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Easter Treats Without the Sweets: Non-Candy Basket Fillers for Kids and Teens!

Can you believe Easter is almost here?


Every year as I’m putting together Easter baskets for my 6 kids I’m always thinking beyond the traditional candy-filled baskets and I try to give them more creative and useful items instead.


Here are all of my best non-candy basket filler ideas that are sure to be a hit with your kids, tweens & teens! Whether you've got toddlers or teenagers, there is something for everyone on this list. I've also made a printable for your Easter shopping trips with ideas for each age group. Don't forget to download and print it out!


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For Toddlers 

Play-Doh Springtime Pals: Spark your toddler's creativity with this adorable set. Perfect for little hands eager to explore and create. 


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Sidewalk Chalk: Chalk makes a great outside activity to keep kids occupied and channel their creativity!


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Bubble Wands: Bubble wands are amazing for endless outdoor fun. A great way for your littles to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful spring weather! 


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Happy Easter, Mouse! Board Book: Join Mouse from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” in an Easter egg hunt. This board book is such a cute way to teach colors and celebrate the holiday. 


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Peppa Pig’s Egg-citing Easter! Activity Book: Packed with puzzles and stickers, it’s perfect for your little Peppa Pig enthusiasts to stay engaged and entertained. 


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Crayons: You can never have enough crayons, so this makes a perfect basket filler! 


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Stickers: You can never go wrong with a pack or two of stickers, and these bunny and chick Easter stickers are just so fun! 


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Gray Bunny Stuffed Animal: Gift your toddler a soft and cuddly gray bunny this Easter, perfect for snuggles during nap time. 


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Finger Puppets Bath Toys: Turn bath time into an adventure with colorful finger puppets. 


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For School-Age Kids 

Kinetic Sand Easter Egg Surprise: A great way to encourage sensory play through creative molding and shaping.


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Paint-Your-Own Easter Eggs: This kit is a great hands-on painting and decorating activity! 


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Bunch O Balloons: Prepare for laughter and excitement with these self-tying water balloons, perfect for an afternoon of outdoor play and friendly competition. 


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Squishmallows Blind Easter Plush: Surprise them with a mystery Squishmallow, a soft and cuddly stuffy!


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LEGO Creator Easter Bunny:  Build a poseable Easter Bunny and colorful eggs, a creative project that’s both fun and rewarding. 


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Franklin Sports Throw ‘n Stick: A game that combines fun with physical activity, perfect for playing outside. 


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Pop It Go Game: This portable game is perfect for keeping tiny hands busy and minds active, with varied gameplay modes to maintain interest. 


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Make it Mini Balls: These Mini Food Collectibles are tiny food-themed toys and are perfect for school-age kids who love imaginative play. They'll have a blast creating their own mini diner scenes and dreaming up tasty adventures. 


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Swim Goggles: Swim goggles make a fantastic addition to any Easter basket, perfect for kids who love swimming and splashing around, and they will be prepared for that warm summer weather.


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For Tweens 

Paper Mate Felt Pens: Add a splash of color to their school work or creative projects, making writing and drawing even more fun. 


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Gel Pens: Sprinkle some color into your tween's Easter basket with these Yoobi's 30-pack gel pens set! Perfect for doodling, journaling, or adding flair to school projects.


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Sunglasses: Perfect for sunny adventures with friends or lounging in the backyard, these shades add a cool vibe to any outfit while protecting their eyes. A must-have accessory for sunny spring days! 


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Intergalactic Thinking Putty: Hands-on way to relax and play, perfect for stretching, molding, and bouncing!


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Skullcandy Wired Earbuds: Give the gift of music with some new earbuds, so they can enjoy their favorite tunes!


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Throwable Paintballs: Washable paintballs, such a fun way to get those tweens outside!


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Hair Ties & Hair Clips: Hair accessories are an excellent basket filler because they are both practical and can be really fun for girls of any age! Check out these hair ties and clips.




LED Bike Wheel Lights: How fun are these lights for bikes? Perfect for a nighttime bike rides.


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My Look Positive Vibes Beaded Creations: Lots of room for creativity and fun that will keep your tweens busy for hours. 


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Phone Charger Bank: Whether they're snapping photos, playing games, or staying connected with friends, you can’t go wrong with adding a portable charger to their basket so they never miss a moment of fun.


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Jewelry: Add a cute necklace or earring to your tween's Easter basket! 


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Swimsuit: Get prepared for warm weather by adding in a new swimsuit!


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For Teens 

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Set: A practical gift they will love!


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Stanley 20oz Tumbler: Encourage their hydration in style with a durable tumbler, ideal for their busy, on-the-go lifestyle. 


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3’ Lighting USB-a Cable: You can never have enough chargers, so why not add one to their baskets?


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Phone Accessories: Teens will always love new phone accessories, so a new phone case is the perfect addition to throw in their basket.


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PopSockets Magnetic Phone Wallet with Grip: This magnetic PopWallet is such a fun and practical phone accessory!


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Nail Polish: Nothing says spring vibes like a cute pastel nail color!


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Beach Towel: Perfect for hitting the beach or pool, it's a must-have for soaking up the sun with friends!


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Plush Easter Eggs Throw: Add a cozy but fun touch to their room with a plush throw, perfect for lounging and studying. 


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Mascara: The perfect addition to a makeup loving teen's Easter basket!


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Hand Lotion: Treat your teens with a moisturizing hand lotion! Perfect for keeping skin hydrated and soft, it's a small but great addition to their Easter basket that they'll appreciate. 


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Gift Card: Whether they want to splurge on their favorite clothing store, grab some delicious treats, or download the latest music, a gift card allows them to pick something they truly love, making it a fun and personalized addition to their basket.


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I hope this list helps you as you're planning your family's Easter baskets this year! Don't forget to download the FREE printable to take along on your shopping trip to help keep these ideas for each age group handy!



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Happy Easter shopping!


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