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April 1, 2020

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Happy April! Easter is on April 12th this year, just a week and a half away, and it will definitely be a different Easter without the neighborhood egg hunts or big family dinners, but we’re trying to still make it feel special for our girls. Like many of you, I haven’t left my house in weeks and as much as I would love to run to Target to pick up a few things for baskets — that is NOT ESSENTIAL and I’ll be ordering online instead. I hope these ideas give you enough time to plan ahead for Easter in your home!  Nothing is over $30, and most ideas are under $15 or $10! And if Easter needs to get even more budget-friendly this year, there’s nothing more festive or fun than dyeing eggs.

For Baby

1. Rainbow Teether: $14
2. Jean Jacket: $20 the cuuuuteessttt (on sale!)
3. Silicone Suction Plate: $9 a must have!
4. Giraffe Toothbrush: $3
5. Heart Snuggle Blanket: $14
6. Organic Fruit Pouches: $15
7. Easter Finger Puppets: $15
8.  You’re My Little Honey Bunny: $5
9. Critter Rattles: $19
10. Bunny Bucket: $21

For Kids

1. Jump Rope: $6
2. Slip-on Sneakers: $14 (thinking about getting these unisex sneakers for all my girls — come in a few colors)
3. Easter Chick Legos: $7
4. Flower Sunnies: $4
5. Rainbow Kite: $10 (this was one of my favorite easter gifts growing up!)
6. Frog Umbrella: $15 (this was my other favorite!)
7. Animal Puzzle: $16
8. Gel Pens: $14
9. Butterfly Purse: $12
10. Rainbow Rope Basket: $9

For Her

1. Nail Polish: $6 in the prettiest pink color
2. Gold Hoop Earrings: $6
3. Metallic Sheet Mask: $3
4. Smart Sweets: $35 (the peach rings are the best!)
5. Colorblock Low-Profile Socks: $14
6. Color At Home: A Young House Love Coloring Book: $11
7. Umbrella: $29
8. Brow Duo: $30 I’ve been dying to try this combo!
9. The Ordinary Serum: $6 This Mandelic Acid clears up skin so fast!
10. Seagrass Basket: $16

For Him

1. Creative Director Dad Baseball Hat: $19
2. AirPods Case: $12
3. G2G Protein Bar: $20
4. Avocado Crew Socks: $5
5. Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm: $5 (whether it’s from washing his hands non-stop or working outside, this stuff is magical!)
6. Yo-Yo with LED Lights: $16 So he can show you all his tricks from when he mastered the yo-yo as a teen.
7. Cooking Tongs: $11 Chris’s favorite cooking utensil
8. QuickSpout Water Bottle: $16 With time ticks so he can keep track of his H20 intake all day
9. Frisbee: $10
10. Jute Basket: $8

Looking for more Easter ideas? Here are our wood-stained Easter eggs. and Chris’s Easy & Incredible Overnight Ham

What do you think?

  1. Venita says:

    I feel strongly that we need to keep giving business to the shops that are remaining open online. They need the income and our economy needs it. Plus, our families can benefit from trying to keep some things as normal as possible in a very unusual not normal time. I am all for you and others sharing good deals from retailers who are seeking business!

  2. Carolyn says:

    Please consider that when you are ordering online for nonessentials you are increasing the workload of exhausted and overworked warehouse employees and delivery people — many of whom are working in conditions that are unsafe with regards to COVID-19. I know that this is a totally not-fun thing to say but many of those workers are suffering and it seems unkind to add to their burden because we want something unnecessary delivered to our door.

    • Chris Loves Julia says:

      You make a great point, Carolyn, and this is something we definitely considered. After reading this article, we felt okay about ordering a few things:
      https://www.marketplace.org/2020/03/30/ethical-shop-covid19-sales/

      • Carolyn says:

        I’m all for being gentle with ourselves during hard times but it is always good to consider how those actions impact others. Perhaps it would be a great topic for a post: how we balance the desire for bringing comforts into our homes now versus the impact it has on those who make it happen? Further complicated by the need for people to make money to feed and house themselves…

    • Kirsten says:

      I’m totally with you, Carolyn. It’s one thing to support small businesses in your own town – that I’m wholeheartedly in support of if it can be done in a safe way. Our Easter baskets are small this year and include only a few things I could find at our local food grocery and a local toy store that is doing door delivery within our town. But buying online from companies that have give tenuous care to their workers in the best of times (*cough* Amazon, and to be honest most of the big box stores) – it feels wrong right now. And it was a little appalling to read that the article linked only focused really on the ‘retailer’ and on the pleasure and relaxation you as the consumer get from receiving something that makes you feel good in a stressful time. Not the workers who are essentially being forced to work in less than safe conditions (many of these people don’t have the option not to show up because of their pay rate and lack of job protection). I really hope that those of us with the privilege of economic stability and the ability to stay home in this time take a good hard look at our spending habits and the potential effects they have on the workers that have to fulfill them, not just the effect they have on ‘retailer cash flow’. I understand wanting everything to be normal. But just wait a few months. The warehouse worker in the article below saying: “I don’t want to be the person who died for fragrant oils” really got me.

      https://www.huffpost.com/entry/non-essential-packages-coronavirus-pandemic_l_5e7b8fbfc5b62a1870d67f24

    • Lindsay says:

      I am here ordering Easter basket items for my kids. I’m giving myself a ‘pass’ on this one. I do agree with not over ordering items now because we are bored. My husband is a FedEx driver and texts me pictures daily of the items he is delivering and mumbles, “this seems real essential”. I think there is a balance. (also note, these delivery companies are busier now than they are at Christmas…).

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