Hey, y’all! Can you believe that Easter is just around the corner? Easter is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons. First and foremost, it’s a time of reflection, humbleness, and gratitude. Apart from that, I love all of the traditions: Easter baskets, attending the local fish fry, bunnies, egg hunts, etc. As such, I wanted to share my non-traditional take on preparing the perfect Easter Basket for this year (2021). All of the goods are Kentucky-based and Kentucky-proud; on this holiday and with each holiday, please remember to try to support local if at all possible. I know both the adult and the child in your life will be tickled pink if they receive a version of this Easter Basket!
Tips for Preparing the Perfect Easter Basket 2021
- There is no reason to not prepare a basket for both the children + the adults in your life. In this post, you’ll find tips + suggestions for both!
- Kroger is a wonderful place to purchase local, Kentucky-made food items for baskets. In fact, they are the largest supplier of Kentucky-proud goods in the state! From coffee, to sweet treats, to a wide array of food/beverages — Kroger has you covered.
- Speaking of sweet treats, candy is – of course – an integral part of Easter. It is also one of the easiest substitutions to make your basket local. I highly suggest Ruth Hunt year ’round, but especially this time of year: their Easter selections are exceptional!
- Think about non-traditional additions to baskets, such as flowers, plants, seeds, and bulbs. Their beauty will last longer than Easter Weekend, reminding those that you love of your gift in the future.
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Preparing the Perfect Easter Basket 2021: Children
Children are easily the most fun individuals to purchase for during the Easter Season. Let’s start with the obvious choice: Easter Candy. From chocolate rabbits (pure chocolate molded) to the most adorable Easter Candy Collection Gift Basket — you can find it all at Ruth Hunt Candies! If you don’t want to put together a basket on your own, their collection basket is the way to go. So pretty and so easy!
Ruth Hunt Candies is based in Mt. Sterling and is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Talk about a Kentucky legacy!
Looking for a sweet treat this Easter, yet not traditional candy? Look no further than Lovesome Macrons! Woman-owned and local to Louisville, Lovesome Macarons are made with almond flour, are gluten free, and taste absolutely divine. Their designs are also immaculate! I can’t recommend these enough! Check them out on Facebook and Instagram.
Woodstock Lavender Co. is a special business because it’s rooted near where I grew up; a family farm in Pulaski County (I grew up in neighboring Russell County), Woodstock Lavender Co. crafts safe, responsibly sourced goods for the body, home, and kitchen from their 700 lavender plants. While I recommend checking out all of their goods, I recommend the Snuggle and Sleep Pets – specifically the bunnies – for Easter. These generously-sized stuffed animals are filled by hand with premium poly fiber and lavender buds from Woodstock Lavender Co. They are both adorable and soothing!
Stacey’s Simple Stuff
Stacey’s Simple Stuff is a business located in one of my favorite communities — Shelby County, KY. Located in a log cabin on Historic Main St., they offer farmhouse decor, accessories, and more. With a plethora of Easter Decor, you’ll love the options at Stacey’s; that said, I am especially fond of the boy and girl pair of bunnies.
Further, if you are looking for grass for your Easter Basket, check out their sustainable, recyclable grass – as opposed to traditional grass options. Plus, they have a great color selection!
A new brand to Kentuckiana, there are currently Buff City Soap locations in St. Matthews, NuLu, and Jeffersonville, Indiana (coming soon to Middletown!). Buff City Soap boasts handmade soap & skincare products, which are made with only plant-based and skin-approved ingredients. The scents are heavenly and there are many fun designs perfect for a bright addition to an Easter Basket. Shop here.
Preparing the Perfect Easter Basket 2021: Adult
I absolutely recommend incorporating all of the above goodies and companies into your adult baskets this year. That said, here are some additional considerations:
If you aren’t a new friend of the blog (and if you are, I’m so glad that you are here!), you know how I feel about For Pete’s Sake Pottery: it’s incredible. Woman-owned and Louisville-based, their product line is perfect for the individual in your life with classic, preppy, southern style.
Y’all will love all of the blue and white designs, though I think the shining star is the Set of 3 Blue and White Floral Pattern Ceramic Eggs. How gorgeous are they?!
How fun is it to put a sip of Kentucky in your loved one’s Easter Basket? Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired. Shop here.
As I mentioned above, Kroger is truly a one-stop-shop for all things local. You can purchase Ale-8 and the Blue Monday bar from Ruth Hunt Candies there, by the way! Apart from flowers, bulbs, and seeds, I recommend picking up your loved one’s favorite coffee, Mom Blakeman’s Original Creamed Pull Candy (Lancaster, KY), Bee Boys Kentucky Bourbon Honey, Earthy Browns Mint Julep Olive Oil Soap, and a Weisenberger mix! Most all of the Kentucky-proud items can be found on wood displays & grouped together around the store. The best part? You can fully customize your selection based on the preferences of your friends and family!
My number one tip to preparing the perfect Easter Basket in 2021? Have fun! Oh, and support local!
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
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