Back in February, I wrote a post called Candy-Free Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Kids and it was a huge hit. I’m really trying to cut back on my daughter’s sugar intake, but still wanted to give her a basket of small presents for Valentine’s Day, like my mom did for me as a child. With Easter coming up, I thought it might be fun to do a Candy-Free Easter Basket post.
Here’s what’s inside my 2.5 year old’s Easter Basket this year:
I chose The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story for Charlotte. I love the Berenstain Bears books and I wanted to give her a book that wasn’t focused on candy and the Easter bunny. It was $2.76 shipped, and as a bonus, it came with stickers!
Melissa & Doug Binoculars
Charlotte loves nature, birds and bugs ever since she started watching Rachel and the Treeschoolers episodes (I highly recommend them! – Charlotte is 2.5 and walks around singing about photosynthesis!). So when I found these Melissa & Doug Bixie Butterfly Binoculars, I thought they’d be perfect for her outdoor exploring. If these are too girly, don’t worry, they have these Happy Giddy Binoculars
I just happened to find these brand new bunny slippers in the right size on ThredUP a couple months ago and knew they’d be perfect for her Easter Basket, so I snatched them up. You could do any slippers or even socks!
Bumble Bee Bath Mitt
Charlotte still loves bath time so much, so I found this Bumble Bee Bath Mitt
We love the Honest Company Bubble Bath, but you could use your favorite brand. Or you could do other bath items, like bath crayons or toys, or a special hooded towel.
Other Candy-Free Ideas:
– Experiences, like a trip to the zoo or children’s museum
– Coloring books, crayons or other art supplies
– Stickers! 🙂
– Toy cars, trucks, airplanes, etc.
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