14 Easter Basket Goodies That Aren’t Candy

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Filling your kids’ Easter baskets with candy from the Bunny can be tempting — after all, candy is cheap and follows tradition. But for those watching their budget and their kids’ health, it’s sometimes tough to find options.

The Easter Bunny is on a health kick this year. But never fear, the kids won’t miss the marshmallow PEEPS and peanut butter eggs with these fun toys that are all under $13.


1. Cloud b Hugginz Grey Plush 9” ($9.99) at Cloudb.com

This snuggly soft bunny is the perfect Easter treat for your wee one. His long, floppy ears are perfect for dragging him everywhere. All ages.


2. Roseart Neon Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint Set ($4.89) at Shopko.com

These eye-popping sidewalk paints will keep them entertained (and outside) for hours. The set comes with two non-toxic, washable paint colors, two foam brushes and one stirring stick. Just mix with water and paint away! Ages 3 and up.


3. Surprizamals ($4.99) at StuffedAnimals.com

Colorful plastic balls stuffed with a cute plush. There are more than 60 to collect, some of them ultra-rare. Ages 3 and up.


4. Little Kids Jelly Belly scented bubbles ($11.99 for an 8-pack) at Amazon.com

The Jelly Belly bubbles come in a jelly bean shaped bottle and smell like yummy Jelly Belly flavors. Ages 3 and up.


5. Little Kids PEEPS Scented Bubbles ($5.99 for a 3-pack) at Amazon.com

Who can resist bunny-shaped bubble bottles? PEEPS bubbles have bunny- and chick-shaped bottles and smell like marshmallows. Ages 3 and up.




6. Play-Doh Spring Chick ($4.99) at Amazon.com

Kids can help the chick “grow” hair and give him a haircut of their own design. Set comes with the chick, plunger (for pushing up the Play-Doh), scissors and two canisters of Doh. Ages 3 and up.


7. Littlest Pet Shop City Rides (starting at $7.28) at Walmart

The lovable Littlest Pet Shops now have their own super-sweet ride that kids can decorate. Four sets are new for spring and include two characters, a vehicle and stickers. Ages 4 and up.


8. Furreal Friends Luvimals ($9.95 and up) at Amazon.com

Touch these portable pets and they will react with movement and sounds. Play with more than one at a time and they will harmonize with each other. Pig, bunny, kitty…how to choose? Ages 4 and up.

Wait, there’s more! Read the rest of our picks for non-candy Easter basket treats on Credit.com.