Mar 282013

Diabetic Friendly Easter Basket Ideas for Kids & Adults

As you know, Ashley (A1) was diagnosed with diabetes when she was really young.  While diabetics can have sugar and chocolate, I try not to over-load her Easter basket with those items so that she can more easily enjoy the holiday.  I generally limit the sugary treats to a couple of her favorite brands and then finish the basket out with both food and non-food items.

10 Filler Ideas for Teen & Adult Easter Baskets

  1. Sugar-free chocolates
  2. DVDs
  3. Yogurt-covered raisins
  4. Dried fruit snacks
  5. Accessories (scarves, ties, etc.)
  6. Sugar-free gum
  7. Dark Cocoa-dusted Almonds (or other nuts)
  8. Cash or gift cards
  9. Jewelry
  10. Coffee or Tea

10 Filler Ideas for Kid Easter Baskets

  1. Stickers
  2. Spring-print pencils
  3. Crayons & coloring books
  4. Bunny-shaped cheese crackers
  5. Small stuffed animals
  6. String cheese
  7. Small toys
  8. T-shirts
  9. Mini Puzzles
  10. Sugar-Free Chocolate Bunny

What ideas for a diabetic friendly Easter basket do you have?

Apr 012012

75 Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Filling Easter baskets is as fun for me as filling Christmas stockings – but it can also be a little stressful.  What do you buy to make each basket special for the recipient?  I’m always trying to come up with unique Easter basket filler ideas to keep up with the changing tastes of the kiddos as they reach different stages of their lives.  And at 20, 15, and 1, they’re not exactly all clamoring for the same things.

I do try and pick up a few things throughout the year as I see items they might like, and I also shop the after-Easter (and other holiday) sale at Target; last year I found quite a few things at 90% off.  Just remember to store the items somewhere you’ll remember them!  Nothing is worse than opening a package of Easter item scores when you’re putting up your Halloween decorations.

Easter Basket Filler Ideas - Ages 3 & Under

Easter Basket Filler Ideas – Ages 3 & Under

Since sometimes even the Easter Bunny needs a helping hand, here are some Easter basket filler ideas for a variety of ages.  Not all of the items are small enough to necessarily fit inside your basket (unless you’re using a really large basket), but I personally think that’s okay; we often had some wrapped gifts outside of our baskets when I was a kid. Continue reading »