50 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Easter in Lake County

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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.

non-candy easter basket ideas

50 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

  1. Holiday-themed books (recommend Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure, A Beatrix Potter Treasury)
  2. Rabbit ears headband
  3. Hair bows or hair bands
  4. Puzzles
  5. Punch card or pass for local play place (Bella’s Bouncies, Jump America, Yu Kids Island, Round Lake Children’s Museum)
  6. Play-Doh
  7. Coloring/activity book and crayons (since everyone doesn’t already have 1,000 broken crayons in their home)
  8. Baseball or football card packs.
  9. Poster paints
  10. Rosary
  11. Bunny Hand Puppet
  12. Bath paints
  13. Silly straws
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Sidewalk chalk
  16. Bubbles
  17.  Spring-themed rubber duckie
  18. Jewelry or cross necklace
  19. Fun Easter socks
  20. Children’s-themed bible
  21. Jump rope
  22. Matchbox cars
  23. Resurrection eggs
  24. Shovel/pail
  25. Movie (recommend Veggie Tales Twas the Night Before Easter)
  26. Flower pot kit
  27. Voucher for special parent/child date.
  28. Surprise Eggs (and you don’t have to listen to the YouTube lady)
  29. Lego packs
  30. Glow sticks
  31. Music CD
  32. Board games
  33. Anything from Green Toys (100% recycled plastic made in the USA)
  34. Gardening gloves and supplies (shovel/rake)
  35. Adorable spring bonnet/hat
  36. Nail polish (Piggy Paint is non-toxic chemical free!)
  37. Stuffed bunny or other animals
  38. Musical egg shaker (or any other play musical instrument)
  39. Picture frame with a family picture
  40. Craft kit (beads, birdhouses, friendship bracelets, model cars)
  41. Subscription box (Tinker Crate, Doodle Crate, Kiwi Crate Little Passports)
  42. Can of toddler puffs snacks
  43. Silly Putty
  44. Ball (bouncy, basketball, football)
  45. Fun band-aids (The Avengers theme is big in our house)
  46. Coins/money
  47. Cheerios
  48.  Stickers
  49. Goldfish Crackers
  50. Clues to find their Easter Basket!
Credit: J. Burris 2015

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.

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50 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
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