Whether or not your family celebrates Easter as a religious holiday, there are plenty of good reasons to supply your kids with an Easter basket — for Easter egg hunts, decorated eggs, and chocolate Easter bunnies, of course, but also for any other day of the year on which a kid needs a cool, unusual, or classic container for collecting treasures. And however you celebrate on Easter Sunday itself, it’s a perfect day for gathering with others outside, with lots of kid-friendly activities, jokes, and rituals to keep everyone happily entertained.
The best Easter baskets are playful, but not over-embellished; big enough to store all the candy and Easter eggs kids collect throughout the day, but small enough to stow away after the day’s activities are over; and most of all, the best Easter baskets can be used as a fun accessory for any other family outings long after the Easter bunny has hopped on. Here are the best Easter baskets — from classic to customized — to use and admire throughout the year.
The Best Easter Baskets: Toddlers to Tweens
For those partial to neutral tones, this bunny basket can't be beat. As if the whiskers and ears weren't enough, there's even a fluffy white tail on the back.
Bunnies are cute and all, but chicks are an equally adorable symbol of spring that's tragically overlooked by the Easter basket industry. I mean, check out that tuft of hair. This basket is made of 100% wool, and while it's perfect for Easter, it can easily be repurposed as toy storage during the rest of the year.
If you're looking for a one-stop shopping experience, this collaboration between William Sonoma and Pottery Barn Kids delivers. The extra large basket is lined with charming blue gingham fabric and filled with Easter grass, a plush bunny, egg-shaped sugar cookies, marshmallows, and chocolate shaped like assorted Easter things.
This paired back basket gets the job done without any frills. It's made of 100% natural rattan and weighs less than a pound, so young kids can lug it around themselves.
Another basic pick, this basket is on the larger side, so it's a good option for Easter bunnies who plan to leave bigger toys. Spruce it up with a basket liner or keep it au natural for a more neutral look.
The Best Personalized Easter Baskets for 2021
These adorable basket liners allow you to turn any old container you have lying around into a pastel-colored, bunny-shaped, seersucker-lined picture-perfect easter basket. They come in two sizes, can be personalized, and are machine washable.
This classic Easter basket liner brings a little extra whimsy with embroidered illustrations from the Peter Rabbit book. It comes in three sizes and can be personalized in one of eight colors for an extra $12. The basket is sold separately.
What's cuter than an Easter basket that looks like a bunny? Not many things, except a bunny Easter basket with gingham ties that double as bunny ears. The tall, soft sides create less opportunity for spillage and make them easy to fold up and store, and they're even machine washable.
Etsy is a great place to find personalized and affordable gems for any holiday. You can personalize the classic white tote bag with your kids name, embroidered in a sophisticated cursive font. It also has adorable propped blue ears and embroidered details that give it a festive look.
This Etsy page offers a variety of personalized baskets, perfect for a big family that needs unique totes for each member. You can choose from four designs: Blue Check Bunny, Pink Check Bunny, Green Check Bunny, and Purple Check Bunny.
Nothing says spring quite like pastel-colored gingham. These baskets come in four colors, pink, green, blue, and orange, and can be personalized with a monogram or name in half a dozen different fonts and colors. That level of customization is hard to find at this price point.
For a less traditional look, go for this rose-colored wicker house basket. Part portable dollhouse part bag, it holds plenty and looks great doing it.
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