While we’re all for jellybeans, affordable chocolate bunnies, and Peeps of every color, if you’re looking for creative, affordable Easter basket ideas beyond candy,  we’ve got you covered! In fact, this year we’re sharing 35 incredibly cool Easter basket ideas for kids of all ages, and they’re all $15 or less. (With maybe one exception, but we couldn’t resist.) That way you can fill up those Easter baskets with toys, games, crafts, accessories, and fun Easter surprises — all without breaking the bank.

Be sure to browse our entire archive of Easter gifts and homemade Easter treats for even more ideas—but hurry! Easter hops onto the scene early this year on March 31.

Above: Easter Bunny Crayons from Art2TheExtreme

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Hip Hop Retro Bunny toddler tee from Pint-Sized on Etsy: Affordable Easter Basket Ideas

Retro Hip Hop Bunny tee for babies, toddlers and kids
($7.99 – 50% off limited time! – at Pint Sized Premium on Etsy)
For the kid with just a little bit of retro street cred, in sizes toddler-16Y.

Paint-your-own Easter egg kit from Mondo Llama at Target is only $5.

Mondo Llama Paint-Your-Own Wooden Easter Eggs Kit
($5 at Target)

It’s a craft and a keepsake and comes adorably packaged in an egg carton — and the set of 12 makes it perfect for lots of kids (just grab a few extra paintbrushes so everyone can play.)

Peeps Plush - so cute for Easter baskets for tweens and teens!

Official Peeps Plush
($12.99, Claire’s, plus get a second one half-off)
You can’t beat this for a classic Easter basket idea, whether you’ve got little ones or teens! Choose from blue, yellow or pink. And they’re BOGO half-off, should you need to buy two…or more.

Related: 14 seriously cute Easter gifts for babies to keep them from eating the fake grass.

Super Smalls Everyday Sparkle sticker set is a fun Easter basket gift

Everyday Sparkle Sticker Book
($15 at Super Smalls)
Kids of all ages will love these sparkly gems to complement their Easter finest, whatever they end up wearing.

Non-candy Easter basket gifts under $15: Funny bunny sleep masks in set of 4.

Set of 4 Fuzzy Bunny sleep masks ($14.99 on Amazon)
Our kids looooove sleep masks. And if they work, that’s a lot of zzzzzz’s.

Non-candy Easter basket ideas: Hop Hop board book by Leslie Patricelli

Hop Hop board book by Leslie Patricelli (Under $9 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org)
Perfect affordable Easter basket idea for little ones who will ask you to read it all year.

Butterfly nail art tattoos: Fun, affordable Easter basket ideas under $15

Butterfly Nail Art Tattoos
($10, Anthropologie)
Older kids can be hard to shop for, especially when it comes to Easter basket ideas. Stylish kids, tweens, and even teens who are into nail art will love this springy set of INKED nail tattoos by Dani Nail Art

Smencils are a great non-candy Easter gift under $15.

Smencils 5-pack of spring scented pencils ($8.99 on Amazon)
Mmm…jelly bean, bubble gum, and cotton candy scents that really last!

Great gifts under $15: a fun card game for families like Skyjo

Skyjo Game
($14.95, Amazon)
Ssomething to do as a family long after the candy is gone!

Non-candy Easter treats under $15: Bunny training chopsticks from LouLou Lollipop

Bunny Training Chopsticks ($12, Loulou Lollipop)
Easter dinner will be a lot more fun with these. Think it can pick up a peeled egg?

Great Easter gift under $20: Art 2 the Extreme's rainbow bunny crayons.

Easter Bunny Crayons or Easter Bunny Crayon Set
($9.95-19.95 at Art 2 the Extreme)
Handmade! Supporting a favorite small business! Buy just a single, or splurge on four rainbow Easter bunny crayons. They’ll look so cute sitting atop the kids’ basket, won’t they?

Magnetic playsets for travel: Wonderful, affordable Easter basket ideas for kids under $15

I Can Be… Magnetic Playsets
($13.97 and up, Mudpuppy on Amazon)
If you’re traveling with the kids over Easter break, these are the perfect unplugged toys for long car rides and plane trips.

Affordable Easter basket ideas for kids: Spring themed Jibbitz for their Crocs!

Spring-Themed Jibbitz for their Crocs ($4.99 and up, Crocs)
Can our kids ever get enough of these? That’s rhetorical.

Affordable Easter basket ideas under $15: Personalized labels on sale from Mabel's Labels

Personalized Name Label Set
($12.90 on sale, Mabel’s Labels)
A practical Easter basket idea that kids will love. Plus, it keeps them from fighting over whose stuffed Peep rabbit is whose!

Non-candy Easter gift for toddlers: This LEGO DUPLO carrot building toy.

LEGO DUPLO Growing Carrot ($9.99 at Amazon)
What’s up Doc? This is the perfect first LEGO Easter set for toddlers and preschoolers.

