20 Little (Non-Food) Gifts for Kids’ Easter Baskets This Year

updated Mar 9, 2023
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No matter how old your kids are, there’s something so endearing about the hide-and-seek of Easter morning. It’s like the excitement of un-stufffing Christmas stockings and a scavenger hunt rolled into one! This year, surprise your sweeties with a little something extra before the Big Hunt and fill their baskets with a few little items that will last long after Peter Cottontail has hopped off into the sunset. Whether it’s an easter-themed teether for your littlest bunny or a mind-bending code decipher your older kids will spend hours trying to crack, we rounded up 20 of the best little gifts that’ll take this years Easter basket to a whole new level, no matter if this is your kiddos first basket or their 10th. And no, none of these finds are edible gifts, because you’ve already got the chocolate bunny set, don’t you? Here’s to a very hoppy Easter for everyone!


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Even if they’re too little to chomp down on a chocolate bunny, HABA has you covered with this super cute Easter bunny teether. For ages 6 to 18 months, it’s small and lightweight enough for babes to hold on their own with lots of dimples for chewing satisfaction. It also makes a crinkling noise that encourages sensory exploration.

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Fat Brain Toys

Make sure the bittiest bunnies have something bright and shiny in their baskets to play with on Easter morning with this set of twelve vibrant, non-toxic, wooden beads strung together with elastic. Suitable for ages 3 months and up, this classic baby toy encourages manual dexterity and exploration as Baby clinks and shakes and explores the perfectly sized beads.

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Fat Brain Toys

This artful wooden stacking toy from Petit Collage could not be any cuter! Not only does it teach your child hand-eye coordination, but it will also look fabulous poking out of your little one’s Easter basket. In fact, it’s so adorable you’ll want to display it front and center in the nursery, play area, or maybe even your living room. Made from sustainable wood and painted with water-based, non-toxic paint, with sweet wool-felted ears, this is one bunny that is both eco- and baby-friendly!


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What could be cuter for the season than little egg-shaped crayons that are easy for chubby little hands to grasp? Children as young as 12 months can start to scribble with these non-toxic crayons, but expect them to last a lot longer than your regular ones: Each crayon is equal to 14 regular-sized crayons! One pack includes three crayons in the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue.

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Pop this little wooden toy car set into their basket this year and listen to the sweet sounds of “vroom vroom” as you hunt for eggs. Best for kids ages 18 months and up.

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PLUS PLUS puzzles offer endless hours of entertainment for kids and these jumbo-sized ones are ideal for smaller hands to play with. Perfect for kids ages 2 and up, this tube comes with 15 pieces including instructions to build a bunny. Kids can also mix and match to create a variety of designs, and these pieces are compatible with any other big PLUS PLUS puzzles. The tube is 11 x 2 x 2 so it will fit nicely into that basket full of goodies for Easter morning. Keep the tube for on-the-go fun and pack them for car rides, airplane trips, or even stash them in your purse for a “surprise!” while waiting at a restaurant.

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This nesting mama and baby bunny wooden toy will snuggle perfectly into your child’s Easter basket and will last for years to come. Made in the USA of painted wood, it rolls easily and looks sweet on a shelf to boot.

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Swap your usual basket with a little pretend-play picnic basket from ​​Olli Ella. The natural wicker tone of the handcrafted rattan basket gives off seriously vintage vibes and is just big enough (6"H x 9" L x 6"W) to hold a handful of treats and treasures, not to mention all those hidden eggs. Suitable for ages 18 months and up.

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The World of Eric Carle continues to grow and this year The Very Hungry Caterpillar is back exploring the world for a whole new generation of budding readers. In this new board book release, which will tuck just perfectly into any basket, you and your littles can celebrate the sights, sounds, smells, and shapes of spring.

Little Kids

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Fuzzy bunny ears are cute, but why not glam things up this year with a bejeweled crown fit for a royal egg hunt? Customizable for the ultimate Easter DIY project, this kit lets your kiddos be the kings and queens of their imagination for imaginary fun guaranteed to last well beyond the spring flowers.

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Ice cream scoops, rainbows, unicorns, rockets, and narwhals (of course!) will grace your kiddos’ forearms, hands, and — let’s be honest — face with these rainbow-bright temporary tattoos from Ooly. One pack contains three sheets of non-toxic tattoos that go on easily and last up to five days. Recommended for ages 3 and up (see face comment earlier in this paragraph).

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Wooden nesting dolls take on a cheerful spring theme with this sweet bunny set. Three bunnies un-nest to reveal a beautifully painted egg. The biggest bunny is just over 5 inches high, so the whole set will fit snugly into any basket but will also look just as sweet in a child’s room or nursery shelf.

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This set makes the perfect little Easter basket, chock full of sweet “marketing” goodies including a fresh baguette, a newspaper, flowers, lemonade, an apple, and more. There’s plenty of room to tuck in a few more Easter-themed candies or sweets, or tie a bow on it and make it an Easter gift as-is.

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A bendy, friendly little doll that fits just as perfectly in a dollhouse as it does in that Easter basket, this little 4-inch doll also loves to ride along in backpacks and pockets. For ages 3 and up, they fit in with any of the HABA Little Friends play worlds, houses, animals, and figurines.

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Celebrate springtime with this precious eight-piece miniature set which includes a tiny hutch, a rabbit run, three bunnies, carrots, a water bottle and dish, and a cute little log hideout. The set is part of Schleich’s Farm World line so it’s also compatible with several other too-cute sets (mini horses, anyone?). Ideal for ages 3 and up due to small parts.

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Hear us out — we know a toothbrush isn't the most exciting thing in the world, but these truly are a hit with kids (one of our editors has one and loves it!). These electric toothbrushes come in tons of designs to match each kiddo's interests (unicorns! dinosaurs!), and effectively yet gently clean all the hard-to-reach spots. The smaller-sized brush head is made for little ones, and it even comes with a rinsing cup and an hourglass timer, so you can be sure they are brushing for the recommended two minutes!

Big Kids

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One of the most beloved family games, Uno is easy to learn yet hard to win and this itty-bitty version is sure to make them squeal with delight. Deal a round or two at a stuffie-tea party or test your own hand-eye coordination with this miniature deck that is just right for petite play. Because of small parts, it’s not suited for kids under 3. The manufacturer’s recommended age for play is 8 and up, however, we’ve played Uno with our younger kiddos, so it depends on your child’s comfort level with this game!

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Let them try their hand at embroidery with this sweet little wooden keepsake. The kit comes with everything they need to decorate a wooden bunny with pretty floral designs including a way to hang it in their room with pride.

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A little stuffed bunny is a classic addition to any Easter basket but this year surprise the kiddos with a baby in disguise. This snuggly toy from Manhattan Toy features a plush baby doll wearing a sleep sack complete with adorable rabbit ears.

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Uncommon Goods

Give your little spies a chance to crack code instead of eggs on Easter with this little encryption device. Dating back to the times of Julius Caesar, the medallion lets your kids use the 2,000 year-old-technique to create a cipher code all of their own.

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Take advantage of all those spring showers with a cute little boat kit that kids can build on their own or that you can do together for some family bonding fun. The Terra Kids Cork Boat kit comes with everything you need to construct a working vessel made entirely of environmentally friendly materials. The suggested age is 5 to 10 years old but we think this can be a multi-generational toy. Bonus — It won the Best of Green Awards: Eco Family for 2021.