I had a fun time walking around my local Dollar Tree store this afternoon looking at all of the neat non-candy Easter gift ideas for the little ones in your family. Most of the items that I have listed below as great Easter gifts for your kids were found there – where everything is $1.00 or less. When I was growing up, we always got candy – my favorite was and always will be Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs – and there were fun little gifts too. While walking around and looking at the items in the store, I enjoyed chatting with my husband about found memories of Easter during our childhood and our son’s. My husband also received fun things like ball gloves, bats, some toys, etc. We have carried on this tradition with our son Clayton, and even though he is 19 years old now, he will still get a Easter basket with candy and some of these items listed below too.
I have jotted down things that I noticed at the store, along with some that I remember as a youngster. I don’t have these in any particular order, and depending on your child’s age, you will know which of these goodies would work well for them. If you have a chance to grab some of these gift ideas from the Dollar Tree, it will not break the bank and your kids will have fun playing with them for hours. I have added a mix of things for both girls and boys.
I hope that you and your family have a very safe and Happy Easter! 🙂 For more Easter fun with your family, check out my free Easter coloring pages too.
Here are my 55 gift ideas that are inexpensive and non-candy for kids!
1. Jump Rope – I think I need to pick up one for myself! It has been a long time since I have used a jump rope. So fun!
2. Tic Tac Toe Game
3. Bubbles – I don’t remember a time not getting bubbles!!! Love playing with them to this day.
4. Coloring Book
6. Plastic Easter Eggs – It is fun to open these up and put little toys in the eggs for kids and some change too. One of our traditions with our son was doing just that and hiding them around the house for him to find on Easter morning. Great memories!
7. Card Games like Old Maid, Go Fish, Rummy, etc.
8. Foam Flyers
9. Sidewalk Chalk
10. Jacks – Loved playing with jacks when I was younger. On cold winter days, it was fun to sit and play with them. 🙂
12. Construction Paper
14. Hot Wheels Cars – My son collected these when he was little, and we still get him some at Christmas and Easter!
16. Pail and Shovel – Easter is a great time to look ahead to those fun, summer days at the beach. Yay!
17. Sticky Mits – Not sure if they still make these, but they were little foam baseball gloves and balls that had velcro on them.
18. Squirt Guns
19. Plastic Baseball and Bat
21. Crafting Kits
22. Paddle Ball
23. Paints and Brushes
26. Hula Hoop – Many hours of fun playing with hula hoops when I was younger.
27. Tub Toys
28. Foam Stickers
29. Kite – Love playing with kites, and Easter is a great time to give one to a loved one.
34. Silly Putty – Another one of the items we always got in our basket. It was fun to use it on the Sunday comics!
35. Bouncy Balls
37. Trading Cards
38. Glow Stick
39. Baby Toys
40. Hand Sanitizer
41. Beach Ball
42. Nail Polish
44. Finger Paints – I think I liked finger painting over any other kind of painting when I was a child!
46. Cell Phone Cover – Funny how times have changed so fast. I definitely never needed one of these. We only had a rotary phone. Oh, and for a while we were on a party line! Anyone remember those?
48. Pinball Game
49. Hair Bands
50. Bug Catching Kit
51. Bubble Accessories
52. Play Dough
53. Hand Lotion
55. Plastic Jewelry
P.S. You really wouldn’t need to stop anywhere else, as they have a great selection of paper “grass” and baskets too!