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These Easter basket ideas for teenage boys are fun, unique and super practical – we love the different ideas for baskets and filler items!
Thanks to reader Nikhol for sharing this cute Easter basket for teens!
Easter Basket Ideas for Teenage Boys
The older my kiddos get the more difficult it is to figure out what to put in their Easter baskets. (Why can't they still little forever??)
And those teen years – whew! – that's when you really have to put on your thinking cap 🙂 If you're a busy mom these suggestions might help!
Here are some fun teen boy Easter Basket ideas to pick up for your guys. Whether you're doing a small gift of a chocolate bunny/Cross – or a hefty basket full of clothes and gear they'll need for Spring sports and Summer vacation -we've polled PPP readers for all their best suggestions.
Non “Basket” Baskets
You may want to ditch the old pastel basket and move on to something different. (On the other hand – you may want to hold onto that basket for dear life!) Here are a couple ideas teen guys should like:
1 . Baseball Cap Basket
Turn a cap upside down (or another hat he'll like). This will be the main gift, so at that point you could just fill with some candy/chips/beef jerky and call it a day.
2 . Tackle Box Basket
Go with a fishing theme and fill a tackle box like THIS ONE or THIS ONE with lures, snacks and a fishing license so they'll be ready to go!
PPP Team Member Jamie made one of these last year and it was a HIT! She filled it with fishing lures, snacks and all kinds of other fun goodies for her 16 year old teen guy.
3 . Shoe Box
Reader Judy submitted this fun idea – she buys an outfit and shoes that her son needs for Easter (and just nice clothes for Spring) and gifts it to him in a shoe box. Genius! She says her kids really appreciate the nicer things and she'd prefer to spend money on those than little things. And since she planned to buy a nice Spring outfit for him anyway – this one isn't a splurge!
4 . Summer Fun Cooler
Fill a small cooler with summer fun items for trips to the pool or beach – like flip-flops, beach towel, gas card, etc…
5 . Shower Tote
Fill a utility or shower tote with personal care items like cologne, body spray, hair products, shaving items and more. If they're heading to college soon this is extra helpful! ~ Thanks Katie!
MORE Easter Gifts for Teens
Thanks to reader Jennifer for sharing her teen boys Easter basket!
Whether you have a tween, teen or college kid – most of these suggestions for filling those teenage guy Easter Baskets will apply across the board!
1 . Snacks/Drinks:
- Sunflower Seeds
- Protein Bars
- Beef Jerky
- Trail Mix
- Soda/sports drinks
2 . Beach Towels
Okay not super exciting – but if you're headed anywhere for Spring Break (or just need new towels for the pool) it's necessary!
3 . Sun Glasses
4 . A Good Book
My friend Jamie said her boys love this book and have passed it around through the family recommending it to each other. The reviews are great!
5. Flip Flops
6. $5 Restaurant Gift Card or Movie Gift Card
It doesn't have to be much – $5 to the Taco Bell next to their gym, $10 to the video game store they use most, or $5 to the bait shop they hit on their fishing trips.
Lots of readers suggested gas cards as a great practical basket filler as well!
7. Swim Trunks
This summer staple is going to be needed eventually – might as well include it in their basket!
These sticky balls have become super popular from TikTok – where a video shows kids lying in bed and throwing them to their ceilings where they stick a moment and then eventually fall back down. The price has jumped up CRAZY HIGH – so one alternative might be these sticky wall climbers I spotted.
9. Phone Case
We found lots of options on Amazon for under $7!
10. Magnetic Putty
I like adding a few fun things to my teens' baskets just to remind them to have fun – just because they're “almost” grown – doesn't mean they can't have a toy or two 😉
11. Water Bottle
I bought this simple one and my teen guy loves it!
12. Drawstring Sack
This would also make a great basket idea…
Silly socks or sporty socks – teenage guys will always need new socks!
14. Sharpies or Doodling Pens
If they love making Sharpie Drawings – they'll love a fresh pack to doodle with!
To make this meaningful, you could flip through and write scripture verses just for your child on various pages throughout the journal, to encourage him.
16. Body Spray
I love picking up clearanced gift sets after the holidays and saving them for occasions just like this!
If they've never had this, it's a fun one for teen guys to play together!
We had several readers recommend car air fresheners – and we agree this inexpensive Easter basket stuffer is perfect for teen drivers!
20. Hackey Sack
These are old school but making a comeback!
22. Dollar Shave Club Gift Box
23 . Card Games
Regular playing cards are a nice addition too!
24 . Spring Sports Gear
New baseball gloves, soccer cleats, soccer balls, etc… whatever you would've been buying eventually for their Spring Sports – might as well give it a grand presentation in their Easter Basket!
25 . Cash
Whether you stuff quarters/dollars into eggs – or add some dollar bills as part of the Easter Grass (as reader Staci remembered fondly from her childhood) – teens will appreciate this simple gift possibly more than all the others combined.
26 . Bike Lock
27 . Electric Toothbrush
29. SmellWell Shoe Odor Eliminators
29. Video Game Controller Skins
30. Polaroid Film
31 . Guitar Picks or Strings
**This Guitar Pick Punch is kinda high at $18 – but still pretty cool!
32 .Stickers (To cover laptop, desk, bike, etc…)
Other Easter basket ideas for teenage boys….
What kinds of fun things do you put in your teenage boys Easter Baskets?
Do you still make up Easter baskets for your older kids?
Do you do something as they grow up – or just stop altogether?
I'd love to hear your teenager adaptations to Easter baskets!
Also you may want to check out this post on 24 Epic Teen Guy Gift Ideas! (Especially with Graduation coming soon….)
Speaking of Graduation, have you seen my Graduation Gift Ideas Guide yet? We've got something for just about everyone!