Receiving an Easter Basket is so much fun for young children and I know some parents stop this gift-giving tradition once children reach their teens. My children are grown, but I still love to give them a few goodies (mostly things they need) at Easter, like new toothbrushes, modest gifts cards (to help out with lunch on their tight budgets), etc. And now that some of them have S.O.s (significant others – lol), I’m including them too!
Once kids reach their teenage years, it doesn’t make sense to hand them woven baskets, so I prefer putting their gifts into a container that is also useful, which then… becomes part of their gift. In case this gifting idea works for your family as well, below are a few container suggestions that I’ve utilized in the past – as well as this years. And here’s a helpful hint – if you choose a LARGE gift-container, simply use boxes, plastic bags, tissue paper, etc. to fill up the bottom, so your gifts can rest near the top, on a bed of Easter grass.
Or if you are mailing their Easter goodies to them, consider a closeable container and use the Easter grass in between gifts.
Always keeping my budget in mind, I never pay more than $5.00 for a container, so I keep an eye out for inexpensive or clearanced items, all year long. Today, I walked into Walmart and they had just marked down their large, canvas totes (office supply dept.) to $3.50…. SOLD!
Check out how great it looked as an Easter Basket, alongside a really cute & inexpensive monogrammed lunch bag…
another cute idea for a unique Easter basket!