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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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