April 01, 2019

Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers (no toys + dairy free treats!)

Can you believe it'll soon be Easter!? Wasn't it just Christmas? Oh well, Easter is creeping up on us so I thought I'd throw together a post with some Easter basket ideas for toddlers. Best of all- here are some ideas that aren't TOYS (because it was literally Christmas yesterday and we've got enough toys laying around) and some great dairy free treat ideas if your little one is allergic to dairy!

Toddlers grow freakishly fast so you feel like you're  a l w a y s  buying new coats for every single season (probably because you are). Lux is in need of a new Spring coat so why not let the Easter Bunny bring her one? I found this water-resistant Anorak on Old Navy's website. I got it really cheap when they were having a big sale but unfortunately it's not on sale at the moment. You can still find it HERE though! Also from Old Navy I picked her up this super sweet rainbow sweater and some bright squash coloured leggings. Find HERE and HERE. The socks are from Joe Fresh.

Is it just me or does it feel like you always need a fresh pair of shoes for Spring!? Especially for toddlers (remember the freakishly fast growing part?) I have been wanting to get Lux a cute pair of Vans for a while now and when I saw these rainbow checkered ones I was sold. We got these at Footlocker but they no longer carry these specific ones but they do sell the exact ones at Journeys which you can find here.

Instead of toys for Easter we went with items that can be used for a really long time and things that actually keep her engaged. Books of course are a great gift no matter what occasion or age. We found this adorable Bunny Loves to Write book at our local Dollarstore. Dollarstores actually have a really nice collection of kids books to choose from. Onto the movies we also found the Treehouse Easter Basket cartoon dvd at the Dollarstore as well! The Minion movie (which Lux loves) is from Walmart and I just happened to come across it in those cheap movie bins and they had it marked down to three dollars. So always check those cheap dvd bins!
Puzzles are a great alternative to toys. We found this cute Winnie the Pooh one at a secondhand store unopened!

Crafts and/or crafting supplies are also a great alternative to toys! We do a lot of painting around here so we picked her up some new brushes (she goes through them like crazy) and a little painting palette! Stickers are just fun for toddlers! Even more so when they love the character on the stickers.  Seriously, give them a book of stickers and some blank paper and see how long they spend placing them. *Side note: you may end up with stickers on everything else in your home so if you don't like that, don't buy stickers!*
Bubbles. Can we really pack an Easter basket without bubbles?
Everything here was also purchased from the Dollarstore!

Some other good basket ideas are: lip chap. Lux has found a new love for lip chap this Winter so we figured she'd be needing a new one come Easter.
Hot and Cold water bottle: Keeps hot things hot and cold things cold plus its got pretty unicorns on it!
Peeps stuffy: okay, I know I said no toys but are stuffies really considered toys?? Maybe? I don't know! But its so cute and little I couldn't say no.
Sleeping bag: This is sort of an odd and bigger Easter basket suggestion and a lot of people just fill a basket only and that's that. Totally fine! But throughout my childhood there would sometimes be a little something on the side that was "too big" for a basket. I think this sleeping bag is a perfect choice because: we do plan on doing some camping this summer, its a dinosaur and Lux is beyond obsessed with dinosaurs and its big enough that she'll most likely still fit in this when she's ten.

I'm actually kind of glad Lux can't have dairy because that means when it comes time for a holiday, there is usually very little to choose from in terms of candy/chocolate so she's never too hyped up on sugar. However, you can't have Easter without a little candy right!?
Moo Free is a fantastic dairy free company. We've not tried a thing yet that we haven't loved! I'm so grateful that every Easter they bring out their chocolate Easter eggs so that Lux can experience a "themed" chocolate Easter treat. These Sun Cups are really good too! They're free from the top 10 allergens and are filled with delicious sunbutter.

Candy isn't something we usually like to give our toddler but again, its Easter! If there's ever any candy given its only a couple of pieces here and there so these two candy filled eggs will last her a good long while.

If you have a toddler and you were wondering what to put in their Easter baskets, I really hope this helped you a little! Some tips: Shop sales (online usually has better sales than in-store), shop discount movie bins and check out your local dollarstores!

Let me know what you're putting in your toddlers Easter basket.


  1. These easter baskets are so cute! My Little one isn't even born yet but I will definitely be making him something like this when he's older!

    Chloe | chloedanielle.co.uk

    1. Aww you're going to have so much fun putting it together for him :)

  2. These are so cute! I’m definitely going to put one together for my goddaughter who is three on Easter Monday! x

    1. So sweet! Hope she has a great birthday! :)

  3. I love these ideas! I am so in love with those Vans! :o I'd love to do one of these in the future. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. I know they're so cute!! I'm tempted to find a pair in my size :) haha

  4. Oh this is such a sweet idea, Renee! The clothing is a great idea - and a gift that keeps on giving :) The jigsaw puzzle would also no doubt keep kids entertained for hours too haha.

    aglassofice.com x

    1. Thanks Gabrielle :) I'd so much rather just buy her clothes for every holiday but I don't think she'd end up being too happy with that :p haha

  5. Those little vans and awesome! I wish we had these eggs suprises in my country!