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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.