10 of Our Favorite Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

small child sitting on the grass wearing bunny ears with bunny and egg filled easter basket
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Easter baskets are often filled with plastic eggs and candy, and while these essentials are fun ways to celebrate the holiday, sometimes you want to give your kids more than the typical chocolate bunny. For Easter, tap into his passions and hobbies to create a basket filled with toys and trinkets he'll love.

It probably seems like your little boy is growing up fast, so take the time this holiday to step back and watch him enjoy this special surprise on Easter Sunday. To ensure he beams with joy once he spots his basket, we're sharing stuffers that will spark creativity and keep him occupied long after the Easter bunny has come and gone. For the little guy who loves fixing things just like his dad, add a toy toolbox to his Easter basket. Give it personalized flare by having his name painted onto the side. He'll love having one of his own set of tools, and you'll love his zest for the little things in life.

If your little one is a budding paleontologist, we're sharing a gift that will have him hopping with delight. A toy egg hatches under water revealing a colorful dinosaur that he'll proudly display in his room. For an even younger boy, the painting set we found will keep him occupied for hours. It comes with a wide array of painting tools and washable paint to ensure your home stays clean, without putting a damper on his creative vision.

Of course, no child's Easter basket would be complete without a few delicious treats, which is why we selected chocolate eggs and marshmallows that are befitting of such a fun holiday. Ahead, explore all of our favorite Easter basket ideas for boys and prepare to build a basket that'll be met with pure delight.

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Pottery Barn Kids Tool Box
Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

This personalized Easter gift will be his new favorite toy. The set includes a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, bolts, washer, and two- and three-hole rectangles.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn Kids Tool Box, $39, potterybarnkids.com.

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Go Fish

Little Likes Kids Sports Go Fish Cards
Courtesy of Amazon

Educational and multicultural, this version of the popular card game Go Fish will have your little ones jumping for joy when they discover it in their Easter baskets.

Shop Now: Little Likes Kids Sports Go Fish Cards, $10, amazon.com.

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Micro Cubebots

Mike Krautter

Robot meets Rubix cube in this cool, modern spin on the traditional toy robot. With a hardwood frame, elastic-band muscles, and durable wood limbs, Cubebot is built for rough-and-tumble play. And when play time is over, he folds into a perfect cube.

Shop Now: Areaware Micro Cubebots, $8, treehousekidandcraft.com.

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Paint Set

Kid Made Modern My First Painting Collection Paint Set
Courtesy of Maisonette

Cultivate his skills early with this set that features a variety of brushes, daubers, foam rollers, washable paints, and more. He'll love finding it in his Easter basket, and you'll love all of the masterpieces he creates.

Shop Now: Kid Made Modern "My First Painting Collection" Paint Set, $29.99, maisonette.com.

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Chocolate Eggs

See's Candy Milk Chocolate Foil Eggs
Courtesy of See's Candies

Brightly colored and simply delicious, chocolate eggs are a staple in any Easter basket. These are made by See's Candies for a lip-smacking idea.

Shop Now: See's Candy Milk Chocolate Foil Eggs, $8.50, sees.com.

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Easter-Themed Legos

Lego Easter Bunny House Set
Courtesy of Walmart

He can build the Easter bunny its own home with this hands-on activity that fits perfectly in his basket.

Shop Now: Lego Easter Bunny House Set, $24.99, walmart.com.

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Flavorful Marshmallows

Smash Mallow Strawberries and Cream Snackable Marshmallows
Courtesy of Amazon

Skip the marshmallow chicks this year and opt for a more flavorful option instead. These strawberries and cream marshmallows are sure to be a hit.

Shop Now: Smash Mallow "Strawberries & Cream" Snackable Marshmallows, $18.25 for pack of three, amazon.com.

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Peter Rabbit Pajamas

Pottery Barn Peter Rabbit Pajama Set
Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

Though he's not the Easter bunny, Peter Rabbit patterned pajamas are perfect for the holiday. Made from 100 percent cotton, these soft pajamas make bedtime more fun.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn Peter Rabbit Pajama Set, $39.50, potterybarnkids.com.

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Toy Car

Green Toys Car Carrier
Courtesy of Green Toys

If he loves toy cars, then he'll shout with joy when he finds this toy car carrier in his Easter basket. Sit back and relax while this keeps him busy.

Shop Now: Green Toys Car Carrier, $24.99, greentoys.com.

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Dino Egg

Cupcakes and Cartweels Hatch & Grow Egg
Courtesy of Sammy and Nat

Nurture their budding love of paleontology will this thematic Easter basket stuffer. Simply drop the egg in water and wait for it to hatch. Plus, it can shrink back down so you can regrow for multiple uses.

Shop Now: Cupcakes and Cartweels "Grow! Dino! Grow!" Hatch & Grow Egg, $11.25, sammyandnat.com.

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