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Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids of All Ages

Easter basket Stuffers and easter toys
Design: theSkimm | Image: Hanna Andersson, Anthropologie
Mar 3, 2023

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Easter egg hunts and surprise gifts from the infamous bunny may be what kids look forward to the most during this holiday — but you can add DIY Easter baskets to that list too. From cute stuffed animals to bath bombs filled with themed toys and egg-shaped sidewalk chalk, we’ve rounded up some thoughtful Easter basket stuffers for the little ones in your life. Want to get the grown-ups something special for the holiday as well? We have ideas for them too.

Bunny tumblers you can stash treats in…

These 17-ounce reusable cups will keep their drinks either hot or cold and are designed with a twist-on lid and long straw. Add their name to it and stuff it with Easter candy or smaller toys to optimize space in their basket. Plus? They’re a great way to show ’em the value of sustainability. ($12.99, Personalization Mall)

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Curated Easter basket fillers that’ll inspire their creativity…

They’ll get four fun stuffers to kick their imagination into high gear. This set includes a zodiac-themed notebook and colored pencil set, a crystal-growing cherry tree, rainbow molding dough, and a competitive card game the whole family can enjoy. Note that these are recommended for kids 3 and up. ($47, Uncommon Goods)

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A jewelry-making kit with themed charms…

If the kiddo you know loves getting crafty, this will keep them occupied all spring and beyond. The kit comes with nine different charms stashed in a unicorn-shaped carrying case — and includes tassels, sparkly hearts, dangling horse charms, and a gold-plated ball chain to hold their creations together. When someone asks, “Where’d ya get that?” they’ll be proud to say they made it themselves. ($30, Uncommon Goods

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Customizable squishies they can paint and squeeze…

Stress relievers just got a whole lot cuter. This set of two comes with either a hedgehog and a bunny or a “caticorn” and Shiba Inu ready to be painted with the kit’s included colors and brushes. Customers said the process was a little messy but that the paint comes off easily. Pro tip: Cover their workstation with some paper for easy cleanup. ($20, Uncommon Goods)

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Easter clothes for the night before and day of…

Whether you’re searching for festive jammies to get ’em in the holiday spirit or dress-up clothes for the Sunday of, Hanna Andersson’s Easter shop is full of the cutest options for little ones on your list. We love this pajama set with five designs to choose from, these printed cotton dresses (with pockets to store any overflowing eggs they find), and these colorful button-ups. ($44+, Hanna Andersson)

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Peeps that aren’t made for eating…

These adorable plushies are modeled after the holiday’s most notorious treat. They’ll get one mystery egg with a surprise Peep — one of six available options — that they can clip on their backpack or key chain. Cuteness incoming. ($12.06, Amazon)

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An Easter-themed Build-A-Bear toy…

This mini frog comes with its own Easter wardrobe — a cute removable shirt. If your little one can’t get enough of adorable stuffed animals, snag them the whole Buddies collection: The duck, lamb, and swirly frog are all waiting. ($14, Build-A-Bear)

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A bunny-designed blanket wrap for baby’s first Easter…

It has a hood adorned with a bunny face and long ears (but there’s also a blue hippo version available). The wrap is machine washable and can fit babies up to 24 inches tall. Make their basket extra special and snag the matching cuddly bunny plush while you’re at it. ($40, Amazon)  

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Nesting wooden Easter bunnies for one surprise after another…

This holiday-themed take on a classic toy will be a keepsake long after the egg hunt is over. The set includes five wooden bunnies with pastel-colored ears and tails, and faces all painted in shiny gold. They’ll enjoy stacking them or even storing some teeny trinkets inside each. ($26, Anthropologie)

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Kinder egg chocolates with hidden surprises…

What’s better than hunting for Easter eggs? Hunting for Kinder eggs instead. Snag this classic box of 15 — or choose an Avatar- or space-themed pack — and inside each egg, they’ll find a tiny surprise. ($23.26+, Amazon)

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A book all about the holiday’s mascot…

Tuck them in with a story on how to catch the elusive Easter bunny. It has smart rhymes and fun illustrations perfect for little kids ages 2 through 6. Sounds like a new annual bedtime tradition. ($7.84+, Amazon)

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Bath bombs that’ll make them look forward to bath time…

If they need to clean up after the egg hunt, these will have your kid excited to jump in the tub. The pack comes with eight fizzy bath bombs that feature Easter-themed toys at the center so they can play while you scrub. Snag all the different themes as incentives to keep ’em clean. ($13.99+, Amazon)

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A barrel of colorful Easter-themed squishy toys…

Pop these into some of their Easter eggs on scavenger hunt day instead of candies in each one. The tub comes with 24 different toys they can squish, pull, and play with long after the holiday is over. ($11.99, Amazon)

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A carton of egg-shaped chalk to enjoy outdoors…

Get ’em off their tablets and encourage them to play outside and create some sidewalk art. Choose from 6-packs of glitter, neon, or tie-dye designs, or a variety pack with 12 eggs. Hopscotch, anyone? ($7.99+, Amazon)

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