Penny Pinched Easter Baskets

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I had two great emails this week asking how I frugally fill Easter baskets, as well as what to add to a teenager’s Easter basket, so I thought I’d share a peek at what our baskets look like this year! Several years ago I bought the buckets at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars and added a monogram to them ~ definitely re-using the basket from year to year will help you pinch those pennies. 

Normally we include candy and a few items from the dollar bins at Target or the Dollar Tree, but this year since I’d scored such great deals on board games last week at Target, my kids will get those too. I was pretty excited when I saw Target had their $1 Spot items on sale 6/$5, and was tickled because they had quite a few fun items for my girls!

 

I went to CVS and Target yesterday for the Easter candy deals (I loved being able to use the $10 off $50 grocery coupon at Target towards the candy I had to purchase!), and that’s about it. Nothing fancy or all that exciting, but my kids always are pretty excited to wake up bright and early to a morning full of chocolate and a few fun treats!

Because I didn’t get a game for my 14-year-old, I’m going to add in a $5 iTunes card (he’ll be thrilled with that!)

 

What other items do you add to your child’s Easter basket? Leave a comment to share- I’m always up for new ideas!

Haven’t started shopping for Easter candy yet? See the best Easter Candy Deals 2014 over HERE before heading to the store, and be sure to print these coupons to easily pinch a penny or two.
I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

 

See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!

 

 

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  1. OUR BASKETS ARE FILLED VERY SIMILARLY. MY KIDDOS HAVE BEEN USING THE SAME BASKETS FOR THE LAST 6 YEARS. I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING CANDY FROM SALES IT SEEMS SINCE MARCH. LOVE THE LITTLE GOODIES FROM THE TARGET $1 SPOT. WE SAVE OUR PLASTIC EGGS FROM YEAR TO YEAR AND THE EASTER BUNNY PUTS CEREAL, RAISINS, GOLDFISH IN THEM AS TO NOT RUIN THEIR APPETITES FOR EASTER BREAKFAST. THEY THEN USE THEIR BASKETS AT GRANDMA FOR THE CANDY FILLED EASTER EGG HUNT THAT AFTERNOON!- PS WILL BE MAKING THE RESURRECTION ROLLS AND THE BROCCOLI CASSEROLE AS I DO EVERY YEAR, YUMMY

  2. carin danko says:

    I was a single mom for most of the time my kids grew up. I never hear how they didn’t have (fill in the blanks) but how they loved Easter and Christmas because of what they did get no matter how small and the fact that they got to spend the days with family. They grew up to be really nice adults.
    It is not about the basket………
    PS always included a toothbrush and toothpaste with the candy…

  3. I have three girls and will have a fourth in August. And I cheat for their baskets:) I give them their spring clothing (I usually buy the majority of it on clearance the year before!) that they would have been getting anyway. This year they need new flipflops and I got those last year at Zulily’s blowout sale, so they’ll be getting those as well. I do a small amount of candy and maybe a book or dollar bin toy item and that’s it. The majority of their basket is clothes. I am sure this wouldn’t work with boys… but it doesn’t look like I will find out from experience:)

    • I’m sure they love that Ashley! I’ve thought about doing the same thing and that’s a great way to give things they would get anyways. (My boy would like it just as much!) ;)

  4. Jennifer B. says:

    I still recall two things (two different years) my mom gave me in my Easter basket. One was a tennis racket! The other was a new collar and leash for “my” dog. Both of those were some point before I turned 12. I don’t really remember any other specific gifts from all the years of Easter baskets.

    I agree that it is a lot of fun and I love the family traditions of Easter baskets, but it really isn’t about the “stuff.” I’m becoming somewhat of a minimalist and hope it doesn’t adversely affect my children. I didn’t even pull down our Easter baskets this year. My 19 year old away at college got an Easter card, a small Target giftcard to splurge on some sweets for herself, and this funny little light up chick ($1 Target find). My 12 year old son will get one (yup, just one) theater box of candy and one small Lego set. If we didn’t “always” have sweet treats available for desserts, I’m sure I would have been more generous in the candy department.

  5. My husband has always been a minimalist when it comes to birthday, Christmas and Easter, and it’s helped so much to keep our kids content with that! I tend to want to do too much but he kind of reigns me in, and now that my kids are so much older I’m so thankful because the older they get, the more expensive their items get. I think a Lego set and a box of candy is perfect!

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