Easter is often a time for children to enjoy being outside and hunting for eggs. But as children grow into teens, the magic of hunting for eggs goes away. Here are some ways to include your teen in the Easter season by giving them an Easter basket they’ll enjoy.
One of the most important things to consider when selecting items for your teens basket are their interests. What does you teen enjoy most? If they’re into music, buy them a CD they’ve been wanting or a gift card from iTunes or Amazon to download it for themselves. If they are into movies, give them a movie or a gift certificate to go to the movies. If sports are more their thing, give them something from their favorite team or favorite player. If it’s art, buy them a new sketch pad and some paints. Whatever it is they are interested in, including something you know they’ll love goes a long way to make it more exciting for teens.
This is also a chance to give them something fun that you can do as a family. Maybe there’s a play or a concert that your teen have been wanting to go to and buy tickets for you and them to go to it. A coupon for a family outing you know they will enjoy could be a good basket stuffer. Whatever you do, make sure it is something a teenager will be able to get excited about without feeling like a child.
Easter baskets may also be a good time to give jewelry to a teenager. If your teen drives, gift card for gas, fast food, or even a car wash could be a good ideas. Key chains and other small items related to cars may also work to help you fill the baskets.
Of course, teens, just like the rest of us, enjoy a candy. The basket doesn’t have to be candy-filled, but some of their favorite candy, be it jelly beans or chocolate bunnies, is always nice. Everyone loves Pez dispensers, so maybe find one with their favorite character to give them. Cookies and crackers or other snack foods are good too.
You may also want to include a few things they need: summer clothes, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, etc., are another thing to add to the Easter basket.
And of course, you can round of the gift giving with a little money. Dollar coins or just dollars are always a good way to give kids extra spending money and allow them to learn how to handle it by giving them the option to spend it or save it.
However you do it, your teen is sure to love being included. They may not always act impressed, but they will appreciate the sentiment in selecting items that you know they’ll enjoy.