Easter is just around the corner and if your plans include being around small children, you know that chocolate and candy-induced meltdowns are in your future. Well, this year can be different.
Rather than filling Easter baskets with sugar, why not try some fun alternatives? If you’re looking for something that’s not hard on the wallet, but that they’re not going to throw aside five minutes later, we’ve got you covered.
Check out our gallery of non-candy Easter gifts that every bunny will love.
21 Easter gifts for kids that aren’t candy
The Littlest BunnyIf you have a little bunny in Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver, author Lily Jacobs has a story book for you. The customized Canadian picture book tells the story of a little bunny on a big adventure. All together now, awwwwww!
$14 at IndigoIndigo
Lil Chirpers Sorting EggsIf your little one isn't quite ready to search for eggs in the yard, get them the Lil Chirpers Sorting Eggs kit. The six eggs come with two games that allow toddlers to practice their matching skills and improve dexterity.
$15 at IndigoIndigo
Farm Girl with HensWhere do those eggs come from anyway? Toddlers and even older Playmobil fans can pretend they're helping out the Easter bunny in the egg production department. All it takes is some imagination.
$11 at PlaymobilPlaymobil
Shopkins Easter PackShopkins seems to have a character and theme for just about everything, so why not Easter? Their new Easter basket limited edition pack comes with two random figures, so you may have to buy a few to get your kid's fave. Or just tell them all the packs have the same characters.
$4 at IndigoIndigo
Bloomers! VeggiePOPS! Bush BeanSpring showers will bring May flowers and seedlings with VeggiePOPS. Each VeggiePOP comes with 3-4 non-GMO veggie seeds that can be planted by your little one. Department of Agriculture approved compressed worm castings will fertilize the seeds as they sprout.
$6 at MastermindMastermind
Kitty HatJust in time for spring is a new Easter hat, perfect for keeping the sun off your little one's head while they enjoy their status as a fashionista.
$7 at The Children's PlaceThe Children's Place
Highlights Puzzlemania Easter PackIf you've got a long car trip or plane ride in your Easter plans, keep kids busy with a pack of puzzles from Highlights. Mazes, wordplay, brainteasers, hidden pictures and more should give you at least a few minutes in-between hearing 'Are we there yet?' from the backseat.
$13 at IndigoIndigo
Egg Stravaganza Variety PackThe classic silly putty is back in plastic egg cases just in time for Easter. Kids can stretch-it, bounce-it, snap-it, and most importantly, stay busy playing with it.
$5 at IndigoIndigo
Crayola Color Wonder Despicable Me PuzzleFirst your child has to put the puzzle together, then they colour in the pieces, then they pull the puzzle apart and try to put it back together again. It promotes creativity and problem solving and giving parents moments of peace and quiet.
$13 at Best BuyBest Buy
Tiny Town Buddies BunnyThis bundle is perfect for the little arts and craft lover in your life. The kit comes with a kid-safe sewing needle and all the materials to make two bunnies, a blanket, pillow, and stickers to decorate the townhouse case.
$15 at IndigoIndigo
Floor PuzzlesGreat for a group of kids or one kid who loves puzzles, the Melissa & Doug Under The Sea & Rainforest Floor Puzzles take up a bit of room and lots of time. Need some quiet moments during the holiday? Give your family a floor puzzle and tell them you're timing them.
$29 at Best BuyBest Buy
Imaginarium Glitter Dough Cake SetIf your little ones want to make their own Easter desserts, now they can. Future chefs can use the Imaginarium Glitter Dough Cake set to create beautiful cakes and fancy pies.
$15 at Toys R UsToys R Us
Toddler Girls Rainbow Retro SunglassesYour little one will be excited to show off their Rainbow Retro Sunglasses to everyone at Church, grandma's house, when playing with friends and more. Cute and practical. It's an Easter miracle.
$4 at The Children's PlaceThe Children's Place
Chalk-Itz BraceletKids can design their own jewelry as many times as they want with a bracelet that doubles as a chalkboard.
$4 at IndigoIndigo
Warrior Kids Hockey Stick and PuckEaster may mean the ice hockey season is almost over, but the road hockey season is just beginning. Keep your little forward busy while you get dinner ready with this starter hockey and puck combo.
$14 at Toys R UsToys R Us
Ty Beanie Boos Yellow ChickExclusive to Indigo, Beanie Babies have released a new Beanie Boo just in time for Easter. Nuggest the Yellow Chick is cuddly, cute, and priced just right.
$6 at IndigoIndigo
Mini Soccer BallWarm weather plus a long weekend? What better time to grab a soccer ball and burn some energy on the grass. Just make sure the kids have changed out of their Easter outifts.
$10 at SportChekSportChek
Colouring & Activity Pad, ShopkinsCelebrating Easter with a Shopkins fan, but unsure of which characters they already have? Play it safe with this Crayola colouring and activity pad, which includes games, puzzles, mazes and seven washable markers. Perfect for car rides to visit friends and family during the long weekend.
$8 at Toys R UsToys R Us
Peppa Pig's Easter HuntIf this year is your little one's first Easter Egg hunt, they can learn all about searching for chocolate eggs from Grandpa Pig, Peppa Pig, and her friends Rebecca Rabbit and Freddy Fox.
$5 at IndigoIndigo
Fubbles Bubble Wand 6 PackWhat's an Easter basket without some bubbles? This six pack of Fubbles Bubble Wands are great for groups of kids or one who just really, really loves bubbles.
$9 at MastermindMastermind
Play-Doh Mountain of ColoursNeed to keep more than one kid busy during Easter? Try the Play-Doh Mountain of Colours, which comes with 15 cans of Play-Doh and multiple accessories.
$25 at Toys R UsToys R Us