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10 Things to Put in Easter Eggs That Aren’t Candy

By Liz Stanley |

We encounter the same dilemma every Easter: Should I be loading my kids up with candies and treats? Is it possible to hold a successful Easter Egg Hunt without little sugary rewards? We won’t pretend to know the answers to these questions, but we do know that there are many alternatives to candy. Try filling your kids’ Easter eggs with little treasures like lip gloss or plastic army men instead of jelly beans. Here is a list of 10 of our favorite things to put in Easter eggs that you’ll kids will love more than sugar. Keep reading to see more!

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10 Things to Put in Easter Eggs That Aren't Candy

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Liz Stanley

Liz Stanley, founder and editor of the popular craft and style blog, Say Yes to Hoboken, was born and raised a New Yorker but is now perfectly happy to call the fairytale city of San Francisco home with her husband and son. Her work on Say Yes to Hoboken has been featured by The Huffington Post, Martha Stewart, Real Simple, and Parents Magazine. Read bio and latest posts → Read Liz's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “10 Things to Put in Easter Eggs That Aren’t Candy

  1. HollowSquirrel says:

    One year, when I was thinking ahead of time, I bought several different bricks/Lego pieces online (from the Lego website) where you can buy just one green 2×4 brick (or cool Lego minifigure heads or torsos or Lego dogs, you get the picture). My son LOVED finding pieces he didn’t have, and they cost me pennies! Plus, no cavities!

  2. sunsea says:

    little rings plastic necklaces (99cents store) tattoos or stickers cut into little squares, little dinosours soilders. ect

  3. Amanda says:

    My son is 18months old so we really don’t want to do much candy, so the other day when I did my shopping for his basket I decided to get him lots of little toys, books, figurines, the little army guys, a sippy cup, some crayons, coloring books, and a cute Chewbaca t-shirt that says “Wild Child” on the back. We’re still putting a little candy in his basket, but not much. We discovered this year that he really enjoys the egg hunt.

  4. Jo Anna says:

    Dollar Stores and party supply places have a ton of sugarfree alternatives (trinkets, toys, erasers, bracelets, pencils, stickers, etc.) for next to nothing.

    Ross and Marshalls have a great selection of inexpensive baskets, books, and coloring books.

    And don’t forget the little stuffed bunny or chick. :)

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