Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas

Ok, yes I’m doing it again! 

I did it for Valentine’s Day now I’m doing it for Easter! 

All of the kids in our family get showered with candy at Easter. All of the aunts, uncles and grandparents get the kids chocolates. 

Then they get to do their Egg hunt and guess what….. More candy!!  

Last year I suggested we fill the eggs with some all natural fruit snack I found. After noticing all of the dirty looks I was getting, I got the hint… no one was on board with that idea lol!

We try to limit the candy The Easter Bunny leaves at our house because of the inevitable candy avalanche that is to come later in the day! 

This year we have the extra challenge of making an Easter basket for Emilia who will only be 5 months old at Easter. At Frankie’s first Easter he was 9 months old so we could include edible treats, no such luck this time!  

For Emilia we bought just a few things:

Hair accessories, teether, a pair of shoes, a rattle, a stuffed lamb and a little windup chick! (I couldn’t resist!)


Frankie’s basket was much easier, also Mike helped with his. That’s why you’ll notice the abundance of chocolate and candy in this one…..

For Frankie’s basket besides the candy we bought him:

A paintable bunny mask, bunny straws, paintable Easter magnets, a tic tac toe game, Easter slinkies, hopping frogs and a pack of markers.


Here is a list of some more things to add into your little ones Easter basket this year! 

  • Bubbles
  • Bunny Ears 
  • Activity books
  • Bath toys
  • Play doh
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sippy cups
  • Crayons
  • Playing cards
  • Board books
  • Nail polish
  • Puzzles
  • Beach toys
  • Jump rope 
  • Rattles 
  • Kite
  • Pjs
  • Bouncy balls
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Stickers
  • Stamp set
  • Headband/hat
  • Fun socks
  • Finger paint
  • Easter plate and cup
  • Finger puppets
  • Water gun
  • Toy cars

I hope I’ve helped all you parents with some fun new ideas for Easter this year!  Any other ideas you’d like to share? I would love to hear them! 




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