How To Make Baby’s First Easter Basket Special!

Can’t decide what to include in your baby’s first Easter Basket?

You’re not alone! Trying to figure out what to put in your baby’s first Easter Basket is a struggle because you typically can’t go with the “classics”. They likely aren’t eating candy yet, and they can’t truly participate in an Easter Egg hunt. But you can still make Easter fun and special both for you and your new little bundle of joy!

What Do You Put In Baby’s First Easter Basket?

For my baby’s first Easter Basket, I wanted to include several different types of fillers. I broke it down into these categories: Feedings, Bath Time, Playtime and Teething, Reading, and Sentimental.

Before we get into the Easter Basket fillers, let’s talk about the actual Easter BASKET and some really fun Easter Basket Alternatives!

It’s super trendy right now to use things other than an actual Easter Basket. Instead, you use something that your baby, toddler, or older child could actually use, and put the gifts in that. The “Easter Basket” is actually a gift too!

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Here’s some fun Easter Basket Alternatives For Your Baby’s First Easter!

Beach Bucket

Planning any beach trips this summer? Get them ready by using these fun jumbo castle beach buckets as their Easter Basket!

Dump Truck

John Deere Big Scoop Dump Truck Toy with Tilting Dump Bed – 15 Inch – Sandbox Toys for Outside- Kids Outdoor Toys – Ages 3 Years and Up
  • Fun Truck Toy: A big scoop dump truck for kids’ sandbox play
  • Ready for the Outdoors: This sand box truck with working dump box is made of durable plastic
  • Imaginative Play: The realistic John Deere style and fully-functional tilting dump bed inspire pretend play

This Dump Truck is a great Easter Basket alternative for boys or girls! This will be a toy that your baby will play with for years to come!

Baby Doll Cradle

Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Wooden Play Cradle for Dolls, Stuffed Animals – White
  • White wooden rocking play cradle for dolls and stuffed animals up to 20 inches tall
  • Features smooth rocking motion and wipe-clean surface; includes cozy removable mattress
  • Coordinates perfectly with Mine to Love Play Bed, Play Bunk Bed, Play Armoire, Play Stroller, and Play High Chair

Fill this adorably well made baby doll cradle with all of the Easter goodies! This cradle will be used for many years of baby doll play!

Outdoor Baby Swing

Little Tikes Snug ‘n Secure Blue Swing with Adjustable Straps, 2-in-1 for Baby and Toddlers Ages 9 Months – 4 Years
  • BABY SWING AND TODDLER SWING IN ONE Because Little Tikes know you may want your babies to grow fast, we are introducing this baby swing which can also be transformed into a toddler swing . This child swing can support up to 50 lbs
  • THE BEST SAFE SELLING SWING Have your baby’s first swing comfortable and as safe as wrapping your arms around them with the adjustable stay-put straps and lock. This holds the little baby securely in place while they enjoy the cradle times
  • CONVERTIBLE SWING SEAT Since this swing with a baby seat can also accommodate toddlers, move the plastic T-bar to the bottom of the swing. The T-bar will be stored conveniently out of the way and can easily be adjusted back when needed

This Outdoor Baby Swing is one of my favorite Easter Basket Alternatives! Fill it with goodies, then hang it outside for hours of fun through Spring, Summer and Fall!

Woven Storage Basket

CherryNow Small Woven Storage Baskets Cotton Rope Decorative Hamper for Diaper, Blankets, Magazine and Keys, Cute Tassel Nursery Decor – Home Storage Container – 9.5” x 7” Off-white
  • COTTON ROPE MATERIAL: Our storage basket is made from strong cotton woven rope; cotton rope, has good resilience; this elegant, stylish white material is attractive
  • CUTE SIZE: Our small rope basket is 7’’tall x 9.5’’diameter. It is lightweight, easy to move; our coil rope basket can be easily folded for storage, another dimension offered is 13’’tall x 16’’ diameter. They also look great together as a set

This Woven Storage Basket would look awesome in your living room, or even in your baby’s nursery! It makes an awesome Easter Basket Alternative because not only is it cute, but it’s practical. You can use it to easily and neatly store your baby’s toys!

