The Easter Holiday is almost here and time to gather novelties and sweets for the traditional Easter basket is running out. The Dollar Store and Big Lots are great places to pick up holiday treats and trinkets for kids under ten, but where do you go for the older kids and adults in your life? A bottle of booze zip tied to a stuffed bunny may be just fine for some, but if you’re looking for something with a little practicality and style and just happen to live in Los Angeles, you’re in luck. In a city where presentation is everything let these five places help inspire you to create the perfect Easter basket and fill it with only the best goodies.
Fancifull Gift Baskets
5617 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Fancifull Gift Baskets has a reputation of reliable quality you can trust. With a store loaded with fine wine, gourmet cheese, scrumptious confections and sundry other things perfect for gift baskets and a team of designers, you can be sure you’re going to get something special. The always ready Easter Bunny Gift Basket, the Spring Fever Gift Basket or the Easter Eggstravaganza Gift Basket are at the ready for quick easy shopping or you can piece it together yourself.
Mel & Rose
8344 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
For a more adult and upscale Easter basket, Mel & Rose hits the mark. Godiva chocolates, Johnnie Walker Blue, Dom Perignon Oenotheque, Petrossian caviar and many other luxurious items to select from will make the perfect Easter basket gift. There are also tea & coffee baskets, kosher baskets, baby baskets, themed baskets and many others. But Mel & Rose offer much more than just amazing baskets. Join them for wine and cheese tastings and a Johnnie Walker Blue bottle engraving event.
8859 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Munchies is a dream come true for your sweet tooth. Decorative trays and baskets filled with chocolate and sprinkled covered pretzels, laffy taffy, jelly beans, gumballs, nuts, Belgium chocolate, caramel covered nuts and so much more await you at Munchies for your Easter holiday. There’s also a fine selection of wine to choose from, so making Munchies a one stop Easter basket shop. Choose one of the pre-made baskets or build your own with the courteous and helpful staff. They are also Kehilla Kosher, so there truly is a basket for everyone here.
5466 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
As one of the finest sweet treat spots in Los Angeles, stopping by Milk Jar Cookies to fill your basket with all types of candy for Easter is the way to go. Aside from candy, they offer incredible cookies and other great treats that will have you wishing you could show for Easter basket goodies all year long!
Dylan’s Candy Bar
6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sometimes the Easter basket really is all about the candy. Sure, you can create a basket with weird looking chocolate rabbits and neon colored peeps, but why do that when you can stack it with what you know will make an impression? Chocolate covered Oreos, Whatchamacallit bars, salted caramel popcorn, rock candy and Nerds are just a few of the things you’ll find at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Stop into the store and get help from a friendly employee or call and speak to a Candy Concierge to design your Easter basket. The sky is the limit. Dylan’s even has candy bar “time capsule” baskets packed with favorites from the 50’s up to the 80’s that are perfect not just for Easter, but any time of year.
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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.