Are you ready for your little one’s first Easter? Hop to it and fill up a basket with these 13 gift ideas. Candy-free, of course, but full of fun and Easter colors and critters.

Snuggly Soother

For babies under 6 months or without teeth, a Wubbanub pacifier is a treasured friend, so pop a duck, lamb or bunny into your basket. It's soft enough to cuddle, has a durable pacifier and (parents, listen up!) the weight of the toy helps the pacifier stay in your child's mouth while they sleep, so there are fewer cries for help reinserting the pacifier.

Available at, $14.95.


Eggs-tra Special Toy

These Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs will stay a favorite long after Easter is over. Younger babies will love to pull off the shells to reveal the colorful eggs underneath (and to give these toys a good chew). Older babies can match the colors, push the egg to hear it squeak, and sort the eggs into the right spot. Each has a unique shape on the bottom and fits only in one spot of the carton.

Available at, $13.99.

Happy, Hoppy Feet

These cute fuzzy slippers will keep feet warm and give your baby two animated stuffed animals to play with just by looking at their toes!

Available at, $20.73.

A Timeless Bunny Basket

Perfect for the first Easter and many more to come. It's made from felt with embroidered detailing, so it can withstand being folded and stored until next spring. Also comes in lamb and chick designs.

Available at, $9.95.

All-in-One Basket and Toys

Soft and sweet, this basket is filled with an age-appropriate plush set of four holiday-themed toys: a carrot crinkle toy, a squeaky egg, a chick rattle and a bunny that makes sounds.

Available at, $29.95.

The Softest Bunny

Looking for a little bunny for your little bunny? Not only does this one tie nicely into the theme for the Easter holiday, this super soft bunny is made for snuggling. Also comes in pink.

Available at, $34.

Velvety Soft Thumbie and Rattle

These cozy, comfort items are ideal for babies three months and up. You can also find this set featuring a lamb, elephant or bear.

Available at, $14-$16.

Baby Banana Teething Toothbrush

Teething is tough (check out our teething tips), this teething toothbrush offers comfort for aching gums with a certain ap...peal. It's a great way to start an oral hygiene routine in a fun way. Plus, you can make it an annual tradition to put a toothbrush amid the sweet stuff in your child's Easter basket.

Available at, $8.49.

We Heart Baby Sunglasses

What's cuter than a baby in sunglasses? These darling miniature shades are perfect for outdoor Easter egg hunts and the sunny, summery days ahead. Available in other styles and colors.

Available at, $6.

A Moment in Time

This item not only fills your basket, it becomes a fun holiday (or post-holiday) activity with baby. Make an imprint of your child's hand or foot print on a sweet egg ornament you can as decoration in coming years.

Available at, $14.95.

Eat Your Veggies

This carrot rattle is cute, cuddly and supports creativity. Each rattle is handmade in 100% cotton by a female artisan, through a company that provides sustainable work for young women in Bangladesh.

Available at, $14.

Literature for Your Littlest

The Baby Lit series provides a board-book take on the classics. From primers on colors to counting, the series uses stories including Jane Eyre, The Secret Garden, Alice in Wonderland to teach your little one. Available at, $9.99.

Some Bunny to Love

Oh sure, a young child in bunny ears is super cute and worthy of your Instagram. But these ears also light up, which makes them that much cooler and more interesting for your child to explore.

Available at, $5.95.

What will you be putting your little bunny’s Easter basket this year?

—Jane Putnam and Eva Ingvarson Cerise


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