Easter Gift Ideas For Grandkids They’ll Love In Their Basket


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The Easter Bunny is on their way! Hopping through tall grass with colorful eggs leaving a trail behind from his own Easter basket, the time for egg dipping, egg hunting, and Easter baskets has arrived. When celebrating Easter a lot of families will have Easter baskets filled with candy and small gifts for kids to enjoy. Since you’re here, it’s safe to assume you also follow along with this tradition and are looking for Easter gift ideas. More specifically Easter gift ideas for your grandkids. 

You’ve hopped over to the right spot as we have a list of small gift ideas that will fit perfectly in your grandchild’s Easter basket.

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An Amazon Gift Card

Amazon is the online megastore that seemingly has everything. From furniture, decor for your home, bath products, and wall art, to toys, games, clothes, jewelry, accessories, food, electronics, and much much more. If you think about it, Amazon probably has it- or at least a version of it anyway. Give your loved one the freedom of choice with an Amazon gift card. They can go through and order what they want right away or wait and use their gift card later in the year- it’s a pretty great versatile gift. 

Plus if they have Amazon Prime they can get select products delivered to their door as soon as the next day! Along with TV shows, movies, and albums from their favorite artists, Amazon makes for a good gift.

You can Purchase an Amazon Gift Card here

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Every kid loves legos, the building blocks that come in a variety of designs from famous movies, TV shows, video games, and more. Getting your grandkid a small lego set to go along with their basket would be great Easter gift, here’s a few of our favorites:

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Webkinz & Stuffed Animals

The super soft and squishy stuffed animals have their own adventure in this online browser game perfect for a young kid. Here’s a couple of cute furry friends to choose from:

And if you don’t want to go the Webkinz route then you can always go with a regular stuffed animal like these ones:

Along with everyone’s favorite TV show Bluey:

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Art Projects & Coloring Books

Can’t go wrong with a fun art project for the grandkids, especially when there’s so many options out there to choose from!

Then for part two you’ll get them…

And you can’t forget about coloring books!

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Art Projects & Coloring Books Cont.

Then there’s art project best for outside:

  • Keep in theme and get them this Chalk City Sidewalk Egg Chalk which comes in a carton of 6 variety colors of your choice for $8.99.
  • Made By Me Ultimate Sand Art Kit for $19.99 may get a bit messy but the cool creations to come out of it will definitely be worth it.
  • Ever wanted to tye dye? Or maybe you’re ready to introduce the young ones to the tye dye world- either way you can get them this Tye Dye Party Kit for Kids & Adults on sale for $32.99. It comes with 36 bottles in 12 colors.

Mold and squish slime and Play Doh:

  • Slime’s all good and fun, but glow in the dark slime is even better- (especially when you want to find any potentially missing slime that flies awry). Kickco Glow in The Dark Slime for $14.99 comes in six assorted colors.
  • Play Doh Modeling Compound for $7.99 comes in 10 small containers perfect to make and create different creations.

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Fun Trinkets & Games

A fun unexpected toy or game is definitely a nice thing to receive in your Easter basket.

  • Metker has 1500 patterns and 120 sheets of small temporary tattoos which can be used all throughout the year. You can get the Kids Waterproof Temporary Tattoos for $6.99.
  • Nail art is fun for any kid and what’s even better is adding nail stickers! IHUKEIT Cute Nail Stickers for Kids for $8.99 has animals, flowers, hearts, stars, and more!
  • Go outside when the weather gets warm and play around with OleOletOy Giant Bubble Wand Set for $16.99.
  • Potentially a messy gift but a fun one for sure, this Dino Eggs Dig Kit on sale for $14.98 has a 12 pack of dino eggs to excavate with colorful dinos inside!
  • Klever Kits Bath Bomb set is a fun “Soap Making Kit for Kids” and it is on sale for $24.99. There’s two scents, over 70 pieces, and 8 molds to choose from.
  • With parental supervision the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Break Open 10 Premium Geodes for $29.99 could be super fun for the kids and the adults! Discover cool reflective crystals and unique designs when you break apart each geode.
  • Jenga is a classic “board game” that can lead to a lot of laughs and fun strategy building techniques. You can get the Jenga Game for $15.99.
  • Bop it! Twist it! Pull it! It’s the Bop It! Game which can lead to fine tuning motor skills and fun challenge runs programmed onto the electronic game. It retails for $15.99.
  • This game is for free if you have a printer at home and it’s Easter Mad Libs for Kids free on Homan at Home! Print out the sheets and fill out the mad libs with your grandkids on the day for a silly time.

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Our “Miscellaneous” Category

We weren’t entirely sure what category to put the rest of these gifts on our list, that’s why we created a “miscellaneous” category for all the extra gift ideas we wanted to share but didn’t have a category.

Candy! Of course we gotta add candy onto the list, it’s Easter! The time for cheap chocolate bunnies, Peeps, and M&M’s has arrived.

  • We don’t have specific links for these candies but you can normally find these at your local grocery store or retailer, but here’s a few candies we’d like in our Easter basket:
  • M&M’s Milk Chocolate or Peanut Butter- (as long as they aren’t allergic)
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Peeps Easter Marshmallows are a classic for a reason
  • Twizzlers- (Twizzlers are better than Red Vines and we will stand on the tallest hill proclaiming it)
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Gummy Bears
  • Chocolate Bunnies (which you’d normally find when you’re out and about Easter shopping)
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Ring Pops
  • Movie Tickets. Can’t go wrong with a pair of tickets to give to the grandkids on a grandparent’s day out. Go see a movie, get snacks, and watch their faces light up at the big screen,
  • Pajamas! Growing kids are always going to need a new set of pajamas and what better than to get them an Easter themed set from one of the many sold on Hanna Andersson.
  • And finally we will round out the list with one more Easter-centric gift, and this time it’s a book: Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter: A Touch & Feel Book: An Easter and Springtime Book for Kids which you can get as a Hardcover for $5.39 and as a Board book “like new” for $4.99 at thriftbooks. A fun interactive book about the loveable golden retriever puppy Biscuit on an Easter adventure. 

These Easter gift ideas for grandkids are definitely ones to keep with you as you go out shopping for some of your favorite family members. Between the craft activities and lego building, it’s sure to be a fun-filled day!

This article originally appeared on Giftya.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs. She is a contributor at Millie Magazine and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Newsweek, Woman's Day, Forbes, USNews.com, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, MSN.com, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. She has also appeared on TV hundreds of times; including Good Morning America's GMA3: What You Need to Know, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide.