Easter Basket Ideas for All Ages

Pastel colors, chocolate bunnies and brightly dyed eggs are just a few of the things that make Easter such a fun holiday. It wouldn’t be Easter without baskets full of plastic eggs, candy and little toys, though. Depending on who you have on your list, it can be difficult to come up with the right Easter basket stuffers. That’s why we’ve gathered this list of Easter basket ideas for everyone, no matter their age.

Babies 

Easter basket ideas for babies might just be the hardest to come up with. You can’t fill them with all the traditional things like candy and small trinkets and toys, but there are still ways to make those first Easters special for little ones. 

When it comes to babies, it’s a good idea to get a soft, plush Easter basket instead of a woven one. These are safer for infants and will give them a more tactile experience with the basket. With a personalized plush basket, you can also have a cute keepsake that can be held on to for years to remember the baby’s first Easter with. 

Stuffed animals are a great toy to put in a baby’s Easter basket. Any stuffed animal will work, but you can’t go wrong with a plush bunny for the holiday. This will be something the baby can play with, sleep with or have as a personalized decoration in their room.

While babies shouldn’t be given traditional Easter candy, you can still put some special treats in their baskets. Yogurt snacks, applesauce and cereal puffs are perfect sweet treats to help babies celebrate the holiday with you.

Don’t be afraid to include more practical and useful items in a baby Easter basket as well. Pacifiers, teething rings and bottles are wonderful additions to a basket, especially if you can find Easter and spring-themed ones. You can also never go wrong with Easter clothing like hats or shirts. 

Toddlers

Coming up with Easter basket ideas for toddlers is a little easier. They are at an age where they can enjoy more sweets and play with more toys than they could in their infant years. However, it’s still a good idea to go with a soft personalized Easter basket in case it ends up getting thrown around. Having one with a stuffed animal backing will also give them something to play with. 

Toddlers can have more fun with the toys in their baskets, but you want to avoid anything that’s too small and can pose a choking hazard. Wind up bunny toys are an Easter staple and will keep your toddler entertained for hours as they watch it hop around the floor. An Easter flip doll will give toddlers a two-in-one plush toy perfect for Easter storytelling and adventures. 

You want to be careful with what candy you include in your toddler’s basket, staying away from hard candies. However, jelly beans and chocolate are Easter classics that make for good egg and basket stuffers. Put the jelly beans in an Easter treat jar to combine candy and fun. 

Teens

Teenagers may think they’re too cool for Easter baskets, but deep down they still want one. Finding Easter basket ideas for teens that they will enjoy can be hard. You need to find the right balance of fun without being cheesy. You’ll want to go with a more sophisticated wicker Easter basket. This lets you give them a traditional basket without it being something they’ll see as too childish. 

Teens likely aren’t going to want the same toys you gave them as children, such as sidewalk chalk, bubbles and dolls. However, a classic personalized stuffed bunny is something they can keep on a shelf or place on their bed. Tiny versions of toys they used to have growing up are also a great option. Toys like the World’s Smallest™ Magic 8 Ball ® will give them the nostalgia of an old toy but in a cooler form. 

Candy is the easiest part of a teen’s Easter basket. Simply find your teen’s favorite candy or chocolate to fill the basket. You can also get creative and surprise your teen with something different. A milk chocolate dinosaur egg will appear to be a traditional chocolate Easter egg, but when you’re teen looks inside they’ll be amused to find three miniature chocolate dinosaurs. It’s exactly the kind of twist a teen Easter basket needs. 

Adults

Don’t leave the adults out of all the Easter time fun. Easter basket ideas for adults might look a little different than those for kids and teens. 

Instead of toys, look for trinkets and decorations you can put in an adult’s Easter basket. Spring themed figurines are something fun you can include. They will look great on a friend’s or family member’s knickknack shelf. Another unique idea for adults is an Easter-themed picture frame. If they have kids, this is a wonderful way for them to remember those special Easters by. For more religious adults, you can include a beautiful Easter suncatcher with a Christian poem on it. 

Adults are just as into sweet treats as the kids, so don’t leave the candy out of their baskets. You might want to choose something other than candy necklaces and bubble gum, though. Some good candy ideas of adults are dark chocolate marshmallow eggs and coconut bonbons

Holiday Supplies for Easter and Beyond

Miles Kimball has you covered when it comes to supplies for holidays and special occasions. From Christmas to Mother’s Day, we’ve got what you need to celebrate. 

