15 Mar Spring into the Season : 5 Ways to Fill Up Your Easter Basket Gifts
When you think of Spring holidays, you think of Easter. You have the white Sunday best dress, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and the all time favorite Easter egg hunt. But the Easter Basket is where it’s at. You can stuff them with your classic go-to favorites : Peeps Marshmallow candy, Chocolate Bunnies, and Cadbury Easter eggs but why not break tradition and do something different?
We’ve put together our favorite items that we carry in our stores so you can see ideas for Easter Baskets for your kids and for your friends. You won’t ever feel like you’ve lost your eggs again.
1. BOOKS BRING ‘EM BACK
Stuff your basket with a classic traditional Easter story like The Velveteen Rabbit for your kids to read – it’s a story that is wonderful for anyone at any age. For your friends, give them the perfect cookbook for their Easter Sunday Brunch. The Crockin’ Girls have recipes that are wonderful for any occasion. Books last a lifetime and best of all they can be passed down and re-read for not just this Easter but every Easter thereafter. Bonus! SAVE THE DATE: These fabulous ladies are coming to Paper Affair Dallas April 22, 2016! We’ll have more information coming soon!
2. SPECIAL SWEET TREATS
Everyone’s got a sweet tooth but not everyone has a super sweet tooth. We’ve got you covered. Avoid those super rich and super sticky goodies and pick up a pack of Hop Hoppity Caramel Popcorn. It’s got crunchy drizzled milk chocolate caramel popcorn with a handful of almonds and amaretto to even out the taste. Just typing that line made us crave it! If you want to stay away from melted chocolate and messy marshmallows, you’ll want to snag a small bag of Nam’s Bits Chocolate Chip Cookies. These bite size delights are so addicting! You’ won’t be able to have just one.
3. KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED WITH ACTIVITIES
Don’t just get eggs – decorate them! The easy way that is! Your kids will still have such a fun time creating their own Easter egg designs with these Two’s Company Spring Sparkle Easter Egg Decal stickers. And the best part – You don’t have to clean up any messy paint brushes or colored dye! Give them also a new friend – The Jellycat Bunny is super adorable, comes in different sizes, and it’s the softest stuffed animal toy that’s great for babies and children!
4. ACCESSORIES FOR THE HOME
Not everyone needs toys or sweets. For your friends who have a knack for decorating give them an out of the box home accessory that’s unique to the Spring Season such as the Lafco Scented Candle. These candles are super popular and long – lasting. The scent of Spring like Gardenias or Daffodils can make the home inviting and gives the subtle touch of Spring. If they have too many candles, give them Michel Design House Garden Bunny Hand Soap. The elegant illustrated details on the packaging are just the right amount of festive touches to add to any kitchen or bathroom. Not to mention, their hands will thank you. The soap has shea butter to keep your palms feeling super soft!
5. GREETING CARDS GO A LONG WAY
You can top off your entire basket with the right greeting card. Or you can opt not to. Selecting the right kind of greeting card for each recipient can be fun and fulfilling. Give your long distance nieces, nephews, or grandchildren, cards that have fun treasures. We love cards that have activities inside or mini presents within the card itself like the Papyrus Easter Bunny Puzzle Greeting Card. Part puzzle/part greeting card – how can a kid ever go wrong? Sometimes just a thoughtful reminder of celebrating a holiday like Easter can transcend toys, chocolates, or gifts – give your parents or neighbors an elegant Easter Greeting card like Papyrus’ Ornate Basket of Eggs by Ana’s Papeterie – Wonderfully detailed, carefully crafted, and whimsical for the holiday.