Easter is now less than a week away, so time is officially running out to find the best gifts to place in your little ones' baskets. While jelly beans and chocolate eggs are sure to make the kiddos smile, adding a few thoughtful trinkets into the mix can make them even sweeter.
Don't worry! You still have some time before Peter Cottontail comes hopping down the bunny trail, but we've rounded up some Easter basket ideas for youngsters of all ages to help get you started: babies, toddlers, kids and teens. From plush bunnies for the little ones to tech for the older kids, these picks are ones that they'll actually find useful — and fun!
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Easter basket stuffers for babies
Encourage little hands to grab on their own, without making too much of a mess, with the help of this silicone mat. It is divided into three sections that make it easy to create a balanced meal, and it also stays in place thanks to the suction feature on the backside.
This stacking toy is not only cute, but also a fun way to introduce your little one to different textures, shapes and colors. According to the brand, it's a great gift for babies who are 12 months or older.
For an interactive read, this book from Cottage Door Press and Parragon Books is a cute pick. It's filled with colorful illustrations for curious eyes and thick board pages strong enough to withstand sticky fingers. And according to the authors, the featured pull flaps and cut-out finger trails can help develop fine motor skills.
While it might not fit inside their basket, this push pal is sure to make them smile. The adorable duck feels just right for spring, and the rubber-lined wheels make it easy for indoor and outdoor play as the days get warmer.
This hand-crocheted plush is a one-of-a-kind find inspired by the "Miffy and Friends" series by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. It's made of organic cotton and, best of all, is machine-washable.
With this cute game controller toy, babies can imitate the older people around them while learning animal sounds, letters, numbers and more.
This soft, pink bunny is made of material similar to a blanket and will make babies feel secure and snuggly.
Perfect for tactile play, this baby-safe fidget toy is filled with cranks to turn and buttons to press.
This colorful silicone feeding set includes bottles, training spoons and a bowl with a base designed for steaming baby’s food before serving.
This sweet bunny toy is suited for newborns and is made of soft muslin and chenille. With a crinkly tail for playtime and a strap for attaching a pacifier, this blanket is a perfect addition to a baby’s first Easter basket.
This sweet white noise machine is owl-themed and can be attached to a baby’s crib, car seat or stroller to help them sleep soundly.
This soft book has peek-a-boo flaps, mirrors and other features that will keep babies entertained.
Teething can be a painful process for your little one, but this colorful set of teething keys might just make it a little more bearable.
If your baby can't get enough of bath time, these vibrant toy bubbles are a perfect addition to their Easter basket. The little balls rattle and spin around in the water and are suitable for babies four months and older.
This is currently Amazon's choice for baby toys, and over 31,000 verified customers seem to agree that it's a five-star gift. It includes nine rings in different sizes, textures and colors.
This is currently the third-bestselling baby musical toy on Amazon, and it might just have something to do with the adjustable volume control that mom and dad will love just as much as their little one.
Easter basket stuffers for toddlers
Let them work on counting, sorting and matching with this Easter egg-inspired set. Since the eggs come in a convenient case, you can pack it up and bring it just about anywhere.
If they can't get enough of the fidget toy trend, these push pop options can be a timely upgrade from their current set. Both the carrot and rabbit silhouettes are made from food-grade silicone, according to the brand.
The interlocking gears on this caterpillar board can be played with individually or spun together to make the critter "crawl." According to the toy makers, it can help promote children's color recognition, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
The walls of your home are not a blank canvas (at least, that's what you've been trying to tell your toddler), but the ones in the bathroom can be! These crayons can safely be used on shower tiles and washed off with a damp cloth or a sponge.
What little one can resist the "Baby Shark" tune? These soft and stackable cube toys will play four verses of the hit song and even come with long-lasting batteries, so they can sing along with Mommy Shark the moment it's taken out of the box.
From Queen Elsa to Sven the reindeer, all of your toddler’s favorite “Frozen” characters are included in this mess-free coloring set.
For older toddlers, playing with this brightly colored crackling putty is a fun way to encourage sensory play and fine motor skills.
