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3/6/13 9:48 A

along with the candy, when they were younger i would add little things like dollar store toys too. at 12 years old, their baskets this year will be some candy and that's about it. i probably spend less than $10 on each basket. they still like hunting for eggs. i fill the plastic eggs with small candies, but also change, and coupons for things like "skip cleaning room"

i have friends that have gifts wrapped like christmas and their kids get a big gift like a bike. one of my friends adds things like bathing suit, flip flops, sunglasses-things she would have bought anyways.

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3/5/13 4:56 P

I don't put much if any candy in their baskets. We get smaller little toys or books that the kids enjoy and put them in it instead.

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3/5/13 4:32 P

Yes, sometimes. I've bought stuffed animals for Easter.

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3/5/13 1:40 P

No I don't. In our family it has become tradition for Christmas and Easter to celebrate with a nice meal together.

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3/5/13 12:07 P

Nope, we really don't even do candy because if it's around I just have to eat it.

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3/5/13 10:42 A

Absolutely! What's Easter without a fun basket stuffed full of doodads?

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3/5/13 10:32 A

Yes, my 20 & 23 yr old daughters still get Easter baskets with a little candy but mostly gifts (theater tickets, socks, books, CDs/DVDs...)

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3/5/13 10:31 A

I dont buy candies, I buy small gifts for close relatives

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3/5/13 10:14 A

No, I don't celebrate Easter though it is fun to see all the chocolate.

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3/5/13 10:13 A

Yes, definitely buy gifts for Easter! I like to give gifts for Christmas and Easter! I don't have children, but when I make an Easter basket for my parents, I'll put in snacks they like, gift cards, maybe some perfume for my mom, and shaving cream for my dad. Just things I know they like and will use.

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3/5/13 10:07 A


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3/5/13 9:17 A

My DD is 24 and I will buy her, her favorite candy. A bag of Peanut Butter M&M's. Plus My sister past away 7 years ago from a blood clot in her heart in the middle of the night, and she now has 3 grandkid's. So I put candy inside the plastic eggs and hide them for the kids. I treat them like their my grandkid's. I love them way to much!!! emoticon

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3/5/13 9:07 A

NO...that is NOT what Easter is about!!

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3/5/13 8:54 A

Yes I buy gifts for my Grandkids not much candy - just a small chocolate egg. This year I bought each of my 2 grandkids a tee shirt, a whirly game, a book, some sidewalk chalk, a squishy ball and some hopping rabbits. Just cheap toys, It will probably cost more in postage but I like to do it and they like to get it.

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3/5/13 7:44 A

No, my kids are teens now so we don't do much for Easter.

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3/5/13 7:38 A


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3/5/13 7:36 A


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3/5/13 7:31 A

We get the little plastic eggs, and put money, toy cars, for girls jewelry. No candy.

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3/5/13 7:19 A

Oh yes , son gets very little candy he's never been big with candy... I'll get him games, or clothing, this year he needs a new swimsuit... Never relied on candy to fill his baskets...He is so not like his mom hahahaha

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3/5/13 7:18 A


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3/5/13 7:16 A

Yes, we get the kids a toy. Mostly husband's idea. We only buy them toys on birthdays and Christmas other than the one they get on Easter.

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3/5/13 5:19 A


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3/5/13 5:18 A


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3/5/13 4:55 A

I normally just treat myself to small bag of caramel eggs. Maybe this year, I'll get some reese's pb cups as well (my new addiction).

I try not to eat candy or chocs too often. But I do allow myself a small portion now and then!

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3/5/13 3:52 A

Yes bunny

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3/5/13 3:52 A

Yes stuff bunny

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3/5/13 3:27 A


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3/5/13 2:37 A

no, I don't buy gifts

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3/5/13 2:05 A

No, but I enjoy sending cards.

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3/5/13 1:40 A

No, I don't buy gifts for Easter, but I do give cards. I really like any opportunity I have to give out cards to encourage.

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3/5/13 1:13 A

No. We used to get Easter baskets every now and then when we were really young and it was mostly candy or coloring books or something small. I don't really see Easter as a gift-giving occasion.

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3/4/13 1:21 P

I have a tween & a teenager so I buy them gift cards like iTunes cards or to a restaurant they go to a lot when they are with their friends.

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3/4/13 1:13 P

no other gifts here

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3/4/13 12:51 P

Giving gifts at Easter was not something we ever did in our family, but I had friends that basically had a second Christmas on Easter and got lots of gifts. I thought that was really weird. I just do candy and just enjoy the day without worrying too much about tracking.

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3/4/13 12:35 P

i get my children very little candy, they get easter sandles and coloring books, easter outfit etc instead of candy.

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3/4/13 12:29 P

Never thought of Easter as a gift giving holiday. We got out baskets and that was about it.

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3/4/13 12:27 P

Chucke cheese card could be fun, not for the food, but for the fun, or both.

I am giving my grandson who is 14 months old little toys and candy and what have you in a basket. I got him those wash rags you put in water and they grow, all three are of batman his very favorite. Bunny glasses and a bat and ball the bat looks like a carrot.

My 17 year old will get a chocolate bunny, bag of hot cheetos and money

My grown daughter and SIL will get movie tickets and starbuck cards to enjoy an evening out.

My husband will get me lol

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3/4/13 12:12 P

Oh! Panera gift card is a great idea! Not for my 2 year old, but for other family members! Thanks!

Edited by: SHANSDOINIT79 at: 3/4/2013 (12:20)

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3/4/13 12:05 P

yes, but it's still usually some sort of gift card for ice cream or Dunkin Donuts or Panera bread, but I guess there are still some good choices there emoticon

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3/4/13 12:01 P

Yes. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/4/13 11:57 A

Yes, I do. Normally either a new sheep or bunny-preferably a lamb, though. I got them some organic vegan jelly beans from the local co-op for this year. I got my daughter a little sheepy and my son a little billy goat. I DID get them peanut butter eggs-but come on...peanut butter.

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3/4/13 11:35 A


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3/4/13 11:26 A

I do not buy my kids a lot of candy on Easter. They get movies or cd's or maybe a new game of sorts. Perhaps a favorite candy bar but not a basket full of candy!

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3/4/13 11:23 A

Growing up our parents never went overboard at holidays, and we received a few gifts other than candy in our Easter baskets. It was kind of nice. Felt a bit like Christmas time. I've admittedly gone overboard at Easter for my daughter, looking to maybe downscale a bit this year.

What do you buy/make your children and/or grandchildren for Easter?

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