26 Fun and Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Create a custom Easter basket for a holiday they will never forget with our top picks for all kinds of kids.

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Easter is a great opportunity to indulge your children’s interests, inspire fun and creativity, and introduce them to new things. You can get a wicker basket, fill it with the traditional grass, Easter basket stuffers, and Easter candy, or you can start a new Easter tradition and put together a themed basket that’s specially suited to their tastes. If you’re looking for Easter basket ideas for kids or Easter basket ideas for teens, you have come to the right place.

Whether the kid in your life is into LOL Surprise toys, mermaids, Nintendo, Hot Wheels, arts and crafts, or LEGO, curating a basket to fulfill your child’s fantasies is easier than you think. On this list, you’ll find Easter basket ideas for girls and Easter basket ideas for boys, as well as baskets for first-time celebrators, those learning to read, and even the Encanto-obsessed. Looking for adult Easter baskets? We have plenty of ideas for those, too.

Bunny Easter basket

You can’t go wrong with a traditional Easter basket for kids, starring—who else?—the Easter Bunny! Start with a personalized bunny basket and grass, and then add a Melissa and Doug stuffie, a Plus Plus bunny-building kit, and candy like chocolate eggs or gummy bunnies for the perfect sweet treats. Top it off with one of these free printable Easter cards. Oh, and don’t miss out on these personalized Easter gifts for the rest of your loved ones, either.

Candy lover’s Easter basket

There are two times of year when you can indulge their sweet tooth with abandon: Halloween and Easter. Fill a bunny-adorned basket with all manner of sweet treats, such as classic Jelly Bellies, gourmet Hilliard chocolate-covered Oreos, a Jelly Belly “carrot’ (don’t worry—the jelly beans are tangerine flavored), and a kebob of yummy mummies from Dylan’s Candy Bar.

LEGO Easter basket

Is this the quintessential gift for kids or what? This large LEGO storage bin doubles as an Easter basket and will keep all their blocks together for years to come. The brand offers a few Easter-themed goodies that make great fillers, including this small Easter-chick set, a LEGO Friends portable box set, and a Minecraft bunny set. Don’t forget to fill the plastic Easter eggs with brick candy—it will make their morning.

Gluten-free Easter basket

Just because a kid eats gluten-free foods, it doesn’t mean they have to be left out of the Easter fun. Load up a natural woven basket with a sampler of REAL  cookies, Jelly Belly Easter packs, and SmartSweets Swedish fish.

Unicorn Easter basket

Order everything you need for an adorable unicorn-themed Easter basket at Michaels. Start with this canvas Easter Universe basket and pastel grass, and fill it with arts and crafts like unicorn modeling clay. Clip on a Beanie Boos unicorn stuffy, and don’t forget the unicorn-shaped candy! What other types of Easter candy should you include? Find out their favorite Easter candy, according to their zodiac sign.

Nintendo Super Mario Easter basket

If you’ve been thinking of splurging on a Nintendo Switch for your child, Easter is a great opportunity. Opt for a candy-colored console and include a game or two, such as Mario Party Superstars. Add Super Mario eggs filled with temporary tattoos, LEGO Super Mario character packs, and Super Mario–shaped fruit snacks stuffed into red and green Easter eggs for a complete curation.

Mermaid Easter basket

This creative under-the-sea-themed basket will make a splash with your mermaid in training. Start with a mermaid-adorned storage basket (which can be used to organize stuff in their room after Easter), and fill it with mermaid-inspired goodies: a Barbie Color Reveal Mermaid doll, a Melissa & Doug sticker book, and an Ariel Squishmallow.

LOL Surprise Easter basket

A collapsible LOL Surprise storage bin makes a perfect makeshift Easter basket for any fan. Fill it up with LOL Surprise Minis,  a jewelry-making set, and an arts and crafts bundle. Then add brightly colored grass and eggs filled with their favorite candy.

Hot Wheels Easter basket

Vroom! It’s easy to put together an Easter basket for Hot Wheels collectors, and this Hot Wheels storage bin makes a perfect one. A  few Hot Wheels Color Reveal cars are a must. Your little one will get a kick out of the World’s Smallest Hot Wheels and Hot Wheels Mad Libs. You can also buy a set of vehicles and stuff them into plastic eggs for the win.

Junior chef Easter basket

Budding chefs will appreciate an Easter basket filled with everything they need to fuel their love of cooking. Raddish Kids’ cooking kits fit perfectly into a child’s Easter basket; each includes three illustrated and laminated recipe guides, a quality kid-sized cooking tool, a fun hands-on activity and/or craft, an apron patch, table talk cards, and online bonus content such as a musical playlist, recipes, or games. Add a custom apron monogrammed with their name, Easter-themed cookie cutters, America’s Test Kitchen: The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, and some plastic kids cooking knives or a set of junior baking tools.

Baby’s first Easter basket

Little ones celebrating their first Easter might not need any candy, but that doesn’t mean the Easter Bunny shouldn’t bring them treats. A Marlowe & Co. muslin bunny blanket, WubbaNub bunny teether, Llama Llama board book, and super soft Gund Easter basket play set complete baby’s first holiday.

Encanto Easter basket

If “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is currently playing on repeat in your home, then an Encanto-themed Easter basket is the way to go. Start with this Encanto tote, and fill it with brightly colored straw and eggs packed with candy. Add some Encanto headphones and a sing-along microphone, a doll or LEGO building kit from the movie, and a Mirabel nightgown, and your little one won’t be able to stop talking about Bruno. To vary things up a little, watch these Easter movies for kids around the holiday with your little ones.

