What’s In Our Easter Basket?

Being a parent blogger where you are in a community of inspiring people it’s hard not to get excited when it comes to big events in the year. Over the past three years I have seen a new tradition of hampers or baskets being created around Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter and Halloween and each time I have good intentions to join in. This Easter I have finally joined the hype.


We were super lucky to receive some gifts from Ollie & Leila to fill their basket up and I also went into Poundland to grab some bargains. Each Easter I really try to stay away from chocolate or sweet treats, I like to give the girls a couple of gifts each normally like a soft toy bunny or a book. This year we have a very definite craft theme going on as P2 is showing a real interest like her big sister.

Here’s what we’ve put inside our Easter Basket:

An Easter Egg Hunt Kit (£1 from Poundland) 

Make Your Own Finger Puppets (£1 from Poundland) 

Bunny Dress Up Kit (£7 from Not On The Highstreet)

Make Your Own Knitted Chick (£1 from Poundland)

Egg Painting Kit (£1 from Poundland)

Make Your Own Bunny Bunting (£2 from Hobbycraft)

Six Paint Your Own Eggs (£10 from Not On The Highstreet)

Pack of 12 Chicks (these were in the Easter sales last year for about 10p in Sainsburys)

Make Your Own Decoration (again, this was in the sale and was definitely under a £1 from Sainsburys)

Personalised Rabbit Easter Mug (£16 from Not On The Highstreet)

Have a look at my video to see each product separately.

Of course, as much as I try to avoid over indulging in chocolate around Easter and most of our eggs get melted down to make Easter nests, I was so excited to receive Thorntons Eggs for the girls and me, I suppose I’ll share mine with hubby. Easter just isn’t Easter if it doesn’t have chocolate included.


Our Easter and the holidays are hopefully going to be so exciting this year. We have four Easter egg hunts planned already; one at home, one at my MiLs, one at the Wildlife Reserve and one at the local duck pond. Then of course we have all of the craft activities to get busy with. Hubby is also planning some visits to a zoo, soft play and swimming. Of course this is all dependent on when we get our car back.

What are your plans this Easter? Have you made an Easter basket?

Disclosure: We were gifted some Easter goodies from Ollie & Leila. However, all opinions and content remain my own.

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  1. Really lovely idea, loads of fun things to keep them entertained!! We decorated an Easter tree and made some Easter biscuits but will be making something like this next year!

  2. Such a lovely idea, although now mine are older I think they’d sooner have chocolate!

  3. Oh I love it, it’s full to the brim. The kids will love them! I should really get my finger out and pick up some eggs before they are all gone.

  4. We have done an Easter basket too. I always feel like I should make an effort around the holidays to make them an extra special time x

  5. I haven’t made any easter egg basket. My youngest is only 13 months. I picked up a mickey mouse easter egg for her which includes a xylophone. I found that very handy.
    for my oldest I have an easter egg and a mug from paw patrol and I will buy him a small present for him to look in the garden.

  6. I love the idea of an Easter egg hunt. When my son was little I used to leave a trail of mini eggs from his room, right round the house leading to a big egg and gift. He loved it!

  7. I have tons of crafts brought from hobby craft last year so were also set with keeping the kids busy over Easter! I love the named eggs 😉

  8. Harriet from Toby & Roo

    I love this Jodie – I still haven’t done ours yet but I’m getting some brill ideas from blogs. I don’t think we’re going to bother with a big egg, maybe just lots of little bits and bobs on a hunt 🙂 H x

  9. Not an easter basket, but I’m currently battling with an easter bonnet! We’ve been told bonnets with obvious parent involvement won’t be judged…which is fine…but they’re 3! I hope my daughter doesn’t get marked down for me tying the ribbon!!

    We’ll be doing one small egg and a small present for the kids 🙂

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