Looking for some ideas to fill those Easter baskets? We’ve got some fun ideas for you!
I love children’s books for gifts. Nothing beats spending time with a little one reading to them and watching them explore new worlds. Simon and Schuster have tons a great spring time and Easter themed books that are perfect for your little cutie’s basket. I love Happy Easter, Little Pookie by favorite Sandra Boynton. Her books are always so fun to read together. We also love The Bunny Rabbit Show by Sandra Boynton for a sweet bunny themed story. For Easter-themed rhymes and surprises, check out the lift-the-flap board book What’s Inside The Easter Egg by Cindy Jin. For CoComelon fanatics, be sure to pick up a copy of The Easter Surprise! There is a treasure trove of Easter themed books available online!
The Spunky Stork always has great clothing and accessories year round. We are loving the oh-so-adorable seasonal designs for babies and toddlers. Check out their cheeky Sun’s Out Buns Out onesie or their Chicks Dig Me tees. Both are the perfect additions to your kiddos basket. So fun, cute and unique! There are many great Easter designs, you may want to grab a couple!
Dan and Darci have tons of great gift ideas for the spring! I love the idea of gifting hands-on creativity like this cute Paint and Plant Flower Growing Kit. It won’t just be discarded because it becomes an entire project that you can design and cultivate. Learning disguised as fun is always a great gift idea! They have lots of other great kits to choose from, too. We love the Dino Egg Bath Bomb set for a fun twist at bath time. Their Dig a Dozen Gem Blocks are also great to include as a gift. Who wouldn’t love to dig and excavate their own gem? Once again, educational but really fun. For a fun Easter activity, check out their Squishy Eggs. They are kind of like stress balls, but you paint them and let them try. A really fun alternative to dying the eggs and you get to play with them afterwards. They are really fun to do as a family!
If your little girl loves to play dress up and pretend play, check out this fun set, the Litti Pritti Play Purse. This really cute set is loaded with all sorts of accessories to be just like mom. Keys, wallet, cell phone, lipstick, credit card and cash all in a stylish purse. She will enjoy hours and hours of imaginative play with this dress up set.
Speaking of pretend play, this very portable Prextex cash register is a fun addition to your little ones play space. They can be a shop keeper, or do the shopping themselves, in this all in one playlet that includes a register, cash, and a shopping basket. This little set up actually works, too! They will have fun scanning the items, using the calculator and the working microphone.
Keeping with the egg theme for Easter, why not gift your child something that will help them learn some skills? I love this Prextex Find and Match Easter eggs. Your child can learn numbers, colors, matching and more with this STEM toy. These cute eggs will help them master their skills in no time!
Speaking of eggs, don’t forget to grab some of these super fun glow in the dark Easter eggs from Prextex for your egg hunts! I love that each of these eggs has a little glow stick you can activate and place inside. There is still plenty of room to stuff them with treats, too. Now you can have an egg hunt at night or turn the lights off to do it in the house. Adds a whole different dynamic to an egg hunt! You can find a set of 36 on Amazon.
I guess we really like glowing things over here at The Mommy Avenger because the next few things I have to tell you about all have that in common. Geomagworld has incredible toys that really get the imagination going and I love giving toys that spark creativity and include building. Their latest addition to their line up, the Geomag Glow, is a 93 piece set that encourages hands-on play for anyone between the ages of 3 and 99. You can build anything you want with the magnetic rods and steel spheres and with this new set, it will glow in the dark. You can feel good knowing these European construction toys are made up of 100% recycled plastic and created using hydropower.
We love imaginative play both indoors and out. So when it’s nice enough to be outside, we love playing with friends the weather will be getting warmer (eventually, we hope….) now is the perfect time to grab a game or two to get your family moving and playing together outside. We are loving Ghosts in the Graveyard for nostalgic night time game play and Cosmic Kick the Can, the latest from Starlux Games. Be sure to grab a couple of these fun, interactive games to enjoy with your own family! You can even turn it into a neighborhood gathering, which is always a great time!
If you want more nostalgic fun, head on over to Winning Moves. Here you will find tons of great options for board games for when the weather isn’t conducive to outdoor play like Scatergories Stackagories and Pretty Pretty Princess. Or choose some of your childhood favorites like Candyland, Hi Ho Cherry O, and Barrel of Monkeys. Or gift them Wham-O’s Slip N’ Slide, Frisbee, HackySack or Superball. The possibilities are endless!
Looking to fill those baskets for teens and adults? We’ve got some great ideas for them, as well!
We love Bee &You’s amazing lip balms. These are great to put in anyone’s basket. Enjoy their intensive care lip balm set for recovery from dry winter air or their ultra-conditioning lip balm set, my favorite! This all natural, no chemicals added formula makes your lips feel absolutely luscious. Made with raw honey, vitamin E, elderberry and propolis, each purchase of their products helps supports bees and beekeepers. I can’t think of anything more spring-like than that!
Worried all the Easter candy will set your workout back? No need! Bucked Up has some incredible products that will enhance your workout, not bog you down with tons of sugar. That’s right, the Candy Series Pre-Workouts from Bucked Up are the perfect addition to your favorite gym-goer’s Easter basket. Available in fun candy flavors like Cherry Hard Candy, Sour Bucks and White Gummy Deer, all available in regular, BAMF and Woke AF, depending on your preference. I can’t decide which is my favorite flavor, truth be told, you may want to pick up all the varieties to find out which you love the most. I love that these come in full size tubs or single travel sized tubs (they are mini, but loaded with gainz!). The travel sized ones have ten servings vs. thirty and are easy to keep in your gym bag or take with you anywhere without taking up a lot of space. We absolutely love Bucked Up products and highly recommend them to you!
