April’s here and Easter is fast approaching. What are you going to tuck in your little one’s basket?
My husband grew up with a childhood tradition of receiving a new stuffed rabbit each year in his Easter basket. I love that idea, so we’ve adopted it. This years stuffed rabbit for G-Girl will be this Maileg beauty that I bought and set aside for her.
As I’ve mentioned before I am utterly in love with the Maileg line of stuffed animals. I can not say enough good things about these toys. They are well made, with a high attention to detail. They are sturdy, adorable, and just all around wonderful! These are high quality heirloom pieces that your kid will have forever.
Little Cool Toys has Maileg rabbits available in various sizes, from wee to huge. The one I picked up for G-Girl is a small baby bunny, and she only measures 7 inches. The small non-baby rabbits are 10.5 inches tall. While the medium bunnies are 20 inches. The XL rabbit is an amazing 43 1/2 inches tall, or about as tall as your average 4 or 5 year old. There are several different girl and boy rabbits to choose from. There are also additional outfits available for the medium sized rabbits.
|Here is our growing Maileg collection:|
Medium mouse, small mouse and baby mouse.
And to give you a sense of scale a matchbox car.
It’s a little less traditional, but I think the wee Maileg mice would make adorable Easter basket loot. The wee baby sister or brother mice only measure 4 inches long and come packaged in a matchbox complete with wee bedding. You can buy the slightly larger size small mouse on it’s own or packaged in a matchbox. They feature removable skirts on the girls, or pants on the boys, and have adorable leather tails. There’s also the larger medium sized mouse that we’ve been hanging out with, which I totally recommend for littler ones. Baby-G is in love with hers.
Little Cool Toys also has several cool art kits available for under $10 that I think would make great basket stuffers. For example check out this Made By Me Construction Kit, which lets kids create and design their own solid wood vehicle.
Little Cool Toys is a small Canadian retailer from Quebec. Their website features an awesome line up of natural, eco-friendly, and handmade toys. They’ve set up a separate Easter Basket Ideas section on their website which you really should check out. It’s full of unique and cute Easter gift ideas, most of which are in the $5 to $16 price range. They also have an Easter sale on right now – enter the code easter11 and receive a 15% discount storewide, good until until April 24.
EDIT: Unfortunately Little Cool Toys has closed up shop. As the website is no longer active I’ve removed any links heading to it from this post.