Warming weather and greening scenery … who doesn’t love Spring? Whether you’re celebrating Easter or just welcoming the change of season, Abby’s Lane has great gift basket ideas for everyone from baby chicks to mama hens. Take a look at the treats in our Easter baskets.
For the Newborn Baby …
Spring is an absolutely lovely time to have a new baby and if you’re lucky enough to be celebrating with a newbie this year, take a look at our garden-themed basket with lovely photo accessories and toys for baby. The Bumblito Headband (#7) in the beautiful Aqua Floral print is a stylish addition to your spring pictures. Adding a lovely floral swaddle blanket like Little Unicorn Muslin Swaddle in Berry and Bloom (#3) to spring photo shoot is an easy way to make the pictures memorable. Even baby supermodels teeth eventually, so we love the vivid colors and strong construction on the easy-to-grasp Innobaby Yellow Flower Teether (#6) and the enchanting Healing Hazel Amber Gemstone necklace in Limited Edition Unicorn (#4). Baby might be too little to play right now, but soon enough she’ll enjoy grabbing and shaking the Skip Hop Roll Around Rattle Bee (#5) and listening to all of Rory the Bee’s adventures in Rory Takes Flight (#1), a Bumblito board book. If you are looking to splurge on your little bee this Easter, you will love an XOXO Buckle Wrap (#2) in It’s a Boy Pink. This versatile and comfortable baby carrier will keep baby close and comfortable for all your spring adventures ahead.
For Baby …
Once your baby is a little older and ready to sit up and explore the world a bit, Spring offers endless new opportunities and natural experiences. We’ve selected some animal-themed gifts guaranteed to delight your busy baby. Our splurge choice for baby is the Solveig Swing in Pacific Blue (#1) which is a beautiful and fun addition to any backyard or patio. This canvas swing will be loved by babies and then for years to come by children up to about 6 years old (88lbs). Maybe the Bumblito Bib (#5) in Little Adventurer would be a perfect fit for your little daredevil. Or if laying around chilling is more baby’s style, the Bumblito Baby Bee Luxe Blanket (#2) in Little Adventurer makes any spot the perfect place to lay down and enjoy chewing on a Sweetooth Teether (#4). A BabyLit Good Dog Book (#6) filled with lots of fun doggy illustrations and the Skip Hop Egg Shaker Trio (#3) in an adorable animal theme are the perfect playtime additions.
For your toddler …
Springtime for a toddler means lots of messy fun — from picking flowers to jumping in puddles, there’s no end to the excitement to be found outside in the spring. For our toddler friends on the go, we’ve selected some playtime treats and a few to help her get the sleep she will certainly need. We start with the Re-Play No Spill sippy cups (#5) in a pretty spring palette of Aqua, Yellow and Bright Pink. These cups are truly spill proof and basically indestructible, making them a favorite of toddler parents. Any adventurer needs a bag and we love the Bixbee Back Pack LED Fairy Flyer (#3) for its imaginative styling and easy toddler access. Protect those sweet little eyes during all those sunny dayas to come with a pair of Babiator Navigator Sunglasses in (#4) Think Pink. But if some April showers keep your toddler inside this spring, we’ve included the lovely and bright BabyLit Secret Garden book (#6)and the Fat Brain Neo Tobbles (#1) for guaranteed indoor fun. And when the toddler’s busy spring day is through, a lovely Saranoni Toddler to Teen Satin Lush Swirl blanket (#2) in Lavender and Gray will be so soft to cuddle up with and enjoy sweet dreams of flowers and mud.
For your Preschooler . . .
Our preschool Easter basket highlights the fact that for preschoolers there’s hardly any difference between play and learning. Starting off with a bit of splurge, we love the Fat Brain Toys Deluxe Squigz set (#2) for endless building fun. A bonus feature of these toys is that they are great for both airplane and car travel so if your spring has a vacation planned in it, you can be sure these toys will see a lot of use. We also love the colorful Lil Libros (#3) line of Spanish/English board books for this age. Your preschooler will have a blast learning color vocabulary in Zapata Colores. But if your preschooler has got to MOVE, our favorite new toy is the Fat Brain Clip Cloppers. Inspiring silly family races and imaginative horse play, these simple toys will bring hours of indoor or outdoor fun. At the end of a busy a spring day, even preschoolers get tired, so we suggest a Soap Sox (#1) Hunter the Gator to help make bath time more fun and a Smartbottoms Snuggle blanket (#6) in Ahoy to cozy up to at bedtime. But if your brave preschooler doesn’t always feel so brave at night, we’ve included the Skip Hop Zoo Takealong Night Light (#4) in an adorable Owl design to make night waking easier on everyone.
For your School-Aged Child . . .
We’ve selected a mix of the fun and the practical for this basket with our school aged daughters in mind. For a bit of playing grown up fun, there is a Ju-Ju-Be Be Quick (#5) in Dot Dot Dot. We love these little bags as a first “purse” because they easy to clean for younger kids but hold all the necessities older girls need easily. The CJ’S BUTTer Tube (#1) in Lavender and Tea Tree smells just as luxurious as Mom’s fancy creams but is safe enough for even the youngest glamour girl to enjoy. A brain teaser like Coggy from Fat Brain Toys (#4) makes sure that her mind gets celebrated right along with her beauty. We also like the Baby Lit Story Book (#3) version of Pride and Prejudice for its ability to ignite an early interest in classical literature. A couple of creature comforts to round out the basket … Re-Play Snack Stackers (#6) in a bright spring rainbow of Aqua, Bright Pink and Yellow are great for stuffing with candy in the basket then filling with on the go snacks. Lastly, you might be tempted to steal the Little Unicorn Big Kid Quilt (#2) in Summer Poppy for your very own. It’s so light and comfortable and just a fantastic way to keep your loved one cozy throughout the spring and summer.
For you . . . yeah, you! You deserve an Easter basket too!
Our Mom basket isn’t even a basket … it’s better! A Ju-Ju-Be Be Classy (#3) in The Duchess will do a much better job of carrying your stuff around than any basket. We love the Be Classy’s classic style and sleek lines that are totally undercover diaper bag. Inside the bag, we’ve got a SiliKids Go Sili Coffee Mug (#1) coffee or whatever beverage is fueling your spring; Bamboobies Multipack (#2) if your hard-working breasts tend towards over-achievement and you need some soft protection; and a 10 pack of Lunette wipes (#4) to make that time of the month a little easier and a little more tidy. We’ve also included the Innobaby Smart Silicone Fish Scrub (#5) which isn’t just for babies. It’s for anyone who wants a gentle exfoliating scrub that is easily cleaned. The Sophi Nail Polish (#6) you see is made of the same gentle stuff that goes into Piggy Paint but available in lots of sophisticated colors moms love. The Chewbeads Hudson Necklace (#7) in Pink is actually for babies to chew on, but it looks so good we think it counts as a mom gift. We’ve also thrown in a Bumblito Bee Covered which can be used for so many things: nursing cover, car seat sun shield, stylish scarf or just throwing over your head when you’re ready to finish off that bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs in peace.
Have a fantastic spring and enjoy the Easter season. Special thanks to Leah Halisky for these awesome Easter basket pictures and to the Saranoni Satin Back XL in Sakura Bloom for being our lush back drop.