Easter Baskets

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    Mar 19, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    I have 3 boys and have always done Easter Baskets.....this year I am thinking of just one group/family basket.....my sons all live with me still and are 27, 20 and 17.
    Do you still like your Easter baskets or still do them for your kids? There is NOTHING remotely religious about this in our house......
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    I'm 19 years old and my mom still loves to surprise me with an Easter Basket when I wake up icon_lol.gif! Regardless of how old your kids get they really just want you to show them one thing: that you care about them. So I think doing Easter Baskets for your kids is super awesome. Thanks for being an awesome dad icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    Any excuse to eat chocolate will do! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 19, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    Aww
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    Mar 19, 2012 11:05 AM GMT
    Easter is my FAVORITE holiday! I loved getting an Easter basket...you should also hide a couple eggs around the house just for fun.icon_wink.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Mar 19, 2012 11:11 AM GMT
    Sport I think they are a bit too old for this, but if it makes you or them happy do it!
    Congrats on your weight loss and changing your body- Don't eat the chocolate! Ok a little dark is good.
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    Mar 19, 2012 11:24 AM GMT
    I stopped getting easter baskets when I was a teen, too. But I do not people who still do an easter basket for their grown kids - they just put more grown up things in it. It's just like a holiday gift basket - with candy - maybe a bottle of wine, gift card, things of that nature.

    If you are thinking that it's time to phase this out - as they are getting older and will be moving out on their own soon - I think one gift basket is a good idea...

  • monet

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    Mar 19, 2012 12:04 PM GMT
    You're a good dad.
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    I'd be happy with just candy haha
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 19, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    Hey, I received an easter basket from my parents as an adult, into my 20's.... do it. Might be kind of hokey to them, but I bet they enjoy your effort.
    Don't do one family basket... make it special for them. It will be one of those things they thank you for Gary.. when you are 80 years old....LOL

    I also gave my partner an easter basket the first couple of years we were involved.

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    Mar 19, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    I give my partner an easter basket every year and dye easter eggs the night before easter...you are never too old for this stuff
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:59 PM GMT
    My mom STILL sends me things to put in the Easter Basket that she had made for me after I moved away. She loves doing it, and it's not so much the candy as it is the thought and that she cares enough to do it.

    Your kids will appreciate it more than you think, even if they don't realize it now.
  • travisgrassi

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    Mar 19, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    I would be so upset if my folks stopped doing Easter Basket & Christmas Stocking..its the best part of the Holiday...Sorry Jesus
  • swall1963

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    Mar 19, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    I think it is great that you give your sons Easter Baskets.Most of my nephews and nieces are in their 20s and 30s and my sisters still get them baskets. And, last year I gave one of my buddies a basket (no get your mind out of gutter) that.
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    Mar 19, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    Not the kind of basket I was thinking of...

    But, I'll go with the above. Get the sons their own baskets. IMO, it's fun and a good way to do something special for each child as my parents still to for their kids. Our baskets have something unique for each of us. It's kinda cool...
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    Mar 19, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    I think it's sweet and if you're enjoying it, keep doing it. You could definitely make it full of more age appropriate and/or healthy stuff though....wine, gift certificates, condoms, fruit, money....all good.
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    Mar 19, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    For Easter my parents would usually hide eggs around the yard. The last two years I chose not to participate because I thought it was silly. Not this year though and it might come as a bit of a surprise to them as well. I say you do it.
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Ugh I wish someone would give me an easter basket icon_sad.gif
  • Webster666

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    Mar 19, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    How about making plans to kick them out of the nest ?
    A 27 year old, still living at home ?
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Claystation saidUgh I wish someone would give me an easter basket icon_sad.gif
    Here's an e-Easter basket for you. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Mar 19, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidHere's an e-Easter basket for you. icon_biggrin.gif

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    twizzlers? blegh!! I'll take the rest though
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    I got canned from a temp job two days before easter last year... Bought some same day Tickets to see my other half in the states with miles and he made me one last year, waiting with it at the airport...

    Full of protein bars/shakes, jelly beans, beans, peeps...icon_lol.gif

  • LJay

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    Mar 19, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    Go ahead and make the baskets for them. It sounds like a fun family tradition and, stated or not, I'll bet they are looking forward to it.
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Hmm... I may have gotten one when I was about 6 or 8 years old.

    There was a company in the town where I went to college who would deliver xmas baskets, easter baskets, birthday cakes, etc. to the students. They sent out brochures and order forms to the parents. They just ticked off the boxes and filled in their credit card numbers for a year of guilt-free automatic gifting. I guess my parents never felt all that guilty.

    If someone were to make up a gift basket for me at this time of year, I'd like to see maybe... a new bike chain, handlebar tape, maybe a fresh pair of gloves. And to be wildly optimistic, some sunscreen.
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    Mar 19, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    Thanks guys! The baskets are a mix of candy, (Jelly beans, chocolate, PB eggs, kisses, etc), gift cards to Old Navy or Steam or paid time on WOW, or memory for their computers, or games...etc...Everyone seem to like it! Hell its more fun than Christmas....and everyone has gas from all the deviled eggs! lol! We have an annual egg toss....with the winning long toss good for $100.....my youngest son and my disabled sister have won the last 3 years.....icon_biggrin.gif

    Youngest is a Jr in HS...middle is a college Sophomore, oldest is a traveling contract electronics and computer guru....he is a scary GENIUS.with complete photographic memory..... a seriously certified GENIUS that the military talks with!.....and almost anti-social....LOL!

    .......send me your address and I will send you an Easter basket if you are feeling left out! icon_lol.gif.....CLAYSTATION!