DIY,  Mommyhood

Last Minute Budget Baskets

I’m not super big into going all out for Easter gift giving.  I want my boys to enjoy a special treat, yes, but I also want them to know the true meaning behind the holiday.  So I try to find as many deals as I can and here’s what I came up with this year!

For Ro…
Now this is the wee one’s first Easter and he’s still very young so, instead of not doing anything at all, I went super simple and cutesie.

It’s a veggie and bunny basket!  Some veggie and fruit squeeze pouches and a stuffed bunny from the Dollar Tree make for an easy yet adorable presentation.

4 Veggie/Fruit pouches – $5
Mini Plush Bunny – $1
White Crate (Hobby Lobby) – $1.80 ($2.99 @ 40% off)

For Gav…
Big brother definitely got a little more since he’s older, of course, and he understands, to the degree that a 4 year old can, what this holiday is about.  It also helps that he goes to a Christian preschool.

For his basket, I wanted something that he could use throughout the year, not just Easter.  Party City has these great little buckets and he loves putting his cars and trinkets in different containers.  Plus, it’s Blaze so, BONUS POINTS!  Party City is also where I got the Paw Patrol cup and washcloth (more useful things that he enjoys) and he loves the little popping candies and soccer chocolates.  For fun, I found a Melissa and Doug reusable sticker pad at Five Below that I knew he’d go crazy over.

Then it came time for the spiritual gift.  For a while, I had been doing a devotional with Gav that he had received as a gift a few years back.  He was too young for it then but this year I thought we could start it.  Not to say anything bad about a devotional, but I thought this particular one was way to adult in content.  The wording was too mature for a 4 year old, in my opinion, so I’ve been on the look out for a new one.  I found this great one, it’s cover is holographic so that’s why it looks a little blurry, and I purchased it from Amazon.

Blaze Bucket – $1.50
Paw Patrol Cup and Washcloth- $2
Candy – 15 for $1
Sticker Pad – $5
Devotional – $9

Last but not least, I know I’m not the only parent who cringes at the sight of Easter grass!  Simple tissue paper that I already had did the trick perfectly.  Green for “grass” in Ro’s crate and red to match Gav’s bucket.

Total cost for Easter 2016? About $36!  Not too shabby for this frugal mama!

What’s in your Easter baskets this year?
XO, Kelly

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