Happy Monday Mamas!
As we know Easter is right around the corner. I wanted to go ahead and share our picks for this year’s Easter baskets. And perhaps some recommendations if you were trying to stay away from the loads of candy filled eggs that we all grew up with. LOL ( I am trying to get on a little weight loss journey so, I am taking all necessary precautions… Just kidding, give me all the chocolate bunnies!)
If you are a mom of multiple or two like myself I will be sharing some things I picked up tailored to my 3.5 year old girl and some for my 18 month old boy.
For both kids I picked up 2 baskets, 1 for each in the Target Dollar spot for $3 and reused some crinkle cut filler paper from other projects. Next, I told myself this year I was not about to buy loads of eggs to fill so I opted for a medium sized 3 pack to split between their baskets.
Mia’s Basket Picks: 3.5 year old
1 || Southern Adoornment: We recently visited Waco, Tx for the Spring at the Silos event for Magnolia ( dreamy! but, I promise to share more about that one the next post!) Anways, I think there was something like 70+ vendors and we picked up two bows from this precious brand.
2 || Ryan and Wren : Now, technically this is another bow shop but, this shop makes the cutest clips and for just $5 a clip it comes with a custom card tailored to the holiday. I had passed on the valentine and st.Patrick editions and immediately regretted it so, this was a no brainer. These clips are just too cute!
3 || Francesca’s: Now, I know this isn’t the typical toddler store LOL. But, we stopped in here while at the Dallas Galleria mall and found these precious gold plated bunny earrings and thought it was perfect for her easter egg!
4|| Eeboo: This brand was actually one I discovered through Anthropologie and ordered a set of colored pencils that were on a huge discounted sale and once I received them I decided to look into the brand because the pencils were just so adorable. Now, I am just tempted to order all the art supplies knick knacks from them. CHECK them out. This is in no way sponsored it’s just really whimsical and beautiful educational items for kids!
5|| HoorayEveryday: This is another one of our favorite small shops where we usually get our wool ball banners from, but I decided to pick up The Mabel- Liberty of London necklace this time! I don’t know what it is about these but, they are just adorable to dress up a toddler outfit or even for pretend play.
6 || Anthropologie: Instead of opting for the traditional stuffed bunnies I wanted get something my daughter would still love for years to come and that wouldn’t be collecting dust in a corner. The one from our basket was also, a part of a sale so is no longer available but, I linked another cute option. I also added in a headband crown and wand that came out to $4 each. Had these items, not been on sale she probably would have had a lot less in her basket which I totally prefer since we are in the process of trying to embrace minimalism. But, I guess she won out on this one LOL.
7 || Books: A book was the first thing that came to mind when I thought about creating these baskets. Books are a must in our home and if we had to pick over a toy or a book it’s always a book. For Mia’s basket we picked up Fairy Friends: Opposites while visiting Magnolia Market. Some other great choices: #1, #2, #3
Gian’s basket picks: (18 months)
1 || Bannor Toys: This was one of our favorite small shops while visiting the vendors at Magnolia. All the toys are made out of organic wood and everything is made right here in the USA . Stacey, the creator, was very sweet and helped us pick out a little something for our babe but, truth be told we wanted to pack our suitcase with all her toys! We definitely will be ordering more. Here is what we chose (Miniature Sight Words Matching Game) but, there is also an Easter edition that we just noticed on their site!
2 || Book: Curious George has been a hit in our home since our daughter was around her brother’s age and he has quickly fallen in love as well. Which to me, is insane because I sometimes feel like we are the only Curious George fans. Recently thrifting, I picked up a 1956 Curious George book and knew it would be perfect to add to their collection. Here is a similar one listed on eBay for just $10!
3 || Anthropologie Circus Dominos: Another item I picked up from the sale were these large circus dominos that allows you to match using the picture rather than the dotted numbers. I wanted something the kids and we as a family could share together but, you can easily pick something tailored to what your little man likes best.
4 || Egg Surprise: His eggs contain hot wheel cars just because this is something he truly enjoys. But, I will say they probably will be the last set of cars we get him for awhile because I don’t want to have 200 cars hidden everywhere and having to be picking up, truthfully.
5 || Water Colors: This item I actually just added in thanks to the trusty Amazon Prime account of ours! I noticed our little guy didn’t really have anything to get creative with and the set we had has been used way too many times to decipher which color is which from what is left. I picked up these Eeboo set which happens to have a woodland creatures theme that we absolutely love around here!
6|| We can’t forget the “bunny”! or in this case, our dear woodland creature from Anthropologie- again curteosy of it’s amazing sale after the holidays. Although, he cannot be found anymore, I found this adorable option that also doubles as a rattle!
All in all, I really try to stick with items that the kids can use on a relatively consistent basis and won’t get bored of. If it’s anything we have learned in these 3.5 years of parenting it’s that less is more when buying quality items. For this reason, we also try to support small shops as much as possible because the items seem to be created with a lot more attention to detail and curated towards invoking the best out of toddler play and learning. I hope our picks have inspired you or introduced you to new brands. I would love to know yours! Feel free to message me or leave me a comment below!