Easter is coming! Easter this year will be on Sunday, April 12th, 2020, but it may look a little different this year, as we all hunker down at home instead of heading out to church or Grandma's house or brunch at a restaurant, or other Easter traditions that take us out and about. But one part of Easter that doesn't have to stop this year is Easter baskets! You can fill your baskets with treats from local businesses without breaking social distancing guidelines, thanks to the creativity of our local stores! Here are some of the great options available and how to get them:
Easter Candy from Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe
405 Wesley Parkway
|Photos of Palmer's Candy used with permission from Palmer's Candy|
The Palmer's Candy Old Tyme Candy Shoppe is offering a variety of delicious Easter candies and confections, with chocolate bunnies from tiny to huge, decorate rice crispy treats, jelly beans and assorted pastel candies galore, and even some baskets and adorable plush! To order, call (712)258-7790 and they will work with you for curbside pickup, or go in to choose your treats yourself, but instead of bulk bins, you'll find pre-packed half lb and 1lb bags of the their classic everyday delicious treats and seasonal items, plus score some great sales on Easter items!
Books and Gifts from Book People
2923 Hamilton Boulevard
|All photos of gifts from Book People are used with permission from Book People|
Book People has books sure to put a spring in your step! Some of their Eastery titles include Easter is Coming, My Easter Prayer, and Easter 1,2,3, plus Easter books from favorite characters like Llama Llama, Spot, and Pete the Cat!
They also have puzzles, sketchbooks, stamp kits, flash cards, bingo (I highly recommend the eeboo bingo games they have--we have a nature one and it's so pretty, and even my kids who don't have their numbers and letters down yet can successfully match the animals and plants!), science kits, cheerful play balls, and super soft plush animals (and for many of them, Book People also has books starring the plush animals--I got the book to go with my son's favorite puppy, and it's SO cute!) To order, visit the Book People website or call (712)258-1471 for curbside pickup. They are also offering free shipping for orders over $50, and $2 shipping for smaller orders!
Popcorn from Jolly Time Koated Kernels1717 Terminal Drive
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Jolly Time Koated Kernels has a variety of delicious popcorn to brighten your Easter, from bulk bags of salted popcorn, to gourmet Koated Kernels in flavors like Birthday Cake (the pastel drizzle and sprinkles makes it perfect for Easter!), Cinnamon Roll, and Double Cheddar, and even popcorn balls shaped like Easter eggs! The store in still open for carryout purchases, or you can call (712)560-6973 to place a curbside pickup order.
Fandom Faves from Acme Comics1622 Pierce Street
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Acme Comics has comics, dice, t-shirts, games, books, toys, and much more, for a wide variety of fandoms fit for any basket, including:
- Harry Potter
- Star Wars
- Star Trek
- Dr. Who
- Game of Thrones
- and many more!
They are not currently open for in-store shopping, but give them a call at (712)258-6171 to place an order for curbside pickup. They plan to be open for curbside pickup from 11-5pm on the weekend and 4-6pm on weekdays this week!
Sweet Treats from Sugar Shack
700 Jennings Street
Siouxland's cutest cookies and cakes are still available for sale! They also have hilarious toilet paper cookies, sweet virtual hug cookies, and special Easter cookie decorating kits that come with cookies, frosting, and sprinkles so your family can customize your cookies yourselves. Their sugar cookies were actually the last treat I bought before we started staying in! You can still visit Sugar Shack in person to get your order to-go, or call the Sugar Shack at (712)252-5598 to order ahead of time or for curbside pickup and delivery options.
Happy Easter, Siouxland!