With Spring on its way, that also means that Easter will so be here before we know it. I’ve mentioned before that my favorite part of Christmas is stockings – putting together and receiving – so it’s no wonder that I also love Easter baskets!
The big issue is that, like stockings, Easter baskets are often stuffed full of candy and not much else. I’ve combed my mind and the interwebs to put together a giant list of items you can put into your kiddos Easter baskets that won’t give them a sugar high. I broke it down into vague categories and one day I might break it down further, but for now, I hope this list helps get your creative mind thinking and that with it, you’ll be able to make an Easter Basket that will blow your kiddos away!
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Easter Basket Stuffers For Babies
Admittedly, I’m not a huge advocate for getting babies big gifts for random holidays, I think the sentiment is still nice. I like getting babies simple things that I need anyway or that are super useful and practical. Here are a few of my favorite baby easter basket ideas.
- Pacifiers. This one is a Wubbanub that looks like a little bunny, so perfect for Easter!
- Pacifier clip. I never needed paci clips until my second, but seriously, these are INVALUABLE.
- Sippy cups or bottle. If your little is hitting 6 months, grab a cute sippy cup to encourage them.
- Mesh Feeder. Again, perfect if
youkid is coming to the 6 months stage. An easy way to try whole foods without worrying about choking.
- Teether. In my humble opinion, you can NEVER have enough teethers! This one looks like a little carrot.
- Rattle. My boys love anything that makes noise and always have. These are perfect for little hands.
- Oball toy. These are the best of both worlds and the ONLY baby toy I bought my boys. They have different kinds, from a rattle to a car to Disney characters.
- Finger puppets. My MIL bought Ryan a tiny set of finger puppets when he was a baby and both boys still love them.
- Little People toys. Not only are these super cute and baby friendly, but the Little People toys are something they can grow into!
- VTech phone. This phone is super loud and can be annoying, but the buttons, sounds, and lights make it a baby magnet.
- Bib. Again, like pacifiers, you can never ever have enough bibs! This one is perfect for baby’s first Easter.
- Stroller toys. It’s almost stroller walk season! Keep your tiny kiddo entertained with a few stroller toys.
Practical Easter Basket Stuffers:
Let’s be honest – things like Easter Baskets can often become a source of junk that breaks in a day and litters your house. I think adding a few practical items that you either need or will use a lot as Easter basket stuffers is such a great idea. Make them more exciting for kiddos by buying options with their favorite characters.
- Character Plates. Surprise your kiddo with a fun new set of plates featuring their favorite characters in their Easter basket. This Paw Patrol one is in my cart!
- A Fun Cup. A fun cup is always welcome. I love the Zak Designs
cups becausethey’re durable and come in tons of designs, from Disney to Pokemon.
- Silverware. These little construction equipment forks and spoons are too stinking cute.
- Sunglasses. My boys LOVE sunglasses. These ones are funky Easter bunny ones but still useful!
- Hat. With spring and summer on the way, why not add a fun little hat to keep the sun out of their eyes?
- Umbrella or Raincoat. Again, these are practical Easter basket
ideas,but get them themed version and your kids will love it!
- Toothbrush, Kid’s toothpaste, and Kid’s mouthwash. I always get new toothbrushes for stockings and Easter baskets.
- Bandaids. Another essential – what kid doesn’t love throwing a fun bandage on a booboo?
- Water bottle. These are my all time favorite water bottles – super durable and never leak. We can always use more of them.
- Hairbrush. What little girl doesn’t need a new hairbrush? This little Tangle pets one makes me want a little girl!
- Bows. Also, see bows. Because a little girl can never have enough hair bows.
- Flashlight. My kids love the idea of flashlights and this kid-friendly version is both useful AND cute.
- Headphones. Perfect for tablet time so you don’t have to hear the obnoxious game noises.
- Nightlight. Ryan has a star nightlight but it’s on it’s way out. We need a backup!
- Character Tissue pack. Spring allergies are in the air. These are perfect for throwing in your bag for little noses.
Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers
- Bath Paints. Confession, I hate bath time. But things like bath paints make it a bit more fun and less eye-roll inducing.
- Play-Doh. My youngest adores play-doh – you can never have enough!
- Board Books. Who doesn’t love books?! This is my list of top Easter books for kids.
- Mess Free Coloring Set. Owen adores coloring, but I do NOT like the
clean upor mess. Because of thatI LOVE these Imagine Ink sets.
- Finger paint. Messy, yes. But it’s also a fun and easy gift to toss into an Easter Basket for toddlers that you know they will love.
- Bath Letters. These are fun and easy to clean – when wet, they stock to walls. We use them to spell the
boysnames and work on letter recognition.
