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Fill a Basket With our 2016 Easter Gift Guide

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Do you love Easter as much as we do? In addition to being one of our favorite faith-based holidays, it's just a really great occasion to celebrate spring and all the goodness that is about to come!  We find it the perfect time to give a gift to a family member or friend. If you're looking for something beyond the traditional chocolate egg, you have to see our gift guide list!




We all want and love classic toys. Some of my favorites were the sock monkey and the Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone! I still have a phone that my own son plays with now! So that's why the World's Smallest toys are so amazing; they are tiny, working replicas of the best toys ever made! They are perfect for stuffing into an Easter basket. Play with them (they really work) or keep them in their packaging as a very cool collector's item! Prices start at $5.99 and include the toys shown above, plus the Magic 8 Ball, Fisher-Price™ Rock-A-Stack™, and Little People School Bus! Find them where World's Smallest toys are sold!


If you're at all handy with a crochet needle, you'll love this kit that gives you everything you need to make the most popular Disney Princesses, Cinderella and Ariel (plus instructions for making some of the others)! Crochet them ahead of time and put them in giant Easter eggs to be found; or give them as a DIY project to keep kids and adults happy this holiday!  The Disney Princess Crochet kit is listed at $24.95. Find it at Amazon for less!


Easter is a great time to gift your child their first Bible. See our review of the Faith Builder's Bible to see why we think it's perfect for LEGO lovers! (Or buy it here for $13.98)


Little ones who crave the action of remote-control cars, but are not yet coordinated enough to keep them from crashing will adore this BRIO RC Travel train, which moves in different directions and comes with an easy-to-hold and use remote, plus extra car and person! Like all BRIO trains, the cars stay on with magnets, making it easy to customize play for hours on end! Find it at Amazon and other retailers that sell BRIO!



If farm living is more your speed (I can totally relate!), this Countryside Horse Set combines the best of trains with the animals that make rural living so charming! Build fence, plant trees, and take your equine friend for a ride. This set works with any wooden railway set, and the cars connect with magnets, too. Buy it at Amazon in time for Easter!



Ready for something delicious? If home-baked croissants are too advanced for you, buy one already made and filled with yummy goodness like Chocolate Cream, Cherry Jelly and Vanilla Custard! These Bauli baked goods were so fresh-tasting; my kids and I gobbled them up. They are perfect Easter basket goodies or serve them on Easter morning with a fresh cup of coffee and fruit! Find them for $1.29 at retailers such as Cost Plus, World Market, and Brookshire!


Puzzle lovers who appreciate history can take the Easter weekend to complete this challenging, yet rewarding Statue of Liberty 3D puzzle from Ravensburger. The 108-piece project forms a free standing Lady Liberty designed to be displayed for years (or put back into the box for another day of building.) Find it where Ravensburger puzzles are sold, or snag it for Easter at Amazon!


Do your kids love exploring nature, looking at gross stuff, or checking out what makes things work? I think all homes need a microscope, and this Science X version, the SmartScope by Ravensburger, perfectly combines high tech with engagement! No app is required, so any phone with a camera will work! Use it to discover small objects and make them big enough to learn and explore! Buy it now from the Ravensburger website!



My boys have always been big fans of the HexBug Nanos, and the version 2 bugs are so very awesome! This new Bugaloop game from Ravensburger actually works with a Hexbug inside of it, making it unpredictable fun for kids and adults. Watch the bug go, and try to be the winner. It's pretty hilarious action that you'll want to play again and again! Get it at the Ravensburger shop and earn points to redeem for future discounts and gifts!


Colorful, festive and mouthwatering, this new Happy Easter Brownie Cake from GourmetGiftBaskets.com is huge and should offer the equivalent of 30 brownies. It could also be a fantastic and fun centerpiece in an Easter buffet, as well. Order it now in time for Easter for $34.99!



Snoopy lovers now have a book to call their own! The Snoopy Treasures: An Illustrated Celebration of the World Famous Beagle is a delightful, hardcover, full-color read with snippets of knowledge, history, and fan tributes to the pup we all adored. My kids and my husband loved peering through this book, which includes several pockets that contain replicas of letters, posters, and other items of nostalgia. It's like having a Snoopy museum in your home! Get it at Amazon for $27.34 and join in the happy dance!




You've heard of adult coloring books, but what about Moodles? This amazing little book is partially drawn for you and encourages creativity and positive thinking with its delightful activities that ask you to draw things that make you happy! Find hidden pictures, finish the sketch, and draw your sweetest dreams and most amazing ideas! It's great for those who need a little kick-start to their creative juices. Find it and the other books in the Moodles series at Amazon!

Are you excited for Easter? What gifts on the list do you think your loved ones would enjoy most?

*Samples received to review of some items. No additional compensation was received. Opinions are my own. Affiliate links were used in this post. While we recommend all the items on the list, when you purchase through our link, you help to support the site! Thanks! 

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