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11 Newborn Easter Basket Ideas for Your Little Bunny

Get ready for an overload of cuteness with these 11 adorable newborn Easter basket ideas. From fluffy bunny onesies to soft plush toys, these gifts will surely have you saying ‘aww’ at every turn and make your little one’s first Easter unforgettable.

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As Easter approaches, the anticipation in the air heightens, and the joy is magnified with the newest addition to the family. The prospect of celebrating Easter with the adorable newborn has everyone eagerly awaiting the festivities.

Putting together a thoughtfully assembled newborn Easter basket adds to the fun of it all. It’s not just about the items within; it’s a curated experience of love, laughter, and pure Easter magic that the whole family gets to share. The sheer joy of having the baby as the star of the Easter show makes the process so much fun. Just a gentle reminder to show love to your older children, too – here are some ideas for making the perfect Easter basket for teens.

So without further ado, here are some cute and practical newborn Easter basket ideas for your bundle of joy!

Cozy Easter Apparel 

As you curate the perfect newborn Easter basket for your little one, make sure to include some bunny-themed attire. Whether it’s a cozy onesie, a stylish romper or a dress/suit ensemble, any bunny-inspired outfit in pastel colors will make your little hopper look irresistibly cute for their first Easter celebration.

Don’t forget to adorn your baby girl with adorable bunny ear headbands, adding an extra touch of sweetness to her Easter ensemble. For baby boys, consider including a miniature bow tie with bunny motifs, ensuring a dapper and charming look for his first Easter celebration. The little ones may be too young to participate in fun Easter activities for kids, but at least they’ll look oh-so-cute!

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Bunny-themed Toys

Elevate your baby’s playtime with soft and cuddly bunny toys. Choose from plush bunny rattles, squeaky toys or a bunny-shaped teething ring. These engaging and delightful toys serve a dual purpose, providing entertainment while also stimulating your baby’s senses.

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‘‘For my kids’ first Easter, I couldn’t wait to make them a basket, but obviously, they couldn’t have the traditional Easter candy. Instead, I found an adorable bunny sleeper and other Easter-themed clothes I put in the basket. I also found animal puzzles that they enjoyed a little later, as well as some bunny, duck and chick-themed soft stuffed animals and a blanket. There are so many non-food items you can put into a newborn Easter basket, and it’s really just for you the first year anyway.”

— Michelle Price, Honest and Truly

Easter Books for Tiny Readers

It’s not too early to start introducing your newborn to the magic of board books. Easter books are the best Easter basket fillers for the tiniest readers. Your baby will love the finger puppet board book “Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny” by Cottage Door Press and the lift-a-flap book “Babies Love Easter” by R.I.Redd. Celebrate Easter with age-appropriate books. 

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Bath Time Essentials

Pamper your little one with bunny-shaped baby towels, organic bath sponges or gentle bunny-themed baby shampoo for a relaxing bath time experience. Extend the comfort into bedtime with bunny-themed pajamas that are adorable and perfect for ensuring a cozy and peaceful night’s sleep for your little bunny.

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Personalized Easter Keepsakes

Make your baby’s first Easter memorable with personalized keepsakes. Explore options such as customizing a bunny-themed baby blanket, stuffies featuring your baby’s name or a distinctive Easter-themed baby bib. These personalized additions infuse a sense of sentimentality, elevating the overall celebration of this special occasion.

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DIY Easter Craft Kits

Get creative with DIY Easter craft kits suitable for babies. Think about easy-to-assemble Easter handprint and footprint art projects or bunny ears headband crafts. It’s a wonderful way to capture your baby’s first Easter in a unique and artistic manner. And those little fingers and toes will serve as a treasured keepsake you’ll love looking at over the years as your little one grows.  

