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Maybe I am the only one in the world who puts just as much thought into the Easter Basket “stuffers” as I do the Christmas Stocking “stuffers”. But- I do. To me there is something special when you come down the stairs on these two holidays and there is a surprise of goodies stuffed into your own personalized bag. As a child I loved it, and I am hoping that William will love it too. The best part about it to me is that these stuffers are normally surprises- things that weren’t requested at all, but things that have been bought with gift recipient especially in mind. I always like to include things that will be useful to the person receiving the gift. I’ve already decided what I want to get William & am just waiting on Easter to get a little closer. I’ve already purchased his adorable Easter bucket. It is pale green seersucker & has his name embroidered on it. I bought it here.
So what exactly am I planning on placing in William’s Easter basket? Well- here is my top 5 list:
1. Baby Puffs
William will be at the right age to start eating these & what a better time to try it than Easter? Your child may be past the puff stage, but I would suggest some sort of food item in there. Food is always a great “gift”. It can be a time to give something a little more special than your average run-of-the-mill snack foods. You can also include some interesting candy, if your child is old enough.
2. Disney Movies
I want William to watch the old Disney movie classics that Wesley & I grew up on. Call it sentimental, but I think these movies are 10x better than what is out there now for children to watch. Which movies made the cut into W’s basket? Well…. Robin Hood & 101 Dalmatians. I know he is wayyy to young to watch a movie, but these babies are expensive- so I figured we might as well start getting them now and begin to build our collection. (Wesley & I both want to get every Disney movie that we can on DVD, so I’m sure this will become a long standing tradition between Easter & Christmas.)
3. Bath Toys
William has been taking a bath in the “big bathtub” for a while now, but he has been in this seat. Since he is able to sit up now with minimal support, I figure by Easter he will be ready for a “real” bath where he is sitting in the tub. Because of this, I plan on buying him some bath toys to play with. I’m not talking about the little animal squirty things that seem like a safe haven for mold………I mean like cups with holes in them & a little boat that will move in the water.
4. Sippy Cup & Bibs
These are a little more practical, but still add color to the Easter basket. 🙂
It must be the teacher in me, but Wesley and I have read to William since day one. He is at the point now where he will turn the pages on his own. I want to keep this enthusiasm alive, but even I get tired of reading the same books over and over. So I am getting a few books to toss into his Easter basket.
There you have it. My top five list. Do you have any other suggestions? Comment below!