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Don’t get us wrong—we love seeing the look of joy on our kids’ faces as they rush around searching for treasure (read: candy) on Easter morning. The only thing that dampens our enthusiasm for the holiday is the challenge of putting together an Easter basket with gifts that will actually get some love. Yep, more than once we’ve wondered why we (um, the Easter Bunny) dropped all that cash at the dollar store on bunny ears and a bunch of other trinkets that were destined for the trash from day one.

That’s why the Easter Bunny is determined to do better this year—namely by gifting Easter games, toys and treats that actually reflect the recipient’s personal taste and continue to bring happiness well after the holiday has passed. Here, a list of superior Easter gifts for kids that they’re guaranteed to love.

The Best Easter Gifts for Kids, At A Glance

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1. EASTER JOKE BOOK

Best for Budding Comedians

Help your kid get some of that goofy candy-fueled energy out with this book of laughs. The comedy here is clean and cringe-free, and your whole family will be grateful the Easter Bunny had the foresight to give your kids something to do when the egg hunt ends.

$8 at Amazon

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2. HATCHIMALS COLLEGGTIBLES

Best Surprise-and-Delight Toy

It’s a little meta to put a basket inside an Easter basket, but hear us out. Your kid will enjoy hatching these little animals, and you will enjoy the fact that he found something egg-shaped and Easter-themed that’s not edible.

$16 at Amazon

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3. MINT’S COLORFUL LIFE DIY KITES FOR KIDS

Best for Outdoorsy Types

The sun is shining, spring is here—do you need another excuse to head outside? This three-pack of DIY kites might convince even the most screen-obsessed kid to step away from the TV. They can decorate their kite as they see fit, then send it soaring.

$10 AT AMAZON

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4. PETE THE CAT: BIG EASTER ADVENTURE

Best for Young Readers

A fun book for younger kids and a festive must-have for fans of Pete the Cat. The colors are bold and bright, the cat is cute and kids will love listening to a story about the Easter Bunny’s special sidekick (because even giant magical bunnies could use a helping hand).

$7 AT AMAZON

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5. MOCHI MINI SQUISHIES

Most Relaxing Toy

Was that egg hunt a little too exciting? If you anticipate a meltdown this Easter, save your sanity by tucking these cute, squishy characters into your kid’s basket. Supersoft and easy to squeeze, they have major sensory appeal and are fabulous for small hands in need of a stress reliever.

$17 AT AMAZON

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6. INFANTINO TEXTURED CARROT TEETHER

Best for Babies

Baby’s first Easter? Great news: You get to eat all the candy. But don’t feel bad about it—your little bunny will be quite content chomping on this nubby carrot.

$3 AT AMAZON

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7. A COLORFUL EASTER (PETER COTTONTAIL) Watercolor Book

Best for Toddlers

Buy yourself a few minutes of quiet time by adding a painting project to your child’s Easter basket. The activity book provides an art project that’s suitable for older kids, and little ones will just enjoy smearing colors all over the page.

$4 AT AMAZON

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8. LITTLE BLUE TRUCK’S SPRINGTIME

Best for Car Enthusiasts

If you’re the proud parent of a car fanatic, you have likely memorized the original Little Blue Truck book. Freshen up your storytime rotation with this new twist on an old favorite.

$8 at Amazon

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9. JOFAN SIDEWALK CHALK EASTER SET

Best for Budding Artists

You and your kid will likely benefit from some fresh spring air once that sugar high kicks in. She’ll hit the ground running...and when she’s out of steam, you can all collapse in the driveway for some chalk art therapy.

$11 AT AMAZON

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10. YELLIES! VOICE-ACTIVATED BUNNY PET TOY

Funniest Toy

Get your threenager a voice-activated bunny and you will be happy she’s bossing around a toy instead of you. We aren’t saying you should indulge your toddler’s tyrannical behavior, but she’ll definitely get a kick out of watching this critter scurry around and respond to her (many, many) commands.

