Yes, we know that the Easter Bunny (rightfully) devotes most of his time delivering gifts to children, but adults are down to receive a cute Easter basket filled with treats, too!
Whether you are building a basket for your spouse or are going to Easter brunch at a friend's house and what to bring a cool hostess gift, building an Easter basket around a hobby or interest of the receiver is an awesome way to ensure they'll love everything inside. Plus, what's more nostalgic than rifling through an Easter basket?
Check out these adult Easter basket ideas. Throw a nice bottle of wine into any of these baskets for good measure.
1. The fashion-forward basket
A handbag is a very personal thing most of the time, but a beachy crochet straw tote is perfect to use in place of an Easter basket, and something your loved one will be able to use all spring and summer (Nordstrom, $69). Jewelry is always a good choice, and the dainty minimalist pieces trending right now are perfect for the spring season — plus it's easy to pick something that looks expensive, but actually isn't. Take this simple hammered gold circle necklace, for example (Etsy, $26). A spring/summer scarf is also a great Easter gift — you can even tie it around the tote's handle. A lightweight scarf in a blush color is perfect for the season, but is also neutral enough that it can be worn with lots of different outfits (Etsy, $26).
2. The product junkie basket
Some people just love trying new products. For a self-proclaimed beauty junkie, a makeup bag is the perfect substitute for a traditional Easter basket. You can stuff this Tartan + Twine weekender bag with lots of Easter treats and beauty goodies (Ulta, $30). Fill it with fun gift sets they'd never think of getting themselves — like the Lotus Wei Mini Mist Kit (Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, $50) or Tarte's limited-edition Gym Bag Grabs from their new athleisure line (Tarte, $29).
3. The foodie basket
CinniBird Spice pen
CinniBird Spice pen
An upscale looking colander (Bed Bath & Beyond, $29) makes a great gift basket alternative for the foodie in your life. Fill it with unique kitchen finds like a Himalayan salt cooking and serving slab (Bed Bath & Beyond, $30), Green & Black's assorted chocolate selection library (Green & Black's, $35) and a super-cool CinniBird spice pen that helps the latte-obsessed make designs with spices on the top of their coffee (CinniBird, $30).
4. The entertainer basket
For the hostess with the mostess, it's all about fashion and function. It's a bit of a splurge, but this hammered copper beverage tub looks cool and holds a ton of drinks (Wayfair, $76). Cram it with stylish entertaining gifts like a quirky spoon rest (Anthropologie, $12) and pastel teaspoons that scream "Easter" (Anthropologie, $32). Also, an Easter bunny apron is kind of essential for the holiday (Williams Sonoma, $27).
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Originally published March 2012. Updated April 2017.