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Easter baskets don’t have to be full of sweets for kids to enjoy them! The challenge is just picking things that are small enough to fit in a basket, but that your kids will also consider just as good as a sugary treat. This can be easier said than done, especially if you don’t want to spend a ton. For example, an iPod is small, but isn’t cheap! If you’re having a hard time thinking up small basket stuffers that aren’t pricey, check out this list of 40 Inexpensive Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers for Kids!
Part of picking the best inexpensive non-candy Easter basket fillers is knowing what your kids like. Dollar store crayons are a great gift for artistically inclined kids, but other kids will just ignore them. And while many kids like LEGO sets, you’ll want to make sure to pick a set that actually fits their interests (luckily there are so many to choose from!). Also, don’t forget to take into consideration the age of the child. Don’t expect to give a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old the same things and expect them to be equally excited!
And remember to scale your gifts equal to your basket. What that means is, don’t buy an extra large Easter basket, then fill it with mostly fake grass and a few tiny things. To ensure the basket is appreciated, think of presentation! It’s like how a small amount of food looks bigger on a small plate than on a big plate. If you’re only going to give a few inexpensive non-candy Easter basket fillers, or a lot of small things, make sure the basket matches in size.
40 Inexpensive Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers for Kids
Don’t worry if you’ve missed the boat on shopping. We’ve got you covered with these 15 last minute gift ideas, and yes, they’re actually things people will want!
We’ve just about made it to Christmas and I’ve gotta tell you: I’m pooped! This has been one of the craziest holiday shopping seasons in recent history! There have been sales upon sales upon sales. And then, when I thought there couldn’t be any more sales or coupons, well, there were more.
This is the home stretch though and if you’ve got shopping left to do at this point then you are most likely planning on heading out to the stores to do it in-person. Or, perhaps you’re going to buy online and pick up in-store, which is another great option! If you’re still committed to shopping online, however, here are 15 last minuteÂ gift ideas that can still be purchased and sent to your recipients without them ever having a clue that the gift *might* be a last minute purchase!
15 Last Minute Gift Ideas
SendingÂ Kindle BooksÂ as a gift â€“ you can even pre-schedule delivery so that they â€œarriveâ€ on Christmas morning â€“ couldnâ€™t be easier or more thoughtful (assuming your recipient is a book lover). If youâ€™re unsure what book to send, consider sending the recipient YOUR favorite book.
Another great option for your favorite book lover? A subscription to Kindle Unlimited, which costs $9.99 per month and includes access to more than 700,000 Kindle books!
Vouchers fromÂ Deal Sites
Sites like Rue La La, Gilt City, Groupon, and Living Social offer discount vouchers that can be redeemed at various stores. For instance, one of my absolute favorites that pops up on Gilt City from time to time is $25 for $50 at Vosges Haut-Chocolat.Â $50 worth of chocolate? Yes, please!
If time is short, check out these sites to see if they have any giftable vouchers available. I promise you that the recipient will love being able to go on a mini shopping spree!
Â Subscription Boxes
Was there any doubt that subscription boxes would make this list?! There are so many box options available that you’re sure to find something for someone on your list and the best part is that nearly every box is available as a one-time thing, or in 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.
Some of my recommendations include:
- PopSugar Must Have BoxÂ -for any woman
- Hammock PackÂ -for any woman needing a vacation
- MunchPakÂ – for anyone wanting to try treats from around the world (check out my MunchPak review)
- Bark BoxÂ – for those with dog children
Personal Styling Services
For your favorite fashionista (or fashionisto… what’s the word for men?!)Â there are personal styling sites likeÂ Stitch FixÂ (check out our Stitch Fix review) or Le Tote (check out our Le Tote review)Â for women andÂ Trunk Club, which now offers options for women and for men. A box from any of these sites willÂ contain a selection of clothing items tailored to the recipientâ€™s taste.
I’m a shopping blogger and writer, which means that I spend most of my time checking out online stores. There are so many stores in the world that most of them obviously never make the cut around here as it’s just not possible to talk about all of the stores all of the time. This holiday season I wanted to make more of an effort to share some of the off-the-beaten-track stores that I personally check out when I’m in need of unique, interesting, or more personalized gifting options.
