Easter Basket Ideas | Teenagers Need Easter Baskets Too!
Easter Baskets are for Teenagers Too!
You are not going to find a whole lot of pre-made Easter baskets for teenagers in the stores. Seems the retail world is still caught up in the wee ones when it comes to Easter. Not a bad thing -- unless you are a teenager.
As my kids got older, moving on to middle school, high school and then college, they still wanted baskets. There is something nostalgic and comforting about still receiving the traditional Easter basket no matter how old you are.
So, what can you do? Do what I do -- Make your own Easter basket for teenagers!
Here, you'll find some of the ideas I have used for baskets/containers along with tons of ideas for filling the Easter basket. Let's get to it!
Purchase a container that teens can use after Easter instead of the traditional Easter baskets. A bit more grown up and you get more for your money.
Teenage Girl Easter Basket Container - Something Useful is Key
Just pack it throw it over the shoulder for a day at school, the beach, the gym, hiking or shopping. A zippered compartment for things like keys and wallet is also a feature.
This type of bag is popular with the kids and easy to fill with Easter grass and all the odds and ends for a teen girls' stylish Easter basket.
Teenage Guy Easter Basket Container - Guys Use Bags Too!
Guys will use a drawstring bag too. They can pack a change of clothes for after practice or conditioning. Use it to bring home books and papers from school or a towel for a trip to the gym.
Useful containers make your money well spent!
More Container Ideas for Teenagers
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Baskets don't have to be baskets. In fact, a teenager would much rather have a container that celebrates a sports team, college or brand they love. Think organizing their room -- shaving supplies -- make-up and such.
Get them started and they might even clean their room!
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More Unique Container Ideas for Easter Baskets - Make it Something Useful
Add some Easter grass, paper shred, shredded newspaper or tissue paper inside any of the following containers for a more grown up version of an Easter basket for your teenager. It's useful and fun on Easter morning.
- Beach Bag
- Sports Bag
- Trunk Organizer
- Jewelry Box
- Overnight Bag or Shopping Tote
- Small Cooler
- Acrylic Vanity or Make-Up Organizer
- Shower Caddy with Handle
Egg Hunt for Teenagers
Once my son was in high school, he vetoed hunting for Easter eggs.
His little sister still wanted him to participate so we figured out a way.
Her eggs were pastel plastic ones filled with candy and goodies. His were sports ball shapes filled with coins or paper money.
Worked like a charm!
Sports Ball Eggs for Easter Egg Hunts - Easter Basket Ideas for Teens
I used these filled with quarters and half dollars as well as a few with $1, $5 and one $20 egg to motivate my teen son into participating in the family's traditional Easter Egg Hunt.
Filling the Container Ideas
Dress the Crib, errrr.... Room! - Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers
My son is a HUGE Beatles fan and this plaque was the perfect fit for his Easter basket. He loved it. Guys and gals alike will appreciate small touches like this for their room at home, in the dorms or an apartment.
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Easter Basket Ideas
Teenagers - Gals
A few more ideas here for that teen gal on your Easter Basket list.
If she has a collection or hobby, include something that goes along with it. What about a pillow, throw or poster for her room? A piece of jewelry is usually embraced by a teen girl. I have found that gift cards work too!
What else can you think of?
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What age are the recipients of the Easter Baskets you put together?
Easter Basket Ideas
Teenagers - Guys
Guys are pretty easy to find little gifts for too. What about a flash drive in an appropriate shape? A lanyard is popular with guys for their keys.
There's always wallets or money clips, ear buds and trunk organizers for their cars (that's a good Easter Basket container too!)
Again, gift cards are a great way to go -- fast food, X-Box, hip clothing stores, gasoline cards and music. It's hard to to wrong with gift cards!
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Thank you Easter bunny. bawk, bawk
More Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers - Guys and Gals!
- Gift Cards -- Fast food joints, Starbucks, Amazon, Forever 21, Gas Cards, Pizza and Restaurants, Movie Theater, etc... It's as good as money for a teenager!
- Car Wash Tokens or Certificates
- Personal Products --
Gals -- Make-up, make-up brushes, eyelash curlers, tweezers, finger nail polish, nail file, toe separators, bath salts, perfume, mud masks, hair brush, hair accessories...
Guys -- Cologne, shave cream, after shave, hair gel, disposable razors, body spray, toothbrush, floss picks, shower gel, mouthwash, comb or hair brush...
- Water Bottle
- Magazine -- One about a favorite subject, sport, celebrities, fashion or teen life. A game magazine for word search, crossword puzzles or sudoku.
- Sporting Goods -- Sports ball, Frisbee, ankle weights, jump rope, training aide, wrist bands or headbands, etc...
- Team Fan Merchandise -- Hat, t-shirt, or hoodie from a favorite team, NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, etc...
- Lip Balm or Lip Gloss
- Cell Phone, Tablet or Laptop Accessories
They are Always Your Kids -- No Matter What the Age
Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers
Mine are both out of their teens now but I still make them Easter Baskets. The contents change as they grow up and change directions in their lives but they'll probably always get an Easter Basket from mom and dad. They'll always be me kids!
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