We love finding affordable Easter basket ideas for kids that are still super cool. I mean, yes, there are always jellybeans and Peeps, but maybe consider some of these cool Easter basket ideas under $20 as something a little more special — after all, we’ve made it to spring! That’s something big to celebrate this year!

We just love finding Easter basket gifts that make a big impression at any price, from little goodies at your local drugstore to the items here, that you can also find at bookstores, specialty toy stores, or from talented Etsy artists.

And if you’re not doing a “basket,” any one of these ideas would make a cool little gift for cousins, nieces, nephews and grandkids all on their own.

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– This post has been updated for 2021 –

Related: 16 cool Easter gifts for teens that will make their Easter special too

Easter basket ideas under $20: Hip Hop tee at She Squats Clothing

Hip Hop Bunny tee (She Squats Clothing, $18)
For the cute toddler with just a little bit of street cred.

Easter basket ideas under $20: Personalized cookie cutters at Sweet Cookie Cutters

Personalized Cookie Cutters (Sweet Cookie Cutters, $20)
Start a new family cookie decorating tradition.

Non-candy Easter basket ideas: Color your own soft easter egg kit

Color Pops color-your-own soft fabric eggs set (Hearthsong; $12.98)
It’s a craft and a keepsake — and 6 to a set makes it perfect if you’ve got lots of kids to keep busy.

Easter basket gifts under $20: Felt tic-tac-toe game

Felt Tic-Tac-Toe Game (Magic Cabin, $20)
So adorable for young kids, and it beats the pencil-and-paper game any day.

Easter gifts for kids under $20: Springtime chocolate Easter Oreos from Dylan's

Springtime Easter Oreo Gift Set (Dylan’s Candy Bar, $15)
Better than a Cadbury egg? We’ll let you decide.

Cool Easter ideas under $20 for kids: John Ledbedder's awesome monster bunny pins on Etsy

Monster Bunny pins (Joe Ledbedder Studio, $12/ea)
For kids who have outgrown the cutesie bunnies, check out these pins featuring a vampire bunny, werebunny, frankenbunny, and mummy bunny!

Easter basket ideas for kids under $20: Creativity for Kids Grow-Your-Own Magic Beans Garden 

Creativity for Kids Grow-Your-Own Magic Beans Garden (Amazon, $14.99)
Not only can they decorate the pot, but they really are magic, revealing a secret message engraved on the pod. Isn’t this an amazing Easter basket idea under $20?

Easter basket ideas under $20: Bunny tattoos by Julia Rothman at Tattly

Bunny Tattoo (Julia Rothman for Tattly, $2 on sale for set of 2)
Maybe consider an entire pack of them? Like bunnies themselves, kids’ desire for them multiply, quickly.


Green Toys flower maker play dough activity set : Cool Easter ideas under $20 for kids of all ages

Green Toys Flower-Maker Play Dough Activity Set (Amazon, $23 — sorry, price has gone up!)
Our boys and girls can’t get enough of creative dough sets and this one’s perfect for spring


Peeps bunny earrings; Cute easter gifts for kids under $20

Peeps Earrings (Cheerful Spirit, $14)
Fortunately, too cute to eat. Mix-and-match your favorite colors at this Etsy shop.

Easter Mad Libs: Cool Easter basket gifts for kids under $20

Easter Edition Mad Libs (Amazon, $4.74)
Could end up being their [adjective] Easter [noun] this year!


Easter basket ideas under $20: Bunny ears at Pottery Barn Kids

Bunny Ears Headband (Pottery Barn Kids, $13)
Now this will make your Easter brunch way more fun. New styles available for 2021.

Easter basket ideas under $20: Spring paper chains at Magic Cabin

Spring Paper Chains Craft Kit ($19.32, Amazon)
Am I the only 80s kid who spent hours making paper chains? Here’s to simple fun!

Easter basket ideas under $20: Real Kids color-changing sunglasses

Real KIds Shades Color-Changing Sunglasses (Amazon, $19.95)
For another cool Easter basket idea under $20, these shades offer 100% UV protection, gender-neutral designs, plus they change color in the sun. Totally rad.

Related: 23 cool ideas for non-candy Easter basket gifts, all under $15

Easter basket ideas under $20: IKEA flat-pack chocolate bunny

Flat-Pack Chocolate Bunny (IKEA in store, $5)
Build your own chocolate bunny, if you don’t eat it first.
Update: IKEA, please bring this back! We miss it!

Easter basket ideas under $20: Easter pencils at Desktop State

Easter pencils (Desktop State, $10.39/10)
Order their custom pencils and have them engraved with whatever you’d like.
Fun way to brighten up their pencil cases for the end of the school year.

Easter basket ideas under $20: Butterfly clips at Jordan de Ruiter

Butterfly Hair Clips (Jordan de Ruiter, $18)
Gorgeous handmade barrettes for our nature-loving girls.

Bunny slippers on sale: Cool Easter basket gifts under $20 for kids

Faux Fur Bunny Slippers ($15-16.99, Amazon)
Bunnies for your dogs.


Learning Resources play garden makes a fabulous Easter basket gift under $20 for toddlers and preschoolers

Learning Resources New Sprouts Pretend Play Set (Amazon, $19.59)
The more toddlers play with the pretend veggies, the more likely they’ll eat the real ones, perhaps?


Cool Easter basket ideas under $20 for kids: Handmade Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb Set 

Handmade Peeps Easter Bunny Bath Bomb Set (Rusted Acre Soap Co, $6/set of 4)
Another great Easter basket idea under $20, and they happen to make bath time much more fun. Just make sure the kids don’t eat them!

Easter basket ideas under $20 for kids: Thames Kosmos T-Rex Egg Excavation Kit

T-Rex Dino Excavation Kit (Amazon, $17)
This award-winning Thames & Kosmos kit is perfect for kids who’d rather smash an egg to bits instead of decorate one.

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