Looking for Easter basket ideas for teen boys? We’ve found some great ideas that your teen will love.
Teens are past the stage where they are satisfied with a stuffed bunny and some chocolate. Putting together a great Easter basket gets a bit trickier when you can’t just shop the holiday aisle at your local store. Fortunately, there are some really great options for teen boys that are perfect for filling a Easter basket.
I used to have so much fun filling Easter baskets, but it has gotten a bit trickier as my kids have gotten older. My teens may not believe in the Easter bunny anymore, but they do love waking up to a basket full of treats that they can enjoy along with their younger siblings.
Easter baskets are such a fun way to show our teens that we love them. I find it’s a bit harder to express love when my teen boys will only tolerate a hug every once in a while.
Easter Baskets for Teen Boys
First things first, you’ll need an Easter basket.
For teen boys, I like using an Easter basket that can be used for something else. We have a few traditional baskets we’ll use sometimes, but I love the idea of using storage baskets, hats, or other containers that my teen can use after Easter is over.
You could get extra creative by using a lunch bag as an Easter basket. I love this BUILT NY Bike Messenger Neoprene Lunch Bag.
You could also go with this Fit & Fresh Men’s Douglas Insulated Lunch Bag or this Spicy Relish Neoprene Lunch Bag.
If you want something more traditional, these Lindberg Fabric baskets are classic.
Have a teen with a sense of humor? This “wash me today or naked tomorrow” laundry basket would be a fun Easter basket option. This is perfect if you are gifting larger items like beach towels and need something that would hold them . . . or if you just want to throw down a strong hint that your teen starts doing his own laundry.
Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys
Now that you have a basket, you need something to fill it with. I like to do a mix of stuff that my teens need and fun things that they can enjoy Easter morning.
I think I nailed our Easter baskets this year. Usually it’s hard to find tiny toys and things that my teens will be into, but we came across some great ideas this year that I just know they are going to love.
Easter Basket Toys for Teens
My teens may not be into the same toys they used to enjoy, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want something fun to play with. I have younger teens and they are still very into puzzle toys and building toys.
Krom Deluxe is a fun juggling game that I know my teen is going to be all over. He has loved using his contact juggling ball (which would also make a fantastic Easter basket addition). He loves having a few fun little toys that he can play with while hanging out with friends (and show off with a bit). If your teen is coordinated, he may like traditional juggling balls too. These are such a fun way to build hand/eye coordination too.
We’re popping Mozi Kinetic Arm Spinners into our Easter baskets this year. I’d never heard of these but we came across them the other day and they are so fun to play with. My son told me he sees them all the time at school so they must be a hot item this year.
Always a hit, is the Rubik’s Cube. My kids love these and they have their eye on some of the other variations like the 4×4 Rubik’s Cubes and the Pyramid Speed Cubes (that look impossibly hard to me, but my teens think they are awesome).
My teens have always loved to build things. Lego sets have always been a favorite around my house. I’m not sure they are something you ever outgrow. Even my husband will still join in on the fun sometimes. This year, we’re adding the Millennium Falcon™ Microfighter to our collection. My teen likes to keep these sets on display in his room so he’s always excited to get a new one.
We recently discovered these 3D metal puzzles from Metal Earth and I’m sure these are going to be a hit. These look AMAZING when they are done and they are a great options for teens who want a bit of a challenge. They have all kinds of options (everything from dragons to the Doctor Who Tardis).
If your teen would like 3D puzzles made out of wood, these puzzles from Wooden City are a great option. These even have moving parts when you are finished building them.
Personal Care Items for Teen Boy Easter Baskets
Once I choose a few nicer items to put into my teen boy Easter baskets, I usually need a few filler items to take up space and give them some fun things to use. I love to find personal care items that they really need anyway, but finding them in an Easter basket just makes them a bit more fun.
This year, I’m popping washcloths into each child’s Easter basket. They are tied up all pretty with a bow so they look a bit more exciting and every child has their own color.
Here are a few of my favorite personal care items for tweens:
- NOW Shea Butter Lotion – I’ve used some really expensive lotions and I keep going back to this one. It works fabulously and doesn’t have any icky ingredients in it.
- Yes to Cucumbers Facial Wipes – These are perfect for teens who need a quick way to wash their face.
- Cheer Essential Oil – My teen loves diffusing essential oil in his bedroom. He has a few favorites that he likes to use when he goes to sleep. For holidays, I like to give him something new to try.
Tech Toys for Teen Boys
If you want something really fun in your teen boy Easter basket, there are a few tech toys that are just what you are looking for.
We love the Amazon Echo Dot. My kids use them as alarm clocks (and everything else). The dot is the perfect size to tuck away on a side table next to your bed and, conveniently, is the perfect size for an Easter basket.
More Tech Toys for Teen Boys:
- Ozobot Starter Pack
- Yoobao High Capacity External Battery Charger
- Parrot Mamba Drone
- BeatsX Earphones – Beats by Dre
Easter Basket Candy for Teen Boys
No Easter basket is complete without candy. We prefer to go with a few family favorites rather than filling Easter baskets with candy that won’t be eaten.
We have a sweet spot for these Haribo Grapefruit Gummy Candies. I don’t even like gummy treats and I’m obsessed with these.
My all-time favorite chocolate bar are these Flake Bars. My mom is British so I grew up on these and the texture is just as good as the chocolate. You won’t find these in local stores though (unless you have a British store nearby) so you’ll have to order these online. A close second in the British chocolate category are these Crunchie bars. They are filled with a honeycomb center that is unbelievable.
If you want some amazing chocolate that is a bit easier to find, you can’t go wrong with Lindt chocolate. We love the Lindt Chocolate Truffles (and you could easily buy a box and pop these in all your Easter baskets. If you want something a bit more festive, you could go with these Lindt Chocolate Carrots, this Lindt Easter Egg Carton or this Lindt Gold Bunny Basket.