A couple years ago, I actually interned with Alexis of The Shift Creative and she created a super fun post featuring some Modern Easter Basket Inspiration for Style Me Pretty Living! Since then, I’ve been dying to create some of my own and really dive into all the holiday/Easter fun.
Now that I’m a mom, the desire to make holidays special really is coming out even more! This year is our first Easter with Noah, so I decided I would make him a fun Easter basket and maybe a few for us, too! Who doesn’t want in on the fun, right? I created one for baby/toddler, two ideas for the mama in your life (even if that’s yourself! guilty;) and one for the guys!
The Farm-to-Table Basket for Mamas
This gorgeous modern Easter Basket is intended for mamas and all women alike. When I was thinking of creating an adult Easter basket, the picnic theme was the first thing I thought of. Who doesn’t love a good picnic complete with a bottle of rosé and seasonal blooms?! Am I right? I filled this basket with a pretty Anthropologie dish towel, fresh berries, flowers, bread, brie cheese, Italian salami, a beautiful bottle of rosé, and some festive vintage Easter eggs. I used some cute Anthropologie mini bowls for the berries and added an Anthropologie dish towel that kept the Easter theme, but you can use whatever you have! I recommend this basket for yourself, your mother, or even for the whole family to share for an afternoon Easter picnic in the yard. Note: I tried this rosé and it is so tasty! Only about eight dollars at Target! The food and flowers are all from Trader Joe’s. Easy peasy.
The Beauty Basket for the Girls
I made this basket a little more feminine and fun! Switch out the champagne to sparkling flavored water and this basket is ready for anyone from your teenage daughter to your mother-in-law! I wanted to include bright cheerful colors and a mix of things to pamper yourself. Sparkling wine, a scented candle, a pretty succulent for something fresh, a shade of pastel Essie nail polish, a few EOS lip balm (since they are so Easter egg-like they fit in perfectly!), a couple pink plastic eggs filled with dark chocolate blueberries (because yum!), Crabtree&Evelyn lotions, and some facial masks to help you take a break and beautify!
The Snack Basket for Men
I had a fun time choosing items for the guy’s basket! I crafted this one for my hubs, who like most men, loves snack foods & beer. I figured you can’t go wrong with a bottle of beer (or cold brew coffee), some beef jerky, pirate’s booty, peanut butter pretzels, and a few salted caramels. Simple and savory and it’ll surely make your guy happy.
The Baby/Toddler Easter Basket
Pulling together an Easter basket just for my little boy was pretty fun, I have to say! I chose all things I a) approve of and b) are safe for babes! I don’t want to go crazy with toys for holidays, so I stuck with simple items that encourage interactive play! I filled his basket with snacks (organic apple squeeze pouches, Annie’s organic bunny cookies, which by the way are perfect for Easter!, and a generic organic cheerios cereal), a Peter Rabbit board book, some bubbles, a few wooden toys/teethers (find these here and here), a cute stuffed Easter frog ($5 at Target!), and a cute sippy cup. You might have noticed a few of these items are things we already owned. I did this on purpose, partly to give you all some ideas and partly to say you don’t have to buy all new things! It’s more about the memory and activity of waking Easter morning to a basket filled with fun goodies by the front door. To be honest, I wanted to buy a cute stuffed Easter bunny for his basket, but I made the silly mistake of showing him the frog and the bunny and seeing what he liked… He won and we came home with the frog. HA! I also grabbed some colorful plastic Easter eggs and filled them with dry snacks so that he can have fun cracking them open and finding snacks inside! This was such a fun basket to fill. I cannot wait for him to see it and play on Easter morning!
What are you doing for Easter? Do you fill baskets for all the kids?! What types of items do you add each year?