Anyone else have a “no candy” policy when it comes to holiday gifts? While I know that sweets are going to happen from grandparents, ect. I like to make it a point to find things other than candy for gift giving. This year I decided to collect things based on what we love most: travel. Here are some of the fun ideas that I pulled together for a travel inspired Easter basket. Enjoy!
Typically, I am a last minute gift buyer. However, I’ve found that buying Easter gifts last minute leaves me with low options and a lot of candy. While we do eat sweets in our house, I try to keep them to a minimum. Dessert after a nice meal, fine. Snacking on candy just because, not so much.
This year I decided to get thoughtful with my Easter basket choices and put together a themed basket based on a travel. While at first I thought this might turn out to be a daunting task, it was really the opposite. Finding small gifts based on travel was super easy – with many of these items easily ordered from Amazon! Love it!
8 Travel Inspired Easter Basket Ideas for Kids
- Earbuds – my kids are always losing these!
- Bath Bombs – anyone else’s kids obsessed? I also found one that looked like a little earth, so that was fun.
- Travel Inspired Bracelets
- Reusable Drink Boxes – love that these are re-useable, dishwasher safe, and can be filled with any drink you’d like.
- Travel Snack Packs – I might even fill this with a little treat.
- Travel Books – my favorites are by Lonely Planet Kids
- Location Based Gift Card – great for teaching kids the value of money while traveling. I like to put these in a giant gold egg.
Ideas Featured Here
More about Lonely Planet First Words Books
My kids have been wanting to learn both Spanish and French for quite some time. While I have picked up many books at the library for them to use, those books always seemed overly advanced for a young new beginner. When Lonely Planet offered to send us some samples of their vocab books, I couldn’t wait to see them because I knew they would be perfect.
I was right. Lonely Planet has created easy to read language books with one word per page – coordinating photo on the opposite page. Each book contains 100 words to learn. A great way to get started learning a new language!
More about Drink in a Box and Russbe Bags
During my recent trip to the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, I was excited to discover both of these products. The Drink in a Box reusable drink box just made sense. It is easily dishwasher safe and can be filled with our favorite fruit and water combinations. Plus, the snap shut top makes traveling with this juice box easy and clean.
The Russbe bags were also an “ah-ha” moment. With each trip we take, I normally pack small snack bags for each kid. What a big waste for garbage! I love the idea of simply washing out the kids’ snack bags and reusing them. Plus, Russbe offers fun kid themed bags, such as this monster one that was given to me as a sample.
I love the idea of doing something new this year and I think the kids will actually use and enjoy the products featured in this travel inspired Easter basket. What plans do you have for Easter? Will you also be cutting out the candy? Tell me about it in the comments.
Disclosure: Product samples were received from Lonely Planet, Drink in a Box, and Russbe. This article also includes Amazon affiliate links. All opinions are my own.