Kids are not the only ones who love Easter baskets. These adult Easter basket ideas will surprise your friends who forgot all about Easter egg hunts. Bring back that sense of anticipation and excitement that you simply felt over the arrival of the Easter Bunny and also the baskets he left. Here are some fun and simple ideas:
The Handyman Basket
An Easter basket full of wrenches, screwdrivers and a hammer along with other small tools would be a convenient idea for that handyman on your Easter list. Fill plastic Easter eggs with nuts, bolts and all the little hardware pieces he may need. Throw in a few DIY-type magazines that suggest projects that will appeal to the workman who gets this basket. A ruler, sandpaper or even a box of nails can fill the basket. Wrap the basket in colored cellophane making a bow out of a measuring tape to top it off.
The Pampering Basket
For the woman who needs to take some time for herself, fill a gift basket with spa products, a manicure or pedicure kit, colorful nail polish, a bottle of nice perfume, fuzzy slippers, a relaxation music CD, some fashion or beauty magazines, scented candles and a yoga or Pilates starter set. Based on your budget, you might want to splurge and include a gift certificate for a facial or perhaps a day at the spa.
Tea & Coffee Lover Easter Baskets
Want something less romantic? Consider using a coffee basket filled with an assortment of specialized coffees and coffee syrups and sugars. Give a small coffee press and some gourmet coffee stirrers, and you have an ideal basket for coffee lovers. For that tea lovers in your life, have a few ounces of a favorite variety of loose tea, and put in a small decorative bag. Set the bag, a tea ball plus some fancy sugar cubes inside a special tea cup and saucer, devote a small decorative box and you’ve got a sure winner.
The Gamer Basket
For the gamer in mind, fill an Easter basket with scratch tickets and lucky charms. A lucky penny, a keychain having a four-leaf clover or a pair of dice can give the player a feeling of luck. When they enjoy a good bingo game, then add bingo markers and a magnifier to see the numbers around the game cards up close. If it’s the casino scene they like the most, give them plastic eggs full of quarters to play the slots with. Fill a jar saying “bingo money” with jelly beans to consume now and use the jar in order to save coins for bingo money later. Toss in a blow-up seat cushion for comfort, and don’t your investment hand sanitizer for handling the money they will win. Wrap the basket in Easter cellophane and finish it off with a big purple bow.
Easter Basket Picnic
You don’t need to stick to candy and sweets. Tailoring your Easter basket towards the personality of the one receiving the basket will provide the best results. One idea for any unique Easter basket gift would be to take a wicker picnic basket and grow it with some nice plastic plates, flatware, stemware, napkins and a light picnic blanket that may be reused. Add some gourmet cheeses, olives, summer sausage and your favorite beverage, and toss some gourmet petit-fours or specialty chocolates in to the basket. You now have a romantic Easter Brunch Basket that may be treasured and used again later on.