Easter means a lot of things to many people — chocolate, the arrival of spring for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, egg hunts, the end of Lent, religious stuff we won’t get into on these pages. For a lot of kids, it also means one more morning in which they might wake up to surprise toys from their parents.
As much as we don’t want to raise spoiled children, it is just so rewarding to see the looks on our kids’ faces when they open a gift from us. At least on Easter, we can restrict ourselves to whatever fits into a basket, and maybe price our gifts accordingly. That still leaves quite a world of possibilities. You can go with the whole Easter theme, choosing nothing but bunnies, eggs, baby chicks, and pastel colors. Or you can get your kids toys that they’ll want to play with all year long. As you’ll see with most of the toys we’ve listed here, a gift under $20 can be wildly entertaining. We’re talking about everything from art projects to drones, and LEGO kits to dolls. And yeah, there are bunnies and eggs for good measure.
A side note for parents shopping close to Easter Sunday: Though we’ve linked to big online stores here, you might want to do a quick search to see if your neighborhood’s independent toy store also sells toys online. They might be able to get you goods sooner than a big-box chain these days, and you’ll be making sure the store survives any difficult economic times ahead.
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