• Shopping: The Ultimate Easter Basket Treats

    When it comes to snapping up the sweetest spring-inspired treats for Easter this year, now’s the time to hop to it!

    By Mia Weber, Hillary Chura

    Hello spring! After a long winter of frigid temps, the Easter Bunny pops by on April 5. Here are some special spring-inspired treats to get ready for his royal hopsalot, April showers, and spring bonnets.

    And we promise, our picks offer up more than just candy for your little bunnies’ Easter baskets (well, okay, there’s a lot of candy too)!

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    • Pottery Barn Kids Nesting Egg Set
      Pottery Barn Kids Nesting Egg Set

      With their classic color scheme and subtle metalic details, you'll be able to fill up and bring out these spring-inspired eggs year after year. $17.50, potterybarnkids.com

    • Meri Meri Easter Egg Decorating Kit
      Meri Meri Easter Egg Decorating Kit

      Brighten up your basket with this special Easter Egg kit by Meri Meri (available from the Land of Nod). The kit includes enough pompoms, googly eyes, feathers, and more for up to six eggs. $9.95, landofnod.com

    • Coral & Tusk Lamb and Duck Set of 4 Cocktail Napkins
      Coral & Tusk Lamb and Duck Set of 4 Cocktail Napkins

      Add a bit of whimsy to your spring mornings with these Easter-inspired cocktail napkins from Brookly-based Coral & Tusk. We guarantee--they work just as well for a Bloody Mary brunch as they do for cookies and juice at snack time. $80 set of four linen napkins or $20 each, coralandtusk.com

    • Rabbit Forestry Hook
      Rabbit Forestry Hook

      While this pick (available at Anthropologie) may be more appropriate for a lapin-loving mama, even the little ones will find it enchanting. We're sure that kiddos will even remember to hang up their dripping rain coats when they can use this heavy-duty brass hare. $22, anthropologie.com

    • Maileg Mini Dress-Up Bunny
      Maileg Mini Dress-Up Bunny

      With extra long legs and arms that make her easy to hold, this soft bunny by Maileg and available locally at ABC Carpet & Home, is ready for spring dress up--making her a perfect addition to any Easter basket. Comes with removable undies; clothes sold separately. $35, abchome.com

    • CuRious Candy Medium Moss Gift Basket
      CuRious Candy Medium Moss Gift Basket

      Looking for a great gift to bestow on the host of the next Easter brunch you attend? Bring the outdoors inside with this spring-inspired gift basket, available locally from Cynthia Rowley's CuRious Candy. The mossy basket comes packed with unique sweet treats sure to please the stylish and sweet-toothed mamas in your social circle. $65, curiouscandy.com

    • Dylan's Candy Bar Signature Easter Paint Can - Speckled Eggs
      Dylan's Candy Bar Signature Easter Paint Can - Speckled Eggs

      It’s not Easter without speckled jelly eggs! And these one--which are available locally from Dylan's Candy Bar on the UES--come in a festive-looking container, too. $17, dylanscandybar.com

    • The Paper Source Stack The Carrots Game
      The Paper Source Stack The Carrots Game

      Add a little non-sugar merriment to your Easter basket with this fun game, available from the Paper Source, for the whole family. Remove and re-stack the carrots blocks. in the style of Jenga, but make sure you don’t knock them over. $24.95, papersource.com/

    • Li-Lac Cholcoates Easter Boxes
      Li-Lac Cholcoates Easter Boxes

      A lovely addition to any Easter basket, these boxes are filled with chocolate bunnies, chicks, eggs, Easter malt eggs, jelly beans, and a chocolate bunny pop. Plus, they're locally made in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, by Li-Lac Chocolates. $14-$16. li-lacchocolates.com

    • Maileg Metal Easter Egg
      Maileg Metal Easter Egg

      These vintage inspired metal Easter eggs by Maileg (and available locally at the Pink Olive) are all ready to be filled with bunny treats. The best part? The classic look and the fact that they're made of durable metal mean that they can be used year after year as a special Easter treat. $10, pinkolive.com

    • Chocolate Bar NYC Chocolate Peeps
      Chocolate Bar NYC Chocolate Peeps

      It’s hard to improve on perfection, but even Peeps, the Easter standard that they are, turn out to be better dipped in milk and dark chocolates. Made locally by the Chocolate Bar, these little bunnies are sure to steal your tummy (err...your heart) this spring! $3.50 for two, chocolatebarnyc.com

    • Lauduree Pâquerette Box
      Lauduree Pâquerette Box

      Leave it to Lauduree to put a delightfully chic spin on Easter! Their special Pâquerette Box is decorated with multicolor mayflower with a lovely gilded and golden goose decal in the center. Inside the box lie eight macarons to symbolize the goose's golden eggs! $26

    • Francois Payard Snakeskin Egg
      Francois Payard Snakeskin Egg

      Measuring in at 8-inches tall, this Valrhona chocolate egg from Francois Payard is not your typical Easter basket filler. Made from luxe Jivara Milk Chocolate, this stunner is also crafted from two chocolate halves and then "glued" together with even more chocolate. This allows the egg to be filled with an assortment of mini Easter eggs and handmade chocolates. $39, payard.com


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