28 non candy Easter basket ideas for toddlers & babies. Easter basket ideas without candy. Creative Easter basket fillers for babies and up.
Spring has sprung and with the turn of the season comes the lambs, lighter nights, and Easter celebrations! When you’re filling up some Easter baskets for kids, it can be all too easy to fill them with a ton of candy and chocolate bunnies.
Although it’s part of the seasonal traditions, no parent wants to suffer through Easter with a child who is hyped up on too much sugar! Plus, once the candies are eaten, the fun is over as quickly as it began.
So, how can you create an Easter basket without candy? Well, we’ve rounded up some of the best Easter basket stuffers around that will give your little ones hours of great Easter happiness.
28 Easter Basket Fillers That Aren’t Candy
Just here for the best ideas? Here are 20 ideas to fill your baby or toddler’s Easter basket without resorting to sugar!
20 Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Older Kids
- Pompom Bunny Ears and Tail
- Felt Easter Finger Puppets
- Suitcase Bunny Doll
- Dress Up Costumes
- Fairy House and Garden Kit
- All Natural Rainbow Playdough
- Eco Kids Finger Paint
- The Coolest Sidewalk Chalk Ever
- Color In Easter Bunny Cape
- Crayon Blocks
- Personalized Name Puzzle
- Bug Box Science Kit
- Recycle Me Science Kit
- Simple Learn Words Puzzles
- How to Catch the Easter Bunny (Book)
- Tubby Todd Bath Bomb Bundle
- Straw Water Bottle
- Easter Flower Hair Accessories
- Kids Bunny Sleep Mask
- Color In Bunny PJs
8 Easter Basket Ideas for Babies
28 of the Best Non Candy Easter Basket Filler Ideas
We’ve compiled a list of the best Easter gift ideas for your little one to enjoy instead of a plethora of candy and Easter eggs! These adorable items have been carefully curated and can help your child develop imaginative and creative skills, and last a lot longer than a chocolate Easter egg.
To help you plan your Easter gift baskets for kids, we’ve split the list into two age phases: toddlers easter basket ideas and baby easter baskets ideas, so you can browse the list that suits your child’s age range the best!
Items for Easter Baskets For Kids And Toddlers
We’ve broken this list into easter basket ideas for toddlers and easter basket fillers for babies (which is further down in this article).
Imagination Easter Toys
First up on our list of toddler easter baskets ideas is this adorable bunny costume! Your kids can pretend to be the Easter bunny as they deliver eggs to their friends! This set comes with pompom ears and a fluffy tail and will be a dressing up favorite!
Another cute Easter ideas for toddlers is this finger puppet set from Meri Meri. Make up spring fun stories with the chick, rabbit, and carrot for Easter fun that is kinder on the teeth than candy!
For a special idea for Easter, that will last longer than a chocolate egg, look at this gorgeous suitcase bunny from Meri Meri. This sweet bunny doll comes in a suitcase to take her out and about, and has her own tote bag of delicious carrots too!
No matter the season, playing dress-up is always fun. Make the imaginative play even more real by adding a fancy dress or brave adventurer outfit to your Easter baskets. From princesses to astronauts, there’s bound to be a costume that your kids will love to wear!
This is one of my favorite Easter basket ideas – a fairy house kit from Imagine Childhood.
It’s nature-inspired and comes with a selection of items to create a fairy house to keep at the bottom of your garden.
It reminds me of the adorable and really quite touching story of Sapphire the Fairy in 2020, which inspired me to start a Fairy garden in my own yard.
down my street and noticed that someone had set up a few little objects in a tree planter and upon closer inspection I realized it was a fairy garden with a little note about the 4 year old girl who felt lonely in quarantine and wanted to spread some cheer. The next day I wrote pic.twitter.com/aCEK2k5PCy— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
This is a lovely way to encourage your little one to spend some time outside appreciating nature, too, which is one of our favorite Easter traditions for kids!
Creative and Craft Easter Gift Ideas
Encourage creativity with a rainbow pack of dough from TheDoughProject. This bumper selection of non toxic playdough is all-natural dough, made with organic flour and no chemicals. Children can mold their own chicks, bunnies, and eggs from dough.
