Easter is such a special and fun holiday, for children and adults alike! While Easter is about more than the egg hunts, candy filled baskets, or even the pastel sundresses that I adore, they are sweet traditions to help celebrate the holiday. Often times, these rituals tend to get left behind with our youth, but I’m here to tell you there is no reason that we can’t continue to celebrate the Easter season in ways that we know so well.
When I was younger, our Easter mornings would begin with ‘hunting’ for our baskets that the Easter bunny would hide somewhere in the house. Some years took longer than others to find, but the prize of finding the stuffed basket was always sweet! While the contents changed over the years – from glow-in-the-dark Cross necklaces to pudding snack packs to lip gloss to garden supplies to devotionals – each basket was always filled with a bit of spring, a bit of sugar, and a bit of the reason for the holiday.
It has been a number of years since I last received an Easter basket but in a year where we could all use a little treat to whatever makes you smile, I wanted to share a bit of inspiration for Easter baskets that adults can enjoy!
A faith-based book or devotion is a great item to build your basket around, as is a religious piece of jewelry. I really love this Faith Over Fear necklace, but a simple cross bracelet or ring would be nice too. While you wear your new jewelry, your beau can don a spring-themed sock and bowtie set or this cute chocolate bunny tee. You can start your Easter morning with coffee in these darling mugs or share a toast at your Easter brunch with these fun cocktail cubes! If you are grilling later in the day, be sure to have a set of metal grilling skewers that you can use again and again.
Everyone loves candles and nothing sounds (or smells!) more like spring than lemon and lavender. If you have a gardener, or in my case, a gardener wanna-be, in your life, a cute pair of gardening gloves and flower seeds would be an easy addition to their basket. On the other hand, if you’re filling a basket for someone would can’t manage to keep plants alive, a succulent may be a safer addition. And of course, you can never go wrong with a bunny figurine and candy!
Even though Easter is only two days away, it isn’t too late to decide to join in on the festivities. Most of these items are available at Walmart, Target or any home store. If you end up making an Easter basket for any adults in your life to enjoy, tell me – I’d love to hear!
Easter is such a joyful day filled with hope, celebration and promise. In a season where some of those sentiments feel limited, I hope that curating an Easter basket to share with the ones you hold dear bring a feeling of renewed joy. Wishing you all the love and happiness that only Easter can bring. Happy Easter, friends!