April 03, 2022 3 min read
Sure, they’re normally for kids. But Easter baskets are really all about joy, and you’re truly never too old for a happy surprise. If you want to make someone’s day, try creating an elevated Easter basket full of bright, spring-hued treats. Here are some ideas to create beautiful Easter baskets for adults:
Is your recipient in need of some self-care? Perfect. You could go the indulgent route, and include a bunch of little tasting bottles from In Good Taste (their Wild Child tasting is a crowd favorite). Or, swing the other direction and include some “super-food” latte blends from Golde. Either way, some nail polish from Dear Sundays is a beautiful addition. Their polishes are non-toxic, vegan, and our fave (No. 13) won Allure’s seal of approval for its chili pepper pop.
Spring is the time for fresh flavors, and the cooks we know are really excited to move from winter’s soups & stews. Give them a basket full of fun cooking items they might not know about, and help them shake it up. Try including our faves: Omsom (starter spice sets that make it WAY easier to create your favorite Asian dishes at home) or Brightland (makers of beautiful olive oil, and now vinegar and honey, too).
This one could be really cute and centered around helping them scrub off the winter blues and get ready for Spring. We’d include shower essentials like luxe body wash and a loofah, a mask from one of our favorite natural skincare brands Cocokind, and some cute flavored floss from Cocofloss (they have minis that come in little eggs!) If you’re super-close to the recipient, cute new underwear would also be a fun addition.
Here’s what we’d include if we were putting together an Easter basket for the men in our lives! They’d love socks from Conscious Steps, a brand that gives back with each purchase. (We’d buy the ones that support animals.) Next, some snack packs from Brooklyn Biltong, South Africa’s answer to beef jerky that’s made with all-natural ingredients. A P.F. Candle Co. candle in Teakwood and Tobacco goes in next, and we’d top it off with some chocolate from Xocolatti(can’t forget the chocolate on Easter!)
They may act too cool for school, but most teens we know still love getting Easter baskets. If we were curating one, we’d include gel pens from Ooly, a collapsible water bottle from Que Bottle they can toss in a backpack, and a puzzle from Jiggy. Hours of entertainment, minimal eye rolling.
Don’t have a lot of time? No problem! You can order an Easter basket that’s already put together and have it delivered in just a few minutes. Go for one of our curated options, or put together exactly what you want from our Build Your Own box options.
Are Peeps natural? No. Are they the cutest thing ever? Obviously. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop there when you’re looking for Easter basket treats. We’re big fans of Deux: it’s enhanced “better for you” cookie dough, and you can eat it out of the fridge with a spoon (we…may or may not do this all the time) or make actual cookies with it. With its bright packaging, it’s a natural inclusion in a grown-up Easter basket. (Hot Tip: don’t sleep on their Nutella-esque “Drip,” our favorite out of the whole product line-up.)
Just like with flower arranging, sticking to shades of one or two colors in an Easter basket will make it automatically look more elevated. When in doubt, stick with yellow and green: they’re cheerful, gender-neutral, and scream: “SPRING IS HERE! FINALLY!”
Not everyone has a wicker basket lying around! Don’t sweat it. You can use anything you have on hand as an Easter basket. Any box will work, but you can get more creative by using a flower pot, a big mason jar, or a pair of colorful galoshes. Make the tradition more of an Easter “bonnet” by using a wide-brimmed sun hat turned upside down. You can even use an open, upside down umbrella: it’s the perfect container to hold all your treats!
(photo credit: Primal Dish)