The Easter festival and candy have a very 'sweet' historical relationship. Although it feels like candy has always been a part of the Easter celebrations, it is believed that there were some treats that began in Europe and could be responsible for this sweet tradition of Easter.
There was supposedly an English tradition of having hot cross buns for breakfast on Good Friday. This could be the harbinger of the Easter treat as well. Baked pretzels were also very popular as a sweet treat in Easter and around. During the nineteenth century, chocolates as commodities became more easily available and since then they have ruled the palette on Easter celebrations across the world.
When it comes to making a particular easter candy gift, you could choose the gift according to the person for whom you are buying the gift. The gift could be a retro Easter basket with all the old kind of candy assortments across the decades.
This would include Double Bubble,Candy Cigarettes, Cinnamon Gum, Hot Dog, Candy Necklace, Cinnamon Fire-Pix, Atomic Fire Balls, Chick-o-stik, Sugar Daddy, Kits Taffy, Necco Wafers, Bubble Gum Cigar, Salt Water Taffy, Bottlecaps, Red Hots and Bit-O-Honey. This kind of Easter candy gift is ideal for adults who might get nostalgic about their childhoods on receiving this.
For kids and teenagers you should gift the more imaginative and innovative Easter candy gifts. It could be an Easter Bunny Basket with polka dots on it. Or a cute little bunny purse filled with bunny cookies. You could also gift an Easter Basket especially for a girl - it would consist of candles, bath gels, a Cadbury/Hershey Chocolate stick, a box of thick chocolates and candy easter eggs.
The Easter candy gift is open to many choices, but ultimately whatever you choose will lend cheer to the celebratory occasion of Easter.