Time to getting hopping on that shopping! Easter baskets filled with candy and sugary sweets are on their way out, so check out our suggestions for The Bunny’s non-cavity inducing treats.

What can I put in my kids’ Easter basket?

  • Sand toys
  • Bathing suits
  • Books
  • Flip flops
  • Art supplies (crayons, paints, foam stickers)
  • Coloring books or drawing pads
  • Project toys (foam car models or those cute make-your-own-picture-frame things)
  • Bubbles and bubble wands
  • Flower seeds and small pots
  • Bike helmet or safety pads
  • Hair accessories or baseball caps
  • Puzzles
  • Small Lego kits
  • Playdough
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Outdoor fun stuff: jump rope, Frisbee, wiffle ball set
  • Bubble bath
  • Sticker sets (you can grab a bunch of these from the Dollar Store!)
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Card games
  • Flashlights
  • Sunglasses
  • Computer/TV learning games
  • DVDs
  • Slippers

What do I get for my Tween/Teen?

  • Gift Cards! (fast food, ice cream, movies, iTunes)
  • iPod or technical accessories (great stuff at Five Below)
  • Nail polish or lip gloss
  • Flip flops
  • Summer hats and baseball caps
  • T-shirts (they have tons of cute boy/girl t-shirts at Five Below)
  • Hairbrush or grooming supplies (lotion, body wash)
  • School supplies
  • Snack food
  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Magazine or magazine subscription
  • Video games

What’s a good alternative to the heavy-duty-rot-your-teeth-candy?

  • Homemade Trail Mix (ok…throw in *some* M&Ms)
  • 100 calorie packs of chocolate pretzels or shortbread cookies
  • Fruit leather or gummy snacks
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Juice boxes
  • Licorice shoe strings
  • Baggies of miniature colored marshmallows
  • Nuts
  • Package of peanut butter crackers
  • Dried fruit

How about you? What do YOU put in your kids’ Easter baskets?

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