Hop to it and fill up your baby’s Easter basket with these 17 gift ideas. From soft outfits and books to sweet stuffies and toys, they’re all candy-free but as sweet as can be. Read on for baby Easter basket ideas your little bunny will love.
Lamb Rattle Booties
These GUND baby booties will look adorable while keeping your newborn's toes warm and cozy. These sweet lamb booties (size 0-3 months) attach with hook and loop fasteners and have a gentle rattle inside to entrance your little one. Machine washable.
Available at amazon.com, $15.
A Book About Beatrix Potter
Best known for her children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, English author Beatrix Potter wrote 23 children's stories and was a talented artist. In this sweet rhyming board book, we learn about her love for animals and how she left more than 4,000 acres to the National Trust. Beatrix Potter Wrote Stories is part of Gibbs Smith's Little Naturalists book series, which includes children's books on other famous naturalists, including Jane Goodall, John James Audobon, George Washington Carver, Wangari Maathai and more.
Available at gibbs-smith.com, $9.99.
Cozy Jogger Set
Your little one will welcome spring in style with this jogger & sweatshirt set from Maisonette's new Maison Me Baby line of elevated everyday essentials. The French terry Jones Sweat Set also comes in a dusty red stripe. In soft tones of blue, pink, sage and gray, these striped and solid pieces can be mixed and matched for endless adorable combinations.
Available at maisonette.com, $40.
A Cement Truck Friend
Guaranteed to make a child's eyes light up and safe for all ages, this cuddly cement truck from Hess will be your child's best buddy, with its realistic truck details, squeeze-activated lights, and sweet, smiling face. Soft enough to snuggle with at naptime and sturdy enough for playtime, this cement mixer plays two song favorites "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and "The Alphabet Song." Squeeze the roof lights to activate nightlight mode, which shuts off after 15 minutes.
Available at hesstoytruck.com, $29.99.
A Tasteful Teether
With two tasty ears to nibble on, soft wood to grab onto, and absorbent fabric to catch dribbles, there's a lot for babies to love about this soothing teether. When teeth are popping up, wet the fabric and freeze it for a nice, numbing treat. We also love the bunny-themed silicone & wood teethers ($14). They have a nubby texture for sore gums and come in light gray, lilac, blush pink and bright aqua.
Available at louloulollipop.com, $12.
Bodysuit for Some-Bunny Special
Your little bunny will look adorable in this organic-cotton bodysuit made without toxic chemicals, pesticides or artificial dyes. The sweet designs from mini + meep are hand-painted with watercolor and ink by the company's founder, based in Asheville, NC. When you purchase this bodysuit, the company provides four meals to children in need.
Available at miniandmeep.com, $27.99.
Sun Protection Hat
With warmer weather on its way, this is the time to invest in a cute sun hat. This wide-brim hat provides full sun protection and stays on thanks to a tie chin strap. It has UPF 50+ sun protection and keeps baby cool with lightweight, quick-dry material and a wicking liner that pulls moisture away from baby's head. The adjustable toggle customizes the size for your baby's head and grows with them. Available in 0-6 months, 9-18 months and 2T-4T and in lots of cute colors and patterns.
Available at greensproutsbaby.com, $14.99.
A Bunny to Love
This plush bunny from GUND's new Tinkle Crinkle line is both a soft, snuggly companion and a sensory toy with colors and textures to explore. There's a flower-shaped, nubby teether for chewing and a ring on top to hang this bunny from a car seat or stroller for outings.
Available at gund.com, $15.
Foot Finder Toys
Twiddle Ons foot-finder toys slip on like socks and give kids hours of feetie fun. The colorful sock toys have built-in rattles, crinkly material and colorful designs to keep kids captivated. Best of all, these smart socks are designed to stay on babies' feet.
Available at sockons.com, $13.50.
A Cozy Quilt
Copper Pearl is known for luxurious fabrics with darling designs, and this three-layer Easter quilt is no exception. Made from a polyester/rayon blend, it's super soft, breathable and slightly stretchy. And at a generous size (46x46), it will snuggle with your child through toddlerhood.
Available at copperpearl.com, $59.95.
The Coolest Shades
Get ready for the sunny, summery days ahead with a pair of baby sunglasses, like these from Babiators. With UV400 lenses that offer 100% UVA and UVB protection, they'll protect baby's eyes from the sun's rays. And the flexible rubber frames and shatter-resistant lenses resist breakage. Available in a variety of colors and styles (even heart shaped!), you can also purchase a silicone strap to keep your child from taking them off.
Available at babiators.com, $22-$36.
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.
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, $17.95.
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, $13.42.
All-in-One Basket and Toys
Soft and sweet, this basket is filled with an age-appropriate plush set of four holiday-themed toys from GUND: a carrot crinkle toy, a squeaky egg, a chick rattle and a bunny that makes sounds.
Available at amazon.com, $28.95
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.
What will you be putting your little bunny’s Easter basket this year?
featured photo: Copper Pearl
—Jane Putnam and Eva Ingvarson Cerise