Easter is almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking of what to put in the Easter basket. There’s a ton of great items out there, so it will be hard to choose! I gathered the below list full of cool items that boys and girls will love to find in their baskets Easter morning.
Every year I tell my husband that we’re gong to cut down on candy in the Easter baskets for the kids, but let’s be realistic; an Easter basket just wouldn’t be the same without candy in it!! Of course the candy we choose just happens to be our favorites too like anything from Reese’s. I love the Reese’s Gold Eggs, which are sold exclusively at Target. So cute! My kids love carrot cake and they are going to be psyched to try the Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies (I couldn’t resist. I had to open the bag right away and try one of these. They are awesome).
Sunglasses are a great addition to an Easter basket since it’s something that can be used year round. Plus, my kids are always losing theirs so it’s good to have another pair or two on hand. I like Real Shades because not only are they affordable, but also they are made with the best materials available and they block 100% of the sun’s harmful rays. Another great feature of Real Shades is their sizing. They are all about sunglasses that properly fit your child, which is they developed five different sizes to fit children from infancy to the tween years. My son is four years old and he received the Kids size (4+) Explorer style and my daughter is eight years old and she received the Youth size (7+) Discover style. The fit is great and so is the design of the sunglasses that Real Shades offer. I really like the colors that the sunglasses are available in. They are very colorful and kid-friendly. The kids sunglasses range in price from $12.95-$34.95 and are available for purchase at www.realkidshades.com.
Dig It Up! Fossils & Minerals from Mindware
My son received the Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs as a Christmas present and I can’t tell you how much he loved this product. I knew the Dig It Up! Fossils & Minerals would be a hit too! Both of my kids had a blast with this one. My oldest is into rock collection so this was perfect for her. The set comes with 12 individually wrapped clay stones each with a different surprise inside each one. Simply chisel away the stone to excavate petrified wood, fool’s gold, amethyst, snowflake obsidian and 8 other minerals and fossils. Each stone comes with its own chiseling tool and an accompanying Field Guide to Fossils and Minerals to help you identify and learn about your geologic discoveries. The set retails for $24.95 at www.mindware.orientaltrading.com.
Minions Bunch O Balloons
Kids and parents alike will love being able fill and tie 100 water balloons in less than 60 seconds. Minions characters come to life as Bunch O Balloons water balloons using the same innovative and patented water-fill technology as regular Bunch O Balloons. All you do is simply connect, fill and make hundreds of water balloons in minutes. The new Minions Bunch O Balloons 3 pack has your favorite Minion characters hidden amongst the balloons for even more water-play mischief. The Minions Bunch O Balloons retail for $12.99 at www.toysrus.com.
Shopkins Kinstructions Wave 3 Mini Packs
Shopkins™ fans can recreate their own Shopkins worlds with Shopkins Kinstructions, which are multi-piece construction sets and mix-and-match figures that are compatible with all major construction brands. The Shopkins Kinstructions Mini Packs are the perfect way to start building the Shopkins world! All characters are buildable figures for “Mix & Match” creative fun! The new line includes the Birthday Party with Miss Pressy and Mary Wishes, the Weekend Wardrobe with Satchel and Bop Top, and the Gym Fashion playset with Lotta Bottle and Carrie Backpack. Each set contains 30-60 pieces and accessories. The Shopkins Kinstructions Wave 3 Mini Packs are available at www.toysrus.com.
FurReal Fuzz Pets
FurReal Fuzz Pets is the adorable new addition to the FurReal Friends line fro HASBRO. These cute pets feature expressive eyes and sounds that appear to bring their irresistible personalities to life. Kids can pet them to see how they respond with head motion and eye movements, while making cute sounds that are unique to each pet. Each pet comes with a fun accessory that kids can play with alongside their new pet pal. Choose from the Fabulous Kitty, Playful Goldie, and So Shy Bunny this spring. The FurReal Fuzz Pets retail for $14.99 at HasbroToyShop.com.
