15 Egg-cellent Easter Basket Alternatives

Keep the kids healthy this Easter and all year long with the perfect non-candy alternatives in the Easter Basket. These are some egg-cellent Easter basket ideas and options to consider!

1. VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals ($5.99+)

These are perfectly sized for Easter baskets and little hands with dogs, chickens, pigs and cows, to name a few. Toddlers and preschoolers will adore discovering these VTech electronic toys with light-up buttons, music and sounds, while engaging in imaginative role-play. In particular, the Go! Go! Smart Animals Furry Animals are adorable plush critters that are even more Easter Basket worthy!

2. Gazillion Hurricane or Hydro Blaster ($10)

Bubbles are always an Easter Basket hit, but blow up your spring time sky with the new Gazillion handheld Hurricane Blaster or Hydro Blaster Bubble makers resulting in a bubble storm. Then fill it up again (and again) for bubble fun throughout the season.

3. Chubby Puppies ($10)

The Spinmaster brand has these little cubby puppies that fumble and tumble, and they come with a little toy to play with, making it a fun play activity. If each child gets one, they can have a waddle party! Then for an upcoming birthday, add on with the playsets and even littler puppies!

4. Cabbage Patch Kids Springtime Friends ($9.99)

For Spring 2016, the all-new Farm Friends Cuties are soft, cuddly and dressed up in adorable animal-themed costumes of kids’ favorite farm animals including a Pig, Rooster, Sheep, Duck and Cow. Each Cutie has its own name, is numbered for collectability, and features a snuggly onesie and a hood! Cute and cuddly, and perfect for peeking out of the Easter Basket! FarmFriends_PDQ (1)

5. Aurora World Miyoni Plush ($10)

Plush critters like lambs, ducklings and bunnies from Miyoni by Aurora World are handmade plush animals with realistic styling, superior materials and impeccable attention to detail, but still with soft huggable bodies. aurora plush miyoni

6. Shopkins C3 Kinstructions ($5.99+)

The Shopkins World has been recreated as buildable and customizable construction playsets that supports play, build skills and creativity. The Mini Packs  ($5.99) and the Shopping Packs ($12.99) are perfect for the baskets. Then throughout the year, expand them with the Scene Packs ($19.99) and the Shopville Town Center ($19.99)!

7. Play-Doh Eggs ($10.00)

Play-Doh is classic but grab some in a Egg shaped container for a doughtastic Easter goody. Open the package and split the eggs among multiple baskets to stretch the dollar as well as the dough. play doh eggs

8. Little Live Pets ($12.99)

Send a Tweet as part of the Easter Basket with a little talking and singing bird from Moose Toys. Or check out the upcoming  Tweet Talking Duck and Baby for springtime cuteness. little live pets birds

9. Spring Time Sidewalk Chalk ($8+)

Chalk is a classic Easter basket item, but change it up and put flip flop chalk or flower chalk for a fun twist from Poof, part of Alex Toys. Break up the package and tuck a flower in everyone’s basket. spring themed sidewalk chalk

10. HABA Finger Puppets ($5.99)

Whether dragons or dogs, princesses or pirates, there are lots of adorable HABA finger puppets for a springtime show or a little soft friend. What I like the most about these is that it can be a toy and a puppet, rather than one or the other. Plus, the quality is the the tops.

11. Schleich Figures ($2.99+)

There are so many to pick from with the attention to detail and play value. Go springtime classic with farm animals like lambs, chickens, rabbits, sheep, or cows. Or consider jungle animals, or delve into dinosaurs to focus on your kids’ interests.

12. Hexbug Nano Easter Egg ($4.99)

Packaged in an Easter egg, this seasonal Nano is a perfect addition to Easter baskets and a great collectors item. Plus, it works on its own, with other Nanos and in various HEXBUG sets making it an Easter gift with longevity. nano-with-easter-egg

13. Shopkins Color n’ Collect Plush ($5.99)

With the Shopkins Color n’ Collect Activity Plush, kids can doodle and decorate favorite Shopkins friends with the included washable marker, then clip it onto any bag or accessory and take it along on the go! A trip through the washing machine leaves the plush clean and ready for designing all over again. With a colorful front that resembles a popular Shopkins character and a pattern on the back, both sides can be colored for endless creative expression. Available in three different styles: Lippy Lips, Strawberry Kiss and D’Lish Donut. Put one in each basket or tuck in all three in one! Shopkins_ColorNcollect_LippyLips_TheBridgeDirect Then instead of placing the goodies in a basket, be more practical and consider a Skip Hop Back Pack ($19.99). Go with one of the new ones in the line (bottom left and bottom center) or the classics like butterflies, ladybugs and unicorns, for a carryall perfect for Easter goodies and beyond.

Or consider the Shopkins Color n’ Fashion Activity Messenger Bag ($19.99) from The Bridge Direct which is a fun and functional messenger bag that kids can decorate any way they want, making it more than just a place for the easter goodness!

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