Easter Sunday is just around the corner, and parents everywhere are frantically searching for things to fill up their kids' Easter baskets with! When my kids were younger, we would always give each one an Easter basket filled with Easter candies, and Easter-themed toy like a stuffed bunny or chick, and a favorite toy like a LEGO, K'NEX, or Playmobil set that we could add to their collection. Now that they are older, we simply don't have the space for more toys!
Let's face it, Easter-themed toys are adorable, but let's be honest: that plastic wind-up chick and those bunny ears and that plush chick are just adding to your home's toy clutter. This Easter, consider adding something other than a toy to your child's Easter basket. There are lots of alternatives that your child will love just as much, and won't add to his or her ever-growing stash of toys. Here are five alternative Easter basket fillers that go right along with the chocolate eggs and marshmallow bunnies:
Movie ticketsTuck in a pair of movie tickets or a pair of tickets to an upcoming children's play! You're not just gifting your child with a fun experience, you're creating memories for both of you.
Museum membershipsGive the gift of a year of discovery. A membership to your family's favorite museum means you can enjoy this Easter gift all year long.
E-booksA good book is one of the best gifts you can give at Easter time, birthdays, and every other holiday. Purchase an e-book, print out the receipt and add it to your child's Easter basket.
Magazine subscriptionsGive your child something to look forward to each and every month with a magazine subscription.
Subscription to PleyLet's face it, clutter or no clutter, kids still love toys, and there's nothing like the smile on their faces when they receive a new toy to play with. Pley is a toy rental service, so kids can get the joy of toys without all the clutter. Members can choose from a large selection of toys and receive unlimited toys (one at a time) delivered directly to their door. Pley packages get delivered to your door and when the kids are done playing, they can return them for a new toy. Plans start as low as $19.99/month and all plans include free delivery and unlimited rentals. With Pley, your kids have access to all the best toys, including 400+ LEGO sets and popular robotics toys, and you'll only need to store the toys that your kids are currently playing with. No more toys sitting unused on shelves!
Disclosure:This is a compensated post. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.