Ok, now it’s time to fill your baby’s first Easter Basket with fun goodies!


Transition Sippy Cup With Straw
Baby PPSU Straw Water Bottle with Silicone Rim Spout Set, Transition Sippy Cup, BPA & Phthalate Free, 6oz, 6+ Month
  • 100% FOOD GRADE & BPA/PHTHALATE FREE: The straw and rim spout of baby water bottle is made of platinum silicone that is safe, hygienic and soft to…
  • MIMICK DRINKING FROM GLASS: Transition trainer baby bottle set contains a PPSU baby bottle with silicone straw, silicone rim spout, silicone handle,…
  • DESIGN FOR BABY’S PALM GRIP: The palm grasp baby trainer bottle is designed with little hands in mind as it will fit more easily into a baby’s palm…
  • SPILL-PROOF DESIGN: The baby straw bottle is a spill-proof design so parents can be worryfree while their babies are developing the sipping skills.

This Transition Sippy Cup is ADORABLE and it’s perfect for ages 6 months and up! It comes in 6 super cute design styles to chose from and it transitions to different methods to grow with your baby!

You start out with Stage 1 which has the BPA silicone straw and grip handles.

For stage 2, you remove the straw and replace it with the rim spout.

Then for the final stage 3, you remove the handles. It does wonders for teaching your little one to drink from a “real” cup! (All pieces for the 3 stages are included.)

Baby Led Weening Spoon
NumNum Baby Spoons Set, Pre-Spoon GOOtensils for Kids Aged 6+ Months – First Stage, Baby Led Weaning (BLW) Teething Spoon – Self Feeding, Silicone Toddler Food Utensils – 2 Spoons, Blue/Orange
  • DESIGNED FOR LITTLE HANDS AGES 6-18 MONTHS: This clever Pre-Spoon, tailored for tiny hands, eliminates scooping and balancing struggles. Best of all, there’s no wrong way to hold…
  • EASY SELF-FEEDING FOR THE FIRST STAGE: Make the starting solids transition easier (and more fun!) for baby. Each set comes with a pre-spoon perfect for purees, doubling as a…
  • PERFECT FOR ALL TYPES OF FOOD: These versatile spoons, designed for babies aged 6+ months, are a mealtime must-have as your child’s eating habits mature. Add this essential to…

These Baby Led Weening Spoons are THE BEST Stage 1 baby spoons!

When your baby first starts eating solids, it’s tricky for them to get the hang of scooping and balancing the food in a traditional baby spoon. The result? First…a big giant mess. Second…you just getting frustrated and feeding them, rather than giving them the opportunity to master the skill.

This genius design allows them to practice the movements of feeding themselves, while actually still having food in the spoon by the time it reaches their mouth! Freakin’ genius!

Bamboo Bowl
Avanchy Baby Bowls with Suction. Food Set for Babies Kids Toddler Boys Girl + Travel Baby Silicone Spoon. Fits Feeding High Chair Table, Blue
  • Strong Suction baby Bowls — Bamboo bowl with removeable suction, perfect for boys and girl. Essential for baby-led weaning and all meals like cereal and snacks!
  • Travel-Ready — Comes with a first stage silicone spoon and suction cup. Convenient for feeding toddlers on-the-go.
  • Highchair Compatible — Our dish sets fit perfectly on high chair tables. Ideal for self-feeding stages.

I love these Bamboo Bowls! This would be perfect for your baby’s first Easter Basket.

It’s cute, it’s practical, and it will be used for several years. Even longer if you have multiple babies! Enjoy this time where your baby gets excited over gifts that they actually need!

