Do you prefer to buy premade Easter baskets or do you fill your own? When I was little, my mom always bought us premade Easter baskets every year. As a mom, I prefer to create Easter baskets each year with things my kids like and need. It feels more personalized for them, and it’s fun for me! Here I am sharing Easter gift ideas so you can easily put together Easter baskets for kids of all ages – from babies and kids up to adults – because you’re never too old for Easter fun!
And if you want to save time and go with a premade Easter basket, we have some great suggestions for those too. Check out all of our fun themed Easter baskets at the bottom, plus a list of tons of non-candy Easter basket stuffers.
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Easter Basket Stuffer Ideas for Babies / Baby’s First Easter Basket
I love making baby Easter baskets! Babies are the easiest to please because they literally don’t care what you put in their basket – it’s more for the parents!
For baby Easter basket gifts, I tend to include mostly practical and useful items. I don’t fill it with a lot of Easter-specific toys or things that will be out-of-season by the next day. That just feels wasteful!
I include baby snacks and other useful items like bibs, sippy cups, or small utensils for little hands as they learn independent feeding skills. Even if baby isn’t ready for solid foods or self-feeding, it’s a milestone that will be coming up!
And of course – Easter books are always perfect for every age. Even Easter-themed books are fun to read year round, and kids can enjoy board books for many years.
Personalized Bunny from Bannor Toys | Sun Pillow from Blabla Kids | Peter Rabbit Board Book | Munchkin 360 Cup | Earth’s Best Baby Food Pouches | Personalized Easter Basket Liner from Pottery Barn Kids
I often include some fun things and timeless toys, like handmade or wooden toys and loveys that can be kept for years and years. Not only are they durable, but they can be passed down to the grandchildren one day.
I got personalized Easter baskets from Pottery Barn Kids for my two younger children. It makes it easy for them to know which basket is theirs on Easter morning, plus I love that we can reuse it each year!
Easter Basket Fillers for Babies
Here are some more ideas for Easter basket fillers for babies:
Easter Baskets for Toddlers
This is the age when Easter baskets get more exciting. The surprise of waking up and seeing what the Easter bunny left in the basket is fun not only for the kids, but for the parents too.
Again, handmade or heirloom gifts are always my favorite – like this handmade duck from Blabla Kids. I also usually opt for non-candy treats, like MadeGood mini cookies. The kids love them (and they don’t know they are nutrient-packed and allergy friendly)!
These rainboots will come in handy for splashing in spring puddles. And I can’t forget my most favorite Easter basket stuffer – a good book!
If you’re looking for reusable baskets or bags, these cute bunny bags from Sea Bags are made from recycled sails – and they are just as durable as they are adorable!
Easter Basket Fillers for Toddlers
Here are some more ideas for Easter basket fillers for toddlers:
Easter Baskets for Preschoolers
Another magical age group, preschoolers are so much fun when it comes to Easter ideas. With all of their imagination and creativity, you really can’t go wrong when choosing basket stuffers!
Personalized gifts are always special, especially since preschoolers are learning to recognize their name in print. This special Easter egg ornament and cross necklace are gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime (use code ASEG15 to save 15% at Hazel Charm Shop).
Handmade Bunny Doll from London + Twig | Felt Wand from The Della Rose Boutique | Hush Little Bunny Book | Personalized Easter Egg Ornament from Hazel Charm Shop | Custom Cross Necklace from AJ’s Collection | MadeGood Organic Snacks | Personalized Easter Basket Liner from Pottery Barn Kids
Educational activities and toys are another great option for Easter gifts. From books to learning games, anything that gets kids’ brains firing away is a win!
Take tablet time to the next level with the OSMO Little Genius Kit for ages 3-5+. It encourages problem solving and creativity – and is so much fun, kids don’t even realize they are learning!
Story Bricks and the SlideAway make learning plan and clean up super easy. Use the letters to write out words (they fit onto LEGOs!) – then use the SlideAway to quickly clean up small pieces.
Easter Basket Fillers for Preschoolers:
In addition to the fun items above, here are some more fun Easter basket stuffer ideas for preschoolers (ages 3-5):
Easter Baskets for School Age Kids
ThiThis is a tricky age – depending on the situation, a child around 9-10 years old may not still believe in the “fun” part of Easter. But that doesn’t mean they can’t still participate! For our kids’ Easter baskets, we love outdoor toys, educational activities, and things that encourage their creativity.
These Baketivity kits are great for younger kids (or big kids) who love to help in the kitchen. Cook up some memories while you make tasty treats together – choose one box or get a subscription to keep the fun going!
Easter Basket Fillers for Kids / School Age Kids
Don’t get stuck wondering what Easter treats to choose for your older kids. Here are a few of our favorite things to put in their baskets:
Easter Baskets for Teens & Adults
Teens can be a little tougher to shop for; they are still kids (and sometimes want to act like kids) but are also too mature for a lot of the toys that go in Easter baskets. I tend to go a little more practical with teen Easter baskets. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have some fun!
These baskets can also be given to adults, whether you’re gifting them to your adult child or even a parent or neighbor. Self-care items, snacks, and pretty decor make great basket fillers!
Easter Basket Fillers for Teens and Adults
You can find some great Christian Easter basket gift ideas for kids here!
Easter Basket Alternatives
If you are looking for ideas outside of an actual basket, you might consider using some of these containers as a nontraditional Easter basket this year.
A kid-size umbrella makes a great Easter basket alternative! Fill it with rain boots, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, a swimsuit, a pair of sunglasses, and anything else to encourage fun outdoors.
An inflatable pool or outdoor play center makes a great option for a shared Easter basket between siblings. Fill with swimsuits, sunscreen, water shoes, a new fun towel, and a few water guns. Don’t forget the water bottles and popsicles too!
For the teen or adult, a cooler can easily be transformed into an Easter basket! Fill it with their favorite snacks, gift cards, a fun t-shirt, and an outdoor activity (think tennis balls, badminton, or a map of the closest hiking trails or state park).
For more Easter basket alternatives, check out these 50 ideas that aren’t baskets!
Premade Easter Baskets
Save time and energy and let someone else do the work for you with these premade Easter baskets! No need to be creative and do the most when your kids will just dump the basket out anyway, right?
These are some of our favorite pre-filled Easter baskets this year:
Do you have favorite Easter basket stuffers? Maybe a theme or a tradition you do annually? I’d love it if you would share in a comment below!
Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.