Best-Selling Puzzle Books

Who says that expanding the brain can’t be fun? Puzzle books have been popular for decades among adults and children alike. These books contain dozens, or even hundreds, of puzzles that test a person’s knowledge and/or ability to think. In many cases, they develop critical thinking skills — all in a way that’s charming and satisfying for the reader.

But what are the best puzzle books you can own? Seeing which books are popular, and why they are, is a good place to start. Miles Kimball is here to help with this look at our best-selling Brain Games puzzle books for adults and kids. You just might find something that provides hours of entertainment while helping you get a little smarter!

Word Puzzle Books

By far, the most popular puzzle books we sell — and the most popular puzzles period, for that matter — are word puzzles. As the name suggests, these puzzles involve working with words.

The two most common word puzzles are word search books and crossword puzzle books. Despite its popularity, word searches are one of the newest puzzle forms; they were created in 1968. To complete them, one must find all words on a provided list within a grid of letters. The words usually involve a certain theme and might be side-to-side, up-and-down, diagonal or even backward. Word finds can be a real brain challenge for children but are primarily a source of amusement for adults. Alternate versions involve finding words within a picture or using the remaining letters to form a phrase.

Crossword puzzles, which were created in 19th-century England, add knowledge and critical thinking to the mix. A grid of white- and black-shaded squares is provided, and the reader must fill the white squares with words or phrases by solving the provided clues. The clues can be as simple or as complicated as you want, meaning that all ages can test themselves with the right puzzle.

Both of these puzzle types fall into the larger category of paper-and-pencil word games. There are also letter arrangement games (e.g. word scrambles) and semantic games (e.g. Mad Libs). However, these are not as popular in book form. They’re most often seen in compilation books, book sets (pictured above) or in themed books that build puzzles around knowledge of a certain subject (such as our John Wayne puzzle book).

Picture Puzzle Books

Connect the dots puzzles are the third-most-popular type of puzzle book we sell behind word searches and crosswords. This puzzle — sometimes referred to as dot-to-dot or join the dot — is a form of a picture puzzle. Each page in the book has numbered dots spread across the sheet. (Letters can be used, too.) Drawing lines to connect them in the correct order creates a certain object such as a car or tree. These are some of the best puzzle books for kids as they test a young brain’s counting and sequencing ability. As a bonus, children can then engage their creativity by coloring in the picture.

This is by far the most common type of picture puzzle book we sell. However, you can find some other versions in our puzzle compilations and collections. Comparison puzzles are a popular way of testing one’s attention to detail. They involve placing two similar pictures side by side and asking the reader to find the differences between them. Sticker-by-number books are a fun variation of paint-by-number that doesn’t make a huge mess. The Hangman guessing game combines words and pictures for a classic good time, and the book versions create a one-player version by making the letters scratch-off clues.

Keep Your Mind Working

A puzzle collection is a great way to stimulate the brain, pass the time and have fun with. Take a break from the TV or gossip sites and test yourself with the best puzzle books for ages 5 to 95. They’re also an excellent gift for a family member or friend. Miles Kimball has been trusted for generations and will help you find unique puzzle books at affordable prices.

Logic Puzzle Books

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the most challenging puzzle category comes in here. But make no mistake: these are great books for anyone to own. These adult puzzle books keep your cognitive muscles active well into old age by expanding logic, reasoning, creative thinking and more. Our top-selling Sudoku books are a great example of this. Readers are provided with a 9×9 grid that’s subdivided into nine 3×3 blocks and partially filled with numbers. They must fill the remaining boxes so that all columns, rows and blocks contain the numbers 1 to 9. This puzzle type, which became popular in the 1980s, combines memory and logic while requiring high concentration.

The deductive reasoning book Who Done It? is another great way to test your skills. The reader is presented with a variety of brain challenges with a spy theme. They might need to solve a math riddle, answer comprehension questions after reading a paragraph of text or plan a mission using certain parameters. The best part is that some of the puzzles can be solved in multiple ways, meaning you can do them again later and find improved or alternative solutions.

