Do you give your kids Easter gifts?

United States
February 15, 2007 10:15am CST
I made the mistake last year of buying my daughter a Littlest Petshop set and some Disney princess dress up clothes for Easter. I had gotten them on sale and I thought it would be cute. She got the regular Easter basket full of candy too. Now this year she says "I wonder what the Easter Bunny will bring me for Easter". Egads! Now I thinks he expects presents! I'll probably tell her that the Easter bunny usually just brings candy, but it got me to thinking... do you give your kids Easter presents or just candy?
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• Canada
16 Feb 07
I don't like to give "too much" chocolate or candy so, what I've always done at Easter, is that I buy those plastic eggs and a bulk bag of solid chocolate mini eggs or something of that sort. I put a few in each plastic egg and write their first initial on an equal number of eggs with a permanent marker. They hunt around the house for those. Then, I usually get them one easter bunny each (of a reasonable size lol). Outside of that, I do like others here and make them up a gift basket from the dollar store (with journals, pens, hair accessories, candles, bath products...) Even though they are now 13 and 16, they STILL expect to hunt for the eggs ROFL It's quite a hoot to watch them but it's become such a tradition that we just keep right on doing it :)
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@sunshinecup (7882)
16 Feb 07
I give them little trinkets and candy,but nothing too big. Maybe a jump rope and some side walk chalk. Yeah I learned to be careful what you do for them, they tend to not forget and look forward to it every year.
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@limosonia1 (1560)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Quilty as charged I get presents as well as the candy. I don't know why but somehow it became the norm. Usually a stuffed animal for the girls and some kind of boy toy for the boys. They enjoy them as well as the candy but I do cut back on the candy because I don't want them to have a lot of it.
16 Feb 07
Well i will be buying my son a present and a small easter egg. he'll probably want a large one the ammount this little bugger eats but i think it's better if i buy the present big and the chocolate/sweets small. =) I can't wait because i love these holidays. Kudos ~Joey P.s he had some easter eggs which was from last years. (not off) they went out in 2009 lol
• United States
16 Feb 07
We were never big on candy, and my in-laws always got her really big gifts for the spring holiday, so we usually filled the basket with a little candy, and then other items, dress up jewelry, lip glosses, chap sticks, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and other spring type toys, nothing too expensive, but enough to get her excited.
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@TaniaD (4)
• United States
16 Feb 07
You can do a mixture of both, just don't over do it. I put toys and stuffed animals and other small gifts in my kids' baskets along with the candy. I also brought them each a nice easter outfit to wear.
• Pakistan
15 Feb 07
no
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@smartpk (194)
• Pakistan
16 Feb 07
surely not because i am still single so no children yet
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I think a lot of people buy gifts for their kids at easter. I dont but i use to buy them easter baskets with candy but now they are to old for that anymore.
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@tammyr (5945)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I give a few small toys that can be used outside as the weather warms up. And of course she has to have a stuffed bunny or something like that. She does not eat much candy, so I get a few of her fav.'s and put this all in her basket. It is the same basket that she has had since she was about 2 and she would be upset if I used any other. By son also had one basket until he was about 13-14 and I started just buying him a bag of his fav. candy. Now at 22 he still expects to get that bag of candy!LOL
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• Bahamas
16 Feb 07
The children will expect candy but there is no need for gifts, you bought gifts last year an now you don't know what to do stop the gifts before it goes to far. Children have high expectation an they remember everthing you do so be careful of the discisions you make. If you see stuff on sale and want to buy them get them but put it up for christmas, then when christmas come your list will be short.
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@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
My children usually get an outfit plus a small gift along with all their candy. Usually the gift (a toy) is around the five dollar mark as I don't want it turning into something like Christmas. But they know the clothes and toys are from me so they realize it's nothing something they should expect the Easter Bunny to bring. As far as they are concerned, he only brings chocolate and candy.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Mainly what our kids get is candy and a basket. We might stick a few little dollar toy items in there. But usually it is a stuffed animal or the such. I usually leave the bigger gift items for Christmas, Birthdays, and good report cards.
• United States
16 Feb 07
Lol!! that was too funny..my sister did that one year and she has expected a present every year since lol..But I have always mixed it up..my son is 4 yrs old and he hates chocolate..he always has..which is great for his teeth,,but i think hes insane lol..soo i buy his favorite candy.,.which is taffy,,and some suckers,,then i throw in some crayons,books, hot wheels cars, maybe a small pack of cookies,and some apples..his favorite fruit lol..he gets 3 baskets...one large.med..then small..and it looks liek alot..but they are just spread out..and if its a nice warm day...i will buy those plastic eggs and throw some cvandy or change in them and he looks for them in the yard lol..
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• United States
16 Feb 07
I do a basket for my daughter with candy and little toys.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
We give candy and some toys nothing too big.
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@TaniaD (4)
• United States
16 Feb 07
You can do a mixture of both, just don't over do it. I put toys and stuffed animals and other small gifts in my kids' baskets along with the candy. I also brought them each a nice easter outfit to wear.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
I get my kids a basketfull of little presents the whole thing never comes to more than $40 or so. We try really hard to not eat candy here because it just isn't good so I try to fill up a basket with other stuff and just a tad of candy. But I love surprises and presents. I use any excuse in the world to give my kids presents. LOL!
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• United States
16 Feb 07
The Easter bunny in our neck of the woods brings small little, gifts, and candy in a basket nothing major, I do gift beacause I don't see 2 of my kids that often! But My sister is ridiculous her kids get major presents for Easter, Like Game boys on year with Games for it , and Huge baskets full of toys games and candy! I think that goes way overboard!
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@emeraldisle (13163)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I know we usually get the basket or make up a basket. It might have a toy or a stuffed animal in it but nothing major. Mostly it's just the candy. I think the one year we got a basket that had a basket ball in it but other then that it usually comes with some sort of stuffed animal like a bunny rabbit or teddy bear. That's about it we give. We don't bother with extra gifts or anything like that but I have known some that do. That make Easter almost a mini-Christmas with the gifts. It's just too much for us.
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@anij34 (317)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I do what my folks did for me. We do the Easter Basket every year and put a very small treat under all the grass. Thats it. No big things just something small and special under all the grass. We are devout Christian though so we don't do the whole "Easter Bunny" tale. We believe that Easter is even more important than Christmas, in a religious aspect. Its a very special day for our family.
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