When I was a kid growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, my Easter basket was always filled with lots and lots of candy. We had jelly beans, chocolate eggs, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, Cadbury eggs, and of course a big chocolate bunny that usually took us about a month to eat. Occasionally we would get a little gift in the basket that wasn’t candy, but most years it was all about the sugar. I don’t have a problem with my kids having candy (except for the baby of course), but I do try to limit it when I can. That’s why when I put together my kid’s Easter baskets I try to do more non-candy gifts than candy.
I like to keep my kid’s Easter baskets simple and affordable. I set a small budget for them and usually fill them with some practical items that they can use during the spring. Here are some practical and affordable Easter basket gift ideas for your young children.
By April, we start to spend a lot of time outside, so I always like to throw in some activities we can do outside. Sidewalk chalk, balls, bubbles, and outdoor games are always fun ideas.