20 Eco-Friendly Products To Put In Your Easter Basket
Easter is such a fun holiday with the Easter egg hunts and the Easter bunny and all the egg dying! But it can also be a pretty wasteful holiday, one that’s full of all sorts of single-use plastics and materials that are no good for the environment. We should be making efforts to ensure all of our holidays are as environmentally-friendly as possible, and there’s no time like the present to start.
If you’re not sure where you can begin when it comes to being environmentally conscious during the holidays, we’ve got you covered with this list! From cutting back on the plastic eggs to ensuring the Bunny is bringing gifts that are going to last, this list has what you need to make this year’s Easter baskets the best yet!
This Egg Is a Sure Hit
This egg is going to be a sure hit with your favorite dino-loving kiddos. It’s Easter-themed, but it’s something they’re going to love anytime because they get to watch the egg dissolve away to reveal a super cool dino inside. The Easter bunny will get a definite win if he leaves this bad boy.
You Need This Natural Egg Dye
Not all families do this, but my family puts our dyed eggs into our Easter baskets. Which is why I’m recommending this dye — it’s a great, natural option for something that’s going to go in your Easter baskets. It’s a simple way to ensure that your holiday is as eco-friendly as possible without having to sacrifice your favorite traditions.
An Egg-cellent Way to Cut Down on Waste
A great way to reduce your waste is to reduce your food waste, too, and boiling eggs every year that wind up getting thrown out or left to rot outside can be pretty wasteful. That’s why we’ve switched to using these wooden eggs as often as we can. The kids can paint them, and then we can keep them for years to come as treasured memories.
Gift Them Something Eco-Friendly
This shampoo and conditioner is super cool! They’re super eco-friendly because they don’t use any plastics, which means there’s nothing to throw away or recycle after you’re done with them. If you’re trying to create an Easter basket for a teen or adult, these are must-haves for packing in there.
An Easter Basket They Can Play With Forever
Instead of adding something eco-friendly, why not switch out their basket entirely? This soft Easter basket is a great way to avoid waste entirely and is the sort of thing they can play with for years after their first Easter, or the sort of gift you can pass on to your friends that are having a baby before next Easter!
Legos Are Never a Bad Idea
Truly! There’s never a bad time to gift Legos, and these Easter-themed Legos are the perfect eco-friendly addition to your kiddo’s basket this year. It’s the kind of gift that they’ll get plenty of use from for years to come, and one they can even incorporate into their current favorite Lego kit because bunnies are always a fun addition.
Replace Those Plastic Baskets
It might seem easier to run to the grocery store and buy them one of those pre-made, pre-wrapped Easter baskets, but those things are chock full of waste! Which is why you should replace those icky plastic baskets with something they can use for years and years to come, like these soft baskets that you can even use for something useful after they’re done scrounging for candy in their depths.
Give Them Something That Will Grow on Them
What’s more environmentally conscious than an Easter basket stuffer that will literally grow with them? This flower kit is a fun way to encourage your kids to participate in the environmental initiatives, and it’s not the sort of gift they’ll roll their eyes at, either. It’s one that they’ll enjoy watching through the entire process!
You Can't Have Easter Without Bunnies
A good, soft bunny is crucial to a good Easter! And this bunny is an adorable option for stuffing in their basket. And why would they ever get rid of this little guy? Spoiler alert; they won’t! And the best part? This adorable critter is made from recycled materials!
Recycling Is the Name of the Game
I love giving recycled gifts! They make me feel great about what I’m doing for the environment, and everyone loves receiving them. These adorable cards are made entirely from recycled paper, so you can stuff them into Easter baskets and know you’re doing your part for the environment in every way you can, even with the cards!
No More Plastic Grass
I know we all grew up with that plastic grass, but it’s time to let it go! It’s awful for the environment and it gets absolutely everywhere. Trade it out for this awesome, fully recyclable paper grass that’s going to look and feel so much better in every Easter basket you use it in.
Go Organic With This Lip Balm
EOS makes some incredible, organic products and this lovely lip balm is one of them. It comes in all sorts of flavors and colors so everyone can find something they love, and it makes a great faux egg to stuff in Easter baskets. I can’t tell you how many TikToks I’ve seen that refill these with all sorts of great stuff like homemade lip balms or deodorants.
These Carrots Are Much Sturdier Than Plastic Eggs
Plastic eggs are great and good, but they’re a little boring and they’re a little flimsy. These plastic carrots are an exciting and interesting choice you’ve likely never seen before, and they’re far sturdier than those thin plastic eggs you always use, so you can keep these around for years to come.
Lego Bunnies Never Go Out of Style
You can never go wrong with Legos! This adorable Lego bunny with tiny Lego eggs might not be as universally usable as the other on this list, but it’s still a great way to cut down on the sorts of things your kids will never use again and it can even be an Easter decoration the following year!
Holiday Hand Towels Are a Must
It might seem like the sort of thing your mom used to do (probably because it is), but it doesn’t mean it’s something you should skip out on! Holiday hand towels are one of the easiest ways to bring the holiday into your home without much effort, and they make a terrific basket stuffer for the teens or young adults you might be making a basket for — they can never have too many towels.
These Burt's Bees Lip Balm Sets Are so Great
Bees always remind me of spring, and bees make honey, and bees also make wax, and that beeswax is used to make Burt’s Bees fantastic lip balms and chapstick. And this year, they’ve decided to make adorable chapstick sets that already look Easter basket-ready so you can stuff them in and go; no muss, no fuss.
Try Something a Little Different This Year
You probably do the same exact thing every year, so why not try doing something entirely different? This Oreo cookie kit is an adorable basket stuffer that will change up the way you have been doing things and will give the kids something they can participate in, too. Plus, it’s entirely edible, so there’s no need to worry about unnecessary waste!
These Eggs Are Fun Forever
I’ve never seen fake eggs that are quite this cool. Because they’re not just wooden, they actually open, and then there’s a little yolk on the inside. How cool is that?! These make a great basket stuffer that’s very on-theme, not at all single-use, and is sure to entertain your kids for the next few years from Easter events to kitchen play-pretend.
This Fun Carrot Game is Great for Toddlers
Toddlers are all about learning how to use that hand-eye coordination and learning how to stack and place things. Which is why this carrot game is a must-buy for your little one’s Easter basket this year. You know they’ll use it for years and then you can pass it on to your friends with younger kids so it can be the gift that keeps on giving.
Eggs With a Surprise Inside
These aren’t your average eggs; they’re eggs with a surprise inside! These are a great basket option because they’re designed to help teach your children all about memory and matching and the insides aren’t just fun colors, they’re also different shapes so they can get the most learning out of them while they’re playing.