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Easter baskets for all!

Easter baskets for all!

You might say that the Easter basket is the embodiment of Easter. It holds eggs and sweets, of course, but it also has a rich history that follows the traditions of the holiday.

But first, let’s start with the egg, which since ancient times has been celebrated as a symbol of life and rebirth. Christians also believe that the egg represents the resurrection of Jesus.

The Easter basket comes into play because of German traditions, which celebrated Oschter Haws. An egg-laying hare, Oschter Haws was viewed much like Santa Claus and was believed to reward good children by leaving colored eggs that would be placed in “nests” made from baskets and hats that were left out overnight.
Baskets also play a role in other Easter celebrations. In Poland and other Eastern European countries, for instance, it’s still customary to bring baskets of food to church to have them blessed on Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday.

At MacKenzie-Childs, we’ve added to our collection of Easter baskets, including the new Tisket Tasket Basket in pink and in green. Both are decorated with shimmering hand-painted capiz shells. Dimensional flowers made of capiz chips with pearl bead centers embellish the pink basket, while the green basket features transfers of pink roses.

You can fill these baskets with Easter treats for your little bunny, whether they’re young or just young at heart. In fact, who says the tradition of an Easter basket has an expiration date on it?

With that in mind, we’d like to recommend some Easter basket ideas for adults. Our focus is on making them more like a gift basket, although we’re sure the recipient wouldn’t mind if there’s a chocolate bunny or a few jelly beans tucked in there as well.

Gardening basket
Give your favorite green thumb some packets of seeds or a few summer-blooming flower bulbs, plus our Artisan Garden Gloves and our Morning Glory Gardening Tool Set.

Coffee basket
Tell your coffee lover to wake up and smell a new flavor or two. Tuck in a variety of beans and flavorings, plus one of our Travel Mugs or ceramic mugs.

Reader basket
A book lover can never have too many books, right? Tuck in a few new ones, plus a new bookmark, and if your favorite bibliophile likes to sip tea while reading, include our Courtly Check Tea for Me Pot.

Baking basket
Give the baker in your life some new toys to play with in the kitchen. We recommend a whisk, spatula or spoon in our new Royal Check pattern, plus the Royal Check Bistro Apron to keep your baker neat and tidy.

Bath basket
Pamper someone special with a basket filled with indulgences like a facial mask, essential oils, and a loofah or body brush. For relaxing, include our Thistle & Bee Candle, which has an impressive 50-hour burn time and a refreshing floral scent, accented with notes of honey.

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