Do you go all-out with Easter baskets, or are you more on the frugal side like I am? Easter’s a really fun holiday, but I try not to make it like a second Christmas. I still want to do something exciting for Allison, though, so I came up with a way to make a toddler Easter basket for $10- without candy! Nothing against candy; we just have too much in the house already. But you can customize this basket to your liking, appropriate to your child’s age and interests. Below, I’ve included what’s in my toddler Easter basket, as well as other ideas to help you brainstorm. By the way- all of this stuff came from Dollar Tree, taking frugal to the max!
Here’s what I included in Allison’s basket:
- Stuffed bunny
- Crazy straw
- Easter cup with lid and straw
- Teddy bear cookies
Total Cost: $9.48, including the basket and grass!
This was just a combination of stuff I knew Allison would like. As you can see, you can put together a really nice basket full of simple and practical items for super cheap, and chances are, your toddler won’t even care it’s from the dollar store. Heck, Allison even played with the grass. Here are other ideas I found that you can mix-and-match to your liking:
- Coloring books
- Crayons/colored pencils/markers
- Play Doh
- Flash cards
- Bunny ears
- Animal crackers
- Juice boxes
- Bubble bath
- Bath toys
- Craft supplies (Pom-poms, buttons, pipe cleaners, etc)
Dollar Tree is fabulous when it comes to frugal Easter baskets! I saw all of the above ideas scattered throughout the store, and you could easily fill a 5-gallon bucket with all these items and still walk out without spending a ton of money. What other ideas can you think of to fill your toddler’s Easter basket? Let us know in the comments!