Top 10 Unique Easter Basket Gifts {Besides Candy}

If you’ve been a mom for any length of time, you know just how much candy flows into your home on a routine basis. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter, Birthday Parties, Parades…it’s endless! So the last thing I want to put in my kids’ Easter Baskets is candy!  The next to last thing I want to put in them is cheap toys! We get way too many of them flowing into the house also! They are played with for a short time until they break, but then my little one doesn’t want to throw them away because “they’re special.” So we wind up with boxes of clutter that never get touched. Who’s with me?!  So over the years, I’ve started being more intentional about the gifts I give my kiddos. Less in the basket, but more quality. I make sure it’s something functional, something they need anyway, or something of high quality. Not necessarily expensive, but valuable, like a good book or an art kit, lunchbox, or a keepsake bracelet that they will get a lot of use out of.

So if you’re like me and need ideas for some good, quality, functional, usable, non-candy, non-clutter gift ideas, here are my Top 10 Unique Gift Ideas for your Child’s Easter Basket, for various ages!

  1. A Personalized Lunchbox! These are great for babies, toddlers, and elementary-aged children!  Babies and toddlers generally need a bag for daycare to hold their milk or snacks, so this is perfect for that. And of course school-aged children can use them for school or taking lunches to the park or pool in the summer! They start at just $13, a name is $6 and then you could also add graphics for $5.  Lots of colors to choose from! One year I got all three of my kids one with their name and a graphic suited to their personality for their Easter basket! The cool thing about these Lunchboxes, is 100% of the company profits from these goes to help feeding hungry children in the US and around the world!  You can read more about the ministries here.  Check out my posts here for ideas on how to package it as the actual Easter Basket! 
  2. An Adorable Seersucker Cap!  These are great for babies, toddlers, and elementary-aged children! There’s even a matching adult size cap for moms! { #mommyandme pics }So cute for summer time! These start at $20, then the embroidery is $6! They come in this precious pink, a light blue, and a gray! 
  3. A Precious Cross Bracelet for little girls!  This one fits 6″-7″ wrists and is silverplated! Something your daughter can wear for years to come, and a wonderful reminder of what Easter and the Resurrection is all about!  
  4. If you have a daughter that is a tween or teen, she might prefer this Hammered Cut Cross Bracelet! I wear this one Every. Single. Day. It is one of my favorites, and goes with everything! And it’s only $18!
  5. If you have a tween or teen, another gift idea is a Monogrammed Wristlet!  These are very popular right now, especially in bright spring colors! They are lined on the inside with one interior pocket and they start at $24. Monogramming is only $6! 
  6. If you have a boy, this Kids Tactical Vest Kit for Nerf Guns would be a hit! We all know how hard it is to keep up with Nerf Bullets! Consider this an investment! And it’s under $20 with free Prime Shipping!
  7.  Another fun Little Boy gift idea is to make a Personalized Pail his actual Easter Basket. These are only $14 which includes the personalization! He can use this for Easter, sandbox play, beach trips, picking up toys around the house, and maybe even Halloween trick or treating! What a value!  
  8. One more small, but fun and functional Easter basket gift is a personalized headband! Pick their favorite color and a font that suits their personality!  These start at $10 and $6 for embroidery! You can get it personalized with a name, monogram, or other wording.     
  9. Another idea for toddlers or school aged children is a Personalized Backpack! These Backpacks also give back like the lunchboxes above. Profits from the sale of these goes to feeding children in the United States that go hungry in the evenings and on the weekends and breaks from school.  You can read more about it here!  And they start at just $16! Again embroidery is $6 and graphics are $5! These are great for school and daycare, but also just for an overnight bag for Grandma’s house! 
  10. Lastly, with Summer coming up, what child isn’t excited about swimming and waterparks?!  A Personalized Beach Towel can “kill two birds with one stone” this Easter! A purposeful Easter gift and a useful item for your child to have all summer long! With beach trips, pool visits, and camp, you’ll be glad to have a towel with your child’s name or monogram on it!  

I hope this gives you some ideas to think outside of the (candy)box! I love filling my kiddos’ baskets with a Big (Quality) item, then a few little things, including some Easter eggs with various coins!! What kid doesn’t love getting money?! So tell me, what are you planning on putting in your child’s basket? What was your most memorable Easter gift growing up?




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