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Easter is just around the corner, and for many families, that means it’s time to start thinking about creating special Easter baskets for their kiddos! Easter is always a fun time in our family. Not only do we get to celebrate the holiday, have fun with an egg hunt, and get little gifts, but it also seems like the time of year that we get to celebrate spring! Winter is seemingly behind us, and the warm weather makes it a wonderful time of year to enjoy as a family. 

With Easter coming, make sure to check out all the great Easter events on our Calendar! For even more great content, take a look at our Easter Headquarters page.

Celebrating Easter with a gift basket is a fun way to make the holiday extra special for the kiddos in your life. It can be as elaborate or as simple as you want, and they are so easy to customize. Plus, at least the way we do it, no wrapping paper! 

Whether you’re aiming for traditional treats or looking for unique surprises, we’ve got you covered with these delightful gift ideas to fill your Easter baskets!

Classic Chocolate Treats

Let’s start with the classics! No Easter basket is complete without some chocolate goodies. We love a traditional easter bunny, but we also love these fun Lindt Chocolate Carrots blended with Hazelnut! 

If you really want to think ahead one year, make sure to check out the clearance sales for Valentine’s candy after Valentine’s Day passes each year. 

Stuffed Animals

Another Classic Easter Basket gift! Soft and cuddly friends are always a hit with kids. Consider adding a cute plush bunny or chick to your Easter basket lineup. Not only are they adorable, but they also make great companions for imaginative play.

My daughter has this chicken that we love! While a chicken might not scream Easter, this stuffed animal fits the bill of spring and will be so loved. 

Art and Craft Supplies

Spark your child’s creativity with art supplies like colored pencils, markers, stickers, and coloring books. Not only will your child love them, but these items are things that parents would buy typically if they ran out! Plan ahead and make it part of their gift. 

We love this Bluey Easter Craft Book and this Easter Coloring Tablecloth. Your kids will love getting to color all over what seems like a giant coloring sheet! Plus, you get to use a very cute tablecloth later for Easter dinner! 

A ‘hood favorite for Easter is the Eggmazing Egg Decorator. So easy to use and great for decorating eggs without the mess of traditional dyes. 

Outdoor Toys

With spring at our fingertips, encourage outdoor play with toys like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, or a frisbee. These gifts not only promote physical activity but also provide endless hours of fun in the sun. Plus, again, it’s some of those items that you would buy come summer anyway! 


Fuel your child’s love for reading by adding a few age-appropriate books to their Easter basket. Books are always a perfect gift because of how important reading is for our kid’s development. 

There are so many great Easter books out there for kids of all ages! We love this lift-the-flap book about a Spring Construction Site or this lift-the-flap Bluey Easter book! 

If you are the parent of a baby or toddler, then you need to know about Sandra Boynton! Her books are a delight for children, PLUS they are fun for parents to read. She has an Easter Book your kids will love. 

For older elementary-aged kiddos, check out our article about 8 Books for Kids Who Dislike Reading. Any of these amazing books would be a great choice! 

Puzzles and Games

Challenge their minds with puzzles and games that are both entertaining and educational. Whether it’s a jigsaw puzzle, a board game, or a brain-teasing activity book, these gifts are sure to provide hours of family fun.

For toddler games, we love Don’t Break the Ice and Shark Bite

Activity Gifts

Encourage hands-on learning with DIY kits that allow kids to create and explore. From building kits to science experiments or even baking kits for making Easter treats together, there’s something for every young explorer out there! 

Spring Accessories

Help your child embrace the season with spring-themed accessories like sunglasses, hats, or hair items. This can easily become another gift of more “needed” items for summer!

Sun protection is important! If you have a little one in your family, check out this perfect sunhat for summer! 

Healthy Snacks

Balance out the sugary treats that the holidays can bring on with some healthier snack options like dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, or fruit pouches. Not only are these snacks delicious, but they also provide energy for all those Easter egg hunts and outdoor adventures.

Remember, the key to creating the perfect Easter basket is to tailor it to your child’s interests and preferences. Whether you stick to tradition or get creative with unique gifts, the most important thing is to fill their baskets with love and joy. 

Happy Easter ‘hood Family!