Non-candy Easter basket filler ideas

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If you’re tired of putting the same old things in the basket every year (chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, candy, candy, and more candy), then join me in filling Easter baskets with everything from handmade gifts to healthy snacks this year. I’m not keen on giving my 2-year-old candy anyways; she’s got enough energy as it is!

Consider some of these non-candy Easter basket filler ideas:

Non-candy snacks:

  • Goldfish
  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows (use a “bunny tail” baggie topper like this one)
  • Cuties Clementines
  • Squeezable apple sauce pouches


  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Craft supplies (paints, markers, crayons, etc – they are small enough to fit in a basket and provide endless entertainment)
  • Books
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Sand toys
  • Card games
  • Travel games
  • Gift certificates to movies or fast food (for the older kids)
  • Bath toys
  • Balsa wood air gliders (for the boys – these come flat for an easy fit and boys can assemble them)

Fun items:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Lip balms
  • Nailpolish
  • Character bandaids, toothbrushes, or toothpaste
  • Jewelry
  • Bathing suits
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip flops
  • Pajamas



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