The coming spring season means that Easter celebrations will soon be underway. If you’re looking for fun Easter basket ideas for children, grandchildren, friends and family, you have decisions to make.
Food Vs. Fun Baskets
Not everyone is interested in a basket loaded with sweet treats. If you have a loved one who’s trying to change up their diet, treat them to a reusable tote bag and load it with
- number and word puzzle books
- colored pens and pencils
- a clever adult coloring book
- a napping mask
- sugar-free gum
- a new water bottle
Such a gift will help to reinforce the positive habits they’re trying to build and reduce temptations.
More than Chocolate
Eggs and chocolate are traditional Easter treats of the season, but there are plenty of adults who would love one of the gourmet Easter baskets from Hickory Farms. Alongside decadent chocolates you’ll find savory meats, flavorful cheeses, and many other delicious treats in these signature-designed baskets and boxes.
Easter Baskets for Elders
If you have a loved one who’s been isolated for a time, consider creating a traditional Easter gift just for them. Include a lily and a handmade card or note. For an older woman, a sachet or simple perfume would be a nice touch. Consider also a goodie bag of simple items that could come in handy such as lip balm, hand lotion, a roll of stamps and a selection of blank cards, and a calendar.
For families that are able to get together, consider asking everyone to dress up and go out for a nice meal or have food brought in. Encourage your children to put on something a bit more formal; if boys will agree to a tie and girls to a hat, make sure to get photos to remember the day.
For the little ones on your list, consider changing up your Easter gift ideas. For example, instead of a basket you could turn a new pair of rainboots into a receptacle for simple outdoor toys to celebrate the season. Toss in a bubble wand and a paddle toy, as well as some game books or small puzzles.
Reusable plastic eggs are always a fun treat and a nifty way to enjoy Easter over and over again. An older child might appreciate a tote bag instead of a basket, or even a cleverly filled cooler loaded with personal care items. Finally, if you know someone getting ready to graduate and go off to college, use a sturdy clothing basket and fill it with items they can use for their new life on their own, including
- laundry soap
- dryer sheets
- a hot pot
- dish soap
Easter and spring are all about renewal. Summer-based toys are a good option for children’s baskets, while adults might enjoy a more savory food treat in their basket.