15 Themed Easter Baskets That Aren't Filled With Candy
Think beyond candy, and surprise your kids with baskets filled with their favorite toys, hobbies and crafts.
Easter and spring go hand in hand, so it is the perfect time to start thinking about gardening. Inspire a loved one to use their green thumb with a garden-inspired basket. Fill the basket with gloves and tools., and place seed packets inside plastic eggs.
Fill a Toy Dump Truck
Why would the Easter bunny bring a basket when he could bring a dump truck instead? Fill the truck with smaller toy cars and Easter eggs.
For the Music Lover
Make a plastic basket embellished with thread that resembles a cassette tape to the music lover in your life. Fill with small instruments like recorders, kazoos and harmonicas, and complete with an MP3 player.
Give the Gift of Relaxation
This basket can be for both adults and kids. Fill it with bubble bath soap, eye masks, aromatherapy candles and other therapeutic items. Travel-sized masks and scrubs fit perfectly inside plastic Easter eggs.
For the Baker
Do your kids love all things dessert? Fill their basket with cupcake-themed items like lip gloss, ear buds and erasers. Complete the basket with pastel-colored baking tools.
All Things Glitz and Glam
For the kid that believes the more sparkle the better, gift all things glitter. Sequined hair bows, shimmering Easter eggs and chalk with glitter are great additions.
Colorful Chalk Accessories
Chalk now comes in every color in the rainbow (including glittered and neon), and comes in different forms like paint and tape. Fill a basket or pail with a variation for an endless amount of fun.
For the Dinosaur Lover
A dinosaur-themed basket is easy to put together. Fill with dinosaur-themed puzzles, coloring books and stickers, and include dinosaur eggs for your kids to explore with. To make the eggs, mix together 1 cup flour, 1 cup dry coffee grounds and 1 cup salt. Add 1/2 cup water a little at a time to form a clay-like consistency. Shape into an oval, and place a toy dinosaur inside. Add more of the mixture on top of the toy dinosaur, and shape into an egg. Let dry for several days, flipping over halfway through.
Fill a basket (or a jumbo egg) with all things that glow including toy dinosaurs and Silly Putty.
Arts and Crafts
Crayons, markers and paint provide plenty of activities on Easter day. For older children, fill the basket with water-soluble crayons, tie-dye kits, decoupage medium and jewelry-making kits.
For the Scientist
Include fun, educational activities in your kid's Easter basket. Add their favorite science kit, books and all the materials for a homemade volcano.
Big Fun With Bubbles
Bubbles come in so many different forms — colored, wands, glow-in-the-dark, machines, etc. Spend the day outside playing with bubbles with your kids.
For a Vacation Getaway
When temperatures rise, it's time for summer activities. Get a jump start on summer with an Easter basket full of pool toys, beach towels, sunglasses and a straw hat. Travel-sized sunscreen fits inside a plastic egg for an Easter surprise both kids and adults will like.
Think All Pink
Assemble a basket fit for a princess by filling it with tiaras, tutus and clip-in hair extensions in all pink.
Bathtime is Playtime
If your toddler loves bathtime, fill a basket with new toys and bath crayons and bombs to make bathtime even more fun.