Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter gift ideas for toddlers- Attempting quality over quantity.

It's officially Spring, and although Mother Nature is seriously confused I can't help but get excited. I want to fill my house with plants and flowers this year and spring clean everything, but first we need to celebrate Easter!

It seems like every year someone comments about how Easter is turning into a second Christmas. Because of social media, we are now able to get a glimpse into each others lives like never before, and it seems like not everyone likes what they see. I personally feel that every family should celebrate each holiday however they want. If you want to buy your kids a ton of presents, do it. If you want to have an Easter egg hunt and a few little gifts in a basket, do it. 

Personally, I lean towards giving gifts on Easter, but not in excess. As I research the concept of minimizing and de-cluttering our lives, I've been applying some of the same ideas to purchasing gifts for our son. A lot of times, parents will load up on small gifts at the dollar store, so they can watch their budget but still give a lot of gifts. I prefer the "quality over quantity" rule, so I've decided to forego some of the dollar store "fluff" and put the money towards actual items he needs or will use this summer. I did end up buying 1-2 dollar store items, but they go with my rule of getting items that will last and not get tossed within a week. Some items that fall into the "fluff" or "basket filler" category would be:

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