Inventive Ways to Fill Your Easter Basket

by Emma W.R. on March 31, 2015

When you think of Easter baskets, what comes to mind? Eggs, chocolates, jelly beans, maybe a stuffed bunny, right? Be unconventional this year! Your child’s personality and interests can serve as your inspiration to help you create an unforgettable gift. You could even make Easter baskets for the adults in your family! And speaking of creativity, who says that you have to use an actual basket? Instead, consider filling those Easter goodies into a distinctive type of container like a purse, bookbag, toy dump truck, flower pot, or lunchbox.

Here are some fun and inventive ways to fill your Easter baskets. These fresh ideas can be tailored to different age ranges. The possibilities are endless. Hop to it, Easter is right around the corner!

Easter 1

The Artist
• Coloring books and crayons
• Finger paints
• Stickers
• Stamps and ink pads

Easter 8
The Sports Lover
• T-shirt for his or her favorite team
• Baseball cards
• Tickets to a game
• Soccer ball

Easter 2

The Music Fan
• Gift card for MP3 downloads
• Headphones
• Portable speakers
• Concert tickets

Easter 7
The Fashionista
• Hair accessories
• Nail polish
• Lip gloss
• Scarf
• Necklace

 Easter 3


The Curious Academic
• Books
• Magazine subscription
• Journal
• Trip to a local museum

 Easter 6


The Outdoorsy Type
• Gardening tools and seed packets
• Kite
• Bike accessories
• Sunglasses
• Frisbee

 Easter 4

The Adult Basket
• Wine or beer
• Framed family photo
• Coffee mug
• Movie tickets
• Restaurant gift card
• Tools

Easter 5

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Jane April 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm

I do this for the grandchildren. Too much candy is not always good so we mix it up with little gifts and money for the older children.
It is getting to be another Christmas but they are only little once!!!


Brandon April 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

I am a single dad and always look for ideas to stand out with my kids. I used your ideas and made my kids great Easter baskets that will not soon be forgotten. Thank you for your help.


Mallory April 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Easter gets out of hands with some people these days. I know kids who got bikes this year! Candy, coloring books and maybe a small toy should be plenty.

The adult Easter basket is a cute idea!


Steph April 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

I love the different themed baskets. It would be great for any occasion not only Easter, I especially love the adult ones!! Can’t wait to put one together for family and friends.


Sada April 2, 2015 at 2:07 pm

I love the Artist basket for Easter, my Grand kids always want to paint, draw & color, this would be the perfect basket rather then candy.


AnnMarie April 1, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Love the idea for the adult basket! Not everyone eats candy, so this is a great option.


Ellie B April 1, 2015 at 9:53 am

Since my grandsons are not permitted to eat candy, I have always had to come up with alternatives in their baskets. This year I bought sand pails to put the “goodies” in. The older one had a Super Heroes themed basket and the younger one got Paw Patrol items. I had so much fun shopping to find items for my selected themes as well as age appropriate toys. Each boy also got a themed tee shirt and matching socks that will last throughout the year!


Ashley March 31, 2015 at 11:46 am

Those are some really great ideas rather than just stuffing with the traditional Easter items. I would love to give (or get) a food basket – an Italian food basket! Wine, pasta, a few different kinds of sauce, maybe a bottle of flavored olive oil for dipping Italian bread! Delicious!


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