Thrifty Easter Baskets

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 by Discount Debbie

I have Easter on the brain. I even had a dream last night that it was Easter morning and I have forgotten to make Easter baskets for my kids. I woke up in a panic. I must get this done. The first year I did it, I spent a small fortune and it was totally unnecessary. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years to save you money on your Easter baskets.

1. Use candy coupons. Thrifty Divas will be posting candy deals so watch for them. Don’t pay full price for Easter candy. Also, if you have leftover Christmas candy, use that. I promise your kids won’t care.

2. Skip the pre-made Easter baskets. The stuff they put in these baskets are usually not worth much and are poor quality. Skip the pre-made and go for making your own.

3. Buy your basket on clearance. So yes, this won’t help you this year, but if you don’t already have a basket from last year, make sure you snatch them up after Easter. Unfortunately you can’t keep candy for a year, but the baskets you can for sure!

4. Check out your dollar sections at places like Target and Wal-Mart. Target is especially great about themed items around the holidays. I looked today and they have a great selection of little odds and ends toys for your child’s basket.

5. Find your local Easter egg hunts. Your community and local churches probably have Easter egg hunts for the kiddos. This is a GREAT way to stock up on some candy and have fun.

6. Use real eggs vs. plastic. Call me traditional, but I just don’t like plastic eggs. Also, there is only one use of plastic eggs, but with real you can make deviled eggs or potato salad for your Easter meal.

7. Check out Goodwill or another second hand store. There is no reason you need to buy new for your Easter basket. I know stuffed animals are popular for them and at the second hand stores you can get them for $.25-$.75!

What tips do you have for a Thrifty tips for Easter baskets?

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