The Easter holiday is right around the corner, and if you’re a natural mama that’s looking to steer clear of the traditional sugar laden kids Easter baskets that are full of junk, then this may be just what you’re looking for.
I’ve pulled together 15 eco-friendly Easter basket gift ideas to help jump start your Easter shopping so that you can still have fun and give your kiddos a little something in their baskets this year that skips all the dyes, sugar, and junk that will be broken by the end of the day.
Oh yeah, and every single thing in this list is less than $15 and available on Amazon for your shopping convenience (and hopefully free shipping). Gotta love Amazon!
15 Easter Basket Gifts Under $15
Organic Stuffed Bunny – So what kid doesn’t want a stuffed bunny in their Easter basket. Hey, for all you homesteaders, why not a real bunny! This bunny is not only cute and cuddly, but he’s organic which means you’re cutting down on the chemicals and toxins your little one is exposed to. (Only $11.10 on Amazon)
EcoKids Easter Egg Decorating Kit – Dying Easter eggs is a tradition that’s been around for I don’t know how long, and I don’t know a kid that doesn’t love doing it. Now we natural mamas know how terrible typical food dyes are for our kids so here’s an alternative that you can be happy with. Eco Kids has created an all natural egg dying kit that contains 3 powder dyes (orange, blue and purple) and a color chart to mix the dyes to create a total of 6 colors made with natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from annatto seed, curcumin, purple sweet potato and red cabbage. This kit comes with everything you need to have real, naturally-dyed eggs in your kids Easter basket this year! (Only $14.00 on Amazon)
Eco Plastic Easter Eggs – Here’s another great addition to Easter baskets. Plastic Easter eggs that you can hide healthy treats in. What kid doesn’t love to hunt for Easter eggs? These eggs are BPA free, made from renewable plant sources, and meant to be reused however they are biodegradable when they finally bite the dust. They’re extra large in size (3″ x 2.25″) so you can get those treats or prizes inside. ($12.99 on Amazon)
Organic Easter Egg Candies – Organic Lollipops, Organic Fruit Snacks, Organic Hard Candies – Now every Easter basket needs a little sweet treat in it (but only a little), and these organic, non-gmo, allergen-free candies are a perfect fit. Plus they’ll work well in those eco-plastic Easter eggs too. ($4.89, $3.39, & $7.50 on Amazon)
Melissa & Doug Play House! Reusable Sticker Pad – Girls & Boys – Who doesn’t love Melissa & Doug toys for their kids. They always have eco-friendliness at heart, plus they’re full of non-toxic fun. These sticker packs are for girls and boys and there are a bunch of different varieties. My kids love these… they work well for quiet times or road trips. Each pack comes with 5 different scenes and between 100-200 reusable stickers to make imaginative play fun! ($4.99 & $6.54 on Amazon)
Seedling My Mini Masterpiece – I’m all for instilling creativity in my kids, and what better way to do that then to let them be little artists. This Seedling mini masterpiece set comes with a wooden easel, canvas, 3 paints, and a paint brush so your little artist can create a masterpiece that their mama is proud to show off in her home! ($14.99 on Amazon)
Baby Clutching Toy – Putting Easter baskets together for babies can be tough. They can’t really eat candy, they can’t play games, they can’t hunt Easter eggs to well. So what’s a mom to do? Give them a fun toy, that’s what! This bright toys is perfect for little hands and mouths. It’s made out of wood and painted in non-toxic colors. ($13.77 on Amazon)
Petit Collage Memory Game – Who doesn’t love memory? Not only is it fun and challenging, but it’s a learning game, too. This is an eco-friendly version of the classic memory game and you can get it in different themes as well. It’s designed for ages 3 and up, and comes with 24 large 3″ x 3″ cards… enough to make 12 pairs. ($14.60 on Amazon)
Woodland-World Eco Coloring Book and International Arrivals Natural Beeswax Crayons – Coloring books and crayons are always an easy go-to when filling baskets or stuffing stockings for kids. These two just so happen to be made out of recycled paper, soy inks, and non-toxic colors. Great for at home use or keeping the kids busy in the car. Just don’t leave your crayons out when it’s hot! ($7.99 & $12.99 on Amazon)
ECO Lunchboxes Stainless Steel 3-Section Food Tray 9 x 7 BPA-Free – Kids love lunch! At least mine do, and they really love it if I get them cool gear to eat their lunch out of. We all know that sometimes our picky kids need a little help getting motivated to eat healthy food. This may be just the thing that will get them there… for a while at least. Either way, you know it’s a healthier option than plastic so you’ve not lost anything, even if their excitement over their plate wanes at some point. ($10.29 on Amazon)
Health Science Labs Endangered Species Animal World Coloring Bath Set – Do your kids love playing in the tub? Mine do, and this is definitely on my “to buy” list. This is a world map that’s made of stone paper and soy inks that clings to the side of the tub. It comes with foam endangered animal pieces that your kids can stick to the map in the areas where they live. It also comes with a net and some fun bubble bath you kiddos can play with too. ($8.87 on Amazon)
Rhythm Set – If your kids like music or you want to establish some musical influence to them at an early age, this rhythm set is a great start. It comes with a clapper and a guiro that are both made of wood and non-toxic paints and it’s for children ages 12 months to 3 years. Just know… you may need to purchase some ear plugs while you’re at it. My husband is a drummer, and my kids sure know how to play loudly when they’re playing around on instruments! ($12.99 on Amazon)
Kids Garden Starter Kit – This is a great gift for spring. Garden season is here and here’s a way your kids can get involved and actually grow some food that will benefit your family. Seeds of Change organic carrot and lettuce seeds are used in this kit, and your child can plant these seeds in 2 biodegradable pots full of organic, healthy soil. The kit comes with everything you need to get started including step by step directions. ($14.95 on Amazon)
Green Toys Chef Set – These BPA and phthalate free pretend toys are great for kids who like to play dress up or pretend. They’re made out of recycled milk jugs, they’re actually food safe, and dishwasher safe. Do you have any little ones that like to help you cook or like to pretend to be a mama that makes meals for her family of baby dolls? If so, this may be the perfect Easter basket gift for her this Easter. ($14.71 on Amazon)
Organic Bubble Bath – This organic bubble bath looks divine, and it’s something that you can be confident in using on your kids (and yourself too)! It’s made with all natural, organic, healthy ingredients, and it’s supposed to foam and bubble to make bath time fun and enjoyable. Not to mention the different scents offered… this bubble bath can serve a variety of purposes from helping relax your little ones before bed to helping them wake up in the morning. ($9.99 on Amazon)
So there you have it. 15 gifts. All under $15 dollars. All perfect for this years eco-friendly, organic, healthy mama and healthy kids Easter baskets.
Enjoy, and Happy early Easter!