Looking for an awesome DIY Easter Basket to make for a teenage boy or girl in your life? Check out these easy Dollar Store Easter Basket Ideas for Teens that I’ve put together for $10 a piece. Spread some Easter love with your teenager this year!
Can you believe Easter is in less than 2 weeks? I seriously have no clue where in the world the months of January, February, and March have gone!
It really feels like just yesterday that I was waking up as a little girl on Easter morning to a basket full of goodies left by the Easter bunny. And then when I do the math and realize I have now been making Easter baskets for my own kiddo for the last 16 years, I just can’t handle it!
Am I the only one who thinks we are living in a parallel universe where time goes by at lightning speed? This can’t be Earth, can it???
Although our little guy Zach is far from little, he’s 6 feet tall these days, we still surprise him with a basket on Easter every year. He obviously knows the basket is from us and not the Easter Bunny (he stopped believing in him during Elementary school), but he still enjoys the surprise of receiving a basket from us each year.
He also gets a basket from my mom!
The truth is, my mom was still putting together Easter baskets for me when I was in college. Yes, I was in college and still receiving Easter baskets and I have no shame in admitting that!
You may call me crazy, but I don’t think there should be an age limit to receiving Easter baskets. I just see it as a way of showing someone you love and care about you are thinking about them on the holiday.
At the moment, I’m totally obsessing over the ideas on Pinterest for Adult-themed Easter baskets too. There are Easter baskets for book lovers, spa-themed Easter baskets, and even BBQ-themed Easter baskets!
Should I hint to my mom that I want one?? I’m totally kidding! And because I know my mom reads my blog, please don’t get me an Easter basket, Mom. I know her well enough to know she’d buy me one in a heartbeat.
When it comes to Easter baskets, I’m all for going as inexpensive as possible. The reality is the baskets will be torn apart on Easter morning and a distant memory in less than a week tops.
I’ve seen some companies selling Easter baskets online for hundreds of dollars and I just can’t help but cringe at the idea! Although they are absolutely beautiful, I could never bring myself to ever paying that much for a basket of candy and trinkets.
With all the expensive options out there, I decided to challenge myself in the complete opposite direction. My goal this year was to not only make an amazing Easter basket for my teenager but to also make one that budget-friendly too. My husband, Patrick, seemed to like this concept quite a bit!
So I set off to the store with my goal in mind and I am happy to report I was able to easily make a teen boy and girl Easter basket with a $10 budget per basket.
Easy Dollar Store Easter Basket Ideas for Teens
Want to see how they came out and learn how to make one of your very own?! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Easter candy
- Chips and/or any other snack your teenager likes
- Arts and Craft items
- Health and Beauty Items
- Cute free bunny tags ((Access them free in my resource library. Fill out the form at the bottom for the password)
- White Pom Poms or Cotton Balls
The main focal point to any Easter basket is the basket itself! Instead of using a traditional Easter basket that will be thrown in the trash shortly down the road, I decided to purchase these white three-compartment caddies instead.
I’ve used these same caddies, in different colors, for my Road Trip Gift Baskets. I love them so much and use them all the time! I figured if I got these as baskets, we could easily repurpose them for something else in our house somewhere down the road.
With the caddies in hand, it was then time to start figuring out the contents for each of my two baskets. I had already spent one dollar of my ten on the caddy which allowed me to pick 9 additional items to place inside each of my Easter baskets.
Food – Food is a necessity in any Easter basket. I wanted to have a few staples in terms of Easter candy so I went with a chocolate bunny and M&M filled containers with Easter egg toppers.
I also snagged a couple of Slim Jims and a bag of chips/snacks for each of the baskets.
Arts and Crafts – I was pretty amazed at the selection of coloring and activity books available at Dollar Tree. I grabbed an adult coloring book for the teen girl basket and found a really awesome maze book for the teen boy version.
I also found some really pretty pens and a cute note pad that was perfect to add to the teen girl basket.
There are also stickers, crayons, markers and a ton more art supplies to choose from.
Health and Beauty – This section is perfect for teen girl Easter basket ideas. I ended up with a nail grooming kit and an assortment of hair ties but the possibilities in this section are endless. You’ll find everything from nail polish to lip gloss to hair brushes.
I did find Zach a cute Emoji lip balm that didn’t seem too girlie so I went with it.
Cups/Bottles – The Dollar Tree has a huge assortment of cups, coffee mugs, and water bottles to choose from. I found these adorable water bottles that have a compartment on the bottom for holding snacks. Tell me that isn’t the coolest thing ever!
Electronics – Believe it or not, there are quite a bit of electronics to pick from at Dollar Tree. Unfortunately, I mainly saw a ton of USB cords and headphones which Zach already has a ton. What I did find, though, were electronic wipes to clean your computer, iPad or phone screen. I know for a fact these will come in handy for him!
With all the items for the teen Easter baskets purchased, I came home to put them together. It’s as simple as placing the items you purchased into the caddies like so. This is the teen boy version.
This is the teen girl version.
Make sure to print your bunnies on cardstock so they are sturdier for you. You’ll also need scissors, glue, white pom-poms or cotton balls, decorative straws and tape.
Cut your bunny gift tags out.
Add a small dot of glue to your white pom-pom or cotton ball.
Simply add the white pom-pom or cotton ball on your gift tag.
Allow the glue to dry a little bit before turning over the bunny and taping the decorative straw to the back.
Slip the bunny gift tag inside your Easter basket like so. Here’s the boy version.
And here’s the girl version.
The most adorable and affordable Easter baskets around! You really can’t beat this Dollar Store Easter Basket for $10.
These Easy Dollar Store Easter Basket Ideas for Teens are just a starting point to get your creative juices flowing. What you chose to add in your child’s basket is completely up to your child and what they like. Just know, that for $10, you can make a pretty amazing basket that definitely won’t disappoint!
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