When you think of Easter, does candy come to mind? This year, moderate the sugar with 100 No-Candy Easter Basket Ideas!
These ideas are also great for those who made have food allergies and are great as Easter gifts.
Easter Basket Ideas
Whether you just want the Easter Bunny to gift a couple pieces in their Easter Basket, or no candy at all, we’ve got you covered with a ton of Easter basket inspiration!
There is something for everyone! Between outside toys, puzzles, books, crafts and more, we can help you find something for everyone. This post contains affiliate links.
Outside Easter Basket Ideas For Kids
As a kid, Easter always brought so much excitement because it meant it was time for it to finally starting to warm up enough that my brother and I could play outside!
An outside play theme Easter basket allows you to gift your kids with fun toys they can play with all Spring and summer!
Use Glitter Sidewalk Chalk to create murals that will rival Bert’s, in Mary Poppins! And how cute is this Easter Egg sidewalk chalk? It even comes in a little egg carton! There’s also funky Tie-Dye Sidewalk Chalk that will still appeal to older kids.
Backyard games, like Bunny Ears Ring Toss, are the best way to bring the family together this Easter! This one one of the easier Easter basket ideas as it is already bunny themed!
Kids will have hours of fun with a Playground Ball! Bounce it, dodge it, kick it, this playground ball is perfect for an outdoors themed Easter Basket.
Who knows… this Bug Catcher might inspire your child to become an entomologist! Catch butterflies, moths, caterpillars, spiders, and more! This Easter toy may require some adult supervision though. Don’t want to pick up the wrong creepy crawlie.
LED Bike Wheel Lights
Your kiddo will be the coolest kid in the neighborhood this summer with LED Bike Wheel Lights (plus safer, due to more visibility in the evening). This is a great Easter basket idea to make your kids want to be active!
Neon Sidewalk Paint
Take their sidewalk creations to another level with Neon Sidewalk Paint. Draw a cross, and Easter egg, the Easter bunny, or whatever you like with this awesome neon sidewalk paint.
Rocket Copters are so fun to play with! They light up so it could be a fun way to play outside, as a family, in the evening! Who says Easter is only fun during the day?
Sidewalk Mandala Kit
I sort of want this Sidewalk Mandala Kit in MY Easter Basket! Create beautiful Easter designs all over the sidewalk and driveway!
No Spill Bubble Tumblers
No Spill Bubble Tumblers are a lifesaver! This is a great idea for a toddler Easter basket because not only can they get outside with this toy, but they won’t ruin their Easter clothes by making a mess.
Examine Nature in style with Butterfly Binoculars! These are precious and another great idea for a toddler Easter Basket. Let them get outside and look at the birds, butterflies, and more.
Beach Toys are something you will most likely need this summer, anyway, and they make the perfect addition to an Easter basket. This beach toy set even comes with a little wagon! Perfect for sand boxes or if you’re like me and live on the coast, this is a viable gift all year round.
Kids love Bubble Machines and well, so do I! This is one of my favorite Easter basket ideas to make Easter extra fun and festive.
Bouncy Balls are always a hit! These are also non candy things to put in Easter eggs because they are small enough! What a fun surprise.
Glow Sticks are perfect for summer evenings! Snap them and wear them, dance with them, or even craft with them! The options are endless.
Walkie Talkies are way cooler than iPads! Who doesn’t love walkie talkies?! They were the coolest when I was a kid and they are great for getting kids to play together and promote pretend play. Which makes these, in my opinion, one of the cool Easter basket ideas.
Easter Basket Craft Ideas
When in doubt, craft supplies are the gift that keeps on giving! Crafts are the best way to spend those last cold days of Spring, before kids can get outside and play more. Crafts also work well for kids of every age! These are the best Easter baskets for artists!
Easter Coloring Book
Disney Easter Coloring and Sticker Books are a fun way to stick with an Easter theme! Plus, it’ll work on your child’s fine motor skills and keep them busy while you work on Easter dinner.
Wikki Stix are great for crafting on-the-go! They’re bendable and stick to each other and mess free. Perfect!
