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A Tisket, A Tasket, A Full Easter Basket

Easter was one of my favorite celebrations when I was little, although I was not a huge fan of the itchy tights. Now that I am a mama, I like to look for longer-lasting, more eco-friendly goodies to share along with the giant chocolate bunnies.

For an Easter basket that will survive beyond the big day, these lovely fabric Easter baskets (Blue Morpho – $14) are available in playful and chic patterns.
Start your basket off on an earth-friendly note: forget the plastic grass that gets everywhere (including the toddler’s mouth) and grow real grass for the Easter Bunny. With the Easter Grass Kit from Spots and Ladybugs ($10) you will have a lush basket of green grass in just seven days.
No Easter basket at my house is complete without a chocolate bunny–so how about a fair trade chocolate Easter bunny ($18 from Turning Life)? Theo Chocolate has a scrumptious-looking Easter Basket that is fair trade and gluten and soy-free. Global exchange also has a great selection of fair trade chocolates. For those, like me, who find themselves in the supermarket at the last minute, try picking up some Cadbury and then send them a note to extend their fair-trade sourcing policy to their chocolates available in the United States.
For Easter favors with a tad more sophistication, the adults (or future foodies) on your list will love TCHO carrots by the bunch (Tasting Pack – $32). You’ll get a carrot-shaped cone of chocolate-drenched honey roasted cashews, macadamia nuts, and rich cacao nibs. (H/T Help a Mother Out)
These foundling bunnies (Rosie Hippo – $16 small, $29 large), are handmade in the USA from organic cotton–the next best thing to adopting your own hippity hoppy friend. Possibly better, since you don’t have to clean-up after these long-eared friends. Use Rosie Hippo Coupon Code MAMA10 for 10% off until end of April 2010. Organic Made in the USA Plush Bunnies
These bunny crayons (Colorfun on Etsy – $12 for a dozen) make a perfect Easter gift–plus they’ll keep the kids creatively busy after the egg hunt. bunny crayons
This plush Color Zoo Rory the Rabbit Stuffed Animal by Allen Ave will put a spring in your step with its vivid patterns. ($13-24) color-zoo-rory-bunny
Yes…one more plush bunny. How could I resist? These hand-embroidered wool bundle bunny dolls (Little A Shop – $15) would be the perfect cuddly friend. You can even have your bunny customized. Wool Waldorf Bunny Dolls
For a little educational Easter fun, toddlers will enjoy this handcrafted wooden duck puzzle, also available as a rabbit. ($10 – Rosie Hippo) Preschoolers will have fun with the more challenging Duck Pond Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle, which also features a dog and a rabbit and is made in the USA. ($19 – Rosie Hippo) Use Rosie Hippo Coupon Code MAMA10 for 10% off until end of April 2010. wooden duck puzzle
What a great concept! The Funky Farm See Me Bunny Mirror By Skip Hop ($9 – Kangaroo Boo) combines two things a baby loves–a plush friend and his own adorable face. Plus it kinda has a space-age mod feel. see me bunny skip hop
Stitching cards are a favorite of young children. This relaxing activity boosts fine motor control. I love the design of this Threading Rabbit from Estia (Kangaroo Boo – $14).
Don’t forget a toy for the baby! The Springy Rabbit by Hess (Kangaroo Boo – $13), Wooden Duck Ring (Rosie Hippo – $14), or Plush Bunny Rattle Ring (Rosie Hippo – $12) are sure to keep your bunny buddy entertained!
Our favorite gifts are books–they are always the right size and always in style. Debbie recommends The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes ($11) as an inspiring tale for young girls. Owen’s Marshmallow Chick ($10) is a sweet tale of friendship for babies and toddlers. And Grandpa Bunny (Little Golden Book) ($4) is a clever story about nature’s preparations for Spring.
A Mother’s Crochet has crocheted bunny ear hats in every pastel color $13. So, if you are suddenly seized by an Anne Geddes moment, you’re prepared.
I’m a complete sucker for a cute hooded towel and this funny floppy eared hooded bunny towel (SDKDesigns on Etsy – $30) also has a cotton tail. Bunny Hooded Towel
While shopping for adorable new spring togs for your sprout, don’t forget the dolly’s wardrobe! Most of our dolls are Corolle and this Pastel Pants Set ($23) even has a cute little bunny! Corolle Dolls Pastel Pants Set
If rabbits and bunnies are a year-round obsession at your household, you will love this David Klein “Bunny” – Limited Edition, Rosie Hippo exclusive print ($175 – available with other animal designs). Bright and engaging for babies, yet funky enough for animal lovers of all ages, these prints by award-winning artist David Klein are a unique mixture of the psychedelic and the traditional folk arts. Use Rosie Hippo Coupon Code MAMA10 for 10% off until end of April 2010.

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, we hope you have a great start to the Spring season with your family! Enjoy!

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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