13 Easter Basket Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Forget pre-made Easter baskets — they’re stuffed with chocolate and cheap plastic toys and typically suggest that the Easter Bunny/the big retail boss is still in the dark ages when it comes to gender equality. This year, why not ditch the pre-made baskets and go for something that will really make your kids’ eyes light up on Good Friday (and won’t fall apart before Mother’s Day). Yes, we’re suggesting you make your own Easter basket — but it’s really not that hard, and you can tailor your basket to suit your kid: cute, rustic or super-modern.

To fill your basket, the key is to choose a few items that you know your kids, whatever age they are, will actually like — and use. And if they’re too old (or cool) to believe in the Easter Bunny, you’ll get some serious credit. You don’t have to spend a fortune, and you can always bulk out the basket with that fake grass stuff — or even DIY the whole Easter basket if you’re feeling ambitious. But remember: Your basket doesn’t have to be a Hollywood-movie-style hamper that requires two people to transport it.

Check out these fun, affordable picks to inspire you to do Easter on your terms this year.

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