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Image3Every year I would go to a big box store and overpay for the kids Easter baskets. If you are wondering why I didn’t just reuse the ones from the previous year, just start laughing now. The main reason is the kids would want to use them in their rooms for their “stuff”. They weren’t high quality so they always ended up broken. Let’s just go with it’s the kids’ fault.

Once you get their baskets, you go overboard on filling it with things that they will be excited about for all of 5 minutes. Royal and Spencer were way more excited about colored pencils and chalk, years ago. Alex truly just loves everything so his baskets are super easy. Hunter and Royal, not so much anymore. Teenagers seem to get more expensive as they get older.

This year, get baskets that will last a very long time! When they have outgrown Easter, they have a fantastic bin they can use for whatever they want…. or you can steal it to organize your home. BONUS FOR MOM!

Right now you can get 2 amazing baskets for just $15 with every $35 spent. That’s 2 for $15, not $15 each. Where can you get a gorgeous basket for $7.50? Need 2? Need 4? I got you! Inexpensive Easter Baskets Inexpensive Easter BasketsInexpensive Easter BasketsInexpensive Easter Baskets

Now that you have your baskets, how can you fill them without emptying your wallet? DOLLAR STORE! Honestly, there is so much there that is not junk. Here are some ideas

Under 5 years old (Boys and/or Girls)

  • Bubbles
  • Crayons
  • Coloring Books
  • Puzzles
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Dress Up items
  • Play makeup
  • Hair accessories
  • Markers

6 to 12 year old (Boys and/or Girls)

  • Pokemom Cards
  • Football Cards
  • Hair accessories
  • Crayons
  • Coloring Books
  • Glow Sticks
  • Brushes
  • Bubble Bath
  • Dress Up Items
  • Dolls
  • Action Figures
  • Jump Rope
  • Chalk
  • Batteries (Spencer suggested this one lol)

Personally, my teenagers love the dollar store! I know some may not, but there is still a lot of good things you can pick them up there. You can also add a gift card to their basket as well.

Teenagers (Boys and/or Girls

  • Candles
  • Art Supplies
  • Pokemom Cards
  • Football Cards
  • Make-Up
  • Perfume
  • Cologne
  • Lotion
  • Candy
  • Balloons
  • Makeup Pouch
  • Nail Polish


Toni-Lynn Barber
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