18 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Teens

Simple, yet clever ideas to bring a smile to your teen's face!

by Nancy Reynolds

This post: 18 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Teens / Post updated March 2024

Written by: Marybeth Bock

March is here and that means warmer spring weather, thoughts of summer, and… Easter!

We can’t get enough of the clever ideas that are out there to create a fun Easter basket for your teen! No matter what age your teen is OR what they love, you can find lots of basket ideas that are sure to please even the pickiest teenager.

(HINT: Be sure to check out the Dollar Store, Walmart, and the Target dollar section to keep costs down! You don’t have to break the bank to give your teen a fun basket!)

Check out this selection of fabulously clever and creative Easter basket ideas for teenagers! Hop to it!

18 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Teens

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#1 Easter Makeup Basket

If you have a tween or teen girl who’s just getting into makeup or even an older teen who loves to try new makeup, this basket is for her! Any bucket or basket will do! Just add tissue paper and fill it with things like nail polish, a nail file, a makeup bag, eye shadow, blush, makeup brushes or sponges, and face lotion. 

Source: Simple Easy Creative


#2 Movie Lover’s Easter Basket

Whether your teen loves to go to an actual theater, or they prefer Netflix and the comfort of their own couch, it’s easy to load up a basket with all things “Movies.” Consider gift cards to theater chains, streaming subscriptions, DVDs, and of course, all their favorite movie snacks and drinks. Check out this “100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster” to encourage viewing of some great classic films. 

Source: Passion for Savings


#3 Beach-Themed Easter Basket

Such a cute idea for girls OR guys! Buy a cute beach tote (or for guys, use a small insulated cooler) and fill it with everything beachy! From sunglasses, a hat, and a beach towel to flip flops, sunscreen, and a great book or magazine for chilling in the sun – this is one basket your teen will love!

Source: The Diary of a Housewife


#4 Kitchen Goodies Basket

Got a teen who loves cooking, baking or tinkering around in the kitchen? This “kitchen goodies” basket couldn’t be any cuter! Fill with measuring cups or spoons, a whisk, a slotted spoon, and a few baking sprinkles for color!

Source: One Good Thing


#5 Favorite Color Basket

An adorable Easter basket can be as easy as choosing a color theme! Hit the Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Target or other stores and browse the aisles for inexpensive items to fill your teen’s basket! From candy, candles, and crafts to soda, socks, and sweets, the sky really is the limit! 

Source: Hub Pages


#6 Jewelry Organizer “Basket”

Purchase an inexpensive pocket jewelry organizer and fill it with money, gift cards, makeup, candy, gum, and anything else you think your teen might love! You could also fill a pouch or two with some cute jewelry!

Source: A Hundred Affections


#7 Basketball Easter Basket

We’re lovin’ this simple and creative idea! Just purchase a small basketball hoop that attaches to a door or wall and fill it to the rim with tons of goodies your favorite basketball player would love! 

Source: Pinterest


#8 Gorgeous DIY Felt Flowers Easter Basket

This basket might look difficult to create, but it’s actually really easy!  Only four supplies are needed (basket, hot glue gun, scissors, and felt sheets in different colors) to create a gorgeous one-of-a-kind Easter basket your teen will flip over! Fill the basket with a stuffed bunny (of course), pretty plastic eggs filled with candy, and a chocolate bunny!

For the How-To, Visit: Better Homes and Gardens


#9 Car Care Basket

For your car-loving teen who loves to spend time making their car look sweet and run well, grab a new plastic bucket that will double as your container and as their car washing bucket. Load it up with car care products like this set by Amor All and a gas card, and your teen will be driving off with a smile and a sparkly vehicle.

Image: Pinterest


#10 Game Night “Family” Easter Basket

Whether you give this basket to one of your kids or you give it to all your kids as a “family” basket, it’s a fun basket idea the entire family can enjoy! Shhh…don’t tell anyone, but teens still love to play all the fun games they enjoyed when they were younger, and there’s a huge selection of new and fun games to introduce them to. Check out these fun board games that are hot right now with teens! Add in a few fun snacks and they’ll be ready for a game night with the family or friends.


#11 Fanny Pack Basket

For the teen who’s always on the go, a fun fanny pack, belt bag, or crossbody bag is a perfect gift for Easter. Guys and girls both love being able to travel hands-free when toting around their essential items. Fill up their bag with stuff like fun sunglasses, a new phone case, portable charging cables, lip balm, a gas card, or a gift card to their favorite drive-through spot.

Source: Passion for Savings

#12 Off to College Basket

April is the month when many high school seniors make their final decision about where they’ll be attending college. Create a spirited basket full of college items for your teen who will be headed off to campus this fall. Items they’ll love include school logo mugs, key chains, insulated beverage holders, headphones, notebooks, pens/pencils, stickers, and even personal care items. 

Source: A Moms Take


#13 Crafts Galore Basket

If you have a teen who LOVES crafts, this is the basket for them! This basket is brimming with amazing craft items your craft-lovin’ teen is going to love! (Heads up, you can scale this basket back to save money!) Whether it’s a hot glue gun, felt, scissors and glitter, or stick-on letters, yarn ribbon, and stamps – you can really have fun creating this basket! 

Source: Crafts A La Mode


#14 Prayer Easter Basket

This beautiful prayer basket is a lovely idea for any teen. Fill it with a journal, a cross necklace, an inspirational mug, a Christian devotional book, prayer cards or bible verses, and a pretty candle to remind your teen what Easter is all about. 

Source: Susan Evans


#15 Primp & Pamper Basket

This Easter basket is filled with everything any “girlie” teen girl could want!  New nail polishes, lip balm, and makeup is a fun alternative to Easter candy. You can easily switch this basket idea for guys, too! Just fill it with all his favorite “pampering” products from lotions and nail clippers to shampoo and a razor! 

Source: eslamoda


#16 Celebrate Their Favorite Team Basket

Got a teen who loves a certain team? Create a fun Easter basket centered around that! Add flip-flops, a gift card and, of course, some candy to the basket to make it fun and festive! 

Source: Mom of 6


#17 Towel & Noodle Basket

How clever is this idea? AND easy! Simply wrap a basket in a beach towel and bend a noodle in half to create the handle of the basket. Then, fill it with beach-themed items like flip-flops, a water bottle, a water gun, an inflatable beach ball, or anything else your teen might like! 

Source: Pinterest


#18 Camping/Outdoor Basket

If you have a teen who loves the outdoors or camping, then this is the basket for them! Use a small cooler as the “basket” and fill it with everything they need to enjoy an outdoor adventure including a flashlight and batteries, drink container, lighter or matches, raincoat, first aid kit, and more! 


Marybeth Bock, MPH, is Mom to two young adults and one delightful hound dog. She has logged time as a military spouse, childbirth educator, college instructor, and freelance writer. She lives in Arizona and thoroughly enjoys research and writing – as long as iced coffee is involved. Her work can be found on numerous websites and in two books. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.



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