35 Easter Basket Gifts You Won’t Hate
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35 Easter Basket Gifts for Kids That You Won’t Hate

Easter basket gifts that are not candy or plastic eggs

Easter baskets and Easter gifts have always been weird to me. To be honest, it took me several years to embrace them as a mother.

I hate plastic eggs. I hate fake grass. I hate dollar-store baskets that fall apart in a day. I hate when my kids are hopped up on sugar.

I guess I hate a lot of things.

Over the years, I have found my groove with kids’ Easter baskets and they contain none of the things I hate.

I’m here to tell you, you can create your Easter baskets however YOU want. If you want to give your child a basket full of jelly beans – great. If you want to create a basket full of books – awesome. If you prefer to give money – you’ve got some lucky kids.

My hope is that these Easter basket gift ideas give you some inspiration!

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Easter Basket Gifts by Category

Books

My favorite gifts to add to Easter Baskets are books. I’ve worked hard to foster a love of reading into our family culture. By gifting books attached to a holiday, children tend to cherish them and form meaningful connections between the book and the season or holiday.

Below you will find quite a few books ranging from classic stories to commercial favorites.

The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit

This beautiful hardcover of the storybook classic should be on everyone’s list!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey’s Easter Hunt

My kids love these search and find books. They make really good books in the car, too.

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny

Baby Touch and Feel

Babies love sensory book experiences like these!

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

My kids have so many Berenstain Bears books. I loved them as a kid and I’m so happy my kids love them, too. They teach great lessons covering so many different topics.

Bluey: Easter

The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

Pete the Cat and the Easter Basket Bandit

Book of Bunny Farts

Because my kids can’t go 10 minutes without talking about farts…might as well lean into this phase.

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Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts products are a great consumable gift option for Easter baskets when you’re overrun with stuff. Toys add up quickly, but arts and crafts get used up creatively instead of cluttering up toy baskets.

Happy Easter Dot Markers Activity Book

Easter Color and Frame

Wooden Easter Eggs and Bunny Paint Set

This is the cutest set. The eggs and bunnies can be painted and used as toys, gifts, or Easter decor!

Earth Paints Natural Egg Dye Kit

Play-Doh Eggs

I know I said no plastic eggs, but I make an exception for play-doh. These are the best! They’ve also become staples in my travel bag because they’re so compact and easy to pull out/put away. Check out more tips for traveling with kids here! Subscribe to my blog updates for more family tips!

Fun Bath Bombs

If you’re looking to live a more minimal lifestyle, check out this list of experience gifts for your next holiday or event. Interested in sustainable gifting? This list is for you!

Outdoor Fun

A great way to welcome Spring is by including some fun outdoor essentials in your child’s Easter basket. Every Easter my kids receive a slew of chalk and bubbles that last all through Summer! The best part? As soon as they open their Easter baskets, they’ll want to get outside and play!

Bubble Guns

Sidewalk Glitter Chalk

We got these for the first time last Easter and the glitter is so pretty in the sun!

160 Piece Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk

Hapinest Find and Seek Scavenger Hunt

Toys & Stuffed Animals

These days, Easter baskets are not complete without some type of toy or stuffed animal. These Easter and Spring related toys offer something for all ages and interests!

Dig a Dozen Dino Egg Dig Kit

I truly believe all kids would love this gift, no matter the age. Adults might, too!

Peek N Peep Eggs

We’ve had this set of sorting eggs for over 6 years and it was passed down to us from our cousin who had it for 5 years before us! My kids still love them. These eggs are so entertaining and great at lots of different developmental stages.

Flower Garden Set

Electric Rabbit Toy

This version is brand new to Amazon, but my kids had the same type of animatronic bunny. It was a very fickle experience. One day my kids loved it, the next they were afraid of it. Ultimately, it ended up being one of their favorites and we spent many days arguing over whose turn it was to play with it. Family favorite for sure!

Toddler Chicken Easter Eggs Toys

This is similar to the egg sorter but it comes in a chicken which I thought was hilarious.

Pass the Potato

Sarah’s Silks Fairy Wings

Sarah’s Silks Mini Playmap

Sarah’s Silks offers so many open-ended and beautifully-made toys. These are a few of our favorites.

Bluey Plush Family

My kids are obsessed with Bluey. Who am I kidding? So am I.

Harry Potter Chocolate Frog (plush)

This can take the place of Easter chocolate, right? It’s pricey – but this is from “the noble collection” which is the fancy Harry Potter line.

Shaggy Bunny Peeps

And here’s your alternative to sugar-packed peeps!

Infantino Lil Nibbles Carrot Teether

Don’t forget about the babies! This carrot teether is so bright – you’ll always be able to find it at a moment’s notice.

Baby Plush Rattle Toys

Baskets

As I said, I hate cheap baskets that fall apart quickly. I decided years ago to invest in a high-quality basket for each of my children and use the same basket year after year. I tuck the baskets away in storage once the Easter high has worn off and pull them back out for the next year. (I also never use fake grass! It’s too messy and wasteful.)

Here are some perfect baskets that will last you for many Easters to come.

Plush Basket

Burlap Basket

Woven Basket

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Your Easter Basket Tradition

If you haven’t ever thought about what you want your Easter experience to look like, now is a perfect time to do that. Have you ever questioned the gifts you put into your child’s Easter basket? Do you ever feel guilty about the unsustainable amounts of plastic? Do you hate giving your kids so much candy?

Think about what YOU want. It doesn’t have to be a certain way just because that’s how your family packed Easter baskets growing up or because that’s what you see advertised in stores.

Take a moment to think about what is important to your family experience and decide now – before Easter creeps up on you!

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35 Best Easter Basket Gifts for Kids

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