Peeps shaped bunny hand soaps: Easter gifts for teens

Peeps Shaped Bunny Soaps
($12.50, Bella Gracie Co)
Cute soaps shaped like their favorite Easter treat, in all kinds of sweet scents they love.

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Shimmer Babies Egg Carton on sale for Easter

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Shimmer Babies Egg Carton
($15.63 on sale, Walmart)
Still an all-time favorite Easter basket idea, and nearly 50% off if you hurry!

Therapy Dough makes a great gift for kids of any age

Scented Therapy Dough
($15, Uncommon Goods)

This all-natural dough is modeled after clay used by art therapists, with essential oils chosen for stress relief. Great for kids who need a little calm after all that Easter chocolate.

TONYMOLY bunny gloss bar for your teen's Easter basket.

TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar
($8 each on Amazon)
Adds just a little shine to their perfect faces.

Non-candy Easter basket ideas: Party bunny temporary tattoo

Party bunny temporary tattoo ($7.50 at Perfectly Smitten)
Tattytoo’s design is too cute!

Eco-Kids egg sidewalk chalk for a non-candy Easter basket treat.

Egg-Shaped Hopscotch Sidewalk Chalk ($15 from EcoKids on Amazon)
What better way to say, “get outside! It’s spring!” Love these six pretty pastel, half-egg shapes packed in a mini egg carton.

Painted Easter Egg Shakers are a wonderful, affordable Easter basket idea

Painted Wooden Egg Shake ($9.99/6-pack on Amazon)
The classic percussive egg shaker is fun for toddlers and bigger kids. And sounds nicer than a kazoo.

Peeps marshmallow scented markers: Affordable Easter basket ideas under $15 for kids

Peeps Scented Markers
($7.99, Claire’s)
Peeps, without the sugar rush.

Traditional Ukrainian Easter egg coloring page by Kyiv's Zen Bird Studio

Easter Egg coloring pages supporting Ukrainian artists (Prices vary on Etsy)
Check the post linked here for an entire selection of beautiful downloadable coloring pages featuring traditional Ukrainian designs, all made by Ukrainian artists. Roll up a few pages, tie them with a bow, and add a box of erasable colored pencils or those Peeps markers above, 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 $6.38; 20% off two items or more)


Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty in Mini Tins: Affordable Easter Basket ideas for kids

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty Mini Tins
($6-7, independent toy stores on Amazon)
Grab a few of these tiny tins for their Easter baskets—kids love to squish this stuff.


A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo: An Easter basket book for progressive families

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo book
($11.59 on Amazon, with 100% of the profits going to non-profits)
This best-seller from Last Week Tonight writer Jill Twiss is still a hot Easter gift for progressive families. All the funds go to The Trevor Project and AIDS United, supporting vulnerable people in need.

Wooden truck for kids: Old school fun from Smiling Tree Toys

Old School Wooden Trucks or Cars with Personalization
($16, Smiling Tree Toys but get 15% off Easter collection with code HOP13 through 3/24)
A wildly affordable Easter basket idea for kids more interested in ramming a truck into things than cuddling with little chicks and bunnies. Or hey, both! Why not?

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

Personalized Easter Bunny Cookie Cutters
($20 at Sweet Cookie Cutters)
Okay, this longtime favorite of ours is now a bit over $15 but we love it so much! Start a new family cookie decorating tradition.

Bunny and carrot popping toy for Easter basket

Easter bunny and carrot fidget toys
($9.95/pair on Amazon)
Yep, fidget toys are still a thing!

Minecraft Creeper Kids Watch: Affordable Easter Basket Ideas under $15

Minecraft Kids Watch
($8, Target)

It’s green! Like the color of Easter grass, right?


Creative, affordable Easter basket ideas for kids: Target's Easter cookie kits are so fun and under $10!

Easter Cookie Decorating Kits
($4.99-$13  at Target)
We know we said “non-candy Easter basket ideas” but these count as crafts! From a gingerbread-style “Easter House” to classic 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.

Related: Our favorite last-minute Easter recipes: Breakfast, brunch, dinner, and all the treats

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

Easter Edition Mad Libs($4.99 on Amazon)
This affordable Easter basket idea could end up being their [adjective] Easter [noun] this year!


Dino egg bath bombs make a great Easter basket gift for kids

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 longer, this creative Easter basket idea for kids is a win-win!


Easter basket ideas under $20: Real Kids color-changing sunglasses in fun shades for kids of all ages

Real KIds Shades  Sunglasses
($14.95 and up on Amazon)

For another cool Easter basket idea under $20, these shades offer stylish UV protection, a modern design, and if you spend a little more, you can get these unbreakable (supposedly) color-changing shades that change hues in the sun. Totally rad.

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

Grow-Your-Own Magic Beans Garden
($15, Amazon)
Not only can kids decorate the pot, but they really are magic, revealing a secret message engraved on the pod. Amazing, affordable Easter basket idea that’s a gift all on its own. Besides…magic!

Be sure to check all our Easter archives for gift ideas, crafts, and more