Top 10 Easter Basket Trinkets

Top 10 Easter Basket Trinkets

I don’t think much of filling a basket full of candy for a child. I’d much rather add trinkets that the kids will find amusing. These trinkets can have educational value, meet a need, or just offer some good old-fashioned fun.

1. An Easter Story Book: I love to purchase an age-appropriate Easter story book for each of my girls. I stick with resurrection stories, but you can always purchase a story about the Easter bunny if you wish.

2. Bunny Slipper Socks: It’s still cold in southern New Jersey at Easter time. Since we wear our slipper socks on a regular basis, I go on the hunt for some bunny slipper socks. Of course, if you live in a warmer climate you’ll want to shop for just a thin pair of socks that is covered in bunnies.

3. Easter Pencils: I usually pick-up a pack of Easter pencils from Oriental Trading Post, but you can get them at any department store or Dollar Store. For some reason we always seem to be short on pencils and pens so this makes for a good trinket to add to the basket.

4. Playdough: There is never a wrong time to give Playdough as a gift. The only thing I do differently is purchase a pack of pastel colors instead of the darker red, blue, and green colors.

5. A Stuffed Animal: Almost every store offers a wide variety of small stuffed animals that are made for Easter. You may find a bunny, chick, or a teddy bear carrying an Easter basket.

6. An Easter Bonnet: My oldest daughter loves collecting hats so I usually purchase one for her at Easter. Last year I bought her a Kermit the Frog hat. If you want to stick with an Easter theme, however, an Easter bonnet is the way to go.

7. Cards: A game of cards doesn’t take up much space in an Easter basket, and there are a wide variety of games to choose from. You can get a game of Go Fish, Old Maid, Rummy, or even a set of cards to play the game Memory.

8. An Easter Craft Kit: Stores like Michael’s and A.C. Moore have craft kits specifically for Easter. They also have kits for a wide range of ages, including adults. These kits are great for keeping the kids busy in the afternoon so that I can prepare Easter dinner.

9. A Gift Card: A simple $5 gift card to Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, or Starbucks is a great Easter Basket gift. My daughter loves being able to purchase her own smoothie, donut, or snack when we are out running errands, and the gift card gives her that freedom.

10. A Movie: Toss in an Easter related film, such as The Easter Story Keepers or Peter Cottontail the Movie.