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Green Gift Ideas for Easter

Updated on January 28, 2018
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I love to share my favorite ideas from around the web for people out there who like making things as much as I do!

Easter Egg Tree

Best Green Ideas for Easter Gifts

Make a statement and go green while celebrating the Easter holiday this year. Show your friends and family your eco-friendly side and encourage them to do the same. Green ideas for Easter baskets, eggs, candies, and other Easter art are all right here. These beautiful, green gift ideas for Easter might just start some new family traditions.

Recycled Easter Baskets

Green Gift Ideas Repurposed Easter Baskets
Green Gift Ideas Repurposed Easter Baskets

Easter Egg Baskets

Green Gift Ideas to Fill the Easter Basket

Who doesn't remember making these adorable Easter baskets from used berry containers as a kid? They are a perfect green idea for presenting Easter gifts. Place some naturally decorated eggs, organic chocolates, or handmade gifts into these decorative baskets for a special touch. The full instructions for creating these Easter baskets are available at

These days, berries usually come in clam shell containers. These can also be repurposed into green gift ideas as an Easter egg basket. Find out how (here).

There are many green ideas for filling the Easter baskets with gifts:

"Green Gift Ideas for Easter," explains how to dye eggs to go in the baskets with natural dye.

Try filling Easter baskets with real grass or hay, rather than plastic grass that will be thrown in the garbage.

Use free-range and organic eggs to be sure the poultry are humanely handled.

Egg Shells Dyed with Food Coloring for Crafts

Egg Shells Dyed with Food Coloring for Crafts
Egg Shells Dyed with Food Coloring for Crafts
Eggs Dyed with Food Naturally
Eggs Dyed with Food Naturally

Egg Shells Colored Naturally with Food

Black Walnut Hulls, Pomegranate and Blackberries

These eggs were colored naturally using food. The basic recipe for coloring eggs with homemade food dye is to boil the food in 4 cups of water. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and simmer the eggs in the strained liquid for 30 minutes if they are raw. If they are already boiled, soak them in the strained liquid in the refrigerator overnight. If you do not strain the food it will cause a marbling effect on the eggs. I personally like that, so I didn't strain the food from the homemade dye. My eggs were raw so after boiling the food in the water for a bit, I reduced the heat to simmer and added the eggs and vinegar. After 30 minutes they were the shade seen in this photo.

Pomegranate = Yellow

Blackberries = Light Purple

Black Walnut Hulls = Brown

For more detailed instructions on how to do this see: How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food

Making Easter Containers from Recycle Egg Cartons - Green Gift Ideas for Easter

This video gives complete instructions for reusing and decorating an egg carton. To make a perfect Easter container.

Green Easter Egg Gift Ideas
Green Easter Egg Gift Ideas

More Easter Basket Filling Ideas

Green Easter Gift Ideas Inside the Basket

1. Handmade Easter Art:

Salt Dough

Clay Art for Making Fake Easter Eggs

2. Good Quality Organic and Fair-Trade Chocolate

Organic Nuts and Chews Boxed Chocolates - Vegan

Feel free to leave comments on these green gift ideas, or add your own ideas!

10 Ideas to Green Up Your Easter

These are a few of the tips that are seen in the video: Choose a basket that will last, so you don't feel the need to buy them and throw them out the same year. Place a water-proof container inside the basket to grow grass seed and you won't need to buy the disposable kind. If you prefer, you can line your basket with green cloth. Use natural food dyes, rather than chemical dyes. Natural dyes are made from plant and food products that you'll find in your kitchen and most are safe enough to eat, such as pomegranate and blueberries.

Green Your Easter: 10 Ideas for Creating an Eco Friendly Holiday

Greening Up the Easter Baskets

Green Door Easter Ideas

The video below has a slightly different spin on creating a green Easter basket. It includes ideas for adult Easter baskets instead. Prepare a basket for your favorite cowboy this Easter.

Easter Basket Ideas from the Green Door

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Do you have any Green Gift Ideas for Easter?

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      Kaydi 3 years ago

      Hey, that's pouferwl. Thanks for the news.

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      Jeanette 3 years ago

      Ah yes, nicely put, evryeone.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Not a new idea, but I do use food (blueberries) as food coloring--such as for us with eggs shells.

