Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas - Little Rock Moms Network
Recently my hubby and I have noticed candy has been a big issue in our house, both with constantly asking for it and a bad attitude when told no. So with Easter sneaking up on us I’ve been racking my brain for fun NON-candy Easter basket ideas, and if you’re like me I love a good theme: holidays, birthdays, day of the week it doesn’t matter. So I’ve put together a list of 15 themed ideas as well as some general basket stuffers for different age groups.


  1. Spring
    • umbrella, rainboots, raincoat
  2. Summer/Backyard Fun
    • little chair, sunglasses, swim stuff, squirt gun, lawn games
  3. Gardening
    • seeds, gloves, watering can, tools
  4. Cooking
    • apron, cookbook, kids knives and utensils, cutting board
  5. Sports
    • ball, gear to go with it (shin guards, cleats, tees, glove, etc.)
  6. Princess
    • crown, dress up clothes and heels, scepter, doll
  7. Beach
    • swim stuff, shovels and pail, head lamp, nets, noodle, beach ball
  8. Science
    • experiment kit, safety goggles, lab coat, magnifying glass, tweezers
  9. Math
    • rubics cube, mankayla, flashcards, Phase 10, play money, cuisenaire rod
  10. Glam
    • make-up, nail polish, nail stickers, hair stuff, bath bomb, facemask
  11. Music
    • instruments, karaoke, light up speaker for dance party, metronome
  12. Construction
    • legos, magnatiles, tinkertoys, orange vest, hard hat, toolbelt, tools and box
  13. Doctor/Veterinarian
    • scrubs, doctor’s kit, stuffed animals
  14. Nature
    • binoculars, walking stick, map, compass, bug cage, magnifying glass, wild animal guide, net, journal
  15. Animals
    • I could go down a rabbit hole here with so many options. You could either get random small toys and books your kid loves, or you could go by theme such as: safari, insects, on the farm, etc.

All Ages Basket Stuffers

  • Chalk
  • Movies
  • CDs
  • Clothes/PJs
  • Accessories (jewelry, hats, backpack, etc.)
  • Water Bottle
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Coloring Book
  • Art Supplies
  • Board Games
  • Balls
  • Puzzles
  • Sensory Kits
  • Zoo or Other Museum Membership

Baby Basket Stuffers

  • Food Accessories (bib, spoons, plates, cups, etc)
  • Teethers
  • Bath Toys
  • Snacks/Food
  • Small Toys

Toddler Basket Stuffers

  • Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Play Do
  • Doodle Pad (regular or aqua)
  • Magnetic Dress – Up Sets (my fave are from Melissa+Doug)

Kid Basket Stuffers

  • Kites
  • Slime
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Cards or Card Games


  • Shopping for teens can be more challenging, but it really just depends on what your teen is into. Does she have a green thumb? Get some succulents. Love to watch YouTube on different make-up videos? Get a killer eye pallet. Really into golf? Get some tees, golf balls (trust me there can never be enough), and a new glove. You can always get a giftcard to their favorite restaurant or store. One other fun idea is get together with their friends’ parents and you each get a membership to something they all love or tickets to a concert coming to town!

What are you doing for Easter this year?

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