Happy Friday my friends! Can you believe Easter is in two days? I feel like it’s come by so quickly this year. This week I decided to finally buckle down and get the kids Easter baskets together. I know I’ve mentioned that my mom has always made holidays a big deal and how much I enjoy doing the same with my kids now. Random side note, my mom still makes me a gift basket for every holiday. No joke, she puts together a basket full of goodies and my favorite candy for me for every holiday.
Needless to say I have a lot of fun putting together gift baskets for my kids to celebrate major holidays as well. I don’t like to spend much but every once in awhile I like to throw in a few of their favorite things. This week I looked through the Kmart circular ad and found some great deals on their toys and Easter items. So I woke up early to beat the crowds, picked up some Starbucks, and headed out with my coupons in hand hoping to find a good deal. Luckily I was able to find some great Easter items on sale. Plus I used my Shop Your Way Rewards (SYWR) card. I ended up earning almost 6,000 points and a $5 gift card! They also have some amazing deals on their toys right now. You can see more pictures on Google +.
I’m not big on candy but I did include a chocolate bunny. I remember getting these in my basket as a child. They look the exact same! I wonder if they’re any good. Anyone try them lately?
I couldn’t pass this Belle Barbie doll up for several reasons. A) my daughter loves Beauty & the Beast B) she likes playing with her dolls in the bath and how cool is it that her clothes change color? and C) did I mention it was only $5?
My daughter loves books, especially if they’re about her favorite characters.
This is my sons basket. The book is the last in the series and I’ve been saving it in my closet to give to him on Easter.
I had to include Play-Doh, my kids love it! I use these small play-doh packs all the time. They’re the perfect size and make a great party favor. I snagged a 15 pack bag for around $3!
Of course no basket is complete in our household without bubbles.
Funny story, I realized I gave my oldest the original stacking rings
for his first Easter then my daughter got the musical star stacking
rings for her first Easter. So it was only fitting that we give the baby
a set of stacking rings for his first Easter. I got an incredible deal
on them too, they were only $5! He needed a book as well and a $2 sippy cup is always nice.
I am in love with the baskets. I normally buy cheap baskets and decorate them but look at how pretty the gingham and eyelet trim is on these. There was nothing I could add to them, they’re perfect!
What do you include in your children’s Easter baskets? Do you make your own or buy the premade baskets?