Easter Basket Ideas for a 2 Year Old!

Looking for Easter basket ideas for toddlers that don’t involve candy?



You’re in luck! In this blog post, I’m going to give you 10 fun and non-candy Easter basket ideas for your little one’s Easter basket. From books to toys to clothes, we have you covered! 



If your kids are like mine, it seems like they end up with 3 or 4 Easter baskets between ours, and the gifts they’re given from other family members.



I’m totally cool with that, except they don’t need all the candy.



So, what better way to do an Easter basket this year than with non-candy items. Here are some of my favorite Easter gifts for 2-year-olds.



picture of faux Easter eggs, some with bunny ears sticking out the top




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Easter Basket Ideas for a 2-year-old



I think Play-Doh is a timeless gift that is a right of passage for any toddler. Obviously, some supervision is necessary, but Play-Doh is a gift that invokes creativity in kids.


box of playdoh with tools; includes a link to purchase on amazon








Melissa and Doug Water Books

I LOVE Melissa and Doug brand toys and games, and their Water Wow! Books are amazing! We took them when we were traveling with our toddler and they were great for the airplane. Honestly, they’re good for restaurants, and quiet time, and especially great for your toddler’s Easter basket.

picture of a set of 3 melissa and doug water wow activity pads with a link to purchase on amazon







Reading is one of the best things you can do with your toddler. It’s one of the best Easter basket ideas for a 2-year-old because you can be creative. My kids love pop-up books or books that are scratch and sniff. Some of our favorites are the Llama, Llama books, the Little Blue Truck books, and if you’re looking for something more educational, check out this amazing Best Word Book Ever.

picture of the llama llama red pajama hard cover book with a link to purchase on amazon












New Ball

What two-year-old doesn’t want a new ball? A new ball is going to last way longer than candy anyway! This Infantino Textured Ball Set is awesome because it has a variety of balls with different textures. And, I feel like we’re always losing things, so there are plenty.


picture of the infantino brand multi ball set with a link to purchase on amazon








Bubble wands are one of my favorite summer toys. I bought seriously like 50 of these Joyin Toy bubble wands. WHY? Because they’re just that awesome. They make great bubbles, and my kids can play with them on their own. Not only that, but they seem to last longer than other brands.

picture of the joyin brand bubble wand set with a link to purchase on amazon






Sidewalk Chalk

Even if you don’t have a driveway or sidewalk at your house, I bet you have a park in your neighborhood. Every kid loves the opportunity to be creative and draw to their heart’s desire. Crayola has some of my favorite sidewalk chalk!

picture of a box of crayola multi-colored sidewalk chalk with a link to purchase on amazon









Summer Clothes

If your kids are like mine, it seems like I’m always looking for clothes in the next size. I love these easy-to-play in clothes that wash and wear well. Not to mention, they’re super adorable!

picture of the carters simple joys brand toddler boys 3 pack tank tops with a link to purchase on amazon       picture of the carters simple joys play set with two tanks and a pair of shorts; includes a link to purchase on amazon











New Shoes

I just went to one of my local show stores and stocked up on the clearance section of out-of-season shoes. I did the same thing last season, which means my kids will be getting a new pair of summer shoes in their Easter baskets this year. If you have a kiddo with wide feet, these are the best shoes for toddlers with wide feet!












Gardening Kit

Does your toddler love play in the dirt? Boys and girls both love to dig and help outside. We do a garden every year, and our kids love playing in the freshly tilled up dirt. They put their super adorable rain boots on, grab their kid-friendly gardening kit, and join us in our work in the muddy mess.

picture of a colorful kids gardening basket with garden tools inside; includes a link to purchase on amazon









Coloring Books and Crayons

As a kid, I can still remember the joy that came with a new coloring book and a fresh box of crayons. Even the 8-pack of crayons was amazing because NO ONE had ever touched them. Some of my favorite coloring books for toddlers are this Sesame Street set, this Disney and Friends set, and of course Crayola for crayons.

picture of a set of Disney themed coloring books with stickers; includes a link to purchase on amazon








New Pajamas

Much like clothes and shoes, I feel like my kids grow out of pajamas super-fast! These Simple Joys by Carter’s pajamas are affordable and adorable, appropriate for girls and boys, and will make a great addition to your toddler Easter basket this year.


picture of a set of 2 long sleeved pants pajamas set for girls; includes a link to purchase on amazon          picture of a set of 2 carters boys pajamas sets with space a car themes; includes a link to purchase on amazon










Fun Snacks

I am yet to find a kid who doesn’t like fruit snacks. Their fruity and chewing and oh so delicious. Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks are my favorite because they’re organic, non-GMO and kid-friendly. I do always watch my kids closely with fruit snacks just to make sure they don’t choke. Another one of our favorite snacks is Clif Kid ZBAR’s. They’re great as a snack, but my kids also like them for breakfast.

picture of a box or Annie's brand bunny fruit snacks with an amazon link to purchase






Easter Basket Ideas With(out) Candy

These are some of my favorite Easter basket ideas for 2-year-olds.

And, just because I didn’t throw in candy, doesn’t mean a little bit of Easter candy is a bad thing.

Be creative with your kids’ Easter baskets, and make them unique for each of your kids!



blessings to you







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