This year tell the Easter Bunny to hop to it and avoid those same old Easter basket ideas kids have been getting for decades. By filling your children’s baskets with personalized surprises, you can make the day extra special.

Don’t just fill baskets with boring seasonal sweets and a stuffed bunny. Baskets are more fun when they are personalized to the interests of each recipient.

Barbara Jeha Arnondin, co-founder of MetroMom Events, has the insider scoop on what kids want this season.  “Your children will be delighted to unwrap baskets that they feel were made specifically for them,” says Arnondin. “Kids love anything that is geared toward their own interests but also has some surprises. And these days, unexpected twists can even be found in the sweet treats you choose.”

One new Easter item that will help surprise kids of all ages are premium Swiss milk chocolate eggs with a toy surprise inside from Choco Treasure. These chocolate eggs have themes that you can match to a child’s interests, including Hello Kitty, Penguins of Madagascar, and Sports Balls. All of the Choco Treasure themed collections are comprised of 15 to 18 different toy surprises, such as 3-D puzzles, water squirters, figurines, and even a deck of mini playing cards.

Here are a few ideas from Arnondin to get started on personalizing kids’ Easter baskets:

  • 1

    Music Fans

    For kids who love to listen to the latest hits, fill their baskets with a new pair of headphones, a gift card for downloading their favorite tunes, a portable speaker, a blow-up guitar, or any type of small instrument to make their own music.

    Girl playing piano
  • 2

    Sports Fans

    For kids who love sports, Easter baskets filled with sports surprises could include team trading cards, league sticker books, team branded mobile device cases, tickets to a game and Choco Treasure Sports Balls which come in the shape of baseballs, footballs, and soccer balls.

    Children (9-14) playing soccer in park
  • 3

    Movie-Goers

    There were many big box office hits for kids over the past year. And whether your child’s favorite was “The Lego Movie,” “Big Hero 6,” or “Penguins of Madagascar,” an Easter basket filled with movie favorites like popcorn, posters, soundtracks, their own 3-D glasses, licensed toys or newly released DVDs will help you get two thumbs up.

  • 4

    Girly Girl

    Hello Kitty is consistently popular among girls of all ages. Consider a basket filled with themed craft activities, dress-up accessories and Hello Kitty Choco Treasure toy-filled eggs, which include a variety of Hello Kitty figurines, 3-D puzzles, mini playing cards and more. This basket will have little ladies playing for hours.

  • 5

    Dino-riffic

    Digging for treasure is easy when you create a themed basket for your mini-paleontologist. Include a fossil excavation kit, a magnifying glass, and a coupon for a trip to see the dinosaurs at a local museum.