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Easter Fill-Up: Gifts For Your Kids’ Easter Basket

more than the usual chocolate bunny

Easter is around the corner! (All together: Already?) This time last year we still thought this pandemic would be done and gone by the summer. How cute we were. One year later, some of you might be venturing out to an Easter service or brunch with family or friends. And whether you’re spending the day out or at home, we have some great gift ideas for your kiddos’ Easter baskets—beyond the Reese’s eggs and chocolate bunnies.

Religious Gifts

If you and your family celebrate the Christian aspect of Easter, consider some of these gift ideas:

Devotional Books
One we like is Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids. The devotions are short and speak to kids very well. Great for kids up to age 13.

Children’s Bible
Sometimes the Bible can be hard to read for kids. The phrasing and stories can even go over adults’ heads sometimes. (That’s why there’s seminary school, right?) Check out a few children’s Bibles. There are a lot to choose from for various ages. We recommend this one for babies, this one for your toddlers, and this one for elementary age.

Jewelry – Cross Necklace, Bracelet or Ring
If you have an older child, consider giving them something they can hold on to for a long time. We love this cross necklace from James Avery.

Scripture Bookmark
Give them this cute keepsake they can use in a book they’re reading for fun or for school.

Prayer Book
Little ones don’t necessarily know what to pray for sometimes, so this prayer book gives pre-written prayers that you can read together with them.

Journal
A good option is The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids. It encourages your kids to take just a few minutes a day to find something they’re thankful for.

Veggie Tales Movies or Shows
What child doesn’t love a little time with Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber?

Non-Religious Gifts

If you don’t celebrate the Christian part of Easter, or you just want to throw some other fun gifts in the basket, some of these will put a smile on your child’s face:

Fun Socks
These are fun socks any kiddo would be happy to put on.

Stickers
Try some that are Easter or spring-themed!

Legos
If you have a fan of Legos in your house, a small, classic Lego kit will be a hit.

Nail Polish
Your little one will have fun painting her nails (or yours) before you meet up with the family for Easter brunch.

Key Chains
If your child now has house keys of their own (or just likes to collect key chains), you could give them one with their name on it.

Gift Cards
Some we like to give out include Target, Starbucks, Whataburger and Chick-Fil-A.

Lollipops
These lollipops in the shapes of bunny ears, hatching chicks and Easter eggs can be really cute all set up in their basket.

What are you putting in your kid’s Easter basket this year? Tell us at editorial@dfwchild.com.

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