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Easter Basket 101

April 4, 2022

The Easter Bunny still has time to hop around The Little Traveler to find finishing touches for Easter baskets—or fill the whole thing! We went on a quest to fill a basket with unique finds from around the store for under $30. Let's see how we did at meeting that goal while also following five essential Easter basket building guidelines...

1. It All Starts with a Toy

This will be the star of the basket, so make sure it's something purely for fun that you know they'll go ga-ga for. This season, Squishville is all the rage, as in ultra squishy stuffed friends. Squishville minis in their very own Squishville vehicle fit perfectly in an Easter basket and are sure to delight. $9.99

2. Sneak in a Little Education

Nobody says learning can't also be fun—and adorable. These board books featuring cute Easter-related baby animals are great for pre-readers and early readers, and they're the ideal size for basket stuffing. $5.99

3. Include Unique Treats

Think beyond just candy. We combined two unique finds from our old-fashioned Candy Shop to create a decadent snacktime experience: color-changing gourmet hot chocolate and a marshmallow bunny to top it off. $2.49 Hot Chocolate | $2.99 Bunny Marshmallow

4. The More Color the Better

Some things never go out of style, like Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. And chocolate. Add a bright spark of springtime joy to Easter baskets with these cheerfully wrapped candy bars. #timeless $2.99

5. Every Basket Must Have Eggs

But they don't have to be egg flavored. We chose fine German milk chocolate eggs by Riegelein Confiserie, one of Europe's leading chocolate brands. The cocoa beans sourced for making these festive treats are Fair Trade certified. $4.99

The Result

We stuffed this charming basket for $29.44. That left us just enough in our budget to throw in a hand-crafted, soft & buttery Knudsen's caramel for 50 cents. 

One More Important Rule for Basket Filling...

Be sure to pick up something cute for yourself while shopping, like the friendly little Easter gnome sitting next to our basket. 

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