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Eggcellent Easter Guides for 2023

With Easter quickly approaching, we wanted to offer you some NON candy ideas to fill your little one's baskets this year. All of these toys are tried and true and get the Toy Testing Sisters stamp of approval. We tried to stick with items under the $25 price range and love selecting a few to add to our kids baskets that won't break the first day and will be used throughout the year. "Hoppy" Shopping!


  1. Cuddle and Kind Minis: Worth the splurge and the minis are great for small hands to love and cuddle. This new line includes so many animals to pick from.

  2. Spinner by Fat Brain: Whenever we go to a party, this is the item we always grab! It’s a hit for babies up to 3 year olds! Kids love watching the discs spin down!

  3. Puzzle by Lovevery: This simple puzzle is great for fine motor skills and the knobs make it easy for them to grab.

  4. Rainbow: Silicon stackers are great because littles love to put in their mouth! They can chew and enjoy stacking!

  5. Mini Silks by Sarah's Silks: Sarah’s silks offers mini silks! We love to put in a tissue box so they can pull out! They are also great to keep in the car seat!

  6. Dimpl Popper by Fat Brain Toys: Another fan fav here! This is great to keep in the diaper bag and car! Littles love to press the dimples and the colors are bright!

  7. Bunny by Jelly Cat: If you are looking for the softest stuffy, jelly cat is the only company we have found! Perfect size for babies too! Grab this one fast! The bunnies won’t last.

  8. Innybin by Fat Brain Toys: This shape sorter is a hit! Littles can push and pull the shakes out of the box. The stretchy bands offer some resistance but fun at the same time.

  9. Beaded Raindrops by Hape: We love this rattle from Hape. Your baby will be mesmerized watching the beads go back and forth.

  10. Soft Fruit Basket by Melissa and Doug: Great for throwing, sucking, and playing! This set it excellent for babies because they can squish and easily pick up.

  11. Baby Stella Doll: We are constantly recommending this soft baby doll. She has a magnetic pacifier which our kids LOVE and you can purchase accessories for her to go along.

  12. Manhattan Toy Rattle: This baby rattle is a favorite of all of our kids. It is easy to grasp and can be thrown in the freezer for a teething baby.

  13. Amazon PJ's: These Amazon Pajamas cannot be beat! The quality is unreal for the price. The fabric is a buttery smooth, stretchy material that doesn't wrinkle or fade. You'll thank us for these! Comes in sizes 6mo-12yr.

  14. Beach Toys: These toys can be used at the splash pad, pool, or the beach. We love the collapsable bucket for easy storage.

  15. Jelly Sucker Toys: These toys are so addicting to use. They stick to any smooth surface and are the perfect size for little ones to grab.


  1. Aqua Brush by Kanga Toys: We love these religious themed “water wow” books! This one is the New Testament. These are great for church, car, and travel!

  2. Calico Critters: Our girls love their Calico Critters! This bunny set is perfect for Easter! Calico Critters are great for so many “doll house” set ups!

  3. Princess Art Kit by Melissa and Doug: This draw and create art set is awesome because the case keeps everything contained! It includes a white board, supplies, magnets, and a booklet with how to draw and learning games.

  4. Rainbow Playsilk by Sarah's Silks: If you don’t have silks, now is the time! They are perfect for dress-up and imaginative/open-ended play! There are so many sizes, colors, and designs to pick from.

  5. Baby Stella by Manhattan Toys: Baby Stella is the perfect starter doll! She she is soft and the magnetic binky is a win! This line of dolls is awesome because they have darling clothing and accessories.

  6. Makeup by Plan Toys: Mess-free makeup for the win! This set is darling and excdellent for pretend makeup play on kids, dolls, and stuffed animals.

  7. Zingo: Our favorite family game for littles! This is one of our favs because everyone can play! It’s like bingo with a zing—it will be a hit.

  8. Watering Can by Green Toys: Spring is coming so get ready for some dirt digging and mud play! This garden set from Green Toys is excellent quality and perfect for exploring fun!

  9. Egg Puzzle by Driddle for Little: These color and shape sorting eggs are great for fine motor skills, color recognition, and shape identification. They come in a cute egg carton too! You can also cook these up in the play kitchen!