Paint Brush Set
Paint Brush Set… every artist can always use a new one, because you can never have too many paint brushes!
Coloring with water in this Water Reveal Flip Pad is relaxing! This Water Wow! book is cool because all you need is the clear marker to see the colors on the page.
Wooden Stamp Kits are perfect for creating your own stationary, wrapping paper, and greeting cards! Plus, if we’re being honest, it is just fun to stamp things in general and it’s a classic craft making this one of my favorite Easter basket craft ideas.
Rainbow Stamp Pad
Speaking of stamps! This Rainbow Stamp Pad will go with your stamps! Make sure to add this to your child’s Easter basket as well! Plush, it’s washable, which is a must!
Shrinky Dinks are so fun to make! Do you remember making these as a kid? I do! This is one of my favorite Easter Basket ideas, because while kids can make cool stuff for themselves, they often give these out as gift! What a great lesson on kindness and on Easter of all days! Can’t get more perfect than that.
Washable Kids Paint
Washable Kids Paint is a crafting must! It will go perfect with the paintbrushes!
Reusable Sticker Pads
Reusable Sticker Pads are awesome to keep in the car for road trips! To me, this is a cool Easter basket idea! I have never heard of reusable stickers until now!
Color By Numbers Coloring Book
Practice coloring with Color by Numbers Coloring Pads! Work on your numbers and fine motor skills all at once. Plus, it is one of those great Easter basket ideas that promotes quiet play.
Brainy Easter Basket Ideas
Channel your inner Bob Newby, from Stranger Things, and show kids how fun it is to use their minds and figure out different puzzles and word games! These brain games Easter baskets are perfect if you have a road trip coming up during or after Spring break!
Snake Cube Twist Puzzle
This Snake Cube Twist Puzzle will keep them busy for hours! Plus, will work on their problem solving skills.
Easter Mad Libs
Easter Themed Mad Libs are a fun way to stick with an Easter theme.
Easter Activity Books
Easter Activity Books are something that kids will always play with! Plus, they work on problem solving skills as well.
Try the jokes from this “Don’t Laugh Challenge” Easter Joke Book on your family during Easter brunch!
This Neon Slinky is a classic! My brother and I used to love “racing” slinkies on stairs as kids!
Kids Card Game
How fun does this Smack It! Kids Card Game look? It kind of makes me think of that card game we would play as a kids called War.
Go Fish Card Game
Who could turn down a good maze? I know I can’t! Loving this On the Go Maze Book! A simple yet fun Easter basket idea!
Easter Lego Set
Keep the fun of your annual Easter egg hunt alive year-round, with this LEGO Easter Egg Decorating Set.
Brain Quest Cards
Brain Quest Cards are the best gift for kids of nearly any age, and they can be used all year long!
Lego Easter Batman
LEGO Easter Bunny Batman is basically the coolest thing, ever! This is another non candy thing to put in Easter eggs! A fun surprise.
More Fun And Brainy Easter Basket Ideas
Kids Cards Games
This 6 pack of Kids Card Games is awesome to keep in the car, or bring along in a carry-on for any Spring travel! Plus, they sit so nicely in Easter baskets
Alphabet Magnets are an oldie but a goodie! These are great if you’re making a toddler Easter basket without candy. They can learn letters and words!
Gearation Refrigerator Magnets will spark their curiosity! This could become a fun way to teach physical science and can quickly become a STEM activity.
Building Bath Pipes will take bath time to the next level of fun! Stick these pipes all over the walls and watch as water pours down them.
Let’s Go Fishing Game
I received this Let’s Go Fishing Game for Christmas one year, and it was a favorite!
Easter baskets are the perfect way to stock up on Family Game Night essentials, like this Uno Card Game! I love this game so much.
Rubik’s Cubes are magical! Do you know the secret to solving it? Well, besides moving the stickers?
Your preschooler’s Easter basket can help prepare him/ her for kindergarten with these Preschool Flash Cards!
Easter puzzles are a great way to bring the family together! Plus, look how cute that cotton tail is! This 1000 pieces Easter puzzle is a great Easter basket idea.