The quality of these bowls are amazing, and the suction cup bottom helps to prevent giant messes.

Silicone Baby Bibs With Pouch
modern-twist Bucket-Bib 100% Food-Grade Silicone, Waterproof and Reusable, Mama Llama – Lovely Lavender
  • PRODUCT SPECS & FEATURES – Water-proof baby bib measures 8” x 10.5” with a 1” deep pocket to catch food and liquid spills; 100% food-grade, flexible silicone that…
  • SAFE FOR PEOPLE AND OUR PLANET – Our 100% silicone products are plastic-free and contain ZERO BPAs, PVCs, lead, latex and phthalates
  • MODERN DESIGN FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS – Each bucket bib is silky smooth, easy to clean and adjustable; They are designed with bright colors and family-friendly designs
  • A GREAT GIFT IDEA – We work with independent artists to create sustainable gifts for home and entertaining; These beautifully decorated, eco-friendly products will be a…
  • DISHWASHER SAFE AND EASY TO CLEAN – Toss our products in the dishwasher, or simply wipe it with hot water and soap in the sink; The cleaning process is seamless

These Silicone Bibs are great to have on hand! Personally I prefer these bibs that I can just rinse off in the sink with soap and water, rather than the cloth ones that need to be washed. Look, I have ENOUGH laundry to do already! LOL

The little pouch catches all of the food and crumbs that are inevitably getting dropped while your little one is navigating through the self-feeding journey. Unlike other brands I’ve tried, these pouches ACTUALLY stay open on their own. Whoop!

Fruitsicle Frozen Pop Molds
Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Frozen Pop Tray,Multicolored 1set 4 handle
  • Includes four freeze-and-feed popsicle molds with handles shaped perfectly for little hands
  • Perfect for fresh homemade puree popsicles – turn fresh fruit/veggie puree or juice into 1 fl. oz popsicles
  • Wide popsicle-holder base catches drips as the popsicle melts to reduce the risk of messes
  • Great for teething babies to help soothe sore gums

Get ready for a super fun summer with these Fruitsicle Frozen Pop Molds!

You’ll have so much fun making tasty treats for your little one, and your baby will enjoy gobbling them down in the heat of the summer!

These are also really beneficial during teething time to sooth their sore little gums. Definitely add these to your baby’s first Easter Basket!


Musical Bath Toy Set
Munchkin® Bath Beats™ Musical Toddler Bath Toy Set, Includes Xylophone, Bath Drum & Shakers
  • Create music, beats and sounds In and out of the bath
  • Includes 1 dingray xylophone, 1 octodrum rhythm toy and 2 starfish shakers
  • Perfect for gifting — and engaging young Musical minds

Add a fun twist to bath time with this cool Musical Bath Toy Set!

The set includes 1 stingray xylophone, 1 octopus drum rhythm toy and 2 starfish shakers!

As they get older and grow into toddlerhood, you can even teach them actual songs! The company has song instructions that your little one could easily learn!

Stacking Cups
aGreatLife Stacking Cups Bath Toys for Toddlers – Safe and Fun Kids Bath Toys with Bright Multi Colored Cups That Enhances Your Child’s Imagination! Bath Time is More Exciting with These Water Toys
  • 💦 SAFE! NO – MOLD BATH TOYS – My first under the sea animal stacker with holes for sprinkling water and sifting sand includes fun and brightly colored numbers and fruits…
  • 💦 FREE CUTE STICKERS FOR MORE FUN – Let your kids have loads of fun as they stack up cups, easily pull them apart and use them to scoop and strain water like fountain in the…
  • 💦 BEST FOR KIDS 6 years and above- These colorful bath toys are made of durable, non-toxic and BPA-free plastic material. Guaranteed safe to use for the kids, toddlers, boys and…
  • 💦 EDUCATIONAL AND FUN – Make your kids learn about colors, sizes, shapes and numbers while they play this fun bath toys for kids set. The biggest cup measures 10. 5 cm and the…

These Bath Time Stacking Cups have been some of my daughter’s favorite bath toys for over a year now!

