Non-Clutter Gift Guide: Easter Basket Ideas for All Ages

Non-clutter and non-candy Easter basket ideas for all ages (babies, toddlers, and teens included) that don't cost a fortune! Hi Friends!

I’m really excited to share some fun, non-clutter Easter basket ideas I’ve rounded up. I truly had a blast putting this together!

I initially was only going to do Easter basket ideas for babies and include items that Little Miss either has (and adores), as well as what the big bunny has planned for her basket. But then I was having way too much fun and my idea really mushroomed into what turned out to be a pretty comprehensive non-clutter Easter basket ideas guide for everybunny on Easter morning.

I’ll all for giving kids a little bit of candy in their Easter basket. I mean, how can you deny those angelic faces of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and Cadbury creme eggs?! Unfortunately at 8-months-old, Little Miss is too young to indulge in the sweets that her Mama would just steal from her loves oh so much. It got me thinking about alternatives to candy that would still look adorable paired together in a basket, while also not turning into clutter around the house once Easter morning is over.

I went with the overall theme of spring & summer, and many of these items such as new clothes for the upcoming warmer weather, are things I would need to purchase for her in a few weeks anyway. I love to kill two birds!

I’ve put together some ideas grouped by baby, toddler & younger kids, and then older kids & teens. Also, I owe an advanced apology to the Mamas of boys out there. I have just my one daughter, so mostly girl-specific items are what inspired me for my guide, but you can definitely take these ideas and put a boy spin on them! πŸ™‚

Non-Clutter Gift Guide: Easter Basket Ideas for All Ages

Non-clutter and non-candy Easter basket ideas for all ages (babies, toddlers, and teens included) that don't cost a fortune! Sailboat Swimsuit // Mesh Fresh Food Feeder //Β  Stripe Romper
Organic Puffs Snacks // Sun Hat // Easter Surprises Book

Β Non-clutter and non-candy Easter basket ideas for all ages (babies, toddlers, and teens included) that don't cost a fortune!

Flower Hair Clips // Chick Hand Soap // Flip Flops
Straw Sippy Cup // Egg Sidewalk Chalk // Fun Band-Aids

Β  Non-clutter and non-candy Easter basket ideas for all ages (babies, toddlers, and teens included) that don't cost a fortune! Nail Polish // Floral Note Cube // Pastel Socks
Lotion // Eos Lip Balm // Gift Card

I hope these ideas were helpful in giving you inspiration for some non-candy and non-clutter goodies for your little bunny’s basket!

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  1. The easter bunny is mostly giving candy and coloring books over at my house. I can’t handle any more stuffed animals!

  2. Nice gift ideas! I love the character Bandaids, those can really come in handy. My son always expect candy and in a way it is clutter free because he eats it all. But I also throw in a toy and a religious workbook or coloring book and he loves it.

    • Thanks Chonce! I will definitely put candy in Little Miss’s Easter basket in the coming years when she’s old enough to eat it. It is nice to have a balance of items though, I love that coloring book idea! I’ll have to keep that in mind.

  3. Love all these ideas. We kept it simple with our boys, too. Usually a book and small bunny when they were small. Now I do a small gift card, a few candy items and Playboh for the 6 year old and maybe a bow tie for the teen (he’s into bow ties now). Simple is best! “Invest” in fun activities. I do not remember anything I ever received in my Easterbasket, but have wonderful memories of coloring eggs, egg hunts, baking with my Grandma, etc.

  4. I love your gift ideas! When my son was young, I always went overboard on the candy, but the worst part was like your little ‘cross outs” up there. If I bought everything too long before Easter, I’d keep snorping candy out of it and having to run to the store to replace it. HEY! Stop looking at me like that. I replaced it, I promise! πŸ˜› I’d always also get him an awesome stuffed animal, yes, usually a bunny, and a video game or DVD or something like that. I wish he’d still let me do the Easter baskets. My mom still did mine until I was 24! As soon as I had a baby, she shut down the baskets to me and switched it to him. Ah well, c’est la vie! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Kay! I’m the exact same way….I tried to ‘be prepared’ for Halloween this past fall and bought the candy for trick-or-treaters a month in advance…there may have been another candy run required before the actual holiday. Lol! My sweet tooth failed me.

      I hope Little Miss will let me do Easter baskets for her into her twenties too, I think it’s so much fun!

  5. These are SO fun! I probably won’t be packing any Easter baskets this year, but these are really great alternatives to the usual sugar bombs we buy this time of year πŸ˜‰

  6. Love these ideas and think it’s important to promote other items rather than just candy! I don’t think I’ll be creating any this year, but I’ll definitely keep this post in mind for future holidays as well (stocking stuffers, perhaps?)

    Xx, Tiffany |

    • Thanks so much Tiffany! You can bet I’ll have some non-clutter gift guides coming up for all the major holidays as well – Christmas included! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to check out your blog!

  7. I love these ideas! I’m right there with you on the clutter, my forever goal is to add to our home but not add to the clutter. It’s funny you listed those chalk, I’ve been debating about getting P some but we have an apartment and no sidewalk to chalk in. I’d have to bring her somewhere to chalk away.

    • Amen, friend! I thought the chalk was way too cute – I can’t wait until Little Miss is old enough to actually draw with it instead of just eating it, hah!

      You could totally take P to either the park and draw on the sidewalks there, or even just in front of a nearby house. Who wouldn’t love some adorable, colorful doodles on their sidewalk? πŸ™‚

  8. Those are some great ideas! I’m a boy mom and at our home the Easter bunny leaves sidewalk chalk, little cars, story books (they get a new book for every gift giving occasion) and just a smidgen of candy.

    • Love it, Tennille! I have been giving Little Miss books for a lot of occasions as well, I’m all about stocking up her little library to encourage reading as much as possible. I already have the Easter book I included above to put in her basket, and I’m so excited for her to see it. It has little pull outs that are super interactive. I love fun books!!

  9. I can’t believe Easter is right around the corner! What a cute idea! I love looking up different DIY gifts/crafts ideas for the little kiddos to make.

  10. Your ideas are so cute!! I haven’t decided yet what I’m getting the girls. At 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 I feel I can get away with doing very tiny Easter baskets for one more year LOL!

  11. Awesome post! Kind of cheesy but my wife and I actually used to make easter baskets for each other when we were dating. This post reminded me of when we did that and I just told her we should do it again – thanks for keeping our marriage strong! Haha.

    • Thanks DC! That’s actually pretty darn adorable. My Husband and I did that a few years when dating too, but completely stopped once we were married as well. Gosh, maybe we should start back up with that too! Hah it is pretty fun putting little gift baskets like this together for loved ones.

  12. that little baby romper is THE cutest!!

  13. I love the idea of fun band-aids and hair clips!

  14. Love the age-appropriate Easter basket finds!

  15. I love these ideas! When my lil one gets here, I don’t want to the “easter” bunny to bring a bunch of candy. These are some great alternatives.

  16. I have a teenage daughter and she still loves getting an Easter basket! Some of the non-candy items she’s received in her basket over the years include bubbles, movie DVD’s, Easter/spring cup, silly putty, an original style slinky and as she’s gotten older I’ve gotten her a new eye shadow, spring color nail polish, and a favorite collectible vinyl record from her wish list (she has a cabinet record player!).

    • Those are some fabulous ideas Laura! Heck, if the big bunny still visited me, I would love to receive makeup and nail polish πŸ™‚ That’s also so cool that your daughter has a cabinet record player!


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