Smartwool clothing is always a favorite in this house. They have incredible clothing for all times of the year. For spring, we are loving some of their great clothing options perfect for exercising outdoors. For guys, we love their merino wool short sleeve tee and intraknit active lined shorts. It’s the perfect combination to wear to go hiking or go to the gym. The shorts even have hidden pockets to store your phone and offer reflective features for when it gets dark. Not to mention they are oh-so comfortable! Women can enjoy their ultra soft merino short sleeve tees in great spring colors. Into mountain biking? We highly recommend their women’s Mountain Bike 3/4 sleeve shirt for ultra comfort and flexibility. It’s the perfect clothing to wear on your next adventure!
Public Rec has quickly become a staple for everyone in our home. This brand has incredible clothing and, if I could, I think I would wear their clothes every single day. I highly recommend everything I have tried from them. They know exactly what I mean, they even named one of their pants the All Day Every Day Pant, because that’s how often you want to wear these ulta comfortable pants. I recommend picking up a pair in your favorite color (or all the colors) because you will want one for every day of the week. Want a vest to keep you warm in the in-between weather? Try the Better Than Down Vest, it is the perfect layer and a great look! My favorite must-have for men is their Weekend Full Zip Hoodie, you can take it anywhere. No matter what you pick, you will love it. You’ll wonder where this brand has been your whole life.
Not wanting to fill up on sweets this Easter? Load up your loved one’s basket with something that’s super good for them. Check out Olive Life. These supplements hail from Australia and boast some really incredible results. Olive trees can live up to 1500 years due to their natural antioxidants high in oleuropein and other polyphenols. These are naturally occurring plant compounds that help the olive trees maintain their good health. Imagine what it can do for you! The olive leaf extracts are taken from fresh leaves which offers 6 times as many antioxidants. Taking these supplements can help with cardiovascular diseases, strokes, diabetes, preventing arthritis and work wonders as anti-inflammatories. That’s a gift definitely worth giving!
I love good skin care that can make your skin look youthful and healthy. I am loving Essano, the world’s #1 all-natural skincare from New Zealand. Using this skin care helps your skin look its best, so radiant and glowing. They have lines that can work for all ages and a new speciality line that is formulated for more mature skin (50+) called Visible Repair. I love their rosehip oil to moisturize and rejuvenate my skin. Everything I have tried from them has had incredible results, so I highly recommend using them!
Fill those baskets with motivation, momentum, and meditation. How do you do that? Check out Habit Nest journals! You can call them journals, but this brand has a ton of work book-type books that will help you shape and center your daily life. It is the ultimate self-improvement source. Want to be more mindful? Try their Sidekick Journals that focus on gratitude or conquering your mornings. Want to organize your life? Try the Home Organization Sidekick Journal. I love the home fitness journals that really motivate me to accomplish my exercise and fitness goals all in the comfort of my own home. I like to write things down and check things off lists, so this is a great way for me to focus and channel my energy into helping me become the best version of myself. It’s always great to be able to look at how much you’ve accomplished and determine where you want to end up. I highly recommend these journals. Be sure to see all they have to offer and consider a bundle while you are there!
Grab a pair or two of the enormously popular R-Gear Drymax sock used by ultra marathon champs but great for travelers, soccer, hikers, and fitness enthusiasts. These socks are ideal for beginners to elite level runners as well as the casual walker or gym-goer. The socks have a dual layer sweat removal system that keeps the inside of the sock (and your feet) up to 25X drier than other socks. You will love them!
Spring, of course, makes me think of flowers and plants blossoming and renewing. But you don’t have to wait for spring to come every year to enjoy the benefits of fresh herbs in your day to day cooking. Le Creuset just introduced gorgeous hues in their new spring collection of herb planters and we can’t get enough! These are perfect gifts for Easter for someone that loves to cook or even just has a green thumb. They are made of the high quality stoneware you have come to know and love from Le Creuset.
For another adorable gift, we love the idea of gifting a Mini Cocotte with Flower Lid from Le Creuset. This is a quaint little pot that can be used in a variety of ways–grab a few and make desserts or mini pot pies. Purchase one to use for meal prep or simply decoration. No matter how you incorporate this spring addition, it will be sure to put a smile on your face. I love the colors!
We are also loving Le Creuset’s Spring cakelet pans, new this season. Choose from The Easter Egg Cakelet Pan or the Flower Cakelet Pan. Pick up a pan and enjoy some quality time with the kids creating scrumptiously sweet Easter egg cakes and sweeter memories. These pans are a dream to cook with and you will absolutely love them! A great way to create a new tradition with your family!
We love Instax cameras, always, but they are especially fun when you can pick them up in fun spring time pastel shades. We are absolutely loving the new Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera. This instant camera has so many great features including a multi-function twist lens, automatic flash control, and parallax correction capabilities. It is very user friendly and so much fun to be able to take pictures that print out immediately. Its fun design makes it a great gift to give and receive. We absolutely love it! Be sure to pickup some of the great film varieties while you are at it to add to their basket!
Looking for something unique to fill those baskets with? Experiences are always great and won’t leave your house cluttered. I love keeping everyone in the family entertained and occupied. Looking ahead to the future, passes to something fun is a great way to go. If you live in Utah, I can’t think of something better than to grab some family season passes to Splash Summit Water Park. Everyone will be thrilled to know there is some serious fun to be had in their future this summer, which will be here before you know it! Be sure to check their website for special deals and discounts.
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