Perfect for tiny hands, these toddler-friendly crayons from BIC make it easy for little ones to get creative.
Practicing hand-eye coordination and color recognition are made fun through this toy from Skoolzy, which lets kids thread colorful pegs onto string or maneuver them into holes.
This flip book phonics game teaches young children about letters, sounds and word meanings. It includes more than 21,000 consonant-vowel-consonant words and features an easy-to-read font for distraction-free learning.
If your toddler needs some convincing to get in the tub, this magnetic fishing set with rave reviews should offer up some bath time fun.
Easter basket stuffers for kids
If they don't like the fluffy marshmallows, they might love this fluffy bunny. You can find it in the classic Peeps colors, including pink, yellow and purple.
If your kid likes to color, give them a canvas they can scribble on over and over (and over!) again. This gift-worthy set comes with four washable markers and four washable animal figurines, including a giraffe, monkey, elephant and lion.
Encourage their inner artist with these colorful egg-shaped chalks. Don't worry, parents: It only takes a quick spray of the hose to wash it all away.
Bumps and scrapes don't have to be so scary. Welly encourages little ones to wear them as badges of honor, instead. They come in several different designs, including monsters, jellyfish and rainbows.
Glitter, sparkles and a secret potion make these kaleidoscopes feel like magic. The interchangeable wands make it easy to keep the toy fresh and fun.
These scented pencils might make doing homework ... fun? We'll let them be the judge of that one, but we think the scents alone (which last for two years, the brand states) make them a worthy addition to any pencil case.
Challenge their creativity with this building kit inspired by the holiday's main character. It makes for a fun activity for kids aged 8 and up.
Mabel’s Labels are all about making it easier for kids to keep track of their stuff. With this mixed-size label pack, kids can stick personalized labels on everything from school supplies to video game cartridges.
Soft and cuddly, these bunny slippers are a perfect treat for kids who like to pad around the house in slippers or socks.
These sweet little rainbow studs are colorful and perfect for kids who like to dress up their outfits with accessories.
This smaller version of a Buddha Board will fit perfectly in any Easter basket and is a calming, meditative way to doodle and draw. Simply dip the included paintbrush in water and get to work! When the canvas dries, the artwork disappears, allowing kids to create a new drawing over and over again.
Your little one can match your footwear with Rothy's adorable kids' sneakers. Available for boys and girls, the cute designs come in a bunch of different prints and colors.
Hatchimals continue to be as popular as ever, and now they come in an adorable egg carton filled with 12 characters to collect. It's the perfect Easter-themed addition to any basket.
Easter basket stuffers for teens
The teen that can't wait for spring break (or for summer) might appreciate this kit packed with all things essential for travel. It includes everything from earbuds and an eye mask to hand cleaner and a phone stand.
These blemish patches will come in handy for any teen that wants to zap away pimples overnight.
Making anything other than cereal or a bagel for breakfast can feel like a lot of work to a teenager, but this waffle maker might make them look forward to whipping up something more substantial to eat.
Bean bags are popular again, but did you know your phone can get in on the trend? This holder is convenient for video calls or watching Netflix while in bed.
Disposable cameras are also making a mini comeback, and this one from Fujifilm is an affordable option. It features 24 exposures, a fixed-focus lens and a dual-flash system.
Now they can add a retro touch to their listening experience, without digging up a radio from the memory box. This Bluetooth speaker can connect to an Amazon Alexa and can play music for up to three hours on a single charge.
Got a teen who loves sushi? These earrings from BaubleBar are a perfect (and unique!) gift.
Looking for a trendy stuffed animal for your teen’s Easter basket? These Squishmallows are all the rage on TikTok and will make any kids smile on Easter morning.
If your teen is always taking selfies, they'll probably appreciate this ring light that attaches to the top of their phone.
With six eye colors, blush and a highlighter, this glittery, gorgeous makeup palette from Petite 'n Pretty will thrill any teen (or preteen) on Easter morning.
If your teen is particularly picky, an Amazon gift card might be your best bet. And if you're looking for something extremely last minute (for those who allow the holiday to sneak up on them), an e-gift card you can print out at home is even better.
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