Parents love getting their kids gifts, and Easter is no exception. When spring comes around, we all look forward to Easter egg hunts, dressing up, dyeing eggs, and filling Easter baskets with loads of goodies.
It’s a fun tradition that many families take part in.
The part many don’t enjoy, however, is the guessing game of how to fill their toddler’s Easter basket year after year. It’s easy to run out of ideas or get stuck in a rut of filling those baskets to the brim with sugary candy. Of course we want it to be fun and enjoyable, but we don’t want to load our tots up with sugar. We like to find unique ideas that aren’t the same as last years goodies, either.
Parents also collectively roll their eyes when it comes to junk Easter basket fillers. The kind that will end up on the floor to be stepped on by some poor, unsuspecting parent in the middle of the night. The kind that gets looked at and played with once before it’s forgotten at the bottom of the toy box. The kind that we toss in a gallon size zip baggie filled with other random toys to be sold at the spring yard sale. You know the ones.
We know you’d rather gift your kid with things that are fun and that gets plenty of use. So we went on the hunt for the best Easter basket fillers that toddlers would enjoy and that parents wouldn’t mind buying because they are super practical. We had to get creative (because we all know there is a ton of junk out there to sort through), but in the end we found some fun and unique gift ideas to fill those Easter baskets.
We’ve got what you need to make this year’s Easter basket for your toddler the best one yet! And the good news is it doesn’t involve candy!
Here’s our list of over 25 non-candy Easter basket ideas for toddlers.
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Personalized Easter Baskets
Nothing is more personal than a personalized Easter basket! Snag one of these bags or baskets and have your child’s name printed right on it. No more getting their basket mixed up with all the other kids’ baskets. It’s the perfect way to make Easter special for your little one.
Every toddler loves art! Let’s help them keep it off the walls and on paper and canvas where it belongs. Get creative filling your tots Easter basket this year and make it colorful and filled with fun art supplies they can play with again and again.
Crenstone Easter Egg Chalk Set for KidsMelissa & Doug Double-Sided Magnetic Tabletop Art EaselMelissa & Doug Easel Pad Bundle 50 Sheets 2-PackAoile 12PcsEaster Egg Stamper Toy SetALEX Toys Little Hands First ScribbleCrayola Washable Palm Grasp Crayons8-pack Washable Dot MarkersKuuqa Waterproof Children’s Art Smock
Things to Wear
Grab some cute tees and a fun pair of bunny socks and they’ll be ready for their Easter egg hunt in style. The bunny ears just make it even more adorable.
It doesn’t get any more practical than things to eat with. In keeping with the theme of Easter, these bunny plates, cups and utensils are the perfect Easter basket gifts to delight your toddler. Don’t forget the water bottle, which can be used for school or anytime they want to carry a drink with them.
Bath & Personal
It’s never too early to teach personal hygiene. And the best way to start is by making it fun! With bath paints and bath toys, they’ll be begging to take more baths!
Of course books are always in style. Don’t forget to grab some fun Easter themed titles to put in your tots Easter basket. And then snuggle up together and read as a family.
Modern kids love their gadgets, and Easter is the perfect time to slip a few in their basket as gifts. Thoughtful and practical, a tablet can be used in many different ways to entertain a toddler and to enhance their learning.
You can create a themed basket by sticking with one category or grab a few things from each category to fill your toddlers Easter basket. Either way, we are sure anything you choose will be practical and your tot will love it!