25 Candy-Free Ideas for Easter Baskets

For many, Easter is synonymous with loads of chocolate bunnies, candy eggs and sugar-coated marshmallows piled into a basket delivered by the Easter Bunny. While you might be fine with leaving your little ones a few sweet treats on Easter morning, why not replace some of the sugary bounty with fun alternatives that are sure to be met with just as much joy. Here are 25 surefire picks for candy-free treats for the Easter basket.

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1. Sidewalk chalk (you can even make your own!)

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via Brit+Co.

 

2. Sticker books

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3. Bath toys

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via Boon

 

4. Rainbow Loom rubberbands

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via Etsy

 

5. Adhesive name labels (great for sticking on sippy cups, camp gear and even birthday gifts).

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via Sticky Monkey Labels

 

6. Coloring Books

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7. A new marker set for budding artists

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via Crayola

 

8. Twilight Constellation Night Light

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via Amazon

 

9. A kid’s subscription box

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via Kiwi Crate

 

10. Hair bows for little girls (even DIY!)

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via Tip Junkie

 

11. Swimwear for the upcoming summer months

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via Gap Kids

 

12. Swim essentials like goggles (we love these fruit-scented ones!)

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via FINIS

 

13. Nail polish and lipgloss pots. Piggy Paint makes a great all-natural polish in shades that are just right for kids.

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via Piggy Paint

 

14. Mini gardening gear – a watering can, pail and kid-sized shovel

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via Amazon

 

15. My First Garden Seed Pack, to go with the gardening tools!

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via American Meadows

 

16. Homemade gifts, such as this adorable bunny hand puppet

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via Amazon

 

17. Travel games or activities for a Spring Break road trip, try these downloadable activity sheets!

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via minitime

 

18. Special, handmade toys, like these colorful Fairy Rings from Etsy

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via Etsy

 

19. Giant bubble kit

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via Amazon

 

20. Festive snacks, like these goldfish wrapped in a carrot package

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via Reasons to Skip the Housework

 

In a pinch? These last-minute gifts can be easily purchased at a local store:

21. Jump rope or set of Jacks for outside play

22. An Easter or Spring book – or the latest release from a favorite series

23. Notebook or journal

24. A puzzle

25. Small toy, such as Hotwheels car,  Polly Pockets or My Little Pony doll

 

We’d love to hear what the Easter Bunny will be delivering to your house this year. Share with us your ideas and fun finds!