4 Easter Basket Ideas on a Dollar Store Budget


This year I wanted to see if I could get all of my 4 kids Easter Baskets and fillers at the Dollar store. I started out with last years eggs, and some basket bags I got on clearance the year before.


They have all kinds of cute baskets at the Dollar Store if you didn’t save yours from last year. Some years I use small garbage cans as baskets, to be used in their rooms after Easter. Or buckets/pails as a basket too instead of the traditional. This year I got the boys pails and the girls baskets.


I looked for some candies that had 4 to a package to save myself money on the candy.




Items I filled my 6 year old’s basket with:

  • Water Bottle
  • Spiderman Puzzle
  • Picture frame (printed out a picture of Jesus for inside)
  • Stuffed Dog
  • Little Dragon figure
  • Body Wash
  • Chocolate Bunny
  • Candy





Here are the items I found for my 8 year old daughter:

  • Barrettes
  • Chocolate Bunny
  • Picture frame (with Jesus picture I printed and added)
  • Bubble Bath
  • Puppy puzzle
  • Water Bottle
  • Jump Rope
  • Candy





This was the toughest basket of all. For my 13 year old Teenage Son. There wasn’t a whole lot of items in store, and in fact he might think many of these items are lame. We will see. I know he will like the candy though.

Items inside:

  • Chocolate Bunny
  • Picture frame (with Jesus picture I printed and added)
  • Water Bottle
  • Cologne
  • Glow Mask
  • earbuds
  • lcd watch
  • Gum
  • Candy





And lastly here is what I added to my teenage daughters basket:

  • Chocolate Bunny
  • Picture frame (with Jesus picture I printed and added)
  • Water Bottle
  • Headband/pony tail collection
  • Nail polish
  • nail file, toe kiet
  • Shaving cream
  • Candy


Each basket I only paid $10 in total for, and would have been less if I would have kept last years Easter baskets & grass.  The Dollar store can be a great place to save money on Easter baskets!

What other ways have you been able to save money with your Easter baskets? Any thrifty items you are adding this year?4 Comments

4 Easter Basket Ideas on a Dollar Store Budget was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by Karrie

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  1. This is a great andthoughtful idea that i would like to do for my kids!!! Thanks for

  2. My mom used to put “bunny” footprints in flour leading around the eggs or baskets. Grandkids loved it!

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