What do put in your kids Easter Basket??

Sally - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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Just curious what other put in the Baskets. Candy? Toys?

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Betty - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have a 9 year old. He dont like much candy. So we make up his easter basket with his favorets. Like he likes peanut butter meltaways and chocolet covered pretzils. Then we get him a toy and a move or two from the easter bunny. I hope this helps.

Jess - posted on 04/06/2010

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I gave my 7 month old a pair of Pj's... they were soo cute ! 2 teddies, one sings an easter song. She also got some bunny ears to wear and a book pack that included some small eggs. We didn't want to give her much chocolate. And then from my parents she got some books and another gift pack that had a bowl spoon and cup with a huge easter egg..... that will take her about a year to eat ! And some clothes. We did arts and crafts and some body painting *finger painting doesn't cut it* It was great and no saw tummies ! And for some extra fun we got some marshmellow bunnies and put the 2 babies in their high chairs and let them go nuts with the marshmellow.

Mandy - posted on 03/03/2013

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I have a daughter that is 6, and son that is 3, and a dughter that is 2 and i am not sure what to put in there easter basket. I want to try to do a theme. My son likes football-not sure what to put in it. my 2yr old likes dolls, and girly toys. My other daughter that is 6 i ahve no clue, she like softball, and soccer but she is very hard to shop for. very picky. i dont want to speed way too much. i want to get it in a budget. I need some advice or help?

Shayna - posted on 04/06/2010

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I use the Easter basket for our son's chocolate egg hunt around the house. I think I probably go a little over board with our 3 year old. I spend around $300-$350 on Easter. The majority of the money usually goes towards new spring/summer clothes though. This year he got a bike with the accessories, clothes, coloring books, crayons, crafts, and some toys. The candy and chocolate are mostly eaten buy his father and I:)

I understand that is a little overboard for some people. A basket with candy, skipping ropes, bubbles, books is more than enough for a child.

Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2010

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we went to build a bear and got her a bunny with 1 pack of candy, then went and bought some tinkerbell panties to put in the basket. It was simple and she still loved it! We are not a big fan of giving a child candy.

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Michelle - posted on 04/07/2010

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I put in no Easter grass.(to messy) I use sand buckets for there baskets and fill it with toys and some candy enough that there happy but yet i am not hearing mom can I have some of my candy for the next month....lol

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My son has food allergies so I put a book, bubbles, a few toys that he's into (this year, it was dinosaurs, last year it was Thomas the Train), and a game (card game) into a bucket with a shovel. We keep it really simple. We also do a jelly bean hunt because he can eat jellybeans.

Gina - posted on 04/07/2010

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My oldest daughter is 5 and i always get her the traditonal things like a choco bunny,and eggs with junk in them,but I also get her a personal something too.
this year it was new plastic dishes from the Easter area of walmart, bowls and plates.
In th epast years she got :a door orniment with her name on it,,a small art set, or plastic Easter cups. as she gets older,i think she will get hair prettys and or makeup and polish.

Nikkole - posted on 04/06/2010

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my lil girl was 6mts for easter. so we got her a toy, a dvd, bubbles, a stuff bunny, and some safy suckers.

Rachelle - posted on 04/06/2010

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my 4 month old got clothes, bunny ears, bunny slippers, a my first easter bunny and a new blankie... lol not much you can get a baby

Rachel - posted on 04/05/2010

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My daughter is 3 so we put marshmellow bunnys, gummy bunnys and eggs, sweet tart jelly beans in cute little eggs, then put bubbles and little easter toys in her basket and bought her a few movies. she loved it!!!

Christine - posted on 04/05/2010

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Obviously, candy...usually their favs, something needed/useful (this year it was screwdrivers for their games), a clothing item, something off-the-wall (beef jerky, this year) and a religious item (this year, it was the crosses with the Lord's prayer in it). I have always stuck to this same set-up but it has changed with their ages. Have a great Easter:)

Aspen - posted on 04/05/2010

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I have older kids, boys. 10,12,14,19. They got candy & dollar bills inside plastic eggs. I gave each a gift they would want most for the family. Board game, Alvin & Chipmunks DVD, and the book "The Blind Side"...good messages with all those gifts.
My mom gave them baskets with their favorite snacks and I tend to not buy due to being expensive.

Chesnie - posted on 04/05/2010

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Well, I had the same question. i have a 10month old daughter and I had no clue, my mom suggested and I did-a few of her small toys she has not seen in a long time, a rattle, a new bunny stuffed animal, some new bubbles, saltine crackers in packages and a few plastic eggs. My aunt made her an easter basket and she put in 4 deals of fruit baby food, animal crackers, 2 baby juices, bubbles, and a yellow chicky stuffed animal..

Jackie - posted on 04/05/2010

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my parents get my kids a new pair of winter pj's each year

we giv our kids a couple of eggs and a couple of things they like. this year was a charecter plate each

Nicole - posted on 04/04/2010

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This year everyone got a shovel, rake and we got a portable greenhouse and seeds. We will be planting the seeds tomorrow in the green house.

