Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, & Adults

What do you put in an infant's basket, especially when they can't eat anything? I didn't want the Easter bunny to fill my 10 week old's basket with stuffed bunnies and plastic eggs that would end up in a garage sale later.  So, I suggested he get the new Boon Squirt spoon, and a couple of snack traps, which I knew he would be able to use soon. 

Boon Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon in OrangeBoon Squirt Baby Food Dispencing Spoon, BlueBoon Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon- Pink
Plush Monkey Lil' Snugglers 13"3 Pack Snack Trap (colors may vary)Plush Cream Lamb Lil' Snugglers 13"

The Squirt is even kindof egg shaped and comes in springy colors so it will look great in his basket!  The Easter bunny got him the monkey cuddle toy, although the lamb is pretty cute and a great animal for Easter time too.

You can always do clothes, too.  Here are a few cute options for a little girl:
Hudson Baby Layette Set, 4 Piece, Baby Bunny, 3-6 MonthsBunny Footed SleeperCarter's Easter Bunny Polka Dot Sleeper PNK/MLT 9 Mo

A cute bunny pillow good for boys or girls:

My 2-yr-old loves those little finger puppet books, and last year got the Little Bunny Finger Puppet Book in his basket:
Little Bunny: Finger Puppet Book (Finger Puppet Brd Bks)

If you like to crochet like I do and would like to help the Easter bunny out by making something yourself to put in your little one's basket, these bunny blankies are simple to make.  I blogged about them a while back on my Junk Mail Gems blog...the pattern is free from Lion Brand Yarn.

 My 2-year-old son is a big fan of the "Max and Ruby" cartoon, so rather than get him a generic stuffed bunny for his basket, I called up the Easter bunny and suggested he get this cute set of beanies among other goodies:
Ty Beanie Baby Max & Ruby Set

In my opinion, toddlers can never have too many bubbles or too much play-doh.  Little jars of bubbles work great for "basket stuffers," and Play-Doh even has a nice set of pastel colors.
 Gazillion Bubbles 4 fl. oz with Blower StickPlay-Doh Classic 4-Pack Pastel Colors

How about some fun ideas for grown-ups? 

Here are a couple cute bunny shaped products from Alessi, their Bunny & Carrot paper towel holder and "Magic" toothpick holder:
Alessi Bunny & Carrot Kitchen Roll Holder - Green/OrangeAlessi Magic Bunny-Azure Blue ASG 16 AZ

For your anime and vinyl figure fans, check out Kid Robot's "Dunny" and "Smorkin' Labbits" figurines!
Kidrobot Dunny Series 2009 - Mori Chack Pink Gloomy BearKidrobot Dunny Series 5 Blind Box

 Just in case your cell phone isn't cute and cuddly enough, here's a solution :

Here's a rabbit that will speak info off the web to you, including your email, weather reports, rss feeds and more:

You can also find quite a selection of rabbit shaped usb drives out there!
2GB Happy Rabbit Cartoon USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive GrayLovely 4GB Nice Rabbit Cartoon USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive Pink4GB Finger Rabbit Shaped Design USB Flash Memory Drive Pink

So get creative with your baskets this year and find something that'll actually be useful beyond just filling up the basket!  You'd be surprised what you can find and how much fun you can have searching beyond the seasonal aisle of your local convenience store!

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