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!)
Creativity-Inspiring Easter Gifts
- Percussion Eggs
- Craft and Art Supplies (markers, colored pencils, clay, etc.)
- Tub Crayons
- Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk
- Play Dough Easter Eggs
- Activity Books
- Model Magic
- Travel Water Doodle
- Paint by Stickers Book
- Scratch Art Notes
- Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Easter Basket Ideas for the Reader
- Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
- Jesus Storybook Bible
- Llama Llama Easter Egg
- Captain Awesome & the Easter Egg Bandit
- Happy Easter, Little Critter
- Nancy Drew & the Clue Crew: Chick-Napped!
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!
- Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter
- Junie B Jones, First Grader: Dumb Bunny
- Junie B Jones Has a Peep in her Pocket
- The Week That Led to Easter
- Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs
Easter Basket Fillers for a Fashionista(o)
- Rain Boots
- Keen Waterproof Sandals
- Rain Coat
- Fun Socks
- Bubble Umbrella
- Water Bottle
- Bicycle Helmet
- Design Your Own Bracelet
- Bunny Personalized Shirt
- Fashion Design Book
- Bunny Slippers
Educational Small Gifts
Spring & Summer Basket Fillers
- Inflatable Pool
- Donut Pool Float
- Personalized Beach Towel
- Floating Hoops
- Pool Volleyball Game
- Diving Sticks/Rings
- Skip Ball
- Kids' Sunscreen
- Arm Float Discs
- Flower Sprinkler
Non-Candy Items For the Outdoorsman/Woman
Gift Ideas for an Aspiring Chef
- Kids' Cookbook
- Wooden Cake Mixer Set
- Junior Baking Set
- Kid-Safe Knives
- Training Chopsticks
- Personalized Apron & Chef Hat
- Kid-Sized Oven Mitts
Hygienic Easter Basket Ideas for Kids
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.