Easter Baskets-What do you put in them?

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Easter Baskets-What do you put in them?

jmex83 jmex83
My wife and I are trying to figure out what we should put into the kids easter baskets this year. Thing is, they're getting older, but since their baby sister is getting one, we want to still get them some.

Daughter is 8 and son is 10...so we were thinking that we'd add some candy, and a few lil fun games or toys into them.

What kinds of things do you add into the easter baskets? Ive heard of some folks even putting MP3 players and what not in them.
03/18/2012
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I don't have kids. But when I was younger I would get some candy, maybe a book, a card, or even a gift card. I do not know what I will put in my kids baskets, when I have kids someday.
03/18/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by jmex83
My wife and I are trying to figure out what we should put into the kids easter baskets this year. Thing is, they're getting older, but since their baby sister is getting one, we want to still get them some.

Daughter is 8 and son is ...
SMALL size gifts...anything goes. Candy (we like NICE chocolate) is a standard, but DVD's of movies, a "next book" in a series the kid is enjoying, ANYTHING that says "ENJOY, we love you", works.
03/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I make baskets with lined with plastic bags and fill them with dirt and then either grow grass or put moss in them. I hate plastic Easter grass.

Then we put inexpensive things like play doh, side walk chalk, some books, small amounts of candy and change in plastic eggs, and some inexpensive jewelry for the girls in the baskets. Sometimes we put in jump ropes or other out door toys.

I even make baskets for our older kids, who are legally adults. My husband and I usually don't get each other anything for Easter. Maybe he'll get me some candy, but no baskets. Our youngest is 12 and she's getting a basket. Nothing expensive for them, just little things they can use outside. Bubbles, make up etc. Lip gloss is nice for girls. Boys, maybe some toy cars. Buy big plastic eggs and put the toy cars in there.
03/18/2012
herMaster herMaster
Sams club has some great Easter baskets every year and they have a range of age appropriate baskets.
03/18/2012
woofcub woofcub
smaller gifts and candies are always nice to get. sidewalk chalk and outside toys are always nice too as the season allows for kids to be outside more
03/18/2012
CindyH CindyH
candy toys
03/18/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I don't have kids but... if I was that age, I would love art supplies and chocolate! Maybe some outdoor fun stuff too, like chalk and bubbles for sure. I would have loved a brand new notebook, colored pencils, coloring stuff, ect.
03/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by VioletMoonstone
I don't have kids but... if I was that age, I would love art supplies and chocolate! Maybe some outdoor fun stuff too, like chalk and bubbles for sure. I would have loved a brand new notebook, colored pencils, coloring stuff, ect.
Yeah. Art supplies are inexpensive and spur imagination. Great stuff to put in baskets or to give for any reason.
03/18/2012
Gracie Gracie
My kids still get Easter Baskets. We still use the same ones since they were 1. I used to put in candy, hot wheels, real boiled and dyed eggs, 1 beanie baby, sidewalk chalk and sometimes a video. When they were young Disney used to release a movie every spring. I don't know if they still do. Now they are big and I do one dollar bills in the plastic eggs, an itune card and a starbucks card and the chocolate bunny. Occasionally a wii game or other video game shows up, but not very often.
03/18/2012
hjtee hjtee
I usually put in a few candies/chocolates, and stuffed Easter toy, and a few Easter related activites. If there is a movie or something small that they're asking for, I'll put it in, but nothing as large as an MP3 player.
03/20/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I make baskets with lined with plastic bags and fill them with dirt and then either grow grass or put moss in them. I hate plastic Easter grass.

Then we put inexpensive things like play doh, side walk chalk, some books, small amounts of candy ...
Those are some really good ideas P'Gell! We do the small things too like you listed. You can get them at the dollar store and they will keep the kids entertained for HOURS! lol. Thing is, my older two are getting to the age of "electronics" which is sad because now that is all they wanna do...ugh. Welp, Im sure theyll get over it cause now that the nicer weather is here...heehehe...its outdoors play time! Can't see a screen on your handheld gaming devices with the sun out teehee!

we usually still get easter baskets from my grandma. But its a baggie of chocolates and usually household items lol. Dishsoap, laundry soap. Things to help out. PRoblem is, now that I have been couponing.....I have a stock pile and she has run out of things to get us LMAO! I keep telling her she doesn't have to get us anything, but that woman has a shopping disease I tell ya.
03/26/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by VioletMoonstone
I don't have kids but... if I was that age, I would love art supplies and chocolate! Maybe some outdoor fun stuff too, like chalk and bubbles for sure. I would have loved a brand new notebook, colored pencils, coloring stuff, ect.
My daughter LOVES art supplies! My son is a little harder to please when it comes to that stuff though. The outdoors things are a definite yes this year!
03/26/2012
funluvinmama funluvinmama
we do the dollar store. color books, reading books, small toys, candy, kites. I also put things that don't cost a lot that the kids have seen and have been asking about for a while.
03/26/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
I'm older now and my Mom still gives us Easter presents. I get white chocolate and a gift card.
03/26/2012
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