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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Sherri - posted on 03/27/2010

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My boys are getting older too, 16 and 12. I'm sending them on a scavenger hunt to find their goodies. Candy of course , gift cards, baseball cards and such. Also let them make a Easter basket and give it to a child or family in need. Leave on the doorstep and run. They girls will love it.

Kirsten - posted on 03/27/2010

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shift the focus and go and help in your community - Easter is not about us, it's about what Christ did for us - so get them giving instead of getting

Maggie - posted on 03/27/2010

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my friends mom still did the egg hunt (my friends and i were around our teen years), but she would get the big eggs and put things like make up or concert tickets or gift cards or even make up her own coupon type things (use the car for a day, dinner out with mom, etc) in them so it would still be fun

Betsy - posted on 03/27/2010

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Some of these posts echoed some of my ideas (some of which depend on budget) - mani/pedis or a spa treatment together, gift cards, magazine subscriptions (InStyle might be great for your oldest daughter, for example), maybe a day of shopping for all 5 of you to pick a great outfit. I love the egg-decorating competition idea and visiting people (retirees, wounded military personnel, people who recently have lost a loved one). Depending on how much you want to spend, Tiffany's offers small round tag silver pendants ("Return to Tiffany's") for $100 which can be engraved with each girl's initials. I did that for my 3 nieces for Christmas one year and they loved them. Finally, many people would welcome the inclusion of a New International Version Bible (I always loved the baskets and fun stuff, but Easter is, after all, a religious holiday). Have a wonderful Easter, and bless you and your family.

Rebecca - posted on 03/27/2010

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My Mom still makes us baskets but instead of candy we get, Lotions, Bath stuff, socks, Hair accesories, earings ect..

Sandi - posted on 03/27/2010

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I do not like giving much candy so depending on whether they are "girlie" girls or not--I have an 8 year old girl who primps every morning. For Christmas stockings and Easter Baskets, I have been putting in things like Bath & Body Works etc. Not sure if you have a Claires Boutique or something similar--they sell trinket items such as earrings, necklaces, hair bows etc. I put that type stuff as well. Little girls are easy--my tough one is my 12 year old son!! LOL You can only have so many YU GI OH cards...

Calleagh - posted on 03/27/2010

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Here are some ideas though they may be well off the mark because i don't know your girls interests nor your price range. Activity books (crossword, jumble, kuzos, blank books for journaling, addressbooks, etc.) Klutz books makes some great books for older kids--juggling, stenciling, jewelry making and all sorts of fun activities easily explained. An easter basket could be a box, basket or pail filled with jewelry, hair supplies,toiletries, or music CDs. Burts Bees makes some gift sets for skin and hair care. You can find them at a local drugstore (CVS around here). Adding some chocolates or jelly beans with ribbons adds that Easter touch.

Simone - posted on 03/27/2010

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I have 4 children aged 21,18,9 & 7(Husband47) and the RULE is if they don't believe inthe Easter Bunny they don't get any presents. My 9 year old son told me the other day (very smuggly) that he found out that there was no Easter Bunny and he was going to tell his sister (7)I then said 'Oh well I'll have to ring the Easter bunny and tell him not to bother bringing chocolate eggs to our house'. He was mortified..... NO NO NO mummy! He then said he was only kidding, and begged me not to ring. So, every Easter I cut out hundreds of little bits of paper and dram paw prints on then. Then we buy a big bag of cotton wool. With both of these we leave them a trail to follow from their beds around the house to their basket goodies (along the way I drop a little egg here and there. This gets them excited. The cotton wool is supposed to be off The Easter Bunny's tail)
You're never to old for the Easter Bunny and if you are he just doesn't come! Even my 2 older boys love the tradition of the bunny trail.

Kathy - posted on 03/27/2010

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They've grown out of chocolate?? My mom still did easter baskets for us till about 3-4 years ago, and I'm 33 now. She'd get us a chocolate or white chocolate bunny, some chocolate eggs, maybe cream egg or kinder surprise. Believe it or not some of those little toys aren't too bad, and they have collectibles in them sometimes too (before mat leave I had one on my computer monitor)

Amy - posted on 03/27/2010

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my mom used to give me a little bit of candy and a new magazine for easter. magazines were my obsession, and now my career, and it was nice to get a new one w/o having to spend money from my part-time job.
what do the girls like to do/read/watch?

Jessica - posted on 03/27/2010

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I put together a scavenger hunt one year...using Scripture - I looked around our yard & such and then used the concordance to find Scripture verse to be used as a hint. I underlined the key word and then they had to figure out where the next hint was. Each verse/hint was placed in an Easter egg with the specific child's name on it. This had them running all over. Oh, also, the eggs were numbered so if the found an egg out of order it would mess up finding the grand prize at the end - I purchased DVD's. It took the kids about thirty minutes or so and probably took mee about an hour or so to put together. At the time, I wasn't that familiar with the Bible, that's why I relied on the back where you can look up just about any word and it will tell you what verses that word is in.

