When I was a kid, an Easter basket was pretty simple: a chocolate bunny and some jelly beans. With great fanfare, we would break off the bunny ears first and scarf up the black jelly beans. Ah, life was simple back then!
Nowadays, the sky’s the limit and you can pretty much put anything in an Easter basket. To make your basket something to ooh and ash over:
1. Grab a fun basket/tin/container. Add shredded Easter “grass” if you like.
2. Choose treats with the recipient (and your budget!) in mind
3. Focus items on a particular theme for greatest impact
BASKETS WITH PERSONALITY: IDEAS FOR THEMES
Gifts have a language unto themselves—even Easter baskets! Think about what you’d like your basket to say and fill accordingly. Here are some ideas to get you started…
The Classic-a stuffed animal, a chocolate bunny, Peeps, plastic eggs filled with jellybeans.
Play with Me!– Silly String/Playdough/Silly Putty/Coloring Book/Crayons
Can’t You Please Play Outside?-Chalk, bubbles, Frisbee, jump rope
No More Braces!-an assortment of gum, taffy, Sugar Babies (mmm!) and popcorn
Yes, I Know You’re Almost Old Enough To Drive (Girl)-manicure set, nail polish in fun colors, pens to decorate nails, hair scrunchies
Yes, I Know You’re Almost Old Enough to Drive (Boy)-Frisbee, throwback toy to his youth (Legos, Pokemon cards…), gift card to Starbucks/McDonalds/wherever; iTunes/Android gift card
Creative Crafter-washi tape; glitter; stickers; specialty paper; markers
Family Fun-Jelly Belly Sampler Gift Box; age appropriate games (Bananagrams®, Boggle®, Taboo®, Uno…), bunny ears for all
Green Thumb Greatness-seed packets; some seedlings; gardening gloves; gardening tools
Anyway you go, an Easter basket is sure to be appreciated and some-bunny will surely thank you!