What to put in a toddlers easter basket?

@cynddvs (2950)
United States
April 4, 2007 10:13pm CST
Ok I've quickly realized with easter coming up that I should put my daughter together an easter basket this year. I have no idea what I should put in it. She is only 17 months old so I don't want to put candy in it. The girl has all the toys in the world she could ever want. What do you all think I should put in her easter basket? I know she won't remember it but I want to at least do something.
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6 responses
• United States
5 Apr 07
I have also been thinking about this. I have 6 grandchildren, the oldest will be 7 later this month and the youngest is nearly 2. I will put a very little candy in the older childrens packages along with some small toys. (I mail them something b/c they live 2 hrs away.) The 2 & 3 yr olds will get a small toy or 2 and some semi-healthy snacks. How about giving your daughter: a book, socks, shirt, purse, healthy snack, music cd or movie, crayons....something for an activity she enjoys. Like you said she won't remember, it's mostly for you. Have fun!!! and Happy Easter! I posted a similar question and got one response, hope you get more.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Thanks for the great ideas. I love the idea of a small purse. I just took her to a easter egg hunt tonight and thought she was adorable carrying around her little easter basket. I could so see her carrying around a little purse like mommy. Too cute! And I'll probably get her a few coloring books and crayons. She's getting into coloring more now as long as I can keep her from eating the crayons lol. Thanks again!
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
5 Apr 07
My daughter will only be 10 months tomorrow (Good Friday) but for her Easter basket we have the following :- A big soft toy rabbit A little metal My Little Pony bucket (it has eggs in it but she wont eat those) A Winnie the Pooh Bowl & cup set 2 Kinder Surprise Eggs & 1 Kinder Bunny (coz Kinder make chocolates especially for children A 3 piece sleepwear set (dressing gown, PJ's & slippers) We just got her a little bit of everything! Hope that Helps!
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I like the idea of the bowl and cup set. She needs more of those anyway, especially cups. I've never heard of the Kinder stuff. I'll have to check into that. Thanks for the tips.
@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I'm putting a little play cell phone and some suckers. I also got her some magnets (the alphabet and numbers). Then I also picked up a couple small books, and some peeps! She won't get past the cell phone, lol. Happy Easter!
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Yummy peeps!! I have to get those every year. I would end up eating them all lol.
@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Boy, their are some great ideas here already. I agree with the person who suggested hiding those plastic easter eggs around the house and/or back yard. You could fill each plastic egg with pennies, nickels and dimes. You could get her a little bank, (an easter rabbit shaped one, if you can find it) to put the money in. You could put he bank in the easter basket. She can start learning about money this way. Also, hide the easter basket itself. When I was a kid I loved searching for my easter basket. If she likes stickers, you can put stickers in the plastic eggs, some in her basket and some in the other eggs. A little stuffed bunny in the basket would be cute too, those small, real soft ones. How about a little rubber duckie or bunny for bath time. A small bottle of bubble bath in the basket or a bunnny shaped soap, in the basket or in the plastic eggs. A bib with a bunny rabbit on it, a wash cloth. Anything she likes that is small enough to fit in the eggs or the basket should make her happy. Since she likes coloring, crayons and a coloring book made especially for Easter, or animals, like rabbits,chicks, etc would be cool for the basket.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
Bubbles. Bubbles are great for kids of all ages ( including my husband) they love them. Sure you will be doing the " work" at this point, but she will love it. Or you can get a bubble machine and let it blow the bubbles for her. You can put one of those in the bathroom when shes bathing, or outside so she can chase and pop them :)
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• United States
5 Apr 07
Well, for my kids I have always put candy in theirs, even before they were old enough to eat it. That was just more for me!! LOL, but if you are steering clear of it, maybe get her an Easter book and a stuffed animal and maybe a new movie? It is kind of hard if you excluse candy AND toys....
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