Growing up, one of the things I loved most about Easter was getting my Easter basket. Each year my parents would take me to the store to pick out the basket I wanted, and on Easter day I would open it. As I got older, I noticed that the items inside the baskets I chose changed from year to year. When I was young my baskets usually had some type of Barbie doll in it, but as I got older, I began to choose baskets that had writing, drawing, and coloring utensils in them as well as school supplies and puzzle books. Rather than buying an Easter basket for the teens in your life, it is more personable to assemble one with items geared toward their interests. Below is a list of a few different basket ideas for different types of teens.
Putting together an Easter basket for athletic teens is probably the most fun of all possible ideas because there are so many directions to take. The basket can include an assortment of sporting goods or it can be geared toward whichever sport that particular teen enjoys. For example, for someone who enjoys tennis, get fairly large basket and include a tennis racket, a set of tennis balls, a rolled up poster of his or her favorite tennis player, and a visor, sweatband, or wristband similar to the ones used by professional athletes. Another nice touch would be to include a personalized Wimbledon towel available from the Wimbledon online shop. For those who enjoy football, use a large basket and include a football, a jersey of his or her favorite athlete, and a poster of the favorite athlete. There are also a variety of items available with team logos on them including mugs, tumblers, towels, and barware.
For the students who are all about the books, there are also a variety of basket ideas available, particularly for those in high school. Many teens in high school are preparing for their SATs and college applications, and there are a lot of basket materials that can help them with their preparation. A medium sized basket is needed. Fill the basket with SAT prep books, as well as books on colleges and tips on how to get into to a good college. Also, include some number two pencils and some stress relieving material. In addition to school related materials, fill the basket with some of the teen’s leisurely interests. For example, if the person enjoys reading in his or her spare time, include in the basket one or two books by his or her favorite author. If the person enjoys writing or sketching, include either a professional notebook or sketchpad.
College Bound Teens
Putting together a basket for college bound teens is also fun. Get a large basket and fill it with various categories of items. For school supplies, include in the basket a few notebooks, folders, packs of pens, and a planner. For leisure, include in the basket one or two of the person’s favorite movies as well as a few bags of popcorn for all of those weekend movie nights in college. Be sure to include sentimental items to remind the teen of home such as framed pictures of family and friends. If your teen is going out of state for college, you can also include in the basket bus, train, or plain tickets home for holiday weekends.
Putting together a basket for teens that love video games is one of the simplest, but it can also be one of the costliest. Anyone who has ever purchased video games knows that they are not cheap, but if you have the funds, the recipient of this basket will be very grateful. This particular basket does not need to be too large. A small to medium sized basket will do. Include in the basket one or two of the recipient’s favorite video games, as well as any accessories the game may require. For example, if the video game is for the Wii, you may need to buy the equipment such as the racket or the controller that goes with the game.