Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays, so many wonderful memories from my childhood, memories I wanted to make sure my children got to experienced and believe me they did. Now when it came to their teenage years, it became much more difficult to decide what to fill their basket with and how to design them.
If you child is into sports that can be a great way to design their basket. If it is baseball, you can add in mouth guards, gloves, sweat bands, as well as many other items including collectable baseball cards or even a tickets to a game. Don’t forget to include the usual candies that they have come to know and love as well as those beautiful dyed Easter eggs.
Another great idea is a game basket, that is if your teenager is still into board and card games. Fill their basket with any number of card games, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, how about a special pencil to fill out those games with? You can also find so many electronic versions of games, you can even put a few batteries in the basket to make sure they are ready to go. How about including some of those scratch off games you can buy in most stores and markets, who knows, they just might win a fortune and be willing to share their new found wealth with the one that gave them that really great Easter basket.
So depending on the size of the basket there are so many things you can add to them, the only thing standing in your way is your imagination, and maybe your pocket book. Let’s face it, we all can get caught up in filling these baskets and having so much fun, we could easily lose site of how much we are spending. Have fun, be creative and save some of those ideas, after all there is always next year.
Here are some other ideas to fill those baskets:
- sun glasses
- iTunes gift card
- travel coffee mug or how about a Starbucks gift card?
- tooth brush
- movie tickets
- gift certificate to one of their favorite restaurants
- some nibblers like sunflower/pumpkin seeds or some beef jerky
- ear buds for their phone or music device
- perfumes or colones
Make sure that you have yourself some fun creating something that will put a smile on your children’s face as well as yours. Maybe if your kids are willing and have not outgrown it, they just might sit down with you and decorate those Easter eggs and create some special ones to find in their basket Easter morning.