Top Alternative Easter Basket Ideas

Easter baskets have come a long way since the days of filling them with dyed eggs and a stale chocolate bunny. Nowadays, the Easter Bunny has upped his game with an array of toys and treats that will delight kids of all ages.

With Easter fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about unique and delicious gift options. Whether you’re looking to surprise a loved one or treat yourself, these Easter-themed baskets are sure to make your celebration unforgettable. From artisanal chocolates and cheeses to plant-based snacks, there’s something for everyone in these baskets. Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of hand-painted chocolate Easter eggs or savor the creamy goodness of locally sourced cheeses. For a healthier option, try the plant-based Cosmic Carrot Chews, made with organic fruit juice and packed with nutrient-rich carrots.

Whichever basket you choose, you can be sure that you’re getting high-quality, carefully crafted products that are perfect for the Easter season. So why not add a touch of sweetness to your Easter celebration with these unique and delicious gift baskets?

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EggMazing Egg Decorator

One of the hottest items this year is the EggMazing Egg Decorator. Say goodbye to the mess and fuss of egg dyeing, and hello to a fun and easy way to decorate eggs. This little gadget holds and spins hard-boiled eggs while your little ones use the included markers to create their own unique designs. No more smelly egg dye or stained fingers! Recommended for ages 3 and up, the EggMazing Egg Decorator is available at Target for just $19.99.

Playmobil Figures 23

For those who love surprises, the Playmobil Figures 23 are a must-have addition to any Easter basket. Each box contains a mystery figure, and with 12 “boys” and 12 “girls” to collect, there’s no telling who you might get! The best part? These figures have interchangeable parts, allowing kids to create entirely new characters and stimulate their imagination. Recommended for ages 5 and up, the Playmobil Figures 23 are available in March on for just $3.99.

Zoom-O Turbo Disc Launcher

Get ready to take the Easter egg hunt to the next level with the Zoom-O Turbo Disc Launcher. This hand-held launcher can send discs flying up to 100 feet in the air with ease. Just load the disc, pull the cord, and watch it zoom! Recommended for ages 5 and up, the Zoom-O Turbo Disc Launcher is available now at Target for just $9.99.

Chocolate Bunny Popper

Finally, for a little bit of silly fun, check out the Chocolate Bunny Popper from Hog Wild Toys. This toy looks like a chocolate bunny with a bite taken out of its ear. But don’t be fooled – it shoots rainbow-colored “dingleberries” up to 20 feet! Squeeze the bunny’s belly, and the foam balls fly. It comes with six safe foam balls, so it’s perfect for indoor or outdoor play. The Chocolate Bunny Popper is available on Amazon for just $14.99.


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No Easter basket is complete without a sweet treat or two. We’ve got some new options that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


First up, we have the Butterfinger Minis Basket Filler Pack. This pack includes bite-sized Butterfinger candy bars that are perfect for filling up your Easter basket. The pack features a fun llama theme and is sure to bring a smile to any candy lover’s face.

For even more Butterfinger goodness, check out the Butterfinger Minis Bag. These bite-sized candies are perfect for snacking or sharing and come in a resealable bag to keep them fresh. They’re the perfect addition to any Easter basket, and with their crispy, crunchy peanut butter flavor, they’re sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.


If you’re looking for something a little different, try the Crunch Minis Bag. Filled with crispy rice and milk chocolate, these mini chocolate bars are a perfect snack for any occasion. They come in a convenient resealable bag, making them perfect for on-the-go snacking or sharing with friends.

Kinder Bueno

For a more indulgent treat, try the Kinder Bueno Mini Share Pack. These mini bars are filled with creamy hazelnut filling and covered in smooth milk chocolate. They’re perfect for sharing with friends or family and are a great addition to any Easter basket.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, check out the Kinder Bueno Easter Eggs. Filled with the same delicious hazelnut filling and covered in milk chocolate, these eggs make the perfect Easter treat.

