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Easter is coming up, and that means it’s time to dye hard-boiled eggs, buy chocolate bunnies, and plan an Easter egg hunt for the little ones in your life.
This year, Easter falls on April 4. Have you ever wondered why the date varies from year to year? It’s because it’s tied to the cycles of the moon. In the fourth century, the Christian Church decided Easter should coincide with the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which is the first full moon after the spring equinox on March 21.
Especially after the stressful past year we’ve all experienced, the holiday offers people of all faiths a chance to share the hope of spring with those we love. Traditional Easter gifts include plush bunnies and chicks, candy, and small toys for children.
Flowering plants, like the traditional Easter lily, and fresh flowers are also a welcome reminder that spring is here. Seed packets, gardening tools, and windowsill pots are perfect to tuck inside an Easter basket.
Books also are ideal Easter basket stuffers. “We mostly sell the little board books for Easter,” says Valerie Koehler, owner of the Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas. “People like to put them in baskets or send to little loved ones.” A popular choice this year is Spring Stinks, a humorous story about the smells of springtime, which Valerie says is perfect for a three- to four-year-old.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your Easter giving, we’ve put together a gift guide with some fresh ideas. We’ll begin with the kids, but we’ve also added selections for all ages.
Easter gifts for the little ones
You can bring on the jelly beans, but then here are a few other ways to see their faces light up on Easter morning.
Who says you need a basket when a cute reusable bucket will do the trick? This colorful pail is filled with all kinds of sweet Easter treats like M&M’s, Peeps, and a cuddly plush bunny.
Have the kids get a little creative this Easter by digging up some dinosaur eggs! This set of a dozen faux dinosaur eggs is perfect for the budding paleontologists in your life.
A sweet plush bunny and some delicious buttercream frosted cookies, too? Yes, please! Children will love this special Easter-themed package from Cheryl’s Cookies.
The fun of Easter morning will last all day as your kids build and rebuild a LEGO Easter bunny with this set that also comes with two customizable Easter eggs.
This classic tale is perfect for Easter. It tells the story of a mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden.
Easter gifts for the kid in all of us
Flowers, bunnies, and sweet treats make for thoughtful gifts for anyone you care about this Easter.
This gorgeous floral arrangement features the soft colors of spring gathered in a glass vase filled with colorful plastic Easter eggs. Send one to a friend or order one for your own holiday table!
If you’re looking for a gift the whole family will enjoy, here it is. The pretty wooden crate is filed with all sorts of Easter treats, including confetti cake, chocolate truffles, white cheddar cheese, Moose Munch Premium Popcorn, and more.
Who could resist fuzzy bunny slippers? No-bunny, that’s who. Soft and cozy, they make the perfect Easter basket stuffer.
The best gifts keep on giving, so your friends and family will enjoy this reusable tote. But the goodies inside won’t last nearly as long! It’s filled with delicious popcorn in four different flavors, Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Raspberry Squares, and some yummy fruit slices.
It’s hard not to look at Flora Bunny and not smile. She will charm your friends and family with her poseable ears and the pretty rose plant she holds. For added fun, Flora comes with a pack of jelly beans.
Now this is an Easter basket anyone would be thrilled to find on Easter morning. The handy, reusable basket is filled with buttercream frosted cookies, a chocolate bunny, snack-size chocolate cookies, jelly beans, and chocolate eggs.