They are easy to keep clean, don’t get moldy, AND it improves baby’s fine motor skills! Not only do baby’s have fun stacking them, but my baby gets an absolute kick out of “making it rain” with the different openings on each cup!

This is perfect for a baby’s first Easter Basket, but if you have toddlers as well, get some for their basket as well!

Konjac Baby Sponge
myHomeBody Konjac Baby Sponge for Bathing, Cute Shapes Natural Kids Bath Sponges for Infants, Toddler Bath Time, Natural and Safe Plant-Based Toys, 3pc. Set: Butterfly, Ladybug, Star
  • ✔️ Healthy and Safe! These Konjac Sponges are All Natural and Plant-based, Making them the Perfect Baby Bath Set!
  • ✔️ Cute Shapes! This Baby Bath Sponge set features Star, Ladybug and Butterfly will Appeal to Baby Girls and Boys Bath!
  • ✔️Suitable for Kids of All ages, from Infant to Toddler and up!
  • ✔️ Made from the Root of the Konjac Plant, Biodegradable and Compostable ✔️Infused with a pinch of Natural Ingredients – Turmeric (Yellow), Pink Clay (Pink), Pure Konjac (White) ✔️These sponges are a Natural Product, they will start to fall apart – Replace them when they start to disintegrate. ✔️ SIZE: Please See Product Photos

Konjac sponges are actually my favorite way to wash my face. They are super gentle and amazing for cleaning out your pores and providing a gentle exfoliation.

So, I was pretty psyched when I saw they make them for babies and kids too! It’s such a great tool to get your skin clean without being too harsh. And how cute are these little shapes?! (They also come in a blue/green set with bear, star and elephant shapes.)

These sponges are all natural and plant based and will look so freakin’ adorable in your baby’s Easter Basket!

Cozy Fleece Booties
Hudson Baby Unisex Cozy Fleece Booties, Blue Gray, 0-6 Months
  • Baby cozy fleece booties
  • Made with 100% polyester
  • Soft, gentle and comfortable on baby’s skin

It’s cold getting out of the bath! Warm up their little tootsies with these super cute Chick Fleece Booties!

The sizes range from Newborn to 24 months.

Bamboo Hooded Towel

HIPHOP PANDA Hooded Towel – Rayon Made from Bamboo, Bath Towel with Bear Ears for Newborn, Babie, Toddler, Infant – Absorbent Large Baby Towel – Bear, 30 x 30 Inch
  • 【TWO Promises】① The latest textile technology, double-layer materials rayon made from Bamboo.Ultra thick & absorbent baby towels. Excellent longevity makes them full reusable. ② Truly natural bath hooded towel. Ideal solution for babies skin.
  • 【Versatile Use】- This soft baby hooded towel is perfect not just for baths but also as a blanket, swaddle, or changing mat cover. Wrap your little one in comfort after a bath, pool, or beach outing.

This Bamboo Hooded Towel is adorable, and it’s SO SOFT!

It has a nice thick material and holds up great in the wash. A lot of our other towels get really pilly, or just less soft with each wash.

It comes in 10 fun different animal options, so chose the perfect one of your Baby’s first Easter Basket!


Carrot Teether
Infantino Lil’ Nibbles Textured Silicone Baby Teether – Sensory Exploration and Teething Relief with Easy to Hold Handles, Orange Carrot, 0+ Months
  • Design: This teether is right-sized for little hands, with built-in handles, and textures to help with developmental growth while satisfying the baby’s need to soothe tender gums
  • Material benefits: Designed with BPA free silicone to provide a strong, yet soft biting experience
  • Development: Mouthing helps babies explore the world using their senses to learn about texture, taste and temperature and build muscles they will use later in life for eating and speaking

This super cute soft textured Carrot Teether is perfect for a baby’s first Easter Basket! Even if you’re baby isn’t teething quite yet…they will be soon! These silicone type teethers were the only ones that really helped my baby with teething.

