We love finding cool, creative Easter basket ideas for kids that are still affordable. I mean, yes, there are always jellybeans and Peeps, but maybe consider some of these cool Easter basket ideas under $20 as ideas that can be a little more special — after all, we’ve made it to spring!
That’s something big to celebrate this year!
Along with these Easter basket ideas for kids that can make a big impression without too much money, remember to look for little Easter basket goodies at your local drugstore (our list is fantastic!) as well as your favorite bookstores, local toy stores, or even scour ideas from talented Etsy artists who can still ship in time.
And if you’re not doing a traditional Easter “basket,” any one of these ideas would make a cool little Easter gift for cousins, nieces, nephews and grandkids all on their own.
Just make sure you order soon to account for shipping times! Or uh…hop to it.
– This post has been updated for 2023 –
24 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids, All Under $20
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Land of Dough Bunny Dough($15 at Land of Dough)
Give their fingers something to do other than eat jelly beans! This all-natural, made in the USA dough is soft and squishy and becomes sparkly, pretty shades when all the colors inevitably get smooshed together.
Personalized Cookie Cutters($18 at Sweet Cookie Cutters)
Start a new family cookie decorating tradition. I mean, what’s an Easter without treats, right?
Hip Hop Bunny tee($18 at Tee Public)
For the cute toddler with just a little bit of street cred.
Easter Egg coloring pages supporting Ukrainian artists (Prices vary on Etsy)
Check last year’s post for an entire selection of beautiful downloadable coloring pages featuring traditional Ukrainian designs, all made by Ukrainian artists. Roll up a few pages, tie with a bow, and add a box of erasable colored pencils or these affordable fine-line markers for a wonderful Easter basket idea to keep them busy all day.
(Shown above: design by Nike Shmeleva of Zen Bird Studios – 6 PDFs for $5.85)
Super Smalls scratch-and-sniff sticker book($12 at Super Smalls)
Described as “a whole lot of “yum” and a little bit of “yuck,” these scratch and sniff stickers are full of surprises and great for Easter baskets for kids.
Mr. Bunny pin($12 at Joe Ledbedder Studio)
Created by artist, illustrator, and vinyl toy designer Joe Ledbetter, this bunny pin with its bobble ears is just subtle enough for older kids who can’t be coerced into sporting bunny ears for photos any more.
Related: 16 cool Easter gifts for teens that will make their Easter special too
Easter carrot and bunny popping toys($9.99/pair on Amazon)
Yep, fidget toys are still a thing!
Made of food grade silicone, these two Easter-themed fidget toys are still all the rage among tweens.
Butterfly Hair Clips($18+ at Jordan de Ruiter)
Older kids can be hard to shop for, especially when it comes to Easter baskets. Picky kids, tweens, and even stylish teens will love these gorgeous handmade hair clips as a creative Easter basket gift.
Easter Bunny Crayons ($19.95+ at Art 2 the Extreme)
These four rainbow Easter bunny crayons will look so cute sitting atop their basket—and for just a couple of dollars more, add the personalized name band to make this gift even more special.
LEGO Easter Rabbits Display ($12.99 at LEGO; also on Amazon)
This adorable new LEGO Easter Rabbits Display, is just one of many LEGO Easter toys that would be a great Easter basket idea for kids under $20. Available on Amazon as well, but at a higher price, so compare final costs with shipping.
Carrot jump ropes ($20.39/dozen on Amazon)
Filling more than a few baskets? Save yourself a lot of hopping around with a dozen adorable Easter-y jumping ropes which will cost you just over $20.
(Also available for a bit less from Oriental Trading in 2023 — compare shipping costs!)
Faux Fur Bunny Slippers($17.99+ on Amazon)
Bunnies for your dogs. Ha.
Play-Dough Easter Play Kit($15.78 on sale, Amazon)
While a pastel rainbow of Play-Dough makes a great Easter basket gift on its own, this entire play kit is next level, including lots of molds, stampers, bunny body parts (don’t worry it’s not creepy!), and of course, all that wonderful dough.
Easter Cookie Decoration Kits($9.99 at Target)
From a gingerbread style “Easter House” to simple bunnies and eggs, pop one of these cookie decorating kids in the kids’ Easter baskets and they’ll have something fun to do before your Easter meal is ready. (Tip for the houses: Use a glue gun for the most sturdy structures but only if you won’t be nibbling on them later!)
Related: Our favorite last-minute Easter recipes: Breakfast, brunch, dinner, and all the treats
Peeps Earrings($12.59 at Cheerful Spirit)
Fortunately, too cute to eat. Mix-and-match your favorite colors at this Etsy shop.
Easter Edition Mad Libs($4.74 on Amazon)
Could end up being their [adjective] Easter [noun] this year!
New Sprouts Pretend Gardening Play Set($20.24 on Amazon)
The more toddlers play with the pretend veggies, the more likely they’ll eat the real ones, perhaps? This play set from Learning Resources has some colorful veggies right along with those pretty, Easter-ready flowers. A wee bit over $20 but still a great deal.
LEGO Tulips ($9.99 at LEGO store)
Build your own bouquet that never needs watering with this pretty tulip trio from LEGO. Or grab a handheld bouquet of daffodils, sunflowers, or roses, all under $20.
Dino Egg bath bombs($14.99/6 at Amazon)
Perfect for dino-loving kids who could use a little coaxing to stay in the tub longe, this creative Easter basket gift idea for kids is a win-win!
Spring Paper Chains Craft Kit($11.99 at Rainbow Resource)
Am I the only 80s kid who spent hours making paper chains? Here’s to simple fun!
Real KIds Shades Color-Changing Sunglasses ($19.95 on Amazon)
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
Cupcake chalk ($20 at Twee)
Looking delicious enough to eat, each two-piece chalk from our friends at Twee will make both an Easter basket, and your sidewalk, more colorful.
Grow-Your-Own Magic Beans Garden($9.53 on Amazon)
Not only can kids decorate the pot, but they really are magic, revealing a secret message engraved on the pod. Isn’t this kit from Creativity for Kids an amazing Easter basket idea under $20?
Flat-Pack Chocolate Bunny($5.99 at IKEA in store only)
Build your own chocolate bunny, if you don’t eat it first. And if you can make your way to IKEA in the next few weeks!
Come on, you could use a new pillow or coffee table to update the family room, right?
Be sure to check all our Easter archives for gift ideas, crafts, and more