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35 of the best Easter basket ideas for kids that aren’t candy 🐰

If you don't want to fill your little's Easter baskets with candy, there are plenty of cute and creative toys out there.

35 of the best Easter basket ideas for kids that aren’t candy 🐰

If you don't want to fill your little's Easter baskets with candy, there are plenty of cute and creative toys out there.

We've rounded up our best non-candy ideas for all the little bunnies in your life this Easter. Now hop to it!



1. Hearth & Hand Bunny and Carrot Pull Along Toy, $12.99, Target

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2. Natural Stripe Bonnet, $32.00, Briar Handmade

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3. Denim Bunny Rattle, $33.00, Maisonette

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4. Petite Collage Rabbit Wood Stacker, $20.00, Amazon

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5. Bunny Wooden Teether, $14.99, Etsy

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6. Baby Bum Bubble Bath, $7.99, Amazon

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7. KikizYe Long Sleeve Cotton Pajamas, $15.99, Amazon

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8. Hops Easter moccs, $60.00, Freshly Picked

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9. cuddle + kind Stuffed Animal, $52.00, Nordstrom

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10. Organic Cotton Short John Pajamas, $32.00, Hanna Andersson

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11. aden + anais Swaddle Set, $49.95, Amazon

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12. Mini Boden One-Piece Swimsuit, $30.00, Nordstrom

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13. Egg by Kevin Henkes, $9.98, Amazon

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14. HABA Shakin Eggs, $23.99, Amazon

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15. Counting Carrots Stacker Set, $24.99, Amazon

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16. Bunny T-Shirt + Pants Set, $44.95, Nordstrom

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17. Oli & Carol Natural Polka Dot Bath Duck, $15.00, Rose & Rex

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18. Skip Hop Insulated Lunch Box, $15.00, Amazon

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19. Love by Emma Dodd, $8.99, Amazon

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20. Midnight Confetti Custom Name Puzzle, $36.00, Etsy

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21. Hunter First Classic Rain Boot, $55.00, Nordstrom

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22. Hearth & Hand Gardening Set, $19.99, Target

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23. Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney, $5.99, Amazon

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24. Joyin Easter Sidewalk Chalk Set, $9.95, Amazon

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25. Bunny Creeper, $52.75, Feltman Brother

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26. Bunny Book + Teether Set, $26.00, Anthropologie

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27. Little Joe Chickapig by Brian Calhoun, $9.99, Target

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28. BapronBaby + ezpz Mealtime Gift Set, $35.00, BapronBaby,

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29. Crayola Wonder Color Markers, $11.99, Amazon

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30. Educational Insights Hoppy Floppy's Happy Hunt Game, $10.86, Amazon

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31. Merida Tunic Dress, $28.00, Allegra + Luca

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32. Mellisa & Doug Pattern Block Boards, $16.99, Amazon

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33. Pat the Bunny Touch and Feel Book by Dorothy Kunhardt, $7.99, Amazon

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34. Bunny Ear Headbands, $7.99, Amazon

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35. Easter Magnets Craft Kit, $12.95, Amazon

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