Need help filling the kids’ Easter baskets? Be inspired by these Easter basket ideas of 23 non-edible cheap Easter gifts. With Easter not that far off, it’s time to start thinking about an Easter basket for your little one. The goal for many parents is to come up with a fun filled gift basket without breaking the bank. When trying to think of cheap Easter gift ideas, many of us probably immediately turn to sweet treats like peeps and chocolate bunnies. However, there are alternative (non-edible) cheap Easter gift ideas for those of us who don’t want sugar crazed little ones bouncing off the wall.
In response to a reader submitted question, “What are some inexpensive non-edible Easter basket gift ideas?”, I’d like to share some of my favorite non-edible cheap Easter gift ideas.
If you’re wondering where to score these cheap Easter gift ideas, Amazon is always a decent option as is the dollar spot at Target or any dollar store.
For more ideas, check out Freebie Finding Mom’s 101 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids article or her Easter Ideas Pinterest board.
Alright, let’s get to it. Here are 23 non-edible cheap Easter gift ideas.
23 Non-Edible Cheap Easter Gifts
1.) Coloring Books – There are so many different themes for coloring books that you’re sure to be able to find one that fits whatever you child’s favorite thing is right now (ex. dinosaurs).
2.) Activity Books – This makes for a fun and educational cheap Easter gift idea. Your child will have a blast building brain power and self-confidence.
3.) Markers – If you choose this for your child’s Easter basket, I offer one word of warning: Washable. Don’t forget it.
4.) Crayons – There are a ton of different types of crayons out there (ex. glittery crayons) so get creative with this cheap Easter gift idea.
5.) Stickers – Buy stickers in bulk from places like OrientalTrading.com and use them as Easter basket filler, party favors, and more throughout the year.
6.) Melissa & Doug items – I love this brand and many of the items would be perfect cheap Easter gift ideas like these Reusable Sticker Pads.
7.) Puzzles – Since Easter can still be a pretty brisk time of the year, indoor gifts like this are a great choice. Anything to keep the little one’s from going crazy with cabin fever is sure to be appreciated.
8.) Bath Toys – Make bath time less of a battle with cheap Easter gift ideas like this. There are tons of different bath toys out there for various ages so shop around and you’re sure to find something that fits your child.
9.) Bath Crayons – Do you have a little artist on your hands? Let him or her express their creativity in the bathtub with this cheap Easter gift idea.
10.) Bibs – Okay, this might be more of a gift for Mom and Dad than the little one but it’s still a great cheap Easter gift idea. Specifically, I recommend these Baby Bjorn bibs.
11.) Cute drinking cups or sippy cups – Have a little one that is transitioning from the bottle to the “big boy” (or girl) cup? If so, this may be the perfect Easter gift.
12.) Cute dinnerware – If you have a picky eater on your hands, giving him or her their own special dinnerware might be a way to encourage eating. I’m not promising your child will eat vegetables (I’m not magic) but this may get him or her to at least eat something.
13.) Hats If you and your little one have simply got to get outdoors, a cheap Easter gift idea you really should consider is a cute hat. Get something adorable that he or she will actually want to wear.
14.) Books – Encourage reading with this cheap Easter gift idea. Besides Amazon.com another place I like to pick up books for my son is at Half Price Bookstores because they have great bargains.
15.) Scarves – Like the bibs, this is one of those cheap Easter gift ideas that may not get your child jumping for joy but it is a cute and frugal gift idea that isn’t loaded with sugar.
16.) Gloves or Mittens – Keep cute little fingers toasty warm with an adorable pair of gloves or mittens (and keep your fingers crossed that your little one manages to make it all the way through Easter without loosing one).
17.) Small board games or travel games You can find more travel game ideas here. My family loves Zingo which is both fun and educational.
18.) DVDs – This is another cheap Easter gift idea that may help stave off cabin fever.
19.) CDs – Make car rides more fun with sing alongs. The “Wheels Go Round” CD is a big hit in our family.
20.) Bubbles and bubble wands – This cheap Easter gift idea will get your little one looking forward to warmer days. If the day isn’t too frosty maybe he or she can bundle up with hat, scarf, and mittens you put in the Easter basket and give these bubbles a try!
21.) Sidewalk chalk – Inspire creativity in your little one with the gift of sidewalk chalk. Bonus: Since this is an outside toy Mom and Dad don’t have to worry about big messes inside.
22.) Stuffed animals – A furry friend (one that doesn’t need to be walked or fed) may be a fabulous cheap Easter gift idea. Consider an Easter themed stuffed animal like a bunny.
23.) Watering Cans – This may sound like a strange cheap Easter gift idea but my son loves this Elephant Watering Can.
These 23 non-edible cheap Easter gift ideas should help you have a frugal and fun Easter this year.
What are your favorite non-edible cheap Easter gift ideas? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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