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The Best Easter Basket For 1 Year Old Boy Ideas in 2024

Inside: What do you put in a year olds Easter Basket? I’ve got you covered with the Best Easter Basket For 1 Year Old Boy Ideas in 2024. This is a complete list of the top picks of everything you need to make your baby boy’s first Easter special!

Easter Basket Stuffers For 1 Year Old Boy

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I get it; you want to celebrate your baby’s first Easter with your kiddo and start the traditions on Easter morning. But what do you put in a 1 year olds easter basket?! It’s much easier with older kids, but with a little one, it can get trickier. It’s always a bit of a puzzle, right? What do you put in a 1-year-old’s Easter basket that’s both fun and appropriate? Well, I’ve got some great ideas that’ll make your little guy’s first Easter as special as it should be! 

So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect Easter basket for your 1-year-old boy, you’re in the right place. 


  • What Makes a Perfect Easter Basket for Little Boys?
  • Easter Basket Ideas for 1 Year Old Boy Top Picks
  • Educational Toys
  • Bath Time Fun
  • Books for Little Minds
  • Soft and Cuddly Friends
  • Outdoor Adventure Gear
  • Creative Play Options
  • Final Thoughts

What Makes a Perfect Easter Basket for 12-Month Old Boys?

Choosing the best Easter basket for a 1-year-old boy is not just about chucking in a bunch of stuff and calling it a day. You’ve got to think about what’s safe, fun, and perfect for his age. 

You know how it is – at this age, they’re super curious, always grabbing at things with different shapes and textures. 

Plus, their attention span? Short as a bunny hop, lol! 

So, picture this…


You mix in some sippy cups or snack containers, maybe with cute Easter bunnies or colorful easter eggs on them. These aren’t just fun items; they’re super practical, too.

And let’s not forget about books or toys. They’re great for a bit of learning and a lot of fun – definitely some of the best Easter gifts.

You want to make this basket a real treasure trove. Think about throwing in some soft plush toys or bubble bath – they’re like the jelly beans of Easter basket fillers, always a hit.

And hey, this is the perfect time to add something a bit more lasting, something that’s not just great for Easter Sunday but for days after. Durable, high-quality stuff that can stand up to all the excitement.

In short, you want your little one’s basket to be a mix of immediate excitement and stuff that lasts.

It’s all about making this Easter a really special time for him.

Below, I’ll share with you my favorite gift ideas for younger babies.

Easter Basket Ideas for 1 Year Old Boy: Top Picks

Now, let’s dive into some adorable and fun Easter basket ideas for one-year-old boys.


For a gift basket for a 1-year-old boy, why not include some educational toys?


Wooden puzzles are a great way to develop problem-solving skills. Look for puzzles with big pieces that are easy for little hands to grasp. These are not only fun additions but also help in developing fine motor skills. Here are my top picks:

Melissa & Doug Jumbo Animals 2-Pack 

Melissa & Doug Old MacDonald’s Farm Sound Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Vehicles Sound Puzzle

Dailyfunn Montessori Toy Shape Peg Puzzle

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Farm Animal Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Old MacDonald's Farm Sound Puzzle - Farm Animal Toys, Sound Puzzles For Toddlers And Kids Ages 2+


Stacking toys are another great option for an educational toy. Here is a great option:
hahaland Stacking Toys for Toddlers 1-3 – Stacking Cups

Aigybobo Montessori Toys for 1 Year Baby

Hahaland Stacking Cups

Wooden Shape Sorting & Ring Stacking

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks

Gopo Stacking and Sorting Peg Board

Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks - Stack And Sort , ABC Learning , Stackable Toys For Toddlers Ages 2+


Also, anything that promotes talking is fantastic, like Disney’s Hooyay. I also swear by the LeapFrog interactive books. My son is 3 years old and still loves to play with his. 

LeapFrog 100 Words and 100 Animals Book Set

Disney Hooyay Find and Play Tablet

LeapFrog 100 Words and 100 Animals Book Set (Frustration Free Packaging)


Selecting things from the Practical list is a great way to get your baby things that he needs. Think sippy cups, toddler plates and utensils, his favorite snacks, maybe even a chocolate bunny?

Baby Shark Thermos Insulated Sippy Cup

Munchkin® Click Lock™ Bite Proof Sippy Cup

Philips Avent My Grippy Spout Sippy Cup

Zak Designs Kids Dinnerware

Funware Construction Truck Dinnerware Set

Gerber Snacks Arrowroot Biscuits

Happy Baby Organics Yogis

Happy Baby Organic Superfood Puffs

Chocolate Bunny

THERMOS FUNTAINER 12 Ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Kids Straw Bottle, Baby Shark

Bath Time Fun

Bath toys make a great Easter basket stuffer for 1-year-old boys. Not only do they make bath time much more fun, but they also provide an opportunity for learning different textures and shapes. Cute rubber ducks, boats, or even bubble machines can turn a regular bath into a fun-filled experience

Nuby Floating Purple Octopus

GoodLogo Waterfall station

ZHENDUO Interactive Whale Baby Bath Toy

Munchkin® Fishin’™ Magnetic Bath Toy

Munchkin® Float & Play Bubbles™

Sassy Whirling Waterfall Suction Toy 

The B. Fish and Splish Boat 

B. toys- Water Play Bath Toy Set – Baby Bath Toys – Boat & Accessories - Tub Toys For Toddlers, Kids –Fish & Splish- 1 Year +

Books for Little Minds

Board books are a fantastic gift idea for a 1-year-old boy. They are durable, which is perfect for little hands that might not be so gentle yet. Choose books with bright colors and simple stories to catch their attention. Books with finger-puppet arms or flashing lights can be a big hit, too.

Sandra Boynton’s books are always a YES in our household. Honestly, any book from here will be a hit with your little one, but these box sets are a great way to get the top picks all in one.

Boynton’s Greatest Hits: The Big Blue Box

Boynton’s Greatest Hits: The Big Yellow Box

Boynton’s Greatest Hits: The Big Green Box

Boynton's Greatest Hits The Big Blue Box (Boxed Set): Moo, Baa, La La La!; A to Z; Doggies; Blue Hat, Green Hat

My First Library is another amazing option to help promote your baby’s speech and connect real-life things with words.

My First Library : Boxset of 10 Board Books for Kids (My First Book of)

Dr. Seuss also has a great box set for the Bright and Early line. It includes Hop on Pop, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; Ten Apples Up On Top!; The Shape of Me and Other Stuff.

The Little Blue Boxed Set of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss: Hop on Pop; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; Ten Apples Up On Top!; The Shape of ... Other Stuff (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

Soft and Cuddly Friends

Every little boy needs a cuddly friend. A cute stuffed animal makes a great Easter basket filler and a perfect gift for your little guy. Choose something soft with cute designs, perhaps even featuring their favorite characters from nursery rhymes or children’s shows.

Puppy Squishmallow

Dinosaur Squishmallow

Monsters Inc. Sully Squishmallow

Melissa & Doug Burrow Bunny Rabbit Stuffed Animal

Muiteiur Dinosaur Stuffed Animal 

Squishmallows 10" Sassafras The St. Bernard Dog - Officially Licensed Kellytoy Plush - Collectible Soft & Squishy Puppy Stuffed Animal Toy - Add to Your Squad - Gift for Kids, Girls & Boys - 10 Inch

Outdoor Adventure Gear

For the adventurous little one, items like rain boots or a small toy suitable for outdoor activities can be a great Easter gift. It’s a fun way to encourage outdoor play and exploration, whether it’s during Easter egg hunts or just a day out in the park.

My son had these pair of rain boots and wore them EVERYWHERE until he couldn’t fit into them any longer. 


Lone Cone Rain Boots with Easy-On Handles in Fun Patterns for Toddlers and Kids, Puddle-a-Saurus Dinosaur, 10 Toddler

Bubbles and bubble wands

Mickey Mouse Bubble Wand

Fubbles Bubbles No-Spill Bubbles

Dinosaur Bubble Gun

Bubble Blowing Fire Engine Toy Truck

Little Kids Disney Mickey Mouse Light and Sound Musical Bubble Wand, Includes Bubble Solution, Multi (20511)

A wheelbarrow or wagon

 I love this idea because you can actually use it in lieu of an Easter basket! 

Kids Gardening Tool Set with Wheelbarrow

Green Toys Wagon

Little Tikes Lil’ Wagon

Radio Flyer My 1st Wagon with Beach and Garden Tools, 2-in-1 Wagon, Ages 1-4 , Red

Creative Play Options

Play dough, sidewalk chalk, and simple craft sets are great Easter basket ideas for one-year-old boys. They offer a fun way to engage in creative play and are perfect for developing their imagination and creativity.

Sidewalk chalk

​Paw Patrol Puffy Sticker books

Coloring book

Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol Restickable Puffy Stickers 3-Pack – Adventure Bay, Jake’s Mountain, Jungle - PAW Patrol-Themed Resuable Sticker Activity Sets For Kids

Wrapping Up: The Best Easter Basket for 1-Year-Old Boy Ideas in 2024

So there you have it, a foolproof list of items to add to your baby boy’s Easter Basket.

 The best Easter basket for a 1-year-old boy is all about understanding what benefits him the most. Whether it’s their first Easter basket or a carefully curated selection of toys and books, it’s a great opportunity to make this special occasion memorable.

Remember, the perfect Easter basket for your little boy combines fun, learning, and a sprinkle of Easter magic. From bath toys to board books, each item can add a unique touch to your baby’s first Easter celebration. 

Happy Easter shopping, and here’s to a joyous Easter morning with your little one!

Did you find this list useful? Are you getting anything from the list? Would you add anything to the list? What is going in your son’s Easter basket? I would love to hear from you in the comments! 


About Morgan Wender

I’m a boy mom, dog mom, bee mom, lover of all things Disney, and lover of making the best out of this chaotic life of mine. I created this platform to share my life, and help normalize “big topic” motherhood issues. I hope you enjoy my mix of life, love, levity, and everything in between.Now that you know a little about me, I would love to know more about you! Find me over on Instagram, and shoot me a DM if you would like to chat!the journey

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