Easter Basket Stuffers for the Last Minute Momma

While I am an expert of many mom-related things, Easter gifts I am not. I don’t know why that is. Maybe because it feels like we just had Christmas. Or because my daughter’s birthday is at the end of February. Easter always creeps up on me and I am fresh out of ideas, having already gifted my child with all my creative plans. If you can relate, this post is for you! After taking a deep dive into Easter gifts and crowdsourcing ideas from other moms, here are the top five easter basket stuffers you may want to consider.

1. Organic play dough: We are a fan of all art activities in my household and want to provide the opportunity to discover various art forms. Playdough is a great activity for young children as it is sensory and uses their creativity. Last year the Easter bunny delivered this homemade sparkly set, infused with essential oils. It was an instant hit.   

2. Matilda Jane swim sets: If you are unfamiliar with Matilda Jane, now is the perfect time to get acquainted! Along with offering absolutely adorable clothing for both mom and kids, they also have swim sets to get you ready for spring. I’ve always loved including items that my child may need as we prepare for the summer and swimming season, and Easter is the perfect time to stock up. 

3. Toddler Yeti Cups: You probably already know the great quality of Yeti, why not extend it to your child too? Cups and water bottles are life to toddlers and sometimes it can take a little while to find the perfect fit. These are perfect for keeping milk / water / juice cold to your toddler’s delight. 

4. Bath Tub Crayons/Pens: We are always in need of more bath toys, and this is a fun way to encourage more bath time. These crayons contain body wash and are an easy clean-up. Your child will love creating art in the tub. It’s great for mom and dad too, as the body wash makes it easier to clean with no extra fuss. Their size makes a great Easter basket stuffer!

5. Hobby gifts: What is your child into? This is a great moment to purchase some things you will need to buy for your children anyway. If your child is a bookworm, stock up on some more books, maybe even throw in a clip-on kids booklight. If dinosaurs are all your child talks about, try putting together a dinosaur-themed basket. Or if some extracurricular activities include dance or soccer, include items that will be helpful for practice or games.

There is a common sentiment when it comes to Easter baskets that a lot of moms say: try not to have a second Christmas, which can be challenging. Have fun with the baskets, but don’t feel the need to overdo it. It’s going to be a fun day, probably filled with an Easter egg hunt, and chocolate at their fingertips. The best Easter gift you can provide is one that includes wants and needs, and something for your child to have a little fun with. Good luck stuffing those Easter baskets!

Katie Templet
A kid at heart, Katie loves all things writing, Harry Potter and musicals. At any moment, she is down for either a cup of coffee or margarita. Her passions are building and improving her community of Lafayette, where she was born and raised, and teaching her one daughter to have a British accent. (Not so successful at that last part yet). She spends her day as a nonprofit ambassador, helping nonprofits amplify their mission and creating more social good.


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