Beyond Jellybeans and Easter Grass: Easter Basket Fillers You'll Want to Keep!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easter baskets!! Filled with candy and horrible Easter grass (do people still use that? We don't...) and toys that will end up in the trash in no time flat!



Unless... We try to be a little more intentional about what we put in those baskets. A beautiful book or two? A few homemade sweets (okay fine, and some jellybeans too, I'm not a monster)? And maybe some carefully chosen gifts from small shops you'd like to support? I've got some ideas (and coupon codes! and giveaway items!) for you:

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Saint peg dolls and other items to help you live liturgically! These wooden icon Easter eggs would be a stunning addition to your Easter decor - perfect for displaying or playing. And these Marian keychains would be perfect to tuck into a basket!  Order by Palm Sunday for delivery by Easter.
Offering high quality books for all ages (babies - young adult) that encourage creativity and innovation. Find titles to encourage every reader to love to learn and enjoy stories! Order by March 15 for delivery by Easter. Sarah's offering free shipping on orders of $30+ if you contact her before you place your order!
Usborne Books & More with Jessica Compton
We have books for babies to teens. There are books of all kinds for all different interests. Are You There Little Bunny? will delight young readers when they find it in their Easter basket! Order by March 15 for delivery by Easter. Jessica's offering a shipping refund on orders of $30 or more.
Kidderbug Kreations creates unique handcrafted sewn and embroidered gifts for your special someone. Try a hooded towel for a fresh clean addition to your Easter baskets! Order by March 9 for delivery by Easter.
Catholic rubber stamps and colorable stickers for your Bible, journal, planner, and cards. The Ave Maria stamp would be perfect for your Bible journaling friend, especially with the month of Mary coming up! Order by March 23 for delivery by Easter. Mention "A Blog for My Mom" in your order notes and Katie will include a special pack of Easter colorable stickers!
Handcrafted religious gifts for all ages! Felt saint dolls, finger puppets, bookmarks, headbands, zipper pulls, ornaments, and more! Adrianna will even work with you to make a custom doll, and she puts so much detail into all her work. Order by March 1 for custom orders, March 15 for ready-to-ship items for Easter delivery.
Prayer encouragement for all ages. Prayer tools and products to encourage a relationship with the Lord. A prayer bag would fit perfectly in an Easter basket! Order by March 25th for Easter delivery. Use code "Prayer" for 15% off your entire order!

Handmade quilted and sewn items to bring beauty and liturgy into your home. Dixie sent me a *gorgeous* quilted table runner - reversible for Lent and Easter and has several others available in her shop! She also sent a couple of Happy Easter Carrots that the kids ADORE and have been sleeping with and making pets of. Do your kids play with food as much as mine do? Order by March 23 for delivery by Easter. Use code SPRING2018 for 10% off before Easter!
Handmade beaded accessories including Morse Code necklaces, rosary bracelets and more. Does Dad need something in his basket? This Leather Rosary Bracelet is masculine and practical! Order by March 24th for Easter delivery.
Catholic items like the original crochet rosary roses, priest & nun peg dolls, and custom saint watercolors. An eclectic sibling shop with a wide variety of handmade goods - you just have to come and check us out! I've got my eye on their custom saint paintings for an upcoming First Holy Communion gift, and their peg dolls are beautiful! I got a set of the nun peg dolls for the kids for Christmas and now they've set up a dollhouse convent. It's amazing. Order by March 17 for custom items, order before Palm Sunday for in-stock items for Easter delivery.
Beautifully illustrated Catholic and other picture books. You'll find some lovely new saint books to add to your collection, as well as their newest release, "Joyful Colors of the Year", a poem about seasons.
We love the activity books and CDs we've gotten from Holy Heroes - the Glory Stories are perfect for car rides or times when I need a little quiet from the kids but don't want to resort to screen time. We were gifted the Father Leopold Lego set a few years ago and it's amazing

We love our Shining Light Dolls! Incredibly sturdy, adorable, baby-friendly, and so many of our favorite saints and Marian apparitions are represented! They just came out with a new line of stickers that are super-cute, too.

Wee Believers has sweet faith-based products for babies through big kids. They sent us the My Little Church Magnet Set and lately the kids have been playing with it every day - it's so fun, and a great tool for catechesis! I think the Noah's Ark Magnets would also be perfect for Easter baskets.
Sturdy and beautiful hair accessories that will complement any hair type - classic, sparkly, whimsical, and off-beat styles available to fit your every mood! I've used these for years and they've stood up wonderfully to heavy use, and are the only hair accessory I actually trust to hold my hair securely without giving me a headache!



Pycnocline
Bleach-dyed t-shirts with marine and aquatic themes, and more! I love their St. Therese t-shirt. 15% off everything through Easter with code EASTER15!



Giveaway Time!

You could win...
One set of Icon Eggs from Grand Expression
One set of Holy Week Bible Margin Doodle Stickers from LookToHimBeRadiant
One Prayer Bag from Give Him 5
Around the World Mazes from Usborne Books with Sarah Ortiz
That's Not My Meerkat from Usborne Books & More with Jessica Compton
Two Happy Easter Carrots from May Queen Quilts
One copy of "Joyful Colors of the Year" from Quis Ut Deus Press
One hair accessory of your choice (up to $20) from Lilla Rose Rosie Hill

Just tell me your favorite Easter treat below and use the rafflecopter to enter other ways!

Need more ideas? Check out my Christmas post - you're bound to find something you love there!

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