75+ Easter Basket Ideas without Candy

By Hallmark staff on February 23rd, 2022
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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

Celebrate the meaning of Easter

Connect children to the Biblical Easter story with a Jesus Lives picture book, stuffed doll or playset. Or inspire them daily with a book of devotions or prayers.


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.

  • Crayons
  • Markers and pens
  • Pencils
  • Paints and brushes
  • Stickers
  • Washi tape
  • Glue sticks
  • Notepads
  • Sketchbooks
  • Journals
  • Clay
  • Scissors
  • Hole punchers
  • Craft project kits

Easter treats for a little bit of quiet

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

  • Personalized kids’ books
  • Recordable storybooks
  • Story and pop-up books
  • Colouring books
  • Puzzle, crossword, sudoku, and word game books
  • Joke books
  • Comic books or graphic novels

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
  • Collectible 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 favourite character—make fun (and useful!) non-candy Easter basket fillers.

  • Toothbrushes
  • Night lights
  • Sippy cups or water bottles
  • Fun socks
  • Plastic bandages
  • Flip-flops or slippers
  • PJs for warm weather
  • Travel kits
  • Zipper pouches
  • Key chains
  • Backpack clips

Give money as an Easter surprise

Fill a plastic egg with change for little ones or and give older kids a gift cards for online games, music, movie tickets, or their favourite restaurant.


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
  • Jewellery
  • Enamel pins