Teenagers have feelings, too. And, believe me, they get hurt when Easter rolls around and they don’t have a traditional basket to find.
Sure, they might roll their eyes and claim they’re way too old for all this Easter crap. But I happen to know that they like chocolate and free stuff as much as the next toddler.
In many ways, it’s more fun to whip up something teenage-appropriate.
Check out my first idea, here. Perhaps it’s that fluffy bird, but I’m tickled pink by the themed content options.
Also included are body spray, a scented candle, nail polish, and lip gloss.
I’ve got a few kids who would rather have something to do instead of something to wear.
Even though they turn to electronic entertainment when they can, my kiddos still love classic card, word, and number games.
Run over to somewhere like Dollar Tree or Wal-mart’s cheap aisle, and fill a bucket with some inexpensive crosswords, Sudoku, and playing cards.
For the aspiring baker or chef in your house, consider cooking supplies.
There are some super cute yet super cheap accessories at the dollar store or Amazon, plus LOTS of options in the cookbook department.
Mix it up right by displaying everything in a mixing bowl Easter “basket.”
If you’re the parent of a Minecraft-lover, bless you. You’ve had to listen to nonsense about Creepers, diamond ore, and griefers for more years than anyone ought to.
Fortunately, you have an easy idea for Easter. There’s got to be some benefit, right?
Pick up various Minecraft-themed toys, books, pickaxes, etc. at the store for your obsessed teen. There are even Lego Minecraft sets, though you’ve probably been told about them a few hundred times already.
Whenever my teenager friends would ask me what to get their boyfriends, I would tell them you can’t go wrong with food.
In fact, the same rule applies with my adult friends.
The rule applies triple-y where chocolate is concerned. If your teen (gasp) doesn’t like the stuff, just fill the basket with sweet things he or she does like.
Now that you’ve got me started on food, I remember that there are myriad options for basket fillers.
What about ice cream? I have an ice cream-lover, or four. And, my poor, deprived children never get cool toppings.
So, splurge a little for Easter with chocolate or caramel syrup, that shell stuff, cones, sprinkles, and cherries.
It’s saying a lot that this idea is one of my twelve favorites on here, especially since we’ve already talked about the all-chocolate one.
I think I’m just tickled at the cleverness of making a basket out of the filler materials.
If you want to make some, too, buy rectangle-boxed candies the next time you’re out shopping. Hot glue the edges into an open box, then attach ribbon or felt as a handle.
For extra support and decoration, glue a ribbon all around the outside as well.
This picture is what I would title The Man’s Easter Basket.
Don’t get me wrong if you’re female and still like it, because I’m right there with you -except for the Slim Jim’s. I just think it exudes a masculinity we didn’t quite get with the pink-themed one earlier.
If your teenage boy or girl enjoys tools, draw up plans for building this basket. I really like using a tool box for the basket; then filling it with a screwdriver, level, flashlight, hammer, tape measure, and snacks.
I am also fond of art supplies. They don’t always have to break the bank, either; especially if you find a bunch of cute stuff in the clearance section. One time, I picked up three boxes of stamps from the thrift store.
In fact, Back to School sales are a great time to stock up on markers, papers, notebooks, colored pencils, and crayons; then save them for an Easter basket combination like this arts and crafts one.
Obviously, I’ve got a thing for alternate “basket” ideas. It makes sense, though!
I mean, if I were getting sports equipment, I’d want to store it somehow.
Sports stuff can include many things, too. This bag is stuffed with paddles, a soccer ball, tennis balls, a cone, water bottle, and snacks.
I mentioned pink stuff like lip gloss and nail polish in the first idea, but we can also go with a full-on makeup theme.
Price will be your guide, since the good quality makeup adds up quickly.
Fill in a few expensive items with fun candy, cheap glosses, and things like mirrors and extra applicators.
Many, many teenagers love electronic games. These, also, add up quickly. In fact, one game adds up quickly.
Depending on your budget, you can always “fill” a basket with just the one, then throw in a figurine or a hand-drawn Link.
Your teen will actually take pictures with you again, after you click below for full details on the baskets pictured:
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12. Midget Momma