Candy. Cute Baskets. Egg hunts. If you’re celebrating Easter and have kids, you know these things are part of the tradition. If you landed here, you’re probably looking for some Easter basket ideas to make your kids happy and get you through without giving them a huge sugar high. While it’s easy to get sucked into the candy aisle, there are other ways to make the little ones smile.
1. Mini Succulents
They’re little and cute, just like your kiddo. A mini succulent is a great gift that takes minimal effort to keep alive. Use it for a teaching moment, too. It’s a great way to teach responsibility. Maybe next Easter, they can upgrade to a puppy (kidding).
2. Watercolor Pens
Got a budding artist on your hands? These watercolor pens are refillable and your kids will have fun spelling their names and drawing pictures with different size tips. You do have to purchase the paint pigments separately, but the pens help keep the water contained. In other words: less mess. Everyone wins.
3. Gardening Kit
This kid’s garden kit is an upgrade from the mini succulents. It will help them learn how to grow their own flowers, but they also get to decorate the metal growing pot. It’s an educational gift that teaches them a little science and allows them to exercise their artistic side, stimulating both sides of their noggins.
4. Stylin’ Sunglasses
Maybe you’ve got a posh, sassy little girl or a stylin’, handsome young boy. They’re definitely going to need some new shades for the spring and summer seasons. These fashion sunglasses for girls make a great gift (and an adorable Instagram photo), but you might opt for a more gender-neutral style that’s super groovy.
5. Nail Polish
There comes a time in every little girl’s life (and yes, boys get in on the fun too) when nail polish is irresistible. Sneak some mini polishes into their Easter basket and treat them to their first manicure. Maybe this isn’t their first rodeo and you’d simply be adding to their collection, but hopefully, they’ll appreciate a little paint session either way.
6. Toy Time
Whatever they’re into right now, whether it’s “Frozen,” “Toy Story,” sharks or dinosaurs, there’s a fun toy or two match their obsession. Maybe a small but life-like T-rex will make a splash. Maybe an Elsa doll would be a huge hit in your household. Or maybe something totally out of the box like these LED light-up gloves could entertain them for hours.
You never know what little treasures your little ones will appreciate, so don’t lean on candy if you don’t want to. Of course, every kid will appreciate a sweet treat, but hopefully, these Easter basket ideas will help you balance out the sugar with some fun activities.
Shop the Easter collection here:
- Mini succulent
- Watercolor pens
- Paint pigments
- Kid’s garden kit
- Fashion sunglasses for girls
- Gender-neutral sunglasses
- Mini polishes
- Elsa doll
- LED light-up gloves
Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
Catherine Conelly is a former beauty and health editor turned freelance writer and content marketer. She’s written for Shape, Thrillist, PopSugar, and StyleCaster. Her work has also appeared on Forbes, Entrepreneur, the Glassdoor Blog, and Adidas Game Plan A.