Dear Ernie: Easter Basket Gift Ideas

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Dear Ernie, 

I’ve had a tough year, and I want to thank my friends and significant other for being there for me and helping me navigate through all the battles that I have been facing lately. I was thinking of putting an Easter basket together for each of them, but I don’t know what to put in the baskets! What would you recommend?


The Easter Enthusiast  

Dear Easter Enthusiast,

I love the idea! That is a great way to say thank you to your friends and significant other, especially around this time of year. Here is what I recommend:

For your significant other: 

  • Snacks and Candy: you can never go wrong with putting your significant other’s favorite snacks and candy into the basket!
  • Kites: going on a date and flying kites on a beautiful day would be a great way to enjoy spending time with each other.
  • Something that has to do with a hobby of theirs. Think about what they like to do for fun!
  • Lottery tickets
  • Gift cards for their favorite store or restaurant are always a great option too!

For your friends: 

  • Bath bombs and face masks: who doesn’t love a nice self-care day?
  • A gift card to their favorite coffee shop: every student loves enjoying a nice coffee or tea every once in a while!
  • Fun games to play as a group
  • Snacks and candy that are Easter-related
  • Lottery tickets

Hope you find the recommendations helpful!

Keep on soaring,


(Note: The advice given is from Candor writers, student-to-student, and does not reflect the opinion of the university).