A-Tisket, A-Tasket, A Grown-Up Easter Basket

Apr 1, 2019

In my house growing up, every holiday called for an A.M. surprise. I’d leave my shoes out on the eve of St. Nicholas’ Day & wake up to candy-filled kicks. On birthdays it was balloons & cake for breakfast, Valentine’s Day brought heart-shaped sweets & Easter required huge baskets bursting with pastel Peeps & $1 bills hidden in colorful eggs.

As an adult, the Easter bunny still drops by—though the contents of the basket have changed quite a bit since I no longer can consume candy like I used to. Read on for some out-of-the-basket (see what we did there?) ideas to pass along to Sir Hops-a-Lot. And yes, they all include something sweet.

1For the one who chose the pizza life...

Start with a pizza stone, serving dish or cutting board as your base. Arrange a few gifts on top, wrap in clear plastic & tie with a ribbon. Think socks, a travel bottle, a little artwork, perhaps a game or two & of course, dessert pizza.

2For the “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” wine enthusiast...

A wine trough or a good ol’ ice bucket serves as your basket here. Throw in the basics & an oversized glass, top it off with a bottle of vino & assorted chocolates & cheers!

3For the one who nails the smoky eye every time...

One word: caboodle (my 13-year-old self squeals in the distance). Fill each nook with skincare obsessions (we love sheet masks & Sunday Riley everything), a mini fragrance, everyone’s favorite palette & the prettiest chocolates we ever did see.

4For the one who speaks in sports analogies…

Take them out to any ball game—well, kind of. Fill a duffel with goodies from their favorite teams. Decor for home, the office & on-the-go, a few brews & ‘cues for tailgating & game day snacks FTW.

5For the one livin’ the dorm life…

An extra laundry bag or basket will go a long way for a college kid. Throw in something for the all-nighters, headphones or a speaker (“Alexa, call mom”), a little something cozy & homey & enough sweets to share…& maybe some for a spicy prank.

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