Best Easter Basket Ideas: Candy, Toys and Everything In Between

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Finding a well-stocked basket is the highlight of Easter morning. Whether your little one prefers toys or candy, these 12 creative Easter basket ideas won’t disappoint!
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The Classic Basket

Everybody loves an Easter basket filled with the classics: chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, tiny toys, and plastic eggs filled with jelly beans, coins, stickers, and more.

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Ryan Liebe

Craft Easter Basket

Do you have a budding artist in your family? Fill his basket with crayons, coloring books, paintbrushes, washi tape, ribbon, and other DIY-friendly materials.

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Roman Samborsky / Shutterstock

Sweet Tooth Easter Basket

If your child has a persistent sweet tooth, she’ll love this Easter basket idea! Choose a mix of candy, baked goods, and healthier treats like dried fruit, granola bars, and trail mix.

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Thomas M Perkins / Shutterstock

Game Day Easter Basket

This basket will thrill any child who constantly watches ESPN and plays more recreational sports than you can track. Personalize the basket depending on favorite sport – baseball lovers, for example, will love baseball cards, a new ball, Cracker Jack, and a shirt touting their favorite team.  

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Ekaterina Markelova / Shutterstock

Snack Attack Easter Basket

Some people prefer salty flavors over sweet ones. An Easter basket brimming with favorite snacks – like pretzels, nuts, popcorn, and crackers – will put those sodium cravings to rest.

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Ketolina / Shutterstock

Princess Easter Basket

Does your little girl know every word to Frozen and play the Moana soundtrack on repeat? Stock her Easter basket with princess paraphernalia like plush stuffed animals, books, toys, dolls, and dress-up garments.  

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Lang Bart / Shutterstock

Nostalgic Candy Easter Basket

Take a trip down memory lane by stuffing your kid’s basket with old-fashioned candy. Some viable contenders include Bubble Tape, Push Pops, Ring Pops, Airheads, Fun Dip, Bottlecaps, Tootsie Pops, and Lemonheads.

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Alex Gukalov / Shutterstock

Movie Night Easter Basket

Calling all cinema lovers! This Easter basket idea involves the movie night essentials: DVDs, popcorn, and snacks.

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Courtesy of Mother Niche

Bookworm Easter Basket

If you’re raising a little bookworm, expand his love of reading with this candy-free basket. Choose titles that suit his comprehension level, whether it’s picture books or early chapter books. Bookish accessories – like reading lights, bookmarks, and plush toys depicting his favorite characters – are also welcome.

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Sunny studio / Shutterstock

Superhero Easter Basket

It’s time to save the world! Give your superhero the accessories he needs to emulate Batman, Spiderman or Wonder Woman with this Easter basket idea. Think action figures, capes, toys, and superhero-themed candy.

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Courtesy of The Elephant of Surprise

Garden Easter Basket

Cultivate your child’s green thumb with a garden-themed Easter basket. Seeds, gardening tools, and gloves will prepare her for planting seeds in spring, then harvesting produce in autumn.

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Tiorina / Shutterstock

Spa Easter Basket

School can be stressful, so let your older child unwind with this relaxing Easter basket idea. With lotion, candles, face masks, nail polish, and sweet-smelling body wash, she can recreate a spa experience at home.

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