Easter Basket Gifts for Kids of All Ages

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If you’re out of ideas of what to put in your child’s Easter basket this year, we’re here to help. Here is a list of Easter goodies and gifts created by San Diego Family staff. Pick a few items from the list below, add some colorful Easter grass, pom-poms or raffia and boom, you got this!

Looking for creative alternatives to using Easter baskets? Think outside the box—make the container part of the gift. Put items in a baseball hat, toy dump truck, rain boots, a sand pail, laundry basket, cool bedroom trash can, child-sized wheelbarrow, toy wagon, tackle box, watering can, even a new training potty for toddlers. The options are endless! 

Arts & craft supplies

Baking supplies

Baseball cards

Bath bombs 



Bow tie

Bubble bath


Bunny ears

Candy (some of our favorites):

  • Cadbury chocolate eggs
  • Chocolate bunny 
  • Classic candies: Pop rocks, colorful candy buttons (on paper), Fun Dip, SweeTARTS
  • Foil-covered chocolate eggs
  • Giant chocolate egg
  • Jelly Belly Candies or jelly beans
  • Marshmallow Peeps
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs
  • See’s Candies
  • Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs

Card games

Charm bracelet

Coloring books

Comic books

Decks of cards

Digital games

Dyed eggs  

Favorite drinks

Favorite snacks

Fun drinking straws

Funko Pop! dolls

Gift cards

Hair clips or ties

Hot Wheels cars


Jump rope

Kids cookbook


Mad Libs

Makeup and makeup brushes

Movie passes

New hat for church 

Photo stickers

Plastic eggs filled with:

  • Candy
  • Quarters
  • 50-cent pieces

Pokémon cards

Pool toys

Sand toys

Scented Chapstick or lip balm

Sidewalk chalk

Small toys


Sports caps

Sticker books

Stuffed animals

Sudoku game book or word search


Themed socks

Travel-sized games

Wooden glider plane

Find festive recipes, Easter crafts, treat bag ideas and more in our Easter & Spring Round-Up

Lisa Gipson is San Diego Family’s managing editor.


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