Over 100 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

I think one of the best parts about becoming a mom is being able to fully celebrate all the holidays again!!  It’s like all the magic has been restored and sprinkled throughout the year.  The little moments now become big moments, just like they were when I was growing up….full of wonder and surprise and celebration (and gifts!).

This upcoming Easter will be my son’s second, so I’ve been racking my brain, trying to think of things to include in his Easter basket.  I think I’m having just as much fun planning this gift as Rowan will have receiving it!

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Now don’t get me wrong….chocolate, Peeps, jelly beans, and other candy goodness will fill his future baskets, but for night now, I’m wanting to include some more healthy treats as well as things that he’ll need or use anyways, but will still be fun additions….I mean, he’s a tot so he’s not going to be bummed when finding a pair of socks or toothbrush like a teenager would. ;)

Here are some ideas of fun little goodies that would work well in Easter baskets for toddlers.  They’re all small enough to fit in a basket, inexpensive, age-appropriate, and most of all, FUN!


Over 100 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

Great Resources for Easter Goodies

Here are some of my favorite places to shop for holiday fun:

  • Amazon: HUGE selection of course and great deals, especially with Prime membership‘s free two-day shipping, or free shipping when you spend $35!
  • Target: Obviously, right?  They always have a cute selection of seasonal goodies in One Spot and their mini-seasonal department, and sweet digs in the infant/toddler department too.
  • Zulily: I love snagging cute seasonal finds here (that’s where I got Rowan’s super cute personalized basket liner!), as well as kids’ clothing, shoes, and baby food….I just love good deals and often find great ones here.
  • Ebates: Before I do any shopping online, especially with the three stores listed above, I always click through Ebates first.  I just love getting rebate checks in the mail….it’s the easiest free money I’ve ever earned!
  • Dollar Tree: Lots of cute little stuffers as well as great value on all those plastic eggs!
  • Michaels: Love those dollar bins and fun crafts!

Easter/Spring Items

These are all items that are Easter and/or Spring related:

Here are some ideas for more year-round goodies that would still be great to include in an Easter basket:

Feeding Fun

Reading Fun

Bath Fun

Outside Fun

Toy Fun

Art Supplies Fun

Accessories Fun

Personal Care Fun

Potty Training Fun

We’re just starting our journey into potty training, so I thought I’d include some things here that I’ve noticed while researching this topic that would be great to include in an Easter basket.  {Oh, and if you’ve got any tips on potty training, please send them my way!}


Rowan’s Easter Basket This Year

Over 100 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Here’s what I’ve included in my little man’s Easter basket this year as well as where I purchased each item.  I might add a few more things in before Easter Sunday, especially since Rowan is becoming obsessed with cars!

  • Basket (Target)
  • Personalized Basket Liner (Zulily last year….it actually arrived 10 days after Easter so we obviously didn’t use it, but Zulily told me to keep it, refunded my money, and gave me a $10 store credit for my inconvenience!)
  • Bunny Ears (Zulily last year; also came with a matching blue bow tie which you can see below)
  • Pirate Potty Potty Training Book (Amazon)
  • Bath Puzzle (came in last month’s Citrus Lane box, so I held it back for his basket)
  • Puffs (Target)
  • Star Wars Light-Up/Sound Effects Toothbrush (Target)
  • Toothpaste (Target)
  • Triangular Crayons (Amazon)
  • Coloring Book (Target)
  • Stuffed Bunny (Target)
  • Sunglasses (Target)
  • Flip Flops (Old Navy….gotta love their $2.50 sandals!)
  • Bubbles (Target)


Rowan’s First Easter Last Year

Here’s how adorable Rowan was as a nine-month-old last Easter with his bunny ears, matching bow tie, and his two baskets (of course the grandparents were going to spoil him too….they also gave him his busy board!):

Over 100 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Here’s the Easter basket I put together for him.  Since his basket liner didn’t show up in time, I had to improvise with a dollar store basket, some ribbon, and a personalized bunny tag (which by the way was one of very first things I ever made with my Silhouette Cameo….and it started my obsession).

Over 100 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers! | Where The Smiles Have Been

My mom also purchased the cutest little costume for him….and if grandma buys you a blue bunny costume, you wear the blue bunny costume. ;)

Over 100 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers! | Where The Smiles Have Been

And it’s not Easter until you have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!  We’ll be getting his picture for this year really soon.

Over 100 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers! | Where The Smiles Have Been


So, did I miss anything?  If so, please let me know so I can update this list!  Also, a lot of these ideas would work well for toddler Christmas stockings!

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About Christine

I'm Christine, a SAHM to a spunky blonde, blue-eyed two-year-old boy and married to the best guy you'll ever meet. We live our lives in the Deep South, and I spend my son's nap times getting my craft on. I blog at Where The Smiles Have Been about my adventures in craftiness, DIY decor, Silhouette projects, and life as a new mommy.


  1. How cute!! What a great way to make it memorable for your special one! :) #SCBH2015

  2. What an awesome list of ideas! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing your ideas on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Also, you’re little guy is adorable!


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