50+ Easter Basket Filler Ideas for Kids of Every Age
Putting eggs, candy, and toys in baskets for children is a classic Easter tradition, but you don't have to fill those personalized Easter baskets with the same old stuff this year. Take your Easter basket one hop further this year: These non-candy Easter basket stuffers are so much better than a basic chocolate bunny.
We've collected traditional Easter basket fillers as well as more creative Easter gifts the kids will love to open. Pick up inexpensive plush toys for toddlers, grab puzzle books for older kids, and get some of our favorite ideas for teen Easter baskets too. If you're also looking for what to put in Easter eggs, we've chosen a few smaller items that are perfect prizes for Easter egg hunts, too. You can shop for all of these ideas in our Amazon store for easy holiday prep.
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2-4 Years Old
Filling up Easter baskets for kids is almost as fun as watching little ones open them. Treat them to non-messy art supplies like coloring books and colored pencils, bath toys, plush stuffed animals, and games they can enjoy solo or with a friend. If you're feeling crafty, make one of our fun and kid-friendly Easter crafts to add to a toddler or baby Easter basket.
- Plush Easter bunny ($18, Amazon)
- Bunny-theme sippy or straw cup
- Free printable Easter activity pages
- Puzzle blocks ($7, Amazon)
- DIY stuffed animals
- Bedtime books
- Finger paints
- Coloring books ($6, Amazon)
- Building blocks ($20, Amazon)
- Bunny-theme bath toys
- DIY sidewalk chalk
- Bunny slippers or socks
- Hair bows ($9, Amazon)
- Colored pencils or crayons
Related: Make a DIY Easter Basket
5-7 Years Old
Give young school-age children gifts that match their active lifestyles. A few of our favorite Easter basket stuffers include sports gear, puzzle books, modeling clay, and building blocks. Bonus points if you fill their personalized Easter basket with no-mess activities or outdoor crafts since they'll likely want to start right away.
8-11 Years Old
Because this is the age when kids start to fine-tune their interests and commit to hobbies, fill their Easter baskets with activities. Have a budding Picasso or future scientist on your hands? Try a paint set or age-appropriate science experiment kit. Small hair accessories also make wonderful Easter egg fillers.
12-14 Years Old
Just because they've outgrown the egg hunt doesn't mean they're too old for Easter treats! Give the gift of music, science experiments, and brain teasers. Small electronics like a basic music player, earbuds, or a mini speaker keeps alive the magic of opening a basket of goodies on Easter morning.
15-Plus Years Old
As kids get older, they'll appreciate practical gifts more than toys or activity books. For high schoolers, gifts that make a busy schedule less hectic will be appreciated. Consider items they can use at school and home, like USB drives, charging stations, and smartphone accessories. Because this can be a stressful time for teens, fun or relaxing gifts like movie passes or a gift card for dinner with friends will be greatly appreciated.
- USB flash drive (Tip: There are bunny ones!)
- Charging station
- Sudoku or brain teaser games ($10, Amazon)
- DIY fabric catchall
- Movie tickets or a gift card to a favorite restaurant
- Pack of hand sanitizers ($30, Amazon)
- Locker accessories or fun magnets
- DIY framed art or quotes
- Smart watch or fitness tracker accessories