Easter baskets are NOT easy. Not anymore anyway. Now that there are two little girls it’s very challenging!
It seems crazy that all this little junk and candy costs so much now. It makes me cringe because I know that all this little stuff is all going end up on the floor, only to be stepped on, resulting in it being in the trash.I should just throw a couple twenty-dollar bills into the trash can, really!
So I sound cynical, I know.
Do any other moms (or dad’s, grandparents, etc…) feel that Easter baskets are NOT easy?
The girls used to be easy to please. Now, it’s as if they must both have the same thing or we have a lot of drama. Who wants to buy the same exact things twice though? Ugh.
One more thing…they already have so much stuff!!!
So last night I reached out to my Facebook friends for some help. I can always depend on some good advice when I reach out in this way. There were several really great ideas that left me feeling hopeful that I won’t be filling two baskets with junk on Sunday!
Ten Ways to fill Easter Baskets Without Wasting your Money:
- Bathing Suits. Perfect time for a new bathing suit, right at the start of Spring, then you have one thing checked off the list of summer items to buy!
- Pool or Beach toys to go along with the bathing suit.
- A new beach towel with the current favorite character, idol or color on it.
- Sunglasses or a hat
- Pajama’s. You can never go wrong with a new pair of jammies at any age!
- Toothbrush and toothpaste to promote brushing after the candy!
- Sidewalk chalk and bubbles for some good Spring outdoor play!
- Bath toys, soap, bubbles and the tabs that color the bath water.
- Art supplies. Easter baskets are the perfect vessel for a new box of crayons or markers.
- Hair combs and/or brushes and hair accessories (hair ties, clips or headbands for girls/styling products or shampoo for boys)
So, many thanks to my Facebook friends for all the great ideas.
I went from “Easter baskets are NOT easy” to this may NOT be easy to decide which things should go in baskets this year with so many great ideas.
My favorite comment on this topic was ” Stuff you have to buy anyways!” Very, very smart advice!
How will you be filling your kids Easter Baskets this year?