Non-Candy Easter Gift Ideas

Non-Candy Easter Gift Ideas

This post is in partnership with Ravensburger toys and all opinions are my own. This post also uses Amazon.ca affilliate links

I don’t know about you but I am always looking for some non-candy Easter gift ideas to complement the eggs I hide around the house. Ravensburger toys check all the boxes to keep my kids entertained with puzzles, toys, and train tracks.

Let’s not sugar coat things, this last year has been hard. We’ve been home with the kids for over a year now and although it can get a bit much we’ve really enjoyed watching our kids grow. My kids are 6-12 and in normal times we would not get to spend this much time with them as we have and all of our relationships have improved. I’ve watched the older kids really step up with the younger ones and our little squad actually likes to hang out together still. So check out some of the toys we’ve been loving and stick around to the end of the post where you can win a bundle yourself (thanks Ravensburger!}.

Find all of these great non-candy Easter Gift Ideas in our Amazon Store!

Non-Candy Easter Gift Ideas

BRIO has this beautiful wooden railway starter set with an additional battery-operated steaming train. The railway set is so wonderful to allow kids to change things up and use their imagination to create tracks and stories. Add in that train that makes visible steam from its chimney and you’re guaranteeing hours of fun. I also love that these sets seem to last forever because their wooden and can withstand many children and years. You can purchase the BRIO items at specialty toy stores and this particular train and railway starter set here.

Non-Candy Easter Gift Ideas

Puzzles have always been something my children have enjoyed but over the pandemic, puzzles became almost like an escape. Ravensburger Children’s Puzzles (MSRP $17.99 – $18.99, Ages: 3+) offer so much variety with kids’ (and adults) skills and age groups in mind. These bright, bold, colourful designs feature animals, aquatic life, trucks, space, dinosaurs and much more. I love how my kids grab a puzzle and quietly spend some time figuring it out. It’s so satisfying to see it come together and there’s a special kind of happiness when that happens. You can purchase Ravensburger puzzles here.

My kids love the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set (MSRP $99.99, Ages: 8-12). It’s a really well-known modular marble run track. This allows kids to use magnetism and gravity as they design and build a vertical track. My four have a system in place where the older kids do the building of the tracks and the smaller kids run the races which seems to be working very well.

• Fosters STEM learning
• Develops problem-solving and critical thinking
• Encourages creativity and experimentation
• Build higher tracks much faster
• Incorporate new elements into your marble runs
• Compatible with all GraviTrax sets

You can find GraviTrax at Mastermind Toys, Toys R Us, Indigo and Amazon.


Our friends at Ravensburger have graciously offered our readers the chance to win a bundle of their toys. Included in the bundle are the Gravitrax Pro starter kit, 2 kids puzzles and 1 Disney Villainous Puzzle geared towards an older age group. This giveaway will run until April 9, 2021, and is only open to Canadian residents.

Ravensburger Toy Bundle

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This post is in partnership with Ravensburger toys and all opinions are my own. This post also uses Amazon.ca affilliate links

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Janet M
    March 27, 2021 / 9:58 am

    My granddaughter would love the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set as it would be educational and yet fun.

  2. Joanne darrell
    March 27, 2021 / 10:32 am

    We are excited by the puzzles.

  3. Audrey Stewart
    March 27, 2021 / 10:38 am

    I have one child who loves doing puzzles. We are always buying them for her.

  4. Ashley Walterson
    March 27, 2021 / 11:00 am

    I’m such a huge fan of including educational (and fun) toys when I buy gifts for my son. These products look amazing, and I feel puzzles are fun for the whole family. I have a few Ravensburger puzzles at home which my son just loves!

  5. j cabral
    March 27, 2021 / 11:04 am

    We are excited by the puzzles.

  6. Rosanne Robinson
    March 27, 2021 / 11:31 am

    My grandson would enjoy all of these fun educational toys. The Gravitrax Pro starter kit is my favourite.

  7. Angela
    March 27, 2021 / 11:54 am

    This would be awesome for my grandkids

  8. Jenness M
    March 27, 2021 / 12:33 pm

    My daughter would love the puzzles!

  9. Jayamuni Silva
    March 27, 2021 / 12:41 pm

    My toddler is too young for these toys. Me and my wife will definitely enjoy the puzzles.

