Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Teens

When I was little, Easter was filled with baskets full of plastic eggs and candy. As I grew older, there came a point when my relatives told me “You are too old for eggs.” I remember being really disappointed. I wanted to take part in the eggs hunts, and I still wanted my Easter basket filled with my favorite things. I just thought it was the norm to be cut off at a certain age. I mean, let’s be real here. There is something special about receiving a Easter basket.

So, why not teenagers??

Some parents may feel overwhelmed in trying to figure out WHAT to give their teens during Easter when the majority of items for the season are geared towards younger children. Or, they may struggle with HOW to incorporate their teens in the celebrations. With the help of my online community of friends and followers, I have put together a list of items a teen might want to discover in their Easter basket, as well as some fun activities for your teen so he/she can still participate in all the fun and excitement of the day.

Creative Easter Basket Fillers for Teens

  1. Phone accessories {you can easily hit 5Below for some cool items on a budget}
  2. New headphones {again, 5Below has some cool ones}
  3. Gift Cards {iTunes, gas card, shopping, etc}
  4. Cool Stationary {pens, paper, journals, art supplies, etc}
  5. Favorite Candy {what teen doesn’t love candy, and splurge on the bigger sizes} or this cool candy making kit!
  6. Themed baskets {maybe you have a boy who is into sports, or a girl who loves nail art. Be creative.}
  7. Movie tickets {teens love going to the movies}
  8. Family coupons {this can be a free pass from chores, later curfew, etc}
  9. Magazines
  10. Posters {to hang in their room / game room}
  11. Sunglasses
  12. Perfume / Cologne
  13. Stainless Steel Water Bottle {Summer is coming. Keep them hydrated.}
  14. A Book {always encourage teens to keep reading}
  15. New Shoes / Flip Flops
  16. Comic Books
  17. Beach Towel
  18. Video Games
  19. Jewelry
  20. Wallet / Purse

Fun Activities for Teens on Easter

  • Scavenger Hunt. Instead of the usual egg hunt, send your teen wandering through your home and yard to find hidden clues that leads them to a grand prize {to be determined by the parents}. This can be as easy or as complex as you would like it to be. You can also make this a group activity for your teen and his/her friends.
  • Egg Toss. For this activity, you can use boiled or raw eggs. {This can also be played with a group of friends or relatives}. Pair everyone off and have the pair stand facing each other at a small distance. Then they will toss the egg back and forth. Whoever drops the egg is out. To make it more challenging, each time the egg is tossed, each person must take a step back. The pair left standing with their unbroken egg wins!
  • Night Hunt. This one seems like a ton of fun! With this activity, you would turn off all lights in your yard making it completely dark. Teens use flashlights to find the hidden eggs in your backyard. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can move this indoors. Eggs can be filled with candy or {as one pin suggested, money.}

What else would you add to this list?

Does the Easter bunny still visit your teenager?

What kind of treats do they give your teen?

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