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Parents Prefer Gifts (And Chickens) Over Candy to Fight the Pandemic Pounds
Easter Basket Trends for The New Normal
Oakland, CA. April 11, 2022—While some states have been open for a while, many others are just now beginning to venture back out into the world. For many parents across America, this Easter may be the first “normal” holiday they’ve had in years. As the time to stuff those baskets nears, we’ll see some trends among parent’s gift buying:
- Learning about chicks - Similar to toilet paper, in 2020, there was frenzied purchasing of baby chicks. Two years later, parents across America have used their backyard coops to teach about science, biology, and even math. Gifts with a learning tie-in to chickens, eggs and their adorable offspring will be popular.
- Guilt buying - We have no idea what generational trauma the COVID era will leave on kids, except that there will be one. Parents already feel guilt and worry about this. And guilty parents do one thing very well: overcompensate. We can expect to see bigger, more gift-stuffed baskets.
- Even less candy - The desire to displace some treats in the basket with less sugary gifts isn’t new. But with extra pounds caused by the shutdowns, homeschooling and canceled sports, parents will look for even more ways to stuff those baskets with non-candy items—the more space they take up, the better!
About Kelly Tills
Kelly is the creator of her own uniquely shaped family. She writes silly, funny books for kids. Feminism, inclusion, and potty humor are her jam.
Kelly’s made a game of teaching her kids how to spot bad old ideas, which has led to a family list of children’s books which support modern values. Some favorites are Julian is a Mermaid, Boys Wear Pink and, of course, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
Kelly’s children’s stories are perfect to read aloud to your little humans, or to have your older kids read themselves (hey, let them flex those new reading skills!). The books she produces are dyslexia-friendly.