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Jelly beans and chocolate bunnies are easy basket-fillers. But if you’re looking for non-candy Easter treats, we’ve got a perfect list of spring 2021 offerings to take your kids’ baskets up a notch or two.
Delight your little one with the latest toys, crafts, stuffies, and more. Pop a couple of our suggestions into that basket along with the sugary treats, and voila, the Easter Bunny wins the day! And when you see the look on your little chick’s face, you’ll feel like you’ve won Easter too. So get crackin’ and start putting together the best basket ever.
1. For the one who loves to draw: Chalk eggs
Pop a carton full of artistic potential into your little one’s Easter basket. Bigjigs chalk eggs come with six sizable rainbow eggs, perfect for preschool hands. We love their clever packaging and quality.
2. For the one who loves to dress up: A bunny bonnet and tail
If your child is young enough to agree to wear a bunny bonnet don’t miss out on this golden photo opportunity. Order this adorable set from Hijinks Costumes. It even includes a fluffy tail—think of the photos! But don’t just do it for the ‘gram; your kiddo will love dressing up. Available in dusty violet, ochre, or ivory organic cotton.
3. For the one who loves a classic toy: A great glider
This 22-inch styrofoam airplane is a kids’ classic and it’s a perfect Easter basket addition. Assembling (with glue and included stickers) is its own fun activity. When the plane is dry, kids can take it out and watch it soar.
4. For the one who loves surprises: A basket of Hatchimals
Kids who collect colorful Hatchimals figurines will love the line’s new Spring Basket. Open the pastel eggs and discover five Hatchimals, plus three mini pets. The reusable basket is a fun bonus.
5. For the one who loves to create: Build-a-bunny
Kids can create their own Easter bunny with this 3-D building set from Plus-Plus. The 15 chunky pieces fit back in the tube when your child is finished playing. This is a great STEM set for preschoolers.
6. For the one who loves stuffed animals: A Peter Rabbit plush
This super-soft Peter Rabbit plush is a great basket addition for even the littlest kids. Beatrix Potter’s bunny hero is 11 inches tall and sports his signature blue coat.
7. For the one who is a beach baby: A bucket and play set in one
Easter is a great opportunity to gift warm-weather gear, which is why we love sand toys like this adorable Playmobil set. The 1.2.3. line is made for toddlers and preschoolers, who will no doubt enjoy the Ice Cream Shop set. It includes a bucket and scoop, as well as figurines, cone molds, a sieve, and more.
8. For the one who is an L.O.L. fan: A new fashion doll
The new line of L.O.L. Surprise OMG fashion dolls includes four new dolls: Virtuelle, Major Lady, Miss Royale, and B-Gurl. Each 10-inch doll comes with 15 surprises, including clothing, accessories, and a black light to show off her unique style.
9. For the one who loves Paw Patrol: Moto Pups vehicles
If you’re one of the many parents with a child obsessed with the animated series Paw Patrol, this toy makes Easter basket-filling easy. The new Moto Pups vehicle collection is available just in time for spring holidays. There are seven different vehicles in all, so the Moto Pups can cruise around the egg hunt in style.
10. For the one who loves to craft: A DIY bunny garden stone
Tuck this craft set into your little one’s basket and create a lasting Easter memory. The set includes a seven-inch stepping stone, brush, and six paint colors to customize your bunny.
11. For the one who loves horses: A Spirit doll and horse set
If your child is a fan of the Spirit series, pick up one of these sets. Each comes with a 7-inch doll (Abigail, Pru, or Lucky) and her beloved horse, along with a brush and Miradero Festival accessories—just like in the upcoming movie Spirit Untamed.
12. For the one who loves an original: Wind-up chicks and bunnies
Don’t forget to pop a couple of fuzzy, wind-up chicks and bunnies into your child’s basket. This pack of 12 includes colorful critters and plastic eggs—score! Wind them up and watch them bounce around. Party company Joyin has plenty of other pre-filled eggs for your basket or hunt, too.
13. For the one who loves flowers: A paper flower craft set
Why should eggs get all the fun? Crafting paper flowers is a great Easter activity, and Crayola’s set has the added benefit of STEAM learning. The kit includes materials to make 12 colorful flowers for a perfect Easter bouquet.
14. For the one who loves superheroes: A gooey Batman
DC Superheroes get squishy with some help from the Heroes of Goo Jit Zu line. Choose from Batman, The Flash, or Superman then squeeze away! The figures can stretch up to three times their original size. The best part is that kids get all the fun of slime and goo, but you get none of the mess.
15. For the one who loves to go wild: Festive tattoos
Artist Suzy Ultman’s whimsical designs will brighten any Easter basket. A colorful panda, tea pot, pencil, and strawberry are just part of this sweet temporary tattoo set.
16. For the one who dreams of being royalty: A Queen Mouse
A whimsical Maileg stuffed mouse makes a magical basket addition. And Queen Mouse is an inspired choice with her mint frock and glittery crown.
17. For the one who loves playing outdoors: Bubble blast
Glove-A-Bubbles are bubbles created with a wave of your hand. The solution comes in the glove bag so kids are all set to play.
18. For the one who loves technology: A Nano Drone
A Sky Viper Nano Drone has all the excitement of a remote control drone, but its small size (7-by-2.5 inches) makes it a great Easter basket addition. Pop in three AAA batteries (not included) and fly this little guy around inside.
19. For the one who loves unicorns: A mystical foal
Schleich has just released six different baby unicorn figurines sure to delight fantasy fans. The foals come in a variety of bright colors and glittery styles.
20. For the one who loves a warm bath: A bunny towel
This sweet, hooded bunny towel is one Easter inclusion your kiddo is sure to get plenty of use from. The Liewood Augusta rabbit towel comes in gray, mustard, and rose.
21. For the one who loves to get festive: Egg decorating fun
Markers, paint sticks, chalk, stickers, paint pods, and temporary tattoos make up this ultra-fun art set. Use the materials from OOLY’s Faux Egg Decorating Bonus Box on eggs, or create some out of paper.
22. For the one who loves to take toys on-the-go: Mini Calico Critters
Add a dose of cute to your child’s Easter basket with a Calico Critter set. These mini carry cases contain a baby Calico Critter as well as something fun for them to play with. Which one will you get?
23. For the one who loves to smash stuff: Mini monster trucks
Easter may be all pastel sweetness and bunnies, but we didn’t forget about the kids who would prefer to watch trucks smash things. Hot Wheels’ new Monster Truck Tredz feature giant tires and pull-back action. Look out for new vehicle styles this spring.
24. For the one who loves fairytales: Story cubes
This ingenious set of six story cubes makes it easy to make up stories anywhere. Just roll the cubes and fire up your imaginations. Rory’s Story Cubes are a unique Easter basket addition.
25. For the one who is going back to school: A Hello Kitty pencil case
Many schools around the country have returned to in-person learning. Celebrate with this adorable Hello Kitty pencil case! But this case isn’t just for school supplies, it’s also a play set for some itty bitty Sanrio figurines.
26. For the one who loves a great toy: A Slinky
Remember Slinky, the classic spring toy? Well chances are your kids have never “walked” a toy spring. Here’s their chance! Add this lo-tech classic to their Easter basket.
27. For the one who loves to save accessorize: A bunny coin purse
This sweet pink leather coin purse is stylish enough for kids to use year round. We love the pom pom tail.
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