My family loves to celebrate Easter but the last thing my girls need it more candy. So when the Easter Bunny comes, he brings a basket full of non-candy items, like toys, books, and games. This year I have spent some time researching the best items to fit inside, and I want to share them with you. This guide does contain affiliate links, but I have tested all of these items myself.
Calico Critters is taking Easter to new heights! The Easter Bunny has some sweet treats from the globally popular Calico Critters collection – the cherished series of beautiful and richly detailed animal figures that live in “The Village” and value “Nature, Family and Love.” This year, Calico Critters Nursery Series expands with the new Baby Ferris Wheel and more baby critters just in time for some spring fun!
Fans of Harry Potter and Captain Marvel can now collect their favorite characters! Harry Potter Mash’Ems have 6 unique characters in blind capsules, including Harry Potter and Dumbledore. Captain Marvel Mash’Ems have 4 unique characters in blind capsules, including Captain Marvel and Talos. Mash’ems are soft, water filled collectibles that kids love to mash, twist and stretch.
The newest members of the Hairdorables #SQUAD are just about the cutest furfriends you’ve ever seen! Lovable, loyal, and with lots of “Big Hair Don’t Care” style, the Hairdorables Pets express their unique personalities! Pull, peel, and reveal 8 surprises inside – each pet comes with unique accessories, stickers, and even their own brush, so kids can style their pet’s hair.
Stuff ‘n Sit
The original Stuff ‘n Sit is a roomy home for your kid’s stuffies, pillows, blankets, and dress up costumes. It’s just the thing to take the fight out of clean-up time, while giving your little ones the perfect spot to curl up with a book or tablet. A three-in-one win for the entire family!
Wonder Park Character Set
The real magic of Wonder Park is its wonderful cast of characters! Collect your favorite characters from the movie: June, Boomer, Peanut, Greta, Gus and Cooper, each on a collectible stand! I even have some free Wonder Park coloring pages available that would be a great printout to go with these!
Little Lucky Lunchbox
My daughters love Little Lucky Lunchboxes! These cute culinary collectibles come with two blind-packed Foodie Friends – each with another surprise hidden inside (adorably delicious Little Foodie Friends or Stickers). Mix, match, and trade the Foodie Friends to create the cutest little menu around!
Squishy, everlasting balloon-animal figures that never deflate! Each balloon-shaped capsule contains a blind-packed ZooBalloos figure, stickers, and a surprise Bopaballoo self-inflating balloon. Just set the Bopaballoo on a hard surface, bop it with your fist, shake it up, watch it inflate!
Push the GAZILLION Bubblecycle over grass, sidewalk or driveway and the motor spins and the engine rolls just like a real motorcycle – and a gazillion bubbles come out! With its lightweight design, the Bubblecycle is easy to push and the no-leak bubble chamber helps prevent those messy spillovers.
Mischievous and short-tempered, Grumblies’ powerful tantrums are the root source of mother nature’s awesome power. Poke a sleeping Grumbly in the belly and you’ll startle them awake. Keep poking and there may be gassy consequences. Flip Grumblies around and upside down. Warning: May cause dizziness, belching and tossing of cookies. Not grumpy enough? Time to shake things up. Shake Grumblies back and forth to send them into hysterics. You can also try rolling, juggling or smacking Grumblies. The only real rule is don’t follow the rules.
Introducing Pomsie Poos! Lovable, wearable, mini pom pom pets that are small enough to take anywhere. Each Pomsie Poo has a long fuzzy tail you can wrap around your wrist. They also come with a heart-shaped clasp making them easy to attach to everything from backpacks to notebooks, or whatever inspires you! Pomsie Poos are the perfect fashion accessory!
Books Make Great Gifts Too!
My daughters love to read, just like me when I was younger. So much so that they speed through books. So this year the Easter Bunny will be bringing them some books for their baskets as well. I think this is a great gift idea and is certainly healthier than a bunch of candy.
When Cady Bennett is sent to live with the aunt she didn’t even know she had in the quaint mountain town of Julian, she isn’t sure what to expect. Cady isn’t used to stability, after growing up homeless in San Diego with her dad. Now she’s staying in her mother’s old room, exploring the countryside filled with apple orchards and pie shops, making friends, and working in Aunt Shell’s own pie shop—and soon, Cady starts to feel like she belongs.
Then she finds out that Aunt Shell’s shop is failing. Saving the business and protecting the first place she’s ever really felt safe will take everything she’s learned and the help of all her new friends. But are there some things even the perfect pie just can’t fix?
It’s been almost a year since Rain’s brother Guthrie died, and her parents still don’t know it was all Rain’s fault. In fact, no one does—Rain buried her secret deep, no matter how heavy it weighs on her heart. So when her mom suggests moving the family from Vermont to New York City, Rain agrees. But life in the big city is different. She’s never seen so many people in one place—or felt more like an outsider.
With her parents fighting more than ever and the anniversary of Guthrie’s death approaching, Rain is determined to keep her big secret close to her heart. But even she knows that when you bury things deep, they grow up twice as tall.
For fans of the Royal Diaries series and Gail Carson Levine, Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky delivers the first enchanting adventure in a compelling new middle grade series about a newly orphaned girl who finds herself time-travelling between the present day and the court of the two most memorable English princesses in history.
Life used to be great for Rose: full of friends, a loving mom, and a growing fashion blog. But when her mother dies in a car crash, Rose is sent away to live with a strange grandmother she hardly knows and forced to attend a new school where mean girls ridicule her at every turn.
The only place Rose finds refuge is in her grandmother’s greenhouse. But one night she sees a strange light glowing from within it. She goes to investigate…and finds herself transported back five hundred years to Hatfield Palace, where she becomes servant and confidant of the banished princess Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII.
Rose soon discovers something else amazing—a locket with two mysterious images inside it, both clues to her own past. Could the greenhouse portal offer answers to the mysteries of her family…and their secrets?
When you’re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant—and from their first moments in the world together, they’ve never left each other’s side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together.
When fifth grade arrives, however, it’s decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace.
As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it’s up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.