Easter baskets for boys. With Easter fast approaching and only being able to shop online, I thought it would be a great time for some Easter basket inspiration.
I know most Easter basket ideas are candy and sweets. But I like doing something that is a little more practical and won’t give my kids cavities. Don’t worry they still get some candy for the holiday.
Since we spend a good bit of time during the summer in the pool or outside, I have made it a tradition to get the boys some swimming trunks, flip flops and sunglasses.
I bought the cute little baskets from Target, I wanted something neutral but durable that I could continue using year after year. I filled it with tissue paper and craft easter grass on top. Then, carefully place the items around.
With so many holidays that are centered around candy, like Halloween or Valentine’s Day. Why add another holiday where they have the possibility of receiving cavities. Since, Easter is right before spring and summer time, why not add some fun outdoor activities or summer clothing to their baskets.
So, instead of sugaring your kids up with more candy, here is a list of Easter Basket alternatives for toddlers.
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- magnetic letters
- books (if you need ideas click here)
- mega blocks
I hope you found something from the list that you would like to add to your child’s Easter basket. Easter baskets for boys.
Also, I hope everyone stays safe and has a great holiday with their family.
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Julia, your post is inspiring because your are trying to create positive energy by inviting us (readers) to think about Easter which is right before spring. The collection list is great too.
Thank you:) I just want things to be as normal as possible for my boys. I know it is so easy to fall into the negativity trap of being stuck at home. Spring and Summer is a great time to get some fresh air and shake off this pandemic blues.
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When I was a kid, my brothers and I just got chocolate in our Easter baskets, which did not last long! All those ideas are great. Craft and learning tools are great to develop creativity!
Yes, they still get candy and egg hunt from my grandma. I like doing something a little special for them. Glad you enjoyed your candy:)
Lovely ideas. Easter baskets/presents were never a thing over here, just eggs.
They get the eggs and the egg hunt from my grandparents. Although, they are missing that this year or at least postponed for now. Thank you.
I just ordered a basket for my nephew from Etsy since I can’t give him one in person. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!
I am sure if it is from Etsy it is adorable. It is a bummer we can’t have Easter with family this year.
When I was little we always got spring clothes, bathing suit, and rubber boots for Easter. We have tried to carry on that tradition for our kids.
Oh I love the rubber boots idea. They get rain boots every year because they love jumping in puddles, especially if they go camping with my parents. I love keeping traditions going.
Nice ideas! My son gets video games stuff and lots of food since he eats a ton!
I am sure that they will eventually get video games as they grow older. Our boys eat a ton also, snack food sounds like a good idea.
These baskets are such a cool idea, I agree that these gifts are better than sweet treats and such a good idea.
Thank you! They still get candy too although we still have sweets from Valentine’s day.
I am a big fan of Easter baskets that combine both practical gifts that will last past the holiday as well as some candy that the kids can enjoy now. You’ve got some great suggestions – I’ve never thought of adding flip flops and swim trunks, but we are heading into the right season where they will get use of those items shortly!
Yes exactly! My boys are still little so new flip flops and sunglasses are like winning the lottery to them.
I struggled last week for days trying to figure out what to get my 4 boys (ages 8, 15, 17, and 21) something for their Easter baskets. It gets tougher every year. The result: tshirts, flip flops, and candy. We will also do an egg hunt, although it will only be 5 of us and a different meal than we usually prepare. And no trip to church. Here’s hoping next year is way more normal.
We do what we can do. This years Easter looks entirely different. Not quite sure how we are going to celebrate it just us as a family but sure we will try to do something special for them. I am ready for normal again also!
I wouod love to get chalk for my son and paint but in UK its almost like a gold now. Its hard to get it so I focused on some Lego, sweets and books
That’s funny, something we think is so common here in the US you can’t find over there. Well, I hope at some point you are able to find some chalk for him! But legos, books, and sweets sound like a good substitute.
This is actually a good idea, especially if you are not trying to give the kids all that candy.
We still have sweets from Valentine’s day so we don’t need to add any more. Thank you!
This Easter is going to be different as I have not bought anything. I will make a special dessert for my family
I hear you on it being different. Wish we could spend it with family. But a special dessert sounds good.
This is so cute! I love that you go the practical route with gifts… Useful, but still sentimental
I am all about practicality, I want them to be able to use them over and over. Thank you.
I never really thought of Easter baskets being made up of anything other than sweets. This is an interesting take (and likely helpful when it comes to dentist visits later).
We actually just took Oliver to his first dentist appointment last month. We want to keep those pearly whites nice even if he is going to lose them. Thank you.
I love that our cute boys can also join the fun! These are pretty amazing stuff. For sure, they will love these…
Thank you! Flip flops and sunglasses are always a big hit with my boys.
Time has gone by so fast and it’s great we’re able to put the kids baskets together I hope they love it!
I know I feel like 2020 just started but here we are almost at Easter time. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
I still need to put together baskets for my kids. My son always seems to be the hard one to shop for too! I mean trucks are always winners but I love the idea of putting in flip flops and sunglasses as well.
yea we did trucks one year when Oliver was littler. Yea they are always a hit and usually are outgrown by next year lol
Absolutely great ideas! I was going to go in the morning to get things for my boys easter baskets. now I need to figure out what to get for my 1 month old. probably toys….
aww some teething toys or binks would be great! Hope you have a great holiday with your family.
Lavanda Michelle Williams
Omg, this is such an adorable idea!
Thank you so much!!
Lovely ideas! Thanks! I agree with you… these gifts are so much more fun. Better than sweets 100%.
Exactly! I mean sweets would be a hit also, but they always get excited about the flip flops, just the little things that bring joy.
It’s definitely a good idea to move away from sweets and instead offer more practical items! More people need to do this.
Completely agree! Thank you.
This is such a great idea. It sound really fun and entertaining
I can’t wait for them to get their baskets this weekend and see their excitement.
Ha-ha this is so funny but yeah practical, instead of some easter stuff that are just a waste of time.
Love practical things when it comes to our boys. Thank you.
These are all such good ideas and make for a nice alternative to chocolate this easter – love it
Thank you. They still get some chocolate but not a lot. Happy Easter.