Easter baskets don’t have to be full of sweets for kids to enjoy them! The challenge is just picking things that are small enough to fit in a basket, but that your kids will also consider just as good as a sugary treat. This can be easier said than done, especially if you don’t want to spend a ton. For example, an iPod is small, but isn’t cheap! If you’re having a hard time thinking up small basket stuffers that aren’t pricey, check out this list of 40 Inexpensive Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers for Kids!
Part of picking the best inexpensive non-candy Easter basket fillers is knowing what your kids like. Dollar store crayons are a great gift for artistically inclined kids, but other kids will just ignore them. And while many kids like LEGO sets, you’ll want to make sure to pick a set that actually fits their interests (luckily there are so many to choose from!). Also, don’t forget to take into consideration the age of the child. Don’t expect to give a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old the same things and expect them to be equally excited!
And remember to scale your gifts equal to your basket. What that means is, don’t buy an extra large Easter basket, then fill it with mostly fake grass and a few tiny things. To ensure the basket is appreciated, think of presentation! It’s like how a small amount of food looks bigger on a small plate than on a big plate. If you’re only going to give a few inexpensive non-candy Easter basket fillers, or a lot of small things, make sure the basket matches in size.
40 Inexpensive Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers for Kids
Hopefully, this gives you a good idea of inexpensive non-candy Easter basket fillers for the kids in your life! Of course, there are dozens of other things you could include. Your local dollar store can be a good place to look (but remember, you get what you pay for, so keep quality/durability in mind. Target also has a great Dollar Spot, and Walmart has a good selection too (don’t forget the cheap DVD bins!). Also, if your goal is to keep your kids’ Easter baskets candy-free, remember that doesn’t mean food-free! There’s nothing wrong with adding in some crackers, snack bars, popcorn, pretzels, or other healthy snacks!
Here’s one more super fun idea for inexpensive non-candy Easter basket fillers: Give your little ones “coupons” for fun things in the future, like a movie night, game night, or a visit to the park! Everyone’s family is different, so feel free to adjust your Easter baskets to fit the way your family operates. You can be as non-traditional as you want! The goal is just that everyone has fun and has a great Easter!
For more ideas, check out our lists of stocking stuffers for men under $10 and stocking stuffers for women under $10. There are plenty of suggestions on those lists that will make perfect inexpensive non-candy Easter basket fillers!
What do you usually put in Easter baskets?