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Skip the traditional Easter basket this year in favor of these fun and creative alternative Easter basket containers! Here are 16 unique Easter basket ideas for the bunny to fill with goodies for Easter day!

16 alternative easter baskets

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Creative Easter Basket Ideas

I love getting my kids’ Easter baskets ready each year! The Easter Bunny fills them with goodies and then sends them on an Easter scavenger hunt with clues to solve along the way. It’s always SO much fun to watch the kids solve the riddles and hunt for their basket. And of course, everyone loves it when they find all their treats at the end!

This year I wanted to switch up the traditional woven basket and try something new. After all, half the fun for me in putting together an Easter basket is the presentation! So I went looking for unique Easter basket containers that could be used as a substitute for the traditional Easter bucket or basket.

I found some of the most creative ideas out there! There was everything from toys that can be used as containers to DIY baskets for the crafty type. Naturally, I wanted to share them all with you so that you can be as inspired as I was!

Here are 16 unique alternatives for your Easter basket container. Use these ideas to think outside the basket and have the bunny bring your sweetie something different this year!

Alternative Easter Basket Ideas

Check out these awesome ideas for unique Easter basket containers. Skip the basket this year in favor of one of these great ideas!

toy truck filled with small toys

Dump Truck Easter Basket

Little boys can never have too many cars and trucks! See how Making the World Cuter filled this dump truck with toys and treats for the little man in her life.

giant easter basket made from hula hoop and small swimming pool

Giant Easter Basket

Easter always means warmer weather is coming and what better way to prepare than with a swimming pool Easter basket? This idea from Living Locurto can be filled with so many spring and summer goodies!

garden themed easter basket in toy wagon

Garden Easter Basket

Along with warmer weather comes playing outside and working the garden. This garden wagon basket from Frog Snails and Puppy Dog Tails is filled with gardening tools that your kid will love! Plus, you’ll get a little helper for all that yard work, too!

trolls hair shaped easter basket

Trolls Movie Easter Basket

Trolls fans will love this hair-raising Trolls basket that The Keeper of the Cheerios put together. See how she made this adorable container using tulle and other supplies!

shopkins themed easter basket

Tutu Easter Basket

The girliest of girls will love this tutu alternative basket! The Denver Housewife shares how she made this tutu cute basket. You can also buy one here if you’re just not the crafty type!

upside down umbrella filled with toys

Umbrella Easter Baskets

If April showers bring May flowers where you live, then you’ll definitely want to do this umbrella Easter basket from Primal Dish. The kid’s bubble umbrellas are perfect for this and so cute!

rain boots stuffed with toys

Rain Boot Easter Basket

And don’t forget the rain boots! I adore this rain boot Easter basket idea from I Heart Arts and Crafts. This is a perfect way to gift kids a blend of what they need and want!

toy shopping cart filled with toys and clothes for a girl

Baby Gift Easter Basket

Younger kids will love seeing this shopping cart filled with stuff from Stayin’ Up with the Stanleys. Perfect for a toddler Easter basket!

easter basket made entirely from candy

Candy Easter Basket

Keep it simple and sweet with this candy alternative Easter basket idea from Passion for Savings. This is an easy way to gift a smaller sized Easter basket without any fuss.

football helmet filled with toys

Helmet Easter Basket

Sports fans will get a kick out of this helmet Easter basket from Fun Squared. It’s great for younger kids who are starting out in a new sport this Spring!

red wagon with toys

Little Red Easter Wagon

Little red wagons make an adorable alternative Easter basket container! They come in a variety of sizes so you can pick the one that’s perfect for your child.

beach towel and pool noodle easter basket

Pool Noodle Easter Basket

Get ready for some fun in the sun this Summer with this pool time Easter basket alternative. Down Home Inspiration made a container out of a beach towel and pool noodle and it is genius! This one works for kids of all ages.

unicorn easter basket

Unicorn Easter Bucket

Buckets make a great alternative Easter basket idea, and how pretty is this unicorn bucket? Fill it with Easter treats now and then they can use it to hunt for eggs and as a storage container later.

upcycled basketball easter basket held

Basketball Easter Basket

Mom Unleashed upcycled basketballs to make these unique basketball Easter baskets. My sports fanatics would love this crafty idea!

mickey and minnie easter baskets

Mickey & Minnie Easter Baskets

Take a traditional wicker basket and DIY it into a Mickey or Minnie Mouse container! See how This Fairy Tale Life made these with basic crafting supplies.

So, which one is your favorite? Are you going to try an alternative Easter basket this year?

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