Here are some clever ideas for out-of-the-ordinary Easter baskets, for both kids and adults alike.
- For Preschoolers: No need for a whole basket full of candy. Instead, fill a sand pail with water-friendly books, toys and bubble bath. Plastic eggs and a traditional rubber ducky can add inexpensive play to bath time.
- For the Gardener: In lieu of a basket, use a watering can or decorate a terracotta pot. Add vegetable seeds, an herb plant and patterned gardening gloves. For a personalized touch, share your favorite family vegetable recipes.
- For the Chef: Buy a colander in a spring hue like green or pink. Line it with a cheerful kitchen towel and add a jar of sauce, pasta, and olive oil. For an added touch, buy Easter-shaped pasta from a gourmet food store.
- For the BBQ Aficionado: Line the bottom of a metal grill basket with charcoal. Fill it with barbecue sauces, marinades, rubs and grilling tools. Buy a plain apron from a craft supply store and have your kids decorate it.
- For the Family: Get a popcorn bucket from your local movie theater. Add a family-friendly flick and this crowd-pleaser: Coat plain popped popcorn with melted chocolate or caramel, bake on a greased cookie sheet until you reach desired texture, then add toppings like nuts or marshmallows.
Final Word: In addition to baskets, there are other fun and creative ways to celebrate Easter this week. Find us on Pinterest for some of our favorites.