Easter is right around the corner and I didn’t realize it until I looked at my calendar. Why do these holidays sneak up on me? I love to decorate and bake cute things for the season and I can’t do that if I’m not anticipating the holiday!
I love spring because of the colors and the warm temperatures. 68 degrees and pastel decor is just wonderful to me! I was browsing through a few stores the other day doing my own little inventory of the cute spring stuff they had in. I saw plenty of inspiring things that have me overly excited for the upcoming season and I’m sharing my favorites with you!
All of my favorite Easter things came from Target, Pier 1 Imports, and Crate & Barrel. They seriously have the most adorable things for decent prices. I’m always walking out of those stores wanting to decorate and make things pretty. What are your favorite stores to feel inspired in?
After a certain age Easter baskets really aren’t the same. The candy doesn’t excite us like it used to and hunting for Easter eggs is out of the question. My mom has always put together a cute basket for me (and I’m 21) and I still love it! Here are a few things that you can put in an Easter back for the kid at heart in your life.
1. Good candy
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on this but some Ghirardelli chocolate pieces in an Easter basket is very nice! If you buy it in bulk from Ross it can be cheaper (just check the expiration date).
2. Starbuck’s VIA
Again, find this at Ross or even Marshall’s. They have the coffee version and then teas also! I love the berry hibiscus pink on they have. If these happen to be too expensive then buy a generic version from Walmart or Target.
3. Tumbler or Mug
There’s nothing better to me than finding a mug I love! Some of the best ones I have found were at Burlington Coat Factory and Vera Bradley! They range in price. One of my faves I found for $1.98 at Burlington. I also bought one at a Vera Bradley outlet for $7! The Tumblers tend to be more expensive but I saw one that was adorable for $4.98 the other day.
4. Bath or body products
Both guys and girls alike need them and you don’t have to spend a fortune. Twice a year Bath & Body Works does their big semi-annual sale and you can find body wash, soap, body spray, and other little things for up to 75% off. They have a great selection of men’s products too. This sale happens during the summer and then right after Christmas, so stock up early!
5. For the Ladies
Nail polish and cute socks. I get my fave socks at Target for $1.50 a pair and every season they have new patterns and designs. Target also sells N.Y.C. nail polish that ranges from $1-3 a bottle. Not the best brand, but I use it on my toes because no one can see the little chips and mistakes you tend to make with cheaper polish!
6. Go Traditional
Get Peeps. Its a classic and you can’t go wrong.
On Instagram, I saw one girl had posted her Easter basket for that year and her parents had filled a Lilly Pulitzer bag with Lilly Tumblers, Vineyard Vines baseball hat, Peeps, Souther Proper t-shirt, and Cadbury Creme eggs. Obviously, this was a little excessive and probably cost around $170. You do not have to spend crazy money like that to give someone a great basket! Planning ahead and constantly looking for good deals is what gets you the goods at a great price.
What do you put in Easter baskets? Do you have a traditional item that goes in?