Ideas For Easter Baskets

You’ll love these ideas for Easter Baskets for both adults and children. These are specially curated baskets that you can easily put together your self. These ideas and more are part of our Easter entertaining guide full of inspiration, recipes, projects, and diy’s.

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Create DIY Easter baskets with a personal touch

When I was a little girl my sister and I would wake up Easter morning to find our baskets beside our beds and filled with treats. The Easter bunny had come and left them there! We couldn’t dig in right away because we had to put on our pretty new Easter dresses and head off to Church.

When I got a little older, around late elementary/middle school, that bunny disappeared. We would come home from church and my step-mom would provide each of us kids with a new basket. She proceeded to fill the center of the kitchen table with treats so we could each build our own Easter basket.

Every family does things a little differently, but I’m quite fond of those memories and how the tradition progressed as we got older. Whether your making your own baskets or the bunny brings them, I’ve got some ideas for you to create some awesome Easter baskets.

I put together 3 baskets. One adult Easter basket for mom & dad, and 2 kids baskets. Everything was bought at World Market except the diy fabric bags and the striped paper bags.

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Ideas for Grown Up Easter Baskets

  • Just like we hang and fill Christmas stockings for the whole family, I like the idea of filling Easter baskets for the whole family. Mom and dad can share this gourmet gift basket filled with some of my favorite things. First I had to find the perfect basket that’s versatile enough to be used for storage later. I found this white one in the ‘bath’ section of the store.
  • Shop the “mini gourmet” aisle for everything you need to fill a gift basket. There are things like mini champagne and wine bottles, to flavored nuts, spreads, meats and cheeses. I wrapped the mini champagnes in diy fabric bags and placed them in the 4 corners of the basket.
  • I bought a small container of chocolate lace cookies to include. To dress up the presentation I took them out of their packaging and placed them in a striped paper bag.
  • For the parents basket I didn’t want to go all out “Easter” themed but did want to include some type of Easter candy. I found a container of 4 mousse filled chocolate eggs and divided them up for the 4 members of the family. To make it even cuter, I popped each one into these colorful glass egg cups. They’re so pretty and would make adorable salt cellars too!

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Use these ideas to full any gift basket throughout the year

  • There needs to be something in the basket that lasts long after the food was consumed. Pair a classic oil can with a bottle of extra virgin olive oil for a gift that keeps on giving. Fill in extra space with excelsior and use a napkin as a foundation for everything.
  • This basket can be enjoyed by mom & dad, or given as a gift ANY time of year, without the Easter eggs of course.

Ideas for Easter Baskets for children

  • For the kid’s baskets I stuck with a more traditional basket. World Market has these for $5 with the ‘grass’ filling & a name tag included. There were other colors available but I like the natural look for us.
  • I dressed up these baskets by adding containers within the basket to hold special treats. I think it adds ‘something extra’ while also providing something they can use later. In this case I found these melamine berry baskets and filled them with chocolate caramel popcorn with chocolate eggs included.

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  • I shopped the Easter candy section at World Market to finish filling up the basket. It includes mousse-filled eggs in egg cups, chocolate carrots, a chocolate bunny, and a tube of pastel candy. More chocolate mini eggs & bunnies filled these adorable rustic nest baskets that were too cute not to use.
  • I wanted to include a toy or game of some kind in each basket. I chose a pyramid puzzle for my son {who loves to build things} and a retro style Skitt Ball game for my daughter {who’s very competitive}.
  • After adding a ribbon bow to each basket they are ready to go. Easy, simple, and cute!

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  1. What a great idea, I love how they are not just chocolate. These Easter baskets look better and would be much cheaper than anything that you would buy in the shop. They are also far more personal. I have never given Easter baskets before, but after seeing this, I think I should start!

  2. Fabulous ideas! Especially like the mini gourmet treats that are great ‘grownup’ basket fillers. 🙂

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