10 Non-Candy Ideas for Easter Baskets

Easter is a big holiday in my family because it usually lands on my mom’s birthday. This year it is actually on my niece’s birthday and I’m sure it will eventually fall on Tinley’s birthday. Never the less we try to make it a fun day for the whole family to enjoy.

This is Tinley’s first Easter and I wanted to have an Easter basket she can really enjoy sans candy. I am going to try to keep candy out of the whole festivities but my jelly bean loving husband might make that difficult.

New Outfit: I always received a new outfit and hat for Easter to wear on the day. It was our “nice” outfit that we ended up ruining during the muddy egg hunt. I looked forward to getting my new outfit and I plan on passing that down to my daughter. The Hair Bow Company sent me her Easter outfit this year and it is just too darling! They have outfits and tutus for all occasions and have become one of my favorite online stores. They also have a love for red-hair so that could be why I am so infatuated with them, but their tutus are seriously the most adorable things I have ever seen!

Puffs/Squeeze Pouches: This is a little treat without being cavity creating candy. Tinley is a big fan of puffs, especially blueberry, so you know there may be one or five in her basket this year. For bigger kids applesauce squeeze pouches are amazing for a fun treat. They love being able to just grab it and go. This is something they can eat with the baby and she loves eating the same thing as her cousins.

Bubbles: This might get a little messy but it is too much fun not to add it to the basket. We love the big bubble wands so we can just let the wind blow the bubbles. It is really easy to personalize with a little bit on vinyl too.

Stuffed Animals: Tinley is obsessed with the FlipAZoo animals after she got one for Christmas and they have a wide range of them available at Walmart. They are a fun alternative to just your basic stuffed animals but if you want to get them a big stuffed bunny then you do you boo boo. I also love the stuffed animals with the crinkle ears for Tinley because it’s a new sound and texture for her to play with and it is a good cogitative learning toy.

Pajamas: I am big fan of giving clothes for holidays! Easter is no exception and they make some pretty cute spring jammies! I love everything from Carter’s and Old Navy. They have a wide range of sizes so it is easy to get the right size for everyone.

Bows: It’s no surprise that I am a bow hoarder, for Tinley of course. You best believe there will be some new ones in her basket this year and maybe my nieces’ as well. I just love them oh so much and there are such a variety of them, the combinations are almost endless. My favorite shop right now is Zellie Bows, her bows are so soft and they are the most unique I have found so far. I am also a big fan of Lilly Belle Market she is always running specials on Instagram so make sure you check her out. If you really wanted to wow the little girl in your life you could also sign up for a bow subscription, which you know I did, Little Poppy Co. sends three bows every month that are just darling!

Knitted Hat: In the Midwest a beanie is still needed well into April. I am obsessed with Pine and Poppy Shop and sing their praises every day of the week! Her spring colors are amazing and I may have to get Tinley a mint one with a golden pom because the combination is just too cute! She also makes little bonnets which are darling on any little one. If you haven’t already check out this amazing handmade shop!

Board Books: We are big fans of reading around here so we have to get Tinley some new books for her basket. I’m thinking maybe a few Peter Rabbit’s or The Toad and the Frog, something to switch up her little library you can only read Goodbye Moon so many times.

New Cup: Believe or not when shopping with Tinley she wanted the cup I picked up over the stuffed animal. It’s fun having a new style of cup or just a different color. So if you’re transitioning this will be the perfect time to throw in a new cup like a 360 cup or even a regular cup with a straw. Target has some really cute ones for a dollar as well as some other fun Easter goodies so just wipe them out!

I really cannot wait to assemble Tinley’s Easter basket this year and watch her dig into it without having to worry about her chocking on a jelly bean. What are you putting in your Easter baskets this year?

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15 thoughts on “10 Non-Candy Ideas for Easter Baskets

  1. I love non-candy ideas! Thank you! I have two redheads myself, so we’re in good company. 😉 I used to put some of those items in their Easter baskets as well. Someday I’ll have grands and will use your ideas. Take care!

  2. These are all such cute ideas! We always end up eating way more chocolates than intended, but it’s only one day. If you like jelly beans, try the Starburst brand… they are the best out there!

  3. so many adorable ideas for easter! I always remember my mom used to always have an easter basket for me (even though we’re jewish!!!) haha – it was part of the novelty but she’d fill it w/ some candy, but also other small, little non candy treats and I always loved the sentiment – I still hold it so special in my heart! thanks for sharing this and reminding me of a lovely memory xx Bee

  4. so many adorable ideas for easter! I always remember my mom used to always have an easter basket for me (even though we’re jewish!!!) haha – it was part of the novelty but she’d fill it w/ some candy, but also other small, little non candy treats and I always loved the sentiment – I still hold it so special in my heart! thanks for sharing this and reminding me of a lovely memory xx Bee

  5. How cute!! I can’t wait until I have little ones so I can treat them with their Easter baskets 🙂 These ideas are great so they don’t get on a sugar-high.

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