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March 15, 2021

15 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas


Hi There! I’m Talia! I’m a Milwaukee photographer and a mom and today I’m sharing some of my favorite non-candy Easter basket ideas, most of which we purchased for our own kiddos for their Easter baskets this year and a few other bonus ideas as well! We tried to go with a lot of non-candy easter basket ideas to avoid the sugar addicted toddler meltdowns that tend to happen after Easter.

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At the end of the post, I’ve shared some photos of our favorite Easter activities from years past!

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

  1. Jellycat bunny! We got V this grey/brown multi colored one, but I also love the white one and the grey one (we already own both of those)

2. A Movie : We do family movie nights every Sunday at our house so getting a new movie is always a family favorite for us! I linked a couple of our favs

3. Reusable water coloring book: Ramsey loves these and they are the perfect size to toss in the diaper bag and take along anywhere we go!

4. Books: Here are a few of my favorites- the first two are the ones we got for the kids this year

5. An egg painting kit- such a fun craft for little ones of any age! And it makes fun decor for your house for future years too!

6. Sidewalk chalk: spring is here and sidewalk chalk is fun for kids of all ages!

7. Stickers: Ramsey loves animals so much so stickers like this are always fun for him. Although, be prepared to find stickers on everything in your house haha!

8. A nice teether for baby! We have the peach colored one for V and she loves it. It’s the perfect size for her little hands

9. Fruit leather: my kids loveee these!

10. Bows and/or bib

11. Sun bonnet for baby!

(or a ball cap for older kiddos and toddlers)

12. Playdough!

13. Plush Cloth doll: We bought this little ballerina doll for a friend and it is SO sweet! Definitely recommend!

14. Bubble Maker

15. Stainless steel water bottle: we have two of these for Ramsey and we love it! Easy to clean, great colors, non-toxic!

Bonus! Our kids are both obsessed with these!

Easter Memories from Past Years

Here are a few of our favorite Easter memories and we cannot wait to make new ones this year with our little Valley too! Hope you found some great non-candy Easter basket ideas from this post!

2017: Ramsey’s first easter! These were taken in my parents’ backyard!

2018: we spent easter on the beach so I took a quick photo of Ramsey with his stuffed bunnies before we left

toddler boy with stuffed Easter bunnies

toddler on beach on easter break\

2019: we did all of the traditional Easter activities- we did an Easter egg hunt near Milwaukee, dyed eggs and went to my Aunt’s for a big meal

easter photo of toddler

mom and child eating easter eggs

easter eggs dyed bright colors

2020: Easter, quarantine style, at home with a backyard Easter egg hunt too. And my aunt brought over some of my Grandma’s easter bunny cookies that she makes every year.

easter basket full of colorful easter eggs

easter bunny cookies

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