I love Easter. The soft spring colors and all that Easter brings make for such a fun time of year. I recently created this simple DIY sock Easter Bunny gnome and love the way it turned out.
I shared my process Live on social media and am sharing it below. I think making these make for a cute alternative to the stuffed Easter bunny you may place inside your child’s Easter basket.
The cool thing about this DIY Easter gnome gift idea is that it can be dual-purposed into home decor for next year.
Check out my DIY Easter Bunny Gnome below:
What do you think? I love the way this little guy turned out. I made two and gave one to a friend. But next year I may make these specific to my kiddos likes and include them in their Easter baskets.
Easter Gnome Plus Easter Basket Gift Ideas
Every year I love filling up my kids’ Easter Basket with little goodies. However this year I decided to sort of take a different approach.
Our kids only get gifts on their birthdays and Christmas. The rest of the year they pretty much do not get things they ask for or want unless it is also something they need. In most cases though, they do not need toys, they need clothing or personal items. And let’s be honest, what kid wants or asks for clothes over toys?
For Easter this year, I got a little more clever and thought about the things we would end up buying them anyways in the coming months that would need but also doubled as something cool.
To elaborate further, I know that we are going on a few family vacations in the summer. Every year my kids have outgrown their swimsuit from the year before, so this year instead of just buying it right before summer, why not use it as a basket filler?
We are also going snorkeling, so I purchased my kids’ flippers and a snorkel. This is great and it comes in the colors my kids love.
I also purchased the rainbow fidget poppers for my kids. These are extremely popular right now and thought these would be good for counting and using for math. It is a great manipulative and my kids love bubble wrap.
This toy acts like bubble wrap that doesn’t make any noise and has to be thrown away.
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
I do not like for my kids to have just candy and junk food snacks in their baskets. We are celebrating with family and I can pretty much garunttee there will be others giving them to treats and chocolate.
I thought about a toy or two that was small enough to fit in the basket but cool or worthy enough to be functional or something my kids actually wanted.
The oldest son just got into video games, so I purchased a new video game for him.
My daughter loves watching the Barbie Dreamhouse show on Netflix. And has several Barbies. However, she most relates to Stacie in the show because she is slightly older than her. She is also a rare doll to find in the stores. But I was able to order her a Stacie doll just in time thanks to Prime.
Then my youngest son loves Hot Wheels. And while he has more than a fair share of hot wheels tracks and sets, I thought a few track extenders would be good since they do not take up too much space when put away.
We are also going camping this year and as an additional gift that does not quite fit in the Easter basket, we got each kiddo their own camping chair to have while camping.
Easter Basket Fillers
For the remaining pockets that need to be filled, I place some candy or snack items. Again this year it was more intentional to place snacks they love and can also carry to school throughout the week after Easter. That way our house isn’t left with a huge bowl or chocolates and candy for weeks on end.
Here a few favorites.
I hope you enjoyed my Easter Basket Gift Ideas list and it gets you thinking about your own. I also created a printable pack full of fun ideas and games for your kids to have and learn from.
If you are interested in the printable pack from the shop, check out the link below and have fun with your kiddos. This collection of Rabbit Activities can be found in the shop!
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