How to Make The Perfect Easter Basket for an Older Child

How to Make The Perfect Easter Basket for an Older Child

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As many of you know we only have one child, who has now flown the coop. However, she is a big kid at heart and being an only child she is spoiled so each year we continue with the Easter Basket tradition. While we don’t always hide eggs for her to find, sometimes we do a few hard to find ones with cash in them. I’m not talking hundreds of dollars, some have ones, fives, tens and a twenty. But there is a caveat, if she doesn’t find them on Easter we get to keep the contents inside. There have been a few that have been really hard to find, so the “Easter Bunny” made back a few dollars. But it is always fun watching her search common places before really digging in and looking hard. She also has to clean up her mess that she makes in the mean time while hunting so it’s almost like a win win.

How to Make The Perfect Easter Basket for an Older Child

But believe it or not we aren’t that strict and we still do an Easter Basket for her and now her boyfriend. (They are always together so I feel bad leaving him out). So we end up doing two, but with firm budgets in place for all of the goodies that go into them. Last year we capped it at $40 and were able to put lots of fun things in their “baskets” and so we are thinking about the same thing for this year. But this year we are going with a theme and we are on the fence as to which to go with…A Cardinals Baseball Hat themed basket or a Tackling Box themed basket. They both love either theme and would be perfect for them both, so I will have to see which I end up with at a later time.

For now, we will be heading out to our local K-Mart to do some shopping for this year’s baskets. Why K-Mart? Because they have a wide selection of goodies to put into the Easter baskets but they are also a great place to pick up groceries and save money at the same time. Bonus for me and you and I will buy a couple of these special items to add to the baskets, because who can turn down such a great deal??

Easter 6-pack Candy or Lindt Gold Bunny for $2.50 on Sale (We always have a bunny in our baskets, and be sure to pick it up by 4/8!) Another Easter basket staple for us is Easter Packaged Chocolates for $1.50 on sale, from 4/9-4/15! But be sure to pick up other goodies while you are there because you can earn 25% in points with $10+ of Smart Sense Food & Drug Products at Kmart, talk about a great way to save, be sure to take advantage of the additional savings by 5/1!

While I would love to include a picture for you all to see, that won’t be possible until after Easter because I would hate to ruin the surprise for them. But in the meantime you can get entered for your chance to win a $100 Kmart Gift Card on the Rafflecopter below

Good luck!

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Money saving Mom of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order.

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Sandra Ellis

I make an Easter basket for my daughter and on-in-law. My daughter gives me hints so I buy them, have to buy the Reeses peanut butter eggs they are the only ones that have the right ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. I try to pick up the newer candies . This year there were 2 newer candy bars out.

Juanita May

Some points expire quickly, so always check them before going shopping.

Juanita May

Summer clothes for the grandkids.


learned that you can enter wonderful giveaways and free gifts from sears with points


I would stock up on cleaning supplies

Neeha Agarwal

I will use it to buy some workout clothes and bedding set

Neeha Agarwal

I love SYW rewards and the surprise points are so sweet.

Terry Stevens

I learned you can get 10% back in points if you make a purchase today.

Terry Stevens

I would use the gift card to buy my grandson his birthday present from Kmart.

Kelly Freeman

I learned that I can use my rewards towards free shipping

Kelly Freeman

I would use it for Easter clothes

Barbara K

I learned that you can save a great deal of money though a point system. Looks like a good way to buy the things you need.

Barbara K

I would use the card to buy some things I really need. Also buy food and gifts. This would help.


I really like being able to earn some points for rewards and the 70% off on some items.


I would use the gift card to buy some clothes and shoes for my children!

Brigitte Bauman

I would use the gift card to purchase household goods that I need in my home.

Kelly King

I learned that there are several stores to earn rewards at. Earn rewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer.

Kelly King

My son’s birthday is next month so that would definitely go towards presents

Amanda Perez

I would use my new Kmart gift card to buy some clothes for interviews. I desperately need work clothes.


I’d buy goodies for Disney

amanda whitley

i would put it towards a grill.

Susan Smith

I learned that you can earn points by shopping at Sears and Kmart and use them toward future purchases.

Susan Smith

I would use the GC to buy clothes and sandals for the Summer.

Lori Swann

I learned that you earn reward points for qualified purchases at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer!

Lori Swann

My children are adults so I would buy them things like towels, books and add some chocolate bunnies too for their Easter baskets!

Terra Heck

I’d use it to purchase athletic pants and shirts for myself and my teen son. Thanks.


I’d give it to my sister so she can put it towards making Easter baskets for her 5 kids!


Probably pet food and sandals for summer!

Betsy Barnes

I learned there are contests to win Reward points.


I learned I can earn points shopping at GameStop!

Deborah Cochran

I would love to buy some new drapes for my bedroom and a new dress for Spring.

Jeanna Massman

I would buy something special for my grandson for his birthday.


the Kmart by my house closed, but I still drive further away to shop their deals!

Dave Steiner

I learned that we get points for every purchase!

Dave Steiner

New shoes for my children



erica hall

I like to add Itunes cards, magazines, water flavors, along with tons of candy d socks for my older kids- I can pick all that up at Kmart

Amy Moyer

I would spend the $100 gift card to buy spring/summer clothing for my girls. This is an amazing giveaway, thanks for this chance.
Kmart’s rewards and surprise points are amazing. I also like that the cashier can double check to see if I have an points(money) to use towards my purchase.
We love Kmart, it’s family friendly, and reasonably priced.

Sandra Watts

I would put the gift card toward a bed I have been looking at for my son, if I win. 🙂

Sandra Watts

I learned you can earn points by shopping at Sears and Kmart and use them toward future purchases.

Seyma Shabbir

If I win, I will use it for clothes and shoes for my kids.

Seyma Shabbir

You can earn points by playing sweepstakes!!

Julie Lundstrom

I have the Kmart reward and love it.

Julie Lundstrom

I would use this Kmart gift card for my son’s birthday coming soon and for Mother’s Day for my Mom.

I learned you can earn Rewards on purchases you make at other stores too!

I’d buy things for my new grandson, born just a few days ago!

Michele Cupp

I learned that there are quite a few retailers where I can use my points, including a couple that I wasn’t aware of.

Michele Cupp

I would use the gift card for cleaning and beauty supplies.

HS kraftmaking

I learned you can earn points both online and in stores, lots of top brands included such as Nike, Apple and Sephor.

HS kraftmaking

I would save it for holiday shopping.