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Non-Candy Easter Baskets and Fun Spring Gifts Kids Will Love

Looking for Easter basket ideas that don’t involve candy? Here’s the ultimate list of Non-Candy Easter Baskets and Fun Spring Gifts kids will love! Plus, make sure to read on to the end of this post for your chance to win some of the fun gift ideas featured in this post.

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Non-Candy Easter Baskets and Fun Spring Gifts

Since my kids prefer small toys and other items they can play with over the traditional chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, this year I set out to find the perfect non-candy Easter basket treats. My kids are gonna love these! Don’t you think your kids might like these non-candy Easter baskets and fun spring gifts too!


Get ready to smash the ball & collect ‘em all with Smashers – the hottest new collectables from ZURU! Kids can collect over 100 wacky collectable characters and these Smashballs make the perfect non-candy Easter basket fillers! Kids smash open the Smashball to reveal a character hidden inside. I mean what kid doesn’t like to smash things?! Smashers are lots of FUN!

Smashers Series 1 is all about sports and includes both “good and bad” sports characters, along with limited edition and very rare figures to find and collect! Battle against the Bad Sports to earn Smash Points and become a Smasher Elite! Just throw, smash, and surprise!

Ages 4+ Available at Target, Amazon & other leading stores.

This Smash Bus makes battling on the basketball court loads of fun. Plus makes a great collector’s case for all your Smashers!

5 Surprise

If you have “unboxing” obsessed kiddos like I do, 5 Surprise are the perfect treat for their non-candy Easter baskets! This new collectible line from ZURU harnesses the anticipation and excitement of “unboxing” a surprise combined with the addictiveness of collectables.

Kids unwrap, peel, and reveal! Each capsule features five separate sealed compartments hiding five individual toys. Kids will love opening their 5 Surprise capsules almost as much as the toys inside. Parents will also love the value of getting five toys in one purchase!

Wave 1 will feature over 300 toys in pink and blue capsules with additional waves introducing 100 new toys. There are five different themed segments with a HUGE range of surprise toys– from color changing mermaids, to slime and sticky ninjas. There are thousands of combinations of toys, making 5 Surprise the coolest, most unique non-candy Easter basket filler ever!

Ages 3+ Available at Walmart, Amazon & other retailers nationwide.


Little girls will love finding these adorable Shnooks tucked into their non-candy Easter baskets!

The Shnooks, also from Zuru, are an ultra-cute feature plush that combines hair-play with a unique shnubble- bubble pack, which means Shnooks magically grow 8x their size when opened. There are 6 new characters to collect, all with their own unique way of shnooking after you. Meet Shine who keeps you warm and bright, or Shay who gives you courage and might.

Kids will love opening their Shnook and styling multiple looks. Every Shnook comes with three fabulous accessories including a comb, best-friend clip and hairbands to keep everyone shnooking good!

Kids will also have the opportunity to visit Shnook Brook online and learn more about their favorite Shnooks by playing games, engaging in content and customizing their very own Shnook!

Ages 3+ Available at Walmart, Amazon and other retailers nationwide.

Make sure to read on to the end of this post for your chance to win your own set of Shnooks. They’re just so cute!

Bunch O Balloons Marvel Avengers

Now that spring is here, what kid doesn’t have water ballon fights on the brain?! Bunch O Balloons from Zuru are the perfect spring gift for kids! Fill and tie 100 water balloons in less than 60 seconds with these sensational self-tying water balloons!

The global Kick Starter sensation and Outdoor Toy of the Year winner, Bunch O Balloons now comes in Marvel Avengers characters, including Iron Man, Captain America and Hulk! Simply connect, fill and make hundreds of water balloons, and let the superhero water balloon warfare begin. And best of all, the balloons are biodegradable!

Ages 3+ Available in Walmart, Target, Amazon and other retailers nationwide.

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It’s no secret that we love these adorable little toys from BonkersToys! When we found out there were new releases — Series 2 Minis (squishes) and Build-a-Slither toys — I knew I had to include them in this year’s non-candy Easter baskets. My kids are obsessed with these!

The Mini is the ultimate squishy slither. It comes in a blind capsules and it’s always a treasure hunt for kids to find their favorite slithers. Will they get the rainbow, the USA flag or maybe even the ultra-rare slither? The series 2 Minis include adorable squishes in fun new colors. My daughter loves collecting these!

Ages 3 + Available at various retailers nationwide.

My big boy is more of a builder than a collector so the new Build-a-Slither toy line from Bonkers Toys is the perfect filler for his no candy Easter basket. Build-a-Slither packs allow fans to construct and create their very own colorful slithers based on the awarding winning app (with 27 Billion game plays in 2017).

The new Build-a-Slither line includes build-a-Slither Blind Bags that contain all the pieces to create one slither. They’re just perfect non-candy Easter basket fillers! My favorite, however, are the Build-a-Slither multi-packs that come with 32 colorful construction pieces to create up to 4 different slithers, or mix and match to make a super-sized longer slither.

There’s also a Build-a-Slither Mega Pack available which is the ultimate collector’s dream with 120 pieces and unlimited fun.

