Teens have a reputation for being too cool for things like an Easter celebration. And yeah, you might not be able to get a teenager to take part in an Easter egg hunt, and they probably don't want to decorate Easter eggs anymore. But we've found their over-it reputations to be overstated, especially when it comes to gifts. Sure, you have to think harder to find the right teen Easter basket ideas, but the payoff is worth it.
So, what makes a good Easter gift for teenagers? First off, no teen has ever turned down their favorite candy — or twists on their favorite candy. The self-care trend has made its way down to the teen set, too, so anything that'll keep them cozy and feeling fresh is definitely welcomed. And while they may not play with toys anymore, they're still enticed by knickknacks like fidget toys and things that keep their hands busy. Anything that will make their space look good on a TikTok is also trending right now, but since you don't want them to be holed up in their rooms all the time, we made sure our teen Easter basket ideas also include some family board games and outdoor toys, too. And then there are those little basket stuffers that are fun to add just because. Throw a few together and your teens will be especially happy that the Easter bunny still comes to visit.
Forget malted eggs — those are for kids. This sophisticated chocolate game controller is where it's at this year, and it delivers 70 grams of chocolatey goodness to your teen's hands.
These little critters do something more valuable than hiding eggs — they make sure all those charging cables are organized and protected. You can get them in several different animals.
Consider this next-level putty: You can stretch it out or rip it up like paper. When you roll it into a ball, it bounces. If you have a teen who needs to do something with their hands during Zoom meetings, this is just the thing.
VSCO aesthetic fans or not, it seems every teenager wants a set of fairy-light pictures in their room. And, with 17' of lights and enough clips to hold 50 photos, we can see why!
Easter baskets are synonymous with candy overload, but no one expects a 1.75-lb gummy bear to show up. Might this be better than a chocolate bunny? It comes in two flavors, cherry and blue raspberry.
Perfect for lounging on the beach or on a hike, all you have to do is wave a nylon sack around for a minute, and it inflates into a comfy seat. It comes with its own carry bag, so your teen can tote it anywhere.
Not only do these come in the perfect spring colors, the bunny packaging makes them thematically appropriate, too. The "makeup bar" adds a layer of color that's somewhere between a lipstick and lip gloss. You can also pick up a bunny-shaped perfume bar to go with it.
After a long winter, everyone is looking to get more outdoor time (especially since it's one of the safest places to gather with friends). This oversize kickball comes with three bases and a home plate, so your teens can set up this hilarious game anywhere.
Whether they're doing virtual learning, binging a series or FaceTiming with friends, your teens can go hands-free with this phone holder. It clips to a bed or bedside table, and the arm rotates 360 degrees, hopefully eliminating the chance of getting "text neck."
Of course, you'd prefer they dress formally for Easter Dinner, but this may be closer to the truth. You can get it in three colors, too.
These are perfect for lounging around the house. The fluffiness keeps their feet warm, and there are grips on the bottom so they don't slip.
Don't worry — the beans inside are not actually carrot-flavored. (They're tangerine.) Fill out the rest of the basket with other Easter candies like Sour Bunnies, Jelly Belly Spring Mix or Malted Eggs.
This game involves getting a group of people on the same wavelength: The object is to play the cards in number order — without speaking to each other. It's good for brushing up on all of those nonverbal communication skills that may have waned during the Zoom-heavy pandemic.
Yes, you can get a drone for under $20! This one is easy to fly and is made for the indoors, so you don't have to worry about losing it on neighbor's roof.
With these stickers, you won't have to nag them to drink water and put down their phones. They're perfect for a bullet journal or daily planner.
For teens who just want to pick up a game with their friends without hosting a serious "game night," this Pop Tarts-themed game is meant to be played in 15 minutes. Players earn points for moving Pop Tarts between the freezer and toaster, making new flavor combos and scarfing them down — the first to 30 points wins.
You know about the Easter bunny, but do you know why people say "rabbit, rabbit" on the first of the month? This game challenges players on their knowledge about superstitions from around the world using multiple-choice question cards. It's an easy game to play on the go.
Those bright and shiny supplies you bought for back-to-school probably aren't looking their best. Give them a spring refresh with a succulent-inspired notebook.
This is a (sweet) trick to play on your teen. This gift looks like a jar of gummy bears, but the pieces are really soaps! They have the delicious aroma of cranberry and pear bellini, too. You can also get a jar that looks like chocolate-covered pretzels and smells like black raspberry vanilla, hazelnut and fudge brownie.
If you're sending a gift from afar and want to get it exactly right, buy a Sugarwish! The service lets recipients pick out the candies they most want for themselves. The packages come in five different sizes, from minis that let teens pick two varieties of candy ($23) to extra larges that offer 12 different selections ($78). In addition, you can also send packages of cookies, popcorn, salty snacks or coffee and tea.