Save our teeth! Gift ideas for a no/low sugar Easter basket.

Time to getting hopping on that shopping! Easter baskets filled with candy and sugary sweets are on their way out, so check out our suggestions for The Bunny’s non-cavity inducing treats.

What can I put in my kids’ Easter basket?

  • Sand toys
  • Bathing suits
  • Books
  • Flip flops
  • Art supplies (crayons, paints, foam stickers)
  • Coloring books or drawing pads
  • Project toys (foam car models or those cute make-your-own-picture-frame things)
  • Bubbles and bubble wands
  • Flower seeds and small pots
  • Bike helmet or safety pads
  • Hair accessories or baseball caps
  • Puzzles
  • Small Lego kits
  • Playdough
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Outdoor fun stuff: jump rope, Frisbee, wiffle ball set
  • Bubble bath
  • Sticker sets (you can grab a bunch of these from the Dollar Store!)
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Card games
  • Flashlights
  • Sunglasses
  • Computer/TV learning games
  • DVDs
  • Slippers

What do I get for my Tween/Teen?

  • Gift Cards! (fast food, ice cream, movies, iTunes)
  • iPod or technical accessories (great stuff at Five Below)
  • Nail polish or lip gloss
  • Flip flops
  • Summer hats and baseball caps
  • T-shirts (they have tons of cute boy/girl t-shirts at Five Below)
  • Hairbrush or grooming supplies (lotion, body wash)
  • School supplies
  • Snack food
  • Books
  • Magazine or magazine subscription
  • Video games

What’s a good alternative to the heavy-duty-rot-your-teeth-candy?

  • Homemade Trail Mix (ok…throw in *some* M&Ms)
  • 100 calorie packs of chocolate pretzels or shortbread cookies
  • Fruit leather or gummy snacks
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Juice boxes
  • Licorice shoe strings
  • Baggies of miniature colored marshmallows
  • Nuts
  • Package of peanut butter crackers
  • Dried fruit

How about you? What do YOU put in your kids’ Easter baskets?

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1 Response

  1. Angie Fitzsimmons

    I hide pistachio’s in plastic easter eggs. I have also hid quarters. When they were very young, it was cheerios.

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