Everyone loves to get chocolate bunnies and jelly beans on Easter, but let’s face it: Candy isn’t much of a surprise anymore. It doesn’t last long, either.
Besides, the kids already get tons of sweet treats from Grandma’s house, and the grown-ups might be trying to cut back on sugar.
This year, think outside the basket and try these unique Easter gift ideas. (Easter is April 16 this year, so there’s still time to plan ahead!)
No matter your age, there’s something so satisfying about planting a garden and watching it grow. You can easily personalize this hand-painted pot and add beautiful flowers or fill it with seeds and gardening supplies.
Every parent knows the struggle: You want to get your kids something for Easter, but you don’t want them to start their summer with cavities. Stuff their basket with small toys instead! Writer and mother Amy Roskelley offers over 50 great ideas on the Super Healthy Kids blog. Some of our favorites: Sidewalk chalk, painting smocks, water toys, travel games and a kite.
Adult Coloring Books
Everyone loves to color, especially grown-ups. Give the gift of stress relief with an adult coloring book. (Try The Mindfulness Coloring Book by Emma Farrarons.)
A Tote Bag
It’s that time of year when things like umbrellas, wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen and flip-flops come in handy. Make sure your loved ones are ready to face Mother Nature and her fickle moods.
Homemade Bath Bombs
Spring is also a great time to pamper yourself so you’ll be ready to show off a little more skin. Make the women in your life feel special with a basket full of goodies just for them. Face masks, nail polish, body wash, lotion and these homemade bath bombs are perfect!
Kids love catching bugs, especially butterflies. And spring is the perfect time for them to do it. You can find inexpensive bug catchers or butterfly nets at just about retailer or toy store, along with an insect house, magnifying glass and bug book to spark their interest.
There’s no better way to brighten someone’s day than with a colorful orchid in full bloom. You can choose from a wide assortment colors, from speckled pinks to deep purples. You can also pick the size that best fits your loved one’s decor (and your budget.)
Best of all, they’re easy to care for and will stay in bloom for several months with proper care. Easter will be here before you know it, but with a little planning now, you can put together some truly memorable surprises (and avoid the last-minute rush down the candy aisle.) You can even buy an orchid online now and schedule your delivery date. Happy Easter!