We've shown you some really fun ideas for making over a traditional sweets-and-eats Easter basket for something a bit healthier. A few of you, however, asked for some ideas for older kids and even adults, a.k.a. people who aren't easily impressed with a stuffed animal. (Though I contend an adorable stuffed bunny is always a good idea.)
I hear ya: some old kids (and even a few of us adults who still get a basket) need a few more creative ideas. These reach a wide age range. Obviously I wouldn't suggest giving your 17 year old the wine glass. But your 24-year-old budding foodie or your 54-year-old wife? Sure! And a bottle of wine, too!
Here, a few basket stuffers that older kids, adults, and possibly even you will love.
Easter Basket Ideas for Older Kids and Adults
Water Ways: Bunnies of all shapes and sizes would do well to have their own water bottle. Older kids (think high school and college) will likely love having a bigger double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle, like this ThermoFlask from Takeya, so they don't have to stop and refill as quickly. A 40-ounce bottle guarantees you have plenty of water for whatever you're doing--sitting in class, hanging out with friends on the quad, working out, or studying. ($35, takeyausa.com)
Cocktail on the Go: Every once in a while, we just need to sip a delicious cocktail in order to make the day go smoothly. Fill your favorite bunny's basket with Carry-On Cocktail Kits they can stash at work, around the house, even in their carry-on suitcase. They're meant for airplane rides, but if you provide mini bottle of liquor with the kits, you've basically set up a mini bar that maybe you'll get to enjoy, too. ($24, wandpdesign.com)
Stash These: We all have a million reusable bags, but most of them cannot be safely or easily cleaned and washed to get rid of germs and bacteria they pick up between market trips. Time to encourage your love bunny to ditch them all and get new ones! Love Reusable Bags fold away neatly into individual carrying pouches so you don't fill your trunk with giant bags, and they come in a multitude of fun patterns. ($16, lovebags.com)
Have Passport. Will Pizza: The airport is a sea of blue and black suitcases, so make sure your loved one's bag really stands out next time they fly with this Pizza Luggage Tag. Bonus: like any good luggage tag, it's waterproof, so you don't have to worry about your identification fading away in a runway downpour. ($9, kikkerland.com)
Time to Swing: It's finally outdoor season again! And a hammock is a must for those days when it should be a crime to stay inside. You know the ones I'm talking about--it's a glorious 75, the sky is crystal clear, and a distant breeze is ushering in warm temps and the sound of buzzing bees. (Spring, seriously, hurry!) This Yes4All Hammock is inexpensive (hammock prices can get out of hand fast), and they have great reviews (trust the collective hammock wisdom!). ($15-18.50, amazon.com)
Wine to Go: For those hammock swinging days, you need to take along a glass of wine--one that won't spill while you're swaying. Goverre's portable wine glass has a silicone sleeve (in seven vibrant colors) for a good grip and a drink-through lid for ease of sipping. ($24, goverre.com)
Get Crazy: Thanks to games like Cards Against Humanity and Bananagrams, group games have never been cooler. Codenames, which has over 200 five-star ratings on Amazon (again, trust the collective wisdom), is a suspenseful game of intrigue and spy craft. Watch as your teammates try to unravel your cryptic codes. ($20, amazon.com)
A Book for Your Thoughts: Everyone needs a place to jot thoughts, dreams, doodles, and lists. The streamlined look of Kate Spade New York's Dipped Notebooks is great for guys and girls alike. Each notebook is 200 pages, and every letter is its own unique color. ($16, lifeguardpress.com)
Homemade Sweets for Easter:
- Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Easter Treats
- One-Ingredient Apple Fruit Leather
- Healthier Easter Candy Ideas