The inspiration for this post came to me one night when I was brainstorming content ideas and wondering why only kids get Easter baskets…

Of course, Easter isn’t about getting presents but I have a few precious memories of Easter egg hunts ending with all the chocolate and quarters I could ever want and a fun basket filled with bubbles and chalk. If kids can get them, why not adults?!

And although I’m posting this close to Easter, the more I thought about it the more I realized these ideas would make darling friend gifts, hostess gifts, housewarming presents, etc.

I also started down a rabbit trail of pulling out all my springtime table decor and realized it was looking like a beautiful Easter table, so you’re getting a 2-for-1 post here!

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I wanted to start off with an Easter tablescape that I put together with items I already owned! I love looking at extravagant decor and homes as much as the next person, but let’s be honest, I don’t have the time or the budget to suspend a flower arrangement of peonies and lilies above my dining room table.

But I started with pulling a few linens with a similar color palette and lovely textures to go on my table. Because I love the natural wood of our table I rarely use tablecloths – but I felt like the Easter vibes call for tablecloths.

Use one in a cheerful color that you already own or find one you’ll be able to use over and over like this one from Amazon with fun edge details. Or if you want to get really fancy, this one from Terrain is so beautiful!

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I also pulled out a few napkin options. Whenever I host I love pulling out my collection of linen napkins. They’re so much easier/cheaper to collect than tablecloths and Anthropologie always has THE BEST options in their sale section.

Mine were from Anthro a couple years ago, but the mint green and floral knots make them the perfect Easter napkin.

My Favorite Anthro Napkin Picks

Fringed Cotton Napkins (set of 6 for under $25) | Frayed Linen Napkins (set of 4 on sale in 4 colors) | Over Easy Napkins (set of 4 for under $15!)

And of course because we bloggers stage everything for photos I picked up this darling terra cotta flower pot as a napkin holder and it worked out better than I could have imagined. I’m actually considering rolling/storing all my napkins in these cute little pots for the entire year or at least during the spring.

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A few other bits and bobs rounded out the table including some of my favorite Easter-inspired products from Rifle Paper Co including this recipe box, these recipe cards, and this perfect print.

I thought it would be such a cute idea to write out the Easter menu on recipe cards for everyone’s place setting that way you make sure you’re accommodating all those with special diets or preferences.

I love to layer my tablescapes with trays and serving dishes to add a little more texture. For this look, I just pulled out a few such items that have been gifted to me by friends and family over the last few years. I can’t resist local pottery, wood grains, or terra cotta, so I based the rest of the design around these essential natural textures to keep it feeling stuffy or “too pretty”.

Then, of course, I added in greenery with lilies and daisies for a more spring/organic look. And again, all I did was gather up a few of my most loved indoor plants and added them to the decor – easy and inexpensive!

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Now, for the Easter Baskets (or spring hostess gifts, housewarming presents, etc.) I created three different themes and gathered together a few inexpensive but darling little gifts to go into each one.

And P.S. – I found the baskets at a local thrift store for 0.25 each! There’s no need to buy anything fancy, just check your local Goodwill for loads of these darling little baskets.

The Home Girl

For the home lover, these are the items I would pick for her:

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The Chef’s Special

For that friend who’s impressively handy in the kitchen…

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Emily Lewandowski @emilyjlewandowski