Easter basket ideas for a one year old

Easter will always be special to me because that’s the day we came home from the hospital with Olivia. Needless to say we didn’t have an Easter basket ready for her so this year is kind of like her first Easter.

I love getting to experience the holidays all over again with a new baby. It’s so hard to come up with gift ideas for teens so having a baby to shop for makes it fun. Here’s what I’m putting in Olivia’s Easter basket this year. Oh and this is the basket I’m using from Target. I love that it has a solid bottom to it.

Books, books, and more books!

We love books in our house! Olivia loves to flip through the pages and her favorites are all about animals. Most of her basket will be filled with books!

Babies Love Animals. This is a lift-the-flap book with lots of adorable baby animals.

A Little Chick. OK so this book was all mama. I LOVE the illustrations. I has a sort of retro feel to it. And any book where we get to say goodnight to the animals is a favorite of Liv’s.

I Love You Honey Bunny and You’re My Little Chickadee. Both are by author Sandra Magsamen and are so adorable. The bright colors and fun illustrations are perfect for a one year old. Liv already has I Ruff You and loves the part where the puppies kiss.

Heads and Tails. This book is so unique with a fun slide and see component. It’s super interactive which I know Liv will love.

That’s Not My Bunny. This whole series is so much fun. They are interactive books with lots of touch and feel components. And with over 50 different animals to choose from you could create a whole library!!


We never seem to have enough pajamas and Easter is a great time to transition to a lighter pair since it’s starting to get warmer out. I love these cute bunny pj’s I found on Amazon. These ones from Old Navy are also super cute.


Liv isn’t walking yet so I haven’t bought her too many shoes. Really just booties and/or slippers. I loved these ice cream espadrilles when I saw them pop up on a Facebook ad from the Gap. How fun are they?

A small toy

Liv loves ducks. She loves to quack as loud as she can like a duck. It’s pretty hilarious so I’m going to include a few rubber ducks in her basket. I love this one that Caitlin from The Mama Notes included in her Easter basket roundup because it’s all natural and there’s no hole for water to get in so no mold! I’m also thinking about bubbles, a stacking toy, a stuffed animal, or these crayons.

And that’s about it. We don’t go too crazy for Easter. Honestly, it’s harder for me to come up with ideas for my older girls. What do you get a teenager for Easter? Nail polish? iTunes? Hit me up with some ideas!


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