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20 Easter Gifts Under $20

Sure, chocolate is awesome, and I want my kids to have plenty in their Easter baskets (so there’s enough for me to steal). Beyond the sweet stuff, I also like to use their baskets as a way to get us through the last of winter with some charming little distractions that herald spring and help break up winter boredom. I’ve gathered 20 great options, from wind-ups to cuddly animals, that are sure to bring a smile on Easter. All under $20.


  • Here are 20 great Easter Basket 1 of 21
    Here are 20 great Easter Basket
    options under $20.
  • Jumbo Colored Pencils 2 of 21
    Jumbo Colored Pencils
    Extra large double sided colored pencils for twice the coloring fun.
    Available at Land of Nod, $9.
  • Kaleidoscope 3 of 21
    Kaleidoscope
    Fun for all ages.
    Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $12.
  • Finger Flashlights 4 of 21
    Finger Flashlights
    Perfect for hide and seek or shooting "laser" beams.
    Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $5.
  • The Easter Elephant 5 of 21
    The Easter Elephant
    Because the Easter Bunny is just so predictable. Also, alliteration.
    Available at Pottery Barn Kids, from $20.
  • Beatrix Potter Books 6 of 21
    Beatrix Potter Books
    Topical and classic.
    Available at Amazon, $14.
  • Shrinky Dinks 7 of 21
    Shrinky Dinks
    Coloring, baking and a science experiment all in one. It's practically school.
    Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $16.
  • Sam the Duck 8 of 21
    Sam the Duck
    A wonderful toy for a first Easter basket.
    Available at Land of Nod, $19.
  • Flywheel Car 9 of 21
    Flywheel Car
    Gears, wheels and zoom. Not your ordinary car.
    Available at Kikkerland, $15.
  • Ms. Tanaka 10 of 21
    Ms. Tanaka
    This little jumping bug is sure to entertain little ones of all ages. And once they finish the chocolate they can imitate her.
    Available at Kikkerland, $7.
  • Mini-Flashlights 11 of 21
    Mini-Flashlights
    Kids are always fascinated with flashlights.
    Available at Amazon, $12.
  • Slinky 12 of 21
    Slinky
    "It's slinky, it's slinky, it's fun for a girl or a boy."
    Available at Amazon, $6.
  • Suspend 13 of 21
    Suspend
    This easy yet difficult game is a great multi-age option.
    Available at Amazon, $15.
  • Butterfly Kit 14 of 21
    Butterfly Kit
    Get ready for spring with a butterfly kit. Remember to order your butterfly larvae though.
    Available at Amazon, $14.
  • Silly Putty 15 of 21
    Silly Putty
    How can you go wrong with silly putty? (Answer: you can't).
    Available at Amazon, $4.
  • Lady Bug House 16 of 21
    Lady Bug House
    Good for the garden, with a very short hatch time for those with little patience.
    Available at Amazon, $15.
  • Bike Streamers 17 of 21
    Bike Streamers
    Including something that will encourage them to run around outside after the chocolate is never a bad idea.
    Available at Amazon, $4.
  • Hex Bug 18 of 21
    Hex Bug
    These fun little robots are always a hit.
    Available at Amazon, $5.
  • Bunny and Chick Wind-Up 19 of 21
    Bunny and Chick Wind-Up
    So fun and soft for little hands.
    Available at Hearthsong, $10 for two.
  • Critter Kick Ball 20 of 21
    Critter Kick Ball
    Cheerful and bright, perfect for little hands
    Available at Hearthsong, $10.
  • Owl 21 of 21
    Owl
    Ok, maybe I just want this one.
    Available at Land of Nod, $19.95.

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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