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4 Easter Basket Themes for Adults, Because Kids Shouldn't Have All the Fun

Sarah grew up in Monterey, CA and now lives in Los Angeles. When she's not writing, you can find her enjoying a good book, fine wine, sunflowers and long walks on the beach.

These grown-up Easter Basket ideas make for awesome hostess gifts

Yes, we know that the Easter Bunny (rightfully) devotes most of his time delivering gifts to children, but adults are down to receive a cute Easter basket filled with treats too.

Whether you are building a basket for your spouse or are going to Easter brunch at a friend's house and want to bring a cool hostess gift, building an Easter basket around a hobby or interest of the receiver is an awesome way to ensure they'll love everything inside. Plus, what's more nostalgic than rifling through an Easter basket?

Check out these adult Easter basket ideas. Throw a nice bottle of wine into any of these baskets for good measure.

1. The fashion-forward basket

These grown-up Easter Basket ideas make for awesome hostess gifts
Image: Nordstrom

A handbag is a very personal thing most of the time, but a beachy crochet straw tote is perfect to use in place of an Easter basket, and something your loved one will be able to use all spring and summer (Nordstrom, $69). Jewelry is always a good choice, and the dainty minimalist pieces trending right now are perfect for the spring season — plus it's easy to pick something that looks expensive, but actually isn't. Take this simple hammered gold circle necklace, for example (Etsy, $26). A spring/summer scarf is also a great Easter gift — you can even tie it around the tote's handle. A lightweight scarf in a blush color is perfect for the season, but is also neutral enough that it can be worn with lots of different outfits (Etsy, $26).

More: 10 Themed Easter Basket Ideas for Tweens and Teens

2. The product junkie basket

These grown-up Easter Basket ideas make for awesome hostess gifts
Image: Citrine Natural Beauty Bar

Some people just love trying new products. For a self-proclaimed beauty junkie, a makeup bag is the perfect substitute for a traditional Easter basket. You can stuff this Tartan + Twine weekender bag with lots of Easter treats and beauty goodies (Ulta, $30). Fill it with fun gift sets they'd never think of getting themselves — like the Lotus Wei Mini Mist Kit (Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, $50) or Tarte's limited-edition Gym Bag Grabs from their new athleisure line (Tarte, $29).

3. The foodie basket

An upscale-looking colander (Bed, Bath & Beyond, $29) makes a great gift basket alternative for the foodie in your life. Fill it with unique kitchen finds like a Himalayan salt cooking and serving slab (Bed, Bath & Beyond, $30), Green & Black's assorted chocolate selection library (Green & Black's, $35) and a super-cool CinniBird spice pen that helps the latte-obsessed make designs with spices on the top of their coffee (CinniBird, $30).

More: An Easter Basket for The Kids Who Prefer a Little Extra Adventure

4. The entertainer basket

These grown-up Easter Basket ideas make for awesome hostess gifts
Image: Anthropologie

For the hostess with the mostess, it's all about fashion and function. It's a bit of a splurge, but this hammered copper beverage tub looks cool and holds a ton of drinks (Wayfair, $76). Cram it with stylish entertaining gifts like a quirky spoon rest (Anthropologie, $12) and pastel teaspoons that scream, "Easter!" (Anthropologie, $32). Also, an Easter Bunny apron is kind of essential for the holiday (Williams Sonoma, $27).

More: Easter Games for Kids That Go Beyond the Same Old Egg Hunt

Originally published March 2012. Updated April 2017.
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