The younger crowd may reach directly for the candy, but an adult who loves a good cup of java will ooh and ahh over a coffee-themed gift. Take it up a notch by threading in a theme of sustainability for an Easter basket that wins on every level.

1. Fair Trade Coffee

Choose an aromatic bag of fair trade coffee beans. Certification of fair trade means it has been produced by sustainable measures in verified humane conditions. You can be assured that no child labor had a part in the process and profits assisted in furthering environmental conditions and development of the area in which the farmers and their families work and reside.

2. Mini-Grinder

If whole beans are given, add an accompanying mini-grinder. This allows for small batches to be freshly ground for each use. Not only does this add richness to the taste, but the aroma released will make the entire kitchen smell like java heaven.

3. Flavorings

Tie up a few satchels of organic spices to be used as coffee flavorings. Cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger are just a few that can help take a cup of coffee to the next level. Include one or two bottles of organic extract such as vanilla and coconut. Raspberry, cinnamon, and nut varieties also make for great added flavorings.

4. Thermal Mug

There is no need to pick up a disposable cup o’ joe. A thermal mug can easily be taken on the go and refilled anywhere coffee flows. Choose one with a floral design or positive saying to keep the mood light.

5. Gourmet Chocolates

Allow for a little indulgence by including locally made gourmet chocolates in the basket. Go for quality, not quantity, so every bite is worth savoring.

6. Recycled Bag

For an added touch of sustainability, present the “basket” in a brightly designed recycled bag. It is the gift that keeps giving.

The coffee-related items and eco-friendly gifts in this Easter basket will last long past the holiday season and will surely bring a smile to your loved one’s face.

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