"Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read"
We don't always choose gifts from every category, but this simple saying is a great reminder that simplicity in gift-giving is often most appreciated. This year, we decided to put together a simple Easter basket that fit into our gift-giving philosophy. This will be our 1-month old's first Easter and that is certainly a reason to celebrate!
- Cloth diaper (Something you need/something to wear): I selected a fresh, spring-colored cloth diaper from FuzziBunz cloth diapers to incorporate into the basket. Not only is it a great focal point of the basket, but it is a practical item that will be getting a lot of use. The one-size fit of FuzziBunz cloth diapers means we'll be using this diaper for years as our little one grows.
- Bunnies and Easter Eggs (Something you want): Easter just isn't Easter without baby animals and Easter eggs. I used my knitting skills and some extra yarn to create two stuffed bunnies and two different colored Easter eggs. We started a tradition of giving knit Easter eggs to our kids two years ago. The eggs are a simple and quick project, they make fun play food, and they are cute decorations for the Easter dinner table.
- Something to read: I left this out of our Easter basket because our 1-month old isn't quite to the "reading" stage. However, in Easter baskets for our older child we have incorporated books about baby animals, or even a simple note/card saying how much we love her.
These are a few ideas about how we incorporate simplicity and practicality into our Easter gift-giving! For less than $20 we created an adorable basket with useful and fun items that even a baby can appreciate.