Easter gifting is synonymous with baskets jam-packed with sweet treats. Yet, not everyone has a penchant for candies. Perhaps your loved ones are striving to be a tad more health-conscious, or sweets just put them off. Still, you could spoil them with an amazing Easter basket while still dispensing with the sugar. Here are a few ideas on just how to do this.
Books on the Story of Easter
Easter can be a fun-filled time for kids with the decorating of pastel-colored eggs, wolfing down of desserts, and hours of of entertaining egg hunts. However, it is also a time to teach them about the true meaning of the holiday by giving your kids books about Easter and the story of Jesus. One example would be “God Gave Us Easter,” by Lisa Bergen, which is guaranteed to make story-time extra special this Easter.
You could also get your kids “That Grand Easter Day,” by Jill Roman Lord and Alessia Trunfio. It narrates the story of Easter, and how the tomb Jesus was interred in was found empty, and how Jesus had risen. The illustrations are vivid and engaging, and the story is told in an easy-to-understand ‘build-upon’ format.
Basket Fillers for Teenagers
Examples of non-candy gifts for teens could be some Easter-themed pastel hand soaps. These are also ideal for weight-conscious teenagers since this gift is devoid of calories. Buy some Easter-themed molds, then meld a melt-and-pour soap base with their favorite essential oils to personalize this gift. Make it even more appealing with an exfoliating factor, such as oats. Then, in line with the Easter theme of carrots and chocolate, grate some raw carrots and cocoa powder and add for color.
You could also gift teens with journals, which afford them the ideal space to doodle, share their innermost thoughts, or even sketch. If your teenager is artsy, why not complement the journal with some sketching pencils and a beautiful pen? In honor of the holiday, you could also gift them a teen-oriented Bible. These are filled with teen-friendly features, such as how to interpret scripture. It may also include recommended daily readings, which endure beyond Easter. You could also fill their basket with Easter-themed socks, apparel from their favorite brand, a purse or wallet or some hair accessories. Or you could fill their baskets with their board game such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, or Clue. These are guaranteed to keep them entertained for hours.
Beauty Products, Makeup , Jewelry and Novelty Gifts
Other Easter basket-stuffers include Easter-themed eggs in the form of make-up or beauty blender sponges. For added creativity, these can be packed in an old or unused egg carton. These gifts are ideal for your sister, mom or friends. You could also add some bath salts, or their favorite brand of bath bombs, to their basket. Seeing that it is Easter, you may also want to add some chocolate-scented lip balm to these baskets.
You could also gift your loved ones with Easter cross necklaces or bracelets to remind them of the sacred triumph of the resurrection. Or put a dog tag pendant with a personalized resurrection message in the basket.
For nature-lovers, why not pop a bunny-shaped planter into their basket? Better yet, seeing this holiday marks new life, why not fill their Easter basket with novelty items, such as packets of seedlings of their favorite herbs, plants or flowers.
These gifts are sure to make their Easter basket a special one, even without candy.