Putting Together a Non-Religious Easter Basket

Right now, Andrew and I have agreed to raise our children in a non-religious way until they are old enough to make a decision about their own religious beliefs. That means for some holidays, we search for non-religious ways to celebrate. Christmas is pretty easy. Christmas trees, Santa, and gift-giving are all non-religious. But Easter has been a bit different.

Mac is old enough now to start understanding and celebrating holidays so I wanted to do something to mark Easter since there are aspects that are non-religious. (The Easter bunny, dying eggs, Easter baskets etc.) Once I saw that I See Me! has a selection of personalized Easter books, I knew that was the start of Mac’s Easter basket. (P.S. you can order a personalized Easter book for your little bunny too. They have guaranteed delivery by Easter as long as you order before 4/9!)

If you are interested in other gift ideas, check out my non-toy gift ideas for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary children and the whole family.

You don't have to be religious to put together an Easter basket for your child. Check out what I put in my daughter's Easter basket this year! quirkyandthenerd.com

When I looked at the different Easter books on I See Me! I loved the variety of religious and non-religious books. I chose to order Mac the Egg-Cellent All-in-One Gift Set. It came with a personalized Easter placemat, personalized Easter stickers, and a personalized Easter coloring book. So cute! I could hardly get Mac to put down the activity book.

You don't have to be religious to put together an Easter basket for your child. Check out what I put in my daughter's Easter basket this year! quirkyandthenerd.com

Now is the tricky part. What can you add to such a great gift? I hemmed and hawed and finally found a nice selection of other items to add.

You don't have to be religious to put together an Easter basket for your child. Check out what I put in my daughter's Easter basket this year! quirkyandthenerd.com

I think I pulled together a good selection of items to compliment the Egg-Cellent All-in-One Gift Set. Mac loves puzzles. I wanted to buy her a challenging one, so this 4-in-1 Vehicle Puzzle from Melissa and Doug is perfect. I think it will provide her just the right amount of challenge.

What is a holiday without a good holiday movie? Now, I already own The Easter Bunny is Comin’ to Town. And Mac loves it! So I had to find another good one. I decided on Easter with Max & Ruby. It has a few cute Easter episodes and then a variety or other cute stories. There is also a two pack available with the Easter episode and Springtime episodes.

After getting the activity book with her Easter gift set, I figured I should add another little board book. I found this adorable one called Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? Mac loves lift the flap book, so I think she will adore helping baby look for her Easter eggs in this cute book.

Spring will hopefully be coming soon, so I always like to add something outdoorsy in the Easter basket. This year, I added a pack of Crayola Dual-Ended Giant Chalk. It is not sold on Amazon, so instead I will link to some Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk.

And what is an Easter basket without a little treat? I’m not one to give my child candy, but I wanted something sweet and fun. I decided on a bag of Annie’s Bunny Grahams. I always love finding a treat that isn’t too bad for you. Let me tell you, even I love to sneak a few sometimes!

So what else do you include in your Easter basket? Remember to order your personalized book by 4/9 for guaranteed Easter delivery.

*I was given the Easter gift set from I See Me! for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. If you’d like to learn more, check out my disclosure page.

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