In the early 1900s, Sunday lunches were loaded into baskets because churchgoers enjoyed fellowships after their Easter worship services. Candy was not as available as it is today, but some children did receive hard candies and sweet goodies. Today, children mainly receive Easter baskets filled with holiday candies, toys and gifts. If you plan to fill some Easter baskets this year, add personalized gifts and special treats that will delight the young and old.
Arrange personalized gifts in an Easter basket for a unique presentation. Buy monogrammed fabric key chains or luggage tags. Purchase a child a personalized Easter storybook that takes him on a fun adventure. For the teenage girl, buy a personalized jewelry roll from RedEnvelope. Other gift ideas are embroidered tote bags, personalized ball caps or a coffee mug.
Re-create a spring garden in your Easter basket with garden-related gifts. Purchase an illustrated gardening book, some seed packets and small gardening tools. For children, buy a bug collection kit that includes a magnifying glass, tweezers and collection unit. A butterfly net makes a nice gift too. RedEnvelope offers a few pairs of gardening gloves that are appropriate for an Easter garden gift.
Toys for Boys
Skip the basket of candy and buy boy toys for active play. For outdoor play, buy a set of Easter rabbit bowling pins and balls. Purchase a set of bean bags and bean bag targets. Buy him a spring kite or a foam airplane. Other ideas are trucks, cars and spinning tops. Select a flying disc or an inflatable pair of boxing gloves. Classic toys like blow-up punching toys fit nicely inside a basket.
Easter Dress Up
People who celebrate Easter enjoy dressing up for the holiday. Buy an Easter hat loaded with flowers and place it in a large basket. Purchase a straw purse or change purse. Buy a floral scarf or a set of flower barrettes. A floral paper or silk hand-held fan is an elegant gift. Tuck a dainty purse mirror in the basket. For women who like makeup, add a collection of eyeshadows or spring lipsticks to the gift. Buy her a set of professional cosmetic brushes in a leather case. For women who love scents, purchase a light, floral perfume spray. Perfume sticks make good gifts that tuck easily into a pocket or purse.