Non-candy alternatives for your child's Easter basket

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Easter is just days away. And if your kids get candy overload from the Easter Bunny each year, we have some ideas for Easter basket fillers that aren't filled with sugar.

Lifestyle expert Valery Lodato gave us some ideas for unique and memorable gifts to put in your child's Easter basket.

For babies and toddlers:

Nested Bean's Flying Adventures of Bunny Gift Set is a soft and snuggly addition to your baby's first Easter basket! The 3 piece set includes the "Family" bunny board book which will introduce your baby to the joys of being in a family. Also included: a super-soft Bunnies by the Bay "Ittybitty Plush Rabbit." Finally, Nested Bean's bunny themed patented Zen Swaddle which helps babies feel like they are sleeping in their mother's arms, through the use of lightly weighted pads which rest on baby's chest and sides.


Mottos DIY Flips: Too old to swaddle? Check out the perfect new spring flip flop for little feet!! Mottos flip flops allow your toddler to show his or her moods and emotions on their feet with snap-out charms. These charms are east to snap in and out. Choose from hundreds of charms including adorable characters, soccer, flowers, peace sign and more! Each order comes with a retro case and two charms and more charms can be purchased separately. Normally $36.99. On sale now for $19.97 at

For boys:

Fill your tween or teen boy's basket with his favorite sports team's swag!!

'47 Brand has great licensed sports apparel. Big boys will go nuts for statement-making socks and home team tees! $18 and up.

Your boy may be too old for a bunny, so how about a sports- or college-themed blanket to cuddle up to when he's reading or watching a game? The Northwest is known for having some of the best blankets in the game. They're all crafted from the highest quality fabrics sourced from around the world. $24.95 and up at

How about a brand new, eco-savvy watch for spring? Your boy will love Water Powered Watches from Bedol! Just open back cap, put a tiny bit of tap water from your sink and the watch is powered by the water! The ions in water create a current to power the watch. After about six months, just change the water. That means there are no more batteries to pollute your local landfill. Plus, this watch is also water-proof, and comes in 8 cool colors - for $26 at

For girls:

Your girly girl will love this fun alternative to an ordinary Easter Basket - a super fun watermelon shaped bag from! We also adore's colorful, cute key chain pouch. It's perfect for a game of dress up!!

Eco-Princess Organics is a wonderful mom-run product line for girls who love to look glam!! Choose from an all- natural play makeup purse, lip shimmer, fun body glitter, water-based pink nail polish and pampering lavender bubble bath! Everything is safe from chemicals found in many grooming

Finally, for her head, Kitsch carries adorable headbands and fashionable bracelets that double as hair ties! They also have great jewelry and other fun accessories! See the whole line at: