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Have a kid that loves to travel? Have an upcoming trip that your kids are excited about? Looking for a creative way to surprise your kids with a planned trip? Easter is just around the corner. Why not give them travel themed Easter baskets this year?
These baskets are unique and creative. And they will allow you to easily replace all the candy and trinkets with items that will actually be useful.
So, what do you put in a travel themed Easter basket? Use your next destination, a beloved vacation spot, or a favorite vacation activity as your inspiration. Below are some ideas to get you started.
If you have a trip to Disney World or Disneyland planned, make your travel themed Easter baskets Disney focused. Include items that your kids will use or need on the trip. (If you will be there on Easter, see our tips on celebrating Easter at Disney.)
This is also a great way to give them some pre-trip souvenirs. Some fantastic items to include are:
- Mickey ears
- Plush Disney characters
- Glow sticks
- Magicbands (read all about Magicbands)
- Disney gift cards
- Autograph book and pen
- Trading pins and lanyard
- Disney hat and/or shirts
Have a kiddo that loves being out in nature camping and fishing? Make their Easter basket super personalized by theming it to camping or fishing.
Just head to your local camping or outdoor store and stock up on your kids’ favorite camping and fishing supplies or include some gadgets they have been wanting to try, such as:
- S’mores or marshmallow roasting kit
- Fishing lures
- Small lantern
- Fishing license
- Canteen/water bottle
- Sleeping bag or hammock
- Grilling cookbook
- Camping pillow
Heading to the beach instead? Use the beach as your inspiration for your travel themed Easter baskets. To add an extra special touch to these, use sand pails instead of traditional baskets to hold all of your items.
You can include:
- Beach towel
- Sand toys
- Inflatable water toys
- Snorkel gear
- Underwater camera
- Water bottle
- Water shoes
Destination Related Items
If you are taking a special trip this year, make your travel related Easter baskets items revolve around that destination. This is an excellent way to teach your children about the location you will be traveling to.
It’s also a creative way to give experiences instead of stuff. Think about including:
- Guide books
- Local currency
- Snacks from your destination
- Books about your destination
- Tickets for tours or other activities you will be doing on your trip
General Travel Items
You can also include general travel items in your travel themed Easter baskets. These are things that your children can use for any trip to any location.
If you are just beginning to travel with your kids, this is a good way to supply them with basic travel accessories. If you have been traveling for a while, use this opportunity to replace some of their older travel gadgets.
Some good things to include are:
- Water bottle
- Travel journal
- Travel games
- Travel pillow
If you are looking for unique gifts to fill your kids’ Easter baskets this year, try travel related items.
Not only will the above list make for creative Easter gifts, but they are also guaranteed to get your kids excited about your upcoming travels.
And remember travel themed baskets are not just for kids! Kick up your Easter fun this year by doing travel baskets for everyone in the family!
To make your vacations even more special, read how to make every trip amazing, how to travel more for less, how to plan an epic family vacation, how to make your Disney trip special, and how to take a vacation when you can’t afford it.
For tips on traveling with kids, see the top reasons to travel with kids, why you should include kids in trip planning and how to do it, tips for flying with kids, tips for successful road trips with kids, best airplane snacks, complete guide to happy travel with kids, and best road trip snacks.