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Wonderful Easter Basket Ideas for Boys!

Here are some wonderful Easter Basket Ideas for Boys that they will really enjoy.


After thinking about things I have gotten for my son over the years, and some awesome new ideas, I put together this list for you.

We have books, games, ideas for imaginative play, and more. All chosen with boys in mind!

I like creating a good gift guide for boys and I hope you find some neat ideas to use to fill your boy’s Easter basket this year.

This post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. All opinions are my own and I share things I think would be of interest to boys.

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

Easter Basket Ideas: Easter Themed Books

I love adding a book or two to the Easter baskets. They  look so nice standing up at the back of the basket. Try reading books, puzzle books or activity books. They all make great choices.

LEGO City: Follow That Easter Egg! A golden egg is stolen in LEGO City! Your LEGO loving boy would enjoy this one.

If your boys loves Splat this is a winner: Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? and I still love to read Curious George books: Happy Easter, Curious George

LEGO City: Follow That Easter Egg!LEGO City: Follow That Easter Egg!Where's the Easter Bunny?Where’s the Easter Bunny?Happy Easter, Curious GeorgeHappy Easter, Curious George

Thomas the Tank Engine is a hit with many young boys. Easter Eggspress! features a bit of an accident involving Percy and some paint. This is a neat coloring and activity book with 30 reusable stickers.

You can’t miss with Pete the Cat! Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure is a winner.

And of course, this classic is always enjoyed by kids of all ages. It’s the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown is a silly book about Marcy learning to color eggs and Snoopy taking over as the Easter Bunny.

Easter Eggspress! + StickersEaster Eggspress! + StickersPete the Cat: Big Easter AdventurePete the Cat: Big Easter AdventureIt's the Easter Beagle, Charlie BrownIt’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

For more Easter book ideas see also: Funny Easter Books for Boys

Easter Activity Books for Boys

These little Dover activity books are nice to put in an Easter basket for boys because they are high quality and super cheap! Try Easter Stained Glass Coloring Book, Easter sticker books, and Easter Spot the Difference.

Did you know that Mad Libs has Easter editions? They do! We are always up for some Mad Libs. They are super silly and a great way to learn. There is a junior edition  for younger boys too.

Easter Stained Glass ColoringEaster Stained Glass ColoringOld-Time Bunny Rabbit StickersOld-Time Bunny Rabbit StickersOld-Time Easter StickersOld-Time Easter StickersEaster Spot-the-DifferencesEaster Spot-the-DifferencesSilly Easter Mad Libs JrSilly Easter Mad Libs JrEaster EggstravaganzaEaster Eggstravaganza

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys: Cool Hands-on Books

Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes has specialty paper with designs plus instructions to make a lot of different planes.  For more ideas see our best of paper airplane books list.

LEGO Chain Reactions kit is a book that comes with LEGO pieces to build very cool chain reactions. Follow the instructions or build your own – either way this is very cool. (We own it and love it!)

We also have LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions and it is great too!

LEGO Chain Reactions Craft KitLEGO Chain Reactions Craft KitBook of Paper Airplanes Craft KitBook of Paper Airplanes Craft KitLEGO Crazy Action ContraptionsLEGO Crazy Action Contraptions

For LEGO book ideas see our Top 15 LEGO Books You Don’t Want to Miss post which has a bunch of great titles.

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys: Maze Books

So many boys I know just love mazes. I decided to add a nice selection here for you. All of these maze book choices are very inexpensive which is a nice bonus! Stand one up at the back of your boys’ Easter basket as a surprise!

Here is a nice selection of maze books for younger boys.

Sea Life MazesSea Life MazesPirate MazesPirate MazesBugs MazesBugs MazesJungle AnimalsJungle AnimalsEasy AnimalEasy AnimalDinosaur MazesDinosaur Mazes

And these are our picks for older boys.

Tip: Dave Phillips makes that best maze books ever. The others are good too but we really love the Dave Phillips books and have never been disappointed with them.

Hidden TreasureHidden TreasureSpace Age MazesSpace Age MazesMonster MazesMonster MazesWizardsWizardsLabyrinthsLabyrinthsMagician's CastleMagician’s Castle

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys: Toys

I love adding a few toys into my son’s basket, don’t you? I know he really likes getting toys in it! Here are our favorite toy basket fillers.

LEGO Creator Furry Creatures set has a rabbit in it!  I love the specialty pieces these creator sets include.

There are also several LEGO Easter sets – the price varies so be sure to check the price.

These little HEXBUG Nanos are so much fun. At the time I am writing this, the nitro pack is the best value.  I love that they are small enough to pop into a plastic egg. You can also try this bigger Hexbug Scarab which is super neat!

