Are Easter baskets a tradition for your family? I grew up with them and I want to bless my kids, but I do not need them loaded up with sugar or add a bunch of useless clutter! So I compiled a list of 75 better Easter basket ideas that are not candy. Consider this to be your ultimate Easter gift guide.
Maybe you popped in here because you want unique Easter gifts for your kids’ baskets that are not hollow chocolate with long ears wrapped in foil, encourage play and learning, do not have artificial food dye, and are not nearly-disposable plastic junk. Then you are in the right place.
I am confident you will find your new favorite non-candy Easter basket ideas here!
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At the top of the list is the ultimate no-sugar, non-clutter gift list – experience gifts! Holiday giving opportunities are a great way to give things that are not actual things. Easter baskets are a great time to get all the spring and summer fun and experience gifts
Gaming Vouchers: Personalize giving credits for Minecraft and other games using this printable template from my Etsy shop.
Passes to indoor play parks
Restaurant vouchers or gift cards
Concert or Event Passes: to make it more fun consider customizing a ticket template to personalize the gift for their basket. Use this link to buy an affordable template from my shop.
We love excuses to add new books to our little home library. Studies show that growing up in a home with lots of books makes one smarter. That alone is reason enough to add bookish gifts to your spring basket.
But even more, books can be so much fun even for the most hesitant reader. Consider the specific interests of your child and what will be the most meaningful kids of books for their experience.
For example, if he is into Pokemon, consider a guide on the strengths and strategy so he can learn more about the game. If she loves horses, consider a chapter book with a horse theme like Black Beauty or A Horse for Kate.
Easter is also an excellent time to upgrade your child’s Bible or devotional or faith-based reading as they mature.
Coloring books and crayons
Mess-free Coloring Set
Sketch pad and colored pencils
LEGO Magazine Subscription (it’s free!) Link to sign up here:
Children’s Picture Encyclopedia
Learn to Draw Book
Sand Art Kit
PlayDoh (recipe) cutters
Games and Puzzles
Deck of cards
Silk Play Scarves
Toys and Dolls
Figures, animals, and Little People
Arts and Crafts
Water Wow mess-free books
Eating and Drinking
Fun water bottle or cup
Theme dishes for kids
Real fruit pouches
The Great Outdoors
My kids’ birthdays are in the winter, so spring is a great time to add a few warm weather gear to our stash.
Thinking through a theme can help narrow down the plan. For example, consider items that would be great for camping, or maybe you want to improve backyard fun. An Easter basket is a great time to stock up for a great warm-weather season!
Bucket and Spade
Nature guide books
Insect observation kit
Bird feeder kit
Sports and Lawn Games
Balls and tossing games
Velcro Ball Toss Set
Cone and rings for an obstacle course
Ring toss set
Bath and Beauty
Bath Crayons or bath paints
Clothes and Accessories
Bunny Ears Headband
Purse or bag
Personalized t-shirt or bodysuit