Karen - posted on 03/27/2010

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Purses, make up bags, overnight bags etc Marshalls is a great place because they have really nice things discounted. I put easter grass in the purse or whatever, throw some gum, lipgloss, hair clips, PJs and camis etc minimal candy as I have one daughter allergic to chocolate. Fow about 10 years I have been doing this for my oldest and my youngest sad she couldnt wait until the "easter bunny" started bringing her purses!!! @13 and 19 its great and now my sister does it for her 16 yr old.

Sherry - posted on 03/27/2010

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Girls these ages love grooming items, lip gloss, more grown-up clothing items or a special pair of earrings. Tomboys love roller skates, a pocket sized fishing pole or books appropriate for the age.

Linda - posted on 03/27/2010

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we make a treasure hunt with puzzel pieces at each site....then they have to put the puzzel together to find just where the Easter gift is...just simple treats or from the dollar store that sells dollar grab bags all made up....the fun is in the journey for the hunt. We also have the children decorate cup cakes or cut out sugar cookies for the family and all together it is a great time. enjoy, grandma Linda Hoch Auman

Traci - posted on 03/27/2010

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My 13 year old still loves getting an Easter basket. You could always fill it with lip gloss, activity books or doodle pads, bracelets, makeup for the older ones, candy of any kind (doesn't have to be Easter candy), panties, cute socks, basically anything you would fill a stocking with. I still give my 18 year old one and she loves it too!

Renee - posted on 03/27/2010

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I have a 16 year old, I put some candy in it then I always buy her a bathing suit for her basket and give her a gift card for the mall. She loves it!!!!

Felicia - posted on 03/27/2010

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Good morning well 1 year I had a easter basket designed just for them.....they favorite perfume, bath gel, etc. in there favorite color in placed it on the center of there bed when they wasn't home.

Stacey - posted on 03/27/2010

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For the two smaller ones, summer time fun things, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, googles for swimming. include a gift cert for put put golf or another fun activity. It gives you a chance to go and have fun with a mommy and us day.

The older two a collection of polish, remover, nail art, incude a gift cert for a manicure, If you have a local beauty college they are rather inexpencive. Another day of mommy and us. Plus you can also treat yourself. Put them in a tote to keep everthing together, add a little candy. Makes a fun time

Add disposable cameras so the girls can take pictures of all the fun.

Michelle - posted on 03/27/2010

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Yes, I do! I own an online business in fashion accessories and jewellery. I have put together some Easter baskets and bags for $29.00 + postage (Australian), and filling it with smaller eggs and about 3 pieces of jewellery items. Just put one together for a 15 yr old in Victoria, Australia. Check out my site www.fascinocollection.com.au

Dawn - posted on 03/27/2010

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My parents gave us flowers (in little pots, not cut flowers) and one medium size box of "grown up" chocolates each.

Janet - posted on 03/27/2010

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When I hinted no candy...both kids got upset. So along with chocolate bunnies they get dvd's, cd's or even a toy. I am not doing baskets this year, which will upset my 21 year old...but pretty easter gift bags will hold their goodies.

Cheril - posted on 03/27/2010

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My son is 21 years old and I still buy him stuff. My 14 year old reads, so she gave me a list of her favorite books, circling her two top choices, of course. I have a soon to be 17 year old as well. Some things that I have bought for them... make-up, ie; eye liner, cool lip gloss,hair products, ie; hair accessories, brushes, products to use with a flat iron, perfume, clothes, video games, dvds, sports items, ie; soccer ball, new glove, acessories to make them better, ie; golf chipper, basketball hoop. The list is endless. The best thing to do is have them make a list. I always tell my kids to write a lot down, not saying I will buy it, but then I have more options. Have them circle their top 3 picks. Have them go online to one of their favorite stores to get their list going, if they are having troubles getting started. Don't forget to at least buy a bunch of candy to put in a bowl for the coffee table, everyone loves a little chocolate, now and then. Good Luck and Happy Easter!!!

Susanne - posted on 03/27/2010

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Hey Liz!

Every year we have at my fathers house for easter a "competion" we hard boil eggs and the we decorate them, and the real contest is to "throw" the egg down a very little step and then the winner is, the owner of the egg, that goes the longest way! And also the pretiest egg wins a prize. Maybe you could use that, Im nearly 40 and me and my daughter thinks its very fun................

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I bought my 17 yr old step daughter a singlet (printed one) from Kmart for around $15 and a small bunny.

