Does any one have any ides on easter for older girls?

Liz - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 224 moms have responded )

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Does any one have any ides on what to get girls ages 7, 11,13 and 17 for easter? They have out grown the whole easter basket thing and i have no idea on what to do or what to get them....HELP!!!!!

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Wanda - posted on 03/28/2010

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My 2 girls age (10 & 19 )both like lip gloss, nail polish, bath & body travel size products that fit neatly in a colorful discount bag w/ their favorite candy... it's expensive if u hit the discount cosmetics ile @ pharmacy or wal mart.. look for coupons on bath body on line or the clearance bins in the store... total bag cost for each $15 to $25 depending on my budget I may even throw in a movie pass.

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When my girls were teenagers I would get a nice little basket or tote that they could use for their make up and stuff and get them some hair do-dads, makeup, nail polish, bath pouff, and that sort of thing to put in the basket. I usually would go to the Dollar Store since I could get everything there for $1 for each item. I had 3 girls and sometimes 4 if we had my step daughter here for Easter so going cheap was good :). I would get each basket or tote in their favorite color and they always enjoyed getting lots of new "girly" stuff.

Catrina - posted on 03/28/2010

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My daughter is really into reading, so I got her a book (the book of the new movie with Miley cirus) and she's into peace...so I got her some magnetic peace sign book page markers. Will also get her a book light. I'm also making her some t-shirts using the iron on sheets for printers...using her favorite things...Taylor Lautner, Channing Tatum, Team Jacob....lol

Wanda J - posted on 03/28/2010

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Well I am still doing basket but I am doing dvd's zhu zhu pets and the new Mermaid Barbie hope that helped.

Cindy - posted on 03/28/2010

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I started a luggage set for my girls.....one piece each year. Of course they still get a little bit of Easter chocolate and what would easter be without egg shaped gum!

JeanMarie - posted on 03/28/2010

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I have cut back on the sweets but for my 13 year old grand daughter I replace the toy trinkets with things like bath & body wash or the "bon bon" size nail polishes ,lip gloss etc..that way she still gets a basket of fun stuff.

Angie - posted on 03/28/2010

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I have four kids, a boy 16, and two girls 10 and 13. My plans are skinny jeans, well an outfit for girls, and boys, then maybe a music cd or a game, new toothbrushes, hair stuff and a lil bit of candy. No matter how old they are i still put a stuffed animal in their baskets, and still the easter bummy hides them, really good for the older ones!

Julie - posted on 03/28/2010

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Last year my daughter was 12. I just filled a basket with girly things, devotionals, and favorite candies. Even a piece of jewelry is good. A note about how special they are to you, God, and their family. Even a manicure and pedicure done by Mom is a special treat!

Kimberly - posted on 03/28/2010

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I like to get my daughter a couple of books in her basket with just a little candy. She loves them, I avoid the sugar rush and it lends to together time for us when we read then together.

Susan - posted on 03/28/2010

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Hi



I have a 13 yr old daughter and 17 yr old son. In their Easter baskets I generally get them little stuff they can use. Heres a list of some of the things I have given them in the past few yrs.



headphones for ipods etc (we seem to always loose them or break them)

USB drives

hair accessories (girls can never have enough)

their favorite candy

hockey tape (both my kids play ice hockey and always need this)

gift cards to favorite places and stores ( claires, rita's, gas station, etc)... can be for $5 or $10... especially good for the older ones.

a pair of earrings.



I try to think of the easter baskets the same way I think of their Christmas stockings...



Hope this helps.

GL and Happy Easter

Sonia - posted on 03/28/2010

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This is a great time to make it personal...nail stuff, hair stuff, lip gloss, girlie lotions, movie tickets, etc. Just think of what the girls like and run with it as long as it comes from the heart they will love it...even if its still in an easter basket :O)

Kerrie - posted on 03/28/2010

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One of my best memorable Easters when I was older was when my mom and dad hid Easter eggs all over the yard with money in them. Some only had a little bit and some had a large amount. I don't really remember how much money I walked away with but I remember how exciting it was looking for the eggs once I knew they were filled with money.

