Last minute Easter basket faves that still ship in time!

Can you believe Easter is just a few days away?! I love Easter so much because I love what it represents to me, but also that it's a time for family and traditions. A month ago I put together and shared my girls' Easter baskets and I'm so excited to give these to them! If you're a Procrastination Queen like I typically am or if you're scrambling because your Easter plans changed thanks to COVID19, don't sweat! Today I'm sharing what I typically fill our Easter baskets up with, along with some other cute ideas you can still get last minute!

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A note on traditions

One of our Easter traditions is dressing up and we will 100% be doing that this year and making the most of it. I shared my thoughts about dressing up and celebrating Easter despite coronavirus here, and I was delighted to also be featured yesterday in a little write-up in the Wall Street Journal about how our family will still celebrate Easter with an at-home church service, dress up in Easter outfits, I'll make my mom's most wonderful cherry jello in the world, and we'll focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the real reason for Easter.

I'm also participating in the Hear Him initiative put on by Come Unto Christ, an easy way to think of Jesus each day during Easter Week. You can sign up for daily prompts here if you want to join in!

Easter baskets

While I am a firm believer that a little candy (especially Cadbury Mini Eggs!) can't hurt, I do try to fill my kids' Easter baskets with LOTS of things other than candy. I really like to fill Easter baskets with a few things my girls need, a few things my girls will actually use, and a few things just for fun.

I love an Easter “basket” that can be reused like a cute tote or organizer basket. An inflatable mini pool would also make a great GIANT Easter basket for all your kiddos. It would also be super fun to have while we're all stuck at home. (Pro Tip: you can fill the pool with play balls instead of water and viola, indoor activity!)

Something to read

We're a house full of bookworms and love adding to our collection of books. Since the library is currently closed, Easter baskets are a great excuse for snagging a few new bedtime stories. I love board books for my kids too because they hold up so well and we can bring them along to church or the park or wherever we are headed. Post-quarantine of course!

This year's Easter basket also included these activity books. I'm always, ALWAYS searching for ways to keep my big girls entertained (quietly!) at church, and they LOVE the Madeline series. 

Something to wear

Summer is coming and eventually (hopefully soon!) we'll be able to go to the beach, the park, the pool and to play with friends. I love including flip flops and new swimsuits in my girls' Easter baskets. While we're sheltering in place they'll love running through the sprinklers in them.

If it's not warm where you live yet or you're looking for something more practical for this moment in time, pajamas or play clothes are another last minute Easter basket idea. Ani and Lyla would also really love these glitter spiral hair ties or this fun headband.

Something to play

Jump ropes, Play-Doh, crayons, markers, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, puzzles. My girls LOVE all of the above plus they all double as great quarantine activities in addition to being a fun Easter treat!

We recently gave our playhouse a chic makeover and this super cute lemonade set or this cookware set would make the perfect additions. These headphones are inexpensive and come in lots of fun colors if your kids like audiobooks or podcasts like my girls do!

Something to eat

Is it even Easter without a few classic plastic eggs filled with candy? My go-to candies are Reeses and Cadbury eggs of course!

More Easter basket stuffers

We put together a little list of fun things to fill your kid's baskets, other than just candy! All of these still ship in time for Easter Sunday or are available for online ordering and in store pickup. 🙂

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls (and soon to be baby boy!) and run a blog and business with 8 total team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Where do find the cute Letters to put on the Easter Bags? Thanks for the great ideas, Easter books are my favorite to put in baskets!

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