Kids’ Easter Basket Ideas and Bits of Sunshine For You, Too

With the melting snow, changing light, and bird songs, it’s beginning to really feel like spring around here.
Easter comes early this year and I thought it would be fun to round up plenty of book and toy ideas for the kids in your life, but to also include books and “toys” for you that, even if you don’t celebrate Easter or do a basket for yourself, might add a bit of sunshine to your days.  Two old lists can be found here and here.
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Board Books
Picture Books
  • We love all the great magnetic toys out there.  This treehouse/picnic play scene with animal friends gets lots of love here and we love a different version we have of this kind of magnetic “paper” doll.
  • This handmade Anne of Green Gables peg doll.
  • When our daughter is a little older, I’d love to get her a camera like this one. I think it would be so fun to see what kids would come up with.
  • I will never stop talking about these momentum motor cars and construction vehicles because they are so much fun.  Unlike most pullback kind of toy cars, these will go forward and backward and just, quite frankly, are a better version.
  • We got this Sibley hand-illustrated bird memory game for our daughter last year.  It can work first as an identification guide of sorts, then a matching game, and then a memory game and it gets a lot of use, plus makes for pretty hilarious toddler pronunciations.
  • For other lovers of wooden play food, this cupcake set is so cute.
  •  This might be too big for an Easter basket, but how cool is this birdhouse? I know our daughter would be thrilled to have this and get to watch the birds up close, plus I’m guessing it takes care of the squirrel thieves?
  • These Squigz look like so much fun and remind me of MagnaTiles with the open-ended possibilities.
For Your Basket, or for A Bit of Joy
  •  I’m late on finding Swedish dishcloths, but very here for reusable and pretty and love products that make everyday life feel a little more special.
  • This hexagon glass frame for pressed flowers or other ephemera.  The other shapes would be so pretty for framing old recipes or letters.
  • This handmade rainbow blanket makes me so happy. It’s on the pricier side, so I have yet to get it, but I keep coming back to it and love it every time, so I thought I’d share it with you.
  • Got this dress for myself in the yellow floral and adore it.  Flattering, cheery, and comfy.
  • Inkwell Threads makes such awesome shirts and sweatshirts for book lovers.
  • These soaps from HoneyMilk.
Curious to hear what you’ve got planned to celebrate Easter or springtime!

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