Easter is a time of renewal, joy, and cherished traditions. While the religious significance remains at the heart of this spring holiday, Easter has also become a season filled with family fun and excitement for children.
Gifting toys, treats, and other goodies during Easter adds an extra layer of enjoyment for kids of all ages. It’s the perfect opportunity to surprise your children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews or students with presents specially chosen to reflect the cheerful spirit of the occasion.
To help you fill Easter baskets with delight, here are 12 thoughtful Easter gift recommendations for kids that will bring smiles to their faces on Easter Sunday morning:
Cuddly Stuffed Easter Animals
Nothing says “Happy Easter!” quite like finding a plush bunny, chick, or lamb nestled inside your basket on Easter morning. These cute and cuddly stuffed animals make treasured keepsake gifts that kids will adore cuddling and playing with for years to come.
Top Picks: Jellycat Bashful Bunny, Aurora World Chick, Melissa & Doug Burrow Bunny, Gund Peter Rabbit
Easter Arts & Crafts Supplies
Get kids’ creativity flowing this Easter with fun arts and crafts supplies they can use to make homemade decorations, cards, and other DIY Easter projects.
Top Picks: Crayola Sidewalk Chalk, Easter Sticker Books, Alex Wear Easter Egg Jewelry Kit, Easter Coloring Books
Entertaining Easter Books
Share the religious tradition of Easter or just provide great reading enjoyment with engaging Easter books for kids of all reading levels.
Top Picks: “Pete the Cat’s Big Easter Adventure”, “The Story of Easter”, “Llama Llama Easter Egg”, “Happy Easter Mouse”
Plastic Easter Eggs Filled with Surprises
No Easter is complete without an egg hunt! Fill plastic Easter eggs with candy, small toys, stickers, or other surprises kids will love discovering inside.
Top Picks: Prextex Eggs with Mini Toys, LEGO Easter Egg Hunt Kit, Play-Doh Eggs, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles
Sweet Easter Candy & Treats
While the Easter Bunny may handle the bulk of the candy delivery, adding a few iconic Easter sweets to gift baskets is a must!
Top Picks: Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, Lindt Chocolate Bunnies, Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
Age-Appropriate Easter Gifts
Tailor your gift selection to the specific age and developmental stage of the child. Focus on:
- Toddlers – Soft plush toys, board books, chunky puzzles, non-choking hazards
- Young Kids – Arts & crafts, interactive toys, storybooks, games
- Tweens/Teens – DIY kits, novels, electronics, beauty items
Decorative Easter Gift Baskets
Present their Easter surprises in a lovely basket decorated festively with bows, floral accents, Easter grass, and eggs. Use a mix of practical and whimsical fillers.
Non-Candy Gift Ideas
For kids with food allergies or dietary issues, shop for non-edible treats like bubble wands, sidewalk chalk, stickers, temporary tattoos, and other fun trinkets to tuck inside plastic eggs.
Thoughtful DIY Easter Craft Gifts
Get kids involved in making homemade Easter gifts like decorating tote bags, coloring picture frames, or assembling egg dye kits. Their handmade creations double as heartfelt gifts.
With so many options for Easter basket fillers, you can create unique gifts tailored each child’s interests and age. Spark their creativity with art supplies, feed their imagination with books, and fuel their active play with outdoor toys and games.
Of course, don’t forget to toss in a few of their favorite candy treats too! The right balance of fun and thoughtful gifts will fill little hearts with the joy of Easter.
FAQs on Easter Gift Ideas for Kids
When Should I Give Easter Gifts to Kids?
While Easter Sunday is the traditional gift-giving day, feel free to spread out the fun earlier! Place a cute stuffed bunny on their bed a week before to get them excited. Save the bigger basket reveal for Easter morning for the full surprise effect.
How Many Gifts Should I Include in Easter Baskets?
Aim for around 5-8 modestly priced goodies per basket. You don’t need to go overboard on piles of gifts. A few fun toys, books and treats will fill them with happiness without being over-the-top. Focus on quality over quantity when picking small Easter gifts.
What Are Some Great Easter Gift Ideas for Toddlers?
Toddler gifts should be safe, durable and engaging. Board books, chunky puzzles, plush animals, plastic eggs with stickers, and sensory toys like light-up wands or musical toys are fantastic toddler basket stuffers.
What Makes Good Easter Gifts for Big Kids and Teens?
Older kids love gift cards, electronics, beauty supplies, art kits, sporting equipment and subscription boxes featuring their hobbies.
How Can I Make Allergy-Friendly Easter Baskets?
Instead of candy, fill plastic eggs and baskets with non-food treats like bubbles, stickers, temporary tattoos, yo-yos, mini slime packs and other trinkets. Check candy ingredients carefully for allergens or buy allergy-friendly brands.
Should Easter Gifts be Religious or Secular?
This depends on your family’s faith and beliefs. Feel free to incorporate both religious Easter books and secular toys, crafts and candy to expose kids to the meaning behind the holiday while still enjoying the fun!