Baby Kensington’s first Easter basket

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My husband let out a big laugh when I told him that I wanted to create our three-month-old an Easter basket. But I was so serious! I had already given up Christmas stockings and gifts since Kensington was only two-weeks-old for her first Christmas, so I wasn’t skipping over her first Easter, too. Plus, I thought it would be so fun to build my first Easter basket as a mother. And it really was! Even though she won’t open it herself, or understand much of it, she will still use every single item I put in there. So there was no wasted money. 🙂

So whether you’re an eager first time mother like me, or perhaps you have an older child who still believes in the Easter bunny and won’t understand why the new baby didn’t get an Easter basket too, here are some ideas on what to put in your new baby’s basket that are practical and not money wasters.

So first, get a basket! I know the dollar store carries a ton of Easter goodies, so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a big basket. This one came from Target and it was only $1.50. I loved the style and color and it was the perfect size for my sweet baby girl.

Then I started to fill it with some newborn goodies! I started with an Eric Carle newborn toy, which are some of my favorite toys for babies. This small one will be perfect for me to throw into the diaper bag and always have handy for when we’re out and about. Then I went the more boring practical route and tossed in some baby wipes, because they’re a necessity. I’ve always believed that while it’s important to give kid’s fun things they want for the holidays, it’s just as important to give them some things that they need.  So baby wipes fit that idea perfectly.

Then I tossed in a book and a matching character stuffed animal.  The bunny from Guess How Much I Love You is pretty perfect for Easter, and it’s one of my favorite children’s books. And the little bunny is something she can play with now while I read her the book. A very festive and practical choice for her basket! And pretty stinking cute.

And then for something a little less practical and more fun! Hot pink bunny ears, compliments of Target’s dollar aisle. And you know Kensington is going to look so cute in them and that I’ll be snapping all the pictures of her … But it’s her first Easter guys! Let me have my fun, too. 🙂

And finally, some big bows! Something she will definitely get use out of. If you aren’t into big bows, you could always use a hat or some cool sunglasses! Great for summer, which is right around the corner. Basically, you want something that the baby will get use out of.

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And that’s Kensington’s completed basket! Perfect for a newborn, without any wasted money. These ideas could even spill over into a toddler or younger children’s Easter baskets. Personally, I think these little, practical gifts are much more exciting than a whole basket of candy! And I had so much fun picking them out.

Here are some more ideas for newborn Easter baskets:

  • An Easter outfit
  • Shoes
  • Bath toys
  • Pacifiers 
  • Blankets
  • Teethers
  • Rattles 
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Bathing suit
  • Body wash
  • Baby lotion 
  • Onesies
  • Leggings 
  • Sunglasses
  • Head bands 
  • Diapers

Did you give your baby an Easter basket? If so what did you include? I’d love to hear about it! Thanks for reading. Xoxo.

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43 thoughts on “Baby Kensington’s first Easter basket

  1. This is such a cute idea! I have yet to start Easter shopping for the little one, but I keep everything affordable. Thanks for the ideas.

  2. Ooh I love these ideas! I put a teething ring and a pack of pacifiers in her tiny Christmas stocking, and haven’t thought much about an Easter basket because my mind automatically goes to candy! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I think it’s great you got practical things that she/you can actually use with her. I was the same way with my first. Now that we have two girls and my youngest is only 1, I’m kind of glad I don’t *have* to buy anything for her since she has no clue what’s going on. lol But, I got several books for Easter, so it’s not like she’s getting absolutely nothing. 😉

  4. I love this! I have been contemplating whether or not to make something for my little one, since he is still too young to really remember or appreciate. You have definitely inspired me.

  5. Our 1st child was 3 months at Easter, so of course I had to give him a basket! We used a lot of the same things – book, stuffed animal, teething ring. They may have no idea what’s going on, but it sure does make for some cute pics!

  6. I love this. Last year was my sons first easter. I filled his basket with teething toys, easter eggs, and a bunny. He loved it. He was only 4 months old. This year I decided to do a bucket. He would just destroy a wicker basket plus the bucket can double as a Halloween bucket this year.

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