What better way to celebrate Easter and at the same time, make it a fun and memorable one than by giving away personalized Easter baskets. You can put in the usual basket fillers like cheese, ham, salt sausages, eggs and Easter bread (Pascha). Flowers and other gifts (depending on the sender) may also be included. In order to give your personalized Easter baskets a unique touch, you need to exert a bit of effort through the use of homemade basket fillers, a handmade greeting card, hand-painted Easter eggs, or fine chocolates.

Another way to go about with your personalized Easter baskets project is to put non-Christian or non-traditional items such as cookies, gourmet chocolate bars, a sweater, blankets, and even a stuffed bunny toy. Anything that you can fit inside your personalized Easter baskets, as long as it comes from your heart, then do not think twice to put it in.

Should You Buy or Make Personalized Easter Baskets?

Personalized Easter baskets can be purchased at a store, or they can be handmade (in other words, everything inside the basket are specially made by yourself for the person you intend to give it to). It’s called “personalized” simply due to the fact that it was custom-made to fit the recipient’s personality and preference. There are various offline, as well as online stores wherein their specialty is making personalized Easter baskets, and majority of online stores can deliver them directly to you or your recipient’s doorstep.

It would be a good idea to do a bit of research first if you are uncertain as to whether or not you should make or buy one. Sometimes, it may look as if it is practical and cost-effective to simply go down the handmade route; however, soon enough you would realize that the task is much harder that it appeared to be. Not doing your research may cause you to spend a lot of money as opposed to just buying personalized Easter baskets. The advantage of purchasing such gifts specifically for this holiday is that you already have a clear picture as to how much it would cost you, and majority of stores offer various price tags that you can choose from based on your budget. In addition, they are most likely way professional at packaging.

On the other hand, giving store-bought personalized Easter baskets to family members and friends takes out the fun and challenge in it, and making all the items for such Easter gifts can be a time-consuming, not to mention stressful endeavor. So, the best approach to this scenario is to buy some ready-made items from the store and then make some yourself.

Why Taking the “Personalized” Approach Is The Best Choice

Giving personalized Easter baskets to someone is a thoughtful way of making the person feel special. It also sends a message to the recipient that you are aware of what he or she likes. The person will see that you took some time and effort to find out his/her personality and what he/she needs or wants, which, in essence, is what giving is all about.

A lot of people have this notion that personalized Easter baskets should contain the traditional chocolates and eggs; however, it doesn’t have to be that way. As a matter of fact, you can put anything which you think the recipient will like and appreciate.

Filling Up Personalized Easter Baskets with Food Items

A number of the common food items that you would find in store-bought baskets are chocolate eggs, chocolates shaped like Easter bunnies and candy chicks to name a few. You can also find decorated and painted hard-boiled eggs that look very attractive, but nothing beats homemade baskets as gifts. Of course, there is nothing wrong with such gifts from the store; however, wouldn’t it be nice to come up with your own ideas?

You can always fill up your personalized Easter baskets with cookies, muffins and cakes, and with gourmet coffees and teas. As you can see, there are various food items that you can think of which you can put in your personalized Easter baskets. In case one of your friends recently lost his/her job and is trying to make ends meet during this economically difficult time, then you can consider giving him/her one which contains groceries. Giving him/her food package in the form of a gift basket is a way to disguise your intention of helping the person, especially if he/she is otherwise prideful to accept such offering.

Don’t Like Giving Food Item-filled Easter Package as Gifts?

Majority of us may have most likely consumed loads of cakes and chocolate during the holiday season that we don’t want to have anything to do with them anymore. Therefore, if you are in search of personalized Easter baskets that do not contain food items, then you may opt to fill them with gifts like household items, scented candles, flowers and many others.

With regard to how “personal” your personalized Easter baskets is going to be will all be based on the relationship you have with the recipient (is he/she your husband/wife, a family member, close friend, or colleague). For instance, if your wife is not fond of chocolates, then you may want to consider giving her lipstick or other cosmetics, perfume, and even toiletries such as scented soap, aromatherapy body wash, etc.

If you are planning to give someone who is religious, then an excellent idea for personalized Easter baskets is a picture book which illustrates Easter settings as depicted in the Bible. Of course, this type of present is only for a few chosen ones. For the not-so religiously inclined, you can add some naughtiness into your gifts by putting DVDs of Sex and The City, or even a book on how to spice things up in bed. Regardless of what you put in them, you can be sure that they would definitely be appreciated. Personalized Easter baskets are a great and thoughtful way to share your love for your family and friends.