Let’s take some tips from the Easter Bunny this year and sprinkle some extra joy this Easter season (we know everyone needs it!) and get some ideas together for the age-old tradition of Easter gift baskets! You may be thinking that Easter baskets are just for the little ones in your life but let us share a little secret.. Everyone loves a good gift! Is your love language gift-giving or have you just decided to make more of an effort with friends and loved ones and just don’t know where to start? No problem! We here at Related Garments are here to help! We have put together the best ideas for some adult-friendly basket-building ideas that will get your friends hoppin’ for joy.
The fun starts with the item that will be holding all your hand-picked goodies your besties are so excited to get. You can always go traditional with a classic woven basket but if you’re looking to spicy things up we would suggest something they would find a little more use out of.
Looking for that traditional look? Go for a picnic basket (that’s right, like those old fashion ones with the flaps) your friends would never think to buy something like that themselves but just watch how many times they’ll be using it all spring and summer long.
Want something useful? Go with a cooler! That special gal or guy in your life will just flip over getting a super cool and retro cooler they can use year after year that is not only stylish but totally functional.
Not so basic, base layer
To get things going, you need a perfect base layer that will be holding all those goodies and create the perfect instagramable look! Ditch the traditional string confetti that just makes a big mess and isn’t so great for the environment and swap for a more boho look using recycled newspaper pages. Use something reusable like a brand new soft blanket that the gift recipient can use over and over again. Want to go above and beyond? Take the blanket in to get embroidered with initials is a special message!
Building the Basket
Now it is time to start filling in the basket with all the items you have bought to bring a smile to that special someone’s face. Whether it is items that you just know they’ll love or the basket is following a certain theme always follow this easy step to make sure it looks like one of those professional baskets without the high price point, small stuff in the front, and taller or larger items in the back. Yup, it is that simple!
Potential themes for an easter basket:
1. Night in
Fill the basket with items that would make a perfect night full of relaxation and appreciation for that special someone like popcorn and all the best snacks imaginable, favorite beverages, and a cozy robe paired with the perfect pair of slippers. This can also be full of self-care items like face masks, exfoliating scrubs, and bath bombs. Take it up a notch and fill the basket with your favorite Related Garments socks and undies for a personal touch they’ll use year-round.
2. Build-a-charcuterie basket
We see those fancy cheese and wine baskets all the time but they usually carry a heavy price tag, what if we told you it’s easy enough to make all by yourself! All you need is a trip to your local grocery store (we love Trader Joe’s for this one) and pull out that picnic basket we talked about earlier. Start the shopping trip off in the cheese section and pick out a soft, firm, and something in-between cheese (if you’re lost, just go with some fun names or packaging, no cheese is bad cheese.) Scoot on over to prepackaged meats and grab the best-looking salami and prosciutto. Lastly, hit the wines and grab the best wine AND red you know about. There you have it, the best fancy basket for a fraction of the price!