Non candy Easter gifts don’t have to break the bank. Here you’ll find over 50 fun and affordable ideas for Easter gifts that kids will love.
Kids are expensive – especially when it comes to holidays.
Everyone expects to spend a lot of money at Christmas, but did you know that Americans are expected to spend $2.9 billion on gifts for Easter this year?
And that’s in addition to $2.6 billion on candy; $5.7 billion on food; $3.2 billion on clothing; $1.3 billion on flowers; and $1.1 billion on decorations. (source)
Is it just me, or are those numbers insane?
Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank or rely only on sugar-laden foods to fill your kids Easter baskets with fun gifts this year. Let’s give them the gift of experiences, activities, and things they’ll actually use and love.
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Ideas for Easter Gifts that Get Kids Outside
Outdoor toys are the gifts that keep giving. Not only is the fresh air good for kids, but most of these ideas also get kids moving around and letting their energy out:
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Bubble mix
- Jump Rope
- Beach toys
- Kid-sized gardening tools
- Beach towels
- Plant growing kits
Crafts and Art Supplies
When the weather is rough outside, one of the best ways to get some peace and quiet is to give the kids a fun craft. Sometimes it’s as simple as letting them draw whatever they want, and sometimes it takes a full kit.
Either way, these gifts are always welcome:
- Markers (these are my kids favorites)
- Colored Pencils
- Coloring Books
- Activity and Puzzle Books
- Shaped Erasers
- Craft kits
Clothing and Accessories
Want a way to trick your budget? Use your Easter budget to purchase clothes and accessories you’ll need for the summer. We love to buy cute bathing suits and sunglasses to put in our kids baskets. And the kids love getting them too.
- Bathing Suits
- Hair Bows
- Hair Bands
- Bath towels
Easter Gifts that Promote Learning
There’s nothing better than helping kids learn while they’re just thinking they’re having fun. Here are a few gifts they’ll love, that will also sneak in some education:
- Story Books
- Non-Fiction Books (My toddler loves this series, and my 8-year-old loves these)
- Blank notebooks or journals
- Card games
- Science kits
Easter Gifts for Girls
Here are some things to give that little girl that’s all sugar, spice and everything nice:
- Dress up jewelry from the Dollar Store
- Lip gloss or chapstick
- Nail polish
- Pint-sized apron and chef hat
- Tote bags
- Dress up clothes
Easter Gifts for Boys
There’s nothing like raising boys and girls alongside each other to see how different they are. Here are some fantastic ideas for your little superhero:
Ideas for Easter Gifts that are Just Plain Fun
At some point you just need to let kids be kids. So here are some ideas for Easter gifts that will definitely bring smiles to their faces:
- Temporary Tattoos
- Stuffed animals
- Playing cards
- Bunny Ear headbands
- Silly String
- Silly Putty
- Silly Straws
- Plastic Eggs filled with Coins
- Bath toys
- App store gift cards
Now It’s Your Turn
See? You don’t have to break the bank to make Easter fun. Pick a bunch of cheap ideas from this list and add in one or two gifts that are a bit of a splurge and your kids will be thrilled.
What are you buying your kids this Easter?
Which of these are your favorite non-food ideas for Easter gifts?