Can you believe it’s that time of year already? The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and blossoms and flowers are slowly starting to emerge. It’s almost time for Easter! We’ve got some great ideas for your family to fill those baskets this year!
Spring has us thinking all about new life and beginnings. For those of you with new additions to your family, we recommend these great products from Boppy. The ComfyHug Hybrid Newborn Carrier comes in an assortment of designs, but no matter which you choose, you will be sure to be able to carry your precious cargo in ultra comfort (for both your baby and you) and free up your hands at the same time.
We love the 4 & More Multi-Use Cover from Boppy, as it is so versatile. You have to love products that achieve maximum performance and minimize the need for more stuff. This cover can be used for covering infant car seats, infant strollers, baby carriers, shopping cart covers, high chair covers, and even a nursing scarf. It also comes in a wide array of cute patterns, like this Spice Rainbow Arches and Blue Starry Sky.
And, of course, every new parent needs a Boppy Anywhere Nursing Pillow. This super soft pillow is a travel sized version of the Boppy and that makes it a game-changer. It’s great to take with you anywhere you want to be–outdoors, indoors, wherever you go, you’ll have exactly what you need to be most comfortable while feeding your little one.
I can’t get over these adorable gifts from Manhattan Toy. They have the perfect items to stash in those Easter baskets this year. I’m not sure how each toy is better than the next, but all so very perfect for your favorite little ones. Whether it is the adorable, perfect-for-spring snuggly Lindy Lamb, or the nostalgic bunny rattle and burp cloth, perfect for both Easter or a baby shower. I can’t get enough of the Moppettes Beau Bunny that comes with a cloth bassinet and bedding, perfect for taking with you anywhere you go and perfect for the littlest ones to enjoy and, as they grow, nurture and play with for years to come. The quality of each of these gifts is superb and you will adore them!
Baby Jack & Co. has the cutest lovey blankets and stroller tag toys. We have to rave about this family run business from Wisconsin. Perfect for spring is the Farm Learning Lovey featuring adorable farm animals, colors, and textures that will help your little one’s development and growth. We are also huge fans of the Wizard Learning Lovey (as any Harry Potter fan would be!) and the New York City Stroller Toy Square with Tags–perfect to take with you on all your adventures, clipped to your stroller. Check out all the fabulous designs on their site!
When it comes to strollers, we are digging the Bēbee Lightweight Stroller from Bombi! This is the greatest travel stroller. I was shocked to see how lightweight and easily manageable it is. That is a must. The stroller is so well-designed. You can open with one hand, it glides so smoothly, looks fabulous (we love the bold Terracotta color, but there are several to choose from), it’s eco-friendly (made of recycled materials), folds up quickly, and is so compact. You will want to replace anything you used before, and if you are lucky enough to have not already made a purchase, do yourself a favor and buy this one. You won’t regret it! It’s perfect to take your favorite kiddo out for a gorgeous spring nature walk.
Speaking of strollers, we love this new company we just discovered, Keep Going First Aid. This family company creates prepackaged first aid kits perfect for parents on the go. Pack a loaded mini kit in your purse, a GoKit in your stroller, and a SuperKit at home and you will always have what you need for a quick repair. I love how these kits are packaged, the sizing of them, and the sheer amount of genius behind the products! You will want to take one everywhere with you–they are perfect wherever you are going or doing!
Wanting to wrap your baby in something soft and sweet for spring? Check out these kimono body suits from TØY. They are just perfect for the warmer weather and the material is perfect to match your baby’s soft skin.
To get your kids excited for Easter, we suggest bringing out one of these Easter countdown wall hangings from Pockets of Learning. As Easter is always changing dates, this accounts for that variability and counts down the 15 days before Easter, regardless of the month and date it falls on. The high quality and embroidered details make for a really festive and fun wall decoration for the season that your kids will love to utilize in anticipation of the Easter Bunny coming to visit. While you are there, see what other great holiday wall hangings they have, too!
I love the quiet books from MyGrowingSeason. There are a variety of religious books to choose from, but I think the My Bible Quiet Book is a great place to start. Open up this cloth book and inside is a treasure trove of fun and interactive activities to occupy your little one. Great for use in church or at home, it’s a way to engage your child and teach them about Bible stories at the same time. Not only will you be teaching them stories about Noah, Moses, and Jesus, you will be helping them learn fine motor skills like snapping, zipping, buttoning, and more. It’s adorable!
Petit Collage has so many great gifts to choose from, but we want to share just some of their toys to fill your baskets that will get lots of use. Check out these sweet ABC wooden alphabet blocks that will help your little one learn to sort, stack, and recognize alphabets, numbers, and pictures. So sweet! For Easter specifically, you can’t go wrong with Ruby the Rabbit. She comes in a cute 3D pop up playset to set the stage for all her cooking adventures, which she would like to share with you–she comes with her own recipe book that are legit recipes to make with you. We are also loving this wooden fishing game that is beautifully created and give hours of learning disguised as pure entertainment. Your kids will love it!
