I just love putting together Easter baskets. It is my favorite way to gift things, after all. Baskets just seem to make everything a little more special and old-fashioned in my opinion. And this year is exciting and extra special for our me because it has been many years since I got to curate a basket for a baby! My baby boy is 7 months old now and it was difficult for me to not put WAY more into this basket. I actually took several items out because I thought it looked too cluttered. Baby and toddler Easter baskets are wonderful because you can fill them with both practical items they need and some fun toys and treats. And baby items usually are less expensive than toys for older kiddos (LEGOS and video games are not cheap!) It’s easy to go a bit overboard with Easter baskets. It is the start of a new season and children often need new shoes, clothes, outdoor toys etc. So here is just one idea for a baby’s first Easter basket , with plenty more ideas listed at the end of this post.
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I like traditional wicker baskets and this one is from Michael’s that I bought last year. I don’t think they have this exact basket anymore but do have some really cute ones. Check Hobby Lobby as well!
Last year’s Mindful Easter Basket For Kids blog post shared our new adorable custom wood name tag from a cute Etsy shop called 6211 Designs. My son thought it was so cool to see his name on the basket Easter morning. Since we plan to use this tag every year, I just had to get one for baby Theodore! We have a pet holland lop so my son thinks that the Easter bunny made this tag after him. price: $15
I had to add in some fun bath time products as my baby just adores his bubble baths! He would play in the tub for an hour if I let him. I added in some of our trusty Tubby Todd Bath Co. products. I got the Regulars Bundle that comes with hair + body wash, everyday lotion, and the all over ointment. If you don’t know about the cult following of the all over ointment, head to their Instagram page to see hundreds of reviews. This stuff helps with just about every skin issue your baby/kids have. I just used the body wash and the ointment in the basket because we are already using the lotion. price for bundle: $47
I found the best baby sunglasses! RoShambo sunglasses are durable, flexible, and pretty much unbreakable. They are BPA, phthalate, lead & latex free, and are small parts tested as safe for babies. They even offer a free replacement guarantee if your frames break, or if you scratch a lens! They have lots of different fun colors to choose from but I went with a classic black. (I got matching sunnies for both my boys and myself!) I can’t wait to see my boys in their matching sunglasses and know they will both love them. price: $20
Can you ever have too many baby blankets? We always seem to need more. This sweet Easter print blanket was only $7.99 at TJ Maxx and super soft and fluffy! You can find similar ones here.
A board book is a must in a baby Easter basket. God Gave Us Easter is a really sweet book option. I listed some other favorite Christian Easter books here.
Plush animals are a perfect Easter basket filler that take up a lot of room and are usually very affordable. This Peter Rabbit stuffed animal is so cute! My baby’s nursery theme is bunnies/ Peter Rabbit so this will be perfect on his nursery shelf. It’s soft and a good size for the price. price: $25
I love these Peter Rabbit food pouches because they are just perfect for Easter. I will probably also add in some of my baby’s favorite puffs in a few plastic eggs for him to open. We love the Happy Family brand for puffs and teething crackers.
I found this sweet little wood truck toy at a local thrift store for just $2. Keep your eye out for second hand toys, especially if their wood. I have collected some really beautiful old wood toys over the years.
These new wood toys are from a local toy store. We have quite a little growing collection of these Tenderleaf brand toys. Check your local toy store to see if they sell these adorable wood animal toys. They can be purchased on their own or you can buy a bundle of them on Amazon. I got a little white goose and leaping rabbit for baby Theo.
Check your local Target bullseye section for the wood eggs. I buy some every year because they are fun to decorate, add to Easter baskets, play grocery store/play kitchen with, and just around the house for decor. I like adding a few to baskets because I think it adds a bit of a vintage/rustic touch. price: $3
This little baby fork and spoon set was also from TJ Maxx but you can find very similar ones on Amazon. These have the choke-shield and are BPA free and perfect for little hands that want to self-feed. price: $9
I also add in some fresh greenery and filler flowers to the kid’s Easter baskets because it makes it feel so fresh and festive. You can ask your local florist for a few stems of greenery and a small filler flower like chamomile or baby’s breath or wax flower.
More Baby’s First Easter Basket filler ideas
- baby shoes
- new socks
- hat/bonnet or bows for girls
- egg shaped crayons
- baby rattle
- puffs or teething biscuits
- plate and cup set
- bunny pj’s
- snack cup
- wood pull toys
- baby sunscreen
- sippy cup
- soft blocks
- stacking cups
- bath toys
- wood baby puzzles
- pacifier clip
- stroller toys
- baby lotion
- baby pop-it toy
I hope this post gives you some inspiration to create your own Easter basket for baby this year!
Thank you to 6211 Designs, Tubby Todd, and Roshambo for sending me product in exchange for blog coverage. As always, all opinions are my own.
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