Junk Free Easter Basket

Junk Free Easter Basket

Julie FriedmanMar 16, '18

Easter is right around the corner and it's time to start prepping to be the Easter Bunny! Growing up, my parents always made every holiday super special and unique. On Easter, we would wake up to a bunny footprint trail that would lead us to our Easter baskets that were always filled to the nines! My mom has a GIFT of making things beautiful and special & I am just over here hoping to make holidays even half as fun as she did! If you follow me, you know that I am not a fan of plastic junk, but love toys that are natural, made of wood, battery free, that can stand the test of time! I have put together a list of items that I am including in my kids baskets this year- and as promised, no plastic, no junk, and no candy! I have partnered up with a few adorable small businesses to bring to you... our YWF Junk Free Easter Basket Guide!


In Rhett's Easter basket, I have included this  wooden duck plate by Petits Et Maman! Ugh it's so darling. They make it in several different designs including a robot, rocket ship, tulip and a car! There's just something about wooden plates... and I want them all!

Paper and Play  is one of my favorite Etsy shops to order custom kids invitations, stationary and gift enclosure cards from! Shannon is so unbelievably talented and always such a joy to work with! The made these adorable Peter Rabbit enclosure cards for Rhett's easter basket, as well the the unicorn ones in Evie's and the golf themed ones for Kerr! She does custom watercolor designs at a great price point! Next time you need a themed invitation- Shannon is your girl! I think these enclosure cards also make great birthday gifts!

Crook N Savvy on Etsy makes the softest and sweetest bunny ear loveys that Rhett is going to be crazy about! He sleeps with literally 7 "bebe blankets" so I can't wait to give it to him, he's going to love it! You can't beat the quality of these and they are seriously the softest & cutest ever! Do your baby a favor and order one- free shipping this weekend via the Etsy shop! Get your orders in!

Evie Eccles on Etsy made this adorable Peter Rabbit night light that is going to be the sweetest addition to Rhett's nursery. These are SO cute and unique! I am so happy to know about her shop because everything she makes is just to die for! Handmade lampshades, night lights, and more!

MeemsSeams is the mastermind behind those darling Peter Rabbit baby shoes! These are truly the cutest little shoes I have ever laid my eyes on and are perfect for new walkers!! She has so many cute nursery themed fabrics and you really can't beat the price on these!!


This year in Evie's basket, I am keeping things sweet and simple! I got this "family box" of peg people that you and tuck in to the coordinating sleeping bag! The bottoms of the pegs each have a color that matches the sleeping bags! Evie is going to love this fun little activity brought to us by Mama May I on etsy! Check out her shop for all things beautiful and montessori! She has a great selection of Montessori games and activities! Use the code "JULIEPLAYS" for 20% off your entire purchase!

Organicarellc is our favorite place to get bath goodies! She makes the most unique and beautiful bath bombs that Evie is just wild about! I can't wait to see how excited she is going to be when she sees these easter bunny + easter egg bath bombs! Her bath bombs fizz longer than any other we have ever tried and smells amazing! 

Poppy Mayflower - Talk about the cutest handmade bows on the Earth!! We love all of their fabrics and styles and am so excited for Evie to start wearing her new spring bows! Check out her shop to see all of her fabrics and designs!

Whatsoever Things is our one stop shop for all things personalized! She made this adorable monogrammed WetBrush for Evie + The cutest clear monogrammed straw cup for Kerr's basket! Julie is the best, she's so great to work with and has something for literally every occasion! Birthdays, hostess gifts, you name it, she's got it!


For Kerr's based we got the coolest screw board from LindenMood on Etsy! Kerr is going to freak out when I give him this because he loves to "work" and this is such a neat way to let him use real tools in a safe way! It comes with different sized screws which challenges them to find the correct size screw for each hole and screw and unscrew it! Talk about a great find motor/Montessori activity!

I am also including the cutest little play dough packs from Squishy Dough on Etsy! These are cute and tiny and great to throw in your purse to whip out at a restaurant to keep your kids quiet and entertained while you wait for your food! Her packaging is so cute and we just love these!

KagesKrayons sent over these Easter themed crayons that are way too cute! Little bunnies and easter eggs... as you all know, my kids love to color, so these are going to be a huge hit! This company also makes personalized crayons out of the letters of your kids names- such a great birthday gift idea! 

Not pictured, but I will also be including bubble wands, a few books, and a swimsuit for each kiddo in their basket! Happy Easter, and happy shopping!

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