LEGO Creator Furry CreaturesLEGO Creator Furry CreaturesHEXBUG Nano Nitro 5 PackHEXBUG Nano Nitro 5 PackHexbug ScarabHexbug Scarab

If you are new to Brain Power Boy you may not know of our love of all things Playmobil. I am a serious fan of this toy line for their high quality, imagination-driven, figure playsets. Here is an Easter basket idea for boys that is a winner: PLAYMOBIL Bunny Hutch. Oh yes, that is cute.

I like open-ended play and these little finger puppets are great for storytelling. Plus, I found a set that includes a bunny, is super cheap and comes with 10 puppets, one for each finger.

Did you know that yo yo’s have come a long way since the old days? This is an auto-return yo yo that is great to learn tricks on.

Rabbit Pen with HutchRabbit Pen with HutchFinger Puppet SetFinger Puppet SetBrain Yo-YoBrain Yo-Yo

Small plastic animal sets will get a LOT of playtime. Here are our favorites.

We love this dinosaur set because it comes with 72 mini dinosaurs! They are not perfect but they are fun and inexpensive. Great for open-ended play and we used them in the sandbox for a dino dig as well.

Eeek, this little bunny is so cute I want to buy him and set him on my desk just so I can look at him. We are big fans of Schleich plastic animals and your little boy is likely to love this bunny.

Toobs fit perfectly in a boy’s Easter basket and they will really enjoy getting them too! There is a wide variety of Toobs to choose from.  I picked a few to show you but use the link to see more.

Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs (72 count)Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs (72 count)Schleich Sitting Rabbit Toy FigureSchleich Sitting Rabbit Toy FigureWild Animals Action Figure SetWild Animals Action Figure Set14 Insect Toy Figurines14 Insect Toy FigurinesNorth American WildlifeNorth American WildlifePets Edition - Cute!Pets Edition – Cute!

Easter Basket Ideas: Games

I tried to choose games that we like, that have good ratings and that fit in a basket! They are all good choices. The best choice? It depends on your boy and on their age. Click through to learn more about each game.

Smack it! Card GameSmack it! Card GameUNO Super Mario GameUNO Super Mario GameToo Many MonkeysToo Many MonkeysSpot It Junior AnimalsSpot It Junior AnimalsWould You Rather Gotta Be KiddingWould You Rather Gotta Be KiddingSpot It! SportsSpot It! SportsSuspend Family GameSuspend Family GameIQ TwistIQ TwistJunior Suspend Family GameJunior Suspend Family Game

Easter Basket Ideas: Fidget Toys for Boys

If you have a boy who needs to fiddle with something, touch & feel and generally have something to mess around with at all times, these fidget toys are just right.  I am doing an article on these soon but for now grab one of these choices. I like them for all sorts of circumstances such as going out to eat, while reading, waiting for appointments, during homeschooling etc.

Magic Snake - set of 3Magic Snake – set of 3Original Fidget Toy - set of 3Original Fidget Toy – set of 3Liquid Motion Bubbler - qty 1Liquid Motion Bubbler – qty 1

For additional ideas see our other gift guides which include items by topic, and by age, all picked especially for boys.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find a few Easter gifts ideas to add to your boy’s Easter basket.

It is a lot of fun picking out just the right gifts for our boys, isn’t it? I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.

see also:

If you have teen boys you need to buy for try out Teen Easter Gift Ideas post.

Make a cute chick and bunny LEGO mosaic and a LEGO rabbit with basket:  LEGO Easter Designs

Fun Easter Eggs for Boys to Make including LEGO, Minions, TMNT, Angry Birds, dinosaurs and more

Need an Easter Basket Gift for a special boy in your life? Get Great Easter Basket Ideas for Boys that they will be excited to get. There are a lot of neat selections including many more than those shown on the image. Click to see them all.



Friday 3rd of April 2015

These ideas were the best. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila Rogers

Friday 3rd of April 2015

Thanks Debbie!


Thursday 12th of March 2015

We never got Easter baskets growing up - I might start the tradition with my kiddos though when they're older. I love the idea of putting books in - I'll look those up on Amazon as they're perfect for my friend's children. And I love that the LEGO has a bunny in it!

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 15th of March 2015

Hi Clare, Always interesting to hear what other families do. Books are my favorite for basket fillers and I too love that bunny!


Wednesday 11th of March 2015

We love Lego City! I haven't see the Easter Egg edition yet, but Lego will for sure be in our Easter baskets this year. Thanks for the great ideas.

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 15th of March 2015

Hi Marie! LEGO pretty much always makes it into our baskets--such a nice Easter bunny :)

Cindy Howell

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

We always include non-candy items in our boys' Easter baskets. Thank you for the suggestions!

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 15th of March 2015

You are most welcome Cindy, thanks for stopping by.