Check out these Gift Basket Ideas ideas. Easter is a little over 2 weeks away and with shipping taking longer than usual, now is the time to plan and order any Easter gifts basket items you want.
We tend to go a little overboard for Easter especially since my son has a Winter Birthday so it’s our chance to gift some spring/summer fun items. Here’s some ideas of gifts or basket themes for Easter.
Don’t forget to order plastic eggs for an egg hunt
Travel Themed: Ideas for Young Travelers
While we aren’t traveling now we know this isn’t forever. Many of these travel items can be used at home but also great for travel. This is the list that I made last year for some great gifts for the young traveler.
- Beach bag: Kids Wet Bag Or Inexpensive bag to fill with beach items.
- Swim suits
- Beach towels
- Snacks: my kids have some Favorite snacks we will throw in stockings or paired with travel items. Things like Crabby Patties, lolli pops.
- Sand toys : my favorite travel sand toy is this caterpillar stacking toy which takes up very little space but strong enough to use as a shovel and scoop sand.
- Snorkel Gear (blue or purple )
- the generic go pro action camera can be used under water. I assume Go Pro will take better quality but this is a great value for kids and has lasted a full year with out issues (over 6 trips so far) and a fraction of the price.
- Fish net these are actually butter fly nets but they telescope so perfect for travel. cheap enough at the bulk price that we will have spares if we need them. these nets are simply for my son to chase around small fish and try to catch them. he has yet to catch any but its something he loves and keeps him busy on our beach trips.
Eventually we will be able to explore our state country and the world. In the meantime we can still go camping at Home. Make a fun camping themed basket full of items you can use at home and on future adventures. Then set up a tent in the back yard and have a camping night at home.
- Generic go procamera’s
- Safari vest and hat set
- Wild Krat Adventure pack, u can also make your own adventure set with items they may use. It can be as simply as a fanny pack with a nice pen/pencil and small note pad for them to draw or write about their adventures, sunglasses, and a water bottle.
- Make your own activity sets:There to the trip: bingo cards or scavenger hunt. Pen/Pencil/colored pencils, note pad.
- kids sleeping bags
- Favorite snack/candy
- Smores kit: Chocolate, marshmallow, graham crackers (dont forget the sticks)
- Firepit ( please check that your firecode allows for your intended use)
- Basketball Hoop
- Soccer ball and/or goals
- gardening set (little ones love watering cans)
- Hoopla Hoops
- Jump rope
- Science kits
- Art and Craft Supplies
- their favorite snacks and treats
- rain gear (umbrella as the basket with rain boots, raincoat and some other spring fun.
- Activity basket with books and other things to keep them busy at home.
- Baking Basket: spatula, cutting board, measuring spoons and cups, baking supplies, cupcake and cookie toppings.
We won’t be closed shut down forever. Pair an experience gift with some related activities and toys.
Science Museum membership pass (ASTC Reciprocity):
The ASTC reciprocity program is a great program where you can purchase a membership from your local participating science museum and use it at museums around the country and even around the world. We purchased ours for only $100 for our entire family and it’s good for 12 months. You can learn more about the program here. Pair this with some science kits. You can get them a lab coat and science goggles for dress up. Amazon has some great science items for all ages. Walmart had some on clearance a while back reg $20 we picked them up for $5 each. Here”s some great science gifts to go along with this pass.
- Fossil Dig
- A Microscope
- science kit
- disgusting science kit
- experiment kit with lab coat
- Lab coat and goggles dress up
- Bug kits
Activity Gift Cards
Pair a gift card to an activity with some sports equipment such as nerf balls, squirt gun for an action packed basket. or create a different theme
- Dave and Busters arcade pass: pair with games for the home
- Ninja Labs or Trampoline places : pair with sports equipment
- Ropes Courses : pair with sports equipment
- Art room (art places that provide all the supplies and clean up)- pair with home art and craft supplies and activities
- Movie Tickets with Candy or Gift card: pair with an at home movie snacks and popcorn.
- Legos with Legoland annual passes (Legoland NY is scheduled to open in 2021)
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