Is Your Easter Basket Gift Giving Complete?
The calendar year is earmarked with holidays, and every kid knows exactly when those holidays occur. They might forget to do their homework, but they always know when the next holiday is. Why is this? Holidays mean vacations from school. Easter, however, is that rare, vacation-less holiday. Easter always falls on Sunday and so kids will have to trade a day off from school for an overflowing Easter basket. It is time for you to start thinking about that perfect Easter gift ideas for your child.
Parents, even though you just packed-up the artificial Christmas tree and cleaned the new toys off the living room floor, the calendar calls, so just like Peter Cottontail, it's time to hop down the shopping trail. As easy and bright as dipping cage-free eggs into decorative pools of fluorescent color, here are a couple of great ideas.
--- Basket ideas for Easter do not need to revolve around mounds of chocolate and candy, contrary to popular belief. Think of your child's Easter basket as a theme, and then match the goodies to that specific theme. For example, Days at the beach, arts and crafts, movie night or library time could all be themes. It will be easy to find gifts that match each of these themes. Of course, a small chocolate bunny needs to be tucked in that basket somewhere.
--- Do you want to create a traditional Easter basket or a contemporary one? As a parent, this is the essential question that you need to ask yourself. Depending on the age and gender of your child, stickers, crayons, make-up, toy cars, sunglasses, marbles, dice and stuffed animals are all traditional ideas for the Easter basket. More contemporary ideas would be gift certificates, any type of small accouterment for their collection of modern electronics or gift certificates.
--- Easter Basket gift ideas need to be creative. In fact, who says you need to put the goodies in a basket at all? If your child has shown an interest in gardening, then put an array of goodies in a flower pot. If your kid is adamant about camping and the outdoors, then stuff a small backpack with recreational gear like a flashlight, penknife or bird feeder kit.
Memorable Easter gifts are all about your ability to be innovative. Give your child an Easter that Peter Cottontail would be proud of by thinking outside the realm of jellybeans and chocolate.