Sunday, March 8, 2015

100+ Easter Basket Stuffers & Catholic Gift Ideas {Plus a Basketful of Giveaways!}


A number of years ago I shared a post with a variety of Catholic Easter Basket Ideas to help incorporate our beautiful Catholic faith and the true meaning of Easter. The following updated list contains over 100 Easter Basket Stuffers & Catholic Gift Ideas! Most of the following items have been given to our own children in the past, with some new additions for this year. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 20 prizes from my generous sponsors with a combined value of over $500!

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.: Easter Picture Books :.


.: Patron Saints :.


  1. Hand Painted Wooden Saints from Catholic Folk Toys (Custom orders welcome! My little "Rose" will be finding the soon to be canonized Martin's along with their daughter St. Therese in her Easter basket this year, which I custom ordered from Tammy last fall.) 
  2. Saint Blessing Blocks from Almond Rod Toys 
  3. Shining Light Dolls 
  4. Saint Charms from Tiny Saints
  5. Saints 'N Stitches Embroidery Kits from Waltzing Matilda Makes… (limited time only!) 
  6. Prayer Pillowcases (Our youngest will receive the Good Shepherd:Our Father Pillowcase in his Easter Basket this year.) 
  7. Embroidered Soft Saint Dolls
  8. Alphabet of Saints Block Set (DIY Craft Idea found in the archives here at Shower of Roses) 
  9. Saint Habits for Dolls from The Little Habit

My girls fell in love with the darling gifts they received this past Christmas made by The Little Habit!  They will each receive one more habit for their dolls this Easter.  Twinkle Toes will receive the Guardian Angel Dress, Chiquita will receive Our Lady of Guadalupe and Crown, and Rose will receive Mary's White Dress with Blue Cape and White Veil and Mary's Rose Wreath.


.: Coloring Books :.


  1. Triumph of Jesus Coloring Book from Holy Heroes
  2. Easter Coloring Book from Sacred Heart Books and Gifts
  3. Fenestrae Fidei: A Coloring Companion for Catholic Mosaic
  4. Easter Eggs: Artful Eggs from Around the World Stained Glass Coloring Book or Intricate Eggs 
  5. Catholic Coloring Posters from Catholic Child
  6. Sacred Heart of Jesus Coloring Book
  7. Cathedrals: Cathedrals of the World Coloring Book or Cathedral Stained Glass Coloring Book
  8. Catholic Story Coloring Books: All these coloring books include beautiful stories by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
  9. The Holy Imitation Series: Eucharistic AdorationLife of JesusMother of GodHoly Name of JesusChoirs of Angels, and Communion of Saints

.: Art Supplies :.


  1. eeBoo sketchbook with coordinating colored pencil set  (Our girls love these eeBoo Gold Birds Metallic Pencils.)
  2. Crayon Rocks in a Cotton Muslin Bag
  3. Branch and Twig Colored Pencils
  4. Mr. Sketch Scented Stix, Watercolor Markers
  5. Yarka Semi Moist Watercolor - Set of 8Set of 10Set of 12 (I've given our children the Melissa & Doug Take-Along Waterpaint set which they love, but it doesn't last very long. Another good - and inexpensive- option is the Prang Watercolor Sets.) 
  6. Nature Journal from Michele Quigley
  7. Sidewalk Chalk
  8. Prang Paper Chalk
  9. Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils 24 Pack or 48 Pack with Pencil Sharpener (The Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils are expensive but the first choice of our older children. I was able to purchase another set for $23.99 during the Lightning Deals before Christmas! I usually purchase the Prang Colored Pencils for our younger children.) 


.: Holy Cards and Games :.


  1. Holy Traders
  2. Church Windows
  3. Saint Memory Game (You can also make your own Saint Joseph Memory Match Playing Cards with Printables in the Archives!)
  4. Old Masters Holy Card Set (Update: These are now out of stock. Here is another beautiful option for vintage style Holy Cards.) 
  5. Personalized Holy Cards from Keepsakes by Carrie (I'm planning on ordering personalized Holy Cards for each of my children with the dates of their Baptisms and First Holy Communions to add to their Holy Card collections!) 
  6. Reverence and Awe Collector Cards from Arma Dei
  7. Catholic By The Number Card Game
  8. Little Flowers Memory Cards (recently updated!)
  9. Friendly Defenders Catholic Flash Cards and Friendly Defenders Two


.: Stationary and Stickers :.


  1. Spiritual Bouquet Cards (Printable PDF to color) from SaongJai 
  2. Sticker Seals with Vintage Holy Card Images from Luvcrystals (I also love these Easter themed animal stickers.) 
  3. Easter Gift Tags from The Fig and Thimble
  4. Dover Sticker Books including: Shiny CrossesAngels in ArtCeltic CrossesOld-Time Bunny Rabbit StickersGlitter Old-Time Easter StickersOld-Time Easter Stickers, and Old-Time Easter Animals Stickers.
  5. Note Stationary from Trademark Catholic Stationary 
  6. The Story of Easter Sticker BookSaints for Boys Sticker Book, and Saints for Girls Sticker Book (I purchased ours from at a Catholic bookstore. It looks like Catholic Free Shipping has the best prices for these online.) 
  7. Stationary Cards from Three Archangels Save 10% with coupon code Discount10
  8. Masha and Friends: 15 Matryoshka Notecard
  9. Postcards from Audrey Eclectic (While you are at Audrey Eclecic, be sure to check out the beautiful Saint Brigid and Saint Clare prints. Our oldest daughter recieved the original painting of St. Brigid and I also have the original of Saint Clare stashed in the closet to give as a birthday gift next month!)


.: Small Toys :.


