How to make Easter gift baskets

How to make Easter gift baskets


Easter baskets aren’t just for kids! If you’d like to treat your friends, family, or coworkers to something special this spring, surprise them with their very own Easter gift basket.

Are you looking for advice on how to make gift baskets that will amaze even the big bunny? Check out these tips for assembling memorable baskets that are sure to impress.

Think outside the basket

When you think of Easter baskets, you may picture a brightly colored basket filled with grass, chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs, and jelly beans. This classic combination would delight any child on Easter morning.

But when you are assembling gift baskets for adults, you might want to think outside the traditional basket. The best and most memorable gifts always revolve around a theme, so brainstorm some specific ideas that might appeal to your recipients. This could be anything related to the holiday or springtime they would enjoy. Keep reading for some specific basket ideas in the next section.

Thinking outside the basket can also apply to the container you use for assembling your gifts. While a traditional basket is certainly appropriate, don’t be afraid to get creative with your container. For a unique twist, use a fabric bin, wooden crate, or another container that ties in with your chosen theme.

Easter gift basket ideas

There are so many fun theme ideas for Easter gift baskets. Here are a few examples you can use as a starting point to create a special gift for everyone on your list!

Easter morning breakfast

Who wouldn’t love to receive a pretty gift basket filled with all the essentials for a delicious Easter morning breakfast? For this tasteful basket, include scone mix or muffin mix, plus an assortment of jams and preserves. Add their preferred beverage, whether coffee, tea, or a small bottle of bubbly for mimosas. Finish with pretty linen napkins with a seasonal print to set a festive mood.

How to make Easter gift baskets

This collection is pictured in a 10-1/2 in x 8-9/16 in x 3-1/2 in wooden gift basket crate by Carpenter Core.

Spring gardening

With the arrival of spring, many people start thinking ahead about gardening. For those family and friends with a green thumb, a spring gardening basket works great at Easter time. Fill a garden caddy or basket with gardening tools, nice gloves, small pots, and a variety of seed types. Fun add-ons include a mini watering can, carrot garden markers, or a bunny garden statue to fit with the theme.

Indulgent treats

Treats aren’t just for kids on Easter! Adults will appreciate a few indulgent treats in their baskets as well. Improve on classic holiday favorites by choosing high-quality confections like gourmet chocolate truffles or fancy jelly beans. Add other little luxuries like a scented candle, box of herbal tea, and hand cream or bar soap in a fresh spring scent. This lavish collection of gift items will be a welcome treat!

Crafty Easter

If your giftee has a crafty side, fill their Easter gift basket with an assortment of fun seasonal craft supplies. Some ideas include wooden eggs and painting supplies and adult coloring books with a spring theme. You can also find pre-made craft kits, such as an embroidery kit or even a fairy garden kit. Another great addition is a pretty floral or pastel-colored notebook to jot down all their creative ideas.

These are just a few suggestions, but the possibilities are endless! Think about your recipients and what they would most like to receive in their baskets.

Pretty presentation

The final step to making the best Easter gift baskets is in the presentation. Once you’ve chosen your theme and container and curated all your gift items, you can set to assembling your basket. Arrange items attractively by following these four easy steps.

To make your basket even more appealing, pay special attention to the decoration. This can include the material you use to fill the base of the container, the wrapping material, and any embellishments. Coordinate all decorations with your theme to make your gift basket feel complete and look amazing.

A common color palette for Easter uses pretty pastels like light pink, grass green, robin’s egg blue, and pale yellow. Or, achieve an elegant look by using light neutral shades and natural materials. Use crinkle paper or faux grass to fill the base of your container. Add pretty decorations like ribbons or bows, real or faux spring flowers, and decorative eggs. Don’t forget a card or gift tag to finish the look!


While it may seem difficult to put together Easter gift baskets that appeal to adults, it’s easier than you think. Choose a theme that aligns with their interests and add creative holiday and springtime elements to make it feel festive. Focus on using quality items, arrange them beautifully, and finish with coordinating decorations for a pretty presentation. If you follow these steps, you’ll create a memorable gift experience that they will be talking about for many years to come.

This article was made possible by support from Carpenter Core. We make small customizable wooden crates and boxes used for gift baskets and product packaging.

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