Friday, 18 March 2016

My Easter Baskets and Gift Ideas

Easter is fast approaching and one thing I really enjoy doing for the kids each year is putting together a little Easter basket of treats!
I don't go too overboard as to me Easter isn't so much about gifts (when I was a kid it was a chocolate egg and that was it, and we were thrilled with that!) but I do like to buy the boys some new Easter themed books to expand their collections, and maybe a little Easter cuddly etc.
This year I've had to put their baskets together in a bit of a hurry due to the past month being taken up in the newborn haze!
So here's what I've managed to throw together!
This is Sailor's basket - it's quite a task finding much suitable for a newborn for Easter particularly when he already has his Easter outfits and I don't want to overload the house with any more unnecessary cuddly toys!
Instead I bought a mini Peter Rabbit library which I thought would be nice for him when he gets older, and a cute Jellycat Duck rattle! Ok so its not quite an Easter chick, but it looks like one!
Noah is almost 1 year old, so he's allowed to have a little bit of chocolate every now and then - he picked up this Buttons egg himself in the supermarket so I decided that could be his one!
I've also bought him the Usborne Easter Bunny lift the flap book, and a little hop along bunny and chick.
As for Tyne, I chose a Hot Wheels easter egg as I know he'll be much more interested in the toy cars than the Easter egg itself!
His basket has a Thomas The Tank Easter Activity book and a Peppa Pig Easter sticker book, a hop along bunny and hop along chick, and a Playmobil surprise egg - he's a big fan of the YouTube surprise egg videos so I know he'll love this one!
His basket seems a little unfairly full compared to his brothers but there's so much more to choose from for his age!

When it comes to buying Easter gifts for other people I tend to stick pretty much to chocolate eggs, but I do know a lot of people who like to buy more indulgent gifts at Easter and so I thought I'd put together some gift suggestions for those people!
Here are some of my favourite things available at the moment:

Cute Easter-themed tech gifts

EASEL tech accessory
£34 -

Earphones earbud
£4.73 -

The bunny shaped Bluetooth speaker is a particular favourite mine, and a new iPhone case will always come in handy - I love this one from Tech21!
This super cute Egg Hunt t shirt from Jojo Maman Bebe (£15.00)  is ideal for little ones, the boys design features a dinosaur wearing Easter Rabbit ears and the girls design features an Easter Bunny - these are perfect for over the Easter weekend and are lovely quality as you'd expect from JoJo Maman Bebe.
If you want to give sweet treats but fancy something a bit different than chocolate, these Scandi Sweet eggs are a great choice!
The egg shells themselves (starting at £1.50)  are such a cute kitsch design, and when filled up with a selection of retro sweets they make a gorgeous little Easter gift!
Filled eggs start at £6.95 and are available from Scandi Kitchen Café and online here

And finally if you want a non-chocolate gift for the techy in your life, how about a Gorilla pod?!

This is something I'd love to receive as it's practical and won't break the bank either, costing pretty much the same as a large chocolate egg but something I'll get so much more use out of!
The GorillaPod makes life so much easier for parents wanting to take photos of their kids over the Easter break as it attaches to so many things at so many angles allowing for more creative shooting freedom!

Available from Joby

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