I posted in my Instagram Stories asking about round-up posts, and lots of people wanted more. Since Easter is coming up, I figured Easter basket gift ideas would be a good place to start. We typically gift a small Easter basket and the kids do an “eggie hunt,” as Evelyn calls it. Whether you’re buying one Easter gift or one dozen, you’ll be sure to find something on this list that makes somebunny excited! Check out my other post — Easter Basket Ideas for Babies and Toddlers — if you’re looking for gifts for tots, too. Here are five Easter basket gift ideas that are perfect for kids aged 5-12.
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5 Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Tweens
As the kids get older, I try to avoid totally themed presents. For example, I find that it’s more fun for them if they get books they’ll read all year. They’re less inclined to pick up a book in October if it’s Easter-themed (and so are we). So, some of the books on this list are a little less “Easter” and a little more “gift.” Either way, they’re a great addition to your Easter baskets! Here are some awesome books for older kids:
- Easter Books with Familiar Faces:
- Classics for Kids:
- Our Household Favourites:
2. Board Games and Card Games
I love getting board and card games for the kids. It’s an activity they can all play together, or we can play as a family. There are lots of great board game options for all ages. Even if kids are under the recommended age, you can change the rules a bit so everyone can play! So, here are a few board games to add to your kid’s Easter basket:
3. A Spring Outfit
Nothing says “spring has sprung” like flowers blooming — and a new outfit! Spring is a great time to update the winter wardrobe. Mainly, it means adding a few pastels to my kids’ closets! Here are a few pieces that my kids got recently that would make a great addition to Easter baskets:
- For girls:
- For boys/unisex:
Spring means a lot of sunshine. As important as the sun is, it’s also really important to protect our eyes from the sun. I wrote a post that covers several ways to keep your kids eyes healthy; you can find that here: Five Reasons Why it’s Important to Get Your Kid’s Vision Checked Before Back to School. Easter baskets are a great excuse to make sure your kids are up-to-date with their eye protection. Here are some cute sunglasses that will keep your kids looking cool:
- Black Wayfarer Unisex Rubber Polarized Sunglasses with strap
- Black Wayfarer Unisex Sunglasses
- Pink Wayfarer Rubber Polarized Sunglasses
- Aviator Polarized Sunglasses – two-pack
5. Sweet Treats
You can’t have an Easter basket without something sweet in it. Some of my favorite things to gift are Jars by Jodi’s baking mixes. These are great for party favors, housewarmings, and — you guessed it — Easter baskets. I love Jars by Jodi because you get to make the treats together. It’s a great gift of quality time! Here are a few of my favorite mixes from the Jars by Jodi Easter Collection:
And there you have it! Lots of Easter gift ideas that will keep your kids entertained, because we know the chocolate that the Easter Bunny is bringing definitely won’t last!