20 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids and Teens They Actually Want

Hippity hoppity Easter's on its way! These Easter basket ideas for kids and teens are bound to make everybody smile this year.

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Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to decorate Easter eggs, plan epic egg hunts and determine who to invite to Easter dinner. And, of course, it’s time to think about what to put in this year’s Easter baskets. Digging into a basket filled with Easter candy and other fun gifts is surely one of the most fun Easter traditions for kids, but designing Easter basket ideas for teens who think they’re too cool for a colorful basket left by a giant bunny? Talk about pressure!

Racking your brain for Easter basket ideas for teen boys? Don’t sweat it. What about for a baby’s basket? We got that, too. From baby’s first Easter to gamers, techies and even Swifties, we’ve brainstormed the best themed ideas. And yes, there are plenty of premade Easter baskets you can buy, but nothing is more fun than building your own.

To start, you’ll need an Easter basket. Once you’ve got that, you can start shopping Easter deals for things like basket stuffers and other gifts for kids and teens to put inside. So let’s get shopping, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box—er, basket—as we’ve done with the ideas below.

Take flight Easter basket

Have an aviation enthusiast at home? Build an airplane-themed Easter basket loaded with a smartphone-controlled paper airplane, retro plane mug and sleek aviator sunglasses. Add a DIY paper plane kit, themed puzzle and book on airplanes to really make their hearts soar. This is one of the best Easter basket ideas for teens and kids alike.

Baby’s first Easter basket

Although your baby is unlikely to know what all the hype is about, you can still put together a basket full of adorable and practical gifts. A plush rattle set and Beatrix Potter book with crinkly pages and a teether will keep your little one entertained during tummy time.

While an Easter dress or tiny suit are adorable, they’re not the most practical. Keep baby comfy in a pair of super soft, Easter-themed pajamas. They’ll look just as precious in those first Easter pictures you’ll be snapping throughout the day. The best part? These PJs have magnetic closures that make diaper changes a breeze!

Put all of baby’s goodies in a simple basket or keepsake box. Skip the messy Easter grass and use a soft baby blanket as a liner and bonus gift that they’ll have for years to come.

STEM Easter basket

Encourage creativity, innovation and problem-solving with a STEM-themed Easter basket. A flower garden building set will help toddlers learn the parts of a flower, as well as strengthen their fine motor skills. Or, for slightly older children, a terrarium kit will allow them to grow their very own garden in just a few days. Be sure to add a set of colorful magnetic tiles to get their creative juices flowing.

Bath time Easter basket

Splish splash, have a little one who loves the bath? Fill their basket (or a baby bathtub) with bath toys, a gentle bubble bath and a plush bath set. This organic micro cotton set includes a bunny hooded towel complete with ears, face and cotton tail on the back, along with a bath mitt that will make them excited to wash those tiny toes. Want to make it even more special? Turn it into a personalized Easter gift at checkout.

Arts and crafts Easter basket

For creative types who are always writing, drawing, coloring and creating, we suggest fully stocking their art supplies. Fill an art caddy or cart with plenty of pencils, sketch pads, markers and an array of fun arts and crafts supplies that they can use to make adorable Easter crafts.

Sweet dreams Easter basket

Sweeten the bedtime routine with a cuddly stuffed bunny, bedtime story and new pair of Peter Rabbit pajamas. These PJs are made with 100% breathable cotton and have a two-way zipper for easy diaper changes. Adding a new toothbrush set will help establish good habits while a cute night-light and a pack of soft muslin squares will help them feel safe once you turn out the lights.

Dinosaur Easter basket

Future paleontologists will love waking up on Easter morning to a basket—or dino-sized egg—full of prehistoric treasures. Dinosaur books, toys and a Jurassic Park egg loaded with surprises will make their day. For even more fun, hide a dozen dinosaur eggs around the house for an epic egg hunt. Once your dino lover finds all of the eggs, they’ll spend the rest of the day excavating them and learning about each mini dinosaur they find inside.

Beach day Easter basket

Pleasing teens is no easy feat, but this brilliant basket is sure to do the trick. Stuff this cute, trendy beach tote with fun beach essentials, like a plush towel and Supergoop’s new Unseen Sunscreen Body (it goes on smooth and doesn’t leave a white cast). The whole thing connotes a vibe that your teen will appreciate.

Gamer’s delight Easter basket

Turn game time into family time with these Easter basket ideas for teens. If your child already has a Nintendo Switch, nestle the latest version of Just Dance in their Easter basket so the whole family can move and grove to the latest hits. Next, toss in a cheeky T-shirt and Minecraft UNO that you can play together. And if you still restrict their screen time, add on a gift that won’t cost you anything: unlimited gaming for a day.

