Easter Baskets for Under $10!

I was recently doing some Easter basket shopping and I was a little overwhelmed by all of the possibilities available. I decided to go home and do a little research before buying anything for my kids’ Easter gifts. I gave most of that research yesterday when I posted 125 Easter Basket Gift Ideas. If you need some help thinking of inexpensive Easter gifts for kids, then check out that post. It’ll save you the few hours of research that I spent. :)

Once my research was done, I was determined to put together nice, inexpensive Easter baskets that weren’t filled with too much candy. (Let’s just say that Halloween brought a little bit more candy than I was expecting and I am not eager to repeat that experience.) So, I put together these gift baskets that are not too overdone, have very little candy, and are very inexpensive. I will actually be adding a few religious things to the baskets (it is Easter after all), but I haven’t bought them yet so they are not included in this post.

I set a budget of $10 for each child. We will be having a separate Easter egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter which will include dyed Easter eggs as well as Easter eggs filled with a bit of candy. I did not include the cost of those in these Easter baskets. Also, I bought a pack of 48 Easter eggs for $2, but since I only used ¼ of the bag for each Easter basket, I counted $ .50 for the Easter eggs. Also, I bought of package of peeps that had two cardboard rows in it, but I split it between Little Bear and Smiley Man.

I wanted the Easter basket eggs to be filled with something other than candy, so I filled them with water balloons and small toys. Check out my Easter Gift Ideas post for lots of non-candy items to fill Easter eggs with. Last of all, I used shredded paper as Easter grass. I had the shredded paper leftover from a St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin we did a few weeks ago. The shredded paper as Easter grass was definitely my favorite idea for these baskets. ;) And now, here are the two Easter baskets for under $10!

Easter Basket for Under $10

How to put together an Easter Basket for $10 or less! Moms Have Questions Too

  • Basket: $1
  • Easter Eggs: $ .50
  • Peeps: $ .50
  • Chocolate Bunny: $1
  • Spider Man Activity Book: $1
  • Crayon Water Squirter: $1
  • Water Guns: $3
  • Water Balloons (to fill Easter Eggs): $ .50
  • Army Guys (to fill Easter Eggs): $1
  • Green, Yellow, and White Shredded Paper used as Easter grass: FREE

Total: $9.50

 How to put together an Easter Basket for $10 or less! Moms Have Questions Too

Another Easter Basket for Under $10

How to put together an Easter Basket for $10 or less! Moms Have Questions Too

  • Basket: $1
  • Easter Eggs: $ .50
  • Peeps: $ .50
  • Chocolate Bunny: $1
  • SpongeBob Activity Book: $1
  • Plastic Watering Can: $1
  • Sand Toys: $3
  • Water Balloons (to fill Easter Eggs): $ .50
  • Dinosaurs (to fill Easter Eggs): $1
  • Green, Yellow, and White Shredded Paper used as Easter grass: FREE

Total: $9.50

How to put together an Easter Basket for $10 or less! Moms Have Questions Too