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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

The Easter holiday is filled with amazing candy. But if you are looking for some non-candy Easter basket ideas, we have some great suggestions for you!

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With Easter coming up, you may be looking for some non-candy Easter basket ideas. While some candy is fun (especially in their eggs), I like to limit my kids’ candy intake by giving them items other than sugar in their baskets.

However, sometimes it can be difficult to come up with non candy Easter basket ideas, which is why we came up with this list.

You’ll find some great ideas you might not have considered below, guaranteed to please your child no matter the age.

The Best Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Here are simple non candy Easter Basket ideas that are easy to find, and won’t break the bank.  These non candy Easter gifts will be loved by all!

Coloring and Activity Books

There are so many great coloring and activity books to choose from! My kids’ interest in the type of coloring or activity book they want to do changes all the time so having a variety is helpful.

We have regular coloring books, books with mazes, dot-to-dot books (ones that go a little higher than 20 or A-Z), as well as color by number.

Putting any of these coloring or activity books in my kids’ Easter basket would definitely be a win, especially if I give them a new special pack of crayons or markers to go with it.

Crayola Twistables Crayons Coloring Set, Kids Indoor Activities At Home, 50 Count

Bubbles for Easter Baskets

With Spring in the air and summer close behind, bubbles make for a fun and inexpensive gift to put in an Easter basket. I’ve found that if I can limit the amount of time my kids spend trying to dip the wand in the bottle to blow the bubbles themselves, the longer they stay interested.

That’s why a bubble gun toy or a larger battery powered bubble blower is a great option. If your kids want to “do it themselves”, you can easily put together a bubble snake blower or create a giant bubble kit

Lacing Cards

One of my kids’ favorite activities to do is lacing cards. We have a few different sets, ranging in size and theme. Some we’ve bought and others I’ve made for them. You can often find them online, or even in the Dollar Spot at Target. They are great for quiet bags, church or riding in the car.

I like this DIY set from Sunshine & Munchkins that is Bible-themed to fit in with Easter, but you could easily make lacing cards out of any character or shape.

There are also lots of other great non candy options out there when it comes to lacing cards as well.

Melissa & Doug Lace & Trace Farm

Board and Card Games Non Candy Easter Gifts

The age of the child whose basket you’re filling is a factor when it comes to choosing board and card games. For ages 3-6, consider games such as Candyland, Chutes and Ladders and Hi Ho Cherry Oh!.

For ages 4-8, you can start looking into card games, such as Uno, or games like Guess Who?, Trouble and Jenga. I like picking games that help teach my kids how to use a strategy to win or where they have to be active.

Gift Cards, the Ultimate Non Candy Easter Gift

Does your child have a favorite place they like to go for a treat? If so, putting a gift card into their Easter basket might make a great little gift for them.

You could even turn it into a parent-child night so you can spend a little one-on-one time together! Another gift card option could be to give them money on a card for something your child is saving up for toys, video games, clothes and so on.

Magformers for Non Candy Easter Baskets

If you have children of multiple ages, Magformers are a great option for a non-candy Easter Basket.

Magformers Basic Set (30 pieces) magnetic building blocks, educational magnetic tiles, magnetic building STEM toy - 63076

These magnet based building blocks will are a great toy for children of all ages, and a great way for children of multiple ages to play together.

Best of all?  They build logic and thinking skills besides being just plain fun!

Small Light Easter Toys

For some inexplicable reason, this is one of my children’s favorite Easter toy ever.

ArtCreativity 3 Inch Chicken Puffers, Pack of 12, Chick Surprise Toys for Filling Easter Eggs, Easter Party Favors, Egg Hunt Supplies, Stress Relief Toys for Kids, Assorted Neon Colors

These little chickens are super squishy and adorable, and can be pulled and squeezed.

I picked some up last year, and for some strange reason, they were a huge hit.  We still have them around almost a year later, and the kids still play with them.

Non Candy Easter Eggs

There are a variety of small toys out there that come in Easter eggs.  These are a great substitute for candy filled eggs, and are fantastic for an Easter egg hunt.

FUN LITTLE TOYS 14 PCs Easter Eggs Prefilled with Mini Construction Vehicles Building Blocks, Easter Basket Stuffers, Easter Egg Fillers, Goodie Bag Fillers, Kids Prizes

These construction vehicle ones were a huge hit with my kids.

ArtCreativity 3 Inch Plastic Prefilled Easter Eggs with Stickers Inside - Set of 12 - Assorted Vibrant Colors - Fun Surprise Toys for Kids - Egg Hunt Supplies, Party Favors Toys for Boys and Girls

These sticker filled Easter eggs were also a big hit.

Slime Filled Easter Eggs

Not for the faint of heart, but did you know there are slime filled Easter eggs out there?

Rainbow Glitter Slime Filled Eggs (1 Dozen) Easter Egg Hunt Supplies, Birthday Party Favors & Prizes

We loved this selection with Easter colored slime!

Build Your Own Filled Easter Eggs

Did you know that empty Easter eggs come in all shapes and sizes?

ArtCreativity Jumbo Plastic Easter Eggs, Set of 4, Giant 8 Inch Empty Fillable Eggs for Big Toys, Assorted Translucent Colors, Oversized Egg Hunt Supplies, Easter Basket Goodies for Kids

You can buy larger empty Easter eggs and put anything you want in them, like small stuffed animals.

These Easter eggs are 8″, and we save them and re-use them every year for larger items.  You’ll be surprised what you can cram in an egg like that!

The Very Best Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

These are great non candy Easter Basket examples that will lead to tons of fun on Easter morning.  When you select from this list, no one will even miss the candy!

Non-candy Easter Basket Ideas

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Shani Ogden

Shani is a freelance writer, blogger and stay-at-home mom specializing in organization, family fun and activities, and DIY. When she isn't blogging or writing, Shani enjoys being out in the sunshine with her family, baking and bargain shopping.

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