Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers Under 3 (for Boys & Girls)

I’ve teamed up with Ruth over at Viva Veltoro for this post. She’ll be sharing her ideas for a toddler boy’s Easter Basket.

When I became a mom, I didn’t put two and two together that mom was just one new role I would be taking on. I failed to recognize that I would also be taking on additional roles during the holidays – both Santa’s elf and the Easter Bunny’s helper.

My toddler has a small vocabulary (well, large for her age; small compared to adults), so she can’t quite verbalize what she would like from Santa or the Easter Bunny. That leaves their little helper to guess what should appear under the tree and in her basket.

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddler Girls Under 3

Over the years, I’ve Santa and the Easter Bunny have become quite the bargain shoppers; so it’s no surprise that when the holidays come around, they’ve suggested that I make stops at their favorite go-to deal emporiums like Hobby Lobby, the dollar store, the Target dollar spot and clearance racks, Five Below, and even consignment shops (you’d be surprised how many items with tags still on them end up there).

This year, the Easter Bunny asked me to find a mix of treasures for Bear’s basket (preferably under $30 total – he’s cost conscious). I found some fun, age appropriate items for her, which I’m hoping will inspire other Easter baskets for little girls under age 3 (finding small items that aren’t choking hazards can be tough!).

Easter basket ideas for girls under 3

  1. Stickers
  2. Puffs
  3. Puzzles with large pieces
  4. Sunhat
  5. Yogurt melts
  6. Little People Disney Princess set
  7. Bubble bath
  8. Bubbles
  9. Toy car
  10. Bath toys
  11. Hair bow
  12. Spring outfit
  13. Board book

Rather than an actual basket, I used a BPA-free plastic container and filled it with the Easter goodies. Other non-basket ideas include a sand pail, bucket, or even a little wagon.

I wanted to include some of my daughter’s favorite things like stickers, bath squirters, and the final princess to complete her Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace – Princess Jasmine.

Easter basket ideas for toddlers under age 3

But there are even more items you could include in a toddler girl’s Easter Basket based on her interests. Here are some other ideas:

  • Sippy cups and/or bowls
  • Play food
  • Crayons
  • Coloring books
  • Blocks
  • Small Duplo sets
  • Tights or socks
  • Shoes
  • Small stuffed animal(s)
  • Doll(s)
  • Lotion and/or body wash
  • Balls

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddler Boys Under 3

Viva Veltoro has a little guy and has some great ideas for filling an Easter basket for toddler boys under age 3. Be sure to hop over to her post for more ideas!

8 thoughts on “Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers Under 3 (for Boys & Girls)

  1. I love these ideas! I never thought of using the free Disney stickers in that basket. I also really like the small Duplo set idea. I’ve got lots to pick up now. :)

  2. These are some great ideas! I put bath toys in my girls Easter baskets every year – I figure, they need to be replaced every month or two anyway, right? I also love that you steered away from candy. Stickers are always a good substitute for candy in our house!

    • Thanks, Jennifer! Yes – the annoying task of replacing bath toys every month or so. :) In lieu of candy, I included some healthy snacks. I’m sure her grandparents will give her enough unhealthy treats when we head over there later in the day.

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