Paula - posted on 04/04/2010

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We put mostley toys! But I did figure out that if you put the childs favorite cereal, or snak pieces in the those little plastic eggs, they make a great raddle and keep them occupied for hours. My 13 month old loved her basket more than anything though!!!LOL

Shonda - posted on 04/04/2010

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We do a family gift. Usually a couple of movies that we've all been wanting to see (this year we went with the new Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Princess and the Frog). And a family zoo pass. Since warmer weather is almost here visiting the zoo is always a great way to spend the day with family and friends!

YVETTE - posted on 04/04/2010

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I don't add peanut butter candy b/c some kids can't have it. I add candy, playdough books,bubbles,hot wheel car,playing cards some add a gift card.

Lachele - posted on 04/04/2010

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I always get the usual Easter candy, swimsuit, flip flops, and swim towel. It works for any age so both of my kids can get the same thing.

Stacey - posted on 04/04/2010

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a little bit of chocolate, small chips, toothbrushes, goldfish , a toy, maybe sugarefree gum, sometimes chalk, just depends on the funds but I really try and stick to a 10 budget for each basket.

Kel - posted on 04/04/2010

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I try to avoid giving too much candy so my daughter gets a small chocolate bunny and maybe a dozen eggs filled with one piece of candy each, the rest of the hidden eggs are filled with small toys. For her basket, aside from the bunny, I go with toys. This year she's getting a big bottle of bubbles, some egg shaped sidewalk chalk, a watch (cheap, plastic, digital...it has princesses on it), an egg shaped puzzle (3D, plastic), a pair of pink camo tennis shoes, and the coveted zhu zhu pet that Santa couldn't find at Christmas. I think she'll be thrilled...I'll find out any minute now. Happy Easter, everyone! : )

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My son only eats Hershey chocolate, so I got him a Hershey bunny, Hershey eggs, and a couple packs of mini Hershey bars--that's it for candy. I got him a few coloring/activity books, a series of space robot books that he can read, a bug catcher & bugs, a bucket and some sand toys, a big space ship coloring poster, some cars, some water guns, some hatching dino eggs--he's so into dino's right now! and a sling shot and some cushy balls that go to it, the kind you wet and and they splash. Oh, and a couple of DVD's and Leapster2 games. It looks (and sounds) like a lot, but it was all really cheap. It never fits in his basket, those baskets are TINY! so we put the basket in the middle and put all the stuff around it.

Heather - posted on 04/03/2010

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This is my daughters second Easter but the first Easter she can actually participate in. She's 14 months. Her Easter basket has different eggs with things like cheese it's in them and some chocolate. Some bubbles, a glitter ball, a rubber duckie that lights up, a stuffed animal, an Elmo DVD, and book.

Samantha - posted on 04/03/2010

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My daughter is only 7 months old so I get a pail and shovel for her basket and I am putting a small stuffed animal and i got some plastic eggs for her to play with.

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Last year I went crazy because it was the first year.

This year I decided (this is for a 23 month old)
- 1 toy - color wonder marker set
- 1 thing she needs - new crocs
- an assortment of candy that my daughter, my husband and I enjoy
- eggs with jelly beans inside hidden around the living room for her to find after she looks at her basket

Iysha - posted on 04/02/2010

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My parents visited last week and gave my daughter an easter basket with 3 outfits, a sippy cup, a stuffed bunny and teething medicines. She's 9 months. She played with the ribbon on the basket. Lol.

When I was a kid we got candy, a toy, coloring books, bracelets, necklaces, just random things really. There was never a set type of gift we'd get (besides candy) so it was always a surprise.

We are not doing an easter basket for our daughter this year. We got her some plastic eggs and we're going to fill them with puff treats. And just set them on the floor for her to play around with Easter morning.

Crystal - posted on 04/02/2010

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A mixture of both. :) Plus we added a small pair of socks in each this year.. ha ha My son got Mariners (Seattle baseball) and my daughter got Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Our baskets are fairly small, so we try not to overfill them, plus they usually get baskets from both sets of grandparents.

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usually we hide eggs full of silly things little toys, coins, candy etc... this year we JUST closed on a house, and are watching our money so we bought each of them a premade basket with the little toys in it, and then one semi inexpensive toy that we know they wanted... we plan on doing a scavenger hunt with "clues" on note cards from the easter bunny (my son is 6 and loves things like that, and my daughter is 4 and so does she!!) =) we didnt get them any candy, because their grandfather gets them some and we dont feel they need it!

Crystal Lynn - posted on 04/02/2010

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some small toys in the easter section at walmart they're only 1 to 5 dollars and some candy but not a ridiculious amount

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

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when it comes to the candy i put marshmello veggie tales and the traditional bunnie but for the most part i put toys and coloring books and dvds

Corinne - posted on 04/02/2010

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her first easter i put in books, small plush toys and things like that! i did put a few plastic eggs in her basket but they were either empty or had stuff she could actually have in them! this year im putting in age appropriate toys, books, and ill put in one small chocolate egg in a few of the plastic eggs!

Kim - posted on 04/02/2010

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When they were younger I would put in bubbles and things to go with that, pail and shovel, sand toys, maybe a kite. Then and now I do a few filled eggs, a chocolate bunny, a DVD, stuffed animal, books. Its harder now that some of my kids are older and really don't eat the Easter candy to find things to put in their basket. My older daughter is getting nail polish.

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