Ages 8+ Available at Target and other retailers nationwide.

Make sure to read on to the end of this post for your chance to win your own Slither Toys. Your kids will love these!

My First Crayola Washable Palm Grasp Crayons

What toddler doesn’t love coloring spring flowers? Especially when they can learn to grasp their own crayons thanks to these neat little egg shaped Washable Palm Grasp Crayons from the newly reinvented My First Crayola line.

Just perfect as Easter basket fillers, My First Crayola Washable Palm Grasp Crayons are egg shaped and sized to fit toddlers’ hands so they can easily make their first marks. Each egg is the equivalent of 14 regular crayons for continuous fun.

Ages 12 months+ Available online at, Target and other retailers nationwide.

Candylicious Bubbles Chocolate Bunny

No Easter basket would be complete without the iconic chocolate bunny but who needs chocolate when you can have bubbles instead?!  I found the perfect Candylicious Bubbles chocolate bunny from Little Kids, Inc. to include in my non-candy Easter baskets!

Delicious edible Candylicious Bubbles come in cute collectible containers and yummy flavors – like chocolate. There’s even one that’s shaped like a gummy bear and comes with cherry-flavored bubbles, in case you’re looking for even more sweet non-candy treats to add to your Easter baskets. I think they make the perfect Easter basket fillers and also great spring gifts. Because bubbles!

Ages 3+ Available at Target, Five Below stores and other retailers nationwide.

Make sure to read on to the end of this post for your chance to win your own Candylicious Bubbles chocolate bunny. Yummy!

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Slick Tricks

Your kids will agree that bubbles make the perfect spring gift! Square shaped bubbles!? Bubble gloves and headbands!? Bouncing bubbles!? Sound impossible? Not with Slick Tricks, an all-new line of bubble trick sets from Little Kids, Inc. Slick Tricks makes seemingly impossible bubble tricks easy to learn and execute, and lets kids’ imaginations run wild with all the tools to help them become the ultimate bubble master.

The Slick Tricks Master It kit includes 20 tricks! There won’t be a bubble your kid can’t master after completing this set — bouncing bubbles, different shaped bubbles, touchable bubbles, a long, stretchy chain of bubbles, and so much more!

Ages 5+ Available at Target and other retailers nationwide.


My little one loves mermaids! What little girl doesn’t? That’s why Splashings are the perfect little surprise to include in her non-candy Easter basket.

The adorable little Splashlings Realms Collector’s Shells make great non-candy Easter basket fillers. Open the shell to discover secret Splashlings inside. Each Realms blind shell includes 2 Splashlings. Kids can collect over 100 new Splashlings.

Shell Time Play Sets are a perfect way for kids to join their Splashlings in underwater fun inside their seashell homes! Little kids can take these pocket-sized play sets everywhere they go  – just close the shell and be on their way. Complete with 1 Shell Play set, 1 exclusive mermaid, 2 Splashlings and room accessories. Available in Dream Time shell and Snack Time shell.

Ages 5+ Available at Amazon and other retailers nationwide

Play Dirt Bugs in-a Jar

Now that spring is here the kids will be out there digging in the dirt! What if I told you it doesn’t have to be messy. Play Dirt Bugs in-a Jar is a reusable indoor dirt that is easy to mold and simple to clean up. Bugs in-a Jar makes a super fun spring gift. I mean what kid doesn’t like digging for bugs (of the plastic kind)?

Bugs in-a jar comes in its own reusable jar and makes clean up and storage easy. Kids can make tracks, bury and dig out the included plastic bugs (an Ant and a Worm) anywhere, anytime, minus the mess! Kids can now dig in dirt even when spring showers keep them indoors. Made from all natural materials Play Dirt is safe and non-toxic. Play Dirt is also mess and germ free. The kids will love it! And so will you!

Ages 3+ Available at Amazon and other retailers nationwide.

Go ahead! Let the kids play in the dirt. Happy spring!

Non-Candy Easter Baskets and Fun Spring Gifts Giveaway

Now as promised, let me tell you all about our fun giveaway! We’ve partnered with some of our favorite brands on this post to give one lucky NYCTM reader the chance to win some sweet treats. They may not make it to you in time to be added to your upcoming Easter baskets. However, they’ll make your spring a little more fun! One lucky winner will receive:

(1) Candylicious Bubbles Chocolate Bunny

(2) Minis – Series 2

(1) Build-a-Slither 4 pack

(1) Build-a-Sither blind bag

(2) Shnooks

(1) Play Dirt Bugs in-a Jar

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Leave a comment below letting me know why you would love to win your own non-candy Easter baskets and fun spring gifts! Comment must be completed before other entry options are counted. NOTE that this giveaway is for (1) Candylicious Bubbles Chocolate Bunny, (2) Minis – Series 2, (1) Build-a-Slither 4 pack, (1) Build-a-Sither blind bag, (2) Shnooks, and (1) Play Dirt Bugs in-a Jar(total estimated value of $80 ). This giveaway starts March 24th at midnight EST and ends April 20th at midnight EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. One winner will be randomly selected by from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The email will come from [email protected]. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

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