5 Twists On The Traditional Easter Basket

Easter is a time for celebration, to gather with family and of course to indulge in some fabulous treats.  Traditionally, little one’s get to wake up to gorgeous Easter Baskets stuffed full of goodness and head out on epic Easter Egg Hunts.  As the kiddos get a little older, those Easter Egg Hunts are no more and the traditional Easter Baskets just don’t pack the same punch.   Don’t want any one to feel left out?  Here are a few non-traditional twists for a more grown-up Easter Basket sure to keep all your “little” people happy and leave you with that happy Mama glow.

For the Spa Lover:

The beautiful thing, you can find everything you need for this basket at Shoppers Drug Mart.

For the person who loves to travel:

Most of these items can be picked up in one fell swoop on your next trip to Indigo!

For the bookworm on your list:

If you’re feeling truly creative you can stuff it all into a fabulous tote instead of a traditional basket.  All items in this basket were found at Indigo.

For the artist in the family:


  • An adult colouring book like Blossom Magic.
  • Craft cord to make Friendship Bracelets.
  • Soft pastels, Coloured Pencils and Sketch books.
  • A starter Water Colour Set and canvas to create on.
  • A bundle of gorgeous wool and knitting needles.

Everything you need to create this basket can be found at Michaels!

For the Spouse:

Traditionally one of the hardest people to shop for on your list?  The man.  Here are some cute ideas to help make his Easter a little sweeter this year.  Tip:  Feeling very creative?  Create this gift in a wicker picnic basket for two. (maybe he won’t notice this one is a bit of a gift for you too!)

  • A bottle of wine and a fancy new wine opener. This Ozeri Regalia Corkscrew Wine Opener looks fabulous.
  • Man Law 3-Piece Stainless Steel Barbeque Tool Set, BBQ sauce, and seasonings.
  • Chocolate Covered Almonds.
  • Beef Jerky or Pepperettes.
  • Any new video game for that X-Box.
  •  Scratch Lottery Tickets (the real one’s not the fake because that’s just mean!)
  • A gift card for two for the movies.
  • Novelty Socks.  It may sound cliche, but my man loves socks!

In a hurry?  You can find most of these items at Walmart Canada!

Of course don’t forget to stock up on the traditional Easter candy and round out those baskets with a few of your loves favourites; Cadbury Easter Cream Eggs, Mini Whopper Eggs, Reese Peanut Butter Eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Peeps and Hollow Chocolate Easter Bunnies – Because.  Tradition.

Wishing you all a Happy Twisted Easter!


  1. Josophine says:

    Happy Easter to you and your family!! Love that your family traditions continue to change as your children grow older!! Thanks for all of these terrific ideas!

  2. These are so cute and I’m totally stealing one of your ideas. I have a reader in my house who would love a basket of books. Plus less junk in her tummy is a great idea.

  3. Florence Cochrane says:

    Great ideas. The man in my life would enjoy those chocolate covered Almonds. Happy Easter.

  4. Amy Heffernan says:

    What great ideas. Love the bookworm basket!!! I have never thought of doing packages like these. Great for the teens!

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