It has officially been one year since the pandemic started and I feel like my creativity just took a hit. As much as I would love to go all out every year for every holiday, mama’s in a funk and I’m trying my best. This year, I’ve decided to rotate through Auggie’s old toys to bring them back into play. Since he’s still a toddler, I know he won’t mind. As for my older nieces and nephews, I’ll probably end up giving them a vbucks giftcard since they love Fortnite.
In today’s blog post, I’ll share some items that would make great Easter Basket gifts! These are items that Auggie uses everyday, and some toys that I rotate every week. Some links are also affiliate links.
White baskets are $12 from Target. I’ve had these baskets for a couple of years now and they hold up so well. I like to rotate toys in them, and reuse them for basket ideas (such as an Easter basket).
Cuddle & Kind hand knit dolls are one of my favorite dolls to collect for Auggie. Pictured is Lucas the Llama. I would love to add Evan the Elephant, Henry the Bunny, and Quinn the Koala to his collection. They’re currently sold out so I have email notifications turned on.
Lily & River offers a variety of Montessori inspired furniture and games. Pictured is the Little Creator, a set of table and two chairs. We use this every single day, and I love how the table top is easily wipeable.
Osmo is one of our favorite hands-on learning activities for Auggie. There’s a variety of apps to choose from and it gives me peace of mind knowing Auggie is having educational screentime. They currently have a 30% off deal on their Little Genius starter kit, perfect for ages 3-5. Auggie is almost 3, but he’s been loving it already!
Coco Village has a variety of minimal stylish and affordable products for playing and even sleeping. We have the Tuxedo Workbench and Auggie plays with it very often. I love the neutral colors of it, and it comes with a collection of tools and accessories (screws and bolts, hammer, saw, ruler and more).
LovEvery offers subscription play kits based on your toddler’s age. We have been collecting their play kits since Auggie was 1 year old, so I’m excited to explore the infant play kits whenever I have another baby. We are currently on The Investigator play kit (for months 31, 32, and 33) and I think I just might place the next order.
Jack & Link is a small shop that creates open ended, educational, wooden toys. It’s perfect for any homeschooling parent and the owners are so down to earth. I love watching their Instagram stories and how they share their homeschool activities. I recently added the dinosaur loose parts tray to our collection and it’s the perfect.
Chuckle & Roar can also be found at Target. I have worked with them a few times so I have been able to explore their different products, from sport balls to sticker notebooks to puzzles. Auggie’s current favorite item is the woah dough and it’s only $4! I do recommend having a tray under it since some of the colors may stain (the pink, red, and purple).
My go-to item to throw in is cars. Auggie loooves any cars, from Hotwheels to trains to wooden toys. If it has wheels, he will love it. He has so many different types of cars too, so it’s easy for me to rotate through them.
One small business that isn’t pictured but I’d love to mention is Gigil’s STEM Kit subscription boxes. If you have been following me for a while, you know that we absolutely love Gigil Play and have been visiting their center since Auggie was six months old. Unfortunately, they had to close their storefront due to the pandemic and the owner had pivoted their business into an online store. I’m a huge advocate for STEM education, and I love the videos they share about their STEM kits. There are two versions, one for TK-1st grade (4-7 years old) and one for 2nd-5th grade (8-11 years old). Definitely check out their subscription box and have lots of fun!
I’ve also connected with some blogger friends to share some blogs featuring Easter Basket Ideas! Under $20, Small Shops & More! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.