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April 2, 2019

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Our girls have these sweet, but modest sized Easter baskets and while they definitely dream about it being filled to the brim with candy, we love to just sprinkle in one or two eggs with candy and give fun little gifts too. Here are a few ideas for boys and girls from 0-99!

Many of the items below aren’t sold anymore so I put in some similar links!

1. Daisy Sunglasses for your flower child. $12 (similar)
2. Hair Clips with ice cream cones and unicorns and pom poms, oh my! $8 (similar)
3. Finger Puppets This is a 20 piece set (!!) that’s really great for the 3 and under crowd. $13
4. Peter Rabbit –classic! $8 (similar)
5. Stickers! Here’s the thing I’ve learned over the years as a mom of 3–stickers are always the answer. $8 (similar)
6. Chapstick to call their own. $10
7. Bunny Ears, but glam. $24
8. Rattle for the easter chicks $18 (similar)
9. Jump Rope because the weather is getting warmer and they’ve gotta learn double jumping before summer sets in. $4 (similar)
10. Bandaids Okay, bandaids are also always the answer. $5
11. Dinosaur Eggs For something else that hatches (bulk pack of 12) $25
12. Llama Llama Easter Egg Because we unofficially have to own every Llama Llama book. $5
13. Bowling Set $25
14. Tractor Eggs A pack of 6 that can be transformed into 1–I mean, sounds intense and cool. $11 (Similar)
15. Cuddle & Kind Doll This was a splurge gift we got each of our girls this year. The kind of stuffed animal you’ll have forever and the purchase of each one provides 10 meals to children in need–something we’re excited to tell our girls. $52
16. Easter Egg Chalk it’s tradition. $9
17. Mini Cross Stitch Kit I want this for me! $9
18. Bunny Socks $26 (similar)
19. Carrot Teether $4
20. Nail Stickers $4 (similar)
21. Tic-Tac-Toe how sweet is this!? $5 (similar)
22. Sunny Days Purse forever and ever. $24
23. Llamanoes Get it, Llama Dominoes? Ha! $12
24. Press Here Game One of our favorite books is also a game! It has over 2000 5 star reviews and won a bunch of awards–can’t wait to play with the girls! $17
25. Hatchin’ Grow Duck $4
26. Tamagotchi Both of our girls got this for Christmas and they are the best moms to their little…creatures. (Until it dies and they reset it–haha) $14
27. Rainbow Stacker Blocks Sweet and sunny year round. $34
28. Mad Libs If your child hasn’t been introduced to Mad Libs yet, trust me, you want to be the one that gets to do it! $4


ps. The BEST easy overnight Easter Ham. 

What do you think?

  1. Julie S says:

    Ooh, good ones. Thank you for the many fresh ideas!

  2. Julia Huntze says:

    This is a great list of fun ideas, thank you for putting it together!

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