Quick Version: It's Easter week and if you're short on time and still scrambling to fill your kid's Easter baskets this is the guide for you! We've rounded up all of the best finds from Walmart, Target and Amazon (can you say 2-day shipping!). Keep reading for all of the details!
There’s only FIVE MORE DAYS until Easter, can you believe it?! We’re super excited to celebrate at my house. It’s a time of year I love because of what it represents for me in my faith and all the fun family traditions, like giving Easter baskets, that my mom started.
When it comes to filling my kid’s Easter baskets, one of my favorite parenting hacks is filling it with things I was already going to get them! It’s always around this time of year when my kids need new swimsuits, so that’s a big part of their baskets this year.
I think you’ll love the ideas we're sharing today of what my team and I like to fill Easter baskets up with, along with other cute stuffer ideas that will make it on time – no stress!
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Before we get to filling the basket, you might need a basket! Here are a few to choose from that should get here in time for Easter, or you can order online and do in-store pickup!
Last minute Easter basket ideas
I love to get swimsuits for all my girls and cute swim trunks for my boys! We live near the beach so this is always the time of year when they need something new. If you’re planning a family vacation somewhere warm soon, getting your kiddos a new swimsuit for Easter will be something they’ll be excited for!
Once you have a theme for the baskets, filling it becomes easier! I like to get my kiddos flip-flops to go with their new swimsuits. We LOVE Havaianas and these pairs are perfect for kids who need to rinse them off easily. It doesn't look like they will ship in time for Easter, but look how cute these are for girls! We also love these adorable sandals that are perfect for your boys and love that they have a strap in the back so they'll stay on!
My kids are always in the water so we need ALL the goggles. I love this set for under $15 that comes with a protective case. Amazon is the perfect place to find packs of 2 like these cute pink ones so all my girls are happy! There’s a ton of good reviews on them and the best part is the affordable price.
Accessories are always fun to put in your kids Easter baskets! It's practical, but still fun! I got these clips for my girls, and the cutest spring colored bows (here, here, here AND here). The best part is they're- all under $3! You can't beat that! Plus I'm adding this adorable camo hat to Harry's basket too this year.
What kid doesn't love playing with bubbles? And trust us, you'll go through a lot this summer so this bubble machine is perfect and will do all the bubble blowing for you!
These pop-toys are always a lifesaver during church! They keep the kids quiet and they’re always excited to play with these.
Books are one of my very favorite gifts to add to an Easter basket, especially for Harry who can’t get enough of them. Here are a couple of my favorites:
- Jesus Rose for Me: The True story of Easter: This is an amazing book that will help your kids learn about the real reason why we celebrate Easter and how God loves them!
- Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea: This book has the cutest drawings and will keep your babies occupied with the stories of a happy-go-lucky narwhal and a no-nonsense jellyfish!
- Trashy Town Board Book: If your little boy is obsessed with garbage trucks, this is the book for him! The rhymes throughout are so fun and make reading time sweet.
- Happy Easter, Little Pookie: Have you read any of the Pookie books? They are so darling and this Easter theme one is the perfect thing for your little's basket!
- Hop on Pop: A classic Dr Seuss book is always a good idea! And right now, this one is under $4. Such a great price for a classic book your littles will love for years to come!
A little stuffed bunny is such a cute addition to your baby's Easter basket! We love these Jellycat plush stuffies. They are SO snuggly and soft, your baby is sure to love it and they make the most darling gifts.
If your kids love baths as much as ours do, throw some new bath toys in their Easter basket! It's always fun to have a new bath toy to play with, and these little boats are so cute and are great for bath time or a water table during the warmer months!
While it’s not the star of our Easter baskets, candy is one of our Easter essentials! My two go-to Easter candies are Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups and Cadbury Mini Eggs (of course).
More Easter basket ideas that aren’t candy
We put together a list of fun Easter basket ideas that go beyond just candy. That way you won’t have to stress about Easter baskets and you can enjoy celebrating with family!
- Sticker book
- Cars book
- Paperback book
- Pool/Bath Toys
- Activity book
- Brain teasers
- Water Bottle
- Kid goggles
- Baseball cap
- Pool Floatie
- Chapter books
- Play Doh
- Hot Wheels
- Bubble Machine
Something I’m putting in my kids’ basket is an indoor garden: https://www.greentoys.com/green-toys-indoor-gardening-kit. This will teach them the gratification of growing and truly accomplishing something…and get us excited about Spring!