The concept behind Easter gifts has changed over the years. Before, the gifts most often bought on Easter included candies and chocolates in the shape of Easter eggs, bunnies, fish, and bells. Over the years, however, people have come to prefer to receive and give gifts that can be of some use. This holds true for everyone, and these days, Easter gift baskets have become very popular.
If you live far away from the person whom you want to give such a basket to, you can always shop for one online and have it delivered to the desired address. If you are worried that you might be away on Easter day, you can order a basket full of goodies and request that the store make arrangements to have it delivered (provided, of course, that they offer such a service).
Ready-Made Easter Gift Baskets
These are the gift baskets that are readily available in stores. Some of them have an assortment of goodies, such as candies, chocolates, crackers, fruit juices, jelly beans, marshmallows, and similar treats. They are often attractively decorated with colorful tissue paper or foil, and can even include a stuffed animal or toy.
In some cases, you will also come across baskets that have more traditional Easter gifts. These may include chocolate eggs and bunnies, or candies and cookies in various festive or religious shapes.
Easter gift baskets can also be made at home. Once you have decided to make a homemade gift basket, you need to buy the components in advance. Baskets are available at the supermarket, so get one, and start decorating! Once you have placed straw, streamers, and colored paper at the bottom of the basket, you can fill it with the Easter gifts that you have bought for the recipient.
Chocolate basket – Snickers bars, Milky Ways, M&Ms, Twix, peanut butter cups, Skittles, chocolate crackers—the possibilities are endless!
Spa basket – Fill it with essential oil bottles, perfumes, body wash, cleansing masks, foot scrubs, face cream, bathing salts, lotions, shampoos, and even a loofah.
Sports basket – Include a jersey with the number of their favorite player, sunshades, a baseball cap, a basketball or baseball, a tennis racket, sports books, or posters of well-known players and athletes.
Alcoholic beverage basket – Essentially a gift basket for adults, you can include different types of beer or even bottles of hard liquor. A bottle of champagne would be a good idea, too.
Easter gift basket for a bride or bridegroom – If someone you know is planning to tie the knot sometime before or after Easter, an Easter basket with a few wedding goodies can be of great help. These gifts can include razors, shaving lotion, body wash, deodorant, perfume, an electric razor, or aftershave gel.
Tea and coffee gift basket – If the person you want to surprise on Easter is fond of hot drinks, you can buy a gift basket just for them. It can contain parcels of tea or coffee, perhaps including special strainers and mugs, with creamer and sugar included.