Put together a perfectly preppy Easter surprise with these Easter basket ideas for teen girls.
The holidays are so easy with itty bitties – a plushie, a few plastic eggs and some inexpensive candy and you’re set! It takes a bit more work to please a teen…This year I am putting together baskets for my boyfriend’s teenage daughters. Since Snap is around the corner, I put Easter together a bit earlier than normal and wanted to share some fun Easter basket ideas for teen girls that will please without breaking the bank.
Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Girls
1. Easter Basket Ideas
I was looking for a simple preppy look for my Easter baskets this year and I picked up simple bushel baskets accented with hot pink and bright green from Hobby Lobby. Looking to complete a DIY? Consider ordering inexpensive bushel baskets and dressing them up with hot pink and green craft paint.
And, I have to admit, the practical side of me calls out for simple striped storage bins. Wouldn’t the pretty aqua bin featured above be perfect for a college bound teen?
If you’re looking for a great deal on an Easter basket, the pretty little hot pink plastic scalloped buckets make for a great option too!
2. Cleansing Towelettes + Facial Masks
I prefer to spend a little bit more money on a smaller number of items, but the bushel baskets I purchased were pretty large. To fill the space, I purchased some cleansing towelettes and facial masks. The towelettes perfect for active teens who’re always in a rush, while the facial masks are fun for late nights. Even better? They’re a super practical option that takes up a lot of space in the Easter basket.
My favorite cleansing wipes are the Burt’s Bees cleansing towelettes in either cucumber or grapefruit. I pick up a package nearly every time I hit Target. If you’re not able to find those, The Creme Shop offers oil based towelettes that are particularly good for removing eye makeup.
Light weight facial masks are always a hit, especially when it’s time to hold a special girl’s night. Try an all natural option like this honey mask or the Tony Moly I’m Real masks. Of course, you can’t loose with the adorable Korean animal masks that are available. I don’t know a school girl that wouldn’t love a pack of those.
3. Flip Flops
I try to purchase quality shoes that will last through more than one season. The one exception I make is the purchase of one or two pairs of inexpensive rubber flip flops each summer. They’re great for wearing around the house or to the pool.
This year Old Navy has some FANTASTIC patterned options that are available for under $5. I purchased a fun flamingo pair for myself, while picking up a cute pair covered with anchors and another with watermelons for the girl’s baskets.
If you’re ready to spend a bit more on flip flops, I’ve owned several pair of these Tommy Hilfinger flip flops and these Kate Spade Banana Flip Flops are so cute! The pattern seems to remain intact for longer than the Old Navy flips.
And, while I like to have a few inexpensive pairs around the house to wear as “slippers,” I have really high arches and need more support for all-day wear. I decided to make a huge investment and purchase these Vionics flip flops and I don’t know that I will ever wear anything else. They’re amazing! I wore them to a trade show, where I spent all day on my feet and they were more comfortable than the tennis shoes I wore the day before. Love. Love. Love.
4. Paper Shred, Tissue and Ribbon
I know that you can find paper shred just about anywhere, but rather than purchasing several small packages, I like to stock up on a few colors I know I will use throughout the year like kraft, white, pink, navy, orange and green. Larger containers like my bushel baskets will require about a pound of paper shred.
Not interested in cleaning up crinkle paper shred? I hear you! Consider using brightly colored tissue paper. I love the bright pink and green tissue paper available online.
Don’t miss tying everything off with some pretty polka dot grosgrain ribbon. You can buy it in several colors.
5. LINDT CHOCOLATE
You might be tempted to fill your baskets with chocolate bunnies and candy purchased randomly in the grocery store. Stop! I do not lie when I tell you that Lindt chocolates up the special in homes with older children or adults.
Lindt has a variety of adorable Easter chocolates, well worth seeking out for purchase. It’s not Easter around my house without an appearance from the classic gold bunnies or the super delicious Easter egg truffles (the coconut truffles are my favorite – yum!).
Rather than filling baskets with loads of candy that none of us need, I simply included Lindt chocolate with a few other family favorites. Here are the chocolates I packed up in ALL of our baskets this year:
- Lindt Gold Bunny
- Lindt Easter Egg Truffles
- Lindt Milk Chocolate Mini Lambs
- Lindt Milk Chocolate Mini Chicks
- Lindt Chocolate Bugs and Bees (can we pause over the delicious hazelnut filling in these?!)
- Lindt Chocolate Carrots
I split up packages of multiples between several baskets, so I really didn’t need that much chocolate.
I tend to find the best price for these sweet treats at Target, but you can find them on Amazon as well. Look for Amazon “add on” items like these mini gold bunnies, or this variety pack for the best price.
Sunglasses may very well be my favorite summer accessory. While I’ve invested in more expensive sunglasses in the past, I’ve discovered that $10 shades are my jam. I have a tendency to throw them in my purse where they get all scratched up. I have all the responsible traits of a 16-year-old.
I love a unique pair of sunglasses. Whether it’s giant white shades, pink retro cat eye, heart shaped cupid glasses, oversized tortoise, mirrored aviator or pink wayfarer, sunnies are a great option for teens!
7. Lip Balm or Gloss
My personal favorite line of lip balm is Burt’s Bees. It’s the best store bought lip balm I’ve tried. I love the pink grapefruit flavor, but my favorite are the tinted lip balms. There’s nothing better than a hint of color when running around in the summer and they make a great entry level “lipstick” for teens.
Of course, you can’t pass up the popularity of EOS lip balm, particularly among younger teens. I like to purchase the bulk packages to have on hand for gift giving – they’re great for teens, teachers and friends. However, I am super partial to the coconut flavor.
If you’re going to invest in a gloss or color, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Buxom products. They are my absolute FAVORITE! I love the tingling sensation the plumping gloss creates when put on and the gloss is perfect for girls or older teens looking to dress up their look a little bit.
These emoji earrings are perfect for younger teens. They’re a little bit bigger than you might expect and show up nicely.
I am a big fan of all the cute enamel pins that are rising in popularity. Since pins aren’t the most practical, I am a big fan of similarly styled earrings like these bunny and carrot, panda, strawberry, watermelon, pizza, or happy pineapple.
9. Perfume Sticks
These adorable fresh scented perfume sticks created by Tonymoly are the perfect pocket accessory for any teen. The scent is light enough not to over power, but strong enough to be enjoyed.
So, that’s what I’ve stuffed my preppy Easter Baskets for teen girls with. Do you have any additional Easter basket ideas for teen girls?