The Best Thoughtful Easter Gifts to Celebrate Spring

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Easter is right around the corner, and that means that hollowed out chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs, overfilled baskets, and pastel colors will soon be taking over everywhere you look. While there’s something nostalgic about all of the above, they’re not exactly the best gifts for anyone over the age of ten. 

Live plants, gardening tools, and gift baskets laden with goodies are all more personal ways to show someone that you’re thinking about them this Easter. Plus, they’re also a great way to lift the spirits as we head into the warmer months (and we could all use some of that this year). 

Here, the best Easter gifts that are thoughtful, not cheesy.

Bloomscape Red Prayer Plant

Bloomscape Red Prayer Plant

The prayer plant gets its name from the way its leaves fold, resembling hands folded in prayer—a perfect sentiment for Easter. This plant has dark green leaves with centers of light green and red veins, giving it an artistic vibe that levels up any space. Plus, it’s really easy to take care of and is even pet-friendly, so you can send it to anyone on your list whether they have a green thumb or not.

This compact plant will be anywhere from 7-12 inches tall, and includes a recycled plastic pot available in five colors—stone, clay, charcoal, slate, and indigo.

EEEEEEEEEE Outsiders Division Disposable Camera

Outsiders Division Disposable Camera

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Whether it's a traditional Easter egg hunt or a meal with loved ones, Easter is full of memory-making moments—and what better way to remember them than with photos? While iPhone photos may be the standard choice, a disposable camera is a throwback option that'll capture all the fun.

Designed in collaboration with EEEEEEEEEE and Outsiders Division, this camera has a vibrant, patchwork style that's sure to make anyone smile whether it's for a photo or not. The camera includes a 17-inch strap and can take 27 photos, so you can get shots of everything.

Papier Wildflower Meadow Notecard Set

Notecard Set

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There's nothing quite like receiving a handwritten note in the mail, especially when it's written on a pretty piece of stationery. Take this notecard set for example, which features a delicate floral design that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

The 7 x 5-inch notecards start in sets of ten, but can include up to 1,000 per set. Each notecard has a warm-white hue and a matte eggshell finish that complements the botanical design perfectly. Plus, You can even customize the set with the recipient's name for a more personal touch.

Whether they're a longtime gardener or just getting started, your loved one will appreciate ēdn's SmallGarden. True to its name, this garden is compact, making it easy to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants on your countertop so spring is in the air all year long. The SmallGarden includes a power adapter and ten basil SeedPods, so the recipient can get started right away. Plus, it's made of real walnut, so it also doubles as décor.

Clarington Forge Hand Tool Gift Set

Terrain Clarington Forge Hand Tool Gift Set

There’s something about Easter that makes you feel all warm and sunny, and what better way to celebrate the season than with this set of four classic gardening tools? This set, which includes a standard trowel, transplanting trowel, weeding fork, and daisy grubber, is the perfect Easter gift for any aspiring (or well-versed) gardener.

Each tool is made from solid steel and finished with an ash wood handle, a combination that’s as beautiful as it is durable. And everything is presented in a beautiful box for easy gifting.

Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin

Recipe Tin

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Easter is the perfect time for the cook of the family to whip up an old family recipe—that's assuming they can find it, of course. To ensure the family favorites stay intact, consider gifting this stunning recipe tin from Rifle Paper Co.

Available in four vibrant floral patterns, this recipe tin is the perfect way to keep track of beloved recipes in an old-school way. In addition to the tin, you'll also get 24 recipe cards and 12 dividers, so everything will stay organized between meals. When it's not in use, the lucky recipient can easily store it in a cabinet, although they'll probably want to leave it out on the counter.

Brooklyn Candle Studio Sweet Fig Minimalist Candle

Brooklyn Candle Studio Sweet Fig Minimalist Candle

Made in Brooklyn with 100 percent soy wax and essential oil-infused fragrance, the Sweet Fig Minimalist Candle throws the refreshing scent of freshly picked fig that's sure to brighten up any room.

Like all of Brooklyn Candle Studio's candles, this one is vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and petroleum-free, so you can let it burn bright, stress-free. When the candle isn't lit, it still makes for a decorative accent thanks to its minimal glass jar holder—which can easily be repurposed when it's burnt out.

