It’s that time of year when the warm up starts and the grass starts to pop back out. We get the feelings of all things fresh and new. Our minds start to wake back up and we realize, “Hey, it’s Easter time!” I enjoy this time of year for so many reason. Big puddles, mud to play in, family traditions, sidewalk chalk and bunny rabbits hopping around more and more every day. Naturally, at least in my household, when kids start see bunnies they start to think about Easter and what it means to you and your family. They also start to think about egg hunts and yummy Easter treats.
With all this in mind, I snagged the opportunity to chat about Easter baskets. How do you feel about them? What are some of your family traditions? Are you a first time mama with a little one trying to decided what to do? These are all thoughts that I came across my mind when I jumped on this article. In previous years, I always kept things pretty simple. However last year in 2020 I don’t know what happened. I think I was trying to make up for the craziness that was happening in the world and went nuts ordering stuff. Please tell me I am not the only one?
We all want to make our kids feel special and loved, and as parents we all present this in different ways throughout our kids’ lives. The fun part about this whole Easter basket idea is that there are no rules how you bring the magical alive for your kids. It can be as simple as a few plastic eggs with a special treat in them or it can be a gigantic basket filled with everything under the sun. The beauty is you get to choose how you want to present this idea of a fluffy bunny hopping around delivering treats to your kids.
As Easter approaches this year, I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorite places to grab gifts and treats from!
The Red Balloon Shop
This bookshop has the most lovely books for all ages. This year, I added a few titles to my kids’ baskets including: The Easter Story, Guess How Much I Love You and Halfway to Harmony. Plus you can find activity books along with adorable stuffed animals. You can even do curbside pick up!
Patina is always a local favorite for gifts. Tiny colorful flocked bunnies, chocolates, stuffed bunnies, the Who Pooped game, a tiny butterfly kite, chalk paints, silly glasses shaped like a bunny… the list seems to go on.
The North Pole Dough
You can find incredible play dough sensory kits for all ages, stages and varieties at The North Pole Dough. The kits are so pretty, I have to remind myself they are meant to be mixed and messed and played with!
A Bushel And A Peck
Always a local Twin Cities favorite, A Bushel and a Peck currently has an incredible selection of duck, bunny and lamb Warmies Plush animals.
Michael’s and Joann Fabrics are my personal favorites as they have lots of Easter crafts to add to your baskets. I mean, who cares if the kids are working on Easter crafts well after the holiday has passed? It keeps their hands and heads busy!
The Daily Grace Co.
As a nod to my family’s faith, I’m excited to add some beautiful daily devotionals to their baskets too.
Pip and J Papery
My favorite spot for beautiful learning tools for little ones. At Pip and J Papery their focus is to “create art for everyday moments.”
Well, these are just a few of my favorite places to shop this time of year as I curate Easter baskets for each of my family members. Now it’s your turn! Be sure to leave a comment with yours!
Love, Mama Janna