What Easter basket stuffers will your child love this year? A round up of items to put in their Easter basket that are useful, adorable, and fun.
I have one mission when it comes to the holidays: minimize how much junk ends up in our house, the trash, and our bodies.
I absolutely love to spoil the kids at Easter but like Christmas or Valentine’s Day I hate things the collect dust or eaten and gone. Don’t worry – there’s some treats in here too but this Easter Basket Stuffer Gift Guide goes beyond that. You’ll find adorable little toys and things your kids actually need.
I am a big believer in finding a way to make essentials fun (hello mom who puts socks in their stockings) because money doesn’t grow on trees. For Easter Basket Stuffers, you can load up on spring essentials like rain boots! If you have a shoe loving little like Amelia they’ll be thrilled, I promise!
Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids
Things for Spring & Summer
Like I said, I’m nothing if not strategic about adding things the kids need to their gifts – and I’m not ashamed!
For their Easter Baskets, I love to include things for the upcoming seasons that they’ll need. Things like rain boots, umbrellas, bathing suits, and hats. Easter isn’t always very warm so including items for the seasons ahead get the kids excited for activities like swimming.
For bathing suits, I absolutely LOVE Imagine Perry. A female-owned company that creates sustainably made swimwear from recycled materials in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Things to Play with
As much as I love the practical gifts the kids are really more excited about the toys – can you blame them? Again, I want to avoid buying crap so I’m conscious of what toys I buy.
If you’re putting together an Easter basket for a baby I can’t get enough of the Jellycat collection – especially this freakin carrot!
Like for Valentine’s Day I love putting in their play dough in their Easter baskets. It’s something that isn’t specific to Easter so they’ll get plenty of use out of it, it’s open ended, and if you’re more the DIY type or looking to be cost effective you can make a batch of my Natural Play Dough recipe.
If you’ve seen my other Gift Guides you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Little Larch play dough because it is all natural and dyed with plants.
I have started collecting Holztiger wooden toys that are made with sustainably harvested wood, non-toxic paint. These are high quality figurines which can be handed down as heirlooms.
Things to read
Would it be a Simple & Sage Giving Guide for kids if it didn’t have things to read!! Since I learned I was pregnant I’ve been collecting books for their libraries and every holiday I add at least one book!
If you’re shopping for a baby, I love the collection of That’s Not My books by Fiona Watts because they are tactical so little ones can feel and look.
things to eat
Of course! I do believe chocolate is a perfect Easter basket stuffer! I also like to add Love Child Organics Love Ducks because ducks feel fitting for easter, right? Plus, festive doesn’t need to mean all sweets!
When choosing chocolate, check out local chocolate shops or small shops. Why? Not only to support your local business owners but because Nestle, which makes brands like KitKat and Smarties, extracts water from Six Nations treaty land in Ontario where Indigenous communities are without clean, safe drinking water. [source]
In the Niagara Region there is an incredible little shop called Chocolate Etc. that you’d be hard done by to find a better place for chocolate. It’s a family business creating handcrafted chocolate!