Jennifer - posted on 03/28/2010

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My mom used to put a new dress in my basket. I still remember to this day. If they are into clothes, or horses or whatever just get them a little special something. My mom sent my sister a basket in college, and forgot mine. I was ever so jealous, so its always nice to get something.

Billie - posted on 03/28/2010

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Traditionally when the kids in our family were too old for Easter baskets my sister had a scavenger hunt at her house. We all had fun the evening before making up rhyming clues. We bought the larger plastic eggs and put everything from money and candy to a new set of earbuds for an Ipod. Just little things they had asked for and were told maybe later. It was lots of fun for all of us and they still had stuff on Easter and believe me, they all started asking about the scavenger hunt well before Easter, they all looked forward toit!

Jodi - posted on 03/28/2010

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Wonderful ideas have been posted. I have done like a purse as the basket filled w/purse essentials for my daughter, I have got a baseball cap for my son turned it upside down and used that as the basket filled w/candy, gum, dvd u could put game tickets in it. My kids are 25 and 22 and I LOVE still doing baskets for them stockings at Xmas, valentines etc that is my treat as MOM

Allison - posted on 03/28/2010

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I think that it isn't the basket they've outgrown, but perhaps the jelly beans and peeps. You can put anything in a basket. Just put things in that each individual child likes. Maybe crayons and an activity book for the 7 year old if that's her thing....maybe beginner supplies for scrap booking or whatever it is you think the older ones might like. Lip gloss and nail polish or maybe some coupons for dvd rentals with some microwave popcorn packets and a coupon for her and her friends to "take over" the family room for a night. The

Tricia - posted on 03/28/2010

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Rather than a "kiddie" version of the easter basket, try giving them a new Easter Purse. My daughter gets a new purse or bag each year with gift cards or small presents from her favorite store. This year she learned knitting, so she is getting her first knitting basket!

Claire - posted on 03/28/2010

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If your daughters have a Pandora bracelet or necklace, they have just released a range of Easter charms. My sister bought me a cute little chicken hatching out of an egg!

Jan - posted on 03/28/2010

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Take them to church to learn the real meaning of Easter. Giving of ourselves as God did by giving His son, who gave His life for us. The whole Easter story can change our lives if we look into it seriously

Tonia - posted on 03/27/2010

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I have older girls too. Bathing suits and sandles to get them ready for the summer are fun. Or a basket of something that are into such as lip gloss and cosmetics. All kids love candy even the older ones.

Dena - posted on 03/27/2010

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i dont think u ever grow out of a basket..everyone likes candy no matter how old u r...im 30..but as long as i lived at home my mom got me a basket for easter..(till i was 19)...7 an 11 u can put what ever..13...17...get them some candy..an a CD..or DVD they like..i also have a friend that puts flip flops..in the basket..i have a 10..an 3 yr old boys..im putting..candy..a football..bubbles..a yo-yo..and sidewalk chalk.in there baskets this yr....last yr it was dvds an ps2 games..point is yr kids will love anything u (The easter bunny)..picks out for them..good luck an have fun with it.thats what its al about...just remember the true meaning of easter

Tennille - posted on 03/27/2010

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I have 4 girls and I have always bought a small basket with some candy and a new spring outfit. The girls love getting clothes

Julicia - posted on 03/27/2010

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Ok with the gifts, dont have to buy them anything Save the money and put it in Plastic eggs I dont care how old your kids are tell them the eggs have $ and they will hunt for them and it's great for pictures my dad did this untill we moved out and had our own kids,and Im passing on the tradition with my kids 16,12,10,4 I let the youngest go first has a minute or two, then the next child and so on at the end I give a bonus of who ever has the most eggs gets a 5 and the eggs all vary in money amount but in the end I always make sure everyone has a close amount so no one gets hurt feelings they LOVE IT or sometimes if you dont have the time to put money in the eggs Give rewards for the amount of egss found Like first place gets 15 second gets 10 and so forth but always have a bonus (golden egg) my kids have a blast every year

Leslie - posted on 03/27/2010

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T-shirts, CD's, make-up, earrings, DVD's, gift cards, lip gloss, flip flops (cute ones!), scented lotions, magazines, Beanie Babies, fingernail polish. For the 7 year-old, art supplies maybe or some Littlest Pet Shop toys or something like that. I gave Easter baskets with those types of items until my girls were almost 20. Also things like small photo frames/albums, some candy and/or gum or mints, scarves, hair accessories. Whatever small items you can put together that you can afford!