Inflatable Tummy Time Water Mat
Splashin’kids inflatable tummy time premium water mat infants and toddlers is The perfect fun time play activity center your baby’s stimulation growth
  • { Supreme Quality and Attention to Detail is our Goal }This water splash pad play mat is constructed from Heavy Duty Pvc that has been thoroughly tested and will Not Leak air or…
  • { Stimulates Baby Development } The splashin’kids water fill playmat is an essential tool for developing solid head, neck and shoulder muscles as well as honing hand eye…
  • { Stunning Eye Catching Graphics } Watch as your infant enters our fish tank Wonderland wide eyed and Fascinated by the bright colors sharp contrasts and cute floating toys Rain or…

Tummy time is so important for our little babies, but if your baby is anything like mine, it can be a really struggle! This Inflatable Tummy Time Water Mat makes it so much more fun and interesting for our little ones!

The water and aquatic toy fillers create such an engaging experience for babies while they learn about cause and effect, develop their motor skills and more, all while they are strengthening their neck muscles!

Definite must have for your baby’s first Easter Basket!

Hide and Squeak Eggs
Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs Toddler Toys – Matching and Sorting Games – Toddler Sensory Toys for Hand Eye Coordination and Color Recognition – Ages 6 Months and Up
  • Baby Toys: An adorable and educational addition to your fidget and sensory toys, this squeaking egg toy contains 6 colorful squeaking chicks in their eggs kids can explore
  • Crack Them Open: These interactive egg toys for toddlers feature shells that crack open to reveal adorable and colorful baby chicks for kids to marvel at while they play
  • Baby Musical Toys: Press down gently on the colored chicks’ heads to hear them chirp, creating a delightful auditory choir that keeps kids exploring and giggling
  • Interactive: These baby sensory toys help kids improve recognition of colors and shapes as they sort each egg into its own special base in the box, creating the ultimate sensory…

These fun Hide and Squeak Eggs will make a great Easter Basket filler for your baby! The cute little carton that it comes with makes for super easing storing, and it teaches your little one all about shape sorting, color matching, and works on their fine motor skills!

No batteries required! Yes!

Percussion Plastic Egg Shaker Set
Meinl NINO Plastic Egg Shaker Assortment of 4 Pieces
  • Set of 4 multi-colored egg shakers — includes 4 simple to play egg shakers in vibrant blue, red, green and yellow colors that produce crystal-clear rhythmic shaker sounds; great…
  • Sized for easy handling — each egg shaker measures 2” tall x 1.5” wide, making them lightweight and easy for young players to handle and develop coordination switching…

These fun percussion plastic eggs are actual instruments that help your baby learn about rhythm while they tune up their motor skills and auditory and hand-eye senses!

Sea Dreams Soother Musical Crib Toy and Sound Machine
Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother Musical Crib Toy and Sound Machine, Newborn and up
  • From Baby Einstein, our best-selling Sea Dreams Crib Soother is a musical infant soother that features 25 plus minutes of calming lights, melodies, and ocean sounds; gently…
  • This new parent must-have, easily attaches to most crib rails with an approximate circumference of 10.5 inches; can also stand alone on a nightstand for bedside soothing and…
  • Remote control lets parents stop or activate the soother from up to 12 feet away and babies can turn the soother on themselves if woken in the night; Features high and low volume…
  • 4 modes let parents customize soothing to baby’s preferences for lights, music, and sounds; Drift Off function gradually dims lights and sounds to help lull baby to sleep

Your baby will LOVE this Sea Dreams Musical Crib Toy and Soother!

It’s great to help them drift to sleep during nap time or bed time. It’s also great to help them self sooth back to sleep! Or if you need to set them in their crib for a little bit during the day while you get some cleaning done, this helps to keep them entertained and happy.

