10 Non-Candy Items for Your Kid’s Easter Basket

Every time we turn a corner, there’s another holiday where sugar is everywhere. It’s gotten to the point where we have to avoid the holiday section of Target so our kids don’t go into a frenzy over all the sweets. With Easter almost here, the bunny might be scrambling to come up with creative basket gifts that won’t cause treat overload. Here are some of my favorites.


Go with an Easter theme, or be totally random and stock their shelves with a few classics.

Rainy day accessories

Even if your child has a pair of rain boots already, they’re most likely covered in mud and could probably use an upgrade. An upside down umbrella also serves as a cute and functional “basket,” and helps prepare kids for soggy spring weather.


After you pack up the winter PJs, bunny pajamas or a new set of slippers are welcome additions to the bedtime routine.

Garden tools

Have them help plant this spring. Get your kids in the mood for outdoor season by including some gloves, a shovel and seeds.

Outdoor toys

Nothing says spring like a fresh box of sidewalk chalk or a jump rope. Now is the time to purge your garage of old, broken toys and welcome the warm weather with new outdoor goodies.

Craft supplies

New Play-Doh, clay, markers or a set of crayon “eggs” will spark spring creativity. Or try out these adorable Easter crafts!

Summer sandals

Chances are, everyone has outgrown last year’s footwear. Get ready for warmth with a fresh pair of kicks.


Everyone loves a good family game night. Jenga, Children’s Pictionary or travel Scrabble are great for bringing along on spring break trips, too.


Grab a few movies for those rainy spring afternoons.

Indoor toys

Your indoor playroom might need some love, too, especially if you’ve recently donated old toys. Matchbox cars, dolls, Legos, etch-a-sketch; the possibilities for easy, affordable trinkets are endless.

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