Last Minute Ideas for Baby’s First Easter Basket


If you’re waiting until this weekend to head out in search of a few last minute items for baby’s first Easter Basket, I completely understand. As much as I’ve tried to prepare ahead of time, motherhood has complicated checking things off of my to-do list in a timely fashion. Frankly, Rooney probably wouldn’t have an Easter basket (actually, she has a bunny bag) if it weren’t for things my mom picked up to add to it! I thought ahead enough to order her sweet Easter Sunday outfit online but that’s about it! So if you’re heading into town to frantically buy whatever bunny-themed items are left on the shelf, here are a few ideas for you! One stop at Target, Walmart, Carter’s or Home Goods should be all it takes. If you’re local, check out Posh Tots in Surrey Center or off Fury’s Ferry Road!

  • Large plastic Easter eggs stuffed with rolled socks, tiny baby shoes, onesies, swaddles, burp cloths, bows, or bibs

  • Plush Easter bunny (Rooney’s is a Manhattan Toy Company bunny from Target that isn’t available online, but this Jellycat version is similar and available on Amazon or locally at Posh Tots)

  • Useful items like pacifier clips, extra pacifiers, bibs, spoons, and more

  • Fill their basket with puréed food pouches instead of sweet treats like the older kids

  • A bonnet or wide-brimmed bucket hat and sunglasses are perfect for Spring and you could color coordinate with their Easter outfit

  • A new lovey or swaddle blanket with a Spring print (since we rotate the toys Rooney plays with anyways, I’ve put her Mary Meyer bunny lovey in her bag)

  • An Easter board book

  • Rubber duckies for bath time

  • Teething rings and mitts (I’ve found a few Nuby freezable teething rings at our local Lidl this year)

If you’re heading out to throw together a last minute Easter basket I’m with you, mama! I hope this list of ideas for baby’s first Easter basket helps you pick up a few special items, even if they’re not all covered with bunnies, eggs, and chicks! Happy Easter, my friend!