If you are still reeling from the sugar highs of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Paczki Day, you are not alone. While the kids look forward to all of the chocolate and jelly beans that the sweet-toothed bunny will delight them with, let’s consider the alternatives. For your sanity, we present 50 ideas for non-candy Easter Baskets.
50 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
- Holiday-themed books (recommend Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure, A Beatrix Potter Treasury)
- Rabbit ears headband
- Hair bows or hair bands
- Punch card or pass for local play place (Bella’s Bouncies, Jump America, Yu Kids Island, Round Lake Children’s Museum)
- Coloring/activity book and crayons (since everyone doesn’t already have 1,000 broken crayons in their home)
- Baseball or football card packs.
- Poster paints
- Bunny Hand Puppet
- Bath paints
- Silly straws
- Sidewalk chalk
- Spring-themed rubber duckie
- Jewelry or cross necklace
- Fun Easter socks
- Children’s-themed bible
- Jump rope
- Matchbox cars
- Resurrection eggs
- Movie (recommend Veggie Tales Twas the Night Before Easter)
- Flower pot kit
- Voucher for special parent/child date.
- Surprise Eggs (and you don’t have to listen to the YouTube lady)
- Lego packs
- Glow sticks
- Music CD
- Board games
- Anything from Green Toys (100% recycled plastic made in the USA)
- Gardening gloves and supplies (shovel/rake)
- Adorable spring bonnet/hat
- Nail polish (Piggy Paint is non-toxic chemical free!)
- Stuffed bunny or other animals
- Musical egg shaker (or any other play musical instrument)
- Picture frame with a family picture
- Craft kit (beads, birdhouses, friendship bracelets, model cars)
- Subscription box (Tinker Crate, Doodle Crate, Kiwi Crate Little Passports)
- Can of toddler puffs snacks
- Silly Putty
- Ball (bouncy, basketball, football)
- Fun band-aids (The Avengers theme is big in our house)
- Goldfish Crackers
- Clues to find their Easter Basket!
Check out some of our local retail gems for items to fill your baskets!
- Brainstorm 625 Bridgeport Terrace, Lindenhurst | 847-265-0610 | Facebook
- Snickelfritz Toys 208 Hawthorne Center, Lower, Vernon Hills | 847-918-8160 | Facebook
Do you have other favorite Easter basket ideas? Please share in the comments.
Find more Easter Basket ideas at Easter in Lake County.
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