Our Top Easter Basket Picks By Age Group
Get ready to fill up those festive Easter baskets with baby gear, kids' toys and colorful prizes with a little help from our Wingmoms. There's no need to spend a lot of money on tiny goodies that will become junk the next day, or fill those Easter eggs with tons of candy. Give your children eco-friendly, gently-used Easter gifts that will actually be loved, played with and last. Just make sure to get them soon, Easter this year falls on Sunday, April 4, and don't worry, we can ship and deliver all the open-box and second-hand kid gear you need.
One of our favorite gifts to give kids of any age is books, and you can start this trend when they are babies. For this holiday look for bunny-themed board books or classic stories such as Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown or one of the many Curious George books. Baby books are great not only to promote reading, but they are easy to source gently used at a fraction of the cost a new book runs.
For play time, have the Easter Bunny drop off a set of sensory or grasping toys, like the clever bundle curated by Sassy. Open up the package and spread the love around so your little one can explore the items in their basket. Another great item along this vein is a multi-sensory learning cube or activity cube. Manhattan Toys makes a soft one great for little hands, and Good Buy Gear is often stocked with various types of activity cubes, from plastic ones that talk back to traditional wooden ones.
Cute animal toys are also a spring-like way to celebrate the season and usually provide fun for kids well past the baby stage. For example Melissa & Doug's Frolicking Frog or the company’s plush bug jug that's filled with soft critters. The Fisher-Price Butterfly Shape Sorter is also an adorable spring toy, and something that will help with color, shape and connotative skills as Baby grows.
Busy toddlers will love getting an Easter basket filled with kid gear to explore, open and play with. Keep their minds sharp with a spring-colored puzzle like the Hape Creative Peg Puzzle. Another gift that will last well beyond the holiday is anything by Magformers, which are magnetic building blocks perfect for creating worlds. Games too are a lasting treat, and Peaceable Kingdom's Bunny Bedtime, The Make-A-Choice Game is a good start and sticks with the Easter animal theme.
Toddlers are also at the age where searching for Easter eggs can be really fun. Good Buy Gear sells a lot of toys that would be great inside larger plastic eggs, like little cars, toy animals and play food. After the egg hunt let them work off some of that jellybean energy by going wild on a gently-used Skip Hop 3-in-1 Ride-On Scooter or an adorable plush animal rocker.
Bigger Kids’ Easter
We aren't sure when kids stop enjoying Easter shenanigans, but we are pretty certain all ages love getting little gifts and festive candy. A preschooler who enjoys flowers would be happy to get one of the STEAM toys where you build a personal plastic garden. This toy is great for ages 3 to 7. Slightly older kids could get in the spirit of the season with a spring craft kit like Creativity For Kids' Flower Press & Nature Cards set. Good Buy Gear also got in a shipment of new Rainbow Brush kits featuring mermaids and dolphins, the perfect gift to dive into on one of those rainy spring days that is mostly mess free.
Easter is also the perfect time to stock up on outdoor kid gear. Roller skates are certainly a winning item, and it hasn't been proven that the Easter Bunny hasn't used them to get around. Fill that Easter basket with jump ropes, softballs, swim goggles and more. Or, make that Easter basket a basketball and hoop. No matter how you plan Easter with the kids, there are plenty of items both for the holiday and spring celebrating.
Spring Products For Parents
Easter isn't just for kids. Treat the adults in the house with kid gear of their own. After all, spring is a great time to start jogging with Baby in tow,—we recommend the great three-wheel stroller to start this adventure. Even if you're not into running, having a practical stroller like the Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller to take walks around the sunny park with are key come spring. Or, wear Baby around town on a stroll. We like the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier and the organic Baby K'tan for walking.
Cool muslin swaddle blankets like ones made by Aden + Anais are a must too. Not only are they great for actually swaddling a newborn, but once Baby is too big for swaddling use them to drape over strollers, tuck in a purse for an emergency blanket or burp cloth and to shade Baby whenever needed. At home you can channel into spring as well with the Nook Pebble Change Pad, it looks like a soothing river bed but is made with the much softer CertiPur-US foam. Good Buy Gear offers a lot of these items open box, so it's like you're getting brand new baby gear for up to 70-percent less than the original cost.
Celebrate spring and Easter with ease this year, remembering Good Buy Gear is ready to help you get what you need in the most stress-free way possible. And, if you want to learn more about how to use Good Buy Gear to have an eco-friendly Easter, read this article.