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Easter Gift Ideas for Toddlers

2/21/13
I have many fond memories of Easter while growing up.  My parents always had a special Easter basket waiting for me that morning.  It was like a mini version of Christmas.  Treats and toys and a special trip to get donuts before heading off to Easter service.

I try to continue the tradition and make special memories for my children in the hopes that they will look back and know that they were (and are) dearly loved.  

My teen's Easter basket is pretty easy to fill, although he's out of the little toys and trinkets stage.  He wants bigger toys ie. video games, iTunes, books or movies.  And candy of course.  It wouldn't be Easter without a chocolate bunny.


But my 2 year old is a little trickier.  I don't want her having too many sweets and she's not quite old enough for some of the dollar store type toys.  I wasn't sure what kind of Easter basket to get her this year.


Easter gifts
Large Plush Bunny Basket
Easter basket
Big Face Sesame Street Tin Pails


Personal Creations has a great selection of personalized gifts for Easter, including Easter baskets.  There are so many adorable choices that it can be difficult to choose.   I love personalization on Easter baskets; it just makes it a bit more special to see your name on the basket when you are little.  

And right now you can save 15% off your purchase at Personal Creations through 3/7/13 with this coupon code.

I chose the Easter Basket with Plush Bunny for $14.99.  This basket has a pretty liner personalized with your child's name stitched on it, a small 6" bunny, a little card, and grass to fill the basket.  I wanted a basket that didn't have candy included, but you can order the All in One Easter Basket for only $24.99 (I don't think the basket I ordered is available any longer so I'm glad I scooped it up when I did).

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Shipping was fairly quick.  My items were nestled in packing peanuts and shrink wrapped in plastic.  The basket is good quality and just the right size for my two year old.  It does wobble a little when you set it down, but I have found many woven baskets tend to do that.  The stitching on the liner was well done; I was very pleased with the quality and the spelling was perfect.  There is plenty of grass to fill the basket and the little bunny is cute.  The basket holds approx. 20 plastic eggs (standard size).

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I also chose a special gift to go with my daughter's Easter basket.  This Rag Doll Backpack is just the right size for my toddler.  It is made out of pretty fabric and can hold the doll it comes with as well as a few small board books.  I know she will love this when we go out on shopping trips and visits to the library!  

Personal Creations, Easter gifts for toddlers

The rag doll is cute and sits in a little baby carrier on the back or she can be removed.  You can also personalize the T-shirt on the doll; I chose the word Princess since she is in love with princesses lately  (I don't like the idea of having her name on the back of the backpack for safety issues)


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The personalization on the doll is not stitched (I prefer the look of stitching); it's an iron on type sticker on the T Shirt.  It seems like it has been ironed on well and hopefully will stand up to my rough and tumble tot.  The doll is not machine washable; surface clean only.  It's $29.99 for the set, which is a bit high, but I expect that is because of the uniqueness of the item.   This backpack will probably fit for a year or two and then she may just use it for pretend play (you can see how it fits her bunny in the photo).

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I plan on putting her doll and backpack next to her basket Easter morning (she hasn't seen the basket or the doll yet).  Then I'll fill the basket with some of her favorites.  


Ideas for Items to fill a Toddler's Easter Basket:

*Sidewalk Chalk
*Bubbles
*Little People Figures
*Chunky Crayons
*Coloring Book
*Goldfish Crackers, Small Pretzels, Cheese Crackers, small Animal cookies, or O's Cereal to fill eggs
*Stickers
*Homemade or Store Bought Playdough
*Small Board books
*Easter DVD
*Foam letters or Numbers
*Bath Toy Squirters
*Special Themed Sippy Cup or Sport Bottle (my daughter loves Disney princesses)
*Sand Toys
*Fruit Pouches (organic purees are my fave)


There are so many fun possibilities to help make your child's Easter basket special.  What do you put in your child's Easter basket?

Disclosure:  I received the above items for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.
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Organic Mama said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing the coupon code - I'll definitely be taking a look at their site! :)

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Oh goodness! I love all those cute little toys! The bunny is cute, the doll is adorable and I love the backpack!!

We usually put more "toys" in the baskets than candy. My kids make out like bandits. lol. We usually get them a new book, a small toy, ties for the boys and a few hair bows for the daughter. :)

Celebrate Woman said...

What a nice idea list for Easter!
I'll follow it, Shelly!
The gifts you've already hidden and prepped up for your toddler are adorable! Thank you for sharing your memories!

Lynsey @MoscatoMom said...

My girls are older, but we are SUCH suckers for anything we can personalize LOL Great list!

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