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April 9, 2014

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers Under 3 (for Boys & Girls)

I’ve teamed up with Ruth over at Viva Veltoro for this post. She’ll be sharing her ideas for a toddler boy’s Easter Basket. This post contains affiliate links.

When I became a mom, I didn’t put two and two together that mom was just one new role I would be taking on. I failed to recognize that I would also be taking on additional roles during the holidays – both Santa’s elf and the Easter Bunny’s helper.

My toddler has a small vocabulary (well, large for her age; small compared to adults), so she can’t quite verbalize what she would like from Santa or the Easter Bunny. That leaves their little helper to guess what should appear under the tree and in her basket.

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddler Girls Under 3

Over the years, I’ve Santa and the Easter Bunny have become quite the bargain shoppers; so it’s no surprise that when the holidays come around, they’ve suggested that I make stops at their favorite go-to deal emporiums like Hobby Lobby, the dollar store, the Target dollar spot and clearance racks, Five Below, and even consignment shops (you’d be surprised how many items with tags still on them end up there).

This year, the Easter Bunny asked me to find a mix of treasures for Bear’s basket (preferably under $30 total – he’s cost conscious). I found some fun, age appropriate items for her, which I’m hoping will inspire other Easter baskets for little girls under age 3 (finding small items that aren’t choking hazards can be tough!).

Easter basket ideas for girls under 3

  1. Stickers
  2. Puffs
  3. Puzzles with large pieces
  4. Sunhat
  5. Yogurt melts
  6. Little People Disney Princess set
  7. Bubble bath
  8. Bubbles
  9. Toy car
  10. Bath toys
  11. Hair bow
  12. Spring outfit
  13. Board book

Rather than an actual basket, I used a BPA-free plastic container and filled it with the Easter goodies. Other non-basket ideas include a sand pail, bucket, or even a little wagon.

I wanted to include some of my daughter’s favorite things like stickers, bath squirters, and the final princess to complete her Little People Disney Princess Songs PalacePrincess Jasmine.

Easter basket ideas for toddlers under age 3

But there are even more items you could include in a toddler girl’s Easter Basket based on her interests. Here are some other ideas:

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddler Boys Under 3

Viva Veltoro has a little guy and has some great ideas for filling an Easter basket for toddler boys under age 3. Be sure to hop over to her post for more ideas!

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Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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  • Reply debra p

    Those are some great suggestions. It’s always nice to add some new ideas and I like the reusable BPA-free container.

    April 9, 2014 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Maggie C

    I love these ideas! I never thought of using the free Disney stickers in that basket. I also really like the small Duplo set idea. I’ve got lots to pick up now. πŸ™‚

    April 9, 2014 at 10:13 am
    • Reply Ashley

      Maggie, that’s funny that you realized those are the free Disney stickers! Hey, she doesn’t know the difference πŸ™‚

      April 9, 2014 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    These are some great ideas! I put bath toys in my girls Easter baskets every year – I figure, they need to be replaced every month or two anyway, right? I also love that you steered away from candy. Stickers are always a good substitute for candy in our house!

    April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply Ashley

      Thanks, Jennifer! Yes – the annoying task of replacing bath toys every month or so. πŸ™‚ In lieu of candy, I included some healthy snacks. I’m sure her grandparents will give her enough unhealthy treats when we head over there later in the day.

      April 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Cathy Powell

    Love these Easter gift box ideas! They’re so cute πŸ™‚
    Really like the Small Duplo gifts πŸ™‚ Lovely blog you have Ashley!


    April 10, 2014 at 5:39 am
    • Reply Ashley

      Thanks, Cathy! I appreciate the kind words! πŸ™‚

      April 10, 2014 at 9:47 am
  • Reply jordyn @ Almost Supermom

    Great ideas! I’m pinning this for sure! I love anything that saves me some money πŸ™‚

    April 10, 2014 at 11:11 am
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