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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 of the Best Non Candy Easter Basket Filler Ideas

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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 

Pompom Bunny Costume

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!

A product photo of a bunny headband and costume tail made of pompoms against an isolated white background
Pompom Bunny Costume. Photo courtesy of MeriMeri and used with permission.

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Easter Finger Puppets

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!

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Easter Finger Puppets. Photo courtesy of MeriMeri and used with permission.

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Bunny Mini Suitcase Doll

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!

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Suitcase Bunny Doll. Photo courtesy of MeriMeri and used with permission.

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Dress Up Costumes 

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!

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Fairy House Kit 

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.

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!

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Creative and Craft Easter Gift Ideas

DoughProject Rainbow Dough 

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.

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Eco-Kids Eco-Finger Paint

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.

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Twee Sidewalk Chalk

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.

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Selfie Clothing Co Toddler/Big Kid Color-In Cape – Bunnies

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!

The brand is Selfie Clothing Co, and the have a ton of really cool options on The Tot.

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Goober Crayons Pocket Crayon Blocks

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.

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Educational  Toddler Easter Basket Ideas 

Personalized Name Puzzles

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Personalized name puzzles by Child Universe. Photos used with permission.

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!

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Bug Box 

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.

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Re-Cycle-Me Turning Garbage into Science 

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.

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Learn Words Toddler and Preschooler Puzzles

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Learn Words Puzzles from Child Universe. Photo used with permission.

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.

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How To Catch The Easter Bunny Story Book

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.

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Personal Care Easter Gifts For Kids

Tubby Todd Bath Bomb Bundle 

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!

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New Glass Straw Bottle

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.

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Daisy Enamel Hair Slides

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.

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Daisy Hair Slides. Photo courtesy of MeriMeri and used with permission.

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Petite Plume Yellow Gingham Bunny Eye Mask 

Become the Easter bunny with this gingham eyemask. Designed to help your toddler drift off to sleep, the super soft fabric gets even softer with each wash! It also comes in blue and pink too)

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Color-In Bunny PJs

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.

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Non Candy Baby Easter Basket Ideas

Muslin Snuggle Blankie Teether (Organic Cotton)

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.

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Everyday Teethers made from Silicone (2 pack)

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.

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Organic Cotton Bunnies And Carrots PJs 

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.

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Meri Meri Bunny Baby Bonnet

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!

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Non-spill Stainless Sippy Cup Bottle

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.

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Organic Cotton Bunny Rattle

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.

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Stroller Activity Book

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.

Plus they come in a gorgeous range of themes, including ocean, dinosaur, and fruit.

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Ocean Themed Soft Activity Book. Photo courtesy of Scandibørn and used with permission.

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Nursery Name Sign 

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!

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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!)

If you know other family or friends who you know would also enjoy reading about our candy free basket ideas, please share this article with them!

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