Many think of Easter baskets as something for children only, but we've found that giving each other a basket on Easter is a way to help your spouse feel loved with a little unexpected gift. I think he always knows jewelry or nail polish work great for a gift for me and fit in a basket, but sometimes it's tricky to find smaller, meaningful gifts for the man in your life. I thought about this long and hard this year so I could get more than just some of his favorite candy. I thought I'd share 10 perfect items for the man in you life's Easter basket.
1. A Date
How could I not eek this one in first? Plan a date, get some gift cards, wrap in up in an envelope and let him know a special night is already set and paid for.
2. A Book
It doesn't matter if he's a big reader or not, anything that falls into this category is great- how-to books, the best selling novel, something for his professional development, a new cookbook, etc.
3. Movie Tickets
Blockbuster season is around the corner, let him know you will support him during this summer of nothing but superhero movies.
Before this sounds like a pretty sad excuse for a gift, think about what type of socks he's a fan of. Is he a runner/golfer/basketball enthusiast/fill-in-the-blank active in some sport? These special socks make a big difference in athletic performance and can be the perfect refresh as the weather heats up and they can get out more.
Sports aren't their thing? Don't worry, dress socks for work or a special occasion can be stylish and exciting too!
It's always fun to get a small bottle of a new scent, particularly when it's one that you know your significant other really enjoys.
Easter is a time many go to church, and a pastel tie or something fun and bright for summer spice up the basket fast.
I kind of laughed when my parents gave my husband one of these a few years ago for Christmas, but I'm telling you he loves that thing and uses it for almost every home project! It's practical and a bit of luxury all mixed into one.
8. Deck of Cards
Whether he's a poker fan or not, there's a lot of games to be played with this deck, and it's a great thing to have on hand for entertaining or travel.
9. A New Razor
You can choose how nice you want to go or what you want to spend, but this is a necessity for most men, and getting a new one is a nice luxury that's not typically expected.
10. Gift Cards
I know this one seems less personal, but it doesn't have to be! I love to find a few of his favorite lunch spots and get gift cards there. That way he knows I was thinking of him, and he doesn't have to share anything with me, it's a gift truly for him!
I always start by grabbing a few of the gift items that fit well in the basket.
I then grab some treats, particularly a little bit of chocolate items!
And did I say a little chocolate? A 12 oz DOVE® Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny may last him for weeks, but it is too cute and delicious not to include! And of course some classic M&M’s® Milk Chocolate are in order too.
After the main affair of chocolate is in order I like to make sure there are a few non-chocolate treats as well- which definitely include jellybeans. And can we just all agree that Starburst® Strawberry & Original Jellybeans are the greatest thing to happen to jellybeans? It's a dangerous thing to leave me alone with a bag of them!
I love grabbing a few extra filler too like the
- Skittles® eggs and tubes
- 4.5oz DOVE® Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny
- Easter Mixed Brand Chocolates
- Hubba Bubba® $1 Bubble Tape.
And there's some awesome coupons going on too!
- SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) M&M's® bags, DOVE® eggs (8oz or larger), SNICKERS® or TWIX® Easter Minis (11oz or larger)
- Messaging: SAVE $1.00 on any (2) bags of Starburst® Jellybeans (13oz or larger)
You can find all these Easter goodies in the seasonal aisle at Walmart right now.
I arrange the candy and the presents in a more manly basket on the big day and let him enjoy a bunch of treats and some meaningful presents to let him feel loved and special too.
Anything else you'd add to the list? What are some of your favorite treats and gifts to put in your significant other's basket?