I’m shaking things up a little this year and combining the family’s treats into one, Ultimate Easter Gift Basket. Shopping for the kids Easter gifts is one of my favourite excuses for heading in store to The Warehouse and stocking up on my spirit-food……………….chocolate of course!
I thought quite hard about the boy’s Easter baskets this year, as you do lol. I really love the look of cane baskets, and they are super fun to decorate with ribbon and cellophane but, I find them a nightmare to store and they take up valuable cupboard real estate only to be used once a year.
So function it is this year, although good looks have hardly gone out the window! Whilst searching for the perfect ‘vessel’ at The Warehouse I headed in-store to the storage department and spotted a range of hampers perfect for Easter styling. Comprising pretty pastels and fresh minty greens, you can get the Easter Bunny sorted and then re-use your on-trend hamper for disguising your household mess – Win!
I used the smaller size Hexagon Hamper which was a steal at just $16. It’s actually pretty big so I popped 3 rolled up towels inside and folded the front edge down to create the perfect base for the Easter goodies.
10 Easter Gift Basket Essentials
- A suitable bag, hamper or basket. There are super-cute traditional willow baskets available at The Warehouse ($7+) but I wanted to think outside the box a little and pick out something that could be repurposed throughout the year.
- Coloured shredded paper $2 – it’s just not an Easter basket without this stuff, it instantly ties everything together.
- Non-sweet treats. I always like to include a couple of non-sugar based items in the boys baskets. This year I picked up the latest Bear Grylls novel for Ethan, and for Nixon, a Transformers blind bag, a Play-Doh Spring Characters 2 Pack $7 and a box of Play-Doh Spring Eggs $12. These are the cutest. Nix is obsessed with watching ‘Surprise Egg” videos on YouTube so is going to love having some of his own!
- Every basket needs an Easter bunny! Cadbury Crunchie Bunny for E, a Kinder Bunny for Nix and a couple of Lindt Bunnies for Mum and Dad. (If you’re looking for allergy friendly Easter Eggs check out the range from The Warehouse here)
- A hollow egg – it’s tradition! A Cadbury egg each.
- Cadbury Mini-eggs. I die over how much
I lovethe boys love these!
- A novelty item – I picked out a tube of Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups for E and a Smarties Chicken for Nixon.
- Creme Eggs. IT’S NOT EASTER WITHOUT THEM, never forget the Cream Eggs ok?
- Plastic eggs for the hunt on Easter Morning.
- Assorted small eggs, including marshmallow eggs (these are also compulsory at Easter!) for the hunt.
I LOVE the Easter long weekend. It’s a cruisy, family time spent in the twilight of the warmer months. The hustle and bustle of summer and the start of the school year is over. It’s probably one of the few times of the year when I find it easy to relax and actually take some downtime. And the best part is that I’m already totally prepared for Easter – early!
The Easter range is in-store and online at The Warehouse now.