Hop to it and fill up your child’s Easter basket with these 14 gift ideas. Candy-free, of course, but full of fun and Easter colors and critters.
Literature for Your Littlest
In Babylit's alphabet primer E Is for Easter, your child will learn the ABCs while enjoying fun, vintage-looking drawings that celebrate Easter and spring, from Easter egg hunts to the beauty of spring flowers.
Available at babylit.com, $9.99.
Telling the Easter Story
This is an Easter gift you'll want to give a week in advance. It builds excitement for the holiday while celebrating the meaning of Easter. The Easter Story Egg comprises a hardcover book and seven nesting Easter eggs. Each hand-carved wooden egg corresponds to a rhyming story in the book about the significance of the days leading up to Easter, starting with Palm Sunday.
Available at starkidscompany.com, $34.99.
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 of the shells and eggs, push on the egg to hear it squeak, and sort the eggs into the right spot in the egg carton. 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, $20.81.
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, $29.98.
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 Jellycat bunny is made for snuggling. Also comes in pink, beige and light blue.
Available at barneys.com, $33.
Velvety Soft Thumbie and Rattle
These cozy, comfort items are ideal for babies three months and up. They feature stitched faces your child will love and come in super soft fabric. 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 glittery 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, $7.20.
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 use as a 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.
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?
featured photo: Alexas_Fotos via Pixabay
—Jane Putnam and Eva Ingvarson Cerise