I am a terrible procrastinator when it comes to Easter basket ideas, always shopping for my kids’ gifts a few days before the holiday and wishing I had planned ahead for once.
But, this year, I’ve found a few special picks that you’ll need to buy now if you want to have them in those baskets by April 8th.
To start, you’ll want to make sure you have a basket, and I love Good Wishes Quilts natural cotton baskets
that are just the right size for a few small goodies or to tote around the Easter egg hunt. Personalize with your child’s name or initial, and you’ll have a keepsake for years to come. (7-10 days lead time needed; ships from Canada)
I fell in love with Imagination Kids’ gorgeous and eco-friendly Wooden Easter Eggs last year, but, alas, I was too late to order any of Erin’s beautiful handmade Easter goodies. The sweet pastel eggs and bright rainbow eggs are so pretty, though I do love the realistic Heritage breed colors that could fool a henhouse. (order before 3/24 for Easter delivery)
Those with a bit of the crafty gene will have plenty of time to whip together one adorable little bunny using Shiny Happy World’s Bunny Kit
. Super cute for either boys or girls, the “Everything But The Scissors Bunny Kit” even includes thread, needles and stuffing. My kids would be thrilled to find this little guy hanging out in their basket on Easter morn. (Order with enough time to DIY)
Little bunnies can’t really gnaw on carrots, so give them this sweet wooden egg teether
from CMP favorite Little Alouette. Made from strong raw Ohio hardwood maple, this egg is totally safe for babies to stick in their mouths. Hey, there’s still plenty of time for them to discover those cream-filled versions. (One week for personalization)
The Personalized Lamb Doll
at Baby Gardner would look mighty sweet on top of an Easter basket. I love the little overalls on this handcrafted plush toy, though it’s the folded felt wool ears that make me swoon. (Requires two weeks’ lead time)-Christina