Want to help me plan budget friendly Easter baskets?

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  1. Whistle

    Whistle Mouseketeer

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    I have two boys who are (almost) 13 and 10. I would LOVE some budget friendly Easter basket ideas. I really don't want to do a lot of little "junky" stuff .... what are your ideas? I would love to keep the baskets at about 30.00 each.

    I was thinking so far:
    an ITunes gift card (10.00 each)
    chocolate bunny (a necessity!)

    ????

    Also, do you have any ideas for frugal basket ideas? My boys really aren't into the "traditional" basket idea-- anything will work. :)
     
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  3. ilovejack02

    ilovejack02 <font color=peach>what do you all think?<br><font

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    I would think a video game if they are gamers each to add and they would prob be happy campers . : )
     
  4. patsal

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    Do they need new hats or baseball caps for summer? If so, get those and invert them, fillup with your goodies--my kids loved staburst and skittles so I'd get the vendor box from BJ's or Sam's split it between the two, add a chocolate bunny and a gift card (rather than the crappy stuff they don't even use) and a few extra candies from the freebies I'd get at CVS or Wags and call it a day.
     
  5. java

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    My cheapo ones so far for my older 2 include candy and tee shirts for DS, DD is getting a couple shirts that I got at the friends and family sale at Aero. I'm going to throw in some flip flops in dd's.

    One thing that I am going to do is wrap in cello. On the outside of the basket I am dropping wrapped candy- it adds a festive touch and a little goes a long way- vs. it disappearing into the basket..
     
  6. Perditamarie

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    get them ready for summer with:

    * sunglasses/swim goggles
    * bathing suit
    * flip flops
    * beef jerky
    * a book
    * sleep shorts
     
  7. Perditamarie

    Perditamarie DIS Veteran

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    Oh about the baskets - love the hat idea! You could also use:

    * backpacks/drawstring back sacks
    * laundry hamper (can even be collapsible, a la Disboards tips!)
    * storage tote or cube/milk crate/waste basket for room
    * beach towel or chair
     
  8. Whistle

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    I'm loving the ideas ... keep 'em coming!
     
  9. katesorad

    katesorad <font color=deeppink>I stand up in them and BAM I'

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    Maybe books, comic books, or magazines? I like the idea of summer "supplies".. water toys, etc. I always got a new pair of shoes in my Easter basket. That was often my favorite part. Sometimes a new pair of pajamas, t-shirts, etc. Just stuff for spring!
     
  10. Kitzka

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    DD is 12 and will get a few egg candies, cadbury cream, kinder egg (2 of each) an apple store gc (she is saving for a MacBook and this will help) $10 iTunes card and maybe something like flip flops or some fashion glasses that she wanted from hot topic.

    Lara
     
  11. dntd

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    This year my 4 boys are each getting:
    A chocolate cross($1)
    A tin easter egg w/ Jesus message($1)
    bubble gum in an egg despenser(2/$1)
    ring pop(5/$1)
    giant sucker($1)
    Gummy candy($1)
    flying disk toy(.50)
    Bible activity book($1)
    Fish tackle shop gc because they asked for one($10)

    my DD is getting bubbles,nail polish,lipgloss, and hanna montana easter eggs instead of a gift card. We do an easter egg hunt with real eggs in the AM.
     
  12. fortwildernessishome

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    I havent used a traditional basket in years for my boys. I always use a good size pail. We always need new pails every year for the beach and lake so they get lots of use. Last year I found some great pails in the dollar spot at Target.
     

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