Easter is near and this year I have visions of stuffing baskets with something better than a bunch of candy! While there is no harm in a chocolate bunny or some jelly beans, there is also no harm in limiting the amount of sugar that our kids consume on indulgent holidays.
Instead of sugaring up the kids I am exploring other options that are far sweeter and longer lasting! I can't wait to share a few of these with you, because I have a feeling you are going to like these and your kids aren't going to feel too disappointed, despite the lack of candy involved!
Lego Easter Basket
Instead of filling plastic eggs with jelly beans, why not stuff them with some brick themed loot? Any lego fan would love to find a few legos in an egg, or maybe some Brick Stix
. A couple of mini figs in place of peeps would make my son sing with delight. You could skip the basket altogether and opt for a personalized lego tray
, and rest assured that this is a gift for Easter that will delight your builder all year long.
Movie Themed Basket
A few dvds, or a google play gift card combined with popcorn, drinks and a movie theater style box of candy make a great way to offer a treat without going overboard this Easter.
Barbie Accessory Basket
My daugher practically lives for the dream house
, so offering her barbie clothes, shoes and accessories in lieu of candy is bound to be a hit. You can find barbie themed cryons, coloring books, dvds and so much more to add to the basket for a happy little chick on Easter.
Healthy Snack Basket
This is great for your older kids, especially a college student or busy teen. Pack a basket with fruit, granola, jerky, and juice. You will get the peace of mind that your busy young adult has healthy treats on hand, and they will think you are the coolest Easter Bunny ever and appreciate that you didn't skip them, despite the fact that they aren't a kid anymore.
If you have a great Easter Basket Idea to share that is light on candy and heavy on fun please be sure to leave a comment! From the Blue Digger family to yours, Happy Easter!