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Take Easter To-Go With Handcrafted Hudson Valley Baskets

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With social distancing in full swing, order the locally made Easter baskets for holiday joy at home.

Easter in quarantine? We know, it’s not ideal. Unlike Easters of the past, ones filled with family, egg hunts, and visits from the Easter bunny, this year’s celebration comes at a time when everyone is still grasping for a new normal. Even so, a small, at-home celebration doesn’t mean it can’t be a good one. Will it be different? Yes. It’s only lackluster if you make it, though.

To make the occasion easier, we compiled a few of our favorite Hudson Valley-made Easter baskets that can be ordered online and delivered to the front door. For chocolate lovers, Krause’s Chocolates in Saugerties, Rhinebeck, and New Paltz has the most scrumptious cocoa-filled collection.

For foodies, Beacon Pantry offers made-to-order gift baskets stuffed with its top-selling goodies. Have a household full of children? Millerton and Rhinebeck’s Oblong Books crafts a one-of-a-kind basket that includes a book to keep kids busy for an evening…or at least half an hour.

Adams Fairacre Farms

For those who want to send a gift basket this Easter but are staying away from chocolate, check out the assortments at Adams.  Adams Fairacre Farms offers fruit baskets, a gardener’s basket, tea and coffee baskets, cheese baskets, and so much more. Order online to have them shipped directly.

Beacon Pantry

Beacon Pantry crafts made-to-order holiday baskets that are completely customizable. For a fancier affair this Easter, email the store with your vision to place an order. Curbside pickup and delivery are both available.

Dulcet Gift Baskets

Dulcet Gift Baskets helps us all celebrate differently this year. Think about ordering classic Easter cookies or go big with the Happy Easter Gourmet Fresh Assortment basket that includes cookies, brownies, muffins, and assorted rugelach. Order online (or do curbside pickup) to have a basket delivered straight to the front door.

Highland Baskets

While supplies last, Highland Baskets crafts Easter baskets for curbside pickup. Enjoy not only chocolates, candies, and cookies, but teas, scone mixes, and preserves as well.

Krause’s Chocolates

Krause’s Easter basket has everything one could image: milk chocolate foil eggs, jelly beans, malted robin eggs, milk chocolate nonpareils, gummy bunnies, and so much more. Krause’s also has an edible chocolate Easter basket, chocolate-dipped peeps, and fudge eggs. Just call in to order for curbside pickup.

Lagusta’s Luscious

Although this vegan chocolate store only offers one basket, it is one full of 12 chocolate eggs. Don’t miss out on this ready-to-go Easter basket that has four English cream eggs, four peanut butter eggs, and four milk chocolate marble eggs. Order online for other seasonal items like a chocolate nougat bunny, matzo toffee, and pistachio cardamom rosewater caramels. Shipping is available and preferred at this time.

Lucas Candies

Operating on a same-day pickup schedule, Lucas Candies offers a Happy Easter basket box with a milk chocolate bunny, foiled eggs, gummy eggs, malted milk balls, and more. Other just-as-yummy options include the Bunny Handle wire basket, the Plush and Goodies basket, and the Gingham Spring wicker basket.

Oblong Books

Need a basket for the kids but want to stay away from extra sugar? These $30 or $50 Easter baskets are perfect for children. Simply tell the store about the child’s interests so the team can piece together a one-of-a-kind assortment with at least one book, a small plush toy, and an assortment of other fun items. Free shipping is available.

Oliver Kita

Just for the season, Oliver Kita offers free home shipping. Not only does the store sell Easter baskets, but it stocks solid chocolate rabbits, chocolate-covered peeps and carrot-shaped chocolates as well. Curbside pickup is available.