101 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

This huge list of non-candy Easter basket ideas for kids includes unique and practical small gift ideas for both boys and girls. Get inexpensive options that are perfect for kids, from preschoolers to older children & tweens!

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It's day 3 of my Easter basket series - today, we're talking all about the kiddos! In the past parts of this series, I've covered Easter ideas for babies and Easter gifts for toddlers. In this post, there's no doubt I switch from more practical ideas to a lot more fun goodies.

No Candy? No Problem.

Look, I know the go-to for an Easter basket is candy. Everybody loves a good chocolate bunny or two. But those are the easy options - everybody knows to pick up a bag of Easter candy for basket fillers!

Today, I wanted to highlight a few of the more outside-the-box (or basket 😉) Easter treats for children. Pick a few of these items, pair them with some plastic eggs filled with your jelly bean of choice, and bam - you've got the perfect fun Easter basket for a kid.

You might choose not to give your kids sweet treats (understandable, they'll already be sugared up without it). The items you'll find in the list below make for great basket stuffers by themselves!

The Secret to making a fun Easter Basket

With the younger kids, you can get away with more useful, everyday items disguised as gifts. However, older kids don't want toothbrushes in their Easter basket. 🙂 My secret to a fun Easter basket is tailoring it to your child's interests. You'll see my ideas categorized by interest below, making for an easy way to pick out items that are just for your child!

I've included a ton of creative ideas for anywhere from preschoolers to older tweens in this post. I was even able to sneak in a few things that might be useful but disguised as fun.

Let's get into it!

(Of course, you are the judge of whether or not your child is ready for any of these products. Please ensure toys are recommended for kids that fall in your child's age range before purchase. And as always, supervise your children while using these products!)

Easter-Themed Toys

  1. Easter Egg Spinners
  2. Emoji Easter Eggs
  3. Bunny Ears Ring Toss Game
  4. Hatching Rainbow Eggs
  5. Easter Bunny Lego Set
  6. Easter Bingo

Practical/Organization Basket Fillers

  1. OK to Wake Alarm Clock
  2. Kids' Journal
  3. Magnetic Chore Chart
  4. Bath Toys/Soap Organizer
  5. Toy Hammock
  6. Calendar Chart

Other Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

  1. Rainbow Stunt Streamer
  2. Dinner Games
  3. Personalized Popsicle Holder

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas: FAQs

I've been writing about Easter Basket ideas for 10 years now, so I've got a lot of data from past years! From this post on ideas for kids, the top 5 most popular ideas are...

  • Bubble Umbrella
  • Rainbow Stunt Streamer
  • Percussion Eggs
  • Bunny Slippers
  • Magformers

There are so many options or non-candy gifts! Keep it simple and keep it small - 2-3 small gifts in an Easter basket is perfect. I love gifting seasonal (spring/summer) items in an Easter basket to keep it on theme and practical.

I get this question all the time! The ones you see in the picture above are my kids' actual Easter baskets. They're from this boutique in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


More Fun Easter Basket Gifts


Hoppy Easter season everyone! I hope this list helps a few of you who are helping out the Easter bunny this year. If you're looking for a different age group, check out my posts below for hundreds more creative Easter basket ideas for the whole family.

xo, Leslie - signature at the end of blog post.

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  1. This was great I am always stumped and spend too much and not as much fun as yours Easter Baskets,not Xmas!