Skip the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans in favor of Easter basket gifts that emphasize fun instead of sugar. Check out these 20 ideas that are timely for springtime and celebration.
Though I don’t buy my kids gifts in celebration of every single holiday, I do love getting them a little something for Easter. Easter not only ushers in spring and flowers and new growth each year, but more importantly, it’s a celebration of the One who gave life.
Candy seems to be the central focus around many American holidays and celebrations. And while it’s fun and tasty for a split second, sugar overload for my kids never turns out well. And even when we ration out treats, they never forget about the candy up in the cabinet and ask for it repeatedly until it is gone.
For Easter, we’re skipping the chocolate bunnies and the jelly bean carrots this year. So if you’re in the same boat, here are some ideas for non-candy Easter basket gifts that you can order straight from Amazon that range from $4 to $25. Some ideas are holiday-themed, some are Christian-themed and others are focused on spring.
20 NON-CANDY EASTER BASKET GIFTS
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story: The Berenstain Bears children’s books have been classics in many households for decades. Kids will discover that Easter is more than candy and egg hunts as they read about the Bear cubs at Sunday school learning about Jesus’ resurrection and salvation.
Egg Toss Game: Based on the classic egg toss yard game, this new version is still fun but a lot less messy by responding to your actions as you catch it. It has silly responses and sounds that will crack your kids up as they play.
Paint Your Own Stepping Stone: Choose your own design such as a hedgehog, sun, unicorn, flower, butterfly, heart, turtle or ladybug. This is a great activity for kids of any age to complete outside in spring weather.
Hatchimals Egg Carton: If you’ve got girls, they will love this Hatchimals egg jewelry box set with an accessory in every egg. Also there is a hidden tray underneath the carton for storing the accessories.
Kids Gardening Set: If your kids are eager to start gardening, they will love playing in the dirt and planting plants with their own gardening set. Ideal for kids ages 3+, this kid includes a sprayer, shovel, spade, rake, magnifier, tray, planting bag and a gardening tool suitcase.
Resurrection Eggs: Use this set to send your children on a hunt that will lead them to the treasure of Easter. Read the story together, open each egg and find the surprise inside—each a symbol of Jesus’ journey to the cross.
Dino Eggs: For all those kids who love dinosaurs, these dino eggs are the perfect surprise. It’s basically like transformers for dinosaurs.
Butterfly Jigsaw and Identification Sheet: Best for ages 5 and up, this 100-piece puzzle includes 36 varieties of beautiful butterflies along with a naming sheet to help kids learn about the different varieties.
LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep: If your kids are crazy about LEGOs, try this Easter sheep set that even includes some tiny colorful Easter eggs.
Bunny Ear Ring Toss Game: If your kids are competitive, try this new twist on a ring toss game. They will have a hard time keeping a straight face as family tosses rings at their heads!
Easter Eggstravaganza Madlibs: Mad Libs is a hilarious somewhat educational word game that many kids from the 80s grew up playing. You write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories all about Easter.
Little Bunny Garden: A veggie garden that includes heirloom seeds (green beans, yellow summer squash, sweet baby carrots, crunchy red radishes, baby watermelon and little leaf cucumbers), starter soil, wood plant ID stakes, growing instructions, growing journal, pencil and 100% recycled fiber egg carton planter.
Dig Dino Eggs Kit: For kids who love a good project, this dino egg set requires them to play the role of paleontologist and dig out the dinosaurs individually.
Butterfly Farm Live Habitat: Do you have a child who is obsessed with insects? This butterfly farm has everything you need to allow them to watch caterpillars transform into butterflies. (Kit includes a voucher for caterpillars.) Best for ages 6+.
Pizza Herb Kit and Paintable Planter: Paint and plant your own small pizza herb garden with this kit that includes a tin planter, plastic liner, soil, 3 seed packets of basil, oregano and arugula, 6-color paint strip, 2 paint brushes, paint palette, 3 wooden plant markers, shovel and watering bottle.
Bunny Garden Terrarium Kit: This Easter-themed kit includes a terrarium jar with light-up lid, instruction booklet, vermiculite soil, blue sand, river rocks, wheatgrass and chia seeds, small bunny and Carrot house miniatures, removable stickers for decoration, spray bottle, and wooden stick to aid in planting the seeds. It’s best for kids ages 5 to 12.
Wooden Food Cutting Toys: What child doesn’t want to copycat his or her parents and use a knife?! This toy is ideal for kids ages 2 to 5 and includes 5 non-toxic wooden produce items, a wooden knife and a crate.
Nesting and Stacking Chick Eggs: Perfect for babies and toddlers, this nesting set is super cute and colorful for young kids. Kids will work on coordination skills as they match and stack the chicks. Just watch out for them knocking it over!
Gardening Memory and Sorting Game: This wooden Montessori game is the perfect seasonal gift for preschoolers to help reinforce memory skills, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
Find and Match Egg Set: Great for babies and toddlers, this 12-egg set encourages kids to match shapes and colors. It’s durable, classic and the pieces are big enough not to be a choking hazard.
What are your favorite non-candy Easter basket gifts to give your kids?