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!