I tend to veer away from getting too commercialized when it comes to Easter baskets. Gone is yearly the tradition of getting a bright, new (very plastic) Easter basket filled with fake, plastic green grass and fake, plastic, disposable eggs. I cringe just thinking about how wasteful that all was! I like to purchase items that kids will use over and over again or that I can repurpose.
These days I still like to gift fun items like toys and books and balance it out with just a bit of candy. I’ve done “no candy” Easter baskets in the past and the kids loved it! They were also too young to remember 😉 Not sure I could get away with that now!
This year I partnered with World Market and decided to go with a “gardening” theme for the Easter baskets. Sure, there is some chocolate, but I also added honey sticks which my kids enjoy just as much as candy.
I also added things that will be hours of enjoyment instead of the instant gratification that comes with eating a piece of candy. For example, there’s a “grow your own watermelon” kit and some sunflower seeds. Or on the more active side there’s a bunny jump rope.
I’d love to hear what your family usually does for Easter. Are you more of a traditionalist? Or do you like to go with different alternatives for the Easter basket?