Paint Easter eggs and Easter bunnies with these eco paint pots. Made from food-safe, non-GMO ingredients with fresh scents, these powder paints can be used safely for your child to explore their creativity.
When the spring sun is shining, getting outside is great fun, and there’s no better way to play than with sidewalk chalk. Children can have hours of fun drawing, or creating mazes and obstacle courses.
Twee makes what has to be the coolest sidewalk chalk ever. You can get it in macaron shape, shaped like a collection of planets (my personal fav!), shaped like sushi and more. It’s made in the USA and extremely cool – I’m having trouble not buying some for myself.
When I was researching non candy easter basket ideas, I came across this amazing bunny cape! Not only is it super cool for all your budding superheroes out there, but they can develop their arty side and color it themselves too!
Goober Crayon Blocks are great for developing motor skills with little hands. They are chunky enough to grip easily, and come in a variety of fun shapes, that fit back together like a puzzle for storage or travel.
Educational Toddler Easter Basket Ideas
Develop name recognition and have puzzle fun with this personalized name jigsaw puzzle from ChildUniverse. Made with wood and with a range of cute themes, these jigsaws are a delightful alternative to a candy Easter basket that your kids will love!
Spring is a great time to get outside, so why not go hunting for bugs with your kids. Transform your children into intrepid explorers with this bug box, which is great to allow them to safely observe critters they find in the garden.
Little scientists rejoice! STEM activities are great for developing a child’s all-around learning, and this kit allows you to make experiments at home out of garbage. Simply add the kit items to bottles and cartons that would otherwise be going into the trash and you’ll have hours of fun.
These little jigsaws are both adorable and educational. They’re made from wood and great for little hands to develop naming skills and fine motor skills (as well as have matching fun!).
Available in fruits, animals, veggies, and transportation themes.
A story book is a thoughtful gift idea, any time of year. So an Easter themed book, like this delightful tale, would make a wonderful Easter basket gift instead of candy.
Personal Care Easter Gifts For Kids
Make bathtime fun with these delicious smelling bath bombs (that won’t ruin the tub!) Each set comes with three made with natural colors. Simply drop into the water and turn your bath into a rainbow!
A new drinking cup is a subtle way to encourage more water drinking and less candy eating. If your baby is still on a bottle, a fancy new cup can help them transition. These bottles are made from glass to keep the plastic out of your kids’ drinks, and has a travel cap to reduce leaks.
More springtime influences come in the form of these cute flower hair slides. Little girls will love them as a finishing touch to any cute hairstyle.
Earlier, we showed you the super cool color-in cape, but your little one can also get the pyjamas to match! Unleash your creativity and color them in all of the shades of the rainbow. This is an Easter craft that they will love.
Non Candy Baby Easter Basket Ideas
First up in our Easter basket ideas for babies is this teether, which has a snuggle blankie attached. As well as bunnies, you can choose from cute koala pints or a little fox too.
When babies don’t yet have teeth, you don’t want to fill their Easter Basket with candy! But these silicone teethers will help stop the annoying pains when teeth finally do come through.
Every little bunny should look like one too! And these Easter PJs are a super cute way to dress to have a fun Easter bedtime. Made from orgamic pima cotton, they’re lovely and soft too.
Indulge the urge to make your little one look as cute as possible with this adorable baby bonnet, complete with bunny ears! This hat will not only keep little ears warm in the spring breeze but will be a great accessory for an Easter family photograph!
A sippy cup is always a convenient addition to parenthood, and this cup is leak-proof and has a design made to help baby transition from bottles to cups easily.
Choose a bunny (or another animal) friend for your little one. This naturally dyed, rainbow rattle is hand crocheted, with a texture that’s great for gumming and chewing! It’s great for babies aged 3 months and up.
Encourage an early love of books and reading with a stroller book! These beautiful textured books can attach to your little ones’ car seat or stroller for hours of entertainment.
For a unique Easter gift for a friend with a baby, check out this beautiful nursery name sign. Made from real wood, with a handmade, 3D design, it’s a thoughtful gift that embraces all of spring!
Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas – Final Thoughts
We hope you have loved our alternative non candy easter basket ideas for this spring season!
There are a ton of options out there that are sugar-free and allow you to give your child a healthier way to enjoy the Easter season (with just as much fun!)
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