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Every year it seems to be a struggle to find Easter basket Ideas that are not just a basket and some cheap candy. So, I have put together this list of ideas for something a little more than your typical basket.

Basket Alternatives

Baskets are cute, but they sit around from year to year, and you are most likely not going to reuse them. Here are some Alternatives that are multi-purpose.

  • Baby swing- Put all of their goodies in the swing and throw a little grass around it.
  • Baby pool- Fill with ballpit balls and toys, or summer accessories.
  • Buckets- I love doing buckets. My kids love to reuse them outside in the summer time.
  • Hats- Flip it upside town and fill
  • Chair- Use a chair, rocking chair, or lawn chair as the basket, set all of the goodies on it. No grass needed!
  • Large Toy Truck- Fill the bed
  • Backpack- use a filler to stuff the bag, and leave goodies hanging out of the top and pockets of it
  • Baby bathtub- Fill it full of bath accessories
  • Rolled up blanket- Tie things to the outside of it
  • Umbrella- Open it up and flip it upside down. Put a pair of rainboots in it, or fill with anything!
  • Pool floaty- Blow it up and set things on it, tie things to it, or fill the center of it

For babies

  • Baby foods- Jars and those little plastic containers are a cute addition
  • Teething cookies
  • Teething Rings
  • Baby Swing- Put all of the goodies in the swing for a cute, usable basket
  • Bibs
  • Outfits
  • Shoes
  • Hair bows
  • Baby books
  • Gerber Puffs
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Blankets
  • socks
  • Hats- Cute warm hats, or Sun hats for summer
  • Spoons- (Those cute little baby spoons)
  • Toys
  • Sippy cups
  • Soaps and lotions
  • Bath toys
  • Baby wash cloths
  • Popsicle mold- These are great for teething!
  • Sunglasses
  • Car seat toys
  • Passifiers
  • Tutus- Wrap it around the basket/bucket for decoration!
  • Soffee the giraffe Teether- You can find her here
  • Fresh food feeders- Find them here
  • Rattles
  • Burp rags
  • Taggie toys-These are a cute addition, and babies really love them

For Toddlers

  • Stacking cups
  • Toddler approved Snacks
  • Blankets
  • Stuffed Animals
  • spill proof cups
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Books
  • Bath Toys
  • Bath Crayons
  • Bubbles
  • Bubble bath
  • New Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • plastic Baseball bat and ball
  • Tub of legos- Open it up and put a few things down into the legos
  • play gardening tools
  • Sidewalk Chalk

Small Children (3 and up)

  • Collectible toys- LOL dolls, Hatchamals, Matchbox cars ETC.
  • Shoes
  • Pool floats
  • Poppers Toy (Like this)
  • Water bottles
  • Crayons
  • Paints
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Hair accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Purse
  • Barbies
  • Legos
  • Popsicle mold
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • baseball bat and ball
  • Velcro catch
  • Jump rope
  • Chapstick
  • bubbles
  • bubble bath
  • Action Figures
  • Water guns
  • Cute hand sanitizers
  • Bath loofah
  • Basketball/ soccer ball/ Volleyball
  • Gardening tools
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Bubble gun

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