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Easter gift guide: 10 Ultimate Easter basket ideas

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Our Easter gift guide has ideas to help you create the ultimate Easter basket. From the glam girl to the craft queen, we have ideas for everyone on your list. Save the sticky sweets for the kiddies — these baskets are all grown up.

Glam-girl basket

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For the gal who is all about glitz and glam, pick up a few baubles with a little sparkle. A leopard gold mesh bag (Nordstrom, $22) is just the ticket for a night out on the town, but would look equally fab dressed down with jeans. No need to be fashionably late with this La Mer triple wrap watch in gold (Target, $40). Some glitzy baubles like this crystal ballroom necklace (ModCloth, $22) can make even a basic T-shirt seem glamorous.


Nail-fanatic basket

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Her Pinterest page provides constant inspiration for the latest nail-art trends and her digits always look sharp. Get the nail polish lover a Bling It On Rocks kit by Nails London (Sephora, $25) so she can create her own custom look. Add some Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips (Ulta, $10) in a punchy spring pattern, and finish the basket off with this super cute mini manicure set (Nordstrom, $13) so she can keep her nails looking killer on the go.


Hair-obsessed basket

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Forget the days of clamping down on your hair with an old-school curling iron. Today the trend is to create beachy waves using a curling barrel like this Conair double ceramic iron (Target, $30). A can of Lee Stafford dry shampoo (Ulta, $9) will extend a ‘do for several days. Flashy hair accessories like these Scintilla deco clips (Anthropologie, $18) are fun ways to add some extra sparkle to a simple bun.


Beauty basket

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The Naked 2 palette (Urban Decay, $50) has everything a girl needs to create a look ranging from sophisticated to sexy. An eyelash curler is one of the most-used tools in the beauty bag, so pick one that is both durable and stylish like this Picture Perfect deluxe curler and mascara combo (Tarte, $16). A perfect choice for Easter, EOS lip balms (EOS, $3) come in an assortment of spring colors, from pretty pastels to punchy citrus hues. Plus, the egg-shaped package practically begs to be included in an Easter basket.


Jetsetter basket

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For the girl who’s always on the go, a jewelry travel case (Wayfair, $30) will allow her to take her favorite baubles wherever she goes. Traveling makes skin dry out, and a good hand lotion is a must (Bath & Body Works, $6). The size restriction for carry-on liquids doesn’t mean a gal has to travel without her favorite scent. These Marc Jacobs rollerball perfumes are the perfect size for flights, each weighing in at only 0.33 ounces (Saks, $38).


Techie basket

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For the gadget girl, skip a traditional Easter basket, and instead fill a playful Kate Spade iPad case with treats and sweets (Kate Spade, $50). Instead of buying a bulky headset, rock to the beat with understated, yet super stylish, polka dot La Pavilion ear buds (Kate Spade, $40). Round out the gift with a strawberry donut USB drive (Amazon, $20) — the one Easter sweet that won’t add to the waistline.


Golden-girl basket

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For the hostess with the mostess who loves to throw fabulous dinner parties, pick up a set of gold triangles drinking glasses (Dwell Studio, $63). Combine with this year’s hottest finds, confetti paper placemats (Layla Grace, $25) and gold flatware (West Elm, $29) to create a glitzy, modern tablescape for Easter brunch. These items are so chic, she'll love using them year-round.


Java-Jane basket

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For serious coffee lovers, the latest java gadget is a beaker-like vessel called Chemex which brews a more full-bodied cup of Joe (Crate&Barrel, $39). Add a stack of Easter-inspired pastel coffee and tea cups (Bed Bath & Beyond, $35) and a bag of locally roasted coffee that can be served during Easter brunch. For an added treat, include a sack of Coffee Joulies (Joulies, $50) — magic beans that are designed to keep a hot beverage at the perfect temperature.


Tween-obsession basket

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For a tween gift that won’t earn you an eye roll, include a fun, yet still-stylish sock monkey umbrella to stay dry from April showers (ToysRUs, $17). Encourage your kid to explore new music and earn a little street cred with the XBASS wired headphones (Focalprice, $13), which can be personalized with cutout stickers. Throw in a trendy Chevron circle scarf that’ll still look great as she grows into those teenage years (Nimli, $40).


Craft-queen basket

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This adorable Mackinac Moon craft tote (, $29) is the perfect Easter basket option for the crafter on the go. For a girl who loves to craft year-long, sign her up to receive a Celebrate Crate, a monthly subscription box that contains craft ideas and supplies like the one here for a mustache party (Celebrate, $20/month). For a hobbyist looking to stretch her entrepreneurial skills, include a copy of Craft, Inc. to encourage her to chase a new dream (Amazon, $11).

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