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18 adorable Easter basket stuffers (that aren’t candy)

Do you really want to hand your child a basket of candy first thing in the morning?

Chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, jellybeans — when we think Easter baskets, we inevitably think of candy. If you’re hoping to avoid the sugar rush this year, there are still plenty of thoughtful treats that can make their Easter basket memorable. Whether the Easter Bunny is filling a basket for a toddler or a teen, these candy-free Easter basket ideas will be a hit.

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Non-candy Easter basket ideas

From interactive toys and books to treats that encourage outdoor fun, kids of all ages will be excited to see these in their Easter baskets.

  • Stuffed animals: Younger kids will love snuggling with a new plush toy, especially if it’s a spring- or Easter-themed bunny or duckling.
  • Arts and crafts: Kids and teens alike can unleash their creativity on coloring books or painting projects. Stickers are also a big hit with all ages. Clay, putty or even magnetic toys let them stretch their imaginations to create three-dimensional art.
  • Building toys: Mini LEGO sets or other engineering toys keep kids busy while helping them develop concentration and creativity.
  • Jewelry: Receiving personalized jewelry, whether it’s a beaded bracelet for a young child or an elegant necklace for a teen, helps make Easter special.
  • Get outdoors: Spring brings nicer weather and including outdoor-centric toys in Easter baskets helps kids get some fresh air. Consider sidewalk chalk, a jump rope, kids gardening tools or bubbles.
  • Think party favors. If you have a lot of baskets to fill, consider party packs of smaller treats that can be split up. Mini bubbles, art supplies, fidget toys and more often come in multiples, making them affordable and easy to divvy up.

Best candy-free Easter basket stuffers for toddlers

Toddler holding GUND Baby Lamb Plush

GUND Baby Lamb Plush

This snuggly plush lamb toy is made from 100% recycled materials and it’s machine-washable. At 13 inches long, it’s the perfect huggable size. Kitty, duckling and puppy plushes are also available.

GUND Flora Bunny Animated Plush

GUND Flora Bunny Animated Plush

Press the left foot of this interactive plush rabbit toy and watch it play peek-a-boo with its floppy ears. The other foot activates song mode, letting the bunny sing and flap its ears.

 Two children playing with ArtCreativity Light-Up Bunny Bubble Wands in yard

ArtCreativity Light-Up Bunny Bubble Wand

This flashy bubble wand features a light-up bunny face and plays music, making bubbles even more entertaining for little ones. It comes with batteries and a bottle of bubbles, as well as a bonus sheet of Easter-themed stickers.

Kid Made Modern Sidewalk Chalk

Kid Made Modern Sidewalk Chalk

Enjoy a spring day outside with this set of bunny-shaped sidewalk chalk. Their chunky shape makes them easy for little hands to use. The set comes with five individually wrapped colors.

Best candy-free Easter basket stuffers for young children

Educational Insights Playfoam Easter Eggs

Educational Insights Playfoam Easter Eggs

Kids can crack open these eggs to reveal sensory, sculptable craft foam that lets them play creatively. The set of four eggs also comes with stickers for kids to customize their eggs.

Just Play Disney Junior 6-Pack Surprise Eggs

Just Play Disney Junior 6-Pack Surprise Eggs

These eggs hide an assortment of six Disney characters, plus corresponding stickers. Choose from three kid-favorite themes: Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse or Stitch.

Wikki Stix for Doodlers Pack of 24

Wikki Stix for Doodlers Pack of 24

Create reusable, peel-and-stick art with these unique crafting toys. The soft, moldable sticks can be shaped and pressed into any form they can imagine, including 3D shapes, with no mess.

Doodle Hog Bunny Squishy Painting Kit

Doodle Hog Bunny Squishy Painting Kit

This kit comes with a blank foam squishy, along with four paint pots and a brush so kids can decorate it however they like. The oversize squishy measures 4 by 5 inches and expands with relaxing slowness.

LEGO Easter Rabbits Display Set

LEGO Easter Rabbits Display Set

Fans of LEGO will love putting together this festive scene, which includes two rabbits, spring flowers and colorful Easter eggs. The finished set measures nearly 4 inches tall. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights

Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights

Biking is even more fun with light-up wheels. Available in 12 colors, these waterproof lights install easily and help keep the rider safe, thanks to constant and flashing light modes.

Try Not To Laugh Challenge Easter Joke Book

“Try Not To Laugh Challenge” Easter Joke Book

See which kid cracks up first as they work their way through more than 275 Easter-related jokes. The book also includes riddles and one-liners, as well as simple rules for the game: If you make someone laugh, you get a point.

Hot Wheels Mystery Models Surprise Toy

Hot Wheels Mystery Models Surprise Toy

Inside this surprise package is a mystery 1:64-scale Hot Wheels car or truck. With dozens of different themes available, as well as rare or super-rare vehicles, they can look forward to adding something new to their collection.

Best candy-free Easter basket stuffers for tweens and teens

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

With its luxurious texture and sweet candy fragrance, this nourishing lip mask is a special treat for chapped lips. The cult-favorite mask is made with rich, protective ingredients, such as coconut oil and shea butter.

QAQcew Fidget Pen

QAQcew Fidget Pen

This pen breaks down into a collection of magnetic cylinders and spheres, which can be reassembled into all kinds of sculptures to boost creativity and focus. The rainbow-hued metal finish is perfect for Easter.

BYOMA So Hydrating Trio

BYOMA So Hydrating Trio

Perfect for a teen who wants to start exploring skin care, this set comes with three hydrating products that boost the skin barrier. Start with the Cream Jelly Cleanser, then follow with the Hydrating Serum and the fast-absorbing Moisturizing Gel Cream.

UMAGICBOX Personalized Name Necklace on white background

UMAGICBOX Personalized Name Necklace

This necklace can be customized with their name, as well as 14 font options and five chain styles. It’s made from 18-karat-gold-plated hypoallergenic stainless steel and comes in a protective jewelry bag.

Stepup Sox Takis Socks

Stepup Sox Takis Socks

Perfect for a teen obsessed with spicy Takis, these socks feature a photorealistic print of Takis packaging. The unisex socks best fit men’s shoe sizes 6 to 10.

Squishmallows Squishville Mystery Stuffed Animal Eggs

Squishmallows Squishville Mystery Stuffed Animal Eggs

Hidden inside these surprise capsule eggs are tiny 2-inch plush Squishmallow characters. Each one comes with a fashion item that can be used to dress up other mini Squishmallows.

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