Not Your Average Easter Basket Ideas

Are you as tired as I am of putting the same ol’ stuff (candy eggs, light spinners, etc.) in Easter baskets? Well, I am especially tired of the candy (gosh, I sound like a buzz kill of a mom), but lucky for me, my sister is @tellittoyourneighbor! She’s always telling me little gems of information.Natives

For example- since our kids were little, she’s been putting Natives in her kid’s Easter baskets, and I followed suit. It was a good filler for the Easter basket, it wasn’t candy, and about this time every year, we are saying “sayonara” to winter shoes and “hola” to summer shoes. Well, I forgot to buy them last year and by the time I got around to ordering, they were sold out of my oldest son’s size everywhere! So we settled for some not so cute shoes all summer. Well, by golly, it won’t happen this year!!! We’re getting Orange Natives with glow in the dark soles! I also bought a white pair. I thought they might have that clean cut, Converse look.

Easter Basket Gifts

And if you’re looking for something cute for your little lady, how about one of these fun colorful necklaces by Gunner & Lux (a company started by a little girl and her dad). How cool is that?  And look, they made a special bunny necklace just for Easter!

Easter Basket Gifts

@gunnerandlux

Is it weird that I want one? Ha! On a side note, I bought a whole bunch of Gunner and Lux necklaces to give to the little girls in our lives. I couldn’t help myself. The price was right and so was the cuteness factor.

Golden Egg

Here’s another really great idea my sister just told me about: each year she puts a “golden egg experience” in her kid’s Easter baskets. Inside the golden egg is a fun experience, like tickets to the movies or to a sporting event. Genius!!!

Thank you to my sis for always having such great ideas and sharing them with me! If you want to hear her great ideas for yourself, you can follow her @tellittoyourneighbor.

Top two images by: Traci Ling Photography

 

10 Comments

  1. Madge March 31, 2017

    Where did you find the cute plastic egg to use as the basket?

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    • Carly Lee March 31, 2017

      I bought it from Target a year or two ago. The brand is “Cool Gear.” I hope this helps.

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  2. Jana March 31, 2017

    Thank you for the great ideas. I just ordered two Gunner & Lux necklaces for my 5 year twin girls! I love the Golden Ticket idea too.

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    • Carly Lee March 31, 2017

      Yay! I’m so glad!

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  3. Sarah March 31, 2017

    Love these ideas! Easter is just about my favorite holiday. We love our Natives, and it’s a great idea to make the presentation special in the Easter basket! I ordered one of those adorable necklaces for my daughter–hard to pick just one. Other non-candy items I like to include are a new swimsuit and goggles.

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    • Carly Lee March 31, 2017

      Genius! Thank you!

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  4. Sheaffer Sims March 31, 2017

    I always put Natives in Carter’s Easter basket….I also put in a couple of swimsuits!!!!!

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  5. Jeana Crump March 31, 2017

    Great ideas! When my kids were little (and I could still shop for them) I always put a new swimsuit and beach towel in their Easter baskets. I knew I would be buying them anyway, so I made it a tradition!

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  6. Alison Ferguson March 31, 2017

    Totally agree!! I bought a new swimsuit for my daughter’s basket and a kite!

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    • Carly Lee March 31, 2017

      A kite! Great idea!

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