Even with no big Easter parties this year, there are still ways to share the fun

Through virtual Easter celebrations, brighten up the lives of your loved ones with these gift ideas, from festive flowers to creative egg decorating alternatives.
Cassidy Dawes Graves
Cassidy at SmartGift
April 2nd 2020Apr 2, 2020

The eggs have left their cartons, and are all wearing painted disguises and hiding in houses and yards. Pastel colors are abound. Rabbits seem to be everywhere, and some are even made of chocolate. No, you’re not having some sort of weird dream. It’s Easter!

This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 12. Celebrated by some as a religious holiday, Easter has also grown into a more general celebration of Springtime with friends and family. With flowers just beginning to peep above the earth, people come together to spend quality time and enjoy a delicious brunch spread of dishes like glazed ham, hot crossed buns, carrots, and seasonal candy. After a visit from the Easter Bunny, children often open colorful baskets filled with treats or toys and search for eggs filled with candy or even gold coins.

However, Easter this year will look a little different, due to limitations on gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This may mean gathering with the members of our household (instead of having extended family and friends), attending an online church service (instead of going in-person), or taking your kids on a socially distant egg hunt. Even if you can't spend a typical Easter with all your loved ones this year, SmartGift's instant digital gifting can help everyone get festive from afar.

If your family or loved one is hosting an Easter gathering, help them make it festive with some fresh flowers to put on their dinner table. A bouquet of soft, white Easter lilies is striking and traditional, and a floral centerpiece brings a pop of color to the table.

On Easter, bunnies are the shinning stars. These Bugs Bunny pajamas come in adult and children sizes, so the whole family can match on Easter morning, and this bunny dress with a sunny yellow cardigan will be the hit of the Easter Zoom call with the grandparents. For something that is more Spring themed and can be worn year round, this robin egg blue polo is smart and cozy.

Eggs are probably the most recognizable food item associated with Easter, but it’s also a day for tasty treats. Surprise your sister, daughter, or friend with some cute truffles, cupcakes, and cookies. After all, you don’t need a big gathering to treat them to something sweet.

It may be trickier to get your hands on eggs these days. Instead, send your loved ones something more unique. A fun, different decorating kit gives the girls and boys something new to get creative with. Kids and adults alike should appreciate the fun activity, especially if they’re spending extra time cooped up at home.

Easter is also a perfect time to brighten someone’s day with a gift basket, and the options are practically endless. Plus, SmartGift allows the recipient to customize or even swap their gift out for a different one.

Blooming Delights Gift Basket
Blooming Delights Gift Basket
$49.99
This joyful blooming basket is filled with luscious treats that just scream Spring! Featuring some delicious goodies Ghirardelli® Chocolate Chip Cookies, Harry & David® Cinnamon French Style Pastry, The Republic of Tea® Red Velvet Chocolate Tea Bags and so much more . This stylish basket is brimming with so many favorites that will make someone's day. Grand Basket Includes: 3 oz. Cambridge & Thames® Assorted Preserves 3 pack 4 oz. Cheryl's Flower Shortbread Cookies 9 oz. Dolcetto Cubetti Hazelnut Wafers 3 oz. Dolcetto Hazelnut Wafer Rolls 1.35 oz. Harry & David® Cinnamon French Style Pastry 3 oz. Ghirardelli® Chocolate Chip Cookies 1.06 Ghirardelli® Squares® Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel 2 oz. Lamontagne® Caffe Latte Milk Chocolate Almonds 5.3 oz. Nyakers Lemon Ginger Snap Cookies 5 oz. The Popcorn Factory® White Wine Flavored Popcorn 0.112 oz. The Republic of Tea® Red Velvet Chocolate Tea Bags 1.41 oz. Twinings® Lemon Delight Tea 0.7 oz. Walkers® Chunky Oat & Raspberry Biscuit Deluxe Basket Includes: 3 oz. Cambridge & Thames® Assorted Preserves 3 pack 4 oz. Cheryl's Flower Shortbread Cookies 9 oz. Dolcetto Cubetti Hazelnut Wafers 1.06 Ghirardelli® Squares® Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel 3 oz. Ghirardelli® Chocolate Chip Cookies 1.35 oz. Harry & David® Cinnamon French Style Pastry 5.3 oz. Nyakers Lemon Ginger Snap Cookies 0.112 oz. The Republic of Tea® Red Velvet Chocolate Tea Bags 5 oz. The Popcorn Factory® White Wine Flavored Popcorn 0.21 oz. Twinings® Lemon Ginger Tea 4 pack 0.7 oz. Walkers® Chunky Oat & Raspberry Biscuit

Though Easter will be unconventional this year, it can also be a time to reflect on the good things in life like our family, our friends, and our health, which can help to bring a sense of normalcy into our homes during this difficult time.