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Easter Basket for Tweens and Teens
When putting together an Easter basket for a teenager, most parents probably would just fill it with candy and send them on their way. Do you really want to capture their attention, though?
Giving your teen a basket full of goodies that they would find cool and actually use might make them think twice about rolling their eyes at you (okay—at least for one day!).
Below is a list of small items and gifts that tweens and teenagers would likely love to see in an Easter basket. Leave me a comment below if you have some other ideas that I can add to the list!
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How to Make an Easter Basket
Just like I would for younger children’s Easter baskets, I like to create functional and practical baskets for teens. Who wants something that will only be thrown away?
I would start with a small- to medium-sized plastic or woven basket that later can be used as a storage container for electronic devices, video games, or other teenager-approved items.
The container for the basket, whatever you choose, could match the teenager’s room or just be a funky-patterned storage container.
Below you’ll find a lot of Easter basket-filling ideas that are sure to make your teen happy.
Easter Basket Ideas for Tweens and Teenagers
Here are some ideas for goodies and gifts to fill those baskets for tweens and teenagers. Be sure to leave me a comment below if you have some other ideas!
- Gift Cards: Amazon, iTunes, Xbox, DoorDash, Starbucks, any clothing store they enjoy…the possibilities are endless!
- Cell Phone Covers: Smartphones these days can be pricey. A cute, fun, or flashy phone case could be just the thing to protect the phone and your wallet! Find a cover, like a rubber one with rounded edges to absorb shock, that will save the day.
- Pop Sockets: A fun little accessory for smartphones, pop sockets pop onto the backs of a phone case so that you have a better grip on your phone.
- Portable device chargers: Help your kids keep their devices charged on the go. My kids don’t leave the house without their portable chargers!
- Video Game or Accessory: Make sure you’re buying for the right video game console.
- Squishes, Fidgets, and More: Even though they’re growing up right before your eyes, tweens and teens still like to play. Playing with squishes and fidgets can help them relieve stress when they’re studying for a big test or waiting for their significant other to text. A kit like the Paint Your Own Squishes lets them be creative and relieve stress at the same time.
- Tickets to Movies, Sporting Events, or Concerts: Will you go with them or let them take a friend? Keep that in mind when you’re ordering the tickets.
- Science Kits: There are so many fun science kits out there! Teens can build robots, do chemistry experiments, launch a rocket, and more.
- Popular Teen Novels: Oh, there are so many to choose from! You could go the normal route of vampires and werewolves, but there are a plethora of great young adult novels out there.
- Journal: When your teen doesn’t want to share it all on social media, they can write their thoughts in a journal.
- Small Sports Gear: Things like a baseball glove or a mouth guard are small and great for a basket. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to protect those teeth, would it?
- Small Gaming System: A handheld gaming device like the Nintendo Switch. Even this old school Game Boy replica is a lot of fun for kids!
- Reusable Water Bottle: Hello Stanley Cup! Save the environment from all of that plastic, and get your teen to drink more water! It’s a win-win! Insulated stainless steel bottles are great because they can keep drinks cold or warm for hours.
- Gum or TicTacs: Help them to freshen their breath with some sugar-free gum or Tic Tacs, but remind them that they still need to brush twice a day!
- Gifts From Popular TV Shows/Movies (ex Stranger Things): T-Shirts, hats, notebooks, pencils, posters. You can find something that’s themed, I’m sure…
- Photo Frames: They can use these to decorate their rooms. It can rest on top of the mound of clothes in the corner, but golly it’ll make the room look nice!
- Sunglasses: Teens might prefer designer sunglasses, but there are plenty that look just as stylish.
- Homemade Coupons: Think along the lines of “1 extra hour past curfew,” “extra time with computer/video games,” “extra time on phone,” and so on—simple and perfect.
- A Tablet: Have a teen who likes to play games, read, and watch movies? An Amazon Fire Tablet is perfect! With Amazon Prime, there are so many free things available. We have several of these for my family, and we love them.
Scroll down because there are even more ideas below!
Gifts for Teenaged Drivers (Yikes!)
If you’re the lucky parent of a teenaged driver, here are some ideas:
- Roadside emergency kit
- Membership to a roadside assistance service
- Key chains
Gifts for Teen Girls
Buying for a girl? Here are some ideas that will fit in a basket:
- Felt letter board
- Wireless headphones
- Small clutch
- Makeup palette
- Hair products
- Necklaces or bracelets
- Nail polish, nail art stickers or stencils
Gifts for Teen Boys
And for the young gentlemen, these will fit in an Easter basket:
- Graphic t-shirts
- Wireless headphones
- Hair products
- Sports memorabilia
Gifts for the Artistic Teen
For a creative teen, fill their Easter basket with items that will fuel their passion, such as:
- Personalized pens/pencils
- Craft kits
- Gift card to craft store
- Instamax Camera
- Decorative flash drive (for storing pictures, writing samples, etc)
Candy for Easter Baskets for Teens
You know your kiddos would love some candy too. If you’re going to add the sugar, try these fun candies:
- Pop Rocks
- Salt water taffy
- Ring Pops
- Fun Dip
- Personalized M&Ms
- Gummy Bears
- Candy Jewelry
- BeanBoozled (Jelly Belly mixed flavors for the brave)
- Pez Candy
Any Other Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers?
This isn’t so bad, right? Of course, it all depends on your budget and your tween or teen (and sometimes the full moon), but it is possible. Who knows? Maybe you’ll actually catch a glimpse of the smile that used to be on their face in their younger years.
If you have any other ideas, feel free to leave a comment below!
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