Easter Basket Ideas for Tweens and Teens

My son at age 6 dressed up for Easter.
My son in 2014.

Gone are the days of hiding eggs, visiting the Easter Bunny and wearing plaid pastel ties. My son isn’t into any of that anymore, but we still celebrate together. I continue to make an Easter basket for him, but the contents have changed a bit as he has gotten older.

Here are some ideas about how to fill your tween or teen’s Easter basket this year:

  • Candy and favorite snacks. Older kids still love their favorite treats! 
  • Money; it’s probably your kid’s favorite gift! You can give it in small bills or coins inside plastic eggs, or put a larger bill in a holiday card. 
  • Gift cards for gas are really appreciated by driving teens.
  • Gift card or homemade coupon for manicures and/or pedicures at the salon or at home. Consider including a fun scented foot scrub or new nail polish. 
  • Fun pens and pencils.
  • Fill a few plastic eggs with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters for a trip to the arcade in Manitou Springs.
  • Jewelry small enough to fit inside of a plastic eggs. A cool new choker or earrings will be a hit. 
  • Silly socks! Pick out your kid’s favorite color, print, team, or character. 
  • Gift cards for experiences like Top Golf, Dart Wars, bowling, or the movies.
  • Funky colors of hair dye from Manic Panic. Offer to help apply!
  • Perfume or cologne. 
  • Bath and body accessories like bath bombs, fancy soap or lip gloss. 
  • Cell phone accessories like PopSockets or a snazzy new case. 
  • Micro/Pocket games like Deep Sea Adventures, Uno or Bounce Battle.
  • Food gift cards for their favorite places like Starbucks or Five Guys. 
  • Fidget toys like squishy balls, spinners or snap & click cubes.
  • Mints and gum.
  • Gift cards to a favorite store like Ulta or Game Stop.
  • Anything else you can think of! 

Happy Easter to you and your family!