60 Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

I’m taking a break this week from the clothing decluttering series to talk about Easter. Specifically clutter-free Easter basket ideas that are still fun for kids to receive and fun for the parents…I mean the Easter Bunny, to give!

Although Christmas and birthdays seem to be the times when the biggest influx of new toys and “stuff” for the kids come in, other holidays can add to the clutter as well. Easter is one of those times. Kids love finding a basket full of surprises from the Easter Bunny. And it is fun for us as parents to fill a basket to surprise the kids with. The trouble is, after Easter is over, many of those toys and gifts simply add to the clutter we are working so hard to fight against.

There are aisles and aisles of cute Easter gifts in stores. It can be tempting to fill your cart with cute stuffed bunnies and other Easter toys and trinkets. But you know those same toys and trinkets will be the very things you are getting rid of in your next decluttering session. How do you balance wanting to treat your kids to an Easter basket filled with goodies, with trying to avoid adding to the clutter in your home?

There is a solution! Fill their Easter basket with items that are consumable, will be used up or wear out, need replacing anyways or give your child an experience instead of a physical item. This way you still get to delight your children with an Easter basket of goodies, without adding to the clutter in your home.

60 Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

In our family, we give each of the kids a small basket of surprises for Easter. We try to keep it fairly small and not too expensive. Just a few fun, clutter-free Easter basket goodies to surprise them with.

If you’re struggling to think of ideas for your kids’ Easter baskets that won’t add to the clutter, I’m here to help! Here is my list of 60 clutter-free Easter basket ideas. These ideas are primarily for younger children, but I have included a few ideas specifically for older kids or teens as well.

Let’s hop to it 😉

Here are 60 clutter-free Easter basket ideas!

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Art Supplies

Look at what your kids have and find anything that needs replenishing or replacing, such as:

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Personal items

This is a great time to get items with fun patterns or characters your kids love. Look for anything that needs replenishing or replacing, such as:

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Summer fun items

Easter baskets are a good time to stock up on items you will need to buy or replace anyways as you enter the summer season, such as:

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Treats

We try not to overload our kids with candy, but it’s always fun to put a few candies and treats in their baskets!

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Activities, books and movies

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Experiences

Activities and experiences you can do with your child will create memories that last a lot longer than a plastic toy that doesn’t last the day. Experience gifts are a great way to make memories as a family without adding to the clutter! Include a gift certificate or a card telling your child about an activity you will do together, such as:

  • go to a movie
  • bowling
  • go to an indoor or outdoor playground
  • a date for a picnic lunch and play at a playground
  • a lunch/supper/ice cream date at a place of their choice
  • visit a museum
  • go to the zoo
  • go swimming
  • tickets to a sporting event
  • plan a date to do anything your child is interested in!

Older kids and teens

Some of the ideas above will still work for older kids. But here are a few ideas specifically for older kids and teens:

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Easter Egg Hunt

One of my favourite clutter-free Easter ideas is to create an Easter egg hunt in your house or yard. Hide plastic Easter eggs filled with a few coins or a couple of candies each and let your kids find them. Another fun idea is to make it a scavenger hunt with clues to find the next egg. You can make it as challenging as is appropriate for the ages of your kids. It’s a fun activity, treat and memory making activity all in one!

What are some of your go-to ideas for Easter basket gifts? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below!

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10 Comments

  1. Great ideas! Our Easter bunny is also delivering a note saying that one of their favorite shows they can watch on Amazon! No clutter at all! Thanks Mr Bunny

  2. Great list! My parents always went with lots of consumables for our baskets (art supplies, treats, lotions, etc) and I always really enjoyed it. However, I REALLY like your idea of including summer stuff. It’s the perfect way to give them things they need, but are also excited about.

    1. Thanks Hannah! Consumables are always good for Easter baskets I think. And the summer fun items are great because it’s stuff we usually buy anyways throughout the summer but this way it becomes a gift and the kids love it! Thanks for reading! 🙂

    1. I’m glad you liked it! And yes, giving summer fun items is great, it’s stuff we usually buy anyways throughout the summer but this way we can give it as a gift and get to use them for longer like you said. Thanks for reading!

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