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Saving money is a big hobby of mine, especially when the holidays roll around. One specific holiday that I have noticed is super expensive is Easter. I have worked hard to narrow down the costs of Easter. From all the decorations to desserts, here are my tips. Use these the next time you need to fill up a few Easter baskets.
How to Save Money on Easter Baskets
Buy the candy during sales
Candy goes fast when it comes to holidays. One way you can save money is to buy candy during sales. Even if it is earlier than you would like, buy the candy early. The good thing about candy is that it lasts for a while! It won’t go bad and you will save a ton of money by buying it while it’s on sale. Also, when it's on sale you may be able to get rebates from shopping apps so be sure to use all the apps available to you to get the lowest possible price.
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Save on easter baskets
Why do parents do this stuff to themselves? You can save a ton of money by reusing the same basket year after year. When I was a kid, my grandma used the same Easter basket year after year. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate why she did this. These things really add up! my kids have had the same baskets for 4 years now and we love them.
Don’t buy the Easter grass
If there is anything I despise more, it is Easter grass. It’s so messy and I do not like having it all over my house. If you still want to do something like this, but save money, then shred up some old newspaper. You can spray paint it green if you want.
The Dollar Tree is your friend
When I am buying our kids items for their Easter baskets, I always head to Dollar Tree. I go here because I know everything is going to be one dollar-ish. When you have four kids, everything adds up! I love being able to shop at one store and know I am saving money. Plus, shopping here keeps me on budget and I appreciate that a lot. (Just remember the 7 Items to Never Buy at the Dollar Stores )
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Make it easy on yourself financially
I’m not sure when the Easter bunny turned into Santa Clause, but this holiday does not call for you buying your kids endless toys. Go easy on yourself financially and buy your kids the basics. Keep it basic with candy, eggs, and fun. I think parents put way too much stress on themselves trying to go over the top with Easter.
Easter can be a fun and festive holiday, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of ways to keep things inexpensive without sacrificing any of the joy. We hope these tips will help you celebrate this year while staying on budget. What are your favorite tips to save on Easter Baskets affordable? Share them in the comments below!
When I was little, my mom would hide the eggs in one main area for our egg hunt. However, we had to bring each egg found back to the table before hunting for another. My mom would then rehide the eggs so we could find them again. It made 2 dozen colored hardboiled eggs seem like more than they were.