16 non-candy Easter basket ideas

As much as we love Easter candy (or any holiday candy for that matter), it can be a bit of a sugar overload. With Easter coming up, we’ve gathered a few fun items for all ages to place in your kiddo’s Easter basket. 


Lollipop Bunny Silicone Teether & Muslin Swaddle – Bunny Meadow

Wrap up your little bunny in this gentle fabric covered with a light pattern perfect for spring. And when they start teething, they’ll be hoppy to have this bunny teether as a relief. 

VTech Lights & Stripes Zebra

This snuggly sidekick will keep your baby dancing all day long! Press the zebra’s tummy to hear upbeat songs as it lights up in different colors. 

Butterfly Counting Pal

Counting is a fun, colorful game thanks to this learning plush toy. The butterfly’s wing lights up as it displays the colors of the rainbow. The best part? You can attach the toy to your infant carrier or stroller. 


Sesame Street Bubbling Bath Bombs

Bath time just got more exciting! Place these bath bombs (packaged with some familiar faces) in the tub and see the colors swirl together as you wind down for bedtime. Available at select Walmart stores nationwide. 

“Hush, Little Bunny” by David Ezra Stein

Enjoy this sweet twist of “Hush, Little Baby” with this rabbit-filled tale. Fathers will especially love to read this one to their own little bunnies. 

Color Wonder Mess Free Peppa Pig Coloring Set

Your Peppa Pig fans will go crazy when they find these coloring sets in their basket. And you’ll love that these colors can only appear on the special paper and nowhere else! 


Paw Patrol Learning Watch

If you’re constantly watching “Paw Patrol” at home, then you have to buy these learning watches. 

Skip Hop Bunny Backpack

Your preschoolers will love nothing more than to hop into school with this adorable bunny bag. Skip Hop also has a range of creatures from unicorns and butterflies to hedgehogs. 

“The Little Rabbit” by Nicole Killen

This story covers a young girl and her stuffed rabbit, who comes to life, embarking on a whimsical adventure. Save this book for a rainy day! 


Silly Putty Pastel Bigg Egg

Who doesn’t love Silly Putty? These egg toys come in bright spring colors, which will brighten up any child’s Easter basket. 

Real Shades

Summer will be here before you know it and your kids will be prepared with this awesome pair of sunnies. 

Rescue Runt Babies

Your kids can “adopt” one of these mini plush pets by showing them love and care. The pets come into crates, which you can easily transform into a cozy home.

Modarri’s Paint-It Auto Design Studio Kits

Create the car of your dreams with this special DIY project. The best part is that all paints and brushes are included to make one less trip to the store for parents. 


Special Effects Sidewalk Chalk- Tie Dye

Get wild and groovy with this fun pack of tie-dye sidewalk chalk. Your kids will spend hours under the sun as they scribble away.  

Creative Roots Paint Your Own

Add some great outdoor decor with the help of your child’s creativity. You can choose between a stepping stone, elephant planter and cactus. Thanks to the paint pots and brush included, they can start on the project right away to paint their masterpiece. 

Slimy Gloop Mix’ems Cotton Candy & Make Your Own Bubble Pop Slimy Gloop

Make some slime with these innovative kits! Your children can experiment with different textures and colors to make their own creations. 

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