Diana - posted on 03/27/2010

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I'm filling my 11yo basket with candy still and new sandals, shirts, and messanger bag from her fav store. The messanger bag can replace her book bag and she can use it on her next trip to grandma's. If I hadn't already bought her new lip gloss I would've included that as well.

Megan - posted on 03/27/2010

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When we got older my parents still gave us Easter baskets, but they became very clever at hiding them. We had hunts for them with clues - each clue would lead us to another clue - there were riddles and we had to figure them out to get to the next one. We had to use our brains, they were really fun and there was a basket full of candy and whatever thing we were into at the time. Maybe cool hair products, or magazines, nail polish, music, etc. When we were in high school and taking spanish - they did the clues in spanish. it was a lot of fun - I think for my parents too! We always got bathing suits for Easter - it was tradition (we lived in SoCal).

Nomiki - posted on 03/27/2010

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What have gifts got to do with Easter?
We never got any thing for our kids and we have 4 of them ,we celebrate Easter by been a family and making our own biscuits and chocolates ,what we make we share.

Carrie - posted on 03/27/2010

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I try not to buy candy since I end up throwing most of it away. I like to get things that I know I am going to buy anyway for the summer. Like boogie boards, bathing suits, flip flops, cool beach chair. Good luck!

Carol - posted on 03/27/2010

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Gift cards for movies, their favorite stores, bookstores, I-tunes. Jewelry, nail polish, bath products, pretty hair accessories are some of the things I've thought of.

Meg - posted on 03/27/2010

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My daughters are 12 1/2 and 14 and they still asked for a basket of candy this year. They still like peeps and a chocolate bunny, but can't have much else due to braces. Instead this year I got them each some things for our upcoming summer vacation to the beach - a beach bag, new beach towel, stainless steel water bottle, etc. The beach bags are actually the recycled grocery totes and the water bottles help us to be green as well.

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clothes / jewellery always worked for my girls occasionally a DVD ...and it doesn't need to be expensive either, combine with chocoalte and / or flowers and you would be surprised how much they'd like it.

Meg - posted on 03/27/2010

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cd's, dvd's or games. My husband got our older girls 11 & 12 Itunes cards for Valentines Day. They also have a Wii so I buy Wii games.

Kathy - posted on 03/27/2010

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Mine's getting 2 new zhu zhu pets, panties, socks and a ball. She's 9, collects balls and loves her zhu zhu she got for Christmas. Absolutely no candy in the basket this year! She'll be excited, as the underwear and socks are designer (hanna montana, icarly, etc.) lol

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MY DAUGHTERS 11 AND I GET HER A FEW CANDIES AND CD'S OR BOOKS OR DVDS. LOTS OF DIFFERENT STUFF LIKE NAILPOLISH, HAIRSTUFF,FACIAL MASKS AND SOME THINGS SHE NEEDS LIKE A HAIRBRUSH. HOPE THIS HELPS.

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This year I am getting my 5 and 2 year old girls the fashion Barbie dolls they want - they don't really like easter egg chocolate much and i figure at least this they can keep and won't be gone in 5 minutes! I am still only spending about what I would have on Easter Eggs and am not going over the top as they will begin to think easter is Xmas! The Easter Bunny will still bring them something yummy though too! Perhaps you could still do that for your 7 year old? Your 17 year old could maybe do an easter egg hunt for the younger siblings and they might still get into it too?!?!?! The other idea would be to go out as a family say for dinner or the movies or bowling! have fun and happy easter whatever you do!! K!

