Friday, March 19, 2010

Sparkling Fresh Easter & Spring Gift Ideas Under $50 for Every Member of the Family

by Janis Brett Elspas

Tulips, daffodils, crocus and other seasonal bulb have popped from the soil and birds, butterflies, and other creatures such as lady bugs, are appearing in many parts of the country.  This, signaling that warmer days are nearly a 100% certainty for most everyone.  Spring is indeed here.  That means that the holiday Bunny will also be on his way soon because Easter falls on Sunday, April 4th this year. 

Whether you'd like to get a lovely gift for someone old or young, a friend, relative, or even yourself to inspire the mood or you wish to bring a unique gift to your host or hostess for Easter Dinner, there are so many cheery gifts to choose from this season.  Here are MommyBlogExpert's favorite picks for the Best Gift Ideas for Easter & Spring 2010.

Williams-Sonoma's Spring Cookie Wreath, $49.95, featured in the photo at the top of this MommyBlogExpert Spring Gift Guide is certain to help the lucky one receiving this to forget the long, hard winter just past and get them thinking about spring and all its natural beauty just ahead. This generously-sized 16" diameter wreath of brightly decorated edible cookies is a W-S online exclusive.  More info & to order 

Loose Leaf Spring Jacket by Red Egg and Ginger, exclusively from , $29.99 (reg $59). This robin's egg blue light spring coat with hand stitched details that's made with organic cotton would be perfect for Easter and other spring days. Available in baby and toddler sizes 12 months to 4T

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Baby Carrot Hat, from Posh Tots, $30.  Hand knit pull-on head covering for chilly spring days. Fits sizes 0 - 6 months, perfect for baby boys or girls. Made with organic cotton yarn.  More info & to order 

Orange Champagne Cheesecake, from Eli's Cheescake, $40.  My kids and I know how good Eli's Cheesecakes are and have even visited their factory in the Chicago Area.  We haven't tried this flavor yet, but we've had some of their others and this is definitely the best cheesecake baker there is.  Shipped to you nationwide, fresh and well-packaged via air delivery.  More info & to order

Hexbug Micro Robotic Creatures - Inchworm, $19.99.  From Innovation First International, this infrared radio controlled amusement just received MommyBlogExpert's thumbs up in this toy product review.  An absolute dream treat for kids -- both boys and girls -- who love technology to find in their Easter Basket this year.  Comes in indigo (shown) as well as red, green, orange, and pink.  Batteries are included, so this is definitely not edible.  Recommended for ages 8+.  Choking Hazard: has small parts, so not for children younger than 3 years old.  More info & where to buy
This review also featured on Hexbug's news page
Baseball Personalized Easter Basket from Personal Creations, $17.95.  This would be a great  choice for that discerning young man who wants a most distinctive and sporty Easter Basket that can be personalized.  This definitely not girly.  More info & to order
Personalized Bunny Boy or Girl Doll, from Personal Creations, $14.95.  An adorable gift for a girl of any age or a little boy into cuddly stuffed animals.  Includes personalization of name with up to 8 letters, so might be a fun gift for an adult, too.  More info & to order
Elegant Calla Lilly Potted Plant, from Harry & David, $44.95. What could say spring more than this beautiful plant that will grow to 14" tall in this in this Victorian-inspired keepsake metal embossed container?  More info & to order  

FTC Disclosure: MommyBlogExpert received the Hexbug Inchworm from Innovation First International for a separate review on this blog.  No products were received from any other related companies for this post.  Additionally, no payment or other compensation associated with this post was received from any company included.  See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.    

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