Just because your baby is now a teen, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t continue to share the magic of Easter with your growing bundle of hormones. While it may be tempting to go with a pre-made basket for your teen, but a do it yourself Easter basket for your teen will be more rewarding and your teen will appreciate the extra effort-even if they don’t show it outwardly.
One of the more affordable ideas for the teenage girl in your life is to stroll down to your local Bath and Body Works. They often have buy 3, get 3 free deals in body fragrance and have a wide variety of scents. If you don’t know what she likes, they also have an amazing exchange policy-they’ll exchange even if you’ve used the majority of the product. You can give her all 6 products, keep three for you, or if you have a teenage boy they have men’s scents as well. I’d recommend a body cream, body scrub, and bubble bath in complimentary scents. While you’re there grab a pair or two of their shea socks for your basket.
Instead of using a traditional basket, use a foot bath like this one and load it up with some Easter grass. In some plastic Easter eggs, stuff some nail polishes that match the outer color-my favorite brand is Essie, it is long lasting and comes in a ton of colors. Throw in a mini-nail kit, some of her favorite candies, and the socks and she’ll be ready for those spring sandals in no time.
Movie Night In
Another inexpensive idea for the teen movie buff in your family is a DIY movie night kit. For your basket, use a popcorn bowl like this one and your teen’s favorite popcorn. Instead of using easter grass for this one, air pop some corn and place it in the bottom as padding. Next, head to Target and grab some DVDs or Blu-Rays (some of them are as low as $5). Stuff with Eater themed favorite candies, a couple bottles of their favorite soda, and a bright cuddly throw for a cuddly movie night in.
Talk Nerdy to Me
Starting with a pastel Lego storage brick as a base, fill your nerdy teen’s basket with some Easter grass and a couple of new video games or stuff it with a gift card to your local game store. Be sure to include any accessories that they may need to play the game and some extra batteries so their controller doesn’t run out mid-game. You can also add their favorite candy and soda for mid-game refueling.