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Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Easter Presents in Cedar Rapids

Easter is a month away! I always like to come up with a theme for each kids’ basket every year – this it’s beach-themed as we’re vacationing in August. Each basket will have sunglasses, flip-flops, a new swimsuit, chalk, and tropical candies. Whether you’re curating your Easter baskets or would instead buy a premade gift bundle, look no further! I’ve compiled the top 20 places to shop for Easter presents in the Cedar Rapids.

  1. Barnes & Noble

From arts & crafts and lego kits to story books & puzzles, there are many great (and unique) Easter basket add-ins at Barnes & Noble!

2. Target

Is there anything Target doesn’t have?! Snag a premade basket or grab candies, toys from the dollar section, or clothes on clearance for every Easter gift on your list.

3. Edible Arrangements

Give the gift of chocolate-covered fruit, or snag a carrot cake from the bakeshop!

4. Michaels

Michaels is the place for all things craft and fun! From sand toys to bracelet-making kits, there is bound to be something that will work with your theme.

5. Five Below

From water bottles and scrunchies to Play-Doh sets & sunglasses, it’s so fun to shop around here – plus, just about everything is $5 or less!

6. Hobby Lobby

So many fun DIY crafts! From needle art and activity pads to adorable baskets & eggs, this is the go-to shop for all things cutesy and unique.

7. The Marion Chocolate Shop

Is it Easter if the bunny doesn’t bring chocolate? Check this place out for all your chocolate needs: truffles, creams, fudge, sea salts, toffees, and more!

8. Simply Divine Candy Shop 

Adorable premade Easter baskets are chock full of nostalgic candies, toys, eggs, grass, and more! Plus, other chocolate confections and unique sweets – yum!

9. Basket Bowtique

Handcrafted in Iowa, Basket Bowtique has a ton of great customizable baskets and boxes with Iowa food products, Millstream sodas, craft beers, and gifts for all occasions. 

10. Scout of Marion

Whimsical, unique, and fun! From crocheted stuffed animals and pewter baby cups to baby books and bubble baths, you’ll find so many great local finds here!

11. Dobry Gift + Goods

DOBRY in Czech means good – and that’s what you’ll find here! Books, journals, accessories, candles, Iowa goodies, chocolates, and lotions.

12. Puddle Jumpers

Puddle Jumpers has some gently-used but cute Easter clothing, books, and miscellaneous toys that make fun (and affordable) gifts!

13. Bass Farms

Customize your basket for the Iowa-loving foodie in your life! Or snag some local flowers, a pint of ice cream, or an experience gift to the attractions on the farm!

14. Almost Famous Popcorn Company

Build a box of your kids’ favorite popcorn, or treat them to a scoop of Dan & Debbie’s ice cream! A delicious and fun take on Easter gifts!

15. Home Goods

 Blankets, baskets, stuffies, birdhouses, candles, and books – oh my! Affordable and adorable products make your Easter basket unique and whimsical. 

16. TJ MAXX 

TJ MAXX has a ton of great finds that are within everyone’s budget – from plate sets and toys to swimsuits and bath sets. Super springy and fun.

17. Kathy’s Pies & Bakery

If you haven’t had Kathy’s Cookies, you’re missing out! You’ll be drooling bringing these home, from frosted sugar cookies and lemon bars to rice crispy bars and scotcheroos.

18. Sweetopia

Satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth with homemade chocolates, cupcakes, cake pops, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and s’mores stuffed truffles – yum!

19. Amy’s Hallmark Shop

Hallmark has more than just cards! From curated baskets and bunny stuffies to religious Easter gifts and even singing chicken toys, Hallmark is a family-friendly place to shop for Easter!

20. Eco Lips

Tis the season for chapped lips! Grab some fruity-flavored organic lip balm, brown sugar lip scrub, blackberry lip mask, or SPF products!


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