Putting together the Easter Basket for my newest niece really helped inspire me to get one going for my two little ones. Typically I fill their baskets with a few nick knacks and some candy, but this year we have been trying hard to be intentional with a healthy lifestyle for our family. Plus, my kids will be doing Easter hunts at school, so I know they will likely be bringing home handfuls of candy already. With that in mind, I decided to try my hand at a candy-free Easter Basket for the two of them.You may know from reading previous posts that I’m huge on practicality in terms of gifting, which is why this year’s major focus of our baskets included adidas Superstar shoes. My kids have recently out grown their shoes, so I thought it might be a fun surprise to add to their baskets.
I focused on the adidas Superstars in cloud white/core black/cloud white color for my son, and for my daughter I went with the cloud white/cloud white/cloud white pair. I love these shoes because they go with pretty much any outfit, which means less fuss when we’re rushing out the door for school in the mornings!Once I had the shoes in place, I knew the next item I wanted to add to the baskets would be a book. We are huge book worms in our house! Rather than stick with something that was strictly Easter related, (that we may only read once or twice a year) I decided to go for something a little different. I came across Alphabet Legends over Instagram and thought their books were adorable. I went for Lady Legends Alphabet for my daughter’s basket (introducing her to strong and talented women) and American Legends Alphabet for my son’s basket (which will introduce him to strong intelligent and talented people who have helped shaped America in one way or another). I also included side walk chalk and flashcards to both baskets as fillers. These were fairly inexpensive items that I know my children will both love and get great use out of this summer. And of course you can’t have an Easter basket without Easter eggs! I found these oversized Easter eggs from Target and filled them with Play-Doh – my kids are Play-Doh obsessed!
Last but not least, I included a new doll for bedtime from Cuddle and Kind. They have the most adorable collection of dolls! I chose Sebastian The Lamb for my son’s basket and Lucy The Lamb for my daughter’s. These dolls are a bit of an investment, but they are well worth the money knowing they are ethically sourced and their cause is amazing! For every doll sold, Cuddle and Kind donates 10 meals to children in need.
More Easter Basket Filler Ideas:
- Card Games
- Coloring Books
- Coloring Pencils
- Hot Wheels
- Beach Toys
- Brain Quest Cards
- Hair Bows
- Easter Stamps
- Chutes and Ladders Board Game
- Water Bottle
Pin to share our ideas for candy-free Easter Baskets!
Do you have healthier Easter basket ideas to share? I’d love to hear!