Easter is nearly here, folks, which means it’s time to start focusing on egg dyeing, brunch outfits and, of course, all things basket-related.
“Gone are the days of Easter baskets being reserved strictly for gifting candy,” says Jennifer Lynch, toy trends specialist for The Toy Association. “These days, baskets can offer families a fun opportunity to move beyond sugary sweets and instead opt for some playful alternatives. Plus, toys are something the whole family can enjoy.”
Whether you’re looking for a prepackaged Easter baskets, the prettiest custom options or just some plain ol’ #Easterbasketinspo for all ages, we’ve got you covered in our roundup below.
Filling Easter baskets with necessities is a great way to hit two birds with one stone. Stock your kids up on cute essentials, like these Sticky Be Socks that have grippers 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.”
From $5.94 at Amazon
Popits are having a major moment, and the trend isn’t going anywhere. Great for relieving stress, these ultra-portable fidget toys provide sensory-based brain breaks and they’re easy to clean to boot.
Was there ever a more apropos Easter book? We think not. Funny and cute all at once, this beloved book by author Marilyn Sadler is perfect for beginner readers.
There are bath bombs and then there are bath bombs with surprise toys inside! This adorable set of six egg-shaped bombs comes with with hidden dinosaur figurines inside and illustrated cards, making bath time more educational than it’s ever been.
From $19.99 at Amazon
Just like the classic egg toss of yore — minus the mess — this soft, egg-shaped game is guaranteed fun for solo play and groups alike. Embedded with smart sensors, the game recognizes tossing, catching and more, and churns out some 40 hilarious responses in return. Our favorite? “Egg-cellent catch!”
$21.99 $19.28 at Amazon
You can never have enough Play-Doh, so let’s use Easter as an excuse to stock up. We’re loving the cute egg-shaped containers (perfect for this holiday!), which were created exclusively for Amazon.
Kids love bubbles. Parents? Not so much. The generally messy activity results in spills galore, and oftentimes, very few bubbles. Enter: Fubbles! Impossible to spill, these “bubble tumblers” are perfect little and big kids alike.
Create an Easter memory that lasts a lifetime with this customized children’s book that will incorporate your kiddo’s name not only on the cover, but throughout the Easter egg hunt story as well.
An Easter basket isn’t complete without a cuddly stuffed animal, and this sweet bunny from Melissa & Doug is beloved by nearly 10,000 Amazon shoppers. Extra-plush, the bunny has long floppy ears and is perfect for snuggle sessions.
We love a starter makeup kit that is not only non-toxic, but also focuses on creating a low-key glow (rather than Cruella Deville-level glam). Complete with a mini palette (eyeshadow and blush), mascara, lip gloss and a brush, the set comes in an adorable clear bag, too.
One of Target’s most anticipated collabs just launched, and lucky for us it’s definitely Easter-basket-friendly. Covering everything from clothing (PJs!) and travel accessories (neck pillows!) to beauty essentials (sheet masks!) and outdoor entertaining (pool floats!), the collection has 300+ items that teens are guaranteed to love. Among them, these adorable patches that can be added to bags, jackets and more. We’re big fans of the gold sparkle detail and that each one has an adhesive backing.
Amp up your teen’s interest in this year’s Easter egg hunt with a few of these foam guns that will add a hilarious dose of fun to the annual tradition. Producing a fluffy, thick stream of foam, the guns can shoot up to 15 feet and require zero cleanup — the suds simply dissolve when the party has ended!
$14.99 From $9.99 at Amazon
Big kids need fidget toys too and we love this cool magnetic ring set that can be spun around on fingers or used to play games like hockey and billiards.
Razors, but make them fashion! Leave it to Rifle Paper Co. to get the job done. The stationery company’s latest collaboration with Venus has resulted in the prettiest razors we ever did see — which will surely delight those newly-minted in the shaving game, and look super cute in the ol’ basket, too.
We never met a fanny pack we didn’t like, and that includes this lemonade-hued option from the Stoney Clover Lane x Target launch. (Fear not, it also comes in white, pink, green and more hues!) Teens and tweens alike will appreciate the bag’s cool factor, and that it can carry all their essentials when they’re on the go.
All things ‘90s are back again, and that includes bucket hats, which makes them a perfect basket filler for teen boys and girls alike. Amazon’s bestseller in the category is this classic style from Adidas, which comes in more than 30 colors and patterns — ranging from fun tie-dyes to colorful camouflages.
$28 $25.20 at Etsy
Meet one of Etsy’s bestselling Easter baskets! Boasting more than 54,000 positive reviews, the adorable linen carryall bags can be customized by adding a name, and you can choose from pink, green or blue bunny ears. Turnaround is relatively quick, too, with the product being delivered about a week after the order is placed.
If a stuffed animal and an Easter basket were to morph together, this would be the result. Ultra-cuddly, these faux fur buckets are ideal for the younger set as they don’t hold quite as much as a traditional, larger basket. Keep in mind that monogramming costs an extra $15 and will add a few days to the delivery time.
This we know: Pottery Barn Kids makes a beautiful Easter basket that is going to stand the test of time (or at least last for your kiddo’s entire childhood). While the retailer has lots of Easter options, we love Sabrina’s old-school wicker detailing and that it comes in small and large sizes. Add these adorable gingham bunny face liners, which have floppy ears that can be monogrammed.
From $29.99 at Amazon
Listen, we’re all juggling a million things at once, which is why this pre-packed basket is a great option. Available in seven cute animal designs, the baskets come solo for $29.99, or for an extra $10, you get a plush stuffed bunny, grass filler, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, Peeps and a cute chocolate bunny.
$24.99 $16.99 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 get to reap the benefits — a heap of cherry tomatoes!
From $11.95 at Amazon
Fancy soaps are always a fun gift to receive, and this set not only comes in a pretty gift box but also features nine different fragrances scented with essential oils. Bonus: The soaps are completely natural.
The nail art trend isn’t going anywhere, and we love a DIY kit that is actually easy! Perfect for spring, the butterfly-inspired nail polish duo set from Nails Inc. includes two quick-drying colors and water-transfer butterfly decals that can be placed strategically across the nails.
For the chef in your life, grilling season is upon us — but your grill might be a bit dirty after that long winter. Enter Proud Grill Q-Swiper BBQ Grill Cleaner Set, which has more than 1,200 positive reviews on Amazon because it gets the grill sparkling again with nary a bristle or wire.