Top Five Alternative Easter Basket Ideas for Children

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably doing the last-minute thing, figuring out what you’ll be giving for Easter. Today I’m welcoming five alternative Easter ideas from ASDA George.

Easter is just around the corner, and while plenty of people, young and old, will be scoffing their body weight in chocolate over the course of the Easter holidays, others will have treated their loved ones in other ways. Chocolate eggs have long been a tradition when it comes to gift-giving at Easter, but they certainly aren’t the be-all and end-all of gift options as an Easter present.

Easter baskets are deeply rooted in the Pagan and religious Easter traditions, while also having their place in the welcoming of springtime. Nowadays, Easter baskets are a way to give gifts to loved ones that are a little more thoughtful than chocolate, with all manner of goodies being bought and added to the baskets for something truly special to open over Easter weekend.

While you could just go wild and pick up a few bits and pieces to create an Easter basket for your loved ones, you could opt for an alternative, unique idea that will be even more special as well as being tailor-made to the recipient. There are plenty of options for you to choose from if this is the route you wish to take:

Healthy
Since when do Easter baskets have to be unhealthy and super sweet? While part of the joy of Easter is the almost justifiable sugar high, it doesn’t mean an Easter basket can’t be healthy if you want it to be. Make it fun as well and your child will barely notice that there’s not a chocolate egg in sight. Choose to fill the basket with non-sugary goodies, such as small toys, raisins, bath toys, great value fancy dress costumes, stickers or packets of nuts, for a fun alternative to mountains of chocolate that they’ll be eating until summer.

Arty
Does your child love to draw, paint or make? Create an Easter basket perfect for those with a creative side and fill it with crayons, paints, paintbrushes, craft activities and colouring books. It’s a great way to stock up their art cupboard, while also providing plenty of things to do on the inevitable rainy days during the Easter holidays.

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Colour-Themed
Have a little fun putting the Easter basket together and stick to items that are of their favourite colour. Perhaps your child loves red? A red soft toy, some red crayons, red glitter and red beads would be ideal to add to it. You could throw in some Lindor chocolates wrapped in red foil for a sweet touch.

Outdoors
Do they love to be outside? Perhaps some sporty goodies, such as a new ball, some outdoor chalks or some water balloons would suffice. Maybe they’re a little green fingered – packets of seeds, their own gardening tools and a little watering can would be perfect!

Superheroes
What kid doesn’t love superheroes? Theme the basket around their favourite heroes and villains; you could include action figures, a LEGO set, a DVD, stickers and one of the many fancy dress costumes that will enable them to become Superman or Batman whenever they liked, for a super fun Easter gift.

Make their Easter basket extra special this Easter and give them something exciting and fun to open over Easter weekend. A chocolate egg wouldn’t go amiss either, if you’re feeling particularly generous!

In Association with ASDA George