This one East­er, I got a note from Mr. East­er Bun­ny him­self inside my East­er bas­ket. Hand-drawn in pic­tures (because I guess he doesn’t know how to write? It makes sense, he is a rab­bit.), the pic­ture-note sig­naled that I would be receiv­ing a half dozen baby chicks for East­er. I did, in fact, receive chick­ens a few days lat­er. They lived long, healthy lives, and pro­vid­ed eggs for the entire neigh­bor­hood. But this is not their sto­ry.

My point is, East­er bas­kets are won­der­ful. Noth­ing beat rac­ing my broth­er to see who found their bas­ket first, and then rum­mag­ing through the goods and trad­ing can­dy. Oth­er than that one year, our bas­kets were always pret­ty stan­dard, but it nev­er took away from the excite­ment of East­er morn­ing.

So, if you don’t feel like going the baby chick­en route, there are still plen­ty of ways to boost your bas­kets for East­er morn­ing. May we sug­gest some of the fol­low­ing?

Kards has just about any cud­dly stuffed ani­mal you could want. Daughter’s favorite ani­mal a skunk? Got it. Son love uni­corns? So many uni­corns here. And, yes, we have bun­nies galore, plus chicks and their mamas.

We have light up, col­or-chang­ing eggs. I may be tempt­ed to buy them all and zen out to the slow parade of col­ors. But I won’t. I’ll leave some for you, our loy­al cus­tomers. Kids will won­der at the­se small marvels–they’re a nice way to bright­en a dark bedroom–but par­ents will get a kick out of them, too.

Do I real­ly need to say any­thing about this one? Every­one loves stick­ers. Just trust me, get some stick­ers.

A time-hon­ored tra­di­tion, an East­er bas­ket just isn’t an East­er bas­ket with­out can­dy. Instead of, or in addi­tion to, stan­dard jel­ly beans and choco­late bun­nies, add a lit­tle excite­ment with themed can­dy from a favorite movie, video game, or wherever Hel­lo Kit­ty is from. Add a game of chance with Bean Boo­zled. Will the jel­ly bean you’ve cho­sen be deli­cious or one of the box’s trick fla­vors?

Toys and games for the car ride to church, out­door pic­nic, or rainy day inside, we have some­thing fun no mat­ter what East­er day has in store.

Here’s a peek at some of the bas­ket stuffers we have to offer, but stop in 9–9 Mon­day through Fri­day or 12–5 Sun­days for even more options. We’ll be open East­er day for that last-min­ute shop­ping, as well. Hop­py East­er!

So, what do you think?