11 Fabulous Easter Gifts for Babies, Toddlers & Kids That Aren't Candy

ParentingPublished Mar 6, 2024
By Ileana Paules-Bronet

Easter is typically filled with candy, chocolate, and other sweet treats — but a sugar overload isn't always the best for kids (or parents). Whether you're having a family get-together, going to an Easter egg hunt, or just staying home with your family, Easter is a great time to connect with your loved ones. If you're looking to put together an Easter basket for a little one and you don't want to fill it with chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, here are some great gifts:

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$30.00 from SunniesSHOP

Sunnies were created by moms Kim and Courtney, who noticed their kids regularly complained about the sun hurting their eyes — they set out to make sunglasses that would protect kids' eyes, look cute, and not cost a fortune. With reflective polarized lenses that reduce glare and improve clarity, durable anti-slip frames, and 100% UVA and UVB protection, these sunglasses are fantastic for children.

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Matchstick Monkey

If you're putting together an Easter basket for a little one who is teething, these adorable animal teethers are a great option. Matchstick Monkey is known for its classic monkey teethers, but the company branched out into other adorable animals as well — like this fox! The teethers are nontoxic, BPA-free, and created with BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology to keep germs at bay. The bumps on the back of the animal's head soothe sore gums, and the design is flexible and lightweight, making it perfect for little hands.

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LouLou Lollipop

Want a gift that's a hint to Easter but works all year? This Hooded Towel Set in "Bunny Meadow" features an adorable rabbit pattern and comes with both a hooded towel and a soft washcloth. LouLou Lollipop's hooded towels are absorbent on the inside and a soft muslin exterior — and in addition to the hood, they have hand pockets to keep little fingers warm.

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$35.00 from MORISHOP

Peter Rabbit is a classic Easter character, and this super soft sweater is an adorable way to dress little ones comfortably for the holiday. Made from 100% organic cotton with a brushed inside, the biggest challenge will be convincing your child to take this sweatshirt off. It's available in a variety of sizes, from 3-6M through 4-5Y.

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$20.99 from WalmartSHOP

This color-matching board game is great for the whole family, even for younger kids! Give other players clues to try to guess which color you're looking at, then get points for correct guesses. Not only is this game family-friendly, it also works with up to 10 players, so you can play with just a few people or an entire party.

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Bellabu Bear
$39.00 from Bellabu BearSHOP

Matching pajamas are a huge hit nowadays, and luckily they're available for every season! These Easter Bunny Workshop Bamboo Pajamas come in a convertible footie style for infants and toddlers, long-sleeve and short-sleeve pajamas for kids, and even a long-sleeve dress. The buttery-soft bamboo fabric is great for little ones because it keeps them cool while they sleep.

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$25.00 from GUNDSHOP

Every kid loves a stuffed animal, and Easter is the perfect time for a new bunny friend. This adorable pink bunny is made with rippled, textured fabric that feels so nice to hold, and it has a floppy body that's perfect for hugs and cuddles.

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Janie and Jack
$35.99 from Janie and JackSHOP

Easter is the perfect time to pull out the formal baby clothes you're always afraid to put your little one in. Most of the time, babies wear pajamas and onesies, so a holiday is a fun occasion to dress them in those "fancy" outfits they'll only fit into once.

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LouLou Lollipop

If you have a little one who has reached the solid food stage, you know how much having a good utensil set can encourage them to eat. This super sweet spoon and fork set features nonslip ergonomic silicone handles in the shape of a bunny.

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Hanna Andersson
Starting from $18.00 from Hanna AnderssonSHOP

If you're planning on taking family photos this Easter, this "Spring Plaid" matching family apparel set from Hanna Andersson is the perfect way to coordinate your outfits. The options range from a baby romper and dress to a kids' dress and short sleeve button up, as well as a men's button up, and a women's flutter-sleeve dress.

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$29.96 from KeaBabiesSHOP

Going into this Easter season with a newborn? While they may be too young to understand what's going on, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate. These swaddle wraps have a subtle bunny pattern, so they're the perfect understated way to honor the season.

$7.96 from WalmartSHOP

For beauty product-obsessed tweens NIVEA's Watermelon Lip Care is a perfect gift. It's a nourishing lip balm crafted to hydrate your lips, infused with shea butter to promote softness and a healthy appearance. Enhanced with refreshing watermelon extract, it adds a subtle touch of color.

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