Who doesn’t love chocolate bunnies, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, jellybeans — even Peeps? But if you have to fill a whole basket with candy, your kids can end up with a lot of it. We’ve rounded up some fun goodies for your kids’ Easter baskets that are sugar-free and sure to please. Check out these recommendations from local shops for gifts for babies to tweens.

Note: Many gifts will work for kids of all ages, but we have broadly organized these picks starting with babies and preschoolers and then moving towards tweens and early teens.

Macaroon Easter Egg Bunny
These cute bunnies have a cheery Easter egg design on them, and come in purple, blue and pink. They’re super soft and squishy, and a nice way to brighten up a basket! $9.99.
Ages: All ages
Thinker Toys, 7784 SW Capitol Hwy.


Jellycat Bashful Bunnies
The classic and treasured Easter Bunny. These incredibly soft and easy-to-love stuffed animals are sure to be a hit. The small size makes a great baby bunny, while the medium one is perfect for a basket. $14.99 and up.
Ages: Babies to adult
the Bull and the Bee, 7044 SE Milwaukie Ave.


Bubble Bath Bomb with Surprise Inside
A variety of surprise themes inside each bath bomb — dinosaur, unicorn, ninja, dragon or Easter — makes bath time fun and colorful. Scented, bubbly and a no-mess clean up makes these a fun and popular gift for any age. $9.50.
Ages: 3 and up
Black Wagon, 3964 N Mississippi Ave.


Micador Egg Chalk Six-Color Set
This sweet and useful set will provide lots of spring art time fun. $6.50.
Ages: 2 and up
collage; three locations in Portland: 1639 NE Alberta St., 3701 SE Division St., 1634 SE Bybee Blvd.


Wooden Animal Figures
A whole menagerie of small, carved wooden animals to choose from. Pretty enough to put on display, but perfect for hours of free play. $4.99 each.
Ages: 3 to 8
the Bull and the Bee, 7044 SE Milwaukie Ave.


Lego Creator Easter Chick Egg 
Once this Lego set is built, it creates a cute chick hatching from an egg! This would be great to put in a basket, or you could even open up the packaging and put the pieces in an egg or two to add to the fun! $5.99.
Ages 6 and up — fun for older kids too!
Thinker Toys, 7784 SW Capitol Hwy.


Eugy Puzzles
These cute cardboard creatures are beloved by boys, girls and parents alike! Eugy puzzles are easy to assemble and fun to build. Put them together using the included instructions and nontoxic glue, and collect the whole series of dinosaurs and animals (real and imaginary). $12.
Ages: 6 and up
Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop, 43 NW 3rd St., Gresham


Simpl Dimpl
Young or old, this unique little keychain provides endless hours of fidget fun! $4.99.
Ages: 3 and up
Oodles 4 Kids, 7727 SE 13th Ave.


Bravery Magazine
Various issues focus on accomplishments of women throughout history like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald and Julia Child. $18.00.
Ages: 5 and up — good for girls and boys!
Black Wagon, 3964 N Mississippi Ave.


Tokidoki x Gudetama Blind Boxes 
There’s a surprise in every box. Get one of eight vinyl toy renditions of the adorable lazy egg. Display them, play with them, trade with friends and collect them all. $9.99.
Ages: 8 and up
Oodles 4 Kids, 7727 SE 13th Ave.


World of Nintendo Mario Figures
These officially-licensed Nintendo figures are perfect for young fans of its most famous hero! $9.99.
Ages: 3 and up
Things from Another World; two Portland-area locations: 10977 SE Main St., Milwaukie and 4390 SW Lloyd Ave., Beaverton


Pals MisMatched Socks
Who doesn’t love having fun socks? These mismatched socks bring a bit of fun and whimsy to kids’ feet. The standard weight is lightweight, socks are stretchy, and Pals guarantees no holes ever! $11.
Ages: 4 to 8 and 9 to 12
Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop, 43 NW 3rd St., Gresham


Good Luck Minis
Tiny little rubber figurines are great for fitting inside eggs with lots of fun options to choose from. $1 each.
Ages: 5 to 105
collage; three locations in Portland: 1639 NE Alberta St., 3701 SE Division St., 1634 SE Bybee Blvd.


Astronaut Six-color Click Pen
Low-tech, but so-much-fun, the Astronaut Six-click multi pen has six colors in just one pen, and they’re all just a click away. Choose from 4 different astronaut styles. $3.
Ages: 3 and up
Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop, 43 NW 3rd St., Gresham


Locking Journals
Older kids love locking journals, like this one from collage. Different covers available, too. $16.50.
Ages: 8 and up
collage; three Portland locations: 1639 NE Alberta St., 3701 SE Division St., 1634 SE Bybee Blvd.


Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Graphic Novels 
Avatar is one of the most popular cartoons for kids, and the stories for both Avatar and Korra continue in several graphic novels! $9.99 to $12.99.
Ages: 7 and up
Things from Another World; two Portland locations: 10977 SE Main St., Milwaukie and 4390 SW Lloyd Ave., Beaverton


Travel Games
Travel games are great options for older kids, and MudPuddles Toys & Books has a nice selection. Introduce kids to classic favorites like The Oregon Trail, Tetris or Ms. Pac Man. There are lots of non-tech options, too. $8.99-$39.99.
Ages: All ages
MudPuddles Toys & Books; two Portland-area locations: 2305 NW Kearney St. and 16420 SW Langer Dr., Sherwood


Lego Minifigures©
Find all kinds of Lego options for kids at Bricks & Minifigs! You could add a specific figurine, or pick out some parts and build a unique creation. Present the figure in one piece, or scatter the pieces into different Easter eggs for an assembly challenge. Prices vary.
Ages: 3 and up
Bricks & Minifigs; two Portland-area locations: 3040 NE Sandy Blvd. and 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Suite #44, Beaverton


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