      Nice lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The Easter baskets we're used to are filled with non-recyclable plastic eggs made in China, candies made with preservatives and food colorings and shipped from big box factories, with sell by dates months away from the time the hit the shelves of Target or Wal-Mart. The Easter baskets themselves are often made of plastic and made in countries that have human rights policies that make a thinking person think twice. Why celebrate this wonderful spring holiday with presents that are so Earth-unfriendly? Green ideas for Easter presents and Easter baskets are easy and more environmentally sustainable. Make it a point to reduce, recycle, and reuse. Have an old hand-woven rattan basket collecting dust in the attic? Dust it off, fill it with sphagnum moss (available at most garden centers) you suddenly have a green and very pretty gift basket for pennies.

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      Great ideas. Congratulations.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Great lens; I'd love to add it to my Easter Time Headquarters if you'd care to submit it.

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      renee7 7 years ago

      You have some really fun ideas here that your entire family can have a lot of fun doing. Finding natural dyes in every day items could actually be a ton of fun for kids. Great lens.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Nice! I like the ideas featured on this lens. I will definitely share this to my wife.

      Congratulations on LOTD! 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens. 5***** from me. I really like the "Making Easter Containers from Recycle Egg Cartons " video.

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      shiwangipeshwani 7 years ago

      Great lens dear , visit mine too, not as good as yours but i have tried...

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      quinn2 7 years ago

      Great ideas & seem fun to do

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      wishgirl 7 years ago

      Well done on LOTD!

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      my favorite is the Easter box made of recycled egg carton -- brilliant! congrats on LoTD

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      norma-holt 8 years ago

      Lovely ideas and great topic. Congrats on LOTD. Top marks


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      greenerme 8 years ago

      These are great ideas! Congratulations on LOTD.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on LOTD. Thanks for sharing your unique Easter gift ideas! Happy Spring!

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      LibraryGirl LM 8 years ago

      This is a nice lens, we decorate our eggs naturally and even use recycled magazines to cut out face parts to glue on them and let me tell you some of them are is a fun time!

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      nelabai 8 years ago

      one of better LOTD`s! congrats on this unique lens! 5*

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Love this! Blessed and lensrolling to my Being Earth Friendly lens. Congrats on LOTD!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Congratulations on a very pretty Lens of the Day! - Kathy

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      justholidays 8 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD!

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Lots of great ideas- congrats on LOTD.


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      born_in_a_bag 8 years ago

      you can also boil the eggs with the outer skin of an onion, the onion outer skin must be brownish not white onions, you boil them with the eggs they give a lovely bronze color, a twist to this idea is that you can cut any form of paper and glue it to the egg and then boil it, when the paper is removed the form will remain on the egg. ideas from Lebanon

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Oh, I just love green holiday craft ideas. What a perfect eco-friendly LOTD for Easter.

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      These are great ideas! Congratulations on LotD!!

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Love the Going Green for Easter.

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      eclecticeducati1 8 years ago

      Congratulation on your LotD! Great lens. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Congratulations on LotD!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Congratulations for your LOTD for Green Gift Ideas For Easter!

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      acupressurelabor 8 years ago

      Great lens with good ideas. I love all that is eco friendly and green :D.

      Congratulations for LOTD

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Congrats on LOTD! Some beautiful Easter ideas!

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      happynutritionist 8 years ago

      A colorful lens, love it...enjoy dying eggs, with or without shell, with beet juice myself...or making pickled eggs with vinegar and beet juice. Congrats on being the LOTD ~claudia

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on LotD!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great ideas, congratulations on LOTD!

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      Delia 8 years ago

      very nice...congrats on LOTD!

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      stacy mcdaniel 8 years ago

      Congratulations on lens of the day. Cool Lens! Thanks for the Ideas.

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      desilegend 8 years ago

      I used to paint eggs like this 10 years ago but after moving to Ireland all we do is buy chocolate eggs!

      Great Lens! Congrats!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Easter should be always with green ideas, great lens, congrats on LOTD.

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      Penny Pincher G 8 years ago

      I love the last pictures. Informative lens. Blessed.