It’s Easter time. I’ve rounded up a list of ideas your teen boys will love in their Easter Baskets. These simple Easter Gift Ideas will be well received by your teen, specifically teen boys. Check it out! This post has been sponsored by MARS, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teens
Did you know Easter is the new Christmas? I don’t know when this trend started, but I’ve noticed over the past few Easter holidays, parents went all out on Easter baskets. Growing up, our Easter consisted of going to church on Sunday morning, followed by an Easter feast. The only thing we received as a “gift” was a new Easter dress and maybe a few pieces of candy. Maybe.
Once we started having the boys, I fell into the Easter trap. Yes, the trap to celebrate Easter with baskets, candy, and pastel-colored egg hunts. During the earlier years, I would fill the boy’s Easter baskets up with small toys, candy, and a new movie. The night before Easter I would create a chocolate egg trail starting from their bedroom and lead to their Easter baskets. They would wake up excited, ready to see what the Easter Bunny brought them.
Easter baskets are the new Christmas stockings…
As our boys got older, the wonderful feeling of believing in the Easter Bunny went by the wayside. Innocence lost, right? They still expected to celebrate Easter, and I had to find unique ways to get creative beyond just candy. So, I started thinking about video games, gadgets, age-appropriate books, basically the items most boys would want in their Easter baskets. More specifically, what my boys want in their Easter baskets? Because Easter baskets need to be custom made by the person who knew them best, me, their momma.
No more childish things…
Although the twins are now 14, they have totally hit the “I’m a teen, and I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny, but I still expect something,” stage. The whole Easter basket phase is a “kid thing,” they’d lament. But yet, they still want “gifts.”
I have tried to steer my way out of treating Easter like a second Christmas. But, I love holidays, and I’m a sucker for making sure their childhood is totally magical and awesome. Even if they don’t believe in the Easter Bunny anymore. Sad face.
Like snowflakes, no Easter basket is the same…
In every Easter basket you have to have candy, but what else? If you’re stumped on what tweens and teen boys want in their Easter baskets, then I have you covered. Along with input from our boys, we put together a list of spot-on Easter basket ideas.
Some of the ideas on this list may be too grand for an Easter gift, but I know some parents like to keep it simple, while others like to go all out. There is no right or wrong way regarding what goes into your child’s basket. At the end of the day, as long as you meet your child’s basic needs and love them, they won’t be disappointed.
Wait, who are we kidding? Enjoy!
Drum roll, please!
The Most Incredible Teen & Tween Boy’s Easter Basket Essential Must-Have List EVER!
Socks. Yes, socks. My boys love socks as gift ideas (this will also work for Christmas and birthday gifts). You can go with basic socks or an athletic pair, either way, they will love this Easter basket idea.
T-Shirt. My boys wear a lot of brand athletic t-shirts. I can usually find these for under $10 bucks at a discount store and also online.
Gift cards. Gift cards for their favorite stores are always a great gift idea. It doesn’t have to be a lot, $5, $10 or $20 bucks. It’s best to keep the gift amount reasonable; you don’t want to set the bar too high.
iTunes Cards. If your child has an Apple product, a $10 iTunes Gift Card is the perfect gift. My boys love it when they are gifted iTunes gift cards. I mean, what teen doesn’t love music?!
Electronics. I know this may be a big gift idea, but after Christmas, you will find a ton of markdown prices on electronics like computers, iPads, cameras, etc. I have seen iPads as low as $100 after Christmas. While this may be a big purchase, scoring a deal that won’t break the bank and makes this a win-win!
Game Cards. This is another gift card idea. Does your child own one of the gaming consoles? More than likely they will want a game card for that system.
Video Games- Video games are always a great gift idea for gamers.
Video Game Accessories- This is always an easy one to think about when it comes to gifts for boys. If they have a video game system, they will also need another controller, headset, gift cards, or other accessories for their systems.
Travel Mugs or Sports Bottles Teens are always on the go, but it’s important they stay hydrated. There are many cute and manly travel mugs out there that will easily fit into an Easter basket.
