Your kids are going to have some treats on Easter, it’s inevitable. But if you want to lower the intensity of the sugar rush, here are 50 unique Easter basket gift ideas that are NOT candy! | easter basket ideas for toddlers | easter basket ideas for boys | easter basket ideas for girls | cheap easter basket ideas | creative easter basket ideas | easter basket ideas for preschoolers | small easter basket ideas | inexpensive easter basket ideas | easter basket ideas non candy

50 Fun and Frugal Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

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Your kids are going to have some candy on Easter, it’s inevitable. But if you want to curb the sugar rush, here are 50 fun non-candy Easter basket ideas!

Easter basket gifts that are not candy

Put down the Peeps, peeps! As yummy (?) as those fluorescent yellow and pink marshmallow cuties are, there are better Easter basket gift ideas. My very energetic four-year-old does not need the assistance of sugar to give her energy to run and dance around the house most of the day. For her and the other naturally energetic little kids (so, all of them), here are 50 non-candy Easter basket ideas that your kids will LOVE!

My mom loved playing Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. For Easter she had fun hiding little treats for my sister and I to find.

One year my mom decided to hide brightly colored jelly beans shaped like Easter eggs. Only the candies weren’t wrapped. And my mom had just brought in a new large houseplant. And she had no idea that this plant had some tiny guests that hitched a ride in the soil.

When my sister and I woke up excited on Easter morning, we went downstairs to find a trail of ants leading from the plant to the jelly beans. At least we didn’t have to look very hard to find our candies?

Now that I have turned you off Easter candy, let’s talk about non-candy Easter basket gifts. There are so many things you can fill an Easter basket with other than candy. And these Easter basket gift ideas are fun enough that your kids won’t miss the chocolate (too much).

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50 Ideas for a non-candy Easter basket

If sugar-crazed kids isn’t your idea of fun, ask the Easter Bunny to bring some of these non-candy Easter basket ideas instead:

  1. Bubbles
  2. Fidget spinner
  3. Egg chalk
  4. Kazoo
  5. Small puzzle
  6. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles
  7. Pajamas! (why is Christmas the only holiday where it’s customary to get pajamas?)
  8. Bath toys
  9. Harmonica
  10. Color change cars
  11. Silly putty
  12. Slime
  13. Play-dough
  14. Easter Stickers
  15. Markers
  16. Temporary tattoos
  17. Dolls
  18. Bath bombs
  19. Lip gloss
  20. Cookie cutters
  21. Small rolling pin
  22. Toothbrush
  23. Small stuffed animal
  24. Pack of cards
  25. Magnifying glass
  26. Wind-up toys
  27. Alphabet fridge magnets
  28. Hair accessories
  29. Stamps
  30. Activity books
  31. Jump rope
  32. Water squirter
  33. Seed packets
  34. Kid’s gardening gloves
  35. Small gardening tools
  36. Toy construction vehicles
  37. Sunglasses
  38. Watering can
  39. Finger puppets
  40. Plus Plus (one of my daughter’s favorite toys for two years running)
  41. Small Lego kits
  42. Notepad
  43. Bunny ears headband
  44. Bunny slippers
  45. Dried fruit
  46. Freeze-dried fruit
  47. Water bottle
  48. Kinetic sand
  49. Foam Alive
  50. Books

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Your kids are going to have some treats on Easter, it’s inevitable. But if you want to lower the intensity of the sugar rush, here are 50 unique Easter basket gift ideas that are NOT candy! | easter basket ideas for toddlers | easter basket ideas for boys | easter basket ideas for girls | cheap easter basket ideas | creative easter basket ideas | easter basket ideas for preschoolers | small easter basket ideas | inexpensive easter basket ideas | easter basket ideas non candy

I would love to hear your ideas below for other non-candy Easter basket ideas!


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12 thoughts on “50 Fun and Frugal Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas”

  1. 50 very helpful ideas to fill the Easter basket ~ thanks! That’s too funny about the ants 🙂 I’m visiting from Inspire Me Monday.

    1. That Easter morning stood out the most in my childhood memories because of the extra little Easter friends. lol

  2. This is such an amazing list!! I always try to include more non candy items in the baskets. Books and bubbles have always been a favorite here.

    1. Thanks Michelle, so happy that you liked these Easter basket ideas. Books and bubbles sound great. This year the Easter Bunny is going to bring Miss O only non-candy gifts in her Easter basket, but she’ll also have a small hunt with chocolate eggs (wrapped!!!)

  3. We did Easter baskets and plastic eggs without toys for years. The challenge always was getting toys that fit into the eggs. It was a relief when they started to make the eggs with the toys already in them.

    1. I could see that! Those plastic egg shells are pretty small! I haven’t seen what types of toys you can get now in plastic eggs…I’m curious what they are! 🙂

  4. LOVE these ideas! I feel like every month there is some event at school or holiday pushing candy on my kids. Gonna try these for this years big egg hunt! 🙂 I tried pinning but said the link was broken or something weird when tried to pin this. Not sure if it’s just me and my non technical skills? LOL

    Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday. 🙂

    1. Thank you Cindy!!! It’s so hard to limit candy exposure outside the home, so I like to try to where I can (she still does get treats – I just try to limit). And I just tried the pin and it worked fine for me? Did you click on the Pinterest icon right on the image or at the top/bottom of the post? Both worked for me.

    1. Thank you Kathleen! Our 4-year-old is already SO energetic so it’s easier on everyone over here if we limit candy at Easter and other times too! 🙂

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