirloom quality of these dolls and the purchase of each doll provides 10 meals for children in need!
Eleven | Sebastian the Lamb Doll | Cuddle + Kind | Each doll is aailable in a little or regular version and there are nearly 30 differnt styles to choose from! Additionally each doll is certified fiar trade, so the artisans are earning a fair wage for their work.
Twelve | The Brushies Toothbrush + Storybook Set | Amazon | Introducing a toothbrush to our routine has been a little tricky, so I was really excited to find this Brushies set for Isla. The set comes with a book about the Brushies as well as four finger puppet brushes for you and your little one to use.
Thirteen | Applique Pajama Set | Smocked Auctions | These pajamas are so cute, I had to grab a pair for both Brody + Isla! Each loungwear set comes with a top and bottom and you also have the option to monogram them!
Fourteen | Peplum Swim Top and High Waisted Bottoms | Kortnie Jeane | Kortni Jeane swimmers are so cute and each pattern is only available for a short time! They have sizes for kids and adults (plus maternity!) and are designed to be mixed and matched.
Fifteen | Boys Retro Swim Shortst | Kortnie Jeane | I love the style of these trunks for Brody and I ordered matching bottoms for him and Isla! Kortni Jeane offers free shipping on all domestic orders.
What are you putting in your little’s Easter basket this year? Are you snagging anything that’s on my list? Tag @MommaSociety on Facebook and Instagram to share your finds with me!