The Non-Housewives: Unique Easter Basket Ideas
Friday, April 7, 2017

Unique Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is around the corner and I'm having a blast planning out my son's Easter basket. Last year I prided myself on not including any candy in his basket, and I think this is going to be my new tradition. He will get so much candy from our family, he doesn't need any more from the Easter bunny!

Here are some fun candy-alternatives for your Easter basket this year....

Creative play & crafts
I think it's fun to try and incorporate Bible stories into Easter gifts. I purchased this Bible sticker & activity book for both my son and my niece and they are loving them.

Few other ideas include:

Easter themed Play-Doh sets

Paint set

Outdoor toys
Side walk chalk, Easter Peeps bubbles and soccer balls and more...I can't wait for it to warm up in the midwest!

My son spotted a little boy on a scooter in NYC and has been talking about it ever since. So, the Easter bunny is bringing a Red Flyer scooter this year (which is on sale!). It won't fit in the basket, but I think he will be over the moon about it.

Few other ideas include:

Healthy snacks
I like to include a few healthier 'candy' options in my son's basket as well. Annie's Organic snacks are fun because they are bunny shaped snacks, including fruit snacks, cheese crackers and more. Other ideas include:

Fun snack containers filled with snacks, like Cheerios or pretzels

Do you have fun and different ideas for Easter basket fillings, besides candy? If so, please share them in the comments below!

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  1. Sounds like these are things he will like. That Jammy Sammy sounds tasty, too.

  2. I did bath toys for years. This time they each get a book and a stuffed animal. We'll be traveling, so I want to pick up some things they can use right away in the car.

  3. These are fun ideas. We have done a beach themed basket with towel, toys, sunglasses, etc.

  4. Great ideas. We only do a little bit of candy. My kids love bubbles, sidewalk chalk, art supplies, books, games. So much fun!

  5. Totally cool and fun ideas. Love to try them too this Sunday. Amazing indeed.

  6. Play-doh is a great idea! My mom always used to add a special element to ours that tied into the holiday, like a personalized bible or a cross necklace.