Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2013, 01:02 AM   #11
Marianna1988
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Naples, Italy
Posts: 2,517
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalkinBoutMyGirl
I have no idea what to get DD this year. Normally I spend a decent amount of money but I don't have it this year. For example, last year she got a leapster and a bunch of other stuff. I easily spend $100 plus on Easter. Yeah, not happening this year. I also don't want a bunch of crap since I'm trying to not replace all the toys I got rid of a few months ago.

My only real idea is some scarves. DD has some playsilks from a WAHM but I sold them bc I needed the money. Scarves can be found at the thrift store for practically nothing and she loves playing with her friends scarves.

Any other cheap/useful ideas?!?!
I'm keeping it kind of basic. They are getting some little wood toys I bought in a co-op, and hopefully a small bag of organic candy (if the candy arrives in time)

Advertisement

__________________
Marianna and new Usborne Books and More consultant married to C mama to P (05/10) and J (12/11) and baby tre coming 10/14
~Shop at my absolute favorite cloth diaper store HERE! Free diapers, rewards points, and free shipping!~
~Save 20% with code NIFT8010 on your first order at: Diapers.com Soap.com Wag.com Yoyo.com Casa.com Afterschool.com Vine.com Bookworm.com and Look.com~
~$25 off your first order of $50 at gilt.com!
Marianna1988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 07:25 AM   #12
jengojengo's Avatar
jengojengo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 3,027
My Mood:
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

Could you do your own easter egg hunt this year instead of a basket? Buy 25-35 plastic eggs and fill with stickers, jelly beans, etc etc, and then maybe get a stuffed animal from goodwill, wash it, and put a picture of it in one of the eggs...or maybe a map to it? This could all be done for under 10 bucks, even less maybe. I know my kids love re-hiding the eggs over and over.
__________________
Want Pretty Nails? Looking to Make Money from Home?
jengojengo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #13
mpbaby
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 429
Could you skip it altogether? I'm Catholic. Growing up, my parents didn't have that much spare money. We never got Easter baskets. I never missed them.

Now, we have kids and we never do Easter baskets. It isn't a matter of money but really a matter of too much stuff for the kids. I don't want them expecting baskets at Easter. I'm even fed up with Christmas though. It all gets so overwhelming. My son just had a birthday and he got so many toys (not from us) that we have practically the entire Lego store in our house now and he still has a pile of gifts in the cupboard that hasn't even been opened yet. He's five. Does a five year old need every Ninjago Lego ever made??? He blows through them...

Sorry for the rant. I can't get over it. We are grateful for everything we have but it's hard to teach the value of saving when the kids grow up having everything they ever wish for, however small.

Anyway, long story short. I say no on Easter baskets. Especially if you are strapped for extra cash. Just my two cents.
mpbaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #14
2+2macht4's Avatar
2+2macht4
Super Moderator
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: In a quaint village smack in the middle of the black forest.
Posts: 15,567
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

My infant is not getting a basket he will start next year.

For my 2 year old he gets a basket with a really big suprise egg, it will have a chcoolate bunny, and some baked treats. I also have a easter sticker book and will watch for a few like items. I had planned to give him one toy in addition for easter. I got a big fire truck on sale for 10 euro but he found it in the trunk ofthe car haha so he got it early< need to get more creative with hiding.
__________________
Rena , Married to my German BFF T . Mom to 2 energizer bunnies L (12/2010) and E (10/2012). Come play with me: ISO/IHA, M2M,
2+2macht4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #15
Melinda29
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,634
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpbaby View Post
Could you skip it altogether? I'm Catholic. Growing up, my parents didn't have that much spare money. We never got Easter baskets. I never missed them.

Now, we have kids and we never do Easter baskets. It isn't a matter of money but really a matter of too much stuff for the kids. I don't want them expecting baskets at Easter. I'm even fed up with Christmas though. It all gets so overwhelming. My son just had a birthday and he got so many toys (not from us) that we have practically the entire Lego store in our house now and he still has a pile of gifts in the cupboard that hasn't even been opened yet. He's five. Does a five year old need every Ninjago Lego ever made??? He blows through them...

