Easter has been one of the most special holidays in my family. Besides it being part of our religion, Easter has always been a time for family gatherings and gift giving. My family is known to have some delicious food and some amazing homemade Easter baskets!
My husband refers to Easter as a second Christmas. While we do spoil our kids, candy is hardly a part of our baskets. Our egg hunting is minimal, for that reason our baskets and gifts are put together with thought! I’ve never purchased a premade basket. I like to gather each item included in my baskets from the basket it self to the colorful grass. I find it to be extra special to put them together for each one of my kids.
This year as I set up the kids baskets, I realize I add a little something to remind them about their cultures each time. Culture inspired items as simple as books, music, movies, and clothing are awesome alternatives to a basket filled with filled candy eggs. While it can take a little longer to put a basket together it’s well worth it!
Here are 8 gift ideas for your baskets! It’s never too late to add a little culture to your Easter!
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Last minute Easter Basket Ideas 1 of 9Add a little culture to your gift giving this year. Scroll through to view some great finds!
Mijo/Mija T-shirts 2 of 9These adorable T-shirts with slang Spanish of mi+hijito is common in my Mexican family. It's a form of endearment shown to little boys and girls.
Available for $18.00 buy it at Dos Borreguitas
Mexican Sweet Bread 3 of 9If you have a love for sweet bread this is a must have! It could even been used in lieu of an Easter Basket! My kids carry their "Concha" filled with their favorite toys!
Available for $13.00 buy it at Dos Borreguitas
Let’s Go to the Farm Bilingual Book 4 of 9Fisher-Price Little People are a favorite in our home. We enjoy the diversity in the dolls. This book is perfect for preschoolers and it's Bilingual - English and Spanish!
Available for $7.99 buy it here
Digital Download Spanish Music 5 of 9Fisher-Price Cantemos en EspaÃ±ol features some Classic Nursery Rhymes and new kids songs at an affordable price! My kids have had this since they were babies.
Available for $0.99 per song or $9.99 for complete album buy it here
Pocoyo DVD 6 of 9Pocoyo is one of the many shows my kids enjoy. It is available in English and Spanish! While not much talking is done with the characters the narration helps my kids learn Spanish. This is a great alternative for Easter Baskets!
Available for $11.99 buy it here
Learn Spanish with Little Pim 7 of 9My kids love Little Pim. We have given this set before as a birthday gift so it makes a great addition to a child's Easter basket too! Available for $19.99 buy it here
Baby Abuelita 8 of 9We can't rave enough about Baby Abuelita Dolls. We have owned ours since kids were small but are considering add another to our collection because they include the dvds. These dolls sing spanish nursery rhymes too.
Available for $14.99 buy it here
Frida Kahlo Doll 9 of 9Frida is loved by all. This doll is a great addition for a basket. It's not only a great size but full of culture. This will definitely be a conversation starter for any child. From her features to her clothing, beautiful!
Available for $16.50buy it at Dos Borreguitas
What are some of your must haves to include in Easter Gift Baskets?
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