With school projects, science fairs or just plain at-home projects, ArtSkills is the perfect addition to Easter baskets. ArtSkills offers a wide range of art materials and they specialize in poster board and poster board accessories, including poster markers, poster lettering, and decorative items to make your poster board projects easier, faster, and better. The ArtSkills Poster Letters will make your posters pop! They come in a wide array of shapes and sizes and styles like glitter and shine. Place the characters on the surface with the repositionable adhesive backing, then glue down to make permanent. These letters have a tacky back to reposition until perfection. Everything looks better with glitter like the ArtSkills Jumbo Glitter Glue. The washable glitter glue dries puffy, and can be used on cards, scrapbooks, signs and more. Larger tubes mean more glitter glue for all your project needs! Package includes five jumbo glitter glue tubes. Both of these products as well as others are available on https://www.amazon.com.
Marvel Spider-Man Hero FX Glove
The Spider-Man Hero FX glove lets kids imagine that they are joining the battle against Spider-Man’s enemies as the wall-crawling web-slinger himself. The glove is so much fun! Kids wear the glove and trigger the button in the palm (using the famous SPIDEY web-slinging motion!) to hear rapid-fire sounds of battling and, of course, the classic “Thwip!” The Spider-Man Hero FX glove is available at http://www.toysrus.com for $9.99.
Shopkins Surprise Easter Basket 2-Pack
My daughter loves collecting Shopkins and I know she will be ecstatic to find a few of these Surprise Easter Basket 2-Packs in her basket. The 2-Packs feature an all-new team of Easter Shopkins! There are a total of 36 Easter themed Shopkins to collect, with a chance to find the Limited Edition metallic egg! You can also find pastel colored bonnets, patterned Easter egg, picnic treats and more. The Shopkins Surprise Easter Baskets are exclusive to Walmart and retail for $2.99 each.
Little Live Pets Chick Single
Kids will love waking up to a Little Live Chick in their Easter basket! Little Live chick is the adorable new character from Little Live Pets that can hatch over and over again. The fun is that kids won’t know when the egg will hatch, or what the Chick looks like until the egg cracks open, and the Lil’ Chick hops out and chirps “Hello!” When kids pet the Chick, it will chirp, and it can walk and play all day. There are 4 chicks in the family to collect, including Patty the Party Chick, Blossy the Daisy Chick, Tilly the Dancing Chick, and Beaky the Rainbow Chick. Kids should also be on the look out for a limited edition golden chick, Lucky Clucky. Little Live Chick launches sometime in April, so be sure to visit their website at http://www.littlelivepets.com for updates and where to buy information.
Barbie™ Video Game Hero™ Light-Up Skates Barbie® Doll
This cool looking doll was inspired by the new movie, Barbie Video Game Hero, in which Barbie is magically pulled into her favorite video game. She is excited to see she’s transformed into a fun roller-skating character. Her outfit is a cool anime-racing look with working roller skates that light up as she is moved. A matching handle clips around her waist so you control the racing action. Send her forward or backward — or push the yellow button to see her perform 360-degree spins. As she moves, her roller skates light up in four different colors for a wow moment! The Barbie™ Video Game Hero™ Light-Up Skates Barbie® Doll retails for $19.99 at www.toysrus.com.
Thomas & Friends™ DC Super Friends MINIS
The world’s favorite engines meet the world’s greatest Super Heroes as Thomas & Friends™ characters collide with DC Super Friends™ characters. These are perfect for Easter because not only are they adorable, but also they are small enough to fit inside plastic Easter eggs! Imagine the look on your little train enthusiasts face finding one of these in his Easter egg. The new 4 & 9 packs feature 24 new minis such as Clark Kent Salty, Mr. Freeze Ferdinand, Swamp Thing Gator & more. The Thomas & Friends™ DC Super Friends MINIS are available at www.toysrus.com.
All in the Cards
All in the Cards is a leader in the cards and paper industry. They offer trend-right products with a great design at a great price. Their Easter items are absolutely adorable and little ones would love to receive some of these charming products in their Easter basket. They have everything from memo pads, sticky notes, take out boxes for treats, and more. The items have an Easter theme with bunnies and chicks or spring theme with a cute owl. The items are available at Walmart and Target and everything retails for under $5.