  1. Green Toys Jump Rope in Green, Pink, or Purple
  2. Calico Critters 
  3. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Bubbles
  4. Doll Accessories from The Little Habit
  5. Metal Earth Model Sets (Note: these are challenging to assemble. My 13 year old loves them, the 14 year old not so much! Over Christmas break our 13 year old enjoyed building Notre Dame!) 
  6. Night Copter (My parents gave these to the boys for Christmas. So fun!) 
  7. Schleich Animals (lamb, peacock, rooster, chicks, etc) 
  8. Folkmanis Finger Puppets (We've collected nearly all of these sweet little finger puppets over the years.) 
  9. Kids 3-Piece Garden Tool Set 

Bonus: I almost forgot to include Play Silks! These make a great alternative to use as filler instead of plastic easter grass and will be played with for years


.: Religious Medals, Scapulars, Veils, and Rosaries :.


  1. Hand Embroidered/Sewn Scapulars and Medals from StellaMarigoldArt
  2. Brown Scapular (Our children have this simple scapular, as well as beautiful scapulars from Mary Devotions and StellaMarigoldArt.)
  3. Little Girls Light Pink Veil with Tie-Backs and Swirled Rosette Cluster from Robin Nest Lane
  4. Boys First Holy Communion One Decade Tenner from Loreto Rosaries 
  5. Pondered In Her Heart Rosary (and many other beautiful creations!) from Mary Devotions
  6. Miraculous Medal Youth Bracelet from Gail Giron Designs 
  7. Sacred Heart with Immaculate Heart Tapestry Rosary Pouch (many additional designs available including: Madonna and Child, Crucifixion, and more.) 
  8. St. Michael Sports Medals from Catholic Child
  9. Crocheted Wool Rosary Roses from The Fig and Thimble


.: Prayer Books, Sacred Music, and More :.


  1. Treasure & Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass (Read my husband's review here.) 
  2. Saints for Boys and Saints for Girls
  3. Jesus Make Me Worthy (also available from Fraternity Publishing)
  4. Rosary Flip Book with Desktop Easel (Sacred Art Series) in 4"x5" or 8"x10"
  5. Easter at Ephesus
  6. The Holy Gospels of St. Luke and St. John (Sacred Art Series) 
  7. Favorite Prayers for Catholic Children (You can find the whole Gloria Series at Sacred Heart Books & Gifts for just $3.00 per book!) 
  8. Little Catholics Set: Manners In God's House, Jesus and Mary, I Believe
  9. The Little Children's Prayer Book in Hardcover or Paperback


.: Easter Crafts, Decorations, and More :.



.: Easter Candy :.

Don't forget to include some symbolic Easter candy!
Easter Symbols :: Handcrafted Candy for Easter



.: A Basketful of Giveaways :.

There will be one winner for each of the following 20 prizes! These all make great gifts too:

Prize #1 - Deluxe Easter Blocks - 15 Piece Set sponsored by Almond Rod Toys (value $75.00)


Prize #2 - Hand Embroidered/Sewn 100% Wool Scapular sponsored by StellaMarigoldArt (winner chooses the cord/length - value $45.00)


Prize #3 - Hand Painted Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary sponsored by Catholic Folk Toys (value $40.00)




Prize #4 - Two Personalized Pillowcases from Prayer Pillowcases (winner chooses styles, free personalization included - value $39.90)


Prize #5 - Little Girls' Rosette Veil sponsored by Robin Nest Lane (value - $38.00)


Prize #6 - Mary's White Dress with Blue Cape and White Veil sponsored by The Little Habit (doll and shoes not included - value $35.00) Receive FREE SHIPPING from The Little Habit until March 15th with coupon code ROSESFREESHIP.


Prize #7 - Immaculate Heart of Mary Print and Set of Three Our Lady of the Angels Greeting Cards sponsored by Three Archangels (value $30) - For a Limited Time Save 10% with coupon code Discount10



Prize # 8 -  The Little Children's Prayer Book sponsored by St. Augustine Academy Press (value $29.95)


Prize #9 - Infinity Veil sponsored by Robin Nest Lane  (winner can choose favorite color - white, black, brown, cream, natural (linen colored), gold, silver, cranberry red, and blush pink - value - $27.50)


Prize #10 - Your Choice of one Notebook sponsored by Mama's Notebooks (value up to $24.99) Notebooks are 10% off at present. One of the following coupon codes below can be used in addition to the sale: Buy three books and get one of equal or lesser value with coupon code TRGE15 or save 5% with coupon code FAST5


Prize #11 - Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass sponsored by St. Augustine Academy Press (value $24.95)


Prize #12 - Spring Holy Week Ornaments sponsored by Jesse Tree Treasures (value $22.95)


Prize #13 - St. Philomena Youth Bracelet sponsored by Gail Giron Designs (value $22.00) Save 10% on all First Communion Items with coupon code Eucharist15 which ends May 1, 2015. 


Prize #14 - Set of Five Gloria Series Books (includes: The Mass, Favorite Children's Prayers, The Rosary, The Hail Mary, and The Holy Family) sponsored by Sacred Heart Books and Gifts (value $15.00)



Prizes #15, #16 and #17 - Easter at Ephesus CD sponsored by De Montfort Music (3 winners - value $14.59 each)


Prize #18 - St. Michael Sports Medal and your choice of 3 Magnetic Bookmarks sponsored by Catholic Child (value $14.45)


Prize #19 - One Sheet of Personalized Holy Cards (winner's choice) sponsored by Keepsakes by Carrie (value $10.75)


Prize #20 - Variety Set of Post Cards sponsored by Audrey Eclectic Folk Art (value $10.00)



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Winners were announced in this post and contacted by email on the Solemnity Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2015.


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