Put together Easter Baskets for the baseball lover? Sure – always up to the challenge.
Sometimes, I’m that mom who waits until the last minute to get everything organized for a holiday or celebration. This year is no different with the exception that I also decided to blog about it as I tried to find or put together baseball themed Easter baskets.
Truth be told, I kind of forgot that Easter was approaching. Well, not really. I knew it was coming up. But I sort of kinda of forgot that in preparation of Jesus’ weekend, I also needed to go out and find all the proper fillings for a certain seven year old’s Easter basket.
Thank you, to my son, for casually mentioning the other night in passing that you were excited to hunt for eggs this weekend.
So yesterday I made my weekly Target run and found all the Easter essentials. With my kiddo being a little older, I try and find items that I know he’ll actually like + use. I avoided anything overly-Eastery – meaning no Easter themed books this year, and I also tried to stay away from excessive sugar.
That’s right – in the this household, we’re all about sugar free Easter baskets. Ish. I may have thrown in a couple of his faves. Everything in moderation, right?!
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Baseball Gift Basket: Baseball Easter Basket
Instead of purchasing chocolate covered everything, we’re opting instead this year to fill his eggs with a little bit of money, a few pieces of candy, and I even found a larger egg that will house baseball cards (not pictured but you can snag one from Party City).
Since we are absolutely obsessed with all-things-Baseball, I tried to find the essentials that I knew my son would love in his baseball themed Easter Basket, with a couple treats and other goodies along the way.
Party City had a ton of Cubs gear; a bucket serving for his basket this year (I truthfully wish it were a little bigger, but given that I waited until the last minute to shop, I’m just thankful I found something local). They also had super cute little chocolate balls wrapped in baseball paper. I chose 7, since that’s his number, and Cubs pencils; since we’re trying to teach him to use a pencil every night on his homework instead of a red pen.
I couldn’t find a similar bucket on Amazon but I did find this baseball basket, which would work really cute to help store stuff in their bedroom or game room:
Baseball Foldable Storage Basket
Great for storing baseball memorabilia, toys, clothes, backpacks/bags (because we somehow have a huge collection), socks, books, etc.
This Drawstring Baseball Backpack is a fun, inexpensive addition, and it comes in a variety of colors so you can match your child’s personal or favorite team.
Baseball rope necklaces are always a popular choice and easy to throw in the Easter basket.
American Baseball T-Shirt
This is also a fun idea to add in; plus it comes in multiple colors, and is available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes.
After that I was on a roll; I had planned on going to BAM and trying to find a book about the Cubs, and then I was going to get online and order a W flag.
But.. I decided to not put the pressure on myself for creating the perfect basket, and instead, focus on the things that I knew he would love. So I grabbed a few of his favorite snacks, a track jacket in his favorite color, a new water bottle because he just broke his main one this week, (there’s also this fun Baseball water bottle on Amazon), the Sandlot 2 (I’m sure it won’t live up the standards of the first, but it was only $5, so..), and a few books – because this child inherited his love of reading from his mama.
I also threw in some Big League Chew, Jerky, and seeds to complete things.
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I’m curious to know what goodies you like to fill your kids’ Easter Baskets with! Drop some of your favorite items below so I can start a collection of ideas for next year and hopefully get an earlier start! 😉
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