Easter is coming – and it’s time to start thinking about those Easter baskets! If you’re like me, you don’t want it to be all about the candy (even though it really is), so you’ll look for a few non-candy gifts to throw in for good measure.
It’s easy to go to Target and grab whatever you see from the dollar bins – been there, done that. But the best gift is one that will last beyond the holiday – something handmade or at least well made and not immediately contributing to the landfill. Even though my boys are beyond the Easter gift stage (they still want the candy of course!), I had fun searching for some sweet, candy-free Easter gifts that young kids will love!
Sweet Candy-Free Gifts
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Organic Stuffed Easter Bunny – This cuddly Easter bunny (and her brother in the image at the top of the post) are made from organic bamboo velour fabric. Perfect for snuggling!
Felted Bunny in Egg – An adorable, Waldorf inspired bunny lives inside this cozy egg home. Both are needle-felted out of 100% wool.
Crayon Rocks – Safer than conventional crayons and way cuter. These are made with non-toxic soy wax tinted with natural mineral powders. Just make sure they aren’t mistaken for jelly beans!
Felted Egg Soap Set – So pretty you might not want to use them but you should because these are organic shea butter soaps – hand felted in 100% wool.
Knit Chick – What Easter basket would be complete without one of these friendly chicks? Hand knit out of yellow yarn with orange felt beaks and feet.
Veggie Sidewalk Chalk – Always a hit with the toddler set: colorful chalk made with organic fruit & veggie extracts. Set of 5 colors: green, yellow, orange, pink & purple.
DIY Egg Pocket Tutorial - Skip the plastic eggs and make your own egg pouches out of felt. A simple craft that can be used over and over again.
Organic Carrot Toy – A sweet treat for babies who can’t quite handle jelly beans yet. Made with 100% organic Egyptian cotton, this one is safe for baby to chew on.
What candy-free Easter gifts do you like to give?
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