There’s nothing I love more than a reason to decorate or buy gifts, which means holidays are REALLY my thing! I’ve had the girls’ Easter baskets finished for about a week now and figured it’s time to share what I put in them.
Did I go overboard a little bit? Probably.
Is that really a surprise? Nope.
Did I have so much fun choosing what to get for each girl? You know it!
There might be a lot in their baskets, but I don’t feel like any of it is “junk.” I put everything in there for a reason, and it all serves a purpose.
Let’s start with Lucy’s basket, shall we?
Let’s start with the actual basket and these adorable letters. Growing up, we always had the same basket every year, so that’s what I anticipated doing with my girls. I bought each of them a basket the year they were born, but I underestimated the size and am always trying to cram things in. I came across these baskets at Home Goods. The liners are adorable, they are a generous size, and they were only $10 each!
I had the girls with me when I found them, of course, and you know Home Goods . . . you gotta buy it when you see it or it’s going to be gone! So . . . now the girls think that the parents set empty baskets out the night before Easter and the Easter Bunny stops by and fills them up. You gotta do what you gotta do, right?!
I found these bunny letters at Target. The price is right, and they can be used year after year!
I’ll link the things that I can, but some stuff was just bought at Five Below and can’t really be linked.
I stopped in at Five Below one day when I was out running errands and really hit the Easter basket jackpot! The sidewalk chalk with cute holders, panda bubbles, Band-Aids, and jump rope are all from there. Band-Aids are a hot commodity lately, both for necessity and fashion, so I figured I’d include some in each basket. Oh, and the flamingo is a little coin purse that came from Bath and Body Works. I somehow had two coupons that allowed me to redeem a free item with any purchase. The flamingos were $12.50 a piece, which I probably wouldn’t have paid, but the coupon allowed me to buy two candles and get the two flamingos for free! #winning
1. Barbie Dreamtopia Mermaid Doll: When we moved into our house last year and hit up the neighborhood pool for the first time, all the kids had toys to play with . . .except the Kissels! I allowed my girls to mooch off everyone else the rest of the season, but these mermaid Barbie dolls are going to be a hit at the pool this year! And, until pool season, they can use them in the bath tub.
2. Brain Quest Cards: Lucy had the three-year-old version of these and loves them, so I decided to include the preschool ones in her basket. These are great for us to do together while Emmy is napping or for a few minutes before bed.
3. Contigo Water Bottles: We’re big fans of the Contigo water bottles in our family. The girls currently only have one each, and I thought having a second one might be a good idea.
4. Cool Calm Press: Otherwise known as a Boo Boo Buddy! With spring and summer upon us, bumps and bruises are at an all time high. Sometimes there’s really nothing to be done, but I know toddlers need to feel like they are being taken care of, so I can just pop this cute little guy out of the freezer and it’ll stop those tears right away . . . hopefully!
5. Old Navy Swimsuit: Bathing suits are a must for Easter baskets, and I love that this one has long sleeves.
6. Pineapple Lacing Toy: I am forever looking for a toy to keep the girls occupied in the car. We do a lot of long car rides now, and I don’t always like giving them their Kindles. They’ve both been into lacing things lately, so I think this is going to be a hit!
7. Bike Streamers: Lucy has a hand me down Frozen bike from our neighbors. It’s in great shape except it’s missing streamers on one side. The Easter Bunny is solving that problem!
8. Amelia Bedelia Book: I’m so excited that Lucy’s reading interests are moving more toward actual story books rather than board books. I loved Amelia Bedelia books growing up and can’t wait to read this with her. I got my copy at Costco, but I linked to something similar.
9. Sunglasses: Our girls love sunglasses and wear them all the time. I like to make sure that each girl has 2-3 pairs because they will inevitably get lost throughout the summer.
Ok, on to Emmy’s basket!
Same story for the basket and the bunny letter.
You already know the details for the sidewalk chalk, panda bubbles, Band-Aids, and flamingo coin pouch
1. Barbie Dreamtopia Mermaid Doll: I bought the exact same one for Emmy. Mama has learned from her mistakes!
2. Little Pookie Books: We got Emmy a Little Pookie book for Valentine’s Day, and it’s so cute! I found a box set of four of them at Costco. She’s getting two in her basket, and the other two are put away for other random gifts. If you want to order one, I suggest this one.
3. My First Brain Quest Cards: I didn’t start the Brain Quest cards this early with Lucy, so I’m excited to use these with Emmy.
4. Old Navy Swimsuit: Emmy technically didn’t NEED a new bathing suit because she has all of Lucy’s hand me downs, but I couldn’t pass up this ice cream themed rash guard suit!
5. Cool Calm Press: A turtle for Lucy and a butterfly for Emmy. Will they argue over who gets which one? Only time will tell!
6. Contigo Water Bottle: These really are the best!
7. Moana Sunglasses: Emmy’s Moana obsession is still going strong! These glasses are tiny, so they won’t fall off her face like some of the other sunglasses geared toward toddlers.
8. Watermelon Lacing Toy: Emily REALLY dislikes car rides, so let’s hope this brings her (and me!) a few minutes of peace.
And there you have it. A whole lot of cuteness for Easter.
But wait, there’s more!!
The girls are so lucky to have grandparents that enjoy putting Easter baskets together for them as well. The baskets from Matty and me are already filled with enough items, so here are some ideas I passed along to the grandmas.
These water shoes are too cute! The girls will wear them to and from the pool, at the cottage, or even when running around in the sprinkler.
We’ve been getting into games at our house lately, and I think this one will be a hit. I also like that it’s something that Emily can play too.
I’m always looking for different things to do with Emmy while Lucy is at school (other than run errands!). This button art will be fun to do together!
And finally (I promise!) I bought this game as a birthday gift for Emily, but realized I’d already bought her enough . . . big surprise there! Rather than return it, I presented it to the girls as a new game for us to play as a family. We played it for the first time the other night, and the girls had a blast. It’s spot on for toddlers!
Phew! That was a lot!
If you can’t find something for your toddler from this post, then I’m not sure how to help you! 🙂
See you Friday!