If the Easter bunny comes in form of a supermom scrambling to get baskets together… join the club. With spring in the air, I’m just now thinking of unique basket stuffers that are meaningful, stimulating, and NON-CHOCOLATE. (Because let’s be real, who REALLY ends up eating all the candy?!)
Here are ten fun-filled finds ideal for Easter baskets and spring-time gatherings.
- I See Me! Personalized Books
This “time capsule” is an adorable keepsake personalized with your child’s name and age. Blanks are provided for the parent or child to write their favorite things, draw family members, and more. The activity book comes in seven versions for kids ages 2-8, with pages that feature designs and questions catered to each age level. Plus, you can upload a photo of the child’s face to be incorporated into the illustrations! Shop the “All About Me” book here.
- A Yellow DIY Plane Kit
Creations by Nicholas is founded by a young CEO (he started the biz during covid at 6-years-old); the company offers DIY Plane Kits encouraging kids to exercise their creativity. Why planes? Because Nicholas missed traveling during coronavirus and wants kids to use their imagination and “travel wherever they want” with his planes. Plus, $1 of every sale goes to the Triple Heart Foundation which gives books to NICUs all over the country. Get a “spring colored kit” in yellow here.
- Custom Image Puzzle
Dowdle has something the whole family will enjoy- a quality puzzle featuring your favorite family photo.These hi-quality wooden puzzles are available in 280-300-500 pieces and come packed in a personalized box stating your custom puzzle name. Order yours now and factor in production time.
- The Cutest Plush Pal
Stuffed animal obsessed? If you’re looking for a boutique plush pal, turn to Saro Baby. The unique “LongLegs” are lovable toys that provide security and comfort for your child. The safe, soft, long-limbed stuffy has special crinkle paper makes a silly crackle sound, while the soft 100% polyester exterior is safe to snuggle with. Perfectly sized for small hands to hold.
Posted is a youth hat company for boys and girls aged 6 months to 5 years. The company’s goal is to create stylish hats for kids that inspire families to enjoy the outdoors together. Brightly and tastefully available in an array of colors, each hat has a special animal-themed design (bear, pelican, or deer) representing the beauty of nature. In fact, for each hat sold, Posted donates $1 to the California State Parks Foundation.
- Swoon-worthy Dining Sets
Bamboozle released its eco-friendly mealtime pals making eating fun. Downright adorable, Bamboozle dining sets are available through a variety of themes (barn, animals, and more) complete with a plate, bowl cup, spoon and fork. Made from dishwasher-safe bamboo fiber.
- Convo Starters
Ideal kids 6+, TableTopics is a beautiful set of “dinner cards” packed with age-appropriate questions ranging from silly to thought-provoking. Make mealtime fun and conversational with this innovative and inclusive card game (also good for road-trips). The 135 question cards come packed in a modern acrylic cube.
- A Brain-Busting Game
Consider Roto Brain an addictive brain teaser that gives your child endless code combinations to crack with three levels of difficulty. Reset, adjust and learn how to solve the 3D geometric puzzle. The compact game allows the user to test their memory and create their own challenge.
- Eggstra Festive Décor
UGH, I did a pun… couldn’t resis. Joyin has an entire collection dedicated to Easter, spanning eggs, craft kits, bunny headbands, games, and bulk stuffers for family get togethers. If you want a one-stop Easter shop, look no further.
- A Lovely Table Setting
This one’s for you, mama. Treat yourself to a springy indulgence; check out the Cheerful Daffodil Tablescape from Angie’s Tables. This Tablescape is all the décor you need to make your spring table pop- it comes with a tablecloth, runner, charger plate, napkins, napkin rings, and candle holders (table setting for 4 people). Themed in yellow and white, it’s sure to bring beautiful cheer into your home.
Written by: Nadine Bubeck
Nadine Bubeck is a TV Personality, author, lifestyle blogger, and fashion designer, having founded Mama B. Designs: boutique apparel that benefits March of Dimes. The Valley-based parenting contributor is a blessed boy mom times three. (nadinebubeck.com).