Here’s a roundup of what the Easter Bunny is bringing the boys this year. I try to stick to a general guideline of SOMETHING TO DO, SOMETHING TO READ, SOMETHING THEY NEED, & SOMETHING TO EAT – I do this for stocking stuffers and Valentine’s Day gifts as well. It helps me buy less random junk and makes me think about what they actually could use (specifically for summer). They’re not at the age yet where they’re really into a specific toy or activity so I’m gonna go with this train of thought for as long as I can. 😉 At this point, we’ve hit our threshold on stuffed animals and chocolate bunnies. BTW – Who else never ate the chocolate bunny?
Summer PJs // Old Navy pajamas forever. They always have the cutest prints and are good quality. This Spring, the boys got these matching PJs.
Graphic Hats // My boys have a good hat collection goin’ but they’re mainly solid colors or dri-fit hats. I wanted to get some fun summer prints for them and stumbled across a company called Cash & Co on Instagram. I went with the dino print & cactus print. So cute in person – the quality doesn’t disappoint.
Beach Towels // I found mine at HomeGoods for $8.
Water Shoes // These Old Navy shoes have great reviews and look very similar to Natives. I’m hoping that they hold up well this summer because they’re a fraction of the price and I know that the boys will be wearing them everyday.
Books // One thing that I don’t mind the kids having a lot of… BOOKS! We love to read so I’m always saving books on Amazon as they’re recommended to me.
This year, they’re both getting some type of “Search & Find” book. There are a ton to choose from on Amazon and I’ve also had luck at HomeGoods.
I love these books because you can do so much with them. I’m always thinking about “higher-level thinking questions” – can’t help myself – and there are endless amounts of questions you can ask when looking through a Search & Find.
For example, these book can be read to babies where you can talk about what you see, what sounds the animals make, what color they are, etc. You can then move onto more difficult questions to ask your toddler: Where does this animal live? What does this animal eat? How many legs does this animal have? How do you spell _____? You can really do this with a majority of children’s books, but the Search & Find books will grow with your child.
I hope you’ve found some Easter basket inspiration in this post. If you have different toddler gift ideas, I’m going to need them for the next 3+ years so please drop them in the comments below – I’d love to hear!