10 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids and Adults
With Easter right around the corner, you’re probably scrambling to find cute treats that will surprise and delight your family members. But filling a basket with chocolates and candies isn’t good for anyone, kids or adults. And you know that you’re more likely to reach for sugary treats when they’re in the house.
If you want to avoid sweets or simply want to cut back on your family’s candy consumption this year, here are 10 Easter basket ideas that are 100% sugar-free for both children and older kids or adults.
Easter Basket Ideas for Kids
1. Easter Eggs Sticker Activity Book
Dover Little Activity Books are a favorite gift in many households because they travel well, cost very little, and there’s a book for almost every theme. This Easter Eggs Sticker Activity Book is just $1.99 and includes pages of blank eggs that can be decorated with the 32 stickers included in the book. It’s a great gift for kids ages 4 to 8.
2. Silly Putty Eggs
Whether you’re looking for eggs to hide or want to stuff an Easter basket without stuffing your child with candy, Silly Putty makes for a fun alternative. The stretchy, pliable toy is like slime, but a little stiffer. It’s also less sticky than slime, so young kids make less of a mess. A five-egg pack comes in bright, cheerful colors for about $1 an egg.
3. Thermos Funtainer Bottle
While this Easter gift costs a bit more than candy, it’s also more practical and will definitely get used. What kid doesn’t need another water bottle? The Thermos Funtainer Bottle is made of stainless steel and insulated, so it’s especially good for children who like their drinks cold. It holds 12 ounces and comes with a pop-up straw with a lid over it to keep the straw clean and the drink spill-proof. The exterior comes in a variety of colors and themes your kids will love, like unicorns and Disney characters.
4. Crazy Crayons Eco Stars
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly addition to the basket, Crazy Crayons are made from 100% recycled materials (using crayons collected through the National Crayon Recycling Program,) and can be recycled when you’re through with the set. They’re shaped like stars and come in solid colors or swirled ones, in packs of five to 30.
5. LEGO Holiday Easter Egg Hunt Kit
Got a little builder in your home? This LEGO Holiday Easter Egg Hunt Kit will help them create their own Easter egg hunt! The set includes two figurines and three small outdoor scenes with hidden compartments for hiding the miniature eggs included in this kit.
Easter Gifts for Adults
1. Egg-Shaped Bath Bombs
These bath bombs by Lush make a great, on-theme gift for the bath-lover in your life. Some are egg-shaped and have a surprise inside, like rose petals. Others look like little lambs or bunnies. All of them come in wonderful scents that are a real treat. Or if you want to DIY some bath bombs, try this recipe using Easter eggs as molds.
2. Garden Tools Set
Nothing says “Spring is finally here!” like the chance to spend some time outside working in the garden. Whether you’ve got a teen with a green thumb or you’re looking for the perfect gift for a friend, this 8-Piece Garden Tool Set by Pure Garden is a good starter kit. It includes a basic trowel, pruners, and spray bottle as well as a canvas tote to keep everything organized and portable.
3. An Easy-Care Houseplant
Did you know that houseplants make for a healthier home? No matter who you’re buying for, a ZZ plant (its official name is Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a great gift because it does well in low light and requires very little care to thrive. Simply use a tight planter with good drainage and water once a month.
4. Coloring Book
Coloring isn’t just for kids. Coloring books for adults are popular for those looking for a calming, meditative activity they can squeeze in during a few minutes of free time. One option: Spring Season, which includes 25 nature illustrations. Don’t forget to add a set of colored pencils to this gift!
5. Peach Iced Tea
Drinking Peach Iced Tea by Harney & Sons is like springtime in a cup. This naturally sweet tea includes six large sachets, which each make two quarts of iced tea. The decorative metal tin makes for a beautifully contained gift — no wrapping necessary!