Easter Basket Ideas for All Ages


With Easter being less than a month away (how is it halfway through March already?!), we thought it would be a good time to put together an Easter basket & stuffer idea list- some broken down by age! Whether your family traditionally does a literal basket or gets creative with the vessel, the point is to create something your little and big kids alike will enjoy and appreciate.

The best thing about Easter baskets is you can make them any theme you’d like- so if your child is into a sport, game, or even a character from a show, there’s many ways to incorporate that into the basket and what times you fill it with.

If you’re anything like me, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Easter is the hollow plastic eggs- so those are the first stuffers to make it on to our list. Traditionally, these eggs are hidden for egg hunts outdoors. The usual contents inside are candy or money, but here’s some other ideas to consider for each age group:

Egg Stuffers

Baby & Toddler

  • Stamps
  • Finger Puppets
  • Shaped Crayons
  • Socks
  • Teething Snacks (I’ve also used Cheerios or Yogurt melts!)
  • Hair bows
  • Toy Cars


  • Tokens to Redeem (here’s a link to a personal favorite- these tokens are so cute and the fun can last a while!)

  • Puzzle Pieces (can spread one puzzle amongst multiple same one color eggs)
  • Clues to a larger Easter Gift or to the basket itself
  • Toy Characters
  • Fun Band-Aids


  • Gift cards
  • Temporary tattoos (Inkbox has some great ideas you can customize)
  • Trendy Shoelaces
  • Makeup
  • Key Chain (especially if a car is in the future!)
  • Jewelry


Now let’s talk baskets.  Here’s a list of themes you can build from as well as stuffer recommendations:


  • Favorite Show
  • Favorite Movie
  • Favorite Color
  • Spring Season
  • Baby’s First Spring
  • Current Age Number
  • Child’s Name letters
  • Favorite Sport
  • Vacation Destination
  • First Car


  • Easter Candy
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Favorite Drinks
  • Homemade Cookies
  • Sippy Cups
  • Tumblers
  • Blanket
  • Burp Cloths
  • Bath Time Toys
  • Mini Umbrella
  • Rain Boots
  • Spring Outfits
  • Coloring Books
  • Easter Books
  • Markers, Colored Pencils or Paint
  • Legos
  • Swim Goggles
  • Bathing Suit
  • Kite
  • Sticker Book
  • Blocks
  • Sports Balls
  • Small Board Games
  • Sunglasses
  • Spa Items
  • Bath Bombs
  • Headphones
  • Small Tech Accessories
  • Car Accessories
  • Seeds for Planting

The possibilities and options are truly endless- but it all depends on how your family chooses to celebrate Easter. Being from Brazil, in my culture we would receive large chocolate eggs- flame eggs as they are sometimes called (pictured below). ALDI always carries these around Easter at a phenomenal price point, and those are a great option if you want to do something different. Easter baskets and gifts were not the norm, but I do enjoy combining both American and Brazilian traditions in our family, so our daughter will likely have a flame egg and a few Spring- themed items in her basket this year. If you have any traditional- or completely different Easter basket ideas- please share with us below, and we hope if you are undecided that this list helps inspire you!

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Carolina Guske
Hey there! My name is Carolina Guske, and I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil. My family moved to Houston, TX one day after my 11th birthday, and we lived there for about a year before planting our roots in Nashville, TN. My husband Kyle and I met at Independence High School and started dating our senior year. Fast forward and we have been together for 13 years and married for 7. We have a daughter named Blair, who turns 4 in June and our furry daughter Jessie who is 7. I graduated from Belmont University with a double major in Marketing and Management, and came back for more, receiving my MBA with a concentration in Marketing. Go Bruins! I am still involved with my alma matter through the inaugural year of the Purpose Mentorship program- where I have the honor of mentoring college students in truly finding not just their career of choice, but their true purpose beyond accolades. As for my career, I am District Manager for ALDI (caw caw to those of you who are avid fans…IYKYK), and love what I do and the teams I serve. I assumed my first District in the Memphis market, where we lived from 2016-2021. Now, I am proud to be over the Murfreesboro and Spring Hill, TN regions in the Nashville market. Between a fast-paced career and motherhood, caffeine is my rock (well, and my husband of course). I am addicted to coffee and caffeine, and my daily drink of choice from Starbucks is a Grande shaken espresso with blonde shots, no classic syrup, one pump of white mocha, three pumps of sugar free vanilla, 2% milk and extra ice. Most days just one is not enough.


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