Thursday, April 10, 2014

50 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Ah, Easter. The last holiday in the long line of candy-obsessed holidays that begin with Halloween and run through Christmas, Valentine's Day and finally Easter.

Well at our house, I guess I am the 'mean' mom that does not fill my kids' Easter baskets with candy. They get one big chocolate bunny and that's it.  Don't feel bad for them...they get plenty of candy from their grandparents, which is one of the main reasons why we don't include candy. ;)

So...I thought I'd share some of my favorite items to include in their Easter baskets that do not involve candy:
  1. Baseball Cap
  2. Bath Crayons
  3. Bike Accessories (Horn, Basket, Reflectors)
  4. Books
  5. Bouncing Balls
  6. Bubbles
  7. Bug Catching Kit
  8. Card Games
  9. Colored Pencils
  10. Coloring Books
  11. Crayons
  12. Doll
  13. Fun Socks (holiday, character, polka-dot, etc.)
  14. Gardening Tools
  15. Glow Sticks
  16. Hair Bands/Bows
  17. iTunes Gift Card
  18. Jump Rope
  19. Kids' Watch
  20. LeapFrog LeapPad Games
  21. Lip Gloss
  22. Magazine Subscription
  23. Markers
  24. Matchbox Cars
  25. Movie
  26. Nail Polish
  27. Paint Set
  28. Pajamas
  29. Personalized Pencils and Notebooks
  30. Pinwheels
  31. Play-Doh
  32. Princess Wand/Tiana
  33. Puffs (for Babies…like the Gerber kind)
  34. Puzzles
  35. Shoes
  36. Sidewalk Chalk
  37. Silly Putty
  38. Slinkie
  39. Stamp Markers
  40. Stamp Set
  41. Stickers
  42. Stuffed Animal
  43. Sunglasses
  44. Superhero Cape
  45. Swimsuit
  46. Temporary Tatoos
  47. Toothbrush
  48. Travel-Sized Board Games
  49. Water Bottle
  50. Yo-Yo
Hope that provides you with some great ideas for your children's Easter baskets this year! 

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