What’s in my toddlers Easter basket? First thing first, do not go crazy & spend ridiculous amounts of money on your little ones Easter basket. I say this because I have first hand experience. Last year for Cora’s first Easter when she was only a few months old, I spent WAY too much. And by way too much, I mean like $300 dollars. Yes, I was crazy! The thought of it being Cora’s first Easter had me crazy excited, when the truth is she really didn’t understand any of it. She was literally too young too even play with anything basically. Do not go overboard like I did! I will say I did get the cutest Easter photo of Cora in a basket full of eggs that I totally recommend doing with your little. They turned out so cute!
Okay so now that I’ve told ya’ll what not to do, here are some fun & reasonable things to do. Cora is 15months old so I tried to think of items she would actually use & enjoy. I also did not break the bank for Easter this year. I spent around $80 which Im comfortable with!
What’s in Cora’s Easter basket?
- Personalized Placemat & Plate- This is a gift that we actually needed. Cora is getting to an age where she likes to do more activities such as drawing, edible playdoh, etc. So the placemat is something cute & fun we can use to protect the table while playing. Win-Win for both of us! https://bit.ly/2pKaIxy
- Easter Board Book- I’ve actually started making this into a fun tradition that we get the “Happy Mouse” book for that holiday. Once we complete this series, we’ll start a new one. Most children’s books come out with a holiday edition so this could be something fun to start with your kiddos. Click Here
- Happy Baby Yogis- Cora is too young to have a Easter Basket full of candy so instead of giving her sweets I know she shouldn’t have, I’m giving her yogurt melts. Click Here
- Wooden Toaster Set- Cora has been LOVING her toy kitchen so I knew some more kitchen related toys would be a hit. Click Here
- Easter Jammies- This is another tradition I’m starting for all Holidays. We always need jammies, she grows fast & we wear them all the time-half the day sometimes lol don’t judge me. So this is a win-win again! Click Here
- Unicorn Cup- Cora is becoming very picky on what straw cup she drinks from. I swear, sometimes I think it’s even the color that determines whether she will drink out of it or not haha. So I thought this was an inexpensive but useful item to throw into the basket. https://bit.ly/2E0ijx0
- Chelsea Barbie Doll- Cora’s been loving her baby dolls & barbie dolls lately so adding a new one in her basket was a must. But I do take off all pieces that are small including shoes, purses, etc. https://bit.ly/2GhPkH4
- Cora’s Easter Dress- This is actually the same dress Cora wore for Valentines Day. She only wore it to church, literally like 3hours total so this was an easy pick to be her Easter dress too. I actually got the idea to include this in her basket from my friend Caitlyn’s youtube video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3lA2vxMJHQ) I think this again is a great tradition to start with your littles. https://bit.ly/2GfWEqM
- Bunny Sippy- I grabbed this at Hobby Lobby while looking at Easter decorations for the house. It’s a straw bunny cup so it’s cute & the type of cups Cora drinks out of. Fingers crossed this picky girl likes it!
- Unicorn Bandaids- The Target $1 Section has TONS of cute stuff that are inexpensive and can be added to baskets. I totally recommend checking this out!
- Finger Puppets- We use Honest Co. diaper subscription box every month and in our box we just received, there was a free gift. It was a little package of 5 farm animal finger puppets. Instead of opening it right up, I thought what a cute thing to add to the basket. Plus it was free!!
- Bunny Ears- We got these last year at Books-a-Million & I saved them to use this year too.
Cora’s Easter Basket & Liner are both from Pottery Barn Kids. The personalized liner I bought last year while they were on sale. The basket was sold out so I waited until it was back on sale and got it this year. These 2 things will be used every year so I’m not counting them as part of what I spent. Pottery Barn Kids has a great Easter sale every year right before, so if you’re looking for something special or personalized, I recommend checking them out.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with Cora’s Easter Basket. There are a few things I wanted to add that I didn’t such as bubble bath, chalk, outdoor toys since it will be getting warm soon, but I didn’t want to spend anymore. I also wanted to check out my local Dollar Tree to see what little toys they had but I didn’t get a chance. If you’re still looking for a few things, Dollar trees usually have really cute holiday toys & knick knacks. And like I mentioned before, Target $1 section can be your best friend!
Happy Easter Everyone!!