While our youngest kids may be content with a stuffed rabbit and a basket full of plastic eggs, I’m excited to spoil my three teens with some cool Easter gifts for teens that up the ante just a bit. After all, they’ve had one hell of a year trying to manage online school, seeing friends virtually, and basically putting so much of their busy lives on hold. They definitely deserve a basket full of awesome this Easter.
So, whether you’ll be spending another socially-distant Easter in some creative ways, or will be taking your vaccinated selves to visit your vaccinated relatives (jealous!), make sure you start your shopping now to be sure your teen’s Easter is eggs-traordinary this year. Ha.
Oh and…Easter is only a few weeks away, hopping onto the scene on Sunday, April 4th. I know, it snuck up on me too!
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Bath & Beauty Easter Gifts for Teens
Walk the aisles or scroll through the pages of your local Target, Ulta, or smaller specialty shop or drugstore, and you’ll find loads of affordable health and beauty items for teens like quick-drying nail polish, natural skin care, hair accessories, makeup items, sunscreen…all the stuff they love.
Here, I’m calling out a few other extra-cool Easter gifts for teens to stuff into their Easter baskets.
Easter Egg Bath Bombs Encourage your teen to unwind with these adorably packaged and ethically made mini bath bombs from Musee Bath. Handmade in Mississippi and tucked in an egg carton, each one will create a shimmering pastel bath to help them relax after a long day of Zoom school. (Maisonette)
Peeps makeup sponges Of course we had to include something Peeps among our favorite Easter gifts for teens, and these have all the cuteness, none of the sugar high. Just four adorable Peeps makeup sponges by HipDot. They look almost good enough to eat. But don’t. No matter what TikTok says. (Ulta)
Floral Ear Cuff from Peggy Li For an affordable little bauble to freshen up your teen’s accessories for spring, these ear cuffs are so wonderful for just… $15! From one of CMP’s favorite indie jewelry designers — check out our recent article on her necklace collection to support the AAPI community — it’s a gift that might even have your teen thinking you’re cool. Maybe. Be sure to poke around the site, there’s a lot to love there.
Harry’s Truman shaving set Whether you’ve got a kiddo with peach fuzz or a five o’clock shadow, Harry’s Truman shaving set will get a teen’s face as smooth as an (Easter) egg. I know my teen son would love this affordable set which includes a bright-handled razor in springlike orange, green, or blue, a travel cover for when we can final vacation again, and thick, foaming shave gel with aloe to sooth their baby faces. Or, still baby to me.
Friends Forever bunny lip balm In flavors of vanilla, apple, and strawberry, these made-in-France vegan lip balms help keep lips smooth behind those face masks, making them a cool Easter gift for a teen especially during Covid times. And French too! Oh là là!
Easter Gifts for Teens To Do When Their Schoolwork is Done
Even if your teens seem pretty content scrolling on their phones, they may appreciate a good reason to put their screen down. So, along with new art projects to keep them drawing/painting/crafting and games to play with the friends over Zoom, I’ve found a few new Easter gifts for teens that can help keep their hands (and minds) busy.
Succulent Felting Kit No green thumb necessary for this trio of felted succulents from Felted Sky that your teen can make with the supplies provided. Not a one-and-done project, this springy Easter gift will keep them busy for a while, but as a beginner-level project, it’s worth the effort. Plus the stab-stab-stab action of making all those little leaves is good for releasing frustration about another pandemic Easter.
DIY Headphone Wrap Kit If you have multiple kids, your teen will love personalizing their headphones so that siblings stop “borrowing” theirs. This DIY Headphone Wrap Kit by CMP favorite Pretty Twisted DIY even comes with a set of headphones!
What Do You Meme? Custom Cards Their first screaming photo with the Easter bunny. A story about when they shoved a jelly bean up their nose. Whatever your favorite Easter memories, you can turn them into hilarious custom cards that will perk up their What Do You Meme? card game, which is a favorite with every teen I know.
Therapy Dough Is it a play dough or an aromatherapy product? It’s actually both. Handmade in Portland, Maine by CMP favorite Eco-Kids, Therapy Dough contains yummy essential oils that help calm the mind while also keeping our older kids’ hands busy while watching yet another hour-long Zoom lecture or Netflix marathon. (Uncommon Goods)
Tech-y Easter Gifts for Teens
Does your child’s tech need a refresh but you’re short on time to shop? Gift cards for Playstation, XBox, Steam, or App Store downloads are big hits for many teens and super easy to find at any local drugstore — or grab digital ones online.
Here Comes the Sun Air Pod case Love this tiny reminder of hope for sunnier days ahead with this Casely Air Pod case. Plus, if you have more than one kid, you can grab a different style for each and save yourself the headache of “where’s my Air Pod case?” every night. (Casely)
Mini Bunny Bluetooth Speaker Oh, sure, our teens are sooooooooo grown up, but we think they’ll happily scoop up this adorable little AEO speaker. Great price and perfect topper for their Easter basket. (Amazon)
Amanda Gorman-inspired iPhone case Let them carry inspiring words with them wherever they go with this Amanda Gorman quote on a sunny yellow iPhone case from Black-owned Etsy shop, Ink and Cotton. Who says everything in an Easter Basket has to be a rabbit or a chick, right?
A tech splurge This second socially-distant Easter may warrant going a bit bigger on our Easter gifts for our teens (But no pressure!) If that’s your situation, a new pair of AirPods, a Nintendo Switch, or an Apple Watch SE are all small enough to fit into an Easter basket, but big enough to make this Easter stand out in their memory — in a good way. Of course we know you’ll make it fun no matter what.
Edible Easter Gifts for Teens
Whether you are filling Easter baskets or sending a care package to college, make sure you include treats as an Easter gift for teens!
Even the big-box stores have great chocolate and gummies options on their shelves, and it’s easy to grab or print out gift cards for Starbucks, Chipotle, or a favorite Local Bubble Tea place or pizza joint, for those nights when they don’t like dinner.
And it’s definitely worth the extra effort to grab some of these treats below
Custom OREO ID cookies Make a teen’s Easter basket one-of-a-kind with the new customized Oreo ID cookies. With an easy-to-use interface that allows you to select the color of the cream, dip, and sprinkles in your choice of colors, you can even upload a photo and/or text message (they’ll be edible) right on the front of the cookie. Maybe a baby pic of them wearing bunny ears?
Eggs-traordinary Tackle Box Why settle on just a couple of candies when the Easter Bunny can leave your teen a dozen treats in this reusable plastic tackle box from Dylan’s Candy Bar. It’s colorful and delicious and also easy to ship if you have a college student isn’t leaving campus for the holiday this year. (Ask me how I know, sniff.) And we have to say, Dylan’s sour gummies happen to be insanely good.
Sugarfina’s Spring gummy tasting collection These four sampler packs feature my teens’ favorite form of candy: Gummies. Though packaged in oh-too-cute animal sleeves, the flavors are definitely a bit more grown up, like tart green apples and no-alcohol champagne. Okay, so maybe if you make this an Easter gift for teens, you’ll save that last one for yourself. There’s plenty of sugar leftover that’s still kid-friendly.