Ferrero Rocher

Finally, we have the Ferrero Rocher Easter Milk Hollow Egg and the Ferrero Rocher Golden Eggs. Made with milk chocolate, the hollow egg features Ferrero Rocher’s signature hazelnut filling. The Golden Eggs come in milk, dark, and white chocolate varieties. Both of these options are sure to add a touch of luxury to any Easter basket.


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Chocolat Moderne

Chocolat Moderne, a New York City-based chocolatier founded in 2003, is renowned for creating exquisite and innovative handcrafted chocolates. Their collections of artisanal chocolate bonbons, truffles, and bars are made with the finest couverture chocolate from Valrhona and all-natural ingredients.

Inspired by art and created with passion, Chocolat Moderne’s chocolate Easter offerings include their Easter Bonbon Collection. It features a stunning array of hand-painted chocolates that are as beautiful as they are delicious. This collection boasts 20 unique flavors, including Passion Fruit Caramel, Blackberry Balsamic, and Hazelnut Praliné, all made with Valrhona chocolate.

In addition to their Easter Bonbon Collection, Chocolat Moderne also offers a Milk Chocolate Collection. It includes their signature Sea Salt Caramel, as well as White Strawberry Ganache and Milk Chocolate Ganache. Their Dark Chocolate Collection features a variety of intense flavors such as Espresso Caramel, Venezuelan Ganache, and Black Licorice. Their Vegan Chocolate Collection offers a delicious assortment of dairy-free, dark chocolate bonbons with fillings like Hazelnut Vegan ‘Milk’ Chocolate Praliné and Dark Raspberry Ganache.


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Have a Cheesy Easter Gift Basket

Cheese Brothers, a Wisconsin-based e-commerce gourmet cheese company, is offering a delectable “Have a Cheesy Easter” gift basket. It’s perfect for sharing at family gatherings or sending to out-of-state friends and family. All the items included in the package, from the cheeses to the jam and caramels, are produced locally in Wisconsin, ensuring the freshest and most authentic taste.

The “Have a Cheesy Easter” basket includes a variety of delicious Wisconsin cheeses, such as aged cheddar, smoked gouda, and creamy havarti, along with a jar of locally made raspberry jam and a bag of mouth-watering sea salt caramels. Whether you’re a cheese lover yourself or looking for the perfect gift for one, this basket has everything you need to indulge in the best flavors Wisconsin has to offer.

Each cheese in the basket is handcrafted by Wisconsin cheesemakers, who have been perfecting their craft for generations. The aged cheddar is sharp and tangy. The smoked gouda has a rich, smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the creamy havarti. Their raspberry jam is made from locally grown fruit and has a sweet and tart flavor that perfectly complements the cheese. Finally, the sea salt caramels are the perfect sweet treat to round out the basket.

The “Have a Cheesy Easter” basket is available for purchase on the Cheese Brothers website for $79.99. It’s the perfect gift for cheese lovers or anyone who appreciates the unique and delicious flavors of Wisconsin. With Cheese Brothers’ commitment to quality and local ingredients, you can be sure that you’re getting the best of the best in every bite.

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Cosmic Carrot Chews

With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to share with you a unique and healthy snack option that would be perfect for the occasion – Cosmic Carrot Chews from ETC. These vegetable-based snacks are made using carrots, a water-efficient crop, and come in three delicious varieties for kids: Sour Cherry Berry Blast Off, Orange Mango Moonboom, and Apple Cinnamon Asteroid.

Not only are these chews USDA organic certified, OU Kosher, and vegan, but they also contain one full serving of carrots and are sweetened with only organic fruit juice. And if you’re looking for a snack option for adults, ETC also offers Organic Carrot Chews in flavors like Maple Cardamom, Meyer Lemon, and Ginger Tumeric.

So why not make this Easter a little more nutritious and fun with Cosmic Carrot Chews? They’re the perfect snack for kids and adults alike!

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