  10. Easter Book by Babylit: Babylit has the cutest alphabet Easter book! This is great for learning letters and it’s all associated with Easter.

  11. Stuffies from Cuddle and Kind: Yes, they are worth the splurge! Caroline sleeps with her two stuffies every night! They are beautifully crafted and will be loved!

  12. Dough from MackidsKit: This dough is bright and excellent for sensory play! We love this dough shop because of the quality and long-lasting shelf-life.

  13. Hedgehog by Learning Resources: Littles can learn their 50 first words while improving fine motor skills. This is one of our favorite educational toys.

  14. Alphabet Tracing Board by Creative Learning Co: If you love inserts, this letter insert is awesome for practicing letter tracing! You can do so many fun activities like incorporating color, small world objects, and books!

  15. Chalk Crayons: These are our favorite art medium! They don’t leave chalk residue and can be used on pretty much any art surface!


  1. Swords by Formidable Toys: I never thought sword fighting would be such a good workout! These swords are beyond cool and mix movement and imaginative play! You can even customize the different pieces of your sword. Save 10% with code TOYTESTINGSISTERS

  2. Paint by Stickers: These sticker books are always a fan favorite! They are great for keeping kids busy and perfect for church and trips!

  3. Lava Lamp: Lava lamps have made their comeback! We love the rainbow design with this one but there are tons of color options out there! These also make for great nightlights!

  4. Tech Deck: Another toy come back with tech deck. Charlie loves using these and they are perfect for older boys. It’s also a great fidget toy to keep hands busy.

  5. The Magnificent Book of Dangerous Animals: Charlie’s grandparents gave him this book for Vday! It’s an easy read and includes really cool facts about the most dangerous animals on earth.

  6. Car Puzzle by Ravensburger: We have tested many of these 3D puzzles! They are awesome because you can display when finished! If your kid loves to build, this is a fun challenge.

  7. 3D Pen: Your kids can create 3D art with this pen! It includes the filament and a stencil book! Kids can get so creative with this and the price point is low!

  8. Skull King by Grandpa Becks: This game is a little advanced but it’s no a total blast! We would recommend for kid’s 7+! If you have a kid who loves strategy, they can start playing at a younger age. Save 15% with code TOYTESTINGSISTERS

  9. Pod swing: Create a lounge space in your kid’s room with a pod swing! Kids can read, relax, and do homework in their swing.

  10. Kraken by Hex Bug: This remote controlled hex bug is creepy but so soothing at the same time! It crawls across the floor with ease and charges easily!

  11. NFL Flags: Charlie has become a huge NFL fan. He used these flags in so many ways—conferences, rankings, and games. These are perfect for any sports fan.

  12. Two Bros Bows: This bow set is awesome because the arrows shoot far and are soft! You do need strength to shoot so we recommend 5+! This is a great outdoor toy and something we always grab for bday parties!

  13. Paper Airplanes: Who doesn’t love a good paper airplane? Santa brought this to Charlie and it was put to good use! This set comes with folding instructions for creating some cool planes!

  14. Brain Teaser Logic by LittleAge: This brain teaser puzzle is a blast and can grow with your kids. We would recommend the beginner level start at age 5. The goal of the puzzle is to create the images from the object puzzle pieces provided.

  15. Coloring with Clay by Faber Castell: Clay is always a hit and this set is cool because it includes the sensory experience of clay. The kit includes animal canvases and all the clay you need to create your artwork!

  1. Live Butterfly Garden: This butterfly garden contains live caterpillars for your little one to watch and help grow. It comes with everything you need to help them thrive, and even instructions to help with the release process. We have used this kit and love it!

  2. Water bottle: These water bottles are the off brand of the Stanley cups but we like them MORE! They keep water cold and the stainless steel material is easy to clean and safe for kids to drink from.

  3. Smiley Slippers: These slippers are a total hit for the "big" kids! They are comfortable and more than cute.

  4. Pierced Co. Earrings: This company makes our FAVORITE earrings. They have screw on backs which means they can be slept in and worn all day and night. They are also perfect for sensitive ears. Use code: TOYTESTINGSISTERS at checkout for 20% offf your purchase!

  5. Letter Tracer: These tracers are fun and addictive. Let your kids practice letters or use play-doh to fill in the impressions.

