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What To Ask For in Your Adult Easter Basket

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Manhattan chapter.

By Casey Schellberg

I am 21 years old and I will fully admit that I still look forward to the Easter basket my mom makes for me each year. However, now that I am older, there is nothing appealing to me about receiving a basket full of jelly beans, Peeps and chocolate bunnies. Instead, I ask my mom to fill my basket with things I need and won’t feel guilty eating at midnight during finals week. Here’s my list of what to ask for in your adult Easter basket: 

  • Your go-to snack: Keep the joy of getting a treat on Easter, but have it be something you’d look more forward to than jelly beans. Whether it be Cheez-Its, Milanos or even protein bars, take this as a chance to stock up for the rest of the semester.
  • Makeup or skincare refill: Running low on eyeliner, lotion or any of your other favorite drugstore products? Ask for something you know you need and will use. It will also save your a shopping trip!
  • New pajama set: I like to ask my mom for a new pajama set for Easter each year. With the weather starting to warm up, it is the perfect time to put away the flannels and add a new, comfy set to your pajama drawer. 
  • Bottle of your favorite wine: Wine is the adult equivalent of candy. 
  • Hairbrush: It may be time to retire that hairbrush you have had since high school. Plus, it’s a simple addition to a basket that can be bought even at your local grocery store. 
  • Nail polish: With the start of spring comes the beginning of sandal season, which means nail polish is a must. Ask for a few new colors to add to your collection, and maybe even a nail file!

While being an adult now does not mean you have to give up your Easter basket tradition, it does mean that you may want to ask for something other than candy. Think about what you need, like, and would enjoy when preparing for the upcoming holiday. 

Casey Schellberg

Manhattan '23

Casey is a senior at Manhattan College majoring in Childhood Education with concentrations in math and psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, and exploring NYC. Casey is also a part of Manhattan’s cheerleading team and serves as an RA on campus. She is loving her home as a Jasper at MC and cannot wait to see what the upcoming years bring!