Can you believe Easter is in two weeks? I feel like this school year has gone by in a flash.

Easter weekend is also the beginning of April vacation for my husband and me, so I’m looking forward to it even more than usual. For me, Easter always stands as a symbol of Spring. It is the gateway to warmer weather, sunnier skies, and the always coveted summer vacation. This year we are planning to visit my brother in Massachusetts for Easter, to celebrate the purchase of his new home with his family. I’m so looking forward to some time with my parents, siblings, and all the nieces and nephews. We always have a blast when we get together!

If you’re like me, and looking for Easter basket ideas that aren’t all candy or junky toys that will end up in the trash the next day, then this list of Easter basket ideas is for you. I had 3 year olds in mind when I made it, but many of these items certainly could work for kids a little younger or older.

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Great non candy Easter basket ideas!

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Play-Doh Eggs

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Coloring Book

Egg Shaped Crayons

Egg Shaped Stamps

Gardening Set

Egg Shaped Sidewalk Chalk


Easter Stickers


Animal Socks

Animal Barrettes

Turtle Bath Toy

Crayola Bath Finger Paint

Sand Toys

Bunny Stuffed Animal

Easter Temporary Tattoos

Baseball Hat

What do you fill your Easter baskets with?

Author: Gina Hammett

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8 thoughts on “Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

  1. I love these ideas. It is my sons first real easter this year, he is one. So i wanted to make it special with an easter hunt for him but I don’t like the idea of him eating chocolate so young. Thanks for these tips

    Posted on April 3, 2017 at 9:30 am
    1. I’m the same, Kylie. I don’t mind a few small pieces of candy (my kids are 3), but I don’t want them to eat too much! I like to fill their baskets with useful and fun things like the items in this list. Glad you found it helpful!

      Posted on April 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm
  2. If my kids were still younger, I would definitely be getting them the stickers and socks. Thanks for the great ideas.

    Posted on April 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm
  3. Great ideas! I loved getting Easter baskets when I was a kid. I can’t really remember what I received. I love the Peter Rabbit Coloring Book! That was one of my favorite books when I was growing up.

    Posted on April 3, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    1. Me too Candis!

      Posted on April 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm
  4. I love all of the Spring toys! I love putting chalk, bubbles, and outdoor toys in my daughter’s basket!

    Posted on April 4, 2017 at 12:03 am
  5. I love the Peter Rabbit coloring book! My Grandpa’s name was Rodney, but he loved Peter Rabbit so much as a child, that his nickname was Pete! That’s what he was called his entire life 🙂

    Posted on April 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm
    1. What a cute story Jessica! Thanks for sharing!

      Posted on April 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm