Think Outside the Basket
Traditional Easter baskets are nostalgic and sweet, but you'll want to think "outside the basket" to add some adventure or create a new tradition.
Life's a Beach
Planning on hanging by the water (or just in the yard) over spring break or summer vacation?
Grab your kiddo a Lowtides Beach Chair , beach bag, or a beach bucket of their very own. You can use the chair, bag, or bucket as a playful “basket” and then as practical multi-use items for future fun. Fill them up with a mix of plush toys, outdoor toys, books, figurines, puzzles, sensory toys, and games…or stick with a beach theme and include items like:
- Sea Life Figurines
- Shore Buddies
- Seahorse Bubble Blower
- Mermaid Products
- Ocean Puzzles
- Sea Turtle Toys
- Ocean Plush
- Beach Toys
- Beach Baby
This is one of my all time favorite Easter “basket” ideas. Use any type of fun storage container as a gift presentation.
Kids may not enjoy cleaning, but most do love things organized. A fantastic option is the Multicolor Toy Organizing Bin because it has 16 smaller storage boxes inside that are perfect to hold contents of Safari Ltd. TOOBS®, Good Luck Minis®, candy, small art supplies, Plus Plus Blocks, etc. Psst...we have bundles that you can grab with age appropriate goodies included to fill up the FREE case!
Another option for an organized gift presentation is to use a toy chest.
3 Sprouts storage chests are a playful, sturdy option for containing fun well beyond Easter morning! This Dragon bin is 15 inches in height, 24 inches wide and 14 ½ inches deep, and can tame all kinds of toy chaos! Check out the other adorable 3 Sprouts storage chests for additional theme options.
Art caddies are also awesome to use as a gift holder.
They contain several little compartments to store art & craft supplies, candies, small figurines, sensory bin items, or small plush items in each section.
For your kiddos that love a challenge, do a scavenger hunt instead!
You can give kids a reusable tote to gather the goodies that they find. One type of scavenger hunt, that is always a hit, is a seek and build adventure. You start with a building set or puzzle and then simply put a few pieces into individual Easter eggs. Provide clues for kids to discover the hiding spot for each. Kids will search for each egg/piece(s) to finally end up with all of the necessary components for assembly.
Additional small items for a more traditional scavenger hunt:
Let’s be honest, many of us do not have a great deal of time to shop.
If you are looking for something quick and easy, or if you are not into doing multiple gifts, there are many all in one gift sets that would make an ideal alternative to an Easter basket. Check out some of the fabulous sets now offered by Safari Ltd. for a variety of interest:
- Klee Naturals Makeup Sets
- Lucky’s Adventure Sets
- Building Sets
- Baby Talk Themed Plush Sets
- Farmer Play Set
- Tonies® Toniebox Starter Sets
- Wow Vehicle Sets
- Learning Resources Sets
- Dig Kits
- Fairy Light Garden
- Pretend Play Sets
- Adora Dolls Adoption Sets
- Sensory Sets
Fort of Fun
Choose a tent or Air Fort as an adventurous basket alternative!
Plan the set up in a secret location. After set up, you can add the chosen gifts to the inside. Arrange items in a display, have them hidden under blankets, lined around the edge, etc. There are many types of Air Forts that you can choose from to match specific themes (for example: Starry Night Fort + Mythical Theme, Red Farmer’s Barn Fort + Farm Theme, Cabin Fort + Outdoors Theme, Cottage Fort + Fairytale Theme , etc.)
Whatever way you and your family choose to celebrate, we wish you all happiness and wonderful memory making.