Everybody’s getting hand sanitizer for Easter! We’ve got some more egg-cellent ideas for your kid’s Easter baskets that we’re egg-stremely egg-cited to share with you. Sorry not sorry.
Books & Movies
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a classic. This edition from Target is much like the original that was first printed by the author, Beatrix Potter, when she self-published it over a century ago.
Another classic that has been around for nearly a century, The Velveteen Rabbit makes us tear up every time.
Yet another timeless tale, The Runaway Bunny is by Margaret Wise Brown, the same author who brought us Goodnight Moon.
If your little one is obsessed with Peppa Pig, put Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt in their basket this year.
One of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Pat the Bunny should be on every baby’s bookshelf. Walmart’s version of the touch-and-feel book comes with a plush bunny.
Guess How Much I Love You is where we all got the phrase “love you to the moon and back.” This copy from Target is the board book version for babies.
Another Easter-themed movie the kids will love is Hop, which came out in 2012. The main character E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) is supposed to take over the family candy biz, but instead he runs away to LA to be a drummer. Hijinx ensue.
Egg-shaped sidewalk chalk is always a winner with creative kids. Plus, they’ll have to take their candy-fueled hyperactivity outside to play.
For the younger ones (ages two and up), Hasbro Play-Doh Spring Eggs are a cute and fun Easter surprise.
Coloring books are always a hit. If your kiddo is obsessed with unicorns, get them this Unicorn Easter Coloring Book from Walmart. They also have a more intricate Easter Coloring Art book for older kids. Crayola has fun Easter coloring pages you can print out at home. Don’t forget the colored pencils or crayons (bonus points if they’re pastel).
Speaking of crayons, Crayola’s My First Toddler Crayons just so happen to be egg-shaped to fit in wee ones’ palms. This set has red, blue, yellow, orange, green, and purple and is made for ages one and up. Each “egg” is the equivalent of 14 crayons—and they won’t break constantly like the traditional kind!
For the cross-section of Shopkin fans who also love stickers, Target has a Shopkins Easter Egg Hunt! storybook that includes 100 scented stickers.
Toys come in only second to candy when it comes to a child’s Easter basket.
If your kid is on a Hatchimals kick, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles will make their Easter Sunday. Walmart has a Neon Nightglow CollEGGtibles set with all-new Season 4 characters that glow in the dark. Perfect for ages five and up—just give each of the dozen orange and pink ombre eggs a rub until the purple heart turns pink. The egg carton doubles as storage. Walmart also carries a Jewelry Box version that features the Royal Hatchimals characters, as well as a Mermal Magic carton with shell-shaped eggs that hold characters from the Hatchtopian Sea which change colors in water.
How cute is this Scruff-a-Luvs Blossom Bunny? If you’re not familiar with these adorable plushies, at first, the stuffed animal just looks like a ball of fur, that is until your child washes it in lukewarm water, dries it with a towel and hair dryer, and brushes them. These bunnies come in a mystery color of blue, yellow, or pink and each comes with a collar and adoption certificate. Recommended for ages three and up.
If your munchkin is still obsessed with Shopkins, then put a Shopkins Series 4 Surprise Easter Egg in their basket. Don’t worry about the low reviews on the website, it’s from people who thought they were getting more than just one egg for seven bucks, but there are two Shopkins inside.
For the tiny paleontologist in your life, how about some Dinosaur-filled Easter eggs? This set includes a Brachiosaurus, Pterosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Triceratops.
Peep these precious Peeps Mystery Eggs that Party City has for just five bucks. The mystery is which color of plushie Peep is inside. Will it be blue, pink, purple, tie-dye, yellow, or pink plaid? Only one way to find out.
Speaking of plushies, step up your stuffed bunny game with these adorable hand knit dolls from cuddle + kind. Sure, $55 is a lot to spend on a stuffed animal, but each handmade doll that is purchased gives 10 meals to children in need. They also have Easter gift bundles!
Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? This 100 piece Chuckle & Roar Happy Easter Egg-Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle is a good size for those six and up, while Walmart’s 1,000 piece Easter Egg Jigsaw Puzzle is perfect for more mature puzzlers.
For the LEGO® lover in your life, how about a LEGO® Easter Egg Hunt set? This 145-piece set is for ages seven and up. It comes with one adult and one child mini-figure and three locations: a hen house (complete with rooster), a flower garden, and a vegetable garden. Plus it comes with a cute little wheel barrow, three eggs to hide, and a basket to keep them in.
Easter is really just an excuse to eat all the jelly beans. Have you seen the Krispy Kreme flavored Jelly Bellys yet? Grab yourself a pocket-sized box and get an Easter Egg Mix box of shimmering jelly beans for the kiddos. While Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Jelly Beans are entertaining, they do have some pretty disgusting flavors in there. Spin the wheel, choose the indicated color of bean, and see whether you end up with birthday cake or dirty dishwater, chocolate pudding or canned dog food, Juicy Pear or booger, peach or barf.
Williams Sonoma has a darling Peter Rabbit Small Mache Egg that you’ll be tempted to put in your own basket. The papier-mâché egg has a charming illustration of Peter Rabbit on the outside and confection perfection on the inside. With a solid milk chocolate bunny, carrot, and eggs, plus pink and fluffy bunny-shaped marshmallows, tart jelly beans, and colorful, fruity sugar-crusted gummy eggs, all neatly tucked in a bed of paper grass.
Clothes, Shoes, & Accessories
We’re going to keep this section short, because what kid really wants something they can wear in their Easter basket? But these Tom’s are just too cute! The minty green kicks have a cute bunny and chick pattern and are available in youth sizes 6-12.
These precious little Baby Bunny Booties from Target are perfect for baby’s first Easter.