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Easter Basket Gift Ideas Your Kids Won’t Hate

Easter, as with most gift-giving holidays, is special to kids for one all-important reason: they get stuff. Although Easter gifts may pale in comparison to what they’re used to receiving on their birthday or other celebrated holidays, Easter remains a holiday of expectation for most children. Luckily, there is a simple, time-honored solution that adults can fall back on – the Easter basket.

The Easter basket may not be the holy grail of gifts, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. When I was a kid my mother used to place cardboard Easter bunny paw prints leading to me and my sister’s respective baskets, hidden in some obscure part of the house. In it were a variety of items that had us continually looking forward to Easter Sunday.

Here are seven Easter basket gift ideas for your consideration:

  1. 1. Candy

    Okay, this is an obvious one, but an indispensable one. Candy is the cornerstone of any Easter Basket. So stock up on the peeps, Starburst jelly beans and egg-shaped Reese’s – they won’t disappoint.

  2. 2. Money

    It doesn’t have to be an extravagant sum, especially if you’re kids are younger. So, if you can spare it, wad up a 5, 10 or 20 and place it in plastic Easter egg to be excavated during their Easter basket unearthing.

  3. 3. Necessities

    For older kids who now have to pay for their everyday necessities they took for granted when they were younger, simple products like toothbrushes, soap and shampoo won’t generate the look of disgusted confusion that it may have when they were little.

  4. 4. Movie Passes

    With summertime being a stone’s throw away, movie certificates are an excellent way to spruce up your Easter basket. They’ll get to see the summer blockbusters and you’ll be the cool parent who made it happen.

  5. 5. Books

    Okay, so this might not be gladly welcomed by all, but it’s a good way to encourage some summer reading. Insert a short, paperback book you think your child will enjoy.

  6. 6. Gift Cards

    At a loss as to what to get? No worries, that’s why they invited gift cards. Give them a gift card to a store they love to shop at or, with summer right around the corner, find a gift card that will help them pass the time. If you’re kids are of driving age, consider getting them a gas card to spare them the experience of summertime gas prices.

  7. 7. USB Drive

    Its small shape and the fact that it’s universally welcomed be all who use a computer on a daily basis (i.e. everyone) makes this a prime Easter basket gift candidate. Give your kids for room to store data for multimedia and schoolwork with this perfect Easter basket gift.