21 Things to Put in Baby’s Easter Basket That Aren’t Candy

If your house is like mine, by the time Easter morning rolls around, the last thing you want is more candy.


I love finding fun things that will delight my girls and also not leave them completely hopped up on sugar. The year that my older daughter was almost two, she ate dozens of jelly beans and then ran in circles around our kitchen island for nearly 20 minutes. Since then, we’ve tried to keep the candy to a minimum.

Here are 21 ideas of baby or toddler-friendly items to fill up that Easter basket or plastic Easter eggs.

  1. Bath toys
  2. Books
  3. Puzzle
  4. Plush toy
  5. Sippy cup
  6. Board books
  7. Music
  8. Pacifier
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Watercolors
  11. Stickers
  12. Crayons
  13. Dried fruit
  14. Sidewalk chalk
  15. Bubbles
  16. Hair clips
  17. Matching game
  18. Socks
  19. Play dough
  20. Granola bars
  21. Play jewelry
What are you putting in your child’s Easter basket?
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