Keto ideas for Easter baskets


Need some inspiration for inexpensive and easy-to-find items for the Easter bunny this year?

Perhaps in the past your baskets featured jellybeans, chocolates, or other sweets. But maybe you want to avoid sugar for your children, or you simply want to celebrate by highlighting nonfood treats and creating new traditions. We’ve put together a few of our favorite ideas for kids of all ages to give you inspiration!

If you choose to include some food options in your Easter baskets, you could select sugar free-chocolates (sweetened with erythritol, stevia or monkfruit), jerky, cheese crisps, or nuts, designing each basket with individual preferences in mind.

You can even surprise them with some healthy homemade goodies such as our adorable Strawberry Cream gummies, Salty chocolate treats, or Keto chocolate macadamia nut fat bombs, which are perfect for Easter baskets!

Toddlers and preschool ages

Younger children tend to enjoy simple, inexpensive surprises as well as items or activities you can enjoy together:

  • stickers
  • temporary tattoos
  • finger puppets
  • picture books
  • large bouncing balls
  • coloring books
  • bubble sets

Each of these are easy to find, even online, and who doesn’t love blowing bubbles?

School-aged chidren

Older, school-aged children might enjoy creating their own homemade finger puppets, designing a stage, and creating a show for the family. Other favorites might include

  • erasers in character shapes
  • spinning tops
  • reusable swirly straws
  • brightly colored magic markers
  • magnetic sand
  • glow sticks

You might also surprise them with a set of homemade coupons for activities such as a day without chores or an opportunity to pick a family movie or to even choose a special meal on an ordinary day.

Teens and tweens

While they might never admit it, they too, enjoy coupons for activities or joining in on a family scavenger hunt with clues hidden in Easter baskets. My two kiddos work together best when working towards a common goal.

Tweens and teens often like:

  • gift cards
  • trendy t-shirts
  • toe rings
  • ankle bracelets
  • video games

Outdoor fun for all

Nothing lures school-aged and older kids away from electronics faster than an Easter egg hunt that includes plastic eggs filled with coins, cash, or a grand prize they can’t resist. A little friendly competition can be highly motivating.

And kids of different ages can benefit from a summer-themed Easter basket filled with assorted items which make practical, but enjoyable gifts

Water play

Since summer usually involves swimming pools or other types of water play, you can choose one or more items to remind them that summer isn’t far away.

  • sunglasses
  • beach towel
  • bathing suit
  • swim toys
  • goggles
  • swim shoes

If there’s no large body of water to splash around in, water balloons and a water balloon fight are an especially fun way to cool off the entire family on a sunny day.

Sunny days

While they’re out in the sun, flip flops, sandals, bike helmets, and even baseball caps will protect them head to toe and continue the summer Easter basket theme!

For windy spring days, a kite is also a great idea for getting the entire family enjoying the outdoors. And if you haven’t had a family silly string fight, grab a different colored can for everyone in the family, head outside and let the silliness fly!

Indoor gifts

If you’re looking for less active, quieter, or educational options, there are lots of thoughtful nontraditional Easter basket goodies.

  • inexpensive jewelry
  • books
  • seasonal pajamas
  • nail polish
  • science kits
  • board games
  • calligraphy sets
  • video games

No matter how you celebrate, remember that Easter baskets don’t need to be filled to the brim or overflowing with trinkets. Most children, even those of us who are grown, feel happiest when we spend time with them.

With a little creativity, you can celebrate a happy, healthy Easter with simple, easy to find items. Now hop to it!

Don’t forget to check out our Easter recipe collection using some of our favorite holiday ingredients and seasonal flavors.

/ Kristie Sullivan, PhD


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