It’s almost that time of the year again - only a few more weeks until the Easter bunny comes hopping around that corner! And even though you may have outgrown the Easter egg hunt, you can certainly still enjoy the holiday spirit through Easter baskets and other thoughtful gifts.
Although Easter baskets are closely correlated with Easter Sunday, the roots actually stem from Pagan history. Ancient farmers depended on their livestock and crops for a living, so the spring equinox was a special time in their cultures. (Equinox is when the length of daytime and nighttime become equal.) Middle Eastern cultures traditionally celebrated the first seedlings of their new crops. They would bring the seedlings in baskets to temples to be blessed and to pray to their gods for abundance of crops throughout the season. Christians also had a similar tradition but instead, they would bring an Easter feast in large baskets to church to be blessed by priests.
So, in a nutshell, (or should I say eggshell?) the food bearing baskets are symbolic for the arrival of Spring.
Life gets busy, it’s easy to take the shortcut and throw together candy and toys that will most likely get lost in an hour. So, let’s slowdown in this crazy rabbit race and get your special peeps things that they will really enjoy. We’ve made it easier for you as we’ve scoured the internet for fun and festive ideas and narrowed them down to our top 10!
Top 10 Easter Basket Ideas
I Am Human by Susan Verde
Enlighten your little one with a quick read on what it means to be human today. Buy it Now at Anthropolgie
Get creative with Eco-Dough - it's biodegradable! Buy it Now at Thrive Market
Make a Sweet & Simple Dessert Together
Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe by Joyful Healthy Eats
Games To-Go Playing Cards
Buy it Now at Anthropologie
Personalized Easter Bag
Buy it Now at Personalization Mall
Realistic Succulent Plants in Pots
Buy Now at Etsy
Show off your baking skills with this healthier dessert!
Healthier Peanut Butter Eggs by Love to Be in the Kitchen
For the chocoholics, I recommend K'ul Chocolate - it's organic, vegan, and fair trade! Buy it Now at K'ul
For your friend with a green thumb! Buy it Now at Terrain or your local garden store
Bunny Hop Dish Towel
Kick off the spring season with this fun and festive dish towel! Buy it Now at Anthropologie
There you have it! 10 creative and non-traditional ideas to hop into Easter shopping with. You can of course add in some breakfast on-the-go or delicious Granola by shopping our online store. But most importantly, spend time and make wonderful memories with those you love this holiday. Get inspired, get creative, and get outside! Happy Easter!
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