My mom always put together the best Easter baskets for my sister and me. Everything in them was perfectly coordinated, and there was the perfect balance of candy, practical items, and things just for fun. I have a fondness for Easter baskets for the same reason I love stockings – they are stuffed full of little things that are sweet and thoughtful. As I’ve grown older, I like the idea of putting together themed baskets for people, and creating a fun gift based on their hobbies or interests.
In ‘The Chef’s’ Basket: a stainless steel soup pot and ladle , cute springtime mini spatulas, lemon measuring spoons + a coordinating dish towel, ‘peas and carrots’ sugar candy, and three types of beer BBQ sauces.
In ‘The Gardener’s’ Basket: A wooden planter, bright and cheerful plant shears, DIY chalkboard plant markers, feminine gardening gloves, a miniature plant, a perennial wheel to help visualize a garden, and robin’s egg candies.
In ‘The Entertainer’s’ Basket: A large ice tub for parties, a silicone ice cube tray to make more visually appealing drinks, pomegranate grenadine simple syrup, a set of cheese knives, a nice bottle of champagne, and a jar of champagne bubbles candies.