Most of us are trying to cut sugar from our diets more and more lately, and if you grew up in my days, you know that the “norm” for Easter basket & plastic egg fillers is/was candy AKA Sugah! Here are some alternatives I found that you can use instead of that sugar-induced-make-my-kid-go-crazy candy. This includes food & other items!
Oh! Did I mention that these aren’t just for the kids…a couple nifty ideas for adults too!! Grandmas, Grandpas, Moms, Dads and even your grown up kids and grandkids can get an Easter Basket.
Hope my kids are reading this!!
Goldfish Carrots -This is my top one. I pinned it a few weeks back and it has been repinned lots! She gives you a step by step on how to make. You could put something other than goldfish in here, just go for orange.
Thanks Learning to Grow Peas!
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – there are 20 ideas for inexpensive fillers for the basket. For girls & boys!!
Thanks Dump your Frump (too funny)
A Natural Easter Basket – filled with wholesome, natural foods. You can get your own creative juices flowing here with this awesome idea!
Thanks 100 Layer Cake-let
101 Easter Basket Ideas – another good list of items for your kids Easter basket that isn’t Candy!!!
Thanks The Mom Creative
Dora Easter Basket – Do a themed basket for you kiddo. If they’re not into Dora the Explorah, then go with their fav character. Throw in a few extra of their fav things to do too.
Thanks 3 BOYS AND A DOG
99 Easter Basket Ideas for Boys – Here she lists ideas based on an age range. She even includes those college aged boys.
Thanks Faithful Provisions
99 Easter Basket Ideas for Girls – Again, she makes us a list covering all ages up to college aged girls.
Thanks again Faithful Provisions
Gardener Easter Basket – how creative is this? Easter Baskets aren’t just for kids anymore!! I would love one of these…ahem.
Thanks Reader’s Digest
Men’s Easter Basket – I think this is another very creative idea. Do you make a basket for the man in your life? Maybe you’ll want to now!
Some other ideas for grown up Easter Baskets are…
-Basket full of yarn and hooks for that crocheter/knitter in your life
-Duffle bag with athletic items (pedometer, water bottle, etc.)
-Basket full of pampering items (bubble bath, candles, lotion, etc.)
-Basket full of tools for your man….or woman (we use them too)
Now for filling those plastic eggs up!!
50 things to put inside plastic eggs besides candy – Some good ideas, I especially like the puzzle pieces. After you find the eggs with the puzzle pieces..you aren’t done…gotta put it together now.
Thanks Growing a Jeweled Rose
Nail Polish Eggs – Bet your little girl would love those. I have a few granddaughters that would for sure.
Thanks Mache’ Mag
Hope this gave you some good ideas! If you have any that we didn’t cover…please let us know below.
Linking to: Easter Crafts & Decor Showcase