If you haven’t looked at calendar recently, I regret to inform you that Easter is RACING its way toward us. And, unlike the last few years when we were all slack-jawed staring down the unknown of living in a pandemic, this year we’re probably expected to make it happen. But hey, we’re here for you. We’ve got a ton of ideas for Easter basket fillers for teens. This post has been updated for 2022.
What Do Teenagers Want for Easter?
I KNOW, they just want candy and money. I get it. That’s a perfectly respectable Easter basket, and quite frankly one I would love to wake up to. But some of us still feel like we need to give things. Some of us are adults who still receive Easter baskets from our parents, and strive to create baskets that are equally adorable (and yet somehow continue to fail in that department. (For me, my “you’re never gonna be jello” moment was realizing my gifts will never be as good looking as the ones my mother gives).
Before we get into some fun suggestions, I want to say that this doesn’t have to be hard! We often use Easter baskets as a chance to stock up on what they might need for summer. So everyone gets new sandals and a bathing suit. Maybe they need socks, but you go for the fun socks, rather than the all-white megapack at Target.
Our suggestion? Pick one or two fun things, and then fill the rest of the basket with snacks (and maybe cash) and call it a day.
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Electronic Gifts for Easter Baskets
We know, we know, the last thing our teens need are more electronics in their lives. We have to meet them where they are, right?
Gooseneck Phone Stand ($25)- For watching videos or making them this stand makes propping up your phone anywhere, a snap. You can even twist it to be visible while lying in bed!
LED Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($26) – This affordable speaker has great revers and the party light is fun.
Handheld Game Console ($20) – Comes with 500 classic games. Teens can play on the device or hook it up to the TV!
Bluetooth Banana Phone ($40)- Because why not?
Beauty and Grooming Gifts for Easter Baskets for Teens
From face masks to fun eyeshadow palettes, both essentials and indulgences, this is a category where you can go bananas in a basket.
I Dew Care Mini Scoops Face Mask Set ($17.50) – This fun set of face masks from K-Beauty brand will keep them glowing.
I Heart Revolution Cheeseburger Palette ($12) – Tell me you can look at this and not smile? The brand also has donuts, coffee, and vegan burger inspired looks.
Harry’s Fig Body Wash ($7)- Technically a men’s care line, this is Megan’s favorite body wash scent EVER. Perfect for any Easter basket.
Every Man Jack Face Scrub ($7) – The entire Every Man Jack line smells DELIGHTFUL and is a well-liked brand in this house.
Non-Tech Activities for Your Teenager’s Easter Baskets
Calm Puzzle for Stress Relief ($9)- Help your teens unplug with a calming puzzle.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer ($14.95) – The viewer comes with a redemption code to add the photos of your choice to a reel, so kids can assemble their favorite memories in a low-tech way.
TikTok Challenge Game ($15)- Like we said, meet them where they are. This online meets analog opportunity to connect with your teens is sure to have their rolling their eyes, but at least they’re talking to you!
Easter Basket Fillers for Teens – Book Ideas!
Becoming by Michele Obama – Young Reader Edition – This book has been adapted for younger readers, a recent trend I’m just becoming aware of and LOVING.
Winterkeep – The highly anticipated fourth book in the Graceling series is here. If your teen hasn’t read this book, start with the first one, and save this for a treat once they’ve barreled through the rest of the series.
Teen Trailblazers – While we love the idea that you can find success at any age, we also love encouraging teens to make a difference now!
This is Not the Jess Show – Part thriller, part Truman show, part 90’s nostalgia, maybe we just want to read this one ourselves!
Snacks and Treats for Easter Baskets
Candy in an Easter basket is a given, but we’re pretty sure you can walk down an aisle at Target without our help. Here are some other treats to level up the goodies in your Easter Baskets.
Rapid Mac Cooker ($10)- Yes, we’re aware Easy Mac exists. No, it’s not the same! Cooked box macaroni and cheese in the microwave in five minutes!
48 Snacks Sampler ($22)- Hello, have you ever met a teenager?
Korean Sauce and Condiment Trio ($27)- I’m not sure why GenX got screwed on fun condiments, but I would like to request a transfer!
Accessories for Easter Baskets
Sunglasses ($12) – Repeat after me: Sunglasses for teens should never cost more than $20. I promise you that they’ll break your heart if you spring for fancy glasses. Target has you covered.
Bracelets – The bigger the stack the better!
Bombas Socks – Still a crowd fave!
Candy socks! ($15) – Hello, these are adorable!
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