Since this will be our first Easter with Seb, I set out to find new Easter baskets for the boys and I'm pretty sure I have found the cutest baskets ever. I was so excited to order these! I found them at My Bolga Baskets. They're free trade and this small business works closely with the weavers in Africa to support them in building new schools, medical facilities, and improving their quality of life. What I love about these baskets - besides the fact that they're adorable - is that when the kids grow out of Easter baskets, they can be kept on display and used for so many other purposes around the house.
Here's another cute basket option from Wild Creek Co. I love this shop - it's a great place to go for beautifully curated toys and books. I also got all of Seb's pacifier clips here.
When it comes to Easter baskets, I always try to include interactive games and toys to encourage family play during the holiday. I also use it as an opportunity to get them toys or activities that engage them with them developmentally or with an interest they have. For Seb, who is almost 10 months, I'm looking to get him a stacking toy. He also could use a second changing pad cover so I'm using the opportunity to update for Spring! Tristan is four and he loves all things trains and fire fighters so I'm using that as a bit of a theme. Small activity and sticker books have the added bonus of keeping the kids busy while we go to church!
Here are my favorite picks for Easter baskets for babies ages newborn to 2 and 2+ :
Newborn to Age Two
Egg shakers - These little musical eggs are so good!
Bitte Lamb Lovie - Seb has Bitte's Ellie Lovie and it's one of our favorite things!
Bubble bath with wand - I have tried so many bubble baths and this one is by far and away my favorite. We also really love the bubble wand that comes with it!
Rainbow Stacker - Everything by Raduga Grez is so dreamy.
Hazel Village Dress Up Bunny Doll - These are the best bunnies, because they come with clothes and you can purchase more outfits and accessories! So good for encouraging a child to get themselves dressed or for kids who love to play with dolls.
Two and up
Eboo Puzzle Box - These puzzle boxes themselves are small - so the perfect size to put in an Easter basket, but the pieces are large! So they're easy and fun to do with toddlers. Tons of themes to choose from! We got the Fire Truck Puzzle for Tristan!
Wooden Animal Families - These baby animals are under 1" so these are definitely for older kids, but these springtime animal families would make a great Easter basket toy!
Eboo Make a Story Cards - These are such a good way to encourage creativity and communication! It's so fun to see what kids come up with on their own.
Magnetic Fun Tins - These are so much fun and great to take to restaurants or in the car. Definitely for older kids though as the magnetic pieces are small!
Dover Activity Books - These books are perfect to bring to church for Easter service! Try searching for a theme your child is interested in. I found these train and firefighter books for Tristan!
Brio Trains - Tristan already has a great train set and he loves getting a new train to add. This one is especially fun, because each log has its own magnet for loading with cranes.
Brio Wooden Toys - Not into trains? These Brio Wooden Toys are so cute. Adorable for nursery shelves and also a great little toy to pack in the diaper bag!
Hopefully you can find something fun for your Easter baskets here! I'm linking a few other things like Easter cookie cutters, grass for the baskets, and an egg dye kit below. I'm planning to get lots of use out of these cookie cutters by using the bunnies and easter bugs for my Easter baking and I'll be using the vegetables and garden tools to make cookies for Seb's birthday party! Which is going to be Vegetable Garden themed! 😍
What are you most excited to be putting in your Easter baskets this year? Let us know in the comments!