Add a bit of whimsey and fun with these not-so-ordinary Easter basket ideas for kids and adults.
When you think of Easter baskets, does it conjure up memories of the same-old plastic or wicker versions? Then maybe it’s time change it up this year with these not-so-ordinary Easter basket ideas for kids and adults.
No one said you had to use the old standbys of wicker or plastic Easter baskets.
This year how about using a container that stands out from the rest and one that might even become your next family heirloom?
You’ll be amazed with these whimsical and fun Easter basket ideas for young and old:
1. Plush Easter Basket
I have given my kids plush baskets in the past, and I have to say I love, love, love them. The reason is that once the candy has been long eaten and the baby wind-up chicks set aside, your kids will have something they can take anywhere. It’s non-breakable too–which is definitely kid-friendly.
2. Easter Bunny Basket
This Easter Bunny Basket has to be my favorite basket. It has everything going for it. It’s fuzzy, it’s a rabbit character and it has definitely charm. Perfect for all ages.
3. Stackable Baskets
What I love the most about these stackable bunnies baskets is that they have a certain charm and sophistication. They can be used again and again. Kids can also put their trinkets and odds and ends in them after Easter has long passed.
4. Easter Totes
These Easter totes are great for holding candy or those necessary “essentials” to Grandma’s house. Made in the shape of Easter eggs, it’s colorful with bright and bold color polka dots. And, it’s large enough to fill with crayons, paper or other “busy” materials for traveling in drive in the car.
5. Reusable Gift Boxes
Love them with gift boxes and gift bags! Why? Because they are reusable year after year. Just clean them out well after use and stack ’em, then they’ll be good to go for next Easter.
6. Fillable Eggs
I love these vintage inspired fillable eggs. They add a bit of whimsey to your Easter table but also are fun to open and be surprised by what you find inside. Kids will love them too. They’ll be able to “hide” their own personal stash in their egg after Easter.
7. Tin Baskets
What is so enjoyable about this tin basket is that it is perfect for Easter candy and treats but also perfect in the bath, filled with rolled washcloths or scented soaps. You can even add fresh potted plants to this, only be sure to spray a clear lacquer on the inside so that the tin does not rust.
8. Bunny Wire Basket
This bunny wire basket reminds me of my vintage egg basket of old. It’s so cute with its bunny wire handle. You can dress it up with a bow, freshly cut paper fill and lots of chocolate treats! Yum!
9. Garden Watering Can
What may today be an Easter container for candy will tomorrow be a watering can for your favorite plants. The designs are reminiscent of Parisian markets and bygone whimsical prints.
10. Glass Easter Basket
Ever since Thomas Kinkade passed away, I have longed to see new items released that highlight the beauty he so endowed upon his paintings. This lovely glass Easter basket isn’t necessarily kid-friendly, but it is adult-friendly, for sure. Just make sure to place it in a location of honor. This is definitely a family keepsake.
11. Miniature Bunny Coop Basket
You may not have the room nor desire to house a real bunny but add some candy and lots of love and your kids will adore this wonderful bunny coop.
12. Lego Basket
I couldn’t resist! Lego my Easter basket? You bet! Fun and useful too! Boys and girls will use this not only for Easter but all year-long.
13. Personalized Easter Basket
Perfect for a Baby’s First Easter or just to separate baskets based upon your kid’s names. That is the beauty of personalizing it. Lovely mint green color. Easily cleaned, too!
14. Bucket Basket
This soft painted basket may seem delicate but it is definitely a keeper. Use it hold crayons and other bits and baubles after Easter.
15. Utilitarian Basket
Here’s another great Easter Basket Idea: You can’t have enough laundry baskets. And, while this isn’t the full-sized version, who said you couldn’t try that on for size this Easter Wicker Basket? You can keep this filled with your favorite magazines or dish towels–you get the picture. And, as an Easter basket, it is large and voluptuous, big enough for those family-sized candy caches.
For more Easter basket ideas be sure to check out my Pinterest Board: Easter Ideas from Wisconsin Homemaker and these seasonal favorites: