Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids, top 10 non-candy gift ideas for Easter

10 Best Kids Gifts for Easter (That Aren't Candy!)

10 of the Best Kids Gifts for Easter (That Aren’t Candy!)

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Updated April 18, 2024
For many families, Easter means egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and colorful Easter baskets filled with toys and treats. If you're looking for some fun and unique Easter gift ideas for kids, you've come to the right place! In this favorite Easter Basket ideas post, we'll explore some original rainbow crayon gifts, stuffed animals that the Easter Bunny will approve of, and other fun great Easter basket stuffers for the perfect Easter basket. 
When you are shopping for Easter gift ideas for kindergarten aged (like I have), teens, big kids, toddlers, or even Easter gifts for babies, there are so many trendy toys and Easter gifts that will make this the best Easter holiday ever. As a mom and CEO, I prefer treats and Easter presents for kids that provide opportunities for open-ended play and great Easter basket stuffers that are going to last well beyond Easter Day play. Anyone that is familiar with my story and background with Art 2 the Extreme ®, knows that I am a huge advocate and supporter for shopping small and handmade whenever possible, including for the big Easter egg hunt. Here are my top Easter gift ideas for littles in 2025:
easter gifts.for.kids - Easter gift ideas for kindergarten and Easter presents for kids from Rainbow Crayon Shop Art 2 the Extreme®
1. Slumberkins Self-Esteem Gift Basket for Easter
2. Colorful Flower Statement Earrings by Jill Makes
3.Kitty Fanny Pack for Kids by LoveLane 
4. Bunny's 6 Eggs Chalk by TWEEMade
5. Easter Bunny Rainbow Crayon by Art 2 the Extreme
6. Easter Bunny Wooden Push Toy by Bannor Toys
7.Floral and Bee Boho Baby Blanket by Oliver+Kit
8. Easter Play Dough Gift Set by ZDough
9.Peep Inspired Soap Set from Sunbasilgarden Soap
10. Personalized Rainbow Ribbon Wand from Mouse Loves Pig

 

Looking for more Easter gift ideas for children? What do you put in an Easter basket for Kids?

My boys love candy —doesn’t every child? Before deciding what should go into your children’s Easter basket, consider the type of gift you would like to give.  Are you looking for an Easter gift that can be used for all seasons or at least into summer, or are you searching specifically for an Easter themed gift such as a bunny crayon? As a former teacher, children love a mini version of anything and incorporating personalized Easter gifts would be even better! These Easter present ideas for kids are cute for Easter baskets and even make great Easter prizes for kids. 

  1. Rainbow Crayon Gifts

This kids rainbow crayon gift is an Easter gift idea for Kindergarten.  Pictured is an Easter present for kids as Name Crayons that spell MAYA

Rainbow crayons are fun and colorful Easter goodies for kids that will encourage creativity in young children. Handmade crayon shop, Art 2 the Extreme, creates unique crayons are made of recycled crayons and handmade in a way so each stroke produces a vibrant rainbow effect. Rainbow crayons from Art 2 the Extreme come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from simple chunky letter crayons to intricate designs like stars and hearts. Any shaped Easter crayons are sure to be a hit with any young artist in your life and a kids crayon gift makes for great Easter basket stuffers or Easter gift for grandkids!

  1. Stuffed Animals

Easter Basket gift ideas for kindergarten, Slumberkins Stuffed animal for Easter

Stuffed animals are a classic gift that is perfect for Easter baskets or Easter surprises for kids. From cute bunnies to cuddly chicks, there are plenty of adorable stuffed animals that will make a great addition to any Easter basket. Look for soft, high-quality plush toys that are safe for young children to play with. Our favorite cuddly creatures to include come from our friends at Slumberkins, which create products and books around teaching social-emotional skills and affirmations for children. If you are looking for sweet and cuddly Easter gift ideas for grandkids, a stuffed animal is a thoughtful gift. 

  1. Easter Bubble Bath Bombs

Easter bubble bath bomb idea, Easter Soap in the shape of Peeps

Easter-themed bubble bath bombs are cute Easter gifts for littles. These colorful Easter bath bombs come in a variety of Easter-inspired shapes, from bunnies to eggs, and they release a delightful aroma and plenty of bubbles when dropped in the bath. This is a great way to make bath time more fun for kids!

  1. Great Easter Basket Stuffers

Small toys and trinkets are great Easter basket stuffers. Consider adding items like Lego Easter Rabbits, mini figurines, puzzles, stickers, and temporary tattoos to your child's Easter basket for Easter kid gifts. These small gifts are inexpensive, but they can provide hours of entertainment for kids, especially if you are taking an Easter road trip to Grandma's house!

Rainbow Crayon Easter Basket Gift Idea - Rainbow Crayon Shop Easter kid gifts

Shopping for Easter ideas for grandchildren? What can I send my grandchildren for Easter? 

 As a mom, I absolutely love the unique gift ideas that family and grandparents gift to my children. I specifically love Easter gifts that are not a one-time use and LOVE experience gifts, but if you are looking for the best Easter gifts that will be the “standout” and also support an independent maker or small business, here are 5 of my favorite small shops and brands to shop for the best Easter Basket ideas for kids.

1. Lovelane Designs

Their playful kids costumes, superhero capes, and adorable accessories are high-quality and long-lasting. These can easily withstand years and years of creative play and be passed down to littles to come. 

 2. Mouse Loves Pig

This is my go to shop for kids travel entertainment ideas, baby shower gift ideas, and open-ended play. My boys love the rainbow ribbon wands and the themed pretend play sets. Personalization is a fun, added bonus and would make great Easter kid gifts! 

3. Punch of Color

If you are looking for unique party favors that are also a fun kids arts and crafts activity, Punch of Color creates colorful sun catcher DIY kits that can be purchased individually or in party packs for favors or class gifts. The sun catcher kits come with everything you need + instructions. I reuse the finished kids artwork as holiday decorations and add to our art decor collection each year! 

 4. Young Wild and Friedman

Let their imagination run wild with open play, screen-free sensory kits. I absolutely LOVE the founder story and journey of Julie Friedman and have been a supporter of her sensory dough kits since the beginning. I love her Easter sensory kit with a mini version of almost any item you can think of. She is the original creative behind the sensory dough kits and you can find a theme for almost any occasion when shopping for toddler gift ideas or kids birthday gifts. 

 5. Make Bake

If you love to decorate cookies, cupcakes, and cakes with kids, Make Bake is a fun addition to your Easter decorations and Easter baking supplies. Make Bake is home to Stickies®, an edible decorating sticker (and actually tastes good). Now creating themed easter cupcakes and cookies is a little easier with littles decorating them with the use of their beautiful, edible stickers. I guess this recommendation borders “candy”, but I look at this more of an experience type of gift where families can bake and decorate with their kids in a safe and fun way!

Looking rainbow crayon Easter gift ideas for toddlers and kids Easter baskets?

Art 2 the Extreme specializes in customized and personalized crayon gifts for Easter baskets. Are you wondering what can I put inside plastic Easter eggs that are not candy? Art2theExtreme rainbow crayon gifts make the perfect Easter basket filler for kids of all ages and many rainbow crayon shapes fit perfectly inside plastic Easter eggs.  We suggest the Bunny Bundle for a fun display of color in your Easter Basket presentation.

Best-selling bunny bunny rainbow crayon gift - the Original Rainbow Crayon shop

What are the best Crayola products to include in baskets as Easter surprises for kids?

As a mom of two boys and former art teacher, Crayola is my "go to" for anything and everything art and crafts related. From sidewalk chalk to Color Wonder stamper  kits, I love that Crayola products are fun, affordable, and encourages kids to be creative. Here are the top Crayola Easter kid gifts I am surprising my boys with this Easter!

Epic Book of Awesome Coloring Book 

My boys love fun coloring books. Heck! I love coloring books too. Coloring books are not just for adults and always a great basket filler and Easter activity for the young or young at heart.

40 Count Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line

Crayola Ultra-Clean washable broad line markers , the Big 40 pack

Art teachers go through markers like there is no tomorrow and I want my students to have access to ALL the colors. Crayola's "The Big 40" pack of Ultra-clean Washable Markers is perfect for classroom and home use. My boys will love using these colorful, broad line markers in their coloring book for Easter.

Crayola's Color Wonder Mess Free Deluxe Scented Stamper Kit

Mess-free coloring is perfect for not only little hands, but also for special events like going out to eat, when you want all the fun and color, but without the mess. I love incorporating art kids like Crayola's Color Wonder Mess Free Deluxe Scented Stamper Kit when we travel. Not only is this kids art kit fun to use, but it is scented, making art and creation a multi-sensory experience. 

Sidewalk Chalk, 12 Count

12 count of Crayola Sidewalk chalk in traditional Crayola yellow and green box.

I tend to gravitate towards Easter surprises for kids that can be used not only indoors, but outdoors as well. Chalk is always a great option for Easter Basket ideas because chalk can be used year-round!

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Glow Lagoon Pets

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Glow Lagoon Pet activity kit

This animal play set is both fun and unique for little artists who love to imagine and create their own animals and worlds. My youngest loves the idea of coloring and designing animals and making up stories about their lives, but most of all, he will have fun using the scrubber tools to give his magical friends a scrub in the tub to get them clean again. This unique art gift set can be played with over and over and the clean up is just as much fun as the creation.

Special Effects Crayon Set (120 Count)

Glitter crayons, neon crayons, pearl crayones, metallic crayons, and bold and bright crayons in this special effects 120 count Crayola Crayon Box gifts set for Easter

Last, but not least... CRAYONS! It is not a holiday in our household without a gift of specialty crayons. My Mini Crayon Crew are HUGE fans of Crayola's glitter crayons, neon crayons, metallic crayons, pastel crayons and the bold and bright crayons. This Special Effects crayon gift set comes with a variety of 120 specialty crayons, perfect for your Easter craft projects and egg hunts (YES, crayons fit into the larger eggs for a non-candy Easter prize idea!).

 

What can I put inside plastic Easter eggs other than candy?

Of course, no Easter celebration is complete without an Easter egg hunt! Fill plastic Easter eggs with small toys, stickers, crayons, and hide them around the house or yard for your child to find. This is a fun and interactive way to celebrate the holiday and keep kids entertained for hours. 

For an Easter egg hunt, we suggest our best-selling rock rainbow crayons for kids! 

rainbow crayon rocks for Easter Basket ideas
Another great Easter Basket stuffer idea for plastic Easter egg fillers are our Mini Bunnies rainbow crayons. These can be purchased in bulk or as a personalized set to stuff your Easter baskets. 
The Art 2 the Extreme rainbow crayon shop is best known for our personalized name crayon sets and are our best-selling rainbow crayon gift that Art 2 the Extreme has to offer for your Easter basket ideas. 
Easter bunny gift idea for kids Easter Baskets - Rainbow Crayon Shop
Lastly, if you are looking for a fun rainbow crayon gift to add to your Easter arts and crafts activities for kids, Art 2 the Extreme creates Bunny Scribbler Rainbow Crayons that are perfect for texture rubbing art projects with kids. The Easter bunny theme is perfect for spring and are especially great Easter gift ideas for kindergarten aged kiddos.
Shop Rainbow Crayon Easter Gifts for kids from Art 2 the Extreme - Easter Bunny Single Crayon
Easter is a wonderful holiday that provides the perfect opportunity to shower kids with fun and creative gifts. From rainbow crayons and the Eggmazing Easter Egg Decorator that my boys love to stuffed animals and Easter-themed bubble bath bombs, there are plenty of great gift ideas that are sure to delight kids of all ages. And don't forget to plan an Easter egg hunt for an extra fun activity this Easter season!

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Hoppy Easter from Art 2 the Extreme®, your rainbow crayon shop headquarters for Easter Gifts! 
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