It’s that time of year again, Easter; new life, new hope, new flowers and spring! Can you tell I am a little excited!? Although I love Easter and all the joy it brings, I do not like the sugar high and left over candy that forever stays in my cupboard. A few years ago I started limiting my kids Easter baskets to only 1 or 2 treats and a few fun toys/activities. This was much more pleasing for me, and to my surprise, my kids! Even better, is that’s its more budget friendly! Why not throw in some of the things I know I will end up buying in the coming months? They love getting a few gifts in addition to a few treats!
I wanted to highlight a few items that will be in my kids baskets this year!
Welch’s Easter Fruit Snacks are America’s favorite fruit snack brand. The Welch’s Fruit Snacks Easter themed box and pouch have custom Easter-themed graphics with fun shapes, which include a Chick, Egg, Flower and Bunny. These fruit snacks are perfect for Easter Baskets and stuffing eggs.
Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes are a delicious alternative to unhealthy sweets and snacks for the Easter basket. Packed with wholesome whole grains & real fruit bites, Munk Pack’s ready-to-eat Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes make for a perfect snack this spring.
AquaBall’s egg shaped drinks are fun for kids and smart for parents. AquaBall’s naturally flavored water is the only zero-sugar, zero-calorie, zero-preservative children’s beverage around. Available in four flavors, Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Strawberry Lemonade, and features fan favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen, Disney Princesses, Marvel’s Avengers, and Disney Classic Characters, the bottle alone will bring a smile to any kid’s face.
Surprise the kiddos this Easter with the newest popcorn brand on the market – The Little Kernel! Not only is this a delicious treat perfect for the whole family, but also a better-for-you snack that has a unique, hulless, “miniature kernel.” Popped in 100% pure olive oil, each popcorn is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher and certified whole grains. The Little Kernel comes in delicious flavors perfect for Easter!
Here is a list of my top 15 items that I choose from when getting my children’s baskets ready:
- Bathing Suits
- Flip Flops/Shoes
- Sand Toys
- Lip Balm
- Crayola Activities Books
- Play Doh
- Board Games
- Healthy Snacks
- Reusable Water Bottle
My favorite places to shop at Easter time are Target (especially the $ isles), Five Below, and the Dollar Store. What are some of your favorite non candy items to put in your children’s baskets?