Bluey Easter basket

Kids and parents alike can’t seem to get enough of the Heeler family. If that’s your family, then a Bluey-themed basket is bound to be a hit. Stuff their basket with poseable figures, a reusable activity book and other Bluey merch.

If you want to take a page from the Heelers’ book, add a kid-friendly gratitude journal to get them talking about their favorite things at the dinner table, just like Bluey and her family. And while you’re together, share one of these uplifting Easter quotes.

Go outside and play Easter basket

Springtime is finally here, and its mild temperatures are on point for outdoor play. Kids will want to stay outside and play with a brand-new box of sidewalk chalk and a giant bubble wand. Siblings can duke it out in the most hilarious way with a set of inflatable body bumpers. Think it’s a gag gift? Think again.

BookTok Easter basket

For the teen who’s always reading, a Kindle is an A+ gift. Lightweight and compact, it allows them to read anywhere and everywhere. It comes with three free months of Kindle Unlimited and instant access to thousands of titles, including BookTok must-reads, so they can make it through their TBR list in no time.

Speaking of TBR, YA lovers will appreciate this pin that references some of BookTok’s most popular series, along with a pair of fun bookish socks. Optional: Add a printable Easter card with a gift certificate to a local bookstore. Or if your know what book they’ve been dying to read next, surprise them with that title.

Spa day Easter basket

Teens can juggle a lot: school, sports, clubs, friends and even part-time jobs. Help them unwind by filling a pretty storage basket with everything they need for an at-home spa day. A cozy bath wrap, fluffy slippers and an assortment of sheet masks, cleansers and creams will leave them feeling relaxed and ready to take on the rest of the school year. This would also make a welcomed Easter basket for adults.

Tech Easter basket

Among the best Easter basket ideas for teens is this techie-friendly present full of cool tech gifts. An Apple AirTag will help them keep tabs on important things, like their car keys, so they’ll never be late for meetups with friends. Once they get to their destination, they can grab their besties and take selfies with the help of a clip-on ring light, and then print them right from their phone with a mini photo printer. Add a few packages of photo paper refills so they can print all of their favorite snaps.

College dorm Easter basket

Are your teens in college or heading there in the fall? If they’ll be living in a dorm, they’ll want all the comforts of home. Answer their Easter wishes by filling a laundry hamper with comfy sheets, towels and a few jars of yummy cookies to snack on during late-night cram sessions.

Taylor Swift Easter basket

You may not have been able to score tickets to the Eras Tour, but Swifties, as Taylor’s fans call themselves, will appreciate some merch. Treat them to an exclusive vinyl of Taylor’s latest album, an unofficial guide on how to be more like their hero (or should we say antihero?) and an on-theme mug. Don’t get the reference? Trust us, your Taylor Swift fan will get it “all too well.”

Movie night Easter basket

Treat your tweens and teens to a whole bunch of snacks they can nosh on while watching Easter movies (or, more likely, Outer Banks) in cozy loungewear. Toss some baked goodies and fun soda flavors (like cherry limeade) into a cute storage basket for a feast you’ll be jealous of. Come to think of it, order an extra of everything and save half for yourself.

TikTok beauty Easter basket

Got a teen who watches all the makeup tutorials on TikTok? You’ll be a hero if you buy them influencers’ beloved products, like Glossier’s cloud paint, Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi Bronzing Drops and a heatless curling set. Bonus points: Stuff the makeup inside a trendy Lululemon belt bag to make this one of the best Easter basket ideas for teens yet.

Baking Easter basket

Teen chefs want real equipment to make the treats they see on The Great British Baking Show. Here’s an idea that’ll get them on the road to becoming a Star Baker: Fill a flower-shaped bundt pan with a cake-decorating kit and the famed Magnolia Bakery handbook. You can also add other baking essentials, like a high-quality icing spatula, balloon whisk and measuring spoons.

Starbucks Easter basket

Starbies, as teens call the coffee chain, is practically their home away from home, which is why this is one of the most universally loved Easter basket ideas for teens. Pick up a Starbucks gift card so they can treat themselves to their drink of choice (it’s probably not on the actual menu).

Stick the card inside a trendy Stanley tumbler, which they can pop their venti iced macchiato into. (Yep! The venti cups fit perfectly inside the Stanley tumblers.) Add a case of Frappuccino drinks and syrup sampler so they can practice their barista skills at home. And if they’re a true coffee aficionado, sign them up for a coffee subscription box that they can enjoy each month.

With additional reporting by Karen Cicero.

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Marisa Hillman
Marisa Hillman is a freelance writer and product expert covering product reviews, gift guides and sales for RD.com. She is a former educator turned professional shopper dedicated to finding the best sales and products on the market. When she's not on deadline, she can be found exploring the East Coast or curled up at home with her nose in a book. She lives in New England with her husband, three children and two dogs.