Hats. I know my boys love hats. They have specifically asked for hats from their favorite basketball teams. One cool idea you can do with the hat and skip buying an Easter basket is to fill the hat with all of their Easter goodies and candy.
Candy. The number one thing every Easter basket MUST have is candy! We usually fill their Easter baskets with all types of sweet goodies, but specifically chocolate. Have you noticed the Easter meme about the two chocolate bunnies? Since seeing that meme a few years ago, the boys love it when we include the Dove® Milk Chocolate Bunnies and Dove® Dark Chocolate Bunnies!
I also like the texture and fill with the Dove® candy. And it freezes well!
Other great candy ideas besides your typical jellybeans are the Dove® Milk Chocolate Eggs and Dove® Dark Chocolate Eggs. But let’s be honest. I’m just buying the candy so I can take it all and eat it! I’m a huge chocolate junkie, and I’ve passed on my love for chocolate to the boys.
Bikes. One Easter, we brought all of the boys a new bike. Since Easter is a sign that spring is just around the corner, buying your teen a new bike will hopefully get them outdoors once the warm weather hits!
Sporting equipment and accessories. A new football, basketball, headgear, and other sports gear are a great addition to your child’s Easter basket.
Throw Pillows Accessories are a teen’s best friend! The Emoji throw pillows are very popular right now, and they add some personality to the bedroom!
Books. I’m a huge fan of buying books. Find out some of their favorite authors, and stick a book or two into the basket, right next to the Dove® Milk Chocolate Bunnies. They can read and have a snack at the same time! Snacks and a good book? No brainer for sure!
Here’s an idea to try this year: Give an Easter gift basket to a family!
Still stumped? Here are a few more suggestions:
- Body Spray. Teens are all into their looks and how they smell. Buying a small bottle of cologne is something they will appreciate and actually use!
- Sunglasses. With warmer summer months just ahead, buy a pair of inexpensive sunglasses.
- Nerf guns. Enough said.
- Gas Cards. If you have a teen that is driving, a gas card will make a great Easter gift idea.
- Coloring books or puzzles.
- Hygiene supplies.
- Earbuds. I can’t tell you how many earbuds we have to buy every year. My boys all love music, so having earbuds is a must!
- Cell Phone Case.
- Gym Bags.
- Tickets to the movies or a concert.
- Make a coupon booklet. Fill it with ideas such as get out of chores today, stay up late tickets, and more!
- Money. When all else fails, money works every single time. Cha-Ching!
How to fill an Easter basket:
- First, I stopped by my local craft store to pick up three baskets, and Easter straw. I also picked up a pack of name tags so I could write their names on their baskets.
- For each child, I thought about what they would really want (and also need). I picked hats, t-shirts, books, and video games based on what I know each boy would want.
- Back home, I laid Easter straw (or grass) on the bottom of each basket.
- Then I started to fill each basket up with their personal goodies. I placed the Dove® candy on top.
- If you have leftover candy, you can create an egg trail starting from their bedroom all the way downstairs to their Easter baskets. And no, teens are not too old to do this!
While you’re out shopping for all of their Easter goodies, be sure to stop by Kroger to grab all of your Easter candy. You will find Dove® Milk Chocolate Eggs, Dove® Dark Chocolate Eggs, Dove® Milk Chocolate Bunnies, and Dove® Dark Chocolate Bunnies in the Easter aisle.
At the end of the day, Easter is a time to spend with family and those you love. Period. So, regardless of what the kids get or don’t get in their baskets can’t replace family time spent together. Once the kids are done with all of their goodies, I like to take the leftover chocolate and make Easter chocolate bark, use the chocolate for milkshakes, and drizzle over our Strawberry Shortcakes.
Hopefully, my list of ideas on Easter Basket Ideas for Teens will help you decide what to put in their baskets. Did I leave anything out? What are some of your teen’s favorite gift ideas? Feel free to share them below!