3 Simple Steps to a Perfect Easter Basket

16-Mar-22, updated 14-Feb-23

The days are longer, the grass is greener, and Easter is just around the corner. This year, make everybunny's Easter extra special with eco-friendly handcrafted Easter baskets! When you fill Easter gift baskets with fair trade eggs, bunnies and chocolate, global artisans and farmers earn vital income and gain access to health care, education, and more.

Spring into this season of peace and hope with our 3 Easter basket must-haves, featuring fair trade favorites from around the world.

1. Handcrafted Eggs

People have been decorating Easter eggs since the 13th century, and every year, our artisan partners pair this ages-old practice with traditional handcrafting techniques. The result is one-of-a-kind beauty, and the world's most unique Easter eggs. Even better, all our Easter eggs are eco-friendly, handmade with sustainable materials such as recycled paper and wood.

Quilled Paper Eggs

These popular little eggs have a lot of wow, and artisans in Vietnam hand quill each one, earning fair wages while they do! Their handmade wooden eggs are covered with colorful strips of paper that are tightly coiled and glued to create incredible patterns and details. Pick up a set of Spring Radiance Quilled Eggs featuring bright spring colors and patterns, or our Quilled Butterfly Eggs which are perfect for bringing our favorite high flyers to your home.

Spring Radiance Quilled Eggs

Quilled Butterfly Quilled Eggs

Kashmiri Painted Eggs

What happens when you combine wooden eggs, hand painting, and papier mache? You get beautiful eco-friendly hand-painted Easter eggs from India! Artisans in Kashmir layer papier mache made from recycled paper over sustainable badloo wood eggs, then hand paint each one in brilliant colors and remarkable designs. Our Daisy Kashmiri Eggs are one of our most popular Easter egg sets, and feature floral designs on mini wooden eggs. We carry half a dozen Kashmiri egg sets, all hand painted with cheerful spring florals and exquisite detail. We also have papier mache Nesting Eggs!

Daisy Kashmiri Eggs

Kashmiri Nesting Eggs

Wood & Soapstone Eggs

On the hunt for even more natural eggs? Bring home a clutch of our Ditzy Batik Eggs, hand carved by artisans in Indonesia and hand decorated using traditional Indonesian batik, or choose our natural Soapstone Eggs from Kenya, carved and dyed by rural artisans earning fair and vital wages.

(You can also pair any of our eggs with a Natural Nest or place them in a handwoven basket as a great way to display your Easter decorations all season.)

Ditzy Batik Eggs

Soapstone Easter Eggs

Chocolate Eggs

They're everyone's favorites, and SERRV carries three delicious varieties of Divine Chocolate Eggs--choose from milk, dark, and speckled. These delightful fair trade chocolate treats are perfect for Easter baskets and egg hunts, and support small-scale cocoa farmers and their families in Ghana. It doesn't get sweeter than that!

Milk Chocolate Eggs

Dark Chocolate Eggs

Speckled Milk Chocolate Eggs

2. Handmade Easter friends

You can't go without eggs in your Easter basket, but you can add an extra special touch with a pair of bunnies or chicks! We have a wide selection of handmade Easter decorations from around the world made from natural and eco-friendly materials. Our handmade Easter bunnies, chicks, and lambs are all perfect for baskets or Easter decorating. Bring home our Racer Bunny or Chicken, hand-crocheted and lightly stuffed by artisans in Vietnam, or one of their sweet crocheted friends. Pick up a handcrafted papier mache Bunny Box or two (or three!) to store small treasures and support artisans in India. We also have quilled bunnies and lambs made from colorful strips of paper, and soapstone birdies and bunnies!

Crocheted Racer Bunny #9

Pink Bunny Box

Pastel Quilled Bunny Trio

3. Artisan-made Easter baskets

Now that you've got the eggs and other Easter treats, why not put them in a fair trade basket! It's easy to assemble a unique and global handmade gift basket, and we've got colorful handwoven baskets from around the world! Artisans from Bangladesh to Ghana craft beautiful baskets from eco-friendly materials. Our Mini Handled Chindi Basket is a colorful woven basket from Bangladesh featuring an eco-friendly and removable upcycled chindi liner. Our Round Indigo Chindi Basket is another one-of-a-kind handmade basket wrapped with recycled sari. Once you've picked your basket, fill it with No-Mess Easter Grass crafted from eco-friendly silk paper and perfect for adding a splash of color. Now, for the treats! Just add your fair trade chocolate, hand-painted Easter eggs, crocheted bunnies, and you're good to go. Filled with bright spring color, adorable critters, and sweet chocolate, Easter gifts and gift baskets are as fun to make as they are to give.

1. Pick a colorful basket

2. Pick some delicious chocolate

3. Pick a set of handmade Easter friends or colorful Easter eggs

If the Easter Bunny needs a little help, we also have curated Easter gift sets featuring handcrafts and chocolates from global artisans and farmers. Our Easter Joy Gift Basket features delightful Easter handcrafts from around Vietnam, India, and Bangladesh, and our Sweet Bunny Mug & Chocolate is perfect for coffee and chocolate lovers-- just add coffee!

Easter Joy Gift Basket

Sweet Bunny Mug & Chocolate

More Easter Favorites

If you have your Easter baskets ready and you want to decorate, we have 3 additional ways to enjoy more handmade Easter favorites!

Put a spring spin on the classic Christmas tree with our Spring Blossom Easter Tree! Pair it with handmade Easter ornaments (perfect for any time of year) from around the world, and display it on a table or shelf. Hang a decorative abaca Easter wreath from the Philippines for your wall or door, and accent with a cheerful abaca garland.

Display one of our embroidered Easter table textiles on your kitchen table, bookcase, or mantel, and support artisan women in India with fair wages.

Spring Blossom Easter Tree & Ornaments

Woven Petal Wreath

Shalimar Meadow Table Runner

Already have your Easter basket made, or your Easter decorations up? We'd love to see them! Send us photos at marketing@serrv.org. Have a happy fair trade Easter!

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