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch is the best gift, because it can literally go anywhere! Plus it is mess free! Not to mention they make big ones and little ones so you can find one for any size Easter Basket.
Water Gears are more bath time fun! My kids love these! Pour water on them and watch them whirl.
If you have a math fan, you should totally pop this Math Dice Mental Math Game in their Easter basket this year!
Book Easter Basket Ideas
What could be better than a basket full of books? They truly are the gift that keeps on giving!
Put Me In The Story Book
Put Me In The Story Book–how epic is this?! Your little one will love reading about their own adventures!
Stock up on some Easter-Themed books. Read up on Peter Rabbit and all his fun adventures this Easter!
You can also include either your child’s first library card, or a gift card to their favorite bookstore, to keep the fun going past Easter morning!
Sign up for a subscription to a magazine for your child! They will be so excited to get their very own mail.
“Experience” Easter Basket Ideas
My kids have been blessed with toys, books, and craft supplies from loving family and friends, but one gift we all really appreciate is the gift of experiences and memories!
Toys pile up and are eventually outgrown, but an experience is forever (and won’t clutter the house)! I love to save these gift cards and experiences to share with my kids during breaks from school and summer vacation.
Here are some Easter basket ideas to gives your child experiences:
- ABC Mouse Membership
- Movie Gift Cards
- Zoo/ Aquarium Membership
- Season Pass to an Amusement Park (then you will be prepared for summer!)
- Join our Printables Library for non-stop coloring and crafting fun!
- Art Classes (Check Groupon or your local school district class catalog)
Glamorous Easter Basket Ideas
Looking for basket ideas fit for a little diva? Pamper her with these fun ideas!
Your little princess will love this Cupcake Lip Gloss. Each container looks like cupcakes!
Each Kid Bath Bomb is multicolored and comes with a toy! Once the bath bomb dissolved you’ll have a special little animal friend. I really like this Easter basket idea for kids.
These Metallic Temporary Tattoos For Kids are cool and chic! These used to be my favorite as a kid!
Combine a gift with learning about oral hygiene with this cool Electric Toothbrush for Kids. It even plays music so that they know how long to brush! I love useful Easter basket ideas.
Color Bath Drops
Color Bath Drops help create a bath fit for a prince or princess! Each drop will change your bath a different color! This is a great Easter present for kids.
Glitter Hairspray For Kids… need I say anything more? I won’t lie, I may also need this for my Easter basket as well.
Barbie Clothes are a gift that will get lots of use! This is Easter Barbie can be ready for any occasion! I think this is a really cool Easter basket gift.
Necklace Activity Set
They will love creating their own jewels with this Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set! This is another awesome Easter basket activity, because it promotes giving.
Dress Up Tiaras are pretty much a given in this Easter basket! Be the prettiest princess or prince!
Make Your Own Bracelets
Design Your Own Bracelets, and keep on shining! These sparkly cute bracelets are also slap bracelets I believe which bring back memories!
Musical Easter Basket Ideas
Do you have a musician who you’re looking for Easter basket inspiration for? Add some of these instruments to their basket, and then start a band named the Jellybeans!
Play the blues with this nifty Harmonica. This is a cool Easter egg basket idea!
We all learned to play the Recorder in school. Teach your child how to play Mary Had A Little Lamb, Hot Cross Buns, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
I never had a Wooden Kazoo, always plastic, but I loved these things. These are perfect for an Easter basket.
Character Easter Baskets
Every kid has a favorite character (or two!) from shoes, movies, and books. This is a great idea to work with, if you are having a hard time finding a theme for your candy-free Easter basket.
Paw Patrol Mini Figures are perfect for the Easter basket. These are more non candy things to put in Easter eggs.
Shopkins Cups filled with goodies like the cupcake lip gloss is another great Easter basket idea.
Paw Patrol Cups
These Paw Patrol Cups are spill proof, no BPA, and will fit perfectly into an Easter basket!
PJ Mask Figurines
This PJ Mask Set is more non candy things to put in Easter eggs! I’m loving all these Easter egg surprises.
