Do you still make up an Easter basket for your teens?

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Do you still make up an Easter basket for your teens?
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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 1:49pm

I was just curious if you guys still do up an Easter basket for your teens? My oldest will turn 14 about a month after Easter but I think he would feel "left out" if there was only a basket for his 9 year old brother. But what do you put in an Easter basket for teenages? It might be a little easier if I had a girl- you could put in makeup, hair accessories, etc. But boys...I'm a bit stumped! Well, except for the always-welcome candy. Smile

Lisa 

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Yes, though we'll be travelling so probably not a "basket" this year. We typically just do some favored candies and a small something... a book, a DVD, an itunes or jamba juice gift card, something like that. This year, I'm thinking of just packing some plastic eggs filled with a little spending cash for the rest of the trip. 

When they were younger we always did a new swim suit but at 12 and 16, I'd not even try to pick one out for them now!

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Registered: 07-26-1999

I do, but we have the little ones also so I do it more for them than anything.  I answered your question on the 10-14 board, but yes, boys are harder IMO than girls.  ODD will be getting nail polish, lip balm, probably some expensive lotion she likes that i found clearanced, and a few other odds and ends.  She was also looking for a DVD that she can't find in stores, I may order it online for her and put it in there also.

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Absolutely!!!

Our girls would never think of passing up the opportunity to shakedown old mom and pops. LOL

Seriously, it has always been small things like peeps, candy eggs, and bunnies because when they were like 11 and 12 and expensive years were on the horizon we turned over a chunk of family money for them to manage, which included clothing, incidentals like cosmetics, and entertainment like movies, DVDs and CDs.

When the SILs became ever present, we started doing the same for them as I have no clue as to what you might give teen boys. (Jokingly, maybe the magazine whose logo is the bunny head, which I DO NOT RECOMMEND.)

This is the year that oldest of the two grandsons will start figuring out all the holidays and the goodies that come with them. And next year little brother will too. Good times ahead!

The holidays always bring back lots of wonderful memories!!!

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They both still get candy, iTunes gift card, Jamba Juice gift card that kind of stuff. If they need new flip flops I will get those. DD will sometimes get new sunglasses. Girls are definately easier, but I still make sure both kids get something . DS is a junior and will be gone before I know it!

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If they're around I'll make an Easter basket for them. Usually a little candy and then I'll put some money in the plastic eggs. Maybe a gift card or two. My boys are older though. I think when they were young teens I'd put in Itunes cards, Magic cards (they were both into Magic at that age), etc.

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I've seen quite a few people mention iTunes cards- perfect idea! We don't have a "Jamba Juice" around here- is it similar to a Smoothie King-type place?

ETA: Just saw the reply from Jlsjjsmom . Funny you should mention Magic the Gathering cards! When my DH and I first started dating (years ago!!) we used to play. About a year ago, my oldest son became interested and just very recently, my youngest son has started playing. We played our very first family game, the 4 of us together, this past weekend. And may i just say, I still won, even being sick with a FEVER, bwahahaha. Laughing I'lll definitely be putting some MTG packs in the basket- not sure why I didn't think of that!

-Lisa 

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I do, My kids are 15, 13 and 10. I have no plans to stop that until they're out of the house, college or something and then I'll change that to one big basket they can help themselves to.. A couple of years ago I did consider wrapping presents over Easter baskets b/c I had seen really cute wrapping paper at the dollar store but I was at a loss of what to get them so I keep doing the baskets, I don't go overboard. It gets filled with a bunny, eggs and some kind of token, two of my kids like those marshmellow peep things so I place those in there too.

 

 

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Same here - never real 'gifts' but just little treats (all under $10-15).  DS being an only, we amassed a ton of those plastic eggs and I think it was about when ds was 14 or so that he was SO upset that we'd suggested he'd outgrown the hunt - he told us to hide all 100+ eggs empty if we'd be willing! LOL

Sue

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Registered: 12-16-2003

Like most if you, yes! Some cash, candy, Dvds and the like.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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I found a lot of cool things both my boys would like at ThinkGeek this weekend - hope the stuff I ordered arrives in time!

Lisa