$16 AT AMAZON

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11. GOLDEN EGG HUNT

Best for Competitive Types

If you stayed up all night last year coming up with riddles your kids didn’t understand for an elaborate Easter scavenger hunt (yup, that was us), feel free to phone it in this year with a bag of pre-filled eggs. Your kid won’t miss the clever clues, he just wants the candy—and all 16 of these plastic eggs are packed with it. Tuck the special golden egg into his Easter basket and you’re sure to hear lots of oohs and aahs at the grand finale.

$30 AT AMAZON

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12. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

Most Timeless Gift

A classic tearjerker that has stood the test of time. There are beautiful illustrations, a moving message about friendship and the transformative power of love. (Just save this one for bedtime, because it will go in one ear and out the other until all the candy has been consumed.)

$7 AT AMAZON

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13. MY SQUISHY LITTLES MULTIPACK

Best Pocket-Sized Collectible

Unboxings remain all the rage, and if we're being honest, discovering what Mom and Dad packed in our lunchboxes each day was the OG. My Squishy Littles takes that experience to the next level, with two food-themed collectible figures tucked in each multipack. Fidget toy fans will love squishing and squeezing them; doll lovers will enjoy unwrapping their accessories and dressing them up.

BUY IT ($10)

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14. The EggMazing Egg Decorator Kit

Best Afternoon Craft

You already rush to open your baskets first thing in the morning, so pack in an activity to keep everyone busy that afternoon. The EggMazing Egg Decorator spins hardboiled eggs in place, so all you have to do is hold a marker up to it to create mesmerizing swirled and striped designs.

$27 AT AMAZON

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15. SELF ESTEEM GIFT BASKET

Best Confidence-Booster

This paper basket from Slumberkins comes with two super soft stuffies, a sticker sheet and a board book that boasts a sweet message about being loved (and loving yourself) for who you are. It’s sure to give your little bunny a warm, fuzzy feeling on Easter morning.

Buy it ($58)

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16. PLUSH ANIMAL BASKET WITH TAFFY

Best All-in-One Easter Basket

This ready-made basket checks all the boxes—namely because all a kid really needs on Easter is a cute yellow chick to cuddle and a mouthful of taffy. Plus, the basket is reusable, and one can never have too many baskets. (Right?)

Buy it ($12)

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17. LEGO EASTER BUNNY

Best for LEGO Fans

This Lego set is petite enough to fit in an Easter basket and oh-so fitting for the occasion. Plus, this gift promises to keep the young Lego fanatic in your life entertained once the holiday activities wind down.

Buy it ($15)

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18. EXTREME EGG TOSS

Best Game for Kids

Word on the street is that traditional egg tosses make the Easter Bunny want to cry. Enter, this clever and mess-free take on the classic—a plush talking egg that can recognize (and announce) when it has reached its breaking point. Toss this guy around indoors or out and everyone will be happy.

$20 at Amazon

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19. BABY CAR EASTER EGGS

Best Egg Filler

The car enthusiast in your life won’t even miss the candy when they open these Easter eggs and get their hands on the soft, rubber vehicles inside, which are outfitted with cute faces and roll like a dream. Scoop these up for a cute basket filler or for an egg hunt that won’t give your toddler a sugar rush.

BUY IT ($25)

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20. EASTER BATH BOMBS

Best for Bathtime

Give your kid the spa treatment this holiday with a bath bomb basket stuffer that’s just the right size and formula for their sensitive skin. These all-natural bath bombs are sweetly scented, oh-so moisturizing and guaranteed to add a little fun to the bathtime routine.

Buy it now ($35)

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21. LULU BUNNY

Snuggliest Toy

This floppy-eared stuffed animal from Manhattan Toy has a sweet, expressive face, downy soft fur and a bean-filled bod that’s made for loving and squeezing. In other words, this bunny has ‘forever friend’ written all over it.

But it now ($22)

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22. LIVI EASTER MONOGRAM BRACELET SET

Best for Tweens

Here, a customizable name bracelet with sweet bunny charms and dainty pastel-colored beads that look good enough to eat. Best of all, unlike most Easter basket stuffers, this keepsake probably won’t be relegated to the donation box anytime soon.

