When I was growing up, my mom injected every holiday with a sense of wonder and an appreciation for beauty and details. She was (and still is, for her grandchildren) a true master of the Easter basket. The main thing I remember about her curations were the beautiful little hollow eggs made entirely out of sugar, filled with tiny spring creatures also made of sugar, that she found for us. They were different every year, and they weren’t for eating: They were for marveling at. Called panoramic eggs, the sweet little dioramas still exist (proof here). Here are several other ideas for your basket that I believe Mom would give a thumbs-up for thoughtfulness.
I love this gorgeous rainbow of butterfly gummies from Williams-Sonoma that mimic spring pollinators. $26; williams-sonoma.com
Every basket needs something plush, and these handmade bunnies from Hibiscus Linens in Alabama are heirlooms in the making. $22; amparofineliving.com
Is there anything more charmingly festive than this artful Sugarfina chocolate bar studded with jelly beans? $10; sugarfina.com
Nod to spring bees with a bottle of Southern honey from Alabama’s Stone Hollow Farmstead. $15; stonehollowfarmstead.com
These meticulously detailed and lifelike wooden birds’ eggs by Moon Picnic offer a lasting lesson in natural wonder for little ones. $64; moonpicnic.com
Games, like this art-worthy quilt puzzle depicting a design by the Texas artisan Maura Ambrose, always make for a good gift idea, whether you’re eight or eighty. $25; ggfieldshop.com
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