75+ Easter basket ideas without candy

75+ Easter Basket Ideas without Candy

Parents look for Easter basket ideas without candy for many different reasons. Whether you’re trying to cut down on sugar or encourage kiddos to be more active or creative, we’ve got lots of Mom-, Dad- and Bunny-certified Easter basket fillers they’ll love. No candy—not a single jelly bean—needed.

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Easter basket ideas to celebrate spring  

It’s time to welcome sunnier skies, April showers, and spring activities with healthy Easter basket fillers. Look for these outdoor-inspired items.

  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Jump rope
  • Bubbles
  • Marbles
  • Jacks
  • Paddle balls
  • Kite
  • Seed packets
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Kid-sized garden tools
  • Home-team baseball jersey and cap
  • Crocs™ and Jibbitz™  shoe charms
  • Galoshes (these could even be the “basket”)
  • Umbrellas

Easter basket fillers for creative kids  

Substitute a craft-supply caddy for a traditional basket and fill it with everything kiddos need to express themselves.

Easter treats for a little bit of quiet  

Books are a favorite for Easter baskets without candy—and there’s something for everyone. Give them with accessories: bookmarks, nameplate stickers, highlighters, pens, or pencils.

Easter basket-sized toys and games  

Little toys can capture kids’ imaginations, keep them occupied on trips, and add to their favorite collections. For extra fun, try “blind bag” or “surprise bag” toys that keep the contents a secret until unwrapped.

  • Card games
  • Games and puzzles
  • Collectable cars
  • Miniature figures, animals and dolls (and accessories)
  • Wind-up toys
  • Video games
  • DVDs
  • Sensory toys (things kids can spin or squeeze)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Squishy stuff (Play Doh, Silly String, Silly Putty, and slime)

Cute versions of everyday items  

Special versions of practical items—such as a sparkly toothbrush or one featuring their favorite character—make fun (and useful!) non-candy Easter basket fillers.

Easter basket ideas with glam and bling  

The Easter bunny can deliver primping supplies or a spa treatment in a basket with these tween- or teen-appropriate choices.

  • Nail polish
  • Face masks
  • Lip gloss
  • Lip balm
  • Hair accessories
  • Hairbrushes or combs
  • Body spray
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Jewelry
  • Enamel pins

Make your own Easter basket with one of our creative DIY ideas or help the bunny deliver the goods in a piñata-inspired gift box instead. And if you enjoy making your own non-candy Easter basket treats, check out our free instructions for confetti-filled eggs, chunky yarn key chains or pinwheels.