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Easter-Themed Baby Photo Props

Create lasting memories with Easter-themed photo props. Include bunny ears headbands, fluffy tail diaper covers or tiny bunny slippers for adorable photo sessions. These props will not only make for precious pictures but also bring a festive atmosphere to your baby’s first Easter, making it a fun family bonding activity for everyone to enjoy.

Outdoor Easter Necessities

If you’re planning an outdoor Easter gathering, include in your newborn Easter basket items like a bunny-shaped sun hat, a cozy Easter-themed blanket for picnics or a soft plush bunny for your baby to cuddle during the outdoor festivities. These items will ensure that your little one is comfortable and stylish while enjoying the fresh spring air.

Bunny-themed Nursery Rhymes

Add a musical touch to your baby’s Easter with bunny-themed nursery rhymes. Include CDs or digital playlists featuring songs like “Five Little Bunnies” or “Little Peter Rabbit.” It’s a delightful way to introduce your baby to the joy of music while celebrating Easter.

Easter-themed Nursery Decor

Transform your baby’s nursery into an Easter wonderland with themed decor items. Consider bunny wall decals, Easter mobiles or soft bunny-shaped pillows to create a whimsical and enchanting atmosphere.

Easter Bible Verse Cards

Deepen the spiritual significance of your baby’s first Easter by including Easter Bible verse cards in the basket. Choose verses that reflect the joy and hope of the season, such as passages about new life, blessings, and love. Easter Bible verse cards can serve as a meaningful gift, fostering a connection to the religious aspects of Easter and creating a cherished tradition for years to come.

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Tips for Creating a Baby-Safe Newborn Easter Basket

Before you begin curating your little one’s Easter basket, it’s important to consider a few essential things such as safety, age appropriateness, and the long-term usability of the items you select. Newborns and toddlers are at a delicate stage of development, so their safety and well-being should be prioritized when choosing contents for the basket.

Safety First

Avoid placing small items inside the basket that could be choking hazards or anything with sharp edges that could potentially hurt your baby. When packing gifts, don’t use strings or ribbons because they pose a strangulation risk.

Choose Age-Appropriate Contents

Consider your baby’s age and developmental stage when selecting items for their Easter basket. Any type of baby item is suitable for newborns since they can use those as they grow, but for older babies, make sure to select contents that align with their current abilities and interests.

Add a Personal Touch

Consider your little one’s interests, personality, and preferences when creating their newborn Easter basket. Add a personal touch by selecting contents that reflect your baby’s unique characteristics to make it more special and memorable. 

You may also personalize contents with their name – I had a cute and cozy baby blanket embroidered with each of my children’s names for their Easter baskets when they were newborns!

Think Long-Term

It’s best to select items that have longevity and can be used beyond Easter (or for years to come!). Opt for books, toys, or accessories that your baby can enjoy and utilize as he/she grows.

Choose Quality Over Quantity

Prioritize quality over quantity when planning what to put in your newborn Easter basket. Instead of filling the basket to the brim with random inexpensive items, go for fewer meaningful ones that may be a little pricier but are high in quality. This way, the items you choose will last longer and will be cherished by your little one for a long time!

While your newborn won’t be able to understand or appreciate the concept of an Easter basket yet, your thoughtful selection of items will contribute to their early sensory experiences and provide them with comfort. When they grow up and look back at these moments, they’ll cherish the love you put into creating an adorable basket to make their first Easter extra special!

One Last Thing

With these fun ideas, your newborn’s Easter basket is sure to be brimming with charm and practicality. Each of these items contributes to the joy of celebrating your baby’s first Easter. Embrace the festive spirit and create memories that will make this Easter a truly special occasion for your little bunny.

Portions of this article originally appeared on Food Drink Life.


Friday 15th of March 2024

This will technically be my baby's second Easter, but it will be the first time we actually celebrate. These basket suggestions were really helpful because I would still like to put together a basket that isn't all about the candy.

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Monday 1st of April 2024

Wishing a happy Easter for you and the little one! I'd love to hear how the basket will turn out :)