Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers : Teens Would Love to Have These Things in Their Baskets!

Easter Basket Ideas for Teens

Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers
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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 them an Easter basket full of goodies 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 items and gifts that teenagers would love to see in an Easter basket. I have even included some useful baskets that can be reused and repurposed once the holiday is over.

Easter Baskets for Teens

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Try a Different Kind of Basket This Year That Can Be Reused or Re-purposed!

I got this fun basket at Target for $7! It's the perfect size for an Easter Basket.
I got this fun basket at Target for $7! It's the perfect size for an Easter Basket. | Source

The Easter Basket for a Teenager

Just like I would for younger children, I would create functional and practical Easter baskets for the teenagers. I would start with a small-ish plastic or woven basket that later can be used as a storage container for CDs, DVDs, or other teenage-approved items.

The container, whatever you choose, could match the teenager’s room or just be a funky (yep, I said funky) patterned storage container, like the black and white striped basket I bought in the picture to the right.

Before you choose your basket, you first must decide with what you're going to fill it for Easter. Below are some great ideas for teens!

Things a Teenager Would Love to See in a Basket!

Here are some ideas for goodies to fill those baskets for teenagers:

  • · iTunes gift cards--Do they have an iPod? Give them a gift card to pick out their music!
  • · Cell phone covers--Want to pay for a new phone when the old one is scratched or cracked? Find a cover, like a rubber one, that will save the day.
  • · Tickets to movies, sporting events, concerts--Will you go with them or let them take a friend? Keep that in mind.
  • · Video game or accessory--This is a no brainer for most teens. Make sure you're buying for the right video game console.
  • · DVDs--Perhaps it's time to update the collection from SpongeBob and Phineas and Ferb.
  • · 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. I hear the Hunger Games are great novels...
  • · Small sports gear (baseball glove, mouth guard…)--Wouldn't hurt to protect those teeth, would it?
  • · Nintendo 3DS--A very, very popular gaming system right now.
  • · iPod--A must if you are going to buy an iTunes gift card, of course.
  • · Reusable water bottle-- Save the environment from all of that plastic and get your teen to drink more water! It's a win-win!
  • · Gum--Help them to freshen their breath, but remind them that they still need to brush twice a day!
  • · Gifts from popular TV shows/movies (Glee, etc.)--T-Shirts, hats, notebooks, pencils, posters..You can find something, 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 nice! ;)
  • · Sunglasses--They need to be at least semi-close to a designer pair or the teens won't wear them.
  • · Homemade coupons (1 extra hour past curfew, extra time with computer/video games, extra time on phone…)--Simple and perfect.

For the Teen Girls

Buying for a girl? Here are some ideas for female teenagers:

  • · Nail polish
  • · Small clutch
  • · Perfume
  • · Hair products
  • · Jewelry

For the Teen Boys

And for the young gentlemen:

  • · Sports memorabilia
  • · Hair products
  • · Cologne
  • · Wallet
  • · Graphic t-shirts

For the 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

For the Artistic Teen

For a creative teen:

  • · Personalized pens/pencils
  • · Craft kits
  • · Gift card to craft store
  • · Disposable camera
  • · Decorative flash drive (for storing pictures, writing samples)

Candy for Easter Baskets for Teens

Finally, if you’re going to add the sugar, try these:

  • · Pop Rocks
  • · Airheads
  • · Fun Dip
  • · Personalized M&Ms
  • · Gummy Bears
  • · Candy Jewelry
  • · BeanBoozled (Jelly Belly Mixed Flavors…for the brave)
  • · Pez Candy

You Can Do It! Teens Are Easy to Buy For...Maybe...

Not so bad. Of course it all depends on your budget and your 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.

Good luck.

Long Story Short...

1. Small, functional, decorative plastic or woven basket

2. Teenaged appropriate/approved items

3. One less eye-rolling

4. Lots of smiles

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32 comments

Angelsmom 8 months ago

Great ideas will use these great ideas .thanks


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ThePracticalMommy 8 months ago from United States Author

I absolutely LOVE that idea! Thanks for sharing!


Karen 8 months ago

From the time we received out first basket until the last one our parents gave to us, they always made the basket something we would use when we grew up...For several years, it was pots and pans until we had a complete set. It moved on to waste baskets and hampers, desk caddies, serving bowls, mixing bowls etc. It was sort of like our hope chest.


