2.4 billion dollars was spent on candy in 2016. That’s a lot of sugar. But what about those not partial to chocolate during the Easter season? Luckily, there is a heap of excellent Easter gift ideas that leave the candy by the wayside.
Here are a few candy-free gift ideas to give your Easter an alternative spin.
Flowers and Plants
Easter is the celebration of Spring, so why not get literal with some flowering gifts?
Plants and flowers have a myriad of benefits, both aesthetically and health-related. Did you know that potted plants can help lower one’s blood pressure, increase attentiveness, and improve one’s overall well-being? They also improve a room by raising one’s perception of the space.
Following on from our spring theme, fruit gift baskets are also a great alternative to candy-laden options. They’re healthier, classier, and paired more readily with a celebratory glass of bubbly.
Fruit is also a great accompaniment to those big family dinners. There’s nothing like a juicy piece of orange to finish up three courses.
Easter is the season of keeping the kids occupied, so why not give out some fun crafty activities? DIY plush bunny kits are all the rage at craft shops like Etsy.
There’re also some great craft kits for older kids and adults alike. Cross stitch patterns, Spring-inspired coloring pages, and the like all make ideal Easter gift ideas.
The holidays are a time for friends and family and Easter is no different. Instead of gifting chocolate, why not turn your sights to more adult fare.
Gifts of wine or beer are often welcome at gatherings and give the adults something to look forward to, as well. If cocktails are more your style, a gift of a cocktail kit and a few mixers will also be a hit.
Tea and Coffee
Some indulge in candy, others in a cozy cup of tea. If you like to get your leaf on then a gift of tea and fruit may be just what the holidays ordered.
Tea and coffee is also a great way to wind down from the hustle of the holiday season. There’s nothing like curling up with a steaming cup of chamomile tea while you wait for the kids to wear out their sugar high.
Spring and Easter come with a slew of themes, ripe for jewelry gift ideas. Whether you’re buying for that special someone or looking for gifts under $10, jewelry is one of the most versatile Easter gift ideas.
Chemistry necklaces are a sweet way to give the gift of chocolate without the calories. Cute bunny earrings and rings are also sweet ideas sans the sugar.
Easter Gift Ideas Needn’t Give You Cavities
Whether you’re buying for a kid or an oldie, a foodie or a fashionista, these alternative Easter gift ideas are sure to be a hit with your recipients.
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