Easter morning. There is nothing more fun than the excitement of the kids running to find the hidden eggs and see what goodies the Easter Bunny has given them in their basket!
If you have not yet figured out what you will put into those Easter Baskets on Sunday morning, we’ve got a few easy, money saving ideas just for you!
1. Use last year’s basket. There is no need to get a new one each year. In fact, my kids save their Easter Grass as well and reuse it! If you don’t like this year’s basket, wait until after Easter and then pick one up which will become the permanent basket. That way, you can not only get what your child wants, but you will get it at a discount too!
2. Shop the Dollar Store. If you want small trinkets to add to your basket, Dollar Stores have a treasure trove of ideas. From inexpensive candies to small toys, you can find it all. If you need inspiration on what to add, make sure you check out 100 Non-Candy Easter ideas.
3. Skip the pre-made bakets. These baskets are more expensive. Instead of buying one that is already built, why not create your own? Your kids and you could decorate oatmeal boxes, shoe boxes or even wicker baskets with stickers, paper and Easter grass. Then, you can pick up a few little things to make it yourself. This way you get only what you want and don’t end up with toys or candy your kids don’t like.
4. Go homemade on the fillers. Rather than pick up candy and other items, you could easily include homemade cookies. You could put dimes and quarters inside of the eggs. You could even make your own sidewalk chalk!
5. Get one big item and skip the small stuff. You could just decide to buy one larger toy and then toss a few candies into your baskets. This can make it simpler, plus you are not filling the basket with small toys that your kids may not even like. It makes sense to spend a bit more on something that will last rather than less on things which will end up in the trash or bottom of the toy box.
What do you do to save money on your Easter Baskets?