  10. Jeffrey Liu
    March 27, 2021 / 1:08 pm

    Definitely GraviTrax PRO because it is a toy that all ages can enjoy.

  11. Emily B
    March 27, 2021 / 1:44 pm

    Definitely excited about the gravitrax! So cool.

  12. Shirley O
    March 27, 2021 / 1:50 pm

    We are excited about the puzzles.

  13. mikelikes
    March 27, 2021 / 2:15 pm

    I like those trains

  14. Heather Swanson
    March 27, 2021 / 2:24 pm

    GraviTrax would be so much fun !

  15. jan
    March 27, 2021 / 2:49 pm

    We love puzzles here a lot, but that GraviTrax looks super interesting.

  16. Stephen
    March 27, 2021 / 3:29 pm

    GraviTrax would be great!

  17. Joanne Elford
    March 27, 2021 / 3:48 pm

    The kids would love the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set. I wish they had those kind of toys when I was a kid! 💙

  18. Melinda
    March 27, 2021 / 4:02 pm

    My kids would love the Gravitrax Pro starter kit.

  19. Kam
    March 27, 2021 / 4:31 pm

    I think my daughter would enjoy the Gravitrax Pro the most!!

  20. Cyrille
    March 27, 2021 / 5:02 pm

    My boys love the Gravitrax!

  21. Julie F
    March 27, 2021 / 5:25 pm

    Definitely the puzzles!

  22. Grace S.
    March 27, 2021 / 6:00 pm

    The Gravitrax looks very interesting and fun.

  23. Isabella S
    March 27, 2021 / 6:21 pm

    I’m excited to try out the GraviTrax Pro!

  24. Yvonne Hessels
    March 27, 2021 / 6:22 pm

    What fun looking entertainment.

  25. Michael E
    March 27, 2021 / 6:54 pm

    We love Gravitrax and would really love to add to our collection!

  26. Sandra McG
    March 27, 2021 / 7:29 pm

    I think I am the most excited about the Gravitrax. looks like a lot of fun for the whole family…..including Grandma and Grandpa!! I think my granddaughter would love this!

  27. Betty Spry
    March 27, 2021 / 7:35 pm

    I am so excited about the BRIO wooden railway starter set having smoke come out of the stack will be exciting. The girls would love it.

  28. Paula G
    March 27, 2021 / 8:38 pm

    The GraviTrax looks like a great toy for my 2 grandsons!

  29. Donna L.
    March 27, 2021 / 8:44 pm

    I’m excited about the Gravitrax Pro starter kit.

  30. Heather Ritz
    March 27, 2021 / 8:47 pm

    love puzzles

  31. Owen D
    March 27, 2021 / 8:49 pm

    GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set

  32. Linda H
    March 27, 2021 / 9:02 pm

    My grandchildren would love the puzzles.

  33. Nicole J
    March 27, 2021 / 9:28 pm

    My son would love the Gravitrax Pro starter kit. It looks like a ton of fun!

  34. Susanne C
    March 27, 2021 / 10:11 pm

    My grandsons would love all the toys especially the puzzles.

  35. John C
    March 27, 2021 / 11:02 pm

    I love the BRIO wooden railway starter set because train toys are my kid is into everything trains right now.

  36. Douglas Orlowski
    March 27, 2021 / 11:15 pm

    GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set. Good for friends’ 4 and 10 year olds…

  37. Samrin K
    March 28, 2021 / 12:10 am

    My daughter will love the Ravensburger Children’s Puzzles.

  38. Carole D
    March 28, 2021 / 12:32 am

    The GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set sounds like lots of fun! It is new to us. We would love everything in the Ravensburger Toy Bundle. Thank you for the chance.

  39. Sandra Tang
    March 28, 2021 / 1:32 am

    My kids would be most excited about the GraviTrax!

  40. Bonnie Humphrey
    March 28, 2021 / 7:36 am

    Love Ravensburg puzzles

  41. Catherine L.
    March 28, 2021 / 7:53 am

    My grandchildren love puzzles so they would enjoy this entire package.

  42. March 28, 2021 / 8:30 am

    Gravitrax is wonderful

  43. Lisa Giewercer
    March 28, 2021 / 8:40 am

    I am most excited about gravitrax

  44. Florence Cochrane
    March 28, 2021 / 8:43 am

    My grandchildren love puzzles. I am excited for the Ravensburger puzzles

  45. Rachel C.
    March 28, 2021 / 9:41 am

    Th GraviTrax set looks so cool — even I want to get my hands on it to play!

