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.
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 amazon.com, $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 amazon.com, $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 amazon.com, $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 papersource.com, $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 amazon.com, $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 barneys.com, $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 potterybarnkids.com, $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 buybuybaby.com, $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 carters.com, $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 amazon.com, $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 littlemarket.com, $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 BabyLit.com, $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 papersoure.com, $5.95.
What will you be putting your little bunny’s Easter basket this year?
—Jane Putnam and Eva Ingvarson Cerise