The first personalized item that I ordered for Beau was the Easter basket pictured above. It sealed the deal that Beau would be his name. There was something so sweet about when I first opened the package from Pottery Barn Kids (basket available if you like it!) and felt the fuzzy little basket, anticipating the sweet memories that would be ahead with my boy. I didn't know what his face would look like, his eye color, his large amount of hair... those memories of anticipation are some of the sweetest ever.
Obviously, Beau doesn't need a ton. He'll be just a few weeks shy of one on his first Easter holiday. Even if he did understand, he still wouldn't need a ton.. this holiday is about the resurrection of our Savior, first and foremost.. but a few sweet pressies in a basket are fun and shadow the greater gift that we receive, life through Him!
What I discovered when putting this basket together is that for children of all ages, the Easter Basket is a great time to make some summer things that we'd probably need anyway into gifts. All the non rookie mamas are saying.. YES! Haha! :)
Swim Trunks- A must have for the upcoming summer, I see a new swimsuit as a tradition in the Strader Easter basket world! Beau will use his just a few days after Easter when we head to Florida
Board Book - A precious take on Psalm 23 by the author of the Jesus Storybook Bible.. I want to get this for every baby in my life!
The Donkey who Carried a King- This book is another one that I wish I could buy for every family that we love.. Holy Week from the perspective of a very important donkey!
Sandals - Another summertime must have.. although I can't say I won't pop these on Beau's feet before Easter in this Texas sunshine! I will just pop them right back on in the basket on Easter Sunday!
Swim Diapers- A practical fun little treat to stock the basket!
Bucket Hat- This sweet hat from The Beaufort Bonnet Company is one of the things I'm super excited about. Beau's bright blue eyes are really sensitive to the sun so I can already tell he's going to absolutely adore having this hat for the summertime!
An extra of his favorite sippy cup- I was going to get an extra sippy before our trip to Disney World just in case we loose one or something, so again.. PRACTICAL!
Mama devotional- While shopping for Beau, I saw that this devotional I've had my eye on for awhile was on sale.. I highly recommend adding this to your cart!
Sunnies c/o Babiators- As I mentioned above, this pair of sunglasses will be great for my blue eyed boy!
Mamas, am I missing anything sweet? I feel like First Easter is a precious time for an heirloom gift, but I've drawn a blank! Anything y'all remember getting in baskets as little ones that you loved? Let's be honest.. my love language is Cadbury mini eggs so I can't wait till Beau is a bit older and I can give "him" some for me... actually that's a great idea for this year!! :)
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