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75 Easter Basket Ideas: From Toddler to Teen


Easter can symbolize spring, fresh starts, and discovery.  Celebrating Easter with an Easter basket is a long-standing tradition for many families that is really fun! We have ideas for every age of things your kids will love!

Easter baskets can be a way for families to spend quality time together. Older kids may enjoy helping to prepare and decorate the baskets, or hiding them for younger siblings. For many families, giving and receiving Easter baskets is a long-standing tradition that continues into the teenage years and beyond. Older kids may enjoy being a part of this tradition and feeling connected to their family and community.

Kids with eggs basket and bunny ears on Easter egg hunt in sunny spring garden. Little boy and girl searching for colorful candy and chocolate eggs with rabbit basket. Children celebrating Easter.

Easter Basket Ideas Ages 2-4

Young kids love surprises and discovering new things, and an Easter basket filled with small toys and goodies can provide just that. It is also fun to include special treats that toddlers don’t get to have every day making it even more special.

Easter Basket Ideas Ages 5-8

Many families hide Easter baskets for their kids to find, turning the experience into a fun scavenger hunt. Kids love the challenge of searching for their basket and discovering the surprises inside.

Close up of colorful Easter eggs in a basket

Easter Basket Ideas Ages 9-12

Just like younger kids, older kids look forward to receiving special Easter-themed treats like chocolate eggs, marshmallow peeps, and jelly beans. They may also appreciate more sophisticated treats, such as artisanal chocolates or gourmet snacks.

easter, holidays and people concept - happy girl wearing bunny ears headband with basket of colored eggs at home

Easter Basket Ideas Ages 13+

Easter baskets can contain thoughtful and personalized gifts that are tailored to a teen’s interests and hobbies. A sports-loving teen might enjoy a basket filled with athletic gear or a book on their favorite athlete, and an art-loving teen might enjoy a basket with new art supplies.

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Fun ideas! We really want a GoGo Sports girl, but it needs to be a martial arts one!

Mine are getting Wii Active Fit too, for those 100+ degree days where outside is unbearable. Between swim team 5 mornings a week and TKD 4 afternoons, a bit of Wii time might be needed. :o)

What cute basket ideas!! Our bunny usually goes the spiritual route and tends to shop at Deseret Book for the cute scriptural action heroes, coloring books and whatnot! 😉

Love the idea of spiritual gifts. Easter has become so much more about the bunny than the real reason why we celebrate Easter. Thanks.

Amy thanks for these basket ideas. I always pack their baskets with new spring outdoor toys like bubbles, balls, chalk, kites and of course a new pair of COOL looking sunglasses and flip flops and beach towel and just a couple pieces of candy. Even our egg hunts don’t have much candy in them. Thank you for always coming up with good ideas!!

These are great ideas. My mom and sister do the Easter baskets for our kids every year and they always fill them mostly with non-candy items like small toys, chalk, bubbles, books, jump ropes, etc. For the Easter egg hunt, they hide small coins inside the eggs. The kids usually get one chocolate bunny and then maybe a small pack of jelly beans and I am fine with that.

Such a cute basket my children’s are going to love it thanks for this idea i looking forward to giving this to my daughter on her birthday 🙂