  46. LisaM
    March 28, 2021 / 11:46 am

    I think the Gravitrax would be a big hit in this house!

  47. Elaine G
    March 28, 2021 / 12:38 pm

    Excited for the GraviTrax PRO

  48. Cheryl Germain
    March 28, 2021 / 1:54 pm

    I’m most excited about the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set. This would be a fun and educational set, suitable for a variety of ages within a family.

  49. Debbie Beattie
    March 28, 2021 / 2:03 pm

    I think the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set because it’s for older kids and hopefully you can get them away from technology for a while

  50. ivy pluchinsky
    March 28, 2021 / 2:13 pm

    Love the Ravensburger Children’s Puzzles

  51. Joni
    March 28, 2021 / 2:52 pm

    I’m excited for the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set

  52. Denise M
    March 28, 2021 / 4:18 pm

    I am most excited about the Gravitrax Pro starter kit. I think my son would love this toy.

  53. Richard Macdonald
    March 28, 2021 / 4:32 pm

    The gravitrax looks really cool!

  54. Marina Bird
    March 28, 2021 / 6:10 pm

    Have great-grandsons who would love this prize

  55. babysquirrel
    March 28, 2021 / 10:25 pm

    The Gravitrax Pro starter kit is my favourite.

  56. March 29, 2021 / 1:41 am

    My daughter has been doing online school since the pandemic hit and would love to have some new toys to enjoy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Dale Steele Nicolov
    March 29, 2021 / 5:00 am

    Ravensburger puzzles are of such good quality!Love to help the grand kids put these together!

  58. Amanda Masters
    March 29, 2021 / 7:28 am

    I would be most excited about the puzzles as its something all 4 of us really enjoy together but I know my kids would freak over the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set instead. It looks like a ton of fun.

  59. Shirley
    March 29, 2021 / 7:40 am

    I would love to do the puzzles with my family The GraviTrax PRO looks like a lot of fun also

  60. toniv
    March 29, 2021 / 7:46 am

    I’m most excited for the Gravitrax Pro starter kit!!

  61. Tara Rolof
    March 29, 2021 / 7:58 am

    The puzzles!! We love doing them as a family. The kids all get into it. It’s great family time.

  62. Linda Beaton
    March 29, 2021 / 9:17 am

    Our grandson loves experimenting! GraviTrax PRO Starter Set gets my vote!

  63. Kim Jemielity
    March 29, 2021 / 10:16 am

    This would be so great for my grandkids !! I would love the puzzles !!

  64. Nancy
    March 29, 2021 / 11:14 am

    This is a really great toy prize for kids. Love the puzzles.

  65. Debbie Sherrer
    March 29, 2021 / 11:32 am

    I’m most excited about the GraviTrax Pro-Starter Set. I think my grandchildren would have lots of fun learning with this.

  66. wendy hutton
    March 29, 2021 / 11:36 am

    GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set looks like something my niece would enjoy

  67. Lynda Cook
    March 29, 2021 / 12:46 pm

    Ooooo I am so excited for the puzzles, one of my favourite hobbies and my granddaughter loves them too

  68. M Liz Beisel
    March 29, 2021 / 12:52 pm

    The puzzles! All about the puzzles!!

  69. ANNA NGO
    March 29, 2021 / 12:54 pm

    We love the puzzles, they would be good for our parents in law to start !

  70. Brenda Walker
    March 29, 2021 / 1:12 pm

    My granddaughters and I love doing puzzles. It gets them off their ipads!

  71. John S
    March 29, 2021 / 2:28 pm

    Love the Steam learning and the train set!

  72. March 29, 2021 / 4:35 pm

    The BRIO beautiful wooden railway starter set is what I am most excited about. I have a little grandson who would love this. They are all such fun and educational toys

  73. Suzie B
    March 29, 2021 / 6:41 pm

    Im excited for the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set

  74. nicky
    March 29, 2021 / 7:04 pm

    These look wonderful! Am most excited about the Gravitrax Pro starter kit 🙂

  75. Maegan Morin
    March 29, 2021 / 7:41 pm

    We love doing puzzles! So the ravebsburg puzzles are exciting.

