Friday, March 13, 2015

Gift Guide: Easter Baskets

If you're going to fill an Easter basket for a child this spring, think small - small gifts from small businesses for those sweet small hands!  

Start your planning with a custom made Easter basket by Rhymes With Smile.  These baskets are made from simple clothesline and thread, and stitched in any color of your choice.

For a different twist, fill a screen printed organic cotton tote bag from and Morgan or an art supplies tote from Little Fingers Gifts.  

Now, on to the little things!  Fill a few of these Sports Star Push Pops by Queenvanna Creations with your child's favorite candy (and if a few M&Ms happen to spill out into your hand while you're putting these together, it'll be our little secret).

Next, tuck in a set of the Woodland Critters Magnets by our secret treehouse.  These little dudes can pull double duty as refrigerator artwork holders and pretend playtime/storytime actors.

Be sure to include a set of Little Notebooks by River Dog Prints.  Notice that this is a set of two ... so, ehem, you can keep one for yourself.

And since children love seeing their own name in print, consider including one of these Personalized Bag Tags by freckle paper.  After spring, the sturdy little tag can go on backpacks, luggage, diaper bags, and more.

What basket would be complete without some eggs?  The Felt Haus has durable felted wool eggs that your child can hide, hold, and play with for along time.  And with colors like these, they'll win the "Most Likely To Be Mistaken For A Rainbow" award at the neighborhood egg hunt, and you can walk away proud.

Show your local connections with a screen printed baby onesie or shirt from Hartford Prints!

Finally, tuck in an Easter card by Laura's Paper Creations - and there you go!

Happy Easter!  Think Spring!

Katherine Lile is the chief basketeer and queen bee of Rhymes With Smile. She learned coiled rope basketry and quilting from her mother, and hopes to pass on some awesome crafty skills to her own two children. For now, baskets and quilts take up most of the magical Kid Naptime Hours. When not at the sewing machine, you can find her growing tomatoes, enjoying the outdoors with her family and dog, or trying to drink an entire cup of coffee while it's hot.


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