12 Trendy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens
Easter morning is synonymous with waking up to a basket filled with treats, egg hunts, and waiting for a special delivery by the beloved Bunny himself. All of this is fun for young boys and girls, but what about the teenager in your family? As the kids get older, it becomes harder to come up with clever ideas. She may have outgrown kid-sized candy, stuffed bunnies, and toys, but there's no denying that fact that she will be excited about a basket full of beauty products, sophisticated sweets, and school supplies.
For an older take on a classic Easter bunny, switch things up by including the holiday motif reinterpreted as a pocket-sized beauty mist or a two-way headphone splitter that let's your teen and a friend or sibling listen to music together. Then, trade in chocolate eggs for salt water taffy—which is just colorful and whimsical, but no less sweet. Other basket stuffers she'll love? Add games, nail polish, and writing journals in happy spring hues.
Easter, at any age, is a happy time of year. Teens and preteens alike still want to participate in the family traditions even if they've outgrown their seat at the kids' table. Whether your teen is an aspiring artist, style maven, diligent student, or all of the above, consider this your all-in-one guide to filling a basket with on-the-trend treats and sweets. After all, who doesn't love to wake up to a surprise on Sunday morning?
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Jack Rabbit Headphone Splitter
No one's too cool for this rabbit: This two-way headphone splitter let's your teen and a friend or sibling share an MP3 player or phone using their own headphones, instead of sharing the same set.
SK Jack Rabbit Headphone Splitter, $11.40, target.com
Take note: A collection of these bright-colored notebooks might actually get her to take their studies seriously.
Poppin Soft Cover Notebook, starting $6 each, poppin.com
Bunny Gloss Bars
This smudge-proof, water-resistant color is the only lip crayon your teen will ever need—she can apply one layer for a sheer tint or apply several for a bright red lip. Besides offering a unique fruity scent, each moisturizing lip gloss comes with a funny bunny expression on the cap.
TonyMoly Petit Bunny Gloss Bars, $8 each, tonymoly.us
Salt Water Taffy
How old is too old for candy? That's a trick question: We all know the answer is never. This creamy variety from Brooklyn-based Salty Road comes with a distinct salty crystal crunch and finishes with fresh vanilla notes. (By the way, the company also makes five other delicious flavors!)
Salty Road Baby Vanilla Bean Taffy $7, thesaltyroad.com
Polish off her basket with a small collection of these nail varnishes. Choose from a range of creamy spring colors; each one is vegan-friendly and high gloss to last all day (and through all that texting she does on her phone).
JINsoon "Coral Peony" Nail Lacquer, $18, jinsoon.com
This Easter egg is worth hunting for: It's a handmade soap that nourishes her skin with egg white protein and maintains its shine with gold and silver.
TonyMoly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm, $20, tonymoly.us
For a brainteaser, tuck one of these retro-inspired puzzle cubes into her basket. It's one inch square and 100 percent fun.
Oh Happy Day Mini Puzzle Cubes, $8.50 for 8, shop.ohhappyday.com
She's always Snapchatting, Instagramming, tweeting... you get the picture. Give her go-to accessory a spring makeover with this pretty pink case.
Ban.Do "Strawberry" Floating Icons iPhone Case, $28, bando.com
Trade in her chocolate bunny for more sophisticated bites. These charming chocolate mice have toasted almond ears and silky tails, and the white chocolate coats a dark chocolate ganache.
Burdick Chocolate Mice, $34 for 9, burdickchocolate.com
For a pop of color (and a hint of sweetness), add lollipops in whirly-swirly designs to the basket. Each lollipop is handmade with all-natural ingredients in a factory based in Denver, Colorado.
Organic Orange Lollipops, $23 for 6, hammondscandies.com
Even if she's too old for stuffed animals, she'll "ooh" and "ahh" over this itty-bitty bunny. This pocket-sized skin mist is infused with mango, orange, and camu camu extracts for a refreshing spritz when she's on-the-go.
TonyMoly Pocket Bunny, $14.50, tonymoly.us
How do you like them apples? Packaged in a cute shell, these moisturizing balms are infused with sweet fruit-based extracts.
TonyMoly Red Apple Hand Cream, $12, tonymoly.us