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25 Adorable Kids Easter Basket Ideas Under $5

Holidays are the perfect excuse for gifting, but when you have more than a couple of people to splurge on, the costs start to add up. With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to take away the financial burden with egg-sactly what you’ve been looking for — Easter basket ideas for kids that won’t break the bank! Each of these gifts is underfive bucks and is guaranteed not to give the kiddos too much of a toothache.

1. Forever 21 Fuzzy Pineapple Keychain ($5): Fuzzy wuzzy was a… pineapple? This adorbs keychain is just right for springtime and a colorful, tactile addition to any basket.

Noise Putty Kids Easter Basket Idea

2. The Land of Nod Noise Putty ($2): Throw some humor into your baskets with putty that’s used to make hilarious (slash, kinda gross?) noises. Kids *love* this stuff.

Bath Letters and Numbers, Pastel Kids Easter Basket Idea

3. Munchkin 36 Bath Letters and Numbers, Pastel ($5): These colorful bath toys stick to the tub when wet, so during bath time you can spell out words and phrases together.

Fruit Stickers Kids Easter Basket Idea

4. Meri Meri Fruit Stickers ($4, on sale): So juicy! This lineup of embossed 3D fruit stickers is a pretty sweet value-add for your baskets.

Plush Animal Finger Puppet Set Kids Easter Basket Idea

5. Tzou Soft Plush Animal Finger Puppet Set ($3, set of 10): So a duck, a bunny, a pig, a frog, and a hippo walk into an Easter basket together… (corny) jokes aside, these adorable little finger puppets are a must for story time.

Egg Shaped Sidewalk Chalk Kids Easter Basket Idea

6. Yoobi Washable Egg Shaped Sidewalk Chalk ($3, set of four): Egg-shaped sidewalk chalk is obvs completely relevant for an Easter basket, but the shape also makes them especially easy for little hands to hold. As an added bonus: With each purchase, Yoobi donates to a classroom in need.

Easter Egg Decorating Kit

7. Disney Finding Dory Easter Egg Decorating Kit ($3): We only realized just now that eggs make fantastic little fish bods. A Finding Dory paper egg decorating kit will delight any Dory and Nemo fan.

Happy Easter, Little Critter Kids Basket Idea

8. Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer ($3): Walk through each of the important Easter traditions with Little Critter and his family as they dye eggs, build an Easter basket, go to church, and hunt for Easter eggs. Mercer Mayer’s story is an Easter classic that should definitely be included on the bookshelf.

Jumbo Coloring Pad Kids Easter Basket Idea

9. Melissa & Doug Princess & Fairy Jumbo Coloring Pad ($5): If your young artist loves fairies and princesses, they’ll have so much fun with 50 pages of magical images to color. And since the pages are large (and adult coloring is still on-trend), you can feel free to join in.

 Baby Touch and Feel Easter Book Kids Basket Idea

10. Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter Book ($5): Tiny baby fingers will love exploring bright pictures of chocolate eggs, Easter baskets, chicks, and bunnies, on pages textured with foil, glitter, and fabric.


11. Oriental Trading Plush Easter Chick ($4, on sale): This Easter toy is one super soft and cuddly chick that’s also super cheep.


12. BAND-AID® Oh Joy! Adhesive Bandages ($3, pack of 20): Ouchies are never fun, but colorful and fun Band-Aids should help dry tears a little more quickly.


13. Pottery Barn Kids Beatrix Potter™ Tumblers ($4, on sale): Add some storybook charm to your baskets with scenes from one of the most iconic children’s books ever — The Tale of Peter Rabbit.


14. Balmi™ Fresh Mint Lip Balm ($4): In addition to the minty freshness, this balm will ensure your older kiddo’s lips are SPF protected, moisturized, soft, and smooth. And it comes in a cool cube with a seasonal pastel hue.


15. Roblox — Mystery Figure Assortment Series ($4): For any young Roblox fans, take the online play to IRL with these action figures. There’s also a fun element of surprise, since you don’t know which character is inside until you open!


16. Forever 21 Glitter Sticker for iPhone 6/6S ($4): Add a little sparkle to your basket with this glittery iPhone accessory, perfect for the glamorous pre-teen.


17. Goody Ouchless Medium Hair Elastics ($4, set of 40): Girls can never have too may hair ties, especially the metal-free variety that don’t tug at their hair. Goody Girls is also a sponsor of the nonprofit Girls on the Run, so your basket will help inspire and motivate young women through running games and interactive lessons.


18. Amazing Bubbles Bubble Blower ($3): They weren’t kidding when they titled this bubble blower as amazing — it makes up to 500 bubbles within a minute!


19. Crayola® Kids’ Paint — Classic Colors ($5, set of 10): Ten paint colors at this price is a steal, and the good news is user reviews confirm the washable label is correct — these paints *do* wash out of clothes.


20. Crayola® Coloring & Activity Pad — Trolls ($5): Can’t stop the feelin’! Kids can color and play with their favorite characters from the Dreamworks hit over 32 pages of Trolls-themed activities (think games, puzzles, and mazes).


21. Winhurn Cute Cartoon Fox Pattern Small Handbag ($3): Oh for fox sake — at three bucks, this tiny purse is a no-brainer!

piggy bank

22. Windy City Novelties Pink Plastic Piggy Bank ($3): Gift a throwback to the ultimate penny saver. And since it’s plastic, it won’t break if your thrifty little one accidentally drops it!


23. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown ($4): Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book has now been around for 75 years! Tuck the kids in after Easter dinner with her story of a mother’s love.


24. FrostedCo Easter Egg Cookie Cutter ($4): Any budding bakers can help make day-of Easter cookies using this 3D printed cookie cutter.

Brianna Haag
Brianna holds court in San Francisco and has built a career in marketing and events. When she isn't hosting a cocktail or dinner party (or her annual male beauty pageant fundraiser) you can find her training for a half-marathon, rocking out to Hamilton or finding time to travel somewhere fun.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*