Easter Baskets: Gift Ideas for Young Adults & Teens


As a mom of 2 young adult daughters and a teen son, I have asked myself if it is time to stop gifting them with Easter baskets. But, why stop if they still enjoy it? Instead, I’m creating their Easter baskets around a theme related to their current interests or if they’re going through a certain milestone. For both baskets, I used shredded tissue paper as fillers.


An Easter basket for a young adult can include items for their dorm if they’re in college or maybe they just started their journey into healthy living. So a water jug, a small sweat towel, or a portable shower caddy for dorm showers would be perfect to include in the basket.  

This year, Andrea (my 2nd young adult daughter) went through a milestone. She moved into an apartment and I wanted to create her basket around that milestone. I made sure to find a stylish, neutral basket that she can then reuse in her apartment. I added a multi-purpose cleaner, a honey jar, honey lavender sticks, affirmation cards, and a pretty mauve color decor item that doubles as a pencil/pen holder or a vase. The honey jar and the honey lavender sticks were easy items to choose because she’s into tea and lavender.  

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Image: An Easter basket for a young adult child filled with an all-purpose cleaner, affirmation cards, honey, honey lavender tea spoons, and a home decor item


Let’s be honest, teens are hard to shop for. But, it can be fun. Since my son recently joined a football tournament team, and there will be some traveling for the tournaments outside of the Miami area, I wanted to shop for fun sports travel items for his Easter basket. 

I got him a sports cooling towel, a Bluetooth beanie with a light, and a thumbs-up phone holder all from Amazon. I also included a few of his favorite snacks. Not necessarily the healthiest snacks but we all know how much teen boys eat and they’re fun snacks to share with his teammates after the games. I found a cute football card game and I found a blue plastic storage container at Dollar Tree perfect to make use of after Easter to organize all of his football accessories in his bedroom. 

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Image: An Easter basket filled with snacks, a Bluetooth beanie, cooling towel, and other items a teen boy might enjoy


I brainstormed where both of my children were in life and just had fun looking for these items. My tip for you is the same… brainstorm and have fun making these Easter baskets. They might be older and don’t need the plastic eggs with jelly beans in them (or, they still do) but they will love the thought. Happy Easter!

Need some ideas for younger kids? Check out this helpful post full of creative last-minute Easter basket ideas!

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Miriam Leon-Vazquez
Meet Miriam, born and raised in Hialeah, FL. A lover of dancing, working out, music, football, Sunday family nights, coffee dates, beach days, traveling during the Fall and Winter, and trying new restaurants. She’s a mom of three: 2 step-daughters and a son (Taylor, Andrea, and Liam). Miriam is an active sports momma. Aside from working full time at a law firm and when she’s not on the football field cheering her son on, or multitasking in the chaos at home, she’s consulting women-owned small businesses and creating workspaces. Fun fact: Miriam and her husband (married for 16 years) had a business building and refurbishing furniture. You would be able to find them as a pop-up shop at different markets. She’s an advocate for self-care and self-love, passionate about empowering women, and believes in supporting and learning from each other as women and as mothers. Miriam has a Mass Communications/Journalism degree and a paralegal degree as well as a certificate in Interior Decorating. She finds growth and inspiration when attending women’s networking events, workshops, and meet ups with women in business. She’s grateful to join Miami Mom Collective and is excited about sharing resources with other moms within the football community. Connect with her and say hi on IG @iam_miriamleonvaz


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