How to Make The Perfect Easter Basket for an Older Child1

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 .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

Attention Kmart shoppers, Bluelight Specials are back! If you missed the deal while you were in the store, don’t worry. You can find Bluelight Specials online and get notified when the next one happens with the Kmart app, too!

288 thoughts on “How to Make The Perfect Easter Basket for an Older Child”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. I’d use it to purchase athletic pants and shirts for myself and my teen son. Thanks.
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  7. 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

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. I learned that I can earn shop your way points by shopping at any of the retailers- Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer

  12. I learned that you can Earn Rewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer.

  13. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    I like getting stuff on sale to stock in advance, so since blankets and bedding would be cheaper right now I would get those things and hold on to them for Fall 🙂

  14. They have a ton of sweepstakes at their site for Shop Your Way members. In fact I just won $10 in points in their Easter game!

  15. I absolutely love the Adam Levine collection at Kmart. Cute CUTE stuff at really great prices. I could buy a whole new spring wardrobe for sure 🙂

  16. I learned that I had some points that are about to expire! Thanks for the reminder!! I love earring free items with Shop Your Way Rewards!

  17. I would get my husband the Excel 26 in. W x 12 in. D x 9.6 in. H Steel Two Drawer Intermediate Chest, TB2502X-BLUE

  18. i would give it to my son who is 23. kmart is his favorite place to shop for clothes because they carry 2x-4x. he cant find 4x cheap anywhere else that he likes

  19. I would use the gift card towards bathroom accessories including a bath mat, towels, and shower curtain.

  20. amy guillaume linderman

    i learned that i can earnrewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore brands

  21. The most important thing is to know AND FOLLOW their likes and dislikes. Don’t buy something that you want. If they like electronics and techno-gadgets, then put in that sort of stuff. If they like watersports, sign them up for a SCUBA or sailing certification course. Send them on a weekend getaway. Fill the basket with their favorite candles, perfumes, colognes, etc. And most importantly, DON’T FORGET THE CHOCOLATE!!!!

  22. I would be over the moon and under the chocolate fountain excited to use this giftcard at Kmart to be a blessing to families at my Church, and provide them with fresh groceries such as apples, strawberries, bananas, as well as School Supplies for their children!

  23. I learned that they provide a wide variety of Tricostal handsoap, this product is marvelous and wonderful! My family and I love the bright citrus scent, it makes our hands soft and clean and really helpful to have daily in the house! We love to use it!!

  24. I learned that you can earn Rewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer

  25. I learned if you join now you can get “90 days of free 2-day shipping with ShopYourWay Max, or the free Vehicle Pickup that allows you to pick up your purchases at any Sears store within five minutes of arrival, without ever leaving the car.”

  26. I think it is very sweet that you make your older daughter and her bf baskets. And pretty funny that you make her “work” for it 🙂

  27. I just learned that you can buy items at Kmart and get as much as 100% back in points. That’s like free! With ShopYourWay rewards, you can also get some great coupons for use online and in-store.

  28. EMILEE DOUGHERTY

    As for Shop Your Way, I’m an active member so there’s nothing really new that I don’t know about. I’m a bit upset that the closest KMart to my work place closed down, but I found another location near my new house.

  29. EMILEE DOUGHERTY

    I wish my friends in Colorado were into Easter as adults. I used to love doing Easter hunts with my friends back home.

  30. I learned that even though I have visited in a long time, I found out the local-ish Kmart did not shut down like I thought. I will have to visit next time we are up that way, and that my account is still there. Yes, I had to reset the password, but all is good1

  31. I learned how awesome it is to earn reward points just for shopping somewhere I already go! Perfect! Also, my mom used to give me an easter basket every year right up until I moved out when I got married, so I loved this post.

  32. I love how you can earn points to shop and special bonus offers for great savings! Also you can load coupons to your account!

  33. Christy Caldwell

    I learned it’s free to join, more shopping equals more points, and there’s all kinds of extra money saving incentives for being in the Shop Your Way program. I’ve been in it a while.

  34. Christy Caldwell

    Ohhh this is awesome! Thanks for s post. I have a 16 yr old and I still make him a basket, because I have a younger one too. I always struggle about what to put in my teenagers basket.

  35. Alexandra Oller

    I learned that they have a birthday club for members and you can save money with surprise bonus points.

  36. Christina Eidelberg

    Did you know you can use your Kmart rewards card at Sears, Craftsman, Land’s End and GoFer as well as Kmart? Cool!

  37. Christina Eidelberg

    Candy, candy and more candy is found in my favorite Easter baskets! For those strange, alien creatures who don’t like chocolate, make a movie night basket with microwave popcorn and a Redbox gift card.

  38. KMart has been a tradition since my mother used to take me shopping and for lunch (diners used to be in their stores) decades ago. Blue lights brings back sweet memories.

  39. I just recently learned about the Shop Your Way program and have really enjoyed shopping at Kmart with my points!

  40. I learned that if you join now you get 90 days of free 2-day shipping with ShopYourWay Max, or the free Vehicle Pickup

  41. jennifer corrado

    i LEARNED THAT SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS IS AWESOME AND YOU CAN SCORE FREE STUFF AT KMART AND SEARS WITH YOUR POINTS!

  42. Kathy Linklater

    Kmart is where I find the Riders by Lee jeans that I wear. The jeans sold on-line are not the same style. I don’t know what I’ll do if/when this Kmart closes. 🙁

  43. i never knew you can get points from shopping at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer and that they carry over between the stores

  44. I learned there are a lot of giveaways on there that I have not entered yet. Already a member of shop your way.

  45. I love SYW, it’s coupons, personal shopper program and even sweepstakes! My favorite shopping loyalty program for sure! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  46. Stephanie Phelps

    I learned that you can Earn Rewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer.

  47. That there are many ways to save and different ways earn rewards and more than one store to get and use rewards at!

  48. I learned that I now have $7.00 in points. Also entered in several of the sweepstakes on Shop Your Way.

  49. I always check my account every week for surprise points or new coupons, it is really a great place to shop for families who want to save money.

  50. Michelle Simons

    Earn Rewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofe. I have used this so many times and it really helps out.

  51. I learned that every online purchase earns you points & Bonus Points apply to items marked as such during checkout.

  52. Earn Rewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer.

  53. I learned you can earn Rewards on qualifying purchases you make at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, Craftsman, Kenmore and mygofer.

  54. I learned you can even Earn Points From Home Without even Going to the Store. While checking out online, simply enter your Member Number in your shopping cart.

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