Sorry for the rant. I can't get over it. We are grateful for everything we have but it's hard to teach the value of saving when the kids grow up having everything they ever wish for, however small.

Anyway, long story short. I say no on Easter baskets. Especially if you are strapped for extra cash. Just my two cents.
This.

We actually do do baskets, but just started last year for the first time. We were low on toothpaste, bandaids, soap bars, and everyone needed bigger swimsuits for the upcoming season, so I put those in the baskets. It made it so much more exciting

This year, they are getting their new crocs for the summer, plus 1 Cadbury cream egg and a bar of fun soap. I got the crocs on black friday's online sale (thanks to the mama who posted the deal!), but they would have been getting those anyway for summer.

Last edited by Melinda29; 03-09-2013 at 10:49 AM.
Melinda29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #16
TalkinBoutMyGirl's Avatar
TalkinBoutMyGirl
~Love~
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hogwarts
Posts: 13,178
My Mood:
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

Lots of great ideas ladies!

And no we aren't skipping it. DD is 4 and knows that you get Easter baskets and hunt eggs on Easter. We do a big shindig with the family so it would be really unfair and pretty much torture that she doesn't get an Easter basket and all her cousins did. Not doing that. But I do want this years basket to be stuff we/she needs and not a bunch of crap/toys/candy.
__________________
Anna - Gazelle intense with mywife Rachel and Hailey (6) our little
Swag with Me!
TalkinBoutMyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #17
pgkcb13's Avatar
pgkcb13
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wa. State
Posts: 3,872
My Mood:
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melinda29 View Post
This.

We actually do do baskets, but just started last year for the first time. We were low on toothpaste, bandaids, soap bars, and everyone needed bigger swimsuits for the upcoming season, so I put those in the baskets. It made it so much more exciting

This year, they are getting their new crocs for the summer, plus 1 Cadbury cream egg and a bar of fun soap. I got the crocs on black friday's online sale (thanks to the mama who posted the deal!), but they would have been getting those anyway for summer.
This is a great idea.
__________________
~Kory~
Wife to my best friend; Mama to Beetle 3/12/09, Tiny 7/22/11, and Nugget 4/5/13
CDing, BWing, BFing, ERFing, Non-Vaxing, Co-Sleeping, Crunchy, Thrifty, SAHM!
ISO Gypsum Keens in Kids size 12
pgkcb13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 12:26 PM   #18
SenoraE's Avatar
SenoraE
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 3,047
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

We will do 10 clues that the boys have to follow. This year they will be one word clues so DS # 1 can sound them out. He'll run from the refrigerator to the shower to the garage to the washer, etc. At the end he's getting a new helmet (next size bigger) and his favorite lunch snacks (fruit snacks and mandarin oranges) and hopefully a new swim bucket hat for in the pool / on the boat. Not sure about DS # 2... I think some new washable markers and his favorite snacks, but trying to think of one more thing (maybe play-doh). We only do things that we'd buy anyway and absolutely NO chocolate.
__________________
Get $10 to spend at Vitacost & get free dipes, wipes, vitamins, food - you name it!
Big brother Colt + Little brother Mad Max + my DH + me = our happy, thrifty family.EBATES SWAG ME! I've earned over $250 in amazon.com gift cards in 2 years! Muchas gracias/Thanks so much!
SenoraE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #19
lizgrace07's Avatar
lizgrace07
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,249
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

This year we're doing homemade playdoh in jars, homemade bath paints in jars, sidewalk chalk, shovels for gardening/sandbox, and candy/treats. Maybe a couple other things like more reusable straws and a book, but I'm not sure about that yet.
__________________
Catholic wife to the very best hubby in the world and mama to four boys:
John-Paul, William, Oliver, and Teddy.
lizgrace07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #20
specialdelivery
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,080
Re: Let's talk Easter baskets!!

I like to give the kids practical stuff too. They typically get a bathing suit-usually from a consignment sale, water shoes and sunglasses, few snack items I don't usually buy them and tons of candy from my parents. We might get them some sand toys this year too since last year's have disappeared.
__________________
Julie-Breastfeeding Educator
Wife to Steve
Mama to Ria 5/08, Wyatt 10/14/11 and expecting #3 in April.
specialdelivery is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.