Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas


Sure children love candy, however, I am not ready to see the dentist bill after the children devour a basket full of sugar after an Easter egg hunt. Nothing is more egg-citing than to receive an Easter basket full of your favorite treats. We as adults even like sweets here-and-there. But with all of the sugar and sweets, what else is there to fill an Easter basket with?

I have created a list below of things that can be filled into an Easter basket if you are looking at going candy-free this year. I mean, we should all treat our children to a sweet, but some non-candy products are fun to! Here is what I have come up with:

For babies, it was easy to decide what would be best for an Easter basket as I recently had babies within the family. Some do not agree that a newborn should have an Easter basket, but it is a fun tradition to start young.

  • Pacifiers
  • Bibs
  • Snack puffs
  • Bath toy
  • Rattle or hand toys
  • Books
  • Clothing or shoes
  • Blanket
  • Stuffed animal
  • Bottle or sippy cup
  • Movie (Baby Einstein)
  • Bath wash

For younger children, it was a no brainer. As I am raising up three children under the age of five, this was an easy list.

  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Stuffed animal
  • Bubbles
  • Books
  • Coloring activities
  • Dress up
  • Blind bags
  • Clothing or shoes
  • Movies or CD’s
  • Small games
  • Barbie’s
  • Action figures
  • Musical instruments (such as maracas or tambourine)
  • Bath toys
  • Play makeup
  • Ball
  • Pool toys

For older children, the list was a bit more hard as their “likes” tend to change frequently. In our home, we have two that are over the age of eight. Although our oldest is eleven years old, I am sure this list would help you for a pre-teen.

  • Blind bags
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Headphones
  • Nail polish or makeup
  • Hat (in our case a flat-bill)
  • Action figures or Pop vinyls
  • Lol Dolls or Shopkins (any mystery bag set)
  • Magic set
  • Drawing books
  • Books
  • Clothing or shoes
  • School supplies
  • Tech accessory
  • Joke or trivia book
  • Bible
  • Body wash
  • Cologne or perfume (child friendly)
  • Video game
  • Movie
  • Activity pass
  • Pool toys

I hope you all have fun creating your child’s Easter basket this year, with the help of the lists above. I cannot wait to see the goodies you include in their baskets. Be sure to tag me on your social media so I can see what you came up with.

Have a great Easter with your loved ones, and remember the true reason for the holiday.


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