My kids have always enjoyed Easter, but as they get older, there is a little less excitement. We like to treat the kids to something special on Easter morning, and the Easter basket fillers have evolved as the years go on.
Here are some favorites as the kids get older!
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Candy & Food
Ok, so candy is always a given! I also include some non-candy snack items. There are plenty of goodies to choose from, whether your kids is picky or has a food allergy. Let’s be real – kids usually love junk food, so it makes for a great treat! We just try to balance how much they get with non-candy gifts, and establish rules about how much they can have a day (e.g. they can have one candy item a day from their basket). Some fun ideas aside from Easter chocolate are Ramune soda, candy-making kits, sushi gummies (we buy those at the Five Below store), Popin Cookin kits (we find them for cheap at our local Asian grocery), gum, a Japanese snack box, etc.
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Things for their room
My kids love updating their room or adding some things to their room. Some ideas include:
~ lights (LED room lights, galaxy lamps, etc)
~ paint (you can put paint swatches in their basket so they can choose a color)
~ fabric wall mural
Makeup & bath products
My kids love makeup items, although their styles vary quite a bit. There are so many different things you can gift, from nail polish to makeup palettes. You could also look for some nice shampoo or other bath and body products. I also like to find ways to keep things organized, like a makeup brush organizer.
Clothes, shoes and accessories
My kids love new clothes, and I think Easter is a great time to get them a few things for summer, like some cute tops or a pair of sandals for warmer weather. We often get them swimwear or other summer gear.
Accessories can also be things like gadgets for their phones, earrings, or custom stickers which you can fine by Ordering Sheet Stickers Online DIY. Stickers are a fun way for them to decorate things like their water bottle or school laptop case.
Technology related items
Most teens enjoy electronics, and while I don’t encourage excessive use, Easter can mean some treats. An iTunes gift card or game is a great idea! Some other ideas include charging cables, a new phone case, headphones, an airpod case, and game accessories. We like these cute Apple Watch charging stand.
Books are a great gift, and I always encourage my girls to read. There are bestselling teen books, or perhaps they have a favorite author or genre you can go with.
Gifts related to sports and hobbies
If your child has a particular interest or hobby, like sports, art, music, etc., you can easily find gifts related to those. There are usually plenty of art items, sports accessories, and so on that make it easy to find a gift that they will enjoy. For example, my daughter is a field hockey goalie, and some gift ideas could be a new hydroflask water bottle, shin guards, jersey, hair ties, tank tops, etc.
Fantastic ideas, my daughter is only four but your suggestions are great for when she is older. Thanks for sharing.
Love this. Looking at our kid’s sports is an easy way to know what kind of gift to give them. And yes, almost no one gets wrong with food and candies.
These are great ideas! I think teens can sometimes get left out of things like this when people focus on just little kid stuff.
These are all great ideas. I’m so sad I am just seeing this post.
These are all great ideas, I always pick candy, video games and sport things for the baskets
Some lovely alternative gift ideas here for teens, the bath products as well as books are definitely great suggestions
These are great gift ideas. The bath products and books are at the top of my list.
Love these ideas. Definitely will keep these in mind when I am thinking of giving gifts!
Lovely ideas, we did a lot of candy and books this time around and the kiddies loved them.
Teens are way more expensive than toddlers lol
These are great ideas for tens (I have two teens in my home) Luckily they love books and candy ; )
Great ideas! I know my nephews will really love to have some gadgets or gadget related stuff!
These are great idea. Teens still like to get Easter baskets.
I love all of these ideas!
very cool ideas not just for Easter but any time of the year.. totally agree with all these options,especially books (of course!)
Oh my goodness! I can’t believe that Easter is almost here. How crazy is that?! Didn’t we just start the NY? But these are great gift basket ideas. I always get my son a little bit of edible stuff for his Easter basket and include a toy that he would enjoy. I add in new pieces of clothing since I love to dress him up! I know as he gets older he will want some “technology” related gifts.
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Very fun ideas for Easter baskets for teens. The Apple Watch charging idea is so cute! Great tips!
I know teens are so hard to buy for! You have put together an egg-cellent list for any parent looking for Easter basket ideas.
My boys have LED lights in their rooms and they love them so much! We also got them both an LED letter for their names and that’s a hit with them and all of their friends.
Ah yes….anything techie and food will definitely be welcomed with 3 limbs! It looks like we start the Lent period tomorrow!
All of these are awesome ideas! Now that our kids are a pre-teen & teen, instead of doing an easter basket or typical egg hunt we put together scavenger hunts for them to go on in order to find their gift(s) by following a number of clues around the house and yard.
Awesome! These are amazing gift ideas for this eastern festivity! I prefer the galaxy lamp, my kids will definitely love it! Perfect for their room! Loved it and a great find!
We don’t celebrate Easter but the suggestions, the ideas sound good.
These are really lovely gift suggestions. I love the LED light that would be perfect for my son and far better than anything full of sugar too!!! He would really love a galaxy lamp.
Lovely ideas. My daughter would love to get books for easter. We will have fun shopping for them.
It’s time to think outside the basket this season and give Easter gifts older kids actually want. Thank you for the ideas.
Such wonderful gift ideas. Books are always a part of my son’s Easter basket. I enjoy putting his basket together as much as he enjoys opening it.
Wow, these are great ideas, and love the golden easter eggs gifts. They look so cool. Thank you for sharing these ideas.
You can bet I’m making a basket for my teen. We celebrate all the holidays.
My daughter is into swimming now. So I’ll be filling up her basket with some swimming-related things.