Lets face it, the older our kids get, the harder it is to find things to put in their Easter Baskets. Video games are too expensive and I don’t like loading it up with pounds and pounds of sugar.
But, no matter how old my kids get, the one thing they haven’t grow out of is Disney (especially since they bought the rights to Marvel and Star Wars).
So, here are my ideas for Disney Easter Egg Fillers that (hopefully) won’t break the bank.
Quarters and Pennies
Growing up, I always had one egg that had some quarters in it. I never knew the reasoning behind this, but it was always fun to find the money every year. Well, when we go to Disney, my kids like to squish pennies, so by putting quarters and pennies in an Easter Egg, I’m not only continuing the tradition, I’m giving it a little bit of a Disney spin.
My kids love their Disney Pins. They get a certain amount of money to spend on whatever they want each time we go to Disney and 9 times out of 10, they will spend their money on getting new pins.
If you want to go the more affordable route, you can purchase groups of pins on Ebay for a reasonable price. They’re great for Pin Trading, but be forewarned that more likely than not, you will be getting fakes. Just keep that in mind when you’re in the parks because if you give an Authentic Pin to a Cast Member in a trade, you may be getting a fake back since many people will buy these pins to trade in the parks.
But, if you’re solely looking for Authentic Pins, I would buy them straight from the source and get them from Shop Disney.
As I just mentioned, my kids will get a Gift card to bring with them on our trips. Why a Gift Card? They can be used in all the Parks and Resorts and they come at no out-of-pocket cost to me since I am continually working towards earning Gift Cards to pay for my Vacations.
Standard Easter Eggs will not be wide enough to fit a Gift Card, so you will have to spend a little bit more money on a Jumbo egg. But, if you’re like me and don’t spend any money on the Gift Card itself, then the cost isn’t really so bad. Plus, the eggs can be used over and over again.
**Tip: If you have multiple Disney Gift Cards, don’t carry all of them. Combine the balances onto one card! If you lose that Gift Card or forget it at home, just transfer the entire balance onto a new card. It transfers immediately, so you can just transfer the balance a card you have in your possession and start shopping!**
If you have multiple Jumbo eggs, or you’re looking for something to fill it with besides a Gift Card, then a folded up poncho may be the thing. This would be a good subtle way of announcing an upcoming Disney Vacation, if they didn’t already know. Since we don’t wear ponchos anywhere else but at Disney, it would be a dead giveaway that a trip is being planned.
Jewelry and Accessories
Right now, Box Lunch has Disney Merchandise for 25% off, so it’s a great time to get some Easter Egg Fillers for a reasonable price.
Photo Credit: Box Lunch
Plus, if you purchase their burlap Easter Basket for $6, your entire purchase is 25% off, so even if you don’t choose anything Disney-related, there are good deals to be made!
MagicBands and Accessories
As magical as the Free MagicBands that are included in every Disney Packages are, decorated ones take it to the next level.
Photo Credit: Shop Disney
**Tip: Don’t forget your BitBelt! During my last trip, I was waiting in line for Big Thunder and my MagicBand opened up after getting caught on something in line. I must have had stealth-like reflexes that day because I caught my MagicBand before it fell into a crevice below. While not impossible, it would have been a pain to retrieve my MagicBand had it actually fallen. After that incident, I vowed to never go without a BitBelt again! **
Your MagicBand holds your Room Key, Park Tickets, Meal Credits, FastPass+, and if you choose to include it: a linked Credit Card. While it’s pretty secure and it would be fairly difficult for someone to use your information, it would not be a good situation to be in if you lost your MagicBand. Another MagicBand will be provided to you in the standard Gray color, but who wants to take time out of their vacation to report it missing and their information transferred to a new MagicBand.