Unique Easter Baskets!
Written by on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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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.

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Or if you are mailing their Easter goodies to them, consider a closeable container and use the Easter grass in between gifts.

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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! 😉

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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!

s_Rob and Merediths Easter BasketsEnjoy the Creativity!

Eileen

 

 



8 Comments

  1. These are such great ideas!

  2. I truly appreciate this blog.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  3. […] This is a great idea for older kids- pack a cooler (or even a reusable lunch bag) with items like gift cards and candy! Courtesy of The Seasonal Home. […]

  4. Judy says:

    Great idea. I did the lunchbox cooler idea for my then 12year old twins last year as well as the new Cole man lunchbox and thermos from Academy for my boyfriend of 2years and they were all there extremely happy. But so was I because they all needed bigger lunchboxes and to this day they treasure them and take extremely good care of them compared to before. Honestly the cost was only about $15.00 more, but the content inside and the extended use has made everyone happy.

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