Manhattan Toy made our list earlier, but for little ones, they will simply adore this Nursing Nola Rabbit. Pretend play is the name of the game and, take it from me, kids love anything in miniature. These super soft snuggly little bunnies will melt your heart!
Speaking of soft and cuddly, we can’t get enough of the super comfy blankets and matching character pillows that are paired with them from The Northwest! Perfect for naps, traveling to grandparents or taking on vacation, these adorable sets are sure to please! We love the Hello Kitty and Star Wars: The Mandalorian ones!
Sphero always has great choices that encourage learning through play. We are absolutely loving the Sphero Mini Activity Kit. The perfect size for Easter baskets, it will teach kids coding and STEM skills. I love the little bowling pins, especially, but all the activities in the kit are super fun to learn and play with. Take all the challenges or create your own. Highly recommended!
With the weather improving, any excuse to get kids outside and moving is a bonus in our book. Check out the fun games from Starlux Games that encourage just that. We love the Glow Battle where you can fight like a ninja with soft foam glowing swords. It’s a team game that all ages can play. And if the weather isn’t cooperating, no worries, you can take it inside, as well. Lots of laughs are had in this high energy game!
Remember Choose Your Own Adventure Books from when we were kids? They are still around, and dare I say it, better than ever! There are tons of choices for every reading level, including little ones! That’s right, there are Choose Your Own Adventures Board Books and I can’t get enough of them! I love that you can begin these great books at the pre-K level all the way through 8th grade. Introduce your kids to some amazing adventures through reading and load their baskets up with some amazing selections this year.
Easter egg hunts are always a blast, but have you considered a prehistoric one? Check out these Dig a Dozen Dino Egg kits from Dan & Darci. Your dinosaur loving kiddo will be thrilled to do some excavation and dig deep to see which dinosaur is buried within. Each egg is unique and comes with a corresponding card that will tell your child all about that particular dinosaur. It’s a great activity for kids!
We love the NASCAR Crash Circuit Ultimate Road Course Bundle from Far Out Toys for kids that love to race cars. This super fun set has everything you need to have an action-packed afternoon. Watch favorite cars race as fast as they can on this electric powered set and then watch them crash! You can easily rebuild them and start again. The action is thrilling! This is a favorite of my nephews and nieces!
For American Girl fanatics, we have got you covered. To add to the fun of your favorite doll, whomever she may be, you’ll love this Mini Mystery Pack Ultimate Easter Collection. This gift pack is so much fun to open up. Inside each pack is an accessory perfect for spring to have your doll play with. Lemonade, flowers, macarons, watermelon, a chocolate bunny, jelly beans and a flowering pot and shovel. Absolutely adorable!
The ultimate Easter gift for an American Girl doll lover is the brand new True Blue Scooter and Sidecar. Seriously, this is the greatest! It could be my favorite accessory from American Girl. This compact scooter couldn’t be any cuter. And if that weren’t enough to have your favorite doll be able to ride in style, it gets even better. It has a working glove box, horn, lights, and can play three songs on the radio. It comes with pink goggles for your doll and matching pet goggles for their pet that can ride along side them. I can’t rave about this enough!
To match your American Girl doll’s scooter, we’ve got the perfect thing for you! This is the most adorable thing ever that I wish I had as a kid (or an adult, if I’m honest). This Pocket Mod Petite from Razor is my favorite! There’s no doubt it will quickly become your child’s favorite, too! Easy and fun to ride, this little scooter will get kids outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and away from anything virtual–just what we love! Oh the adventures that will be had on this Euro-styled electric scooter that holds up to 110 pounds. We are swooning over this!!
If your kiddo is into fashion and makeup, Glo-Up Girls from Far Out Toys is a great line of dolls that she will love to engage with. Included with each doll are over 25 Glo-Up surprises. She comes with cute PJs and a mask, with a matching one for you! Use the special accessories to put on her makeup, paint her nails, have a pedicure, and then dress her up. The possibilities and fun are endless with these dolls. Each doll has her own personality and charm, you can get to know them all. They are really fun!
We love any excuse to sit down without screens and interact with the family. A great opportunity to do that with the kiddos is to pull out some tried and true games that will have them learning new skills, laughing, and conversing with the family instead of zoning out on a device. That’s a win-win in our book and Winning Moves Games has some great family-friendly options for all age ranges we think will make great additions to your Easter baskets this year. Check out titles like No Stress Chess, Words Over Easy, Chinese Checkers, Mermaid’s Jewels, and Tile Lock Scrabble for starters!
What teen doesn’t love being able to light up their room in color LED lights? If you have one in your life, then you’d better pick up a pack or two of Daybetter LED light strips. You can change colors, synch to music, and simply create the coolest environment in your room, ever. You can control it all with a remote or through your phone using their app. Pick up a pack at Walmart.
