The Real Cost of Celebrating Easter

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-05T16:31:11Z

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There's no limit to what you can give for Easter -- from stuffed animals for children to a $90 Grand Easter Basket from Harry & David that contains more than 8 pounds of pears, apples, cheese, salami, condiments, chocolate cherries and other goodies. According to BigInsight, consumers will spend an average of about $21, or $2.4 billion total, on gifts this year.