All holidays are so much more fun now that Georgie is in our lives. I’m so excited to see his little face when he comes down stairs and sees his Easter basket, finds eggs, and gets to see his family and celebrate the reason for the season.
We don’t allow Georgie to have any type of candy just yet, and we really try to limit the sweets. Easter baskets were always a big thing in my home growing up and my mom always had lots of items (that weren’t candy) in our baskets. It was more of a “Spring basket” and had lots of things that we could use for the upcoming spring and summer season. I love the idea of this, because it really makes you excited for the upcoming warmer weather, and the items get lots of use.
10 Ideas of What to Put in an Easter Basket for a Baby:
1. A stuffed animal bunny. This one seems pretty obvious, but this Cuddle & Kind bunny takes it to a new level. They also have a girl bunny and little lambs that would be perfect for Easter. (And SEVERAL other options for any other times.) I love finding charitable companies and this one takes it to a new level. Each stuffed animal is carefully created by artisans in Peru that are provided sustainable, fair trade wages. They also donate 10 MEALS to children in need for every doll sold. Their goal is to provide 1 million meals a year to help combat childhood hunger. Now THAT is a stuffed animal worth giving.
2. I filled little easter eggs with Annie’s organic bunny snacks. They have a variety of different flavors, so I grabbed a couple different ones to add some variety. (They are also gluten free and free of any additives or preservatives.)
3. Clothes for spring! I always looked forward to this in my Easter baskets growing up. (Go figure…) I found these adorable little sets from Lulu and Roo . I loved the cutoff hoodie sweatshirt with shorts. Perfect for the upcoming warmer weather!
4. Teething toys. Georgie is currently teething so a teether that he can easily hold on his own is perfect. These BrixtonPhoenix teethers are a little more stylish then some of the bright crazy colored ones out there and more importantly are handmade in the USA. They are also 100% Food Grade Silicone, 100% Non Toxic and BPA Free
5. Swim gear!! This is just exciting because it means that swim season is near. I thought these little trunks were adorable. A lot of the matching sets had short sleeve tops, but Georgie is so fair skinned I wanted a little more protection. This long sleeved rashguard has SPF50+, is made in America and is right around $20. Much better option, in my opinion! They have several colors, but I went with the white so I could pair it with different bottoms.
6. Bath toys and bubble bath. G is really loving animals lately, so I thought this animal bath toy set would be the perfect addition to his little Easter basket. You can also fill a small tub with water and put these toys in for day time play. Georgie loves to splash around outside and take all of the items in and out.
7. Books! We are a big fan of books in our household. I’m thankful that G loves to read. One of our favorites is this National Parks book. Hopefully we can bring him and baby #2 to as many of these parks as possible!
8. Spring swaddle blankets. G is way past the swaddle stage, but we use these blankets ALL.THE.TIME. Little Unicorn has been my go to. They are so soft, but yet hold up really well. They will be perfect to put over him for our strolls on days when it is still a little chilly.
9. Sippy Cups. We are trying to make the big change from bottles to sippy cups. G really hasn’t taken to it very well, but making it exciting as part of his easter basket will hopefully help do the trick!
10. Baskets that can be used again! These Pehr Designs baskets were the perfect size to make an Easter basket, but more importantly a cute toy catch all to use in his room later. No need to waste a cheap basket, and these are so much more stylish anyway. 😉
I hope this helps you with some easy ideas and everyone has a great holiday with their families.