Finished with a day of school, sports, and work and want to unwind for the evening? Check out The Northwest’s must-have wearable blanket. Pick from a variety of fan favorites, like this Darth Vader Throw Blanket with sleeves or any of these fun characters. Kids and adults alike will be thrilled to have their very own to relax in. Super soft and comfortable, you will count down the minutes until you can slide into yours at the end of the day!
Any die hard Star Wars fan would love their own light saber. Whether they are young or older, wanting to collect cool gear, this is the coolest light saber around! HighBarJ, an awesome retailer on Etsy, that specializes in leather goods and, of course, light sabers, is your go-to source for an epic gift this Easter! These high-quality (I can’t stress that enough!) sabers are unbelievable! These are not toys, made of cheap plastic, they are made of aircraft aluminum and polycarbonate. You can actually duel with them (within reason), they make sounds and can change to nine different colors. You can choose from a variety of sabers, depending on your desires. The customer service provided from this shop is off the charts, so shop with confidence that you are getting an amazing product. Be sure to check out their other unique leather gifts, too!
Funko always has great gifts for just about anyone. No matter what your interests are, there seems to be something for everyone. Love nostalgia? There’s a POP for that! Pick a favorite genre, movie, or character and there is sure to be something fun and collectible from Funko! We are loving some of these ideas to fill Easter baskets this year. The 45th Anniversary Rocky with a chicken is a crack up and we love it! Harry Potter and The Mandalorian are always popular choices, too!
Spring is full of sweet scents and beauty all around and colors start popping up all around us. You can mirror that with some fresh fragrances and makeup from FragranceNet.Com. Great gifts for younger kids who want to try something fun like the Hello Kitty fragrance in a corresponding tin carrying case or a Spiderman eau de toilette to feel like they can conquer the world are perfect for adding to an Easter basket. For teens and adults, there are even more possibilities. Kate Spade fragrances, such as Truly Daring, are always a favorite of mine. I am also loving Calvin Klein’s Euphoria–it’s so clean and fresh. For men, I love Gucci by Gucci and Burberry London. It’s fun to try out new scents for different seasons, especially when the cost is so low, like it is at FragranceNet.com. I knew they had a huge selection of great perfumes and colognes, but what I didn’t know is they have a wide array of upscale make up lines where you can buy your favorite brands at a much welcomed discount. Charlotte Tilbury Tinted Love lip and cheek tints and Stila All Fired Up Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set are both game changers and a welcome addition to any girl’s basket this year!
On top of all those great products, they also have items for the home, like Yankee Candles! I think the Lemon Lavender is the perfect spring fragrance for this Easter. So yummy and clean!
We love the beautiful jewelry found at Holly Yashi. There are so many unique pieces that are great for everyday wear or special occasions. This Easter, we highlight a few that we think you will absolutely adore as much as we do!
I love how delicate Holly Yashi pieces are. They feel so feminine and pretty. I love the Miramar necklace in Apatite and matching Miramar earrings in Apatite. Pictures do not do it justice. The Apatite gemstones are placed on hand-hammered silver wishbone hoops and are thought to bring expansion of knowledge and personal growth.
The Livia Pearl Drop Necklace is so unique, it is sure to be a topic of discussion whenever you where it. These free-form pearls are really gorgeous and look beautiful on this gold adjustable necklace. It is a great layering piece, as well.
My favorite might be the Phoebe Pearl Hoop earrings. Simple and perfectly sized, the peacock and silver combination is so complimentary. But there are several other color combinations that are equally stunning. The freshwater pearls shimmer perfectly on the hammered hoops they are placed on. Pair it with a Phoebe Pearl Bracelet (or a few!) for the ultimate romantic look.
To truly get out there and enjoy the spring weather, a change of wardrobe is involved. No more heavy sweaters and furry coats necessary. For any outdoor activity, we adore Smartwool clothing for both men and women. Their base layer short or long sleeved shirts made of merino wool are the perfect weight for spring. When a jacket is needed, we love their men’s Merino Sport Ultralite Hoodie–it’s the perfect protection for wind and super light weight.
For springtime flair, we can’t get enough of Rothy’s latest addition, their Lightweight Tote. Available in a variety of stylish colors, this Morning Sky color especially makes us celebrate that spring is here. It’s perfect for all your errands, day trips, and getaways. You’ll wonder how you got by without it for so long. Best of all, it is completely washable and sustainable–it’s made from recycled plastic bottles!
Rothy doesn’t stop at great bags, though, they have amazing shoes! We adore their men’s RS01 Sneakers in Hudson, no matter the season. But for spring, we are excited to share with you these incredible shoes–The Driving Loafer. Just like their other products, these loafers are made from a thread derived of plastic. Their insole is dual-density, designed for ultimate comfort. I love the soles of these shoes. Very few shoes can be worn all day long, straight from the box, without anything to say but that they feel great on your feet.
They make these Earth-friendly shoes for women in a similar style: The Driver. They are fantastic for warmer weather, you can just slip these loafers on and go about your day in total comfort. I love the fun colors for the season, like martini, seaside, or soft orchid. If they get dirty, no worries, they can be thrown in the wash and come out like new!
*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own*