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Thelma Alberts 20 months ago from Germany

Wonderful ideas! Thanks for reminding me what to put in the Easter basket of my son and his wife. Happy weekend!


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AudreyHowitt 20 months ago from California

Yup! Love this! I might add eos lip balm to the girls' side--my girls still love it


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

Yes ....great variety. Many of these I include in the basket which is whatever works for my bigboyman that year. The little man of course kids all kinds of other items like matchbox cars and trains of all sizes and shapes.

Well done....pinned shared and voted up++++


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ThePracticalMommy 3 years ago from United States Author

PaulWFitzpatrick , the thought had crossed my mind to make this a mini business, but I haven't gone through with it yet. :) Thanks for reading!


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ThePracticalMommy 3 years ago from United States Author

Lor's Stories , small toys that kids enjoy make great additions for Easter baskets. Thanks for reading, and thanks for sharing your ideas for an adult basket. :)


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ThePracticalMommy 3 years ago from United States Author

pooja2109 , glad you like the ideas!


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PaulWFitzpatrick 3 years ago from Reading, MA

Wow! You should make this a business! Maybe you do, I haven't really looked around your bio. Just saw the feature and clicked. Now how do I make this my wife's idea???? Great piece!


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Lor's Stories 3 years ago from Central New Jersey

My twee niece grew out of Easter eggs and bunnies but the one thing which she loved as a child were Polly pockets. They drove us crazy. We had to open the dolls right away so a few years we all bought her Polly pockets and stuck them in her Easter basket .

I still like a basket. But for adults I'd suggest spring bulbs and seeds for the garden. A basket with a bunny brings back fond memories


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pooja2109 3 years ago from Toronto

Nice ideas....


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ThePracticalMommy 3 years ago from United States Author

FlourishAnyway , thanks! Glad you like it. :)


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Great hub chock full of ideas. No eye rolls for you ... LOL. Thanks!


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

partypail, thanks so much! I'm glad you liked the ideas and my sense of humor. :)


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partypail 4 years ago from www.partypail.com

These are all really wonderful ideas! It is great how you thought of ideas based on personality and interests making the baskets more personal.I loved hearing your sense of humor in this hub, it was fun to read and useful!


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

Got it, cclitgirl! It's linked. :)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I really do just love this hub. It's "History of the Easter Bunny". I hope you like it. :)


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

Yay! Let me know what it is and I'll link that here as well! :D


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Oh, and by the way, I HAVE to link to this hub in my next hub. :D


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

ktrapp, gifts cards for fast food, Starbucks and gas are awesome ideas for teens! Thanks for sharing! I bet your teens would love those gifts. :)


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

Sinea, I know I liked getting art supplies as a kid, especially the Crayola colored pencils that turned into watercolors when water was applied. I'm glad you too like that idea! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

cclitgirl, I'm really glad you like the suggestions! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)


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ktrapp 4 years ago from Illinois

I know I have struggled a bit deciding what to put in my teenagers' Easter baskets (yes, they still get one and probably will until they tell me to stop). For some reason they both told me just before Valentine's day that they really don't need iTunes cards anymore. I'm not sure why not, but I know they now watch movies using other methods, so no longer buy them. Gift cards to fast food, Starbucks, movies, and for gas are also appreciated by teenagers that can drive. I love your idea of creating homemade coupons, plus it's more personal.


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Art supplies is a great idea! As a teen, I would have loved it. Voted up and useful.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I HAVE to bookmark this! I have some teenagers in the family and I never can figure out what in the world to get them. I only think of those expensive things like iPods or video games - these are awesome suggestions!! :)


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

PurvisBobbi44, I'm glad you found this hub useful! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Hi,

You sound like a great Mother, and I voted up--useful and awesome.This is very helpful for me, especially, as I have nieces, of all ages. Thank you so much from an aunt who is not with it, as my nephew told me.

Thanks,

Bobbi


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States Author

Well thank you, Sunshine! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

This hub is superb! Lots of great gift ideas! Thank you!:)


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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States Author

Mitch, what wonderful ideas! Thank you very much for your comment. God bless!


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Mitch Alan 5 years ago from South Jersey

Also a personal, hand written note explaining why you are glad God gave them to you...they won't admit it outwardly (in most cases) in front of the rest of the family, but they will appreciate it...

For the younger kiddos (and the older, too) Ressurection Eggs are a fun way to explain the true meaning and wonder of Easter...

Thumbs Up, Useful and Funny...nice job!

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