9 candy-free Easter basket treats to please all your favorite peeps

Shop Easter basket toys, trinkets, books and more (Photo: Getty)
Shop Easter basket toys, trinkets, books and more (Photo: Getty)

A tisket, a tasket, a perfect Easter basket! Mitigate the inevitable sugar rush with these candy-free goodies— while they may not contain treats of the chocolate variety, these toys, trinkets, books and more are nevertheless totally sweet. They’re guaranteed to keep little ones occupied in between egg hunts, brunch and posing for their parents’ version of a perfect Insta-pic.

So hop to it and get ready for cute-ness!

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Prextex Plush Bunnies for Easter Baskets

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Prextex Plush Bunnies for Easter Baskets – 12 Pack (Photo: Amazon)

Your little guys or gals will be hopping down the bunny trail to greet these adorable little plushies. The set comes with 12 bunnies in assorted colors—each measures 4 inches, so they fit inside most plastic Easter eggs. Hippity hop to it—Easter’s on its way!

Shop it: Prextex Plush Bunnies for Easter Baskets, 12-pack, $12, amazon.com

The Don’t Laugh Challenge – Easter Edition Volume 2

The Don’t Laugh Challenge – Easter Edition Volume 2 by Billy Boy (Photo: Amazon)

Not every grandmother will appreciate this book. But the elementary schoolers who think Easter brunch has gone on for way too long will certainly love sharing it at the table. Part game, part joke book, the newly released Don’t Laugh Challenge – Easter Edition Volume 2 is page upon page of hilarious jokes and other silly stories and scenarios. The object is to score points by reading aloud and making the other players laugh (or better said: getting them to make like an egg and crack up). Win the most points and become the Don’t Laugh Challenge Master.

Shop it: The Don’t Laugh Challenge – Easter Edition Volume 2 Book by Billy Boy, $7, amazon.com.

Peter Rabbit Easter Party Plates (12)

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What’s Easter without Peter Rabbit? Pay tribute to the famous carrot thief with a plate in his likeness. You’ll get 12 sturdy paper plates, each one trimmed with a pretty scalloped edge—so kids can enjoy and adults needn’t worry about washing the dishes!

Shop it: Peter Rabbit Easter Party Plates (12), $10, amazon.com

Body Candy Bath Bombs Gift Set Variety 12 Pack

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You’re the bomb! Especially when you tuck these egg-shaped bath bombs into an Easter basket. Made from soothing Epsom salts and essentials oils, these fragrant bath bombs turn an ordinary bath into a spa experience. It’s fun to watch them fizz when they hit the water, and even more fun that this special Easter version comes packaged in its own egg carton. Choose a dozen or half a dozen and select a single scent (like Clementine, Fresh Fruit or Glitter) or a variety. Give the whole carton to a single lucky recipient or divide the selection up among kids and kids at heart alike.

Shop it: Body Candy Bath Bombs Gift Set Variety 12 Pack, $25, amazon.com.

LEGO BrickHeads Easter Bunny

Lego BrickHeads Easter Bunny (Photo: Walmart)

Leave it to LEGO to include the Easter Bunny in its ever-expanding offering of collectible BrickHeadz. Now joining Santa, Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Wonder Woman and loads of other iconic characters, the E.B. is now available as a buildable figurine complete with movable ears and a detachable carrot and bucket. There’s even a 4” baseplate decorated with Easter eggs and flowers, plus the signature seasonal calendar and Brickheadz logo that come with all Brickheadz. Hop to it before this one sells out!

Shop it: LEGO BrickHeads Easter Bunny, $8 at walmart.com

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Spring Basket

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Your little “colleggtor” will cheep with cheer over this special edition spring basket. Inside are six exclusive Hatchimals CollEGGtibles—two out-of-egg characters and four in-egg characters that are ready to be hatched. (To hatch, just hold the eggs, rub the purple heart until it changes color and press down on the soft part of the shell to crack it.) Bonus: This is a present they’ll play with long after the last chocolate bunny’s been eaten and the ham’s been picked to the bone.

Shop it: Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Spring Basket, $9, amazon.com

Happy Easter, Mouse Board Book

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Happy Easter, Mouse by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond (Photo: Walmart)

We’re digging this new board book starring the beloved Mouse from the bestsellingIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie series. Here, you can join Mouse on an Easter egg hunt and work together to count eggs and practice your colors. Best read while snacking on your favorite Easter candy.

Shop it: Happy Easter, Mouse Book by Laura Numeroff (author) and Felicia Bond (illustrator), $5, walmart.com

Easter Craft Kits, Set of 4

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There’s nothing better for keeping kids busy than an art project. This colorful kit contains four kits in total—everything they’ll need to make a hatching chick magnet egg, an Easter basket craft stick sign, a photo frame, and a picture frame. The sweet decorations can be passed out as party favors or used to adorn the mantel.

Shop it: Easter Craft Kits, set of four, $10, amazon.com

Plush Toy Bee & Easter Bunny Rabbit Cloth Book

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For little ones too young to take part in the full Easter experience, this soft cloth book/plush toy combo will do the job—adorably! While your toddler cuddles the 5-inch bee, sensory adventures await at every turn of the page: A squeaky bunny hops through the garden, a bee buzzes on a flower, your fingers become the wiggly legs of a caterpillar. Toddlers will love turning the pages again and again.

Shop it: Plush Toy Bee & Easter Bunny Rabbit Cloth Book, $18, amazon.com.

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