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Filling an Easter basket for little kids is so much easier to do on a tight budget. You can get a coloring book and crayons, some jelly beans and a chocolate bunny and be set. Teenagers aren’t generally happy with coloring books and crayons but there still are ways to fill their Easter baskets inexpensively.
10 Ideas for Easter Basket Fillers For Boys
1. Cash in points for gift cards
Use Swagbucks , Prize Rebel or a variety of other great point reward programs to earn gift cards and put them in the basket. Teenager boys love iTunes, Amazon, and Gamestop and all three are available through Swagbucks.
2. Flip Flops
My boys love Old Navy Flip Flops for wearing to the beach and pool during summer time and many styles are under $5.
3. Portable Chargers
Portable chargers start at $20 (less if you can grab a sale) making them not the most inexpensive basket filler but it will probably be one of the most used ones. We have 3 of these Anker Astro chargers and love them.
4. Music CD’s
I recently got the Family Christian store flyer and noticed some older but still great CD’s of all the bands my son is into are just $5 each in store. I know many teenagers don’t use CD’s anymore and I covered their music needs with point one, but my kids still love them and surly they are not the only ones.
5. Body spray or hair gel
It is not just teenage girls that are into how they smell and how their hair looks. One of my sons likes this inexpensive brand of hair paste.
6. Paracord bracelet
I see a lot of teenage boys wearing paracord bracelets like this one which are available for under $10.
7. Smartphone or iPod Case
My teenage son is always wanting to change the look of his smartphone and cases can be purchased pretty inexpensively.
8. Baseball cap
With a bit of clearance rack mastery you might be able to find a really cool new cap for the teenager in your life for less than you think.
Teenage boys are big on t-shirts with sayings. I know from experience that if you search the clearance racks these shirts are less than $10 and sometimes less than $5.
10. Comic Books
My one some loves Archie comics, and although $6 or more for a comic makes me gasp, they make a great Easter basket filler that I know will literally loved to death (he reads and rereads them until the pages fall out).
10 Easter Basket Gift Ideas For Girls
1. Gift cards
psst… If point reward programs are not your thing you can check out Cardpool for a discounted gift card and save a few dollars.
2. Nail Polish and Nail Art
Nail polish is big in the teenage girl world. Many stores carry little pots of it for just $1 each. Amazon has lots of different nail tools for very little money.
3. Lip Balm
My daughter squealed when I gave her an EOS’s lip balm, so I am guessing these are sort of a big deal for girls.
This age group is all about the secrets shared only with their Diaries. You can purchase a nice looking journal for under $5.
5. Flip Flops
Old Navy has a huge selection of inexpensive yet fashionable flip flops.
6. Hair Elastics
I am pretty sure my daughter has magical talents in the art of making hair elastics disappear and I hear she is not the only one. Surprise her with some trendy wild colored and printed ones for a practical yet fun Easter basket gift.
Scan the clearance racks for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.
9. Craft Supplies
I don’t think I have ever meet a girl in this age group that doesn’t like doing some type of craft. Whether it be beading, sewing, scrapbooking or knitting, you could add some supplies for their favorite craft to their Easter basket. (here are a few ways to save money purchasing craft supplies)
10. Body Sprays or Bubble Bath
Pretty smells are big with this crowd. Got an Eco-conscious gal? Try the EO 3 in 1 soap (our family likes it).
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Put something in your teenager’s basket to remind them each and every day of the true reason we celebrate Easter. Jesus Calling comes in many bindings, including a pink leather one perfect for teenage girls and a brown leather one perfect for teenage boys. This book is a powerful daily reminder of how much Jesus loves us, and wants to be in relationship with us.