My oldest was born in August and by the time Easter came around, she wasn’t even one. I looked for Easter baskets for infants but had no luck. This is when I made my first Easter basket and have continued to make them since.
I also noticed that that most Easter baskets bring too much candy. This is another reason why I enjoy making the girls’ baskets myself. I can limit how much candy they get and instead substitute the candy with healthy snacks.
Making the Easter Basket
I recommend that on the days leading to Easter, you sit down and make a list of items that I would like to buy. This really helps stay focused and make sure that basket flows well together. You will need:
- Gift basket wrap & ribbon
- Clothes & Accessories
I think it’s important to include things that are both useful and entertaining for them. This is why last year I bought a bicycle basket and used that as the Easter basket for my oldest. Then I filled it with all the goodies I bought her. This was a great buy because I knew that she would love it and use it for a long time.
Above, I mentioned clothing and accessories. This is because I have gotten sandals, shorts, tshirts, headbands and other accessories in the past, to include in the baskets. And since summer starts soon after Easter, I usually buy them each a brand new swimsuit.
I once again had an infant in the house, so what I did for her basket was get some infant toys, some sippy cups and toddler friendly snacks.
My girls are still young, so they don’t have expectations for their baskets. They are simply surprised and happy about what they receive from the Easter bunny. I am sure this will change at some point but as parents we are working hard to make sure these girls are humble and appreciative; instead of entitled and demanding (wish me luck)! 😉
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