With Easter falling during this time of pandemic and Amazon prioritizing shipments of essential items, as it should be, we had to get a little creative this year. Our Easter Bunny is usually a last minute shopper and this year was not much different. The only difference was, EB had to find items to fill the basket that could be picked up or shipped because we were following stay at home orders. Thank goodness we live in a time of shipping and online shopping because our Easter Bunny was able to fill some little girls baskets pretty magically by shopping small and supporting local!
So what filled our baskets to the brim?!
It’s always nice to add a book, shoes, an item of clothing, and a couple of spring toys to deflect from the candy. My kids are candy hogs so I try to limit the amount of candy and sugar I put in there because I know they’ll eat it all in record time. I also know they usually get TONS of it from their grandparent’s baskets so less is more at our house.
This year we shopped Kind Kids Club for tee shirts and they are adorable, magical, and super comfy. My kids actually wore them for backyard Easter photos and then slept in them. Don’t judge, the days are long. haha. But I ordered one week before Easter and they made it here with plenty of time.
I found these adorable egg shaped bath bombs on Etsy from Gorgeous Soap. Etsy shoppes really pulled through during this time. I figured that most businesses on there are working with small groups of people if not by themselves and figured they’d appreciate the orders. These bath bombs smell amazing and came from Kentucky!
I always like to add a cute little stuffie as my little calls them, even though I think we have WAY too many stuffies around the house. But this adorable Lamb came from Matilda Jane. The glasses had me at hello and I was sold. They also shipped super quick and I know their warehouse is still working during this time. I love this company because I just love their designs and it doesn’t hurt that my sister works there too! Purchase through a trunk keeper and you are helping a small business owner too!
I found these adorable bracelet kits on Etsy too. They come with beads and you let the kiddos go to town. From No Pixie No, they also shipped super quick and there were a lot of different options to choose from!
My usual cookie gal was sold out and the drive was too far so I tried a new cookie lady here – Bakeology Noblesville! The cookies were a diy kit where one cookie was the paint! The girls loved decorating them and they tasted pretty good too.
These pennant flags were something I made for Adopt A Fairy Co and can be found on it’s etsy shop too. They are printable and easy to jazz up. And they make the basket stand out a little more. They just add a fun little bit of whimsy for that last touch! *And keep an eye out as there will be more added soon!
I did online pickup for some other goodies through Target. During these times, I know Target isn’t shopping small, but shoes don’t always work out so I didn’t want to deal with back and forth, plus, I think that people in retail need work right now so I figured this might not be directly shopping small, but it’s at least helping with a paycheck for some. I just wish they didn’t have to be on the front lines.
So that’s how we made an Easter basket come together in the midst of a pandemic!
It takes a village and I’m very appreciative of all those who created, shipped, delivered, and much much more to help our baskets come to life and on time!