How about some alternative Easter basket ideas?! When our children were little, we used to have them sit out their Easter baskets and come Easter morning, the Easter bunny had paid our house a visit and their baskets were brimming with goodies. Chocolate Easter bunnies, marshmallow bunnies, egg shaped chocolates, toys and that wonderful fake plastic grass. I hated that grass. I still hate that grass.
I don’t buy fake plastic Easter grass anymore. Although, you never know, you may still find some of that fake plastic grass hiding in some corner somewhere! It’s kind of like Christmas tree icicles. I hate that stuff, too! You could literally find it clinging to just about anything and everything. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that fake plastic Easter grass and fake Christmas tree icicles both hiding in a corner somewhere.
Can you tell I really dislike that stuff? Boy! Sorry for the ranting. Back to the topic of some alternative Easter basket ideas.
I really love the idea of using alternative ideas to the traditional Easter basket. As our children got older, I was glad to forego the traditional basket for more non-traditional or alternative Easter basket ideas. Since Lenny and I have grandchildren now, I’m a little more focused on what can we provide for our grandchildren that will still be fun but not contain fake Easter grass.
I had a few ideas for alternative Easter basket ideas floating around in my head, but then I decided to post a question on Hometalk. I was wondering what other people were doing for Easter baskets and what alternative ideas they might have. I got a lot of great ideas and thought I’d share them with you.
As I’ve mentioned before, my husband and I are trying to be more intentional with our gift giving. Giving handmade gifts when we can and making enjoyable memories that will last well after the gifts are gone and the chocolate bunnies are eaten. Holidays and special occasions should be about the people we share those moments with, right?
Well, here is a collection of alternative Easter basket ideas. I hope they get your creative juices flowing and help you to make your gift giving more intentional, maybe even a little more handmade and definitely more focused on the memory making!
There’s a little something for everyone: dad, mom, children, teens and everyone in-between.
Alternative Easter Basket Ideas
- Dad – Bold ideas for Dad
- Terra Cotta Pot – Fill with seeds, small shovel, gloves, potting soil and anything garden related
- Umbrella – Turn an umbrella upside down and fill as a gift basket
- Picnic Basket – Blanket, snacks and everything age appropriate for a picnic
- Tonka trunk – Fill with smaller cars and trucks or anything a little boy would like
- Sand buckets – Fill with books, bubbles and sidewalk chalk
- Mason Jar – Easter trail mix or bunny bait
- Baking kit – Create a kid friendly baking kit, including all the ingredients
- Backpack – Filled with things for a hike or day in nature such as a water bottle, trail mix and hiking snacks.
- Backpack – Fill with items for an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, including map and clues.
- Table Top Art Easel – Add a canvas, paints, brushes and rainbow snacks
- Baseball/Softball Glove – Fill with cracker jacks, a ball, hat, peanuts, Big League gum and maybe tickets to a game!
- Summer Tote – Fill with beach towel, goggles, fins and sun screen.
- Large Bucket – Put clothing in the bottom, then layer books, toys and small amounts of candy.
- Canvas Cubes – Fill with books, hair bows, etc. and then re-use in a shelf or closet to hold clutter.
- Canvas Bag – For kids who like to read, books, gift card or promissory note for a trip to the book store
- Springtime coloring book with a set of pastel pens
- Reusable basket that includes a favorite candle, gourmet chocolate and a fruity wine
- Personalized Seersucker Tote
- Carrot Treat Boxes
- Easter bunny gift bags
- Yellow Dump Truck – If your kids love Paw Patrol use a big yellow dump truck as a basket and fill it with all their favorite Paw Patrol toys and snacks.
- Tackle Box – Fill with fishing supplies and goodies.
- Shopping Cart – Fill a small plastic shopping cart full of fun things a toddler would love.
- Colander – Fill a colorful colander with kitchen dish towels, dish cloths, measuring cups and spoons
- Craft Tote – A tote filled with craft supplies.
There you have it! A nice long list if alternative Easter basket ideas. I hope that this list will spark some creativity. You know how one idea leads to another and before you know it, you’ve thought of something super special?! Seriously though, I hope these ideas are helpful! Do you prepare traditional baskets for Easter or do you do something totally creative? I’d love to hear about it!
Til next time…