by Belinda Mooney
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 felt over the arrival of the Easter Bunny and the baskets he left. Here are some fun and easy ideas:
Adult Easter Basket Ideas
As Easter baskets come in all shapes, sizes and varieties, what you put in your adult Easter basket is limited only by your budget and imagination. First, decide if you will use a traditional basket or an alternate container to contain the Easter basket goodies. You have many options, from spring-themed boxes to the traditional hand baskets. Using different types of containers for the Easter goodies can give your Easter basket a longevity and flair that a traditional basket lacks, allowing it to be used and enjoyed throughout the year.
Easter Basket Picnic
You don’t have to stick to candy and sweets. Tailoring your Easter basket to the personality of the one receiving the basket will deliver the best results. One idea for a unique Easter basket gift would be to take a wicker picnic basket and fill it with some nice plastic plates, flatware, stemware, napkins and a light picnic blanket that can be reused. Add some gourmet cheeses, olives, summer sausage and your favorite beverage, and toss some gourmet petit-fours or specialty chocolates into the basket. You now have a romantic Easter Brunch Basket that can be treasured and used again in the future.
Tea & Coffee Lover Easter Baskets
Want something less romantic? Try a coffee basket filled with an assortment of specialized coffees and coffee syrups and sugars. Add a small coffee press and some gourmet coffee stirrers, and you have an ideal basket for coffee lovers. For the tea lovers in your life, take a few ounces of a favorite variety of loose tea, and place in a small decorative bag. Set the bag, a tea ball and some fancy sugar cubes in a special tea cup and saucer, place in a small decorative box and you have a sure winner.
Think outside the Easter Basket for your grown-up pals. Using non-traditional gifts like tea and coffee can be a wonderful alternative to sweets, especially if the recipient is dieting or diabetic. When you create an Easter Basket for your friends or family that is geared to their own individual tastes, you are guaranteed to make them feel special and make your gift a treasured one.