Chocolate Wine and Other Adults-Only Easter Basket Ideas

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The last time I received an Easter basket, I was listening to Flock of Seagulls and teasing my hair with Aqua Net. EEEk. Egg decorating and pre-made baskets may be geared towards kids, but that doesn't mean adults have to miss out. Here are a few suggestions to make a sweet holiday basket for your 21-and-over friends. 

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​Chocolate:

Chocolate's a traditional Easter basket item. And wine, well, you drink that at church services. Put the two together and you've got a perfect Easter basket gift -- and the laziest cocktail ever! Valley Cost Plus World Market locations stock Chocovine, a product that combines Dutch chocolate with cabernet.

The stuff looks like chocolate milk and costs about $10 a bottle, so I'm guessing it's not exactly Robert Mondavi reserve. But hey, it's alcohol. With chocolate. So don't get greedy.

More Easter basket ideas after the jump.

Eggs:

If you're really crazy enterprising, you could include an ostrich egg in your goody basket; perfect if the recipient's a home-chef or curious foodie. Better yet go for baby blue quail eggs, which can be found at both Lee-Lee's locations, or Eggsentials' adorable egg pans from Target.   

Jelly Beans:

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​Instead of regular jelly beans, visit CocoaBon.com and snag some Mint Mojito jellies or pink Cosmo beans. These cocktail-flavored jelly beans don't contain any actual alcohol, but they'll class up your gift basket. Need something stronger? Word has it that if you pop 10-15 regular jelly beans into a bottle of plain vodka and let it steep for a week, you'll have jelly bean flavored vodka!

Candy:

Pop by Smeeks or Sweets & Beats in downtown Phoenix for a handful of nostalgic candies to fill up your basket. Depending on the era your friend/sweetie/relative was born in, they've got everything from the Red Hots and candy buttons of the '40s to the Jolly Ranchers and Atomic Fireballs of the '80s.

Grass:

The only substitute I could think of isn't legal, so... just stick with the regular plastic grass filler. 

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