Anthropologie Joan Berry Basket

Anthropologie Joan Berry Basket

It’s almost the season for fresh berries, whether you go pick them yourself or grab them from your local farmers’ market, and the Joan Berry Basket adds a touch of whimsy to any kitchen table. With its bright coloring and lattice-inspired design, this ceramic basket is a fun way to wash, store, and display fresh berries. And since it’s handcrafted, each piece is totally unique.

1-800-Baskets Moments of Relaxation Spa Tower

1800baskets Moments of Relaxation Spa Tower

We could all use a little more self-care, and the Moments of Relaxation Spa Tower is a thoughtful way to gift some pampering to someone you care about. It contains a one-size-fits-all kimono-style waffle robe, an exfoliating glove, a pumice stone, and an array of cucumber melon spa products, like body butter, body lotion, and sugar scrub, so your recipient can easily wash away a tough day. There’s also a box of relaxation green tea from Tazo, the perfect combination for a Sunday sip and soak.

Bloomscape Small Watering Can

Bloomscape Small Watering Can

If you have a gardener on your list, this small watering can is a stylish way to take care of their plant babies. It’s crafted from galvanized steel and has a glossy white finish with a wooden handle that warms up the look and allows it to easily double as a décor piece. The recipient can use it for watering small to medium-sized plants, or arrange some dried stems in it to add some earthy elements to their space.

The Bouqs Co. Casablanca Bouquet

The Bouqs Co. Casablanca

Lilies are the unofficial symbol of Easter, so they’re a safe, yet inspired, Easter gift choice. This Casablanca arrangement from The Bouqs Co. blends white lilies, white ranunculus, and snapdragon blooms with fresh salal greenery. You can choose from two vases—a farmhouse-inspired mason vase or a white signature vase that completes the bright and airy look—and three arrangement sizes, from 12 to 36 blooms.

The flowers are available for a one-time purchase, but if you really want to spoil the lucky recipient you can even send them as a monthly subscription—they'll get a deluxe bouquet of 24 stems each month and you'll score major brownie points.

Anthropologie Dagny Monogram Mug

Monogram Mugs

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With its hand painted floral design and delicate initial monogram, this botanical mug will have your gift recipient sipping in style this spring. There are several different designs that give the ceramic stoneware a dainty vibe, but it’s rugged enough to stand up to the dishwasher for easy cleaning. If you want to add on to your gift, you can also get matching kitchenware, like dessert plates, a serving bowl, or a pitcher.

Zoe's Chocolates Easter Chocolate Gift Basket

Zoe's Chocolates Easter Chocolate Gift Basket

Easter wouldn’t be complete without an Easter basket, and this chocolate-filled option from Zoe’s Chocolates is overflowing with high-end versions of childhood favorites. The basket includes nine chocolate truffles decorated with bunnies, chicks, and flowers, as well as a chocolate bar infused with jelly beans. There's also a variety of chocolate bunnies, from mini to large, made of Swiss dark and milk chocolates.

Each treat is handcrafted by chocolatiers, and the basket contains more than one pound of chocolate total. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Urban Leaf Herb Starter Kit

Urban Leaf Herb Starter Kit

The Urban Leaf Herb Starter Kit has everything you need to start a herb garden. The kit includes a curated selection of seeds, like sweet basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, and thyme, that are specially chosen for their ability to survive indoors and/or in small spaces. You also get soil starting discs, bamboo labels, and a detailed planting and germination guide. 

After sprouting, the herbs can be transferred to indoor pots or planted outside for an impressive outdoor herb garden.

Larkspur Hill Dried Flower Stems

Dried Flower Stems

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Fresh flowers are good, but dried flower stems can be even better—especially if you’re searching for an Easter gift for someone who has trouble keeping live plants alive. This beautiful assortment includes your choice of 25 or 50 short-or long-stem flowers and two stems of greenery that'll sit pretty anywhere in your home.

Each arrangement is completely unique and chosen according to the local harvest, so the options change with the season. They’re ideal for displaying in vases, making dried stem bouquets, or creating hair crowns and floral wreaths—part of the gift is that the lucky recipient gets to choose just how to use them.