My Girls are too old for easter baskets...
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Angela - posted on 04/06/2010
I'm the oldest of 4 children(all girls) we got Easter baskets as far back as I remember. Later as we grew our Easter baskets got smaller, Now we are all grown and married and my mother still gives us little baskets for Easter but now instead of candy she puts earrings, jewelry, wind chimes, etc to each of us. Now my children are getting too old for the whole Easter basket thing and I will start the same tradition with them. Age appropriate and personality :)
Rebecca - posted on 03/28/2010
I have an 11 year old and this year I am doing games in her basket...we are going to be traveling so I picked up games for in the car....she will also be getting some $$ in eggs and very very very little candy....I am also making baskets for a 1, 4, and 5 year old and will be doing the same thing....they really don't need all that candy
Terrie - posted on 03/26/2010
I still get my kids something. Maybe not a basket depends on the child. I have used cute buckets. Metal ones are cool and can be used for future storage. Some favorite candy some toys or small pens pencils artsupplys whatever your childs ages and interests are.Do they read?A New book?Collector cards a hit with my 10 year old.someOlder kids still like stuffed animals or the funky funny ones. Girls how about hair stuff? Earrings? Necklaces? Girly stuff. Can be lots of fun. Soaps? Craft making kits? A simple fun thing can be a new cute shirt they admire? lip balm, Lip gloss, a basket with no handle. Can look wonderful instead of easter grass layer it with a cute colorful bandana find them at craft stores. Or find a white one and tye dye them. Good Luck
Sherri - posted on 03/26/2010
I think they would like a basket packed with things they like for their age...More like a gift basket..., You could still put the eggs in it, but just make it pretty with colors they like, and add gift cards, or Hide cash in the eggs, or hide small jewelry in the eggs, or something like that...So many ideas...And I think they would still like to (find) a surprise egg in their room or something!!!
Devon - posted on 04/02/2013
I know this is late, but y mom always did beach/summer stuff in our Easter baskets. As I got older it changed from bubbles/chalk/sandtoys to bathingsuit/towel/beach bag and even a beach chair and suntan lotions. That is what I do with my kiddos who are 16, 14, 11, and 9. I through a few of their favorite candies in there too.
Tammy - posted on 03/26/2013
Why are they too old of Easter baskets?! I love getting them and all the little surprises they hold. Also, hunting for those plastic eggs is so much fun! You can put age appropriate things in their baskets (or plastic eggs for the hunt) and use dark coloured cellophane wrap, so they can't see inside until it's time to open them.
Charity - posted on 04/06/2010
My kids are 18, 16 and 14. I got them candy but didn't go crazy. Kept it to those boxes for a buck and got their favs. As a family tradition I always get my daughter a stuffed easter bunny or monkey ..something to remember the day by. However what I cherish the most is all of us going to church and enjoying dinner afterwards and relaxation.
Melanie - posted on 04/05/2010
My kids are 12, 14 and 16. I got them an Easter bucket with some candy and will every year even they are adults. That's a tradition in our family. My children will more than likely never outgrow the candy and we've used the same Easter bucket for the last 3 years. I don't get them a lot of candy but the little bit they do get from us (they get LOTS from the rest of the family) they are pretty excited to get.
Tracy - posted on 04/01/2010
I have a 10 year old and a 15 year old, and I have given them Easter baskets every year. It's a tradition in our family. Yes, the contents of the basktets have changed over the years except for one thing; a solid chocolate bunny. I still fill their eggs with candy and gum, but then I add in other things appropriate for their current age. So this year it will be an iTunes card for their iTouch, body spray, lip gloss for my daughter, Dr. Pepper flavored lip balm for my son, maybe a necklace. Toys are still OK...my kids loved the 20 Questions electronic game, and it's small enough for their basket. My 10 year old likes Bendaroos, available at Toys R Us. And cash always works!!
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