Easter is this Sunday, so if you haven’t done your Easter basket shopping… It’s time to hop to it.
Because sure, you can head to the grocery store and simply buy pounds and pounds of sugar to dump into their baskets, but that will only end in disaster for everyone involved. Read: Hyperactive children with sugar highs.
That’s why our list of gift ideas for kids includes Easter gift cards for activities that will actually get the kids out of the house, thinking, moving, and getting creative.
Oh, and our list also includes toys. Because what’s a holiday without new toys?
1. Give Me Some Sugar
Whether your little one loves to help out in the kitchen — or you’re just looking for a way to let them express their creativity without sacrificing your white walls — a baking and decorating class at Give Me Some Sugar is the perfect Easter gift. They can learn how to bake cupcakes, decorate a cake, make their own pizza, or have fun with fondant. The kid might get messy, but at least your kitchen stays clean.
2. Baby Take A Bow
For the tiny dancer that you’re ready to stop holding so closely. Baby Take A Bow offers a variety of ballet classes for children ages 18 months up to 12 years, and hip hop classes for tiny tots ages 3 to 10. Gifting a class at this Chicago studio is a great way to get the little one active after a long winter indoors… and give mommy some opportunities for REALLY cute Instagram pictures.
3. Kid City Chicago
Even though you want your little rabbit to stay a bunny forever, we all know kids are eager to grow up and do everything that mom and dad do. (Except taxes. No one wants to do taxes). Kid City Chicago is an indoor play space where kids can explore city life through pretend play at the grocery market, the play house, the dress up boutique, and more!
What kid doesn’t love to rub their hands in paint and bang on a drum? From music classes that encourage your tot to get their groove on, to art classes that teach children how to paper-mache, sculpt with wood and clay, and learn how to paint and draw, Play is the best place to let your 1 to 5 year old channel their inner Picasso or Ringo Starr.
Tweak is the best gift store ever (it’s even the url for their site), and there’s no better Easter gift for a kid than toys, toys, toys, and more toys. Lucky for you, Tweak has all of those toys and so much more. Whether your infant loves stuffed animals and blocks, your adventurous kid loves to read and build with Legos, or your biggest kid (your spouse) can’t get enough of the latest gadgets, this West Hollywood shop has it all. Probably even extra baskets to fit all the gifts you buy… Oops?