Guys. Can you believe that Easter is three days away? It feels SO early this year. We still have Valentine's chocolate laying around! And we're currently dealing with a freezing rain warning.
We are still trying to decide if we will be traveling over the holidays, which would allow us to run away from the cold. Maybe North Carolina, maybe Philadelphia, maybe both, maybe neither. I'll let you know next week what we ended up deciding! It's so impromptu but I love that we are able to decide at the last minute. It comes down to our budget and how UNC does in the March Madness tournament.
The sad part about not being around for Easter is missing out on celebrating with my little niece and nephew. I've said it before, but kids make the holidays so much more exciting! And just in case we will be away, we have prepared their little Easter gift baskets in advance.
I mainly hit up the Target dollar spot and Dollarama for their goodies. Again this year I tried to stay away from too much candy and chocolate and focused more on toys and things they could use. My niece's goodies are on the left and my nephew's are on the right.
My niece is a toddler so I was able to get things that she will be able to play with and use. In her basket are pencils, straws, sidewalk chalk, sunglasses, and a bracelet to name a few. My nephew is a couple years younger than her and in his basket I included more baby-appropriate items like a bib, bath toys, a little bow tie, and a board book.
In all honesty, I'm not the best at knowing what kids their age like playing with but I'm sure at least some of these things will be a hit! And worse case scenario, they can swap and share if they want to.
The baskets are also from the dollar store and they will work great as crayon storage or little toy containers afterwards. I tried to stay away from Easter-specific baskets so that they could be reused and not thrown our right after. To make them more festive, I printed out their names on triangles to create a custom little flag banner!
Here's the basket we gave to my niece last year, before her brother made his entrance into the world. I think she really loved it!
I'm joining some fabulous blog ladies for the #easterbasket2016 link up! Can't wait to see what everyone else put together for their little ones!
By the way, tomorrow is my one-year blogging anniversary! I can't believe how quickly time has flown by. Thank you to everyone who visits my little slice of the internet and especially those who take the time to comment. I am sending you very warm non-creepy virtual hugs right now! Xoxo