Easter is almost here, folks, which means it’s time to start focusing on dying eggs, brunch outfits, and, of course, everything basket-related.
“Gone are the days when Easter baskets were strictly for candy gifts,” says Jennifer Lynch, toy trend expert for kids. The toy association. “These days, baskets can offer families a fun opportunity to go beyond sweets and opt for playful alternatives instead. Plus, toys are something the whole family can enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for prepackaged Easter baskets, the prettiest personalized options, or just plain #Easterbasketinspo for all ages, we’ve got you covered in our roundup below.
$16 to Amazon
Filling Easter baskets with basic necessities is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. Stock up on cute essentials for your kids, like these Sticky Be socks that have darts on the bottom and come in girly hues and options for boys and toddlers too. The best part is that each pair features a fun mantra on the sole, like “be brave” or “be kind.”
$9.99 to Amazon
Popits are having a major moment, and the trend is going nowhere. Great for stress relief, these ultra-portable fidget toys provide sensory brain breaks and they’re easy to clean to boot.
$4.78 to Amazon
Was there ever a more apt Easter book? We think not. Funny and cute at the same time, this beloved book by author Marilyn Sadler is perfect for beginning readers.
$14.99 at Amazon
There are bath bombs and then there are bath bombs with surprise toys inside! This adorable set of six egg bombs comes with dinosaur figures hidden inside and picture cards, making bath time more educational than ever.
$21.99 at Amazon
Just like the classic egg toss of old – minus the mess – this soft egg-shaped game is guaranteed fun for solo and group play. Integrated with smart sensors, the game recognizes throwing, catching and more, and produces some 40 hilarious responses in return. Our favourite? “Egg-cellent catch!
$19.10 to Amazon
You can never have enough Play-Doh, so let’s use Easter as an excuse to stock up. We love the cute egg-shaped containers (perfect for this holiday!), which were created exclusively for Amazon.
$16.14 to Amazon
Children love bubbles. Parents? Not really. The generally disorderly activity results in profuse spills and, often, very few bubbles. Enter: Fubbles! Impossible to knock over, these “bubble cups” are perfect for young and old alike.
$29.99 to Amazon
Create an Easter memory that will last a lifetime with this personalized children’s book that will incorporate your child’s name not only on the cover, but throughout the Easter egg hunt story.
$16.29 to Amazon
An Easter basket isn’t complete without a cuddly stuffed animal, and this sweet bunny from Melissa & Doug is adored by nearly 10,000 Amazon shoppers. Extra plush, the bunny has long floppy ears and is perfect for cuddling sessions.
$29 to Amazon
We love a makeup starter kit that’s not only non-toxic, but also focuses on creating an understated glow (rather than Cruella Deville-level glam). Complete with a mini palette (eyeshadow + blush), mascara, lip gloss and brush, the set also comes in an adorable clear bag.
$5 to Target
One of Target’s most anticipated collabs has just launched, and luckily for us, it’s definitely Easter basket-friendly. Covering everything from clothing (pajamas!) to travel accessories (neck pillows!) to beauty essentials (sheet masks!) and outdoor entertainment (pool floats!), the collection has over 300 items that teens will love. Among them: These adorable patches that can be added to bags, jackets and more. We’re big fans of the gold glitter detail and the fact that each has an adhesive backing.
$14.99 at Target
Increase your teen’s interest in this year’s Easter egg hunt with a few of these foam guns, which will add a hilarious dose of fun to the annual tradition. Producing a thick, fluffy spray of foam, the guns can shoot up to 15 feet and require no cleaning – the foam simply dissolves when the party is over!
Starting at $9.99 at Amazon
Big kids need fidget toys too and we love this set of cool magnetic rings that can be twisted on fingers or used to play games like hockey and pool.
$6.99 to Target
Razors… but make them fashionable! Let Rifle Paper Co. do the work. The stationery company’s latest collaboration with Venus has resulted in the prettiest razors we’ve ever seen – which will surely delight newcomers to the shaving game and also look super cute in the old basket.
$20 to Target
We’ve never come across a fanny pack we didn’t like, and that includes this lemonade-colored option from the Stoney Clover Lane x Target launch. (Don’t worry, it’s also available in white, pink, green and many other shades!) Teens and tweens will appreciate how cool the bag is and how it can carry all their essentials when on the go. shift.
From $16 at Amazon
All things 90s are back, and that includes bucket hats, making this a perfect basket filler for teen boys and girls. Amazon’s #1 bestseller in the category is this classic style from Adidas, which comes in over 30 colors and patterns, from fun tie-dyes to colorful camos.
$23.80 to Etsy
Check out one of Etsy’s best-selling Easter baskets! Boasting over 54,000 positive reviews, the adorable linen tote bags can be personalized by adding a name, and you can choose from pink, green or blue bunny ears. The turnaround time is also relatively quick, with the product delivered approximately one week after ordering.
$34 to Pottery Barn Children
If a stuffed animal and an Easter basket were to transform together, this would be the result. Ultra-cuddly, these faux fur buckets are perfect for younger kids as they don’t hold as much as a larger traditional basket. Keep in mind monogramming costs an extra $15 and will add a few days to the shipping time.
Starting at $19.50 at Pottery Barn Children
What we know: Pottery Barn Kids makes a beautiful Easter basket that will stand the test of time (or at least last your child’s childhood). While the retailer has plenty of Easter options, we love Sabrina’s old-fashioned wicker details and the fact that it comes in sizes small and large. Add these adorable gingham bunny face liners, which have floppy ears that can be monogrammed.
$39.99 at Amazon
Listen, we all juggle a million things at once, which is why this pre-packaged basket is a great option. Available in seven cute animal designs, the baskets are sold solo for $29.99, or for an additional $10 you get a plush bunny, grass filler, candies, chocolate eggs, Peeps and a cute chocolate bunny.
$17.99 at Amazon
For the green thumb on your list, this cute self-watering tomato planter will be a delightful surprise. Not only is the planter a fun DIY project, but you’ll also reap the benefits: a bunch of cherry tomatoes!
$11.95 to Amazon
Novelty soaps are always a fun gift to receive, and this set not only comes in a cute gift box, but also includes nine different scents scented with essential oils. Bonus: The soaps are all natural.
$16 to Sephora
The nail art trend isn’t going anywhere, and we love a DIY kit…that’s actually easy! Perfect for spring, Nails Inc.’s butterfly-inspired nail polish duo features two quick-drying colors and water-transfer butterfly decals that can be placed strategically on the nails.
$16.48 to Amazon
For the chef in your life, grilling season is upon us… but your grill might be a little dirty after this long winter. Enter: Proud Grill Q-Swiper BBQ Grill Cleaner Set, which has over 1,200 positive reviews on Amazon because it gets the grill shiny again with barely a hair or streak.