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.