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Candy-Free Easter Ideas

by Christy Taylor

Here are some great ideas to avoid sugar overload on Easter...for kids AND adults!


Coffee Easter Basket
Add mugs or travel mugs. Teas, coffees and a Starbucks gift card. Maybe some dark chocolate espresso beans.

Wine Easter Basket
A red wine, a white wine, and dark chocolate almonds. Also you can add 2 stemless wine glasses and a wine cork.

Hello Kitty Easter Basket
Hello Kitty Jelly Bellies Jelly beans, Hello Kitty coloring books, Hello Kitty stuffed animal, Hello Kitty clothes. Well let's just say a Hello Kitty or Barbie Easter Basket has endless possibilities of goodies to fill up that basket!

A craft Easter Basket for a child
Finger paints, crayons, coloring books, construction paper, glitter, A Mellissa and Doug art project.

Relaxing gift basket
A gift card to a spa for either a mani/pedi or a massage, lotions, body wash and a loofah, can also add a bottle of wine to this as well.

Beach Basket
Instead of a basket use a towel or beach bag. Fill with sunscreen, bathing suit, cover up, sunglasses, and water bottle. If using a towel roll the toll up and put the items inside at the top of the towel.

Here are some non-candy Easter Basket fillers:

  • Hair ribbons in pastel colors
  • Flower or vegetable seeds so your tween can plant a summer garden
  • A child's gardening book
  • A kite
  • A stuffed bunny
  • An Easter egg kaleidoscope
  • Easter stickers
  • Easter-themed pens, pencils, and sharpeners
  • Easter-themed notepads
  • A personalized stationery set
  • A new toothbrush
  • A comb and brush set
  • Lip-gloss
  • A bottle of sunscreen
  • A water bottle
  • A jump rope
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Sidewalk paint
  • A deck of cards