Fun Coffee Décor & Gifts

There’s no substitute for a good cup of coffee in the morning — but cool coffee decorations and gifts are a close second. Miles Kimball knows how many people out there love their brew, and we’ve picked out some of the best ways you can celebrate that love.

With coffee-themed kitchen décor, you can create a home coffee bar, brighten the living room or expand your coffee horizons. Our selections for the best coffee décor and kitchenware will pay the ultimate respect to java. You’ll also find plenty of coffee-themed gifts for family, friends, employees and others who can’t live without their morning Joe. We’ve stocked unique gifts and unexpected finds at an affordable price since 1935 and will do the same for coffee-lovers everywhere.

Coffee-Themed Décor

Tabletop Adornments

 Turn any flat surface — whether it’s a rustic coffee table, kitchen counter or work desk — into a coffee shrine with the right decorations. A metal coffee cup clock is proof that any time is a good time for your favorite brew. Set it by your bed or hang it above the coffee maker for a well-timed alert. Personalized vanity trays are another cool gift. These trays are a perfect place to set down your mug without sloshing any liquid onto the table.

Coffee-Loving Animals

Do you own a large white goose statue or other garden figurines? You can turn them into coffee lovers, too! Simply order an “I Heart Coffee” T-shirt for them to wear proudly in the garden, on the front porch or in the living room. After all, any home can always use an extra messenger of this drink’s power.

A Coffee Nightlight

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean coffee time ends. Coffee nightlights are cute and functional coffee-themed décor that can show the way when it’s dark outside. Get up before the crack of dawn, find your way to a late-night snack or give your kids some extra security without waking up the entire house.

Coffee Wall Art

Everyone will know how much you love your coffee when that love is covering the walls. Hang a coffee plaque with a simple but to-the-point message such as “Coffee is Always a Good Idea” and “All You Need is Love and a Lot of Coffee”. They just might spur you or the recipient to make an extra cup. If you prefer something with a more vintage or industrial vibe, metal coffee cup wall art is an instant pick-me-up that will have a kitchen buzzing.

Affordable Coffee Gifts

Whimsical Coffee Mugs

Everyone who drinks coffee can use more mugs — especially when it’s a mug chosen and designed just for them. Personalized coffee mugs with a name or message printed on them will quickly become a loved one’s new favorite hot beverage cup. Kids can give their dad a tear-jerking Father’s Day gift with a personalized father mug. Is someone you know a huge fan of both coffee and football? Help them wake up for the big game with an NFL coffee mug. Every team is available so you can enjoy good java no matter who you cheer for.

Coffee Warmers

If you’ve made a great cup of coffee, you want to savor it, not chug it down. But that’s hard to do when the coffee gets cold halfway through. A compact mug warmer will keep your beverage at the right temperature so you can drink it as slow as you want to. Give it to anyone who is tired of lukewarm or cold coffee as they’re getting ready for the day. Insulated coffee carafes will keep larger amounts of coffee hot longer for a second cup that’s as good as the first.

Coffee Holiday Sample Packs

A sampler pack is a great coffee-themed gift for someone who wants to try new brews without going to a shop or buying huge bags of each. The Twelve Coffees of Christmas gift set will be the perfect holiday present. It contains a dozen gourmet blend packets that each make 10-12 cups of coffee — all for an unbelievably low price. You might just end up giving it to yourself! A single-serve Christmas coffee pack is also available. If you want to get a holiday beverage for the whole family, get the Christmas sampler trifecta that includes all the great holiday coffees plus 12 gourmet teas and 12 hot cocoas.

Coffee Snacks

A cup of Joe is even better with a tasty treat on the side. Some bakery snacks or candies are a delightful holiday present or addition to the Christmas party coffee table. Coffee cakes are a clear option, and a pumpkin streusel or apple streusel cake will be gobbled up fast. Dark chocolate espresso beans and caramel macchiato candies also add that coffee flavor to an edible form. Plenty of other breads and cookies also pair well with a coffee palate.

Countertop Holders

Every coffee drinker needs a place to store their coffee-making accessories. A wire coffee pod holder is a creative gift for organizing up to two dozen single-serve pods, whether they be store-bought K-cops or reusable coffee pods. They also can be used for utensils, napkins and other coffee supplies. A ceramic cow creamer is another fun option. Pour milk or cream from these elegant holders at lunch and say goodbye to wasteful disposable containers.