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
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 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Plus, how adorable are the prints!
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.
One thing I love putting in their Easter baskets is play dough. It’s something that isn’t specific to Easter so they’ll get plenty of use out of it.
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.
If you’re more the DIY type or looking to be cost effective, rest assured. I created a SUPER easy Natural Play Dough recipe. You can colour it with all natural dyes and put it in cute little jars with a pretty ribbon!
Here are some other great toy options for their Easter baskets that will get plenty of use.
This past Christmas I started collecting wooden toys for the kids. They each received a Holztiger handmade figurine. They are ethically and sustainably made and encourage open ended play.
Things for the Bath
Bath time is my favourite time of the day with the kids. The older they get the more excited they get for things like bath bombs. A cute and easy Easter basket stuffer!
things to eat
Of course! I do believe chocolate is a perfect Easter basket stuffer! Food is an easy way to support local as well! Check out local chocolate shops or small shops.
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!
I also love these Coco & Co organic and vegan chocolates handcrafted in Montreal. When it includes “bunnies filled with a mix of almonds and hazelnuts, eggs filled with smooth ganache, and chocolate surprises filled with premium chocolate” I’m sold. Might order some for the Easter bunny too 🙂