5 Bergen Treats (& Chocolates) To Fill Your Easter Baskets
Stuff your kid’s (or grandkid’s) holiday basket with toys and chocolate to make Easter 2023 just a little sweeter.
Here in Bergen County, there are lots of egg hunts, Easter bunny photo ops and holiday breakfasts leading up to Easter Sunday that the whole family can enjoy. But it’s not Easter without a customary gift basket for the littles in your life that’s stuffed to the gills with toys, treats and other fun, seasonal knickknacks.
Sure, we’re advised not to put all our eggs in one basket, but there are no rules saying we can’t fill an Easter basket with as many treats and toys as possible. When you’re putting together your basket for the kiddos, be sure to save space for one or more of these surprises:
My First Easter Basket by Gund: This five-piece plush set includes sensory-stimulating activity toys suitable for all ages. Available at Nordstrom, Paramus.
Duck Spray and Play by iPlay iLearn Toys: Make bath time fun with this set that features a variety of spraying and wind-up ducks as well as changeable shower heads and a water hose. For ages 12 months and older. Available at iplayilearntoys.com
Dinosaur Monster Truck by iPlay iLearn Toys: This set combines all things little ones love: construction vehicles, dinosaurs and monster trucks. For ages 12 months and older. Available at iplayilearntoys.com
Easter Character Squishmallow: Named one of the best TikTok Toys in 2022, these plushies are made in a variety of characters and sizes. You can’t go wrong with Peter Cottontail for Easter. Suitable for all ages. Available at Tons of Toys, Westwood.
Easter Bunny LEGO Set: This 258-piece Lego kit features a rabbit and a carrot and will keep your kid occupied for a few hours. For ages 8 and older. Available at The LEGO Store, Paramus.
Prefer treats of the edible variety? These local chocolate shops have tons of egg-centric ideas for Easter candy, including chocolate bunnies, candy-filled eggs, foiled eggs, chocolate-dipped Oreos, Easter pretzels and more:
- Conrad’s Confectionery, 107 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2895
- Critchley’s Chocolates, 812 Kinderkamack Rd,. River Edge, 201.967.1800
- Genevieve’s Handmade Chocolates, 147 Ray St., Garfield, 973.233.5149;
- Hanna Krause Candy, 89 Westview Ave., Paramus, 1.888.6.KRAUSE
- Krause’s Homemade Candies, 50 Bergen Blvd., Fairview, 201.943.4790
- Matisse Chocolatier, 260 Grand Ave., Englewood, 201.568.2288
- Meyer’s House of Sweets, 637 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 201.848.8200
- Mindy’s Munchies, 215 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, 201.664.1650
What will you be putting in your kids’ Easter baskets this year? Tell us on Instagram @bergenmagnj.