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Last year I searched for some great Easter baskets for kids in many of my favorite stores and I couldn’t find anything that I would truly like. Many of them contained some nice things but also items that I wouldn’t buy for my son: many sweets and low-quality toys that would have probably be broken soon after opening the basket.
Some of them looked really cute but I wanted to make sure that they would really be that kind of gift that could bring joy to my son (and the other kids on my gift shopping list).
After spending some time looking for the right Easter basket, I gave up. I realized that I don’t want to spend my money on one of those cute baskets that will transform into junk the next day.
Instead, I decided to create my own Easter baskets and only include things that a young child would truly love!
I took me a lot of time to research and find good ideas for my son and my best friend’s kids, but at the end, I was very happy that I did this! The Easter baskets turned out exactly like I wanted!
Instead of offering the kids a lot of sweets that will give them that (difficult to handle) sugar high, I only offered them things that they can use for hours of play and fun!
If you are looking for some Easter basket ideas for toddlers and babies, I’ve gathered here some awesome ideas to inspire you! There are 24 ideas on this list and I’m pretty sure that you’ll find something that your child will like!
Easter basket ideas for toddlers and babies (ideas 1-8)
1 – Skip Hop Explore and More Roll Around Rattle Toy, Hedgehog – a wonderful toy for babies; easy to grab and great for teething
2- SmartGames Bunny Peek a Boo – a smart and fun game for toddlers (it’s really cute too!)
3 – Guess How Much I Love You – a lovely book about the love between child and parent
4 – Bright Starts Giggling Gourmet Put ‘n Shake Eggs – this toy brings a lot of baby smiles and giggles
5 – Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt – my son loves all the Peppa Pig books and this was no exception 🙂
6 – Skip Hop Explore and More Musical Instrument Set – a great instrument set for babies and toddlers
7 – HABA Shakin Eggs – 5 Wooden Eggs with Acoustic Elements – a toy that allows babies and toddlers to explore sounds and have fun (my son enjoyed them a lot!)
8 – My First Crayola Palm-Grip Crayons – the perfect crayons for toddlers’ little hands
Easter basket ideas for toddlers and babies (ideas 9-16)
1 – Superhero Bunny Plush Toy – one of my favorite Easter basket ideas for toddlers (doesn’t it look cute?)
2 – Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs – these eggs bring a lot of fun and they also provide a learning opportunity because toddlers need to match the eggs with their corresponding spot in the box
3 – Skip Hop Explore and More Musical Egg Shaker Trio – another egg shaker set that encourages babies to explore sounds (and they are super cute!)
4 – On The Go Travel Sound Machine Soother, Sleep Sheep – this sleep sheep has 4 soothing sound options and helps babies fall asleep easier; it’s great for when you are on the go because you can attach it to the stroller or car seat
5 – Toddler Toys Wooden Musical Instruments – 4 musical instruments that will bring joy to the little ones
6 – Melissa & Doug Burrow Bunny Rabbit – a lovely stuffed animal for kids all ages (I really like it too 🙂 )
7 – Snuggle Pod Lil’ Peanut First Baby Doll with Cozy Sleep Sack – the perfect first doll for babies; it looks very cute and it’s great for babies
8 – Melissa & Doug Slice & Sort Wooden Eggs – this toy is great for toddlers to develop their fine motor skills
Easter basket ideas for toddlers and babies (ideas 17-24)
1 – Melissa & Doug Soft Activity Baby Book – Peekaboo – a lovely book for babies
2 – Play-Doh Spring Eggs Easter Eggs – these are awesome for kids who like to play with playdough
3 – My First Brain Quest (for toddlers) – great challenges that will encourage kids to learn new things
4 – Palm-Grip Crayons for Toddlers – a better alternative to classical crayons; they are easy to hold and kids can also stack them for some additional fun
5 – Crayola Bathtub Crayons – these crayons are great for making bath time more fun
6 – Melissa & Doug Soft Activity Baby Book – Dress Up Bear – a fun activity book for babies
7 – Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy – a cute toy that is perfect for bathtime
8 – Melissa & Doug Soft Activity Baby Book – Little Chef – another great activity book for babies (and one of my favorites)
I hope that you enjoyed these ideas!
If you need some additional inspiration, I invite you to explore my full list of Easter basket ideas for kids directly on Amazon. It contains all these ideas and much more!
More Easter inspiration from Playful Notes
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