Games Easter basket

Keep your kids busy all spring long with a game-inspired Easter basket. Fill any type of basket with a variety of board, card, tile, and building games to promote creativity and learning. Be sure to include at least one Easter-centric game; we like Educational Insights’ Bunny Hop for a hopping good time. Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves, and if you can’t either, you’ll love these Easter puns.

Pokémon Easter basket

For Pokémon card collectors, a great Easter basket idea for kids is a Pikachu-inspired extravaganza. Obviously, the basket will need a few packs of Pokemon cards, but there are other items that little fans will love just as much, like a Pikachu stuffie, a Pokémon building pack, and a cute T-shirt.

Solar system Easter basket

Is your little one obsessed with the solar system? This planet-themed Easter basket is a fun option that’s also educational. Start with a solar system bin, and fill it with lots of space-age goodies, like an Earth-shaped Squishmallow, a solar system fidget popper, a make-your-own solar system kit, a book, and Space Rocks candy. Feeling extra creative? Paint planets on all your Easter eggs.

Unboxing Easter basket

Kids who can’t get enough of the unboxing trend will love receiving an assortment of the latest and greatest items that offer a surprise reveal. Squishmallows Mystery Minis, My Squishy Littles Snack Pack, Disney Princess Bag Clips, and a carton of Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Shimmer Babies are the perfect accompaniments to eggs filled with their favorite sweet treats.

Barbie Malibu Beach House Easter basket

Mix your child’s love of Barbie and the summer months with a Malibu Beach House–inspired Easter basket, starting with this pink basket that can be used for storage post-holiday. A Skipper surfer girl doll, a Barbie beach towel, a pair of sunglasses with a sparkling case, and a Barbie book will make your Barbie fan’s day—especially if it’s accompanied by bright pink Easter grass and eggs filled with some delectable Easter candy.

Summer fun Easter basket

Get them ready for the summer months with an Easter basket filled with warm-weather essentials. A sand pail is the perfect starting point. Banana Boat’s apple-scented mineral foam sunscreen, a beach towel, a beach ball, sparkly sidewalk chalk, and a pair of Native Jefferson water shoes all make perfect basket stuffers.

Minecraft Easter basket

Fill this Minecraft storage cube with green and brown grass, eggs, and plenty of Minecraft gear that’s sure to please any little builder. A mini travel game, water bottle, flip-flops, T-shirt, and Minecraft LEGO set (the Rabbit Ranch set has Easter written all over it!) are just a few Easter basket ideas for boys or girls in the Creeper cult.

Learning-to-read Easter Basket

Little bookworms just learning how to read will appreciate a bundle of Easter-centric books. Start with any basket, and fill it up with books at their reading level. From Pete the Cat and Curious George to Fancy Nancy, Disney stories, or any other children’s books they might like, colorful picture books will inspire learning and keep them content on Easter morning (and beyond).

Spa-inspired Easter basket

A great Easter basket idea for girls or anyone who appreciates pampering: a day at the spa! Fill a basket with a make-your-own bath bomb kit, a customized kids bath box from Etsy (which comes with soap, lip balm, and a bath bomb), a pair of cozy bunny slippers and a kid-size bathrobe, and character sheet masks. Your little one will feel like a prince or princess.

Trendy toys Easter basket

If you are looking for Easter basket ideas for girls who are all about the latest trends, these popular picks will help you create the hippest basket possible: Schleich Bayala eggs with baby kittens and dragons, the newly released Dream Bella dolls from MGA, My Squishy Littles Snack Packs, and a Na! Na! Na! Surprise gift, which includes a doll and a mini purse with a backpack clip. Your little one will be so delighted, you might get through the day without any eye rolls.

Arts and crafts Easter basket

An arts-and-crafts-themed Easter basket is a great gender-neutral option for any kid who likes to create. Melissa & Doug has some great options, including these decorate-your-own butterfly magnets. Egg-shaped sidewalk chalk is great for outdoor artists. Kids will enjoy scratch-off sheets, or a slime-making kit. Consider using an arts-and-crafts tote in lieu of a traditional basket. If this sounds right up your alley, check out these craft kits for adults. (Hey, you deserve an Easter present, too!)

Marvel Easter basket

A Marvel character–adorned collapsible tote is the perfect keepsake Easter basket for your little superhero. Fill it up with a Marvel activity egg, battle ball, Eye Found It card game, Invisible Ink book, and an assortment of Marvel Pez dispensers. And don’t forget to add Easter grass featuring their favorite Marvel hero’s trademark colors.

Dinosaur Easter basket

Fill this adorable dinosaur-print hamper with loads of prehistoric treats. Dig a Dozen Dino Eggs will keep kids entertained for hours, while Dino Strike surprise eggs will fulfill their unboxing dreams. You also can’t go wrong with a Melissa & Doug Water Wow activity set, GoGoSqueeZ Dinosaurz packs, and Haribo dinosaur-shaped gummies.

Star Wars Easter basket

Fans of Star Wars and The Mandalorian deserve an Easter basket filled with goodies inspired by the Child. Funko Pop’s Mandalorian edition is a fun card game for them to play, while an Erin Condren droid-themed handwriting journal will help improve their penmanship. And, finally, indulge their sweet tooth with a Pop-Ups! lollipop egg. Here are even more Star Wars gifts for Easter and beyond.

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Leah Groth
Leah Groth covers everything from cleaning hacks and consumer products to travel and pets for Reader’s Digest. When she isn’t working on a piece, you’ll find her chasing after her four children (two humans, a Vizsla and a German Shorthaired Pointer) or working on her 100-plus-year-old home outside Philadelphia.