- Bath toys. Since bath toys can get super icky quick, we
iketo keep a stockpile of them to swap out.
- Mr. Potato Head. Owen ADORES this. It’s so fun to play with and just a bit nostalgic.
- Rubber Duck. This one is extra fun because it lets you know if the bath water is too warm.
- Stickers. Seriously, you can never have enough stickers. That is all. They make a really great toddler Easter basket stuffer.
- Play Tool Set. With a daddy as a mechanic, my boys love this. We’ve had to get two sets just to avoid arguments.
- Bubbles. Again, you can never have enough bubbles. With spring on the way, the bubbles will be a hit.
- MegaBloks. We bought a set of these for Ryan’s first birthday and we still use them all the time. Bonus, they’re super easy to clean.
- Board Puzzles. Board puzzles are fun because they come in so many different themes. They also help to hone
- Stuffed animal. Of course, this is the obvious addition. A new soft friend will always be a good choice.Mr. Potato Head. Owen ADORES this. It’s so fun to play with and just a bit nostalgic.
Just for Fun Easter Basket Stuffer:
And now for the good stuff – here are the ‘fun’ items that will relaly make your kids light up when you add them to your Easter basket stuffer list. Here is the list of fun items, both useful and just 100% for fun, that your kids will lovie playing with on Easter morning.
- LOL Dolls.
- Small surprise toys, like
- Cookie Cutters.
- Coloring Books.
- Crayons or Markers.
- Watercolor paints.
- Craft Supplies.
- Construction Paper.
- Easy-Bake Oven Refills.
- Echo Microphone.
- Train toys.
- Kid’s Baking Set.
- Kid’s Cleaning Set.
- Fridge Magnets.
- Bouncy Balls.
- Fun Straws.
- Magna Doodle Board.
- Temporary Tattoos.
- Glow-in-the-Dark Stars.
- Toy figurines.
- Knobby Ball.
- Glow sticks.
Easter Basket Stuffers For Outside:
With Spring right around the corner, it’s probably safe to assume your kids are itching to get outside and play! Here is a list of outside Easter basket stuffers that will have your kids begging to go outside every day until summer is over!
- Sand Toys. This is even better if you plan to take the kids to the beach for
- Chalk. Can you ever have enough sidewalk chalk? I think not.
- Water Balloons. I like these sets of that fill up a bunch of balloons at once with zero tying.
- Bug Net. Spring is here and little explorers and try to catch ladybugs, lightning bugs, or whatever suits their fancy.
- Water Gun. The tiny ones are the perfect size for an Easter basket.
- Wiffle Ball Bat. Such an iconic fun way to get kids outside!
- Sports balls. Regardless of what sport your kids like, a new ball is always a win.
- Baseball Mitt. Forgive me because my sports knowledge is… eh, but I THINK right around now is when a new baseball mitt comes in handy! (see what I did there? HAND-y?!)
- Jump Rope. Old school, but a great way to get your kids up and moving this spring!
- Gardening Tools. Maybe you’re planning to get your kids involved in the family garden this year. Kid-sized version
areperfect for tiny hands.
- Small Seed starter pots. Again, this would be a fun way to get kids involved in gardening and seed life
- Kite. Get outside and teach your kiddos to fly a kite! They have so many cute ones with characters.
- Frisbee. My boys love throwing a frisbee for the pup – a new one is definitely needed,
Easter Basket Stuffer Snacks:
Okay, I said no candy, but I
Below you’ll find my list of ‘smarter’ snacks and treats for your kids that won’t leave you dealing with a huge sugar high!
- Annies Bunnies
- Dried Fruit Strips
- Dried Fruit
- Teething Crackers
- All natural fruit snacks
- Granola bars
Experiences as Easter Basket Stuffers:
This is probably my favorite section – I’m a big fan of creating memories, and these all will help you create a great one with your kids! This list has a few great ideas for Easter basket stuffers that are experiences rather than stuff!
- A gift card to their favorite food spot. Bonus points if it’s somewhere you don’t
- Tickets or a gift card to the movies.
- Tickets to a theme park.
- Ceramic painting
- Beach day IOU
- Tickets to a museum.
- Zoo tickets/season pass.
- Lessons to something they enjoy. Swimming, art, music, sports, etc.
- Days to a kid’s gym.
- Chuck E. Cheese days
- A trip to a trampoline park.
- An ice cream date.
- Stay up
- Extra screen time pass.
- Ticket to a show.
- Ticket to a sports game.
Okay so tell me – do you like putting together Easter baskets? What do you like to add to your kid’s Easter baskets? Let me know in the comments!