  76. Andy
    March 30, 2021 / 12:37 am

    This toy bundle is amazing. My kids would be especially excited about the BRIO railway set.

  77. Dianne G.
    March 30, 2021 / 2:46 am

    My youngest grandson would be excited with any of these toys but would especially enjoy the dinosaur puzzle. He loves anything relating to dinosaurs.

  78. Sally
    March 30, 2021 / 7:52 pm

    Would love to win the puzzle to do as a family activity!!

  79. Lisa bolduc
    March 30, 2021 / 8:50 pm

    Tough call. My kids would love the gravitrax but would also love that dino puzzle

  80. Angie Williams
    March 31, 2021 / 1:21 am

    My son would love the GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set ! We homeschool and often see this advertised but can’t afford it.

  81. Sunshine G
    March 31, 2021 / 7:50 am

    We’d love the Disney villains puzzle – just getting into more complicated puzzles these days!

  82. Diana M
    March 31, 2021 / 11:42 am

    My kid will surely enjoy the BRIO trains!

  83. Brian B
    March 31, 2021 / 11:48 am

    We are going to have lots of fun with those puzzles!

  84. Aimee
    March 31, 2021 / 3:32 pm

    The puzzles would be great, we could use some new ones.

  85. Anita d
    March 31, 2021 / 3:36 pm

    Puzzles are such a great addition to Easter baskets. Great idea!

  86. Sabrina T
    March 31, 2021 / 8:46 pm

    Gravitrax pro starter kit is my sons favorite. So many ways you can build it. Great problem solving tool.

  87. Patsy
    March 31, 2021 / 9:33 pm

    The Gravitrax Pro looks amazing!Great review:)

  88. Melissa Marie
    April 1, 2021 / 2:25 pm

    We would love the Gravitrax.

  89. 409cope
    April 2, 2021 / 11:57 am

    I am most excited about the Gravitrax Pro starter kit as my grandsons would love it.

  90. Israel Y
    April 2, 2021 / 5:34 pm

    Our fav is GraviTrax PRO toy!

  91. Cheryl k
    April 2, 2021 / 6:04 pm

    I’m most excited for the GraviTrax and puzzles

  92. April 2, 2021 / 6:05 pm

    I’m most excited for the GraviTrax and puzzles.

  93. JacobS
    April 2, 2021 / 9:16 pm

    Looks so fun! Would be great to share with my nephews!

  94. JacobS
    April 2, 2021 / 9:17 pm

    These look so fun! Would be great to share with my nephews!

  95. Juliee Fitze
    April 3, 2021 / 7:04 am

    I would like to do the Ravensburger Children’s Puzzles with my granddaughter.

  96. Maritess S
    April 3, 2021 / 9:34 pm

    We are a geek-kind of family and we we would all love to gather and explore the GraviTrax PRO.

  97. Dawn Keenan
    April 4, 2021 / 9:36 pm

    The gravitrax looks really cool!

  98. Linda
    April 5, 2021 / 12:46 am

    I love the look of the Gravitrax Pro starter kit.

  99. Allison Matz
    April 8, 2021 / 10:48 pm

    The dinosaur puzzle would be a big hit with my grandkids.

  100. Mandy
    April 9, 2021 / 2:09 am

    I’m most excited about Gravitrax Pro. It looks really fun!

  101. Dynal Roberson
    April 9, 2021 / 12:28 pm

    I think my daughter would enjoy the Gravitrax.

  102. Heather Swanson
    April 20, 2021 / 10:22 pm

    such great ideas

  103. Chen Sing Yap
    April 20, 2021 / 10:47 pm

    That Gravitrax game looks great, very tactile

  104. Micheline
    April 22, 2021 / 8:51 am

    I just think the Brio Train set is a wonder gift for toddlers.

  105. Heather Swanson
    April 22, 2021 / 3:17 pm

    such super ideas

  106. Heather Swanson
    April 24, 2021 / 1:41 pm

    Great birthday gifts too!

  107. Denise M
    April 27, 2021 / 11:18 pm

    We love doing puzzles in our family. With the pandemic, we have started doing puzzles as a family and have really enjoyed completing them together.

  108. Heather Swanson
    April 30, 2021 / 7:27 am

    Great grad gift ideas

  109. Shirley
    May 22, 2021 / 11:15 am

    I love doing puzzles