The Millennial Mom Times

An Affordable DIY Toddler Easter Basket

April 20, 2019

Easter time is tomorrow, which means grocery stores are filling up their bargain aisles with cheap or (by now) reduced items to fill your kids’ Easter basket(s). If you are on a budget or want to save your money (like I always do), then set a budget for yourself and stick to it. Also, you’ll want to think of some Easter basket gift ideas so you can go into the store knowing what you’ll want to buy ahead of time.

There are so many themed DIY Easter basket ideas for kids like fun in the sun necessities, book worm lover, bath-time splash, or even a movie inspired Easter basket.

I did not create my toddler’s Easter basket based on a specific theme. I knew for this year, I would grab knick knack items from Dollar Tree, Target’s dollar spot, and Walmart’s seasonal aisle. My son barely plays with his more expensive toys so I told myself I would set a budget of fifteen dollars. His basket was very inexpensive and affordable for anyone looking to throw miscellaneous items together for their rugrat.

The personalized monogramed Easter basket was from an etsy shop, and it was the only item I purchased that was outside of the budget. I know what you’re thinking— well, what happened to your budget? I bought this farm-style, painted Easter basket three years ago, and I was not going to buy another basket. If you like the style of the basket that I have, then please check out ‘peck basket’ from my amazon link.

Once again, I selected miscellaneous items that I knew my toddler would appreciate, but these items are dirt cheap that if they were to ever break or get lost, then I could easily replace.

I will provide my Amazon Easter Inspired Gift Ideas link so you can view the items there as well.


Mini Doodle Board (roughly 4.5 inches)
Mini Nerf-N-Strike NanoFire
Poop Stress Ball Emoji
Dinosaur Dance board book
Hot Wheels individual cars (two)
Small truck (construction, army, dump)
Sack of chocolate eggs

For candy, I struggled because we never give our son candy. I almost opted not to include any in his basket. I could have incorporated a healthy alternative, but I said why not— it is only for one special day anyway. You don’t need to include candy just because it is a commercialized staple with the holiday.

Please remember, whatever things you purchased for your little one(s) or plan to buy last minute, just know they will love it all no matter what. I always try to remind my little ones that it is the thought that counts. It is all in the spirit of fun anyway!

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