Goodies for the Grown Up Easter Basket

  • , by Hannah Lee Leidy
  • 2 min reading time
Silly rabbit, Easter baskets aren’t just for kids! Create a thoughtful assortment of savory and sweet treats to take your favorite food lovers and home cooks back to the Easter mornings of their childhoods.
Instead of cream-filled eggs and chocolate bunnies, we prefer a much more mature feel with specialty foodstuffs and gourmet products. Bright cocktail mixers, floral honeys, fresh jams, and artisanal snacks for outdoor cocktail hours come just in time for spring dinner parties and cooking. Here are a few we recommend slipping into your grownup Easter basket.

Elevate Easter with Southern Treats

Edisto Gold Honey


Made from honey bees around Edisto Island, this Edisto Gold Honey reflects the diverse flora of coastal South Carolina. Drizzle it over granola or eat it by the spoonful and let it transport you to the Lowcountry marshland, rich with clover, blackberry bushes, and tupelo trees. 

Fresh Fruit Jams

The four fruit spreads from Regina Farms Kitchen

Celebrate the return of fresh fruit season with this four-pack set from Regina’s Farm Kitchen. The mini jars put gourmet flavors on the breakfast table and beyond: Try the Blueberry Lemon over a lemon poppyseed muffin. Spread the Peach Habañero over cream cheese for a pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres. Spoon the Peach Vanilla Bean over ice cream. The Strawberry Blueberry Jalapeño has a lot going on—we leave it to your imagination to determine the best use (though we’re partial to using it to add dimension to a cheese board).


Cocktail Mixers 

16 oz bottle of honey hibiscus mixer from Perfectly Cordial

Channel bright, floral flavors with a mixer that puts tropical elements into a glass. Whether you prefer light spirits, dark ones, or none at all, we love the versatility of Perfectly Cordial’s Hibiscus and Honeycomb mixer. Subtly sweet and refreshingly punchy, this all-natural mixer complements gin, vodka, whiskey, or mixes with sparkling water for a deceptively no-ABV beverage. 

Spring Entertaining

Charleston Favorites Cheese Straws Pack

Warmer weather and longer daylight hours has us planning patio parties and backyard hangouts. When outdoors—with a spritz or glass or rosé in hand—you need easy-to-eat nibbles that don’t require utensils (or, ideally, napkins). The bite-sized Southern delicacies, cheese straws and benne wafers, appease both sweet and savory snackers. (And if you drop one on the ground, it won’t hurt the dog to clean them up.) This Charleston Favorites’ Sweet and Salty Snack Box is a sure way to guarantee you an invitation to the next outdoor hang.


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