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Whenever a holiday rolls around that involves sugary treats for my kids (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July parades), I always try my best to find ways around the sugary mess.
All that sugar isn’t good for our family’s teeth or waistlines!
With Easter approaching, I’m on the hunt for Easter basket ideas that don’t involve chocolate. My oldest has already spotted one of those humongous chocolate bunny rabbits at the store and wants to know if she’s getting one.
I hate to break it to her, but she’s not! But I think she’ll like what I’m planning in its place.
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
To keep things simple, I plan to make all three kids’ Easter baskets similar. I plan on putting a few small items plus one large item in each basket.
Here are my ideas of small items to include so we can have a fairly low sugar Easter:
- Slinkies – My kids have never actually seen one of these, even my 7-year-old, so this will be a real treat for them!
- Jump Ropes – Pretty sure I can grab these at the Dollar Tree. A sweet score for the frugalista in me!
- Temporary Tattoos – All three kids love these, and since they can only be applied to skin, I don’t have to worry about them getting all over our furniture like real stickers do! 🙂
To keep the protests at bay (and make them feel like they did get a small sugary treat), I will probably put a handful of Andes Mints in each basket inside of a mesh drawstring bag. It will be cute and a reasonable amount of sugar for any child.
Personalized Easter Gifts
For the large item in each basket, I found these lovely personalized Easter books from I See Me!
My top choice is “My Little Book of Blessings” which is collection of ten sweet and simple daily blessings, each written in rhyme and personalized with each child’s name.
I’m so glad I See Me! prompted me to think about how to make this a sugar-free Easter (or close to it!). I hope you are able to use some of these suggestions to create your own thoughtful Easter basket.