When it comes to Easter baskets, who can resist indulging in heaps of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks? But not all baskets have to be candy-filled (and not all Easter goodies are for the kids!). This year, consider making baskets that really speak to your friends and family—especially those with a green thumb. So forget those standard Easter basket ideas—we’ll show you how to put together the perfect gift for your favorite gardener.
Step 1: Gather your gifts
Before getting into Easter grass, baskets and bows, it’s best to figure out exactly what you want to go inside—after all, you don’t want to start with the container only to find that your goodies don’t all fit! For gardeners, we recommend opting for a few classics—think bulbs (perfect for spring!) and seeds—along with a few unexpected gardening gadgets, like these clawed gardening gloves. Check out some more ideas below.
Step 2: Find your container
Once you picked out your giftables, it’s time to find a basket to nestle them into. This time of year, it’s easy to stop by Joann or Michael’s to find Easter baskets of all shapes and sizes, but if you want to take this theme to the next level, you can always fill up a terra cotta pot or watering can for your friend to repurpose!
Step 3: Pack it all up
You’ve got your container, you’ve got your gifts, now it’s time to fit them together. But before you start popping in seed packets, think about building a base for your basket to make it a bit more festive. Easter grass, tissue paper and decorative paper shreds are always a good foundation. With that settled into the bottom of your basket, you can start to arrange your gifts.
Step 4: The finishing touches
After stuffing your basket, you might find that it looks pretty good! If so, stop there! If you think there a few gaps, it’s always a fun idea to pop in some odds and ends, like some homemade candies, just to really round the whole presentation out. Oh, and don’t forget the bow!
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