It’s time to fill your children’s Easter baskets! If you haven’t purchased your items yet, here are five places we are shopping this year.
1. Franklin Horse Supply
1561 Columbia Ave, Franklin
If you have a little one who is into horses, Franklin Horse supply carries everything you need for riding a horse to the Breyer model horses. This company which began as artist’s sculptures are all handcrafted and hand-painted with airbrushes and paintbrushes. Approximately 20 different artisans handle each individual Breyer model from start to finish – a process, which, 62 years later, is still done by human hands, not machines. Even today, no two Breyer model horses are ever exactly alike. Learn more about Franklin Horse Supply here.
2. T J Maxx
330 Franklin Road, Brentwood
545 Cool Spring Blvd, Franklin
If last year’s Easter basket is missing, stop by T J Maxx and check out their selection of baskets, decorations, and fillers. They have options from the traditional wicker basket to galvanized buckets and soft plush baskets. Don’t miss the garland like the one attached to this basket above for extra decoration you can take from the basket to brunch by placing it on your dining room table.
3. Bound Booksellers
158 Front Street, Franklin
This locally owned bookstore in the Westhaven community offers books and gifts for the whole family. If you have a younger child, you can find some of the timeless classics that you can read to them or shop the early reader section for elementary age children. How cute are these books with the stuffed animals? Don’t miss story time each Tuesday at 2 p and follow them on Facebook for the latest author events in the store.
4. Sugar Drop
7020 Church Street, Brentwood
Sugar Drop in Brentwood has everything from these adorable carrot boxes that you can fill with candy to fresh-made carrot cake and chocolate bunnies for sale in the store. For the DIYers, you can purchase chocolate and molds to make your own candy creations. Don’t miss all of the decorations and if you are short on time, place your order for online for baked goods, baking supplies, and party supplies.
We couldn’t complete our list without adding Target. If you want to save time and money, you can purchase one of the premade baskets found in the seasonal aisle. For teens or tweens, the pop sockets, earbuds, and iTunes gift cards are an option. For younger children, you can purchase small toys or Lego sets to fill your basket. Summer will be here soon, so check out the flip-flops and summer pool items available now in stores.