Cindy - posted on 03/27/2010

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my daughter is now 26 and still is afraid i will get her a chocolate of some sort even though as your children gEt older u can and should use ur imagination the dollar store is great nail polish,new brush,bra,hidden under grass,bubbles etc CDS MAIN THING NOT SO MUCH THEY HAVE FOR OVER A MONTH and dont forget only the candy u know they love watch $$$ but always put a cross even if its medevial style or something to remind them of the greatest gift of all after all it is EASTER

Kara - posted on 03/27/2010

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Hi, I would suggest a gift card or something silly for the older one. I have a 10 (almost 11) year old daughter and she really likes those Japanese erasers (sold at Learning Express). Not sure if they are big where you live but they are a hit here. I also got her pencils that have different scents. Hope this helps!

Karen - posted on 03/27/2010

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Make them a basket anyway! My mother made them for me until I was 23 & I loved it! Some Easter candy, little gifts... jewelry, cd's, books... there are lots of things little girls like!

Christie - posted on 03/27/2010

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If you are religious, check your local paper for religious services during Holy Week. It might be interesting to attend some of the Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday or Good Friday., or Easter Sunrise services at a church other than your own. I am taking my daughter to a Palm Sunday concert at another church tomorrow where some of her friends are singing.

Even though we are not Jewish, we started doing a passover seder every year now that our children are older. If you check the paper or search on line, you will be able to find passover celebrations that you can attend (usually have to buy tickets.)

They could organize an Easter Egg hunt for the younger tykes in your family or neighborhood.

You can put different things in their baskets. For my older (even adult) kids, I will put their favorite candy, or I buy the fancy soda in bottles (comes in cool colors) and put one in their basket. (Jones soda comes in pastel colors, and Orange Crush can make a cool carrot looking thing if you package it right.) I sometimes add a video or book that has to do with Easter, Spring, or religious topic. Also I have put in flower or garden seeds.l

Your girls could do an Easter craft - there are SO many fun ideas on the web. We have advanced from the standard egg coloring to more creative options as the kids got older, including fancier dying, Pysanki (I probably didn't spell that right, but the Ukranian egg decorating...), decals, etc. Again there are a ton of ideas available.

You can make Easter bonnets (decorate straw hats) or if you are a seamstress, you can help them make dresses. Have fun evolving new traditions, but don't be afraid to keep and tweek the old! :)

Kimberley - posted on 03/27/2010

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we never did candy always a gift books a toy once a dog when she got older a watch then jewelry we also did one year hair things then make up whatever she was into at the time because I was not payin for the Dentitst's new house lol!!! We also had easter egg hunts and had little prizes in the eggs or wrote on the paper the prize # for the cousins when they came along the kids love this bubles chalk jacks just little toys but they loved the hunt and being together and helping the little ones more than the prizes. now we have scavenger hunts in the summer just for fun to keep them entertained !

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As my daughter got older I would put her favorite fruit, flavored lip gloss, hair ornaments (scunciis were always a favorite, as well as those little clips), cool socks, and she always loved the gift certificates (aeropostle, old navy, american eagle, and bed bath & beyond). Go for what they like!

Amy - posted on 03/27/2010

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I do an indoor scavenger hunt for small presents before the outdoor egg hunt- I gifts for my girls are usually spring colors of nail polish, lip gloss, earrings, ect.
Idea I just had for the egg hunt- this year, to keep things interesting, I'm going to make one egg worth $5. I'll take a picture of it a head of time, but they can't see which one is worth $5 until the hunt is over.

Mary Kate - posted on 03/27/2010

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manicures and or pedicures are always a great idea...Spa days are always so fun!

Marie - posted on 03/27/2010

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I used the colored plastic eggs and put different amounts of money in them when my sons got older. Now they are adults & talk about the fun they had finding the $$ and stealing them from each other when they weren't looking. One egg each year had a check for a little bit more than the others. That was their goal, to find that egg.
One year I even put assignements in the eggs. Like one had to set the table, another was clean the dishes after dinner, another was to help his brother choose a college and my favorite was to help me deliver "Meals on Wheels." They actually did it and laughed the whole time. They still talk about how much fun that was.

Angela - posted on 03/27/2010

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My kids are 7 and 4 and have been telling me what they want for Easter for a couple of months now (much like Christmas). I think this year the Easter Bunny will give them little treats like candy, nothing big. We'll have a nice lunch and talk about what Easter is really all about. If it is something that you believe in, you may want to try it too. Its good for all of us to have fun on holidays and also remember why we are celebrating it.

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