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An Easter Gift Basket At The End Of Your Egg Hunt

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Easter egg hunts are an Easter tradition, and except for some of the prizes, they really haven’t changed much over the years. I remember waking my parents up at the crack of dawn on Easter morning (I’m sure they loved that!), and excitedly announcing that the Easter bunny was here, and could they please oh please wake up so I could find my Easter basket?!

Some of my friend’s parents would simply hand them their Easter baskets, but not mine. My Mom – I mean, the Easter bunny – would take the time to fill small plastic colored eggs with some of that green Easter “grass”, and add little slips of paper with clues to where the next egg was creatively hidden. It was all kinds of clues – from “Mom heats leftovers in here” (microwave) to “I get squeaky and clean here” (shower), and “The Tooth Fairy leaves a treat under here” (pillow).

She usually hid about ten eggs around the house, and the last clue was always the hardest, as it would lead me to my Easter gift basket, filled with wondrous chocolate delights, Marshmallow Peeps, and all kinds of deliciousness. Sure, there wasn’t anything ostentatious about it, and it was pretty much the same routine year after year, but I will never forget those Easter mornings, and my excitement was palpable each year.

I still continue the Easter egg hunt tradition for my own nieces and nephews, with chocolate filled Easter gift baskets at the end of the hunt. My now-adult siblings and cousins remember how much fun Easter egg hunts were as youth, so I even put together a small egg hunt for them too – the only differences are that the clues have to be harder, and the Easter Gift Baskets a little more gourmet! I encourage you to do the same on this year’s Easter morning – start a tradition by having a fun Easter egg hunt for your little ones, and even the adults in your family.

After all, who doesn’t love some chocolate Easter candy, even if they have to hunt for it?

Fill With Your Easter Gift Baskets with Laughter and Memories

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I’ve long felt that Easter tends to be a little overshadowed – it’s in the wake of its two big holiday cousins, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, and only a few months away from the fun of Halloween. Yet, Easter was always celebrated in a big way in my family growing up – from the religious significance of the day to the fact that we just loved all those chocolate and sugary Easter delights!

It seems that Easter is finally getting the popularity its due – Americans spend about $1.9 billion on Easter candy every year – that’s a lot of sweet teeth and smiling faces! Easter is a happy time, and although you might not be able to indulge in candy every single day, it’s that one Springtime day where you’re encouraged to eat all the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs in your Easter basket and bite the ears off those chocolate bunnies.

As a grown-up, I’ve channeled my love for all things Peeps, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, Jelly Beans, and Malted Robin’s Eggs into creating candytastic Easter gift baskets for my nieces and nephews, and it’s always nice if they share a piece or two with me! My cousins and brothers and sisters are no longer the kids they were either, and although we love some Easter candy, I whip up “grown-up” Easter Gift Baskets for them, filled with everything from the always delectable Ghirardelli chocolates to Springtime teas and mugs. We might be a little older, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped appreciating that fun feeling of unwrapping our Easter gift baskets and seeing all the treasures inside!

Easter Gift Baskets

My family and I aren’t the only ones with this idea – our Easter Gift Baskets section gets quite a bit of visitors, and we just love delighting customers with our unique Easter gift basket creations, such as our chocolate-filled Ghirardelli Easter Gift Basket and our so scrumptious Easter Egg Cookie Gift Bouquet. Easter is a day filled with Springtime joy and pastel colors, so fill up on some chocolate candy, add some color to your outfit, and smile as you open your Easter gift basket!