Trust me, you want to include this in your baby’s first Easter basket!

Little Chick Educational Action Toy

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This Little Chick Action Toy will be the star of the show in your baby’s basket on Easter morning!

It has fun vivid movements, walks, plays melodies, songs, and makes noises. Babies get an absolute kick of out this guy!

Flappy Elephant
GUND Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Plush, Singing Stuffed Animal Baby Toy for Ages 0 and Up, Gray, 12″
  • OFFICIAL FLAPPY THE ELEPHANT: Flappy is a cute singing elephant that comes to life with the push of a button, featuring two play modes to entertain baby. Now features enhanced…
  • INTERACTIVE PLAY: Press Flappy’s left foot to engage in a game of peek-a-boo, where Flappy hides behind his oversized ears. Press his right foot to hear a playful new song in a…
  • GIFTS FOR BABY REGISTRY: Whether it’s for nursery decor or to celebrate a baby shower, baby’s first birthday, Easter, a baptism, or any other occasion, GUND plush toys, baby…
  • QUALITY CUDDLES: Our award-winning bears and kids toys appeal to animal lovers everywhere, known for their unmatched quality and huggable designs. From toddlers to adults of all…

Just about every baby has Flappy The Elephant! If your baby doesn’t have him yet, then it would make the PERFECT Easter Basket stuffer!

He has a “Play Mode” where he plays Peek-A-Boo and a “Musical Mode” where he sings “Do Your Ears Hang Low”. And his ears flap back and forth. It’s SO cute! My little one thought it was so funny!


You can’t have a baby’s first Easter Basket without some awesome books! These are some of my all time favorite Easter Books for babies!

They’re super cute, and 3 of them are interactive which is really fun! (Baby Animals, Hippity Hoppity Bunny, and Happy & Hoppy) Then, I just really like God Gave Us Easter to start teaching a bit about the “reason for the season”. (Plus it’s just a really nice book!)


Baby’s First Bible Set

This set of Baby’s First Bible Stories is such a special gift to include in their first Easter basket! It’s something they can hold onto for years and years, and even pass down to their own child one day!

Snow Globe
Precious Moments Resin/Glass Precious One Giraffe Musical Snow Globe, Yellow
  • A baby giraffe cozies up for a reassuring moment with its parent in a wonderland of glitter while your most precious blessing falls asleep. Plays the soothing tune of “Brahms’ Lullaby”
  • Your favorite little ones and their parents will just adore this sweet reminder of exactly how you feel. Just perfect for naps and bedtime
  • Makes a perfect gift for new Babies, baby showers, birthdays and Easter! looks just lovely with our giraffe baby bank, #179308 in a gift basket

This Precious Moments Snow Globe would make such a lasting and special keepsake for a baby’s first Easter.

Something that we started when my daughter was just a wee little thing was snow globes. There’s something so magical and whimsical about them! Her first beach trip, we have a Snow Globe from the local surf shop. When my husband goes on a business trip, he brings her back a snow globe from that location.

A Baby’s First Easter Basket is such a fun “first”! So get a special keepsake to remember it.

Baby’s First Bible

Easter is the perfect time to gift your little one with their very first bible! This Baby’s First Bible is a nice hardcover bible that your baby will be able to hold on to for their whole lives.

It also has a place in the front to put your baby’s birth weight, height and foot print, which I think is a really sweet touch!

I hope this list of fun Easter Basket Stuffers for your baby’s first Easter was helpful! Now you can sit back and relax (hopefully!) knowing you’re all set for Easter morning!

toddler chore chart
Engage your toddler in responsibility and help them develop a sense of accomplishment with this interactive Printable Toddler Chore Chart! Let them move their chores from “To Do” to “Done!” so they can share in the fun and success of their daily accomplishments. It’s a great way to introduce structure and independence in your little one!


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