  6. Telephone Bag: This bag literally turns your cellphone into a portable phone! It includes a plug that can be connected to a phone which means you can actually take calls right from the BAG.

  7. Aaron's Thinking Putty: This putty is our favorite and for good reason. It has the best texture, scents, and the quality is great. This 4 pack would be perfect to buy and split up into multiple baskets.

  8. Brain Flakes: 500 brain flakes to keep your kids building and creating. These are the perfect stem toy that can be used all the way into adulthood.

  9. Thready Box: This is a sewing subscription box that we have fallen in love with. It includes everything you need to complete basic sewing crafts at home. This kit comes in both a kid and teen version.

  10. Brain Teaser Game: Mandy has a 5 and 7 yr old that play this game non stop. It is essentially a matching/puzzle game. They cannot get enough of it, and the quality is excellent.

  11. Hatching Unicorn: Over 11K 5 star reviews on Amazon. This is a unicorn hatching toy that you submerge in water and watch come to life before your very eyes.

  12. Piggie Paints Nail Polish: The only nail polish you should use! It's as clean and safe as mud. You won't be worried about any of the ingredients and it smells DELICIOUS.

  13. Unicorn Horn Chalk: No kid is too big for chalk, especially UNICORN chalk. This 3 pack is so cute and gives you a chance to help get your kids outside.

  14. Necklace Kit: This kit from Melissa and Doug comes with everything you need to make multiple necklace creations. The strings have a hard tip which makes lacing the beads a breeze.

  15. The "Stuff" Bag: This toiletry bag is a "dupe" for the Lucky Clover brand but for a fraction of the cost. The quality is excellent and it's the prefect item for loose toys, pencils, or makeup.

  1. Bath Toys: Playmobil launched a line of bath toys and we are dying! They are so cute and can come apart for and easy wash.

  2. Peter Rabbit Tonies: If you own a Tonie Box then this toy is for you! The perfect story for Easter has to be Peter Rabbit.

  3. Bubble Blaster: This bubble blaster is from Walmart and we LOVE it. Load it up with whatever bubble solution you have lying around the house and your kids will go crazy having "bubble wars".

  4. Tilt Scooter: This scooter is the BEST gift for littles. The tilting motion is a lot easier for them to master than the traditional turn scooter. This one from Amazon doesn't break the bank and has gone through all of our kids.

  5. Shark Helmet: We know safety comes first but why not make it fun? This shark helmet has tons of good reviews and is just SO CUTE! The exact one pictured is out of stock so we linked a similar one that might even be cooler.

  6. Teeter POPper Rocker: This toy is similar to the wobble board but makes the funnest popping noises as it suctions on and off the ground. It does need to be used on a smooth surface but is so much fun.

  7. Spin Copter: These toys are small but mighty. They can soar up to 150 ft. and have a built in LED light that makes them even more fun to use at night.

  8. Spot It: If you haven't tried out this game it's not too late. It is an all time favorite of our families and is easy for every member of the family to play.

  9. Lacing Cards: This lace and trace set from Melissa and Doug is the perfect toy to work on hand eye coordination and all those fine motor skills. Watch your kids be instantly mesmerized by this simple toy.

  10. Animal TOOBs: These figurings come in these plastic tubes and can be easily taken on the go or used in a sensory table. We love the quality and size from Safari LDT.

  11. Wonder Stix: Our favorite art medium. These chalk sticks can be used almost anywhere! They are washable and glide so easily for the perfect application.

  12. Star Skytail: This skytail is from Sarah's Silks which means the quality cannot be beat. Made out of 100% mulberry silk it is soft, beautiful, and so much fun to throw.

  13. Amazon PJ's: These Amazon Pajamas cannot be beat! The quality is unreal for the price. The fabric is a buttery smooth, stretchy material that doesn't wrinkle or fade. You'll thank us for these! Comes in sizes 6mo-12yr.

  14. Wee Baby Fella Doll: This baby doll is so soft and perfect for any future mommy or daddy! The magnetic binky makes it so entertaining for kids to snap on and off the mouth.

  15. Suction Toys: These are a knock off squigz but still so good! They come in a mini egg which makes them the perfect toy for Easter.

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