It's all about themes when it comes to putting together an epic Easter gift for your teen or tween. Whether they're into basketball or books, VSCO trends or hygge, these cool and creative Easter basket ideas can be customized to fit your kid.


Filling Easter baskets for toddlers and preschoolers is oh-so fun—and oh-so simple. Some bubbles, candy, and bright-colored Play-Doh and you can pretty much call it a happy Easter day. But once your kid hits the tween-age years, everything gets a bit more complicated, including Easter basket ideas.

The secret to putting together a great Easter basket for your big kid is to make it all about their passions. Maybe it's sports or video games. Or maybe your kid is a budding artist or movie buff. Thinking along these lines will help you replace those oversized chocolate bunnies with something your teen will really enjoy, and make them feel loved at the same time.

A composition of Easter baskets.
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Need some inspiration? Consider a few of our favorite Easter basket ideas for teens and tweens that can be made on the cheap or customized to be totally splurge-worthy. No matter how much you spend, one thing is for sure: A thoughtful themed grab-bag of goodies will be appreciated by any tween or tween this Easter—even if they don't act like it.

Sports Easter Basket

If your teen plays lots of sports or has a favorite team, a sports-themed Easter basket is an obvious choice. Take your cue from these cute Easter basket ideas for teens from Modern Sports Mom by adding some basket-friendly sports equipment, like a mouth guard, a can of tennis balls, or a brand-new water bottle.

Art Easter Basket

Got an aspiring Picasso under your roof? Paint brushes, coloring books, colored pencils, and other art supplies are great Easter basket fillers for teens. We love this clever basket from Thrifty Little Mom that comes complete with a big-kid Harry Potter coloring book.

Slime Easter Basket

Slime is always a hit with tweens, and Easter time is the perfect time to refresh their stockpile of slime essentials. Get inspired by this well-stocked slime-themed Easter basket from I Heart Arts 'n Crafts.

Hygge Easter Basket

Who doesn't love going full hygge AKA comfy-cozy on lazy days at home? A soft blanket, some fuzzy socks, and a sweet-smelling candle make a perfect backdrop for a comfort-themed Easter basket. Get some inspiration from this spot-on holiday basket from Hairs Out of Place.

Gaming Easter Basket

We can't think of many teens and tweens who wouldn't dig a gamer-themed basket for Easter. Snag your kid's favorite new game, that remote they've been dreaming of, or even just a gift card to GameStop and some late-night gaming snacks.

Spa Day Easter Basket

The sky's the limit when you put together a spa day Easter basket for your teen, which is why it's one of our favorite non-candy Easter basket ideas for teens. Fill it with yummy scented soaps, body lotions, and bath bombs. Take it to the next level with a bath pillow and fuzzy robe with matching slippers.

At-Home Nail Salon Easter Basket

Looking for cheap Easter basket ideas for teens? Most nail accessories won't break the bank. You can purchase a nice set like this one and pair it with some pretty shades of polish for a small but special basket your teen is sure to love.

Nostalgic Candy Easter Basket

Non-candy Easter basket ideas for teens are great, but if your teen loves candy, gift him or her a set of nostalgic sweets from before they were even born so they can sample some of your own favorites as kid. Throwback candy is definitely one of our favorite cool Easter basket ideas for teens—as long as they share, of course.

Movie Night Easter Basket

No matter how old they get, no kid is too old for movie night. Fill it with movie tickets, a DVD for an at-home show, your teen's favorite candy, and of course, plenty of popcorn.

Photography Basket

If your teen or tween loves to take photos, help them take their snaps to the next level with a photography-themed Easter basket. For a high-end basket, add in a Fujifilm instax Instant Camera which takes old-school polaroids in a totally new school way. Looking for cheaper idea? Add a small photo album, a wall collage set like this one, and some twine with cute little clips they can use as a DIY photo banner.

Tech-Lover Easter Basket

If your teen is a tech lover, you've got tons of options when it comes to cool Easter basket ideas for teens. Tuck an Echo Dot into their basket for a gift they're sure to love, or add a pair of headphones or even a fitness tracker.

VSCO Easter Basket

Snag these pastel scrunchies (so apropos for the season), coordinate them with this deluxe set of VSCO stickers, and of course, don't forget some Pura Vida swag for a basket they're selfie-loving self will be super excited about.

Book Lover's Easter Basket

Is your bookworm on a seemingly never ending quest for a good read? How about a basket of them? An Easter basket full of great books is one of our favorite creative Easter basket ideas for teens. Need recommendations for a good book? Browse our 10 Best Books for Teens of 2020.