We all know that adulthood takes all the fun out of holidays. Long gone are the days when we believed in the Easter Bunny. In fact, for many of us, we are the Easter Bunny these days. Even if you don’t have kids to make baskets for, you may likely find yourself feeling a little bummed come Easter morning. Luckily there are some fun ways to make a great Easter basket for all the adults in your life -- parents or college students alike.
The college student basket
Being away from home has its perks, but holidays can be a major bummer. Surprise the student in your life with a festive Easter basket made just for them. Get a cute tote bag or even a new laptop case to serve as your basket. The last thing a college student needs is a plastic basket taking up space in their tiny apartment.
Clearly, you’ll need to include booze. We’d recommend Eppa SuperFruit Sangria. This pre-made mix makes assembling a punch for Thirsty Thursday super easy and it seems much more Easter-friendly than giving them a bottle of tequila. Plus it has twice the antioxidants of red wine thanks to the organic fruit juices making it easily the healthiest thing a college student will consume all week. Find it at Whole Foods.
Since we started with alcohol, we’ll keep the theme consistent. Cookies and Corks make a line of cookies that pairs perfectly with a variety of wines. Your college student will appreciate these far more than a bag of jelly beans. In flavors like salted oatmeal chocolate chip and rosemary and thyme, there is a little something for everyone.
While the co-ed is sipping on their festive cocktails, they’ll need a salty snack packed with protein to give them the energy they need to party, er -- we mean study. Virginia Cocktail Peanuts are a great option and they come in a variety of flavors to suit every palate. Get them jalapeno, toffee and sea salt and it is practically a three course meal for a college kid.
For all the foodies in your life, you’ll want to create an Easter basket with high quality foods, cooking utensils and maybe even some fun new cookbooks. Instead of using a typical Easter basket, buy a large fruit bowl, a new stock pot or even a cute platter to fill with treats and goodies. It’s not only more practical, but it will be one more gift for them to enjoy.
These colorful kitchen cooking utensils from Zeroll will give your basket the burst of pastels that everyone expects in an Easter basket. With 52 varieties in all sorts of colors, you’ll be able to fill the basket to fit all of your food loving friend’s needs.
Sweet Mary’s makes the most decadent caramel apples and gourmet popcorn perfect for the foodie with high standards. The treats are decorated with colorful frosting making them as equally pleasing to the eyes as they will be to your mouth.
Any legit foodie knows a good cup of coffee when she sees it. The best cup of coffee comes from high quality, freshly roasted beans. We’re partial to Red Band Coffee Company who roasts coffee each week and ships anywhere in the U.S. The flavors and aroma will have you giving up your daily coffee house run and brewing your own cup at home instead.
The gift of relaxation basket
The contents of this Easter basket are perfect for any hard working mom or the special lady in your life. Gone are the days when candy and stuffed toys excite us! We want just a minute to relax and some wine. Consider using a new flower pot or a fun spring pitcher as your basket. If you opt for the pitcher, she can use it to make spring cocktails.
Instead of filling her Easter basket with store bought sweets, order her some homemade candies instead. Fleur De Sel caramels from The Caramel Jar are a decadent treat anyone would love. The homemade caramels are made fresh, lightly salted and sent your way in adorable packaging which makes them ready to stick in the basket.
Any good adult Easter basket must contain wine especially if you are trying to be thoughtful. A crisp white wine or a sparkling wine is the perfect choice for spring. Consider adding stemless wine glasses or a colorful new wine bottle opener to complete the basket.
Give the gift of relaxation with a selection of high quality teas and a cute new spring mug to enjoy them in. Teatulia makes a line of organic whole leaf teas that not only taste amazing but the herbal infusions mean they’ll smell wonderful too. The containers are compostable making this treat eco-friendly.
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