Our babies may not remember their first Easter, but we will! Easter is one of my favorite holidays, and although I’m almost 30, my mom still makes me an Easter basket every year. I couldn’t wait to carry on the tradition with my children! The great thing with babies, is that gifts don’t have to be expensive. Sometimes an empty water bottle is more fun than a new toy! I filled her Easter basket with a combination of things that she needed, things to play with, things that were cute, and things that were festive.
7 months is such a fun age! They’re beginning to become mobile, figuring out how to use their hands, love exploring new textures and sounds. They’re really starting to pay attention to the little details in their environment. So here is what I included:
Basket- I couldn’t resist this lavender seersucker bow on this basket at Walmart! The best part about this basket (in my opinion) is that that the handle folds down! Have you ever tried to store an Easter basket with a fixed handle? It takes up so much closet space! I love that I can stuff this one and place it in the tub for next year! Walmart for $12.99!
Textured Ball Set– I think I underestimated how much Kennedy would like this textured ball set! She loves it, especially the yellow spikey ball! Cody and I joke that she plays fetch with herself by rolling a ball away and going after it. These help her motor skills too! Win win. Around $12 on Amazon.
Pacifiers– We’ve used these Tommee Tippee closer to nature pacifiers since she was a newborn. They were the easiest for her to hold onto (AKA- less mom putting the pacifier in her mouth in the middle of the night.) Now that she’s older, we upgraded to the 6-18 month size. Amazon for around $7.
Pacifier Name Clip– To go along with the pacifiers, I’ve been wanting to get her name on her pacifier clip! I like that these are silicone beads so she can chew and teeth on it! The clip part is plastic too, which I really like after she hit herself with the metal one too many times lol. It supports a small business on Etsy for $14.50.
Itsy Bitsy Duckling Board Book– We read every night then sing a few nursery rhymes- always the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” This book is a take on the spider but for a duckling! For more use, I liked that this book was “spring” themed instead of Easter so it can stay on the shelf year round. Around $6 on Amazon.
Personalized Sunglasses– I’ve seen versions of these cute name sunglasses all over Instagram so I thought it would be fun to get some for Kennedy! I wanted them to fit so badly but her head is too small! So we’re holding onto them until she gets older! $10.50 on Etsy (with free shipping!)
Easter Lovey– I saw this at Walmart for under $4 so it was an easy festive choice! It rattles too! Which makes it more fun to toss around. I have already thrown it in the washer multiple times and it looks brand new! Very impressed for $4!
Easter bib– Another under $4 find at Walmart! This bib has 3D bunny ears that she, of course, loves to play with! It was fun for photos on Easter day too since it says “My First Easter.”
And that summarizes what we included in her basket! I found little wooden bunny cutouts at Hobby Lobby and painted one lavender. I added a pom pom tail to one side and then her acrylic name to the front with a glue dot. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of her acrylic name cut out (I’ll link it here) it’s something you can use over and over again!
Need newborn ideas? Check out my post on my favorite newborn items here. You could easily add these for this Easter basket for your baby or a friend’s baby!