27 best Easter gifts for kids

Lindsey Hunter Lopez
·8 min read
There's plenty of treats, trinkets, and costumes for your little one this Easter.
There's plenty of treats, trinkets, and costumes for your little one this Easter.

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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.

Get Bigjigs chalk eggs on Scandiborn for $9.99

2. For the one who loves to dress up: A bunny bonnet and tail

Best Easter gifts: Bunny costume
Best Easter gifts: Bunny costume

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.

Get a Bunny bonnet and tail at Hijinks Costumes for $45

3. For the one who loves a classic toy: A great glider

Best Easter gifts: HABA TerraKids Glider
Best Easter gifts: HABA TerraKids 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.

Get a HABA TerraKids Glider on Amazon for $22.99

4. For the one who loves surprises: A basket of Hatchimals

Best Easter gifts: Hatchimals Easter basket
Best Easter gifts: Hatchimals Easter basket

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.

Get a Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Spring Basket at Target for $14.99

5. For the one who loves to create: Build-a-bunny

Best Easter gifts: 15-piece bunny construction toy
Best Easter gifts: 15-piece bunny construction toy

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.

Get a Plus-Plus Big Tube - Bunny on Amazon for $10.99

6. For the one who loves stuffed animals: A Peter Rabbit plush

Best Easter gifts: Peter Rabbit stuffed animal
Best Easter gifts: Peter Rabbit stuffed animal

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.

Get a deluxe Peter Rabbit plush at Gund for $30

7. For the one who is a beach baby: A bucket and play set in one

Best Easter gifts: Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket
Best Easter gifts: Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket

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.

Get a Playmobil 1.2.3. Ice Cream Shop sand bucket on Amazon for $17.99

8. For the one who is an L.O.L. fan: A new fashion doll

Best Easter gifts: L.O.L. Surprise OMG Dance Dance Dance Virtuelle fashion doll
Best Easter gifts: L.O.L. Surprise OMG Dance Dance Dance Virtuelle 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.

Get a L.O.L. Surprise OMG Dance Dance Dance Virtuelle doll on Amazon for $24.88

9. For the one who loves Paw Patrol: Moto Pups vehicles

Best Easter gifts: PAW Patrol Moto Pups vehicles
Best Easter gifts: 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.

Get Paw Patrol Moto Pups vehicles at Target for $14.99

10. For the one who loves to craft: A DIY bunny garden stone

Best Easter gifts: DIY bunny stone
Best Easter gifts: DIY bunny 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.

Get a Creative Roots Paint Your Own Bunny Garden Stone on Amazon for $7.99

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.

Get a Spirit Untamed Miradero Festival doll and horse set on Amazon for $19.99

12. For the one who loves an original: Wind-up chicks and bunnies

Best Easter gifts: 12-pack of windup bunnies and chicks
Best Easter gifts: 12-pack of windup bunnies and chicks

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.

Get a 12-pack of windup bunnies and chicks on Amazon for $18.95

13. For the one who loves flowers: A paper flower craft set

Best Easter gifts: STEAM paper flower science kit
Best Easter gifts: STEAM paper flower science kit

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.

Get Crayola paper flower science kit at Crayola for $19.99

14. For the one who loves superheroes: A gooey Batman

Best Easter gifts: Squishy, slimy Batman
Best Easter gifts: Squishy, slimy 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.

Get a Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Batman doll on Amazon for $12.99

15. For the one who loves to go wild: Festive tattoos

Best Easter gifts: Temporary tattoos
Best Easter gifts: Temporary 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.

Get Suzy Ultman temporary tattoos at Merci Milo for $9

16. For the one who dreams of being royalty: A Queen Mouse

Best Easter gifts: Queen Mouse plush
Best Easter gifts: Queen Mouse plush

A whimsical Maileg stuffed mouse makes a magical basket addition. And Queen Mouse is an inspired choice with her mint frock and glittery crown.

Get a Maileg Queen Mouse at Scandiborn for $26.95

17. For the one who loves playing outdoors: Bubble blast

Best Easter gifts: Glove-A-Bubbles Bubble Maker
Best Easter gifts: Glove-A-Bubbles Bubble Maker

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.

Get Glove-A-Bubbles at Target for $1.99

18. For the one who loves technology: A Nano Drone

Best Easter gifts: Sky Viper DASH Nano Drone
Best Easter gifts: Sky Viper DASH 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.

Get a Sky Viper DASH Nano Drone at Target for $19.99

19. For the one who loves unicorns: A mystical foal

Best Easter gifts: Unicorn toy
Best Easter gifts: Unicorn toy

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.

Get a Schleich Bayala Unicorn Foal Collectible on Amazon for $4.99

20. For the one who loves a warm bath: A bunny towel

Best Easter gifts: Bunny towel
Best Easter gifts: 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.

Get a Liewood Augusta rabbit towel at Scandiborn for $44.95

21. For the one who loves to get festive: Egg decorating fun

Best Easter gifts: Faux egg decorating kit
Best Easter gifts: Faux egg decorating kit

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.

Get a Faux Egg Decorating Bonus Box at OOLY for $39.99

22. For the one who loves to take toys on-the-go: Mini Calico Critters

Best Easter gifts: Calico Critters
Best Easter gifts: 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?

Get a Calico Critters baby mini carry case at Merci Milo for $10

23. For the one who loves to smash stuff: Mini monster trucks

Best Easter gifts: Hot Wheels Monster Trucks
Best Easter gifts: Hot Wheels 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.

Get Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Twisted Tredz at Walmart for $13.99

24. For the one who loves fairytales: Story cubes

Best Easter gifts: Rory's Story Cubes
Best Easter gifts: Rory's 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.

Get Rory’s Story Cubes Classic on Amazon for $12.97

25. For the one who is going back to school: A Hello Kitty pencil case

Best Easter gifts: Hello Kitty pencil case
Best Easter gifts: 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.

Get a Hello Kitty and Friends Minis pencil case play set on Amazon for $19.94

26. For the one who loves a great toy: A Slinky

Best Easter gifts: Slinky
Best Easter gifts: 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.

Get a 75th Anniversary Classic Slinky at Target for $3.89

27. For the one who loves to save accessorize: A bunny coin purse

Best Easter gifts: Bunny coin purse
Best Easter gifts: Bunny coin purse

This sweet pink leather coin purse is stylish enough for kids to use year round. We love the pom pom tail.

Get a Meri Meri bunny coin purse at Scandiborn for $15.99

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