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    22 Things Under $10 To Put In An Easter Basket That Aren't Candy

    Candy is delicious, but maybe you want your kid to go to sleep sometime this century.

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    1. A llama-centric board book with easy rhymes and easy-to-grip pages for little kids.

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    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. Or a Paw Patrol board book in case your kid can't get enough of those pups. (And who can blame them?!)

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    Get it from Amazon for $6.28.

    3. An egg hunt Lego set to keep the kids occupied after your IRL hunt concludes.

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    Includes an adult and child mini figure and three locations! Ages 7+.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

    4. A dino egg and puzzle for an eggcellent new take on the standard plastic Easter egg.

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    Suitable for ages 3+.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    5. Brain teasers for your smarty pants who might just be my boss one day because they're *that* smart.

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    Includes 120 cards with multiple questions and activities on each one.

    Promising review: "I bought these cards for my 3.5-year-old grandson and another set for his 4-year-old twin cousins. They are just the right level for all 3 kids...some easy, some more challenging which is what I wanted. It enables them to be successful while still learning some new material. Since it is not a 'game' with a start and finish, we can grab the cards and spend 5 minutes or half an hour depending on the situation (and attention span at the moment!). I will most certainly buy the higher age levels as they grow." —E. Hewett

    Get it from Amazon for $8.81 (available in kindergarten or preschool).

    6. Jumping chick toys that'll wind up for lots and lots of fun!

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    Suitable for ages 3+.

    Get six from Amazon for $12.99. (OK, this set is more than $10 but you can split them up between all the kids' baskets!)

    7. A soft lamb rattle in case this is your kiddo's first Easter but you don't want them to feel left out of the basket treasure trove.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99. And also check out a similar pink bunny.

    8. Or a textured carrot teether if you'd rather die than hear another rattle in your life.

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    BTW, it's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    9. An Easter drawing book because bunnies can be hard to draw if you're out of practice!

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    Promising review: "This has lots of great little illustrations on how to draw carrots, bunnies, eggs, and more. Each picture has at least three steps in it and many have five or more. It's great for kids who want to learn to draw. It's even good for adults who might want to try it. On the left side is the step-by-step directions, and on the right side is a full page to practice. The drawings are really cute too." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. And some scented pencils decked out in bunnies, bumble bees, butterflies, and other spring-y creatures because everyone could always use some fresh writing utensils.

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    Suitable for ages 3+.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A family-friendly card game with easy-to-learn rules and a range of 2–7 players so all the cousins can get in on the fun.

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    And the average play time is 7–14 minutes so you won't be in for another Monopoly-like marathon. Ages 6+.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my grandson who was turning seven. He loves playing it with his friends, family, and with me! It's simple enough that we could jump right into the game without spending time reading instructions, and then we added the 'challenges' after a few rounds. Lots of fun for everyone!" —C. Cozzens

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A cute bird whistle that probably won't get on your nerves, but no promises! (Reviewers say it's not too shrill!)

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    Suitable for ages 3+.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    13. Baby animal sheet masks you can split between the grown-ups' and older kids' baskets.

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    I've given the pug mask (you can buy here solo) as gifts several times and it's always a hit!

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A dessert kitty even the most vocal cat hater would be hard-pressed to not adore.

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    FYI, this only includes one randomly chosen one figurine.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A stuffed frog big enough to take up lots of space in their Easter basket, which means a lot less candy.

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    Suitable for ages 3+ months.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99. Also check out a similar lamb and duckling.

    16. Foam letters and numbers that'll spell out loads of learning and fun during bath time. (FYI, they stick to wet bath surrounds!)

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    And the set comes with a mesh bag that'll help you store *and* dry them out. Ages 1+.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. And colorful bath drops to make tub time even more of an event!

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    Reviewers not that they won't stain your tub! Ages 3+.

    Promising review: "I got it as a gift for my nephew and he became addicted. He absolutely loves it. It has not broken him out or caused any rashes. It does not dye his skin or the bathtub at all. It just washes away clean like nothing was ever there. I’ve had to buy so many jars of this since because he wants to use it all the time and mix different colors. Don’t stick your hand in the jar while wet or the little tablets will bleed color onto each other. It made my nephew excited for bath time and it made him behave better. If he did good he could 'get colors,' if not he was on 'color punishment.'" —Star

    Get 60 tablets from Amazon for $6.60.

    18. 500 Easter stickers you can spread out over a few years' worth of Easter baskets because 500 is a lot!!!

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    Suitable for ages 3+.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.70.

    19. Zoo animal erasers they could also use as playthings!

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    Get them from Amazon for $6.50.

    20. A farting animals coloring book that'll elicit all kinds of giggles from anyone obsessed with potty humor.

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    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    21. A 10-pack of Play-Doh because it's still fun to play with all these years later, even if your kid has access to all the cool and exciting video games in the world.

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    Suitable for ages 2+.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    22. And some Cadbury drinking chocolate that isn't technically candy, but perhaps the next best thing.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is delicious. It smells great just whiffing from the can, and it tastes great with milk or water. You only need about 2 heaping spoonfuls in a regular coffee mug to get a nice strong taste. I'm addicted." —Strike Commando

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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