Looking for Easter basket ideas that aren’t candy this year? Look around department stores and you are bound to see expensive, pre-made Easter baskets filled with toys and candy. But who says you need an expensive basket full of candy to enjoy Easter?
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
In fact, there are many ways you can find or make frugal Easter gifts for your children. It’s not necessary to buy the expensive pre-made baskets if you use a little bit of creativity. You might be surprised to find your children actually prefer home-made baskets instead!
Rather than putting toys into the basket, why not give the children something educational? A great book, such as When God Made You, is an excellent way to add fun and value to a basket! Many small children enjoy coloring, so coloring books and crayons might be a good choice to place in their Easter basket. These can usually be purchased from discount or dollar stores for around a dollar. Here are 20 non-candy ideas that are sure to be a huge hit with your kids (including the two mentioned above). These ideas can be used for egg hunts or baskets!
- Flash Cards
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Garden Tool Play Set
- Nerf Football
- Silly Putty
- Stuffed Animals
- Bubble Bath
- Animal Crackers
- Goldfish (edible, not live fish!)
- Fruit Snacks
- Bunny Ears
- Lego Set
You can even add personal touch by writing a poem to let your child know how much you love them. Print it onto springtime scrapbooking paper or use calligraphy to write it out on parchment paper and place it into a handcrafted frame.
What’s your favorite non-candy Easter basket idea?
By the way, who says an Easter basket has to be in an actual basket? Find a toy pail or box with a lid which will be usable after the holiday has passed. Using odd containers also makes filling them much more fun.