Buy it now ($46)

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23. Sunset Projection Lamp

Best for Aspiring TikTok Stars

Your teen’s been eying a sunset projection lamp since Christmas (when they were all on back order). Now they’re in stock everywhere—and available for Prime shipping—so your kid can finally create the right vibe for their TikToks. Who’s the cool mom now?

$15 AT AMAZON

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24. JELLYCAT BUNNY LOVEY

Best Bedtime Toy

Jellycat makes quality plush toys that don’t cost too much (so you won’t want to cry when they come into contact with slime). This bunny lovey is supersoft and the ideal size for an Easter basket stuffer.

BUY IT ($24)

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25. BUNNY DRESS-UP KIT

Best for Pretend Play

This beautiful, handmade bunny costume boasts tons of pretend play potential, and it comes in a package that’s easy to tuck into an Easter basket (though it’s special enough to give as a stand-alone gift, too).

Buy it ($20)

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26. MAGIC CRYSTAL GROWING GARDEN

Most Magical Toy

Celebrate the season with a science project that yields a spectacular landscape your kid can grow herself. This colorful crystal garden is a cinch to construct and guaranteed to get oohs and aahs from the under-ten set—just keep in mind that it likely won’t fit in a basket, so it’s best as a separate wrapped gift.

$16 AT AMAZON

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27. DIG UP DINOSAUR FOSSIL EGGS

Most Fun Toy for Kids of All Ages

Budding archaeologists will have a blast with this dino dig, which includes a dozen fossil eggs and all the tools required to excavate a set of prehistoric collectibles. This gift won’t fit in a basket, but it will provide plenty of festive fun once the egg hunt has come to an end.

$18 AT AMAZON

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28. PEEK-A-DOODLE DOO

Best Memory Game

Stick this exciting and brain-boosting memory game in an oversized basket or gift it separately—either way your child will be thrilled by the opportunity to search for hidden eggs any day of the year.

BUY IT ($22)

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29. EGG YOLK SLIME

Best Slime Toy

News to no one: Slime is a kid-favorite—so this clever, raw egg variety of the beloved sensory toy is a no-brainer as far as basket stuffers go.

$16 AT AMAZON

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30. LYDAZ BUBBLE LAWN MOWER

Best Outdoor Toy

This bubble-making lawn mower won’t fit in a basket, nor is it particularly festive. That said, we’re willing to bet your tot will put it to good use during the backyard Easter egg hunt and—this is important—continue to do so when the holiday is over.

$27 at Amazon

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31. Kunyida Musical Egg Maracas

Best Musical Toy

Turn on some tunes and let your baby feel the beat with these adorable, hand-painted wooden egg maracas. They’re just the right size for little hands to grasp and each one in the set of seven makes a different sound, so they’re perfect for sensory exploration, too.

$11 at Amazon

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32. Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Most Fun Read

Toddlers can’t resist the charm of New York Times bestselling author Tad Hills’ Duck and Goose characters, which is why we suggest you have them make a special holiday appearance in your child’s Easter basket this year.

$5 at Amazon

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33. Easter Egg Chicken

Best Matching Game

Why not give your child’s matching and sorting skills a boost with a Montessori toy that fits the Easter theme? Bonus: Mother hen is a perfect storage container for these colorful plastic eggs, so you needn’t worry about creating clutter in the playroom.

$19 at Amazon

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34. JoFan Easter Pop Fidget Toys

Most Festive Fidget Toy

These fidget toys are perfectly festive and every bit as satisfying as bubble wrap (but without the racket). Stuff a few in your child’s Easter basket and they’ll be able to wind down with some soothing sensory play when the sugar high starts to fade. Just be sure to hold onto one—you know, in case the Easter bunny needs some stress relief.

$19 at Amazon

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35. Anthropologie Initial Necklace

Best for Teens

Your kid’s outgrown a lot of the Easter basket staples, making filling the thing, well…tricky. This initial necklace is sure to impress. Surround it with some lotion, candles and plenty of candy, and you’ve got an instant hit on your hands.

BUY IT ($38)

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