Emoji Keychains are plushy, great for older kids, and are even great Easter basket ideas for adults.
Family Movie Night
Family Movies are a great way to spend time together. Plus, DVD’s fit perfectly into Easter baskets as well. Add a bag of microwaveable popcorn or a healthy snack and you have a movie themed Easter basket.
How cute are Fingerlings!? They’re tiny animals that bend around your finger. These are precious and is among the cutest Easter stuff for kids.
Paw Patrol Easter Basket
Don’t have a lot of time on your hands? Then check out this pre-filled Paw Patrol Easter basket! No candy, all toys! How cool!
Minnie Mouse Puzzle
I love this Minnie Mouse Wooden Dress Up Set. You can use this as a puzzle to put all the clothes together as they came or dress her up anyway you want!
This Moana Figurine Set is perfect for any girl or boy who loves Moana! These are also non candy things to put into Easter eggs as well.
Sensory Easter Basket Ideas
Sensory Easter basket items are great for home, and the classroom, if you are looking for ideas!
This Liquid Motion Timer for Sensory Play will not only fit in an Easter basket, but also promotes sensory play and can also be used as a calming bottle.
Rainbow Water Beads are must have for any sensory bin! Plus, all the different colors fit the Easter theme as Easter is a bright and colorful holiday.
These Sticky Hands were all the craze when I was a kid! We used to slap this onto windows and watch them stick. These are definitely the best non candy things to put in Easter eggs.
Who doesn’t love Silly String?! Silly string is a fun way to play outside, make a mess, spray each other, and it’s a unique way to play tag!
Slime Putty is a little new to me. I was always used to silly putty, but I’m loving the colors. Plus, this is egg shaped which makes it perfect for the Easter basket.
Play Doh Stampers
How precious are these Play-Doh Easter Bunny & Chick Stampers? This is such a cute activity that is Easter themed, I love it.
Mini Play Dough
Well, you can’t play with Play Doh stampers without Mini Play Doh! There are so many colors!
Play Foam is such a cool sensory toy. It is sticky, slimy, but also textured because of the foam beads. It is a fun Easter present for kids.
Do you have a child that can’t sit still? A Tangle Jr. Fidget Toy is perfect! They’ll be so focused on the grooves, sounds, and colors!
Looking for more Easter basket ideas that don’t involve candy? Kinetic Sand is also a great sensory activity. It sticks, it’s rough, and it is colorful!
Easter Baskets Ideas for Car and Truck Lovers
Is your little one intrigued by the garbage truck when it rolls down your street every week? Can they name all of the different vehicles that surround your car as you run errands? Feed their curiosity with vehicle-themed Easter basket!
Build Your Own Monster Truck Kit
How cool is this build your own monster truck kit? I love when a craft is tailored to my child’s interests!
Hot Wheels Easter Basket
Hot Wheels are a classic childhood toy! Fill up your child’s basket with Hot Wheels for the coolest Hot Wheels Easter basket.
Let them use their imagination to build anything with this Mini Construction Vehicle Set!
Nature and Animal Easter Baskets
Is your little one a big nature fan? Celebrate Spring, and their curiosity, with these fun nature-themed ideas!
Tickle Me Plants
This Tickle Me Plant is the cutest and actually really cool. Some plants actually protect itself when touched and now you can experience it! This is a cool science activity that fits in an Easter basket.
Mini Dinosaur Toys are roar-riffic fun for any kid that adores Dinosaurs.
Stretchy Flying Frog
Stretchy Flying Frogs are so fun! I think most kids would love to have one of these in their basket!
How sweet is this Spring Hatchimals Basket? It’s all ready to go!
Kids can use Animal Finger Puppets to act out their favorite animal tales!
More Easter Fun!
Easter crafts and treats are so colorful and fun to make:
- Gak-Filled Easter Eggs
- Easter (Surprise!) Cupcakes
- 22 Totally Delicious Easter Treats
- 35 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
What do you like to include in your kid’s Easter baskets? Comment below!