The Non-Housewives: Easter Basket Alternatives for Candy
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Easter Basket Alternatives for Candy

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I know my son is going to be getting a ton of candy from family, so I decided to not include any candy or snacks in his basket. So...what did I include? Check it out below!

'Daddy Duck' Bath time book & Daddy's bubble bath
My son is obsessed with his dad and ducks - so this book was perfect! My son loves bath time so new bubbles and a fun bath time waterproof book is perfect.


Kid O Floating Duck
Going with the bath time theme, I wanted to include a new bath toy. This duck got great reviews on Amazon! Max is going through a duck phase and he's obsessed! You can buy it using Amazon Prime and receive it in 2 days.

Fischer-Price Doodle Pro Trip
I use to love my Magna Doodle! I saw this at Meijer and had to get it for Max's basket. It's a small, travel size, which will be good for his little hands. The age is 3+, and he's only 18 months, but I figure he'll grow into it. This is also available on Amazon Prime if you're in a pinch!

I found jelly bean scented Easter grass at Meijer. It smells SO good! My son is a little young to appreciate this, but I think it's fun. I also found sports ball themed eggs. Max is into footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc., so these are perfect for holding little treats. I won't put sugary candy in them, instead I'll put freeze dried yogurt bites, just so he can have fun discovering them.

Here are some other fun (non-candy!) ideas:
 - Gift certificates
 - Quarters, dimes and nickels in eggs (but not for young ones, may be a choking hazard)
 - Healthy treats, such as Plum Organics Mighty Bites or Plum Organics puffs.
 - New sippy cups with a favorite character

If you're wondering, my Easter basket liner is from Pottery Barn Kids. I'm proud of myself for being able to find it after last Easter :)

I'd like to know what you're putting in your kid's Easter baskets? Anything unique? I want to know!

xo
Angela

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9 comments:

  1. Fun ideas! I always do chalk, bubbles and a kite. This year I also nabbed some glow sticks from Dollar Tree and some Hot Wheels. I agree with nixing the candy -- they will get it for sure from family :)

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  2. Jelly-bean scented grass sounds really unique. I don't have children but when I was younger, my grandma used to send me an Easter basket - it sometimes had fun figurines and whatnot in it as well as chocolate.

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  3. Yes, I love these ideas. We don't put more than one or two things of candy in our baskets. Mostly toys.

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  4. These are good ideas...no one needs lots of candy. I don't have children, so I don't make Easter Baskets, but thanks for the info!

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  5. Gift Certificates will always do. Thanks for this ideas. Hope kids will love it.

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  6. My girls don't want candy this year either, they want gift cards to their favorite stores. It's going to be a challenge.

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  7. Love the bath idea! I am a big fan of giving gift cards too. It's nice to let the person pick out what they specifically want.

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  8. My kids have very severe food allergies that precludes them from eating a lot of varieties of candy. So at Easter they tend to get non-candy/food items in their baskets. I always appreciate seeing articles and posts with non-candy suggestions for Halloween and Easter. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  9. I love this idea! I don't mind having a few pieces of candy, but getting a whole basket full gets out of hand.

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