Easter is only a few weeks away and I’m here to share my favorite Easter basket ideas for kids of all ages, and even teens and adults, too! I’ve developed a fool-proof formula for filling Easter baskets with items they’ll love long after the Easter bunny hops away!
I rounded up over thirty items, plus Easter baskets to put them in, and broke down ideas into different categories to make it even easier!
The Best Easter Baskets
The Easter Bunny always filled the same basket, year after year, for me as I grew up. I wanted to do the same for my son so I chose a well-made basket that would last awhile. It’s also a basket that we can use for other needs throughout the year, if we want. A few favorite basket ideas:
- Felt bunny basket
- Market basket
- Basket luggy
- House basket
- White wire basket
- Wicker bunny baskets: Large Bunny Basket, Bunny Basket Without Handle, Gingham Bunny Basket
My Basket Filling Formula
I always include something to encourage creativity. Art supplies, craft supplies or imaginary play supplies are great options for any children, from toddlers to pre-teens. Consider items like:
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Felt balls
- Kinetic sand
- Waterwow book
- Cookie cutters
- Garden tools
- Magic wands
- Dress up accessories
- Play silk
Something to “Add” to a Collection
Since Easter baskets are usually filled with small items, this is a great time to add on to a collection or toy your child already has. Here are a few ideas:
- Toy cars
- Wooden train set pieces
- Play food
- Magnetic tiles
- Dollhouse furniture
- Doll clothes
- Nail polish
That way, you’re not getting those small plastic theme-y toys and things that don’t serve much purpose beyond the day of Easter. Instead, you’ll get something that they can play with or use for much longer!
Kill two birds with one stone and add something “practical” in the mix, since it’s something you know you’re going to have to buy anyway. For me “practical” means:
Something to Eat
Edible items or Easter treats are always a great addition because they’re budget friendly and consumable so they won’t need to find a storage spot in your home (or end up in the trash). Candy is always an Easter staple, but the edible easter basket ideas are endless!
- Chocolate bar
- Pancake mix
- Baking mix
- Fruit snacks
- Applesauce pouch
- Bunny crackers or pretzels
- Granola bars
Something Easter Themed
And of course, it’s always fun to add something Easter themed, too. If none of the above are already themed for the season, here are a few spring and Easter-centric additions:
Top Easter Basket Picks for Kids
Below you’ll find my top Easter basket ideas for kids this year. They span all price points and will hopefully give you a starting point for a few special items to include in your little ones baskets!
Goes without saying but since I made these selections based on a wide range of kids, be sure to review age recommendations on various items before purchasing!
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My Easter Basket Picks for Teens + Adults
Below you’ll find a few Easter Basket picks for teens and adults. I focused mostly on self care and craft-y items to help stay busy and calm during these crazy times. Some of these are “bigger ticket” items but would be super cute as the main or only feature of a teen or adult Easter Basket, alongside some sweet treats!
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Hope these ideas were helpful! If you have any other Easter Basket “staples” in your family, I’d love to hear about them below!!
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