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22 Easter Basket Stuffers That Are Even Sweeter (and Cheaper) Than Candy

We've got fun filler ideas for the whole family — toddlers, kids and teens included.

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For many, a mid-day sugar rush has become an Easter tradition of sorts. And really, it's hard to avoid given all the chocolate eggs, jelly beans and other springy sweets at your disposal. But since you're the one who calls the shots, trade the sugar-filled treats for these non-candy Easter basket stuffers instead.

Browse through this assortment of cheap (but seriously cute) filler ideas for kids of all ages, including babies, toddlers and teens. Some, like carve-and-reveal dinosaur eggs, tap into the hallmarks of the holiday, while others are simply clever ways to encourage your little ones to soak up the springtime sun. It's not only about fun and games, though: We made sure to throw in a handful of small Easter gifts to teach your kids about the true meaning of the holiday. Whatever you pick, all of these Easter toys, books and activity sets will keep them busy, so you can whip up your holiday feast in peace.

If you're looking for something more specific, we also have plenty of Easter basket ideas tailored to hard-to-shop for boys and teens. Or if you'd rather have someone else do the work for you this year (we're all for it!), check out this selection of pre-made Easter baskets that you can order online and have delivered before Sunday morning.

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Something Your Tween Will Approve of
Bunny Lip Balm
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The adorable bunny packaging will catch their eye, but the lip balm inside is the real treat because it smells (and tastes!) just like carrot cake.

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Dig a Dozen Dino Eggs
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Dan&Darci
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As kids chip away at these fossilized eggs, they'll unveil 12 mini dinos. Use the accompanying cards to help decipher what's what — and learn a few fun facts about each species.

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Easter Pop Fidget Toys
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These colorful poppers provide endless hours of mindless entertainment, making them a win for parents too. Since your kids probably have all of the basic shapes already, go with this Easter-themed set, so they can add a chick, bunny, carrot and egg to their collection.

Perfect for Toddlers
Hide & Squeak Eggs
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Toomies

Crack open the shells and gently press down on the chicks to make 'em chirp. Once all the chicks are revealed, turn it into a teaching moment by having your little one match the different egg shapes and colors.

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Easter Picture Book
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Paint by Sticker Kids
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One sticker at a time, your kids can bring cute chicks, hoppy bunnies and other Easter favorites to life. When their masterpiece is complete, they can tear it out of the book and hang it for all to see.

Cool Enough for Teens
Milk Sheet Mask Pack
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A'PIEU

Don't let the packaging fool you: Inside each milk bottle, there's a sheet mask, enriched with the right vitamins to brighten, hydrate or target other skincare needs.

Easter Chick
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LEGO

Turn 52 random LEGO pieces into a chirping cutie. And if your kid doesn't want to keep it on display forever, they can take it apart once the holiday wraps to make custom LEGO creations.

Butterfly Binoculars
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Melissa & Doug

With these kid-size binoculars, your little explorer can get a closer look at all Mother Nature has to offer — the clouds up above, the critters down below and everything in between.

Mini Foam Glider
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Refresh Sports

Paper airplanes are fun and all, but they only last a few flights before turning into a crumpled mess. This foam gliders offers an even bigger thrill because it can fly up to 100 feet and float in water.

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids
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Your kid's a pro at telling knock knock jokes — or okay, the same knock knock joke for months on end. Luckily, this book will introduce them to hundreds of new ones, plus riddles, tongue twisters and puns.

Unicorn Bath Bomb with Surprise Necklace
Two Sisters
Two Sisters

She'll feel very adult when you pop this fizzy bath bomb in her tub. The best part: As the bath bomb melts and bubbles in the water, she'll uncover a special surprise, either a necklace or mini figurine.

Peter Cottontail A Colorful Easter
Golden Books
Golden Books

Since it's Peter Cottontail's time to shine, you might as well add this watercolor activity book to your kid's Easter basket. It follows a storybook style, so it'll encourage them to practice reading.

Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk
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Chalk City
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It's hopscotch season! Gift them six new chalk shades just in time for their springtime outdoor activities to start.

Playfoam Pals Pet Party
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Educational Insights

Double the fun, double the win for parents everywhere: Your kid will love digging through squishy Playfoam to find one of 12 animal figurines. Once they unveil their surprise, they'll still find a million ways to mold, shape and play with the foam.

Wooden Percussion Musical Shake Eggs
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Jofan

You'll really get the party started if you stick these music makers in your toddler's Easter basket. There are six wooden eggs in total, so you can also divvy them up between several baskets.

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Wow! Water Reveal Pad: Bible Stories
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Teach them that Easter is about far more than bunnies and egg hunts with this water-reveal book, which tells some of the most important stories in the Bible in a kid-friendly way.

Scratch Art Friendship Mini Notes
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Melissa & Doug

Let their creativity run wild while they scratch away the black coating on these mini note cards to reveal a colorful pattern, making any writing, design or doodle really pop.

Mermaid Makeup Brush Set
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They might not be using real makeup yet, but that doesn't mean these rainbow-colored beauties shouldn't sit pretty on their vanity. Each set comes with six brushes a.k.a. just the right amount to apply her pretend eyeshadow, blush and powder.

Scented Coloring Pencils
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Scentco
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Because regular No. 2's aren't cool enough for your kid. These colorful pencils have a delightful sweet scent, ranging from bubblegum to orange soda.

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching
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If your kid is about to embark on a new adventure (think: heading to a new school), this book about a scared egg will remind them just how egg-citing change can be.

Easter Eggs Filled with Construction Vehicles
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Inside these 12 plastic eggs, they'll find LEGO-like pieces to build different construction vehicles — some with cranes, bulldozers, loaders and more.

Resurrection Eggs
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Family Life

As you read the story together, task the little ones with opening the eggs, revealing a different symbol associated with Jesus' journey.

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