One thing that sets these 13 online retailers apart from many of their counterparts is that many sell items you will only find in their stores. Some work directly with artisans and some have products designed specifically for their stores or have their own labels. Whatever the reason, the sheer number of products that you won’t find elsewhere means you should go ahead and bookmark all of these fabulous websites.
In no particular order, here are 13 of the best stores for purchasing unique gifts online.
Where to Buy Unique Gifts Online
Just a warning: Browsing at Of a Kind can be addicting because a limited quantity of each item sold is available, which sometimes means that you have to shop fast! As the name suggests, a small number of each item is made by designers that are hand-picked by Of a Kind. Each piece sold on the site is made specifically for Of a Kind, so the items you purchase will truly be unique! You will mostly find items for women, as well as home goods, at this online store.
Uncommon Goods has long been one of my absolute favorite stores to browse online because they have such a vast selection of interesting and unique gift ideas for absolutely anyone who could possibly be on your shopping list! Per their website, “We’re on the lookout for designs that serve a purpose, solve a problem, stun us with their beauty, or make us wonder why no one thought of it before.” Looking for a gift for someone hard to shop for, like a teenager? No worries! Uncommon Goods has 177 gift suggestions for you. They really do a great job of providing suggestions.
Instant Pots are easily one of the hottest kitchen tools one can have right now. If you’re shopping for someone with an Insta-obsession, you’re going to want to check out these Instant Pot gift ideas, which includes a bunch of Instant Pot accessories and more!
Last week I shared my thoughts about why the Instant Pot is so freaking awesome and my absolute favorite cooking tool. Today I thought I’d share a fun little Instant Pot gift guide I put together for anyone that’s as obsessed with their Instant Pot as I am… whether that’s you or someone you’ll be doing some shopping for in the months ahead! These Instant Pot gift ideas run the gamut from an awesome new cookbook to a t-shirt (!) to myriad Instant Pot accessories like silicone egg molds and the best Instant Pot cheesecake mold.
Of course, we might be getting ahead of ourselves. The #1 item on your shopping list should, of course, be an Instant Pot. (I recommend the Instant Pot 8 Quart or 6 Quart.) Then, once you have that, you can start accessorizing with any of the many items listed below.
Instant Pot Gift Ideas
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Click through for more details on each item + a few Instant Pot gift ideas from Etsy!
Do you ever have those days and/or weeks when you simply don’t know what day of the week it is? That has been me this week. I woke up today seriously confused about the fact that it is Friday. I know it’s because it was a shortened work week because of the holiday, but still. This week absolutely flew by. My everyday life isn’t the only thing affected though. I was stunned to realize this past weekend that we’re heading off on vacation in two weeks. I live for vacation but man, I’ve been so crazy busy that I haven’t even done very much planning! Also crazy? Father’s Day is just a few weeks away so if you haven’t yet picked up a Father’s Day gift you will want to put that on your to-do list ASAP.
For Mother’s Day this year my
husband son got me flowers, macarons, and a book, which was incredibly thoughtful of him. I feel like men/dads/husbands are always more difficult to shop for. I don’t think my husband would appreciate flowers and he doesn’t have the sweet tooth that I do. In a few years I my son will probably start getting him dad & son tickets to sporting events. This year though? We’ll be on vacation so maybe we will just go out to a nice dinner.
If you, too, need some Father’s Day gift inspiration, here are a few fab options I spotted on Etsy:
Train Tee – $22+
I have a feeling my husband may want/need a tee like this sometime in the coming year as our son is obsessed with trains. This is a fun option for the dad who wants to play with the kids… and take a nap. 😂
Dad’s Ice Cream Spoon – $23
This spoon is a must for the dad who takes his ice cream eating especially seriously.
OK, how amazing is this? Our dogs might be getting my husband some beer for Paw-ther’s Day this year. I know my husband would get a kick out of this! (Just make sure to affix the labels to his favorite beer!)