Spring has sprung, and you know what that means. Easter is near… which leads us to Easter baskets. As fun as they are to make, it’s not always easy deciding what to put in your child’s basket. Dyed eggs, sweet treats and stickers are a given. But what else? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re doing the traditional basket, a bucket or something different like a boot or box, these are the best Easter gifts for kids.
1. Bag of Bunny Farts
After munching on all of those carrots, little rabbits may be full of gas. This Bag of Bunny Farts is the result. (Okay, not really). But kiddos who are big on potty humor will love this cotton candy. The front of the package features a sweet bunny… err, letting loose, with a puff of air trailing behind. And despite the name, bunny farts taste good. They’re fruit punch-flavored.
2. How to Catch the Easter Bunny
Books fall into the classic category of Easter basket gift ideas. How to Catch the Easter Bunny is a sweet rhyming book that lets your child go on a wild adventure with the Easter Bunny (also known as E.B.). The bright illustrations will draw your kid in and the funny escapades are sure to bring on the giggles. Written for children in preschool on up to fifth grade, this is a fun read for both kids and parents.
3. TOMY Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs
Babies and toddlers will love the TOMY Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs. They are one of the cutest Easter gifts for younger kids. These little chicklets will keep your child entertained and they’re good for development. The base of the carton and the bottom of each shell differs, so your baby can practice sorting and recognizing shapes. He can also match the color of the shells to the chicks. As a reward, when the child presses down gently on the chick’s head, it lets out a happy chirp. These hide-and-squeak eggs are suitable for babies 6 months of age and up.
4. Disney Frozen 2 Art Activity Egg
With the recent (early) release of Frozen 2 to Disney+, it’s very likely Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff are big in your house again. So go ahead and slide a Disney Frozen 2 Art Activity Egg into your kid’s Easter basket. This activity set includes the egg, six markers, six crayons, six coloring sheets and a sticker sheet so kids can decorate their favorite characters. Since this activity egg has small parts, it’s better for kids who are at least 3 years of age or older. Don’t forget to let your child hang her masterpiece when she’s done.
5. Little Kids Fubble Bubble Wand
As you likely know, young children love bubbles. Therefore, the Little Kids Fubble Bubble Wand is a must-have Easter gift for kids. Although it makes large bubbles, the wand is sized just right for small hands. Each wand includes four ounces of bubble solution. Fubble Bubble Wands are available in bright colors, including blue, pink, green, yellow, purple and orange. At only $1 a pop, they’re super inexpensive, so grab a few.
6. Disney Easter Minnie Mouse Plush
The Disney Easter Minnie Mouse Plush is good if you want to add something special to a basket or you’re going all out with a Minnie theme. Made for kids ages 3 and up, this doll is a big one. It stands 19 inches tall, but is made of a soft, plush material, so it isn’t heavy. Minnie is rocking a pretty purple Easter dress and a bunny ears headband. This is a must for any Minnie fan.
7. Disney Easter Mickey Mouse Plush
If your kiddo is more into Mickey, this one’s for you. Like his other half, the Disney Easter Mickey Mouse Plush is 19 inches tall and super soft. Mickey looks dapper in pastel-colored shorts, a plaid shirt and blue shoes and bow tie. He, too, sports bunny ears to finish his Easter look.
8. Lindt Carrot Candies
What does every bunny need? Carrots! Lindt Carrot Candies are a cute and tasty Easter basket stuffer idea. Each box contains four foil-wrapped “carrots” made of creamy milk chocolate and hazelnut. They’re perfect served alone or paired with a chocolate bunny. These “veggies” are ones your kid will have no problem devouring.
9. Hot Wheels 10-Pack
Sometimes it can be difficult to think of Easter basket gift ideas for boys. But you can’t go wrong with classic Hot Wheels. This pack of 10 has a variety of cars with realistic details. Your son (and daughter) will go crazy over them. These Hot Wheels are a great way to start or add to his collection.
10. Disney Jr T.O.T.S. Bean Plush
Easter is the perfect time for a new birth. Let your toddler welcome home an adorable Disney Jr. T.O.T.S. Bean Plush. From the Disney Junior animated series, T.O.T.S. (Tiny Ones Transport Service), these bean plushes are soft, cuddly and have glittery eyes that will surely capture your child’s heart. Best for kids ages 2 and up, the diapered darlings are beyond sweet. Pick from four choices: Blondie the Bunny, Mia the Kitten, Pablo the Puppy and Precious the Panda.
11. Kicko Galaxy Slime
For some kids, slime is always a hit. If yours is into things of the slimy nature, Kicko Galaxy Slime is a wise choice for an Easter basket gift idea. Kids can stretch it, twist it, knead it, squeeze it, swirl it or bounce it. The slime is recommended for kids ages 3 and up (with supervision). Each box contains six containers of slime, so if you have multiple children, you can split it amongst them.
12. Count on the Easter Pups! (PAW Patrol)
Toddlers and young kids can help their favorite PAW Patrol characters get ready for Easter, all while learning to count from one to 10. Count on the Easter Pups! is simple enough for early readers, but also interesting enough that parents won’t dread doing the reading. The story has an Easter theme, but this is one your kid will find fun to read any time of the year.
13. Purple Ladybug Color Your Own Water Bottle
The Purple Ladybug Color Your Own Water Bottle lets your kid do as the name implies: decorate her own water bottle. This kit comes with a 20-ounce BPA-free aluminum water bottle with a preprinted design, a carabiner, 10 markers and a sheet of 300 sparkly rhinestone gem stickers. Your daughter can personalize the bottle to her liking. As a bonus, there’s a pencil case that kids can decorate. We know you’re probably worried your child will be walking around with marker prints every time she touches the bottle. Nope. Once it’s dry, the marker won’t rub off. However, as to be expected, the coloring will wash away after several washes. But that just means she gets the opportunity to redecorate it. Since the bottle is aluminum, we suggest you use it only for water or juice, not carbonated beverages.
14. Minecraft Steve Large Scale Action Figure
If your kid is Minecraft obsessed, he’ll be excited to see this Minecraft Steve Large Scale Action Figure. You’ve probably already heard about Steve. He’s the default skin (or character for us older folks) in Minecraft, the game that occupies way too much of your child’s time. This 8.5-inch figure is great for imaginative play. Its head, arms and legs are posable, so your kiddo can move it around as he attempts to survive the infinite world. Since the action figure has small parts, it’s not recommended for kids under age 3.
Tamekia Reece lives in Houston, TX with her husband, son and two spoiled Shih Tzus. She has written for Parents, Woman’s Day, GoodHousekeeping.com, Oprahmag.com, American Airlines, and more. Find Tamekia on her website, TamekiaReece.net.