Inside: Get creative this Easter with these adorable, easy, DIY Easter Gift ideas for babies, toddlers, teens and adults. So simple to pull together and enjoy on a family weekend.
I can still remember being a tiny little girl and waking up to see the Easter Bunny had arrived at our house overnight. She would always leave me a little stuffed toy (my favourite was the year I got a pink chicken!), some candy eggs to hunt for and a new dress or rain coat.
I’d gobble up the candy, put on my new duds and we’d go to church and the day was always full of so much promise. Promise for spring, summer and fun days ahead. Easter baskets are quite a traditional gift to give and they are perfect to pull together for the big day. They are kind of like the Christmas Stocking of Easter 🙂
This year, my daughter will be old enough to understand what’s happening and I want to be as creative as possible with her gift. I’m planning on following the same principles I follow at Christmas time.
Elements to include in an Easter Gift Basket
Something they need
This is a parents’ chance to take the kids by surprise and set the gift giving agenda. Does your kid need a new toothbrush, ball cap, shoes? Put them in the Easter basket!
Something they want
I’m pretty sure every kid wants some form of candy or chocolate, right?
Something to read or wear
A lovely keepsake for the season, something to read can be a special Easter or Bible book, a song book or for the really little kids, a colouring book!
Something fun and seasonal
Easter is always in the spring and outdoor toys are the best way to celebrate spring! Use your Easter gift basket to encourage them to take it outdoors and enjoy the changing weather.
In case you need more inspiration, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite Easter Gift Basket ideas in terms of Fillers and then I’ve also linked to a few excellent tutorials I found for Themed Easter Baskets that might spark inspiration in you!
Playful Easter Basket Ideas
Inspiring ideas to fill your family Easter baskets!
Much like the cooking enthusiast basket, this one is for your little budding artist. I love that Easter always feels like new life. What better way to encourage that in your children than with a creative gift?
Still looking for inspiration? Check out these other posts on my blog