We do love to give gifts in the US and Easter baskets are a lot of fun to assemble. But If you are trying to declutter your home, you do not need more plastic knick-knacks that will be forgotten in a month - or, more likely, a day.
How do you fill your family's Easter baskets while also attempting to limit the clutter coming into your home? Here are 30 ideas to fill your baskets with items that will not clutter up your home.
Gifting experiences is my favorite gift. No clutter AND you're making memories.
Movie gift certificate
A family bowling or mini-golf outing
Dinner and dessert of their choosing
Zoo passes or membership
Tickets to a sporting event
Grub & Grog
We recently started a new "tradition" in my family called a Food Bag. For birthdays and holidays, we gift a bag of special treats that we don't buy often or new things we think the person may like. This would translate well for a Food Basket for Easter.
Give a head start on summer fun by gifting summer items at Easter. Goggles, sunglasses, bubbles, or sidewalk chalk will all be appreciated on the first warm day of spring as well as long into the dog days of summer.
It used to be that no one wanted to get socks for a gift, but with the plethora of really fun sock choices out there now, socks have earned a place in the annals of good gift ideas. But not just socks - a fun version of something that someone needs anyway can be a great gift. Ideas include cute pajamas, colorful Band-aids, and a T-shirt from their favorite show or band that wouldn't normally make it into the clothing budget.
Hobby Gadgets & Gizmos
Whatever the hobby, there is bound to be something on your loved one's wish list that they'd like to have, but haven't purchased for themselves. Nicer colored pencils, a particular woodworking tool, quality crochet hooks, or the latest snazzy kitchen gadget.
Arteza Kids Colored Pencils, Set of 48 Vibrant Colors for the artist
Bib Apron With 5 Pockets for the chef
Ergonomic Handle Crochet Hooks in Ebony Wood for the crocheter
Magnetic Torpedo Level for the woodworker
Garden Trowel with Ergonomic Handle for the gardener
Yea, duh. I'm always going to say books are a good idea. While there is a lot of debate on where books fall in the clutter category, I still think a thoughtful book is a great gift. Reference books or cookbooks - something someone will use over and over - are probably the least clutter-y. But if you think your loved one will really enjoy a particular book... get it!
The Velveteen Rabbit 100th Anniversary Edition by Margery Williams (Author) and Charles Santore (Illustrator) - a classic that I loved as a kid and makes a perfect Easter gift.
Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega - releasing on April 5th (and I am so excited - have had it on pre-order for months). I loved Claribel Ortega's Ghost Squad. With her funny, girl-power style, this book is sure to be a winner!
Eat to Beat Illness: 80 Simple, Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Science of Food as Medicine by Dr. Rupy Aujla - this is my current favorite cookbook. Everything we've tried in it has been amazing!
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown - I've only just started reading this book, Brené Brown's latest, and it's already shaping up to be one of my favorites of hers.
Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson - Otherwise known as The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson uses humor to discuss the very serious topics of depression and anxiety.