35 Fun & Frugal Easter Basket Ideas (that aren’t candy!)

easter basketI don’t know about you, but after finally polishing off all of the sweets we had accumulated over the Christmas holidays, I am in no rush to bring more bags of chocolates into the home!

Now before you think I’m being a bad bunny by not filling up my kid’s baskets with candy, I’ve already got it covered! There will be a few sweets, of course, but there’s also going to be a few fun and practical items, as well.

If you’re trying to avoid a sugar overload this Easter, there are plenty of cheap alternatives. Here are some fun and frugal Easter basket ideas for things that aren’t candy:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hair accessories
  • Character band-aids
  • Nail polish
  • Lip Balm
  • Socks
  • A new outfit
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip Flops
  • Sippy cup or water bottle
  • Playing cards
  • Flash cards
  • Workbooks
  • Coloring books
  • Story books
  • Crayons
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Watercolor paints
  • Colored pencils

colored pencile





  • Stickers
  • Stamps and ink pads
  • Cheap arts and crafts kits
  • Puzzles
  • Lego Kits
  • Play Doh
  • Bubbles
  • Kite
  • Jump Rope
  • Sand Toys

sand toys





  •  Pool toys
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Diary/Journal
  • Gel Pens
  • Gift Cards
  • Movie Tickets

About Lauren

Lauren May is a freelance writer and full-time mom living her best life on a budget.

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