Our Top 5 Picks for Easter Basket Toys

The weather hasn’t necessarily caught on, but my allergies have – Spring is here!  It’s off to a slightly slow start, and it feels a little longer since Easter falls late in the season this year, but we’re rapidly approaching one of my favorite times of the year.

When I was growing up, my family always made a big deal about creating Easter baskets for me (I usually got about three of them), so I have really fond memories of digging through plastic eggs and pastel basket grass. There were always chocolate bunnies and jellybeans to be found, but my favorite things were the cute little gifts from my family. They were never anything big or expensive, but something about having little mementos from people who cared about me made me happier than candy any day of the week.

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This year as I’m putting together my own kids’ Easter baskets, I’m making sure I include a few little gifts they can use for a while, as well yummy treats. In case you’re working on baskets for your kids, I thought I would share a few ideas with you!

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Wipenotes

Wipenotes by Beyouneeq are really cute little notebooks that can be reused as many times as you want. How? The pages are mini whiteboards! I love this idea, because I can’t count the number of notebooks I filled up with meaningless little doodles and words. Sometimes you want to keep things like that, but other times you wish you could undo that 5th page of doodle hearts idly sketched out while you watched TV. Or at least that was my experience. Wipenotes let you do just that, as each page can be erased and reused infinitely. They’re pretty, too: each notebook has a cover decorated by award-winning original artwork, and there’s sure to be one that suits everyone.

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D-Lectables

Imperial Toy and Disney have teamed up to create D-Lectables, and they are so adorable. D-Lectables are your favorite Disney characters reimagined as mix and match sweet treats. They’re interchangeable, which means they come with various components and elements that let you truly customize your designs. For example, there’s a little set of mouse ears that can be used as ice cream or cupcake toppers – your choice! D-Lectables come in mini surprise blind bags (like many of your kids’ favorite collectables), and you can collect characters like Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, and more. There are over 30 styles to collect, so they will definitely keep kids busy for a while.

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Hydro Storm 6-Pack

The Hydro Storm is a fun, outdoor toy, and it’s sure to be a hit as the weather warms up and the kids are outside more often.  These compact water blasters are incredibly affordable (did I mention this is a 6-pack for just $9.97?), and they are everything kids need for an epic water battle with their friends. The blasters are easy to fill and project water up to 25 feet, so you can expect your back yard to turn into the neighborhood kids’ favorite place to play.

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Hurricane Reusable Water Balls

While the kids are playing with their water blasters, they can also enjoy these fun reusable water balls. Forget water balloons; these Hurricane Water Balls are self-sealing, so there are no pesky knots to be tied. That’s a huge time saver during any water balloon battle. (And how many times did you drop water all over your feet trying to tie a water balloon with little kid fingers?). These balls can be reused for up to 1,000 splashes, so they’re in it for the long haul.

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Watchitude

I don’t know how old you were in the late 80s and early 90s, but if you’re around my age, you were probably a huge fan of slap bracelets. My friends and I used to collect those things like they were currency, and I can remember how much fun we had with them. Watchitude takes it up a notch by turning the classic slap bracelet into a fun, water –resistant watch. Each watch withstands rain, sweat, and splashing (perfect to wear during those back yard water fights), and they’re available in a ton of fun prints and designs. My favorite one is covered in a pizza print. Obviously.

There are so many ways to make an Easter basket special, but these fun little toys and trinkets are perfect. If you’re putting together baskets for your kids, what are you including? We’d love to know!


About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.

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  1. I really like the Wipenotes idea. It will save trees and you only buy it once.
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  2. Darcy Koch says:

    I especially like the Wipenotes. Even I in addition to the kids would have good use for this. The other suggestions are good also.

  3. Lesley F says:

    I like the D-Lectables! They would be a cute idea for my granddaughter’s Easter basket

  4. I like the Wipenotes too.

  5. Amber Ludwig says:

    Oooh we need those waterballs for summer!! Super fun!!

  6. Sherry Keef says:

    I think the waterballs would be great for our hot Texas summers.

  7. Darcy Koch says:

    Yes. Let’s give them something besides candy. Besides eating candy all day they will have something else to do with these gifts.

  8. Doris Ludden says:

    I like the idea of no candy and toys they can enjoy all the time

  9. I like the D-Lectables. I am sure they want to collect all of them.
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  10. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I really like the D-Lectables. I want to get them to put in my nieces Easter baskets, I know they will like them too. I didn’t know anything about these until now

  11. Allyson Becker says:

    I am a self declared Disney nut so those D-Lectables are a must have for all the Easter baskets.

  12. The Hydro Storm 6-Pack will be great for when the cousins get together. Thank you for the review.
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  13. Darcy Koch says:

    I always put little gifts inside my baskets for anyone I make one up for. Nothing expensive but nice to have.

  14. Lauryn R says:

    These are some pretty awesome toys!! I love novelty toys like these, they remind me of gifts that I would always get from my grandma as a kid. I have never seen reusable water balls before, my kids need those! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  15. Sandra Caballero says:

    These are cute for Easter. I can’t wait for Easter. I love how my daughter light up with an Easter basket. Also how they dress up for Easter.

  16. Thanks for the lovely Easter ideas! 🙂
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  17. Oh I want the Hurricane Reusable Water Balls. I can use them over and over. I love it.
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  18. Trisha McKee says:

    Oh I love the water balls! I love getting toys that will be used outside. I include kites and chalk and jump ropes. It is the start of outside season so we celebrate.

  19. I like the Watchitudes. I remember the slap bracelets too. I think LJ would love the cupcake watch.
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  20. Darcy Koch says:

    The Dlectables are so cute. It will be fun for a child to try to collect them all.

  21. I really like all of them. I am going to buy the Wipenotes for the girls.
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  22. Darcy Koch says:

    Going to do my Easter shopping today and hoping to find some unique gifts like these.

  23. Cynthia R says:

    I normally get them some kind of small stuffed animal, coloring book or puzzle, and craft supplies.

  24. Lula Ruger says:

    I love the wipe notes I always put a nice book in the baskets

  25. Lissa Crane says:

    My daughters would love the D-Lectables! These are so cute and I love that they are interchangeable! Disney always knows what kids will love!

  26. I like the characters associated with the D-Lectables. I think they can be used for counting too.
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  27. Darcy Koch says:

    When I was a child my grandmother never gave us candy for Easter. She made up a basket with little trinkets.

  28. Yvonne Delgado says:

    THe watchitudes are great, a take on the slap bracelets but with a time piece. FUN! The Disney delectables are something I had never seen before, they look fun but my boys would not be interested and my girl is a bit too old for them.

  29. I like the Watchitude. I like it is like the slapbands. It is easy to put on and easy to take off.
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  30. Darcy Koch says:

    Tomorrow is the big day. I need to run to the store and buy a few little items like these.

  31. Any of these or all of them would make a great gift for a child. I really like them. Thank you for the review.
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  32. Darcy Koch says:

    This is Easter morning and I must say the little items I added to the baskets were a hit.

  33. sherry fowler says:

    thanks so much for this article! I didnt have any idea what to get the grandkids until I read this!

  34. Shakeia Rieux says:

    My nieces would’ve really liked the wipenotes and the watchitudes in their basket. I plan on getting for them still

  35. Trisha McKee says:

    We love the toys for Easter. Outside toys are the best!

  36. Desiree DeYoung says:

    I’ve seen the delictibles before, very cute for kids that like to play with food!!!^_^

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