Easter Baskets Don’t Have to be Filled with Candy

According to the National Retail Association about 90% of us will have candy on our shopping list for Easter and our total spending will be about $2 billion. WOW.

Why is it that people who do not buy candy for most of the year, buy enormous baskets and fill them with chocolate, jelly beans, candy chickens, etc. for Easter? I think advertising and retail promotions, as well as peer pressure, are at work.

Photo from The Saved Quarter

For Easter this year, how about buying one small bag of a favorite candy and then filling the Easter basket with stickers, whistles, pencils, plastic rings, coupons for ice cream, puzzles, playing cards, and bath toys.

2 thoughts on “Easter Baskets Don’t Have to be Filled with Candy

  1. Thanks for all the neat ideas. My husband always does baskets for everybody even his eighty year old mom.

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