Ivy - posted on 03/27/2010

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Aside from gift cards and passes I would suggest accessories like earrings,bracelets, necklace, lip gloss, nail polish, make-up.... and maybe instead of using basket put it in a small purse. Claire's has a lot of cute accessories even a 17 would like and sometimes they have good sale's if you like bargain shopping. You will have fun shopping and they will like their gifts too. Good luck! :)

Rita - posted on 03/27/2010

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We still do the Easter Basket thing lol. Even have one for my hubby that looks like a jeep and i fill that with Peanut butter cups.. his fav of course. Our daughter is 28 and married with 5 children, but I always try to send her a little something. Our son is 12 and oh my gosh he gave me a mile long list for the easter bunny. I had to tell him that the Easter bunny wasnt Santa.. But we usually fill his camo basket with snacks, like granola bars, candy, somewhat limited, and some really cool toy or electronic. And for me, Hubby got me a tinkerbell basket he fills with sugar free candy and treats and usually some little collectible. It might be a fun time to start them collecting something, either coins, or postcards, stamps, figurines.. something that you can get them each easter that makes it unique to easter, and no other holiday..

Glory - posted on 03/26/2010

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STUFF HER /HIS BASKET WITH NEW BABY TOYS, BOTTLES, TEETHING RINGS,BATH ACCESSORIES, HOUSE SHOES .

Glory - posted on 03/26/2010

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u CAN DO A DIFFRENT TYPE OF BASKETS USE SOME TYPE OF CONTAINER THEY CAN USE ALL YEAR FOR STORAGE AND FILL IT UP WITH THINGS THERE INTO SUCH AS : HAIR PROD., NAIL PROD., ACCESSORIES, FLIP FLOPS MAKE UP STUFF LIKE THAT MAYBE FAV. BOOKS AND MAGS. AND WHEN THEY TAKE EVRY THING OUT THEY CAN STILL USE THE CONTAINER IT WAS IN.

Christy - posted on 03/26/2010

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Do they have hobbies? You could do mani/pedi baskets, I have a 3 year old and a 17 year old and they would both love this. You could put fingernail polish and remover, nail files, the jewels and this could be done fairly inexpensively. I am going to gardening baskets for my girls this year. I have a couple of flower pots, potting soil, gloves, seeds, and a trowel. Please let us know what you decide to do.

Erin - posted on 03/26/2010

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I "outgrew" the Easter basket, but my mom kept at it and I continued to get an Easter basket through college and then she would send me Easter items every other year (when I was older she would get me new bras/underwear which sounds corny, but it was great when I was just getting my feet off the ground). I missed the years she didn't send anything and now that I have a daughter she has started up the Easter item again. I love it. It's usually just something small that she knows I will like (and hubby too), but it's the thought behind it that matters.

All the ideas below are great.

Krystal - posted on 03/26/2010

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6 month olds don't really want anything so clothes are always good... maybe some little toys and a stuffed bunny or ducky :)

Krystal - posted on 03/26/2010

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I think an easter basket is fun for older girls but with clothes they like, electronics, make-up, gift cards.. whatever you can afford to put in them. I think like a swim suit, shorts, tank, and flip flops is fun with a little candy.

Brandi - posted on 03/26/2010

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You're NEVER too old for an easter basket!!!! lol. I would still do the easter basket (believe me as "corny" as your 17 yr. old pretends she thinks it is, she will appreciate it as she grows older). Maybe a smaller easter basket with an ipod gift card or a gift card to their favorite store. Some of their favorite perfume, or some jewelry. Easter, in my family, has never been a "production." My kids are still very young, but they get one new spring outfit (which never costs me more than 10 dollars or so) and one or two new yard toys/games (again which cost around 5-10 dollars). We hide the easter basket and they are to find it to get their gift. I will continue this tradition for as long as they are home for easter :-)) For us, easter is mostly for fun, not gifts. :-)

Sue - posted on 03/26/2010

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I've been getting the girls new swinsuits and either a new gymnastics outfit or a new toy/game for the summer we limit the candy and have since they came. Now 7 & 5 They look forward to the new swimsuit.

Dana - posted on 03/26/2010

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Maybe some candy, nail polish, flavored lip gloss. Little trinkets that all girls love.

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manicures and or pedicures! They will love it and it's something you can all do together...probably the Sat before Easter- unless some place is open on Easter Sunday...

Kimberly - posted on 03/26/2010

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My girls are 19 and 15 and my son is 9. We do a family Easter basket of candy for everyone and smaller ones for each one. I usually get them stuff they can use more than what they can eat. Posters, t- shirts, color coordinated school supplies, energy drinks I don't normally let them have, a dvd or cd and maybe a gift card for their favorite stores: Rue 21 and Hot Topic. For my son I usually add a video game. They are so happy when they get this kind of stuff and they like it better than candy. They get enough of that from the Grandparents. Plus, they get the annual Egg Hunt at my mom and dad's house. You never get too old for that!



I'm happy as long as I get the Reeses peanut butter cups and all the black jelly beans!!

Karen - posted on 03/26/2010

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This is our Easter picture from last year. You can see the wrapping from the basket in one of my daughter's hand. The girls are 14, 15, and 17 and I still prepare an Easter basket.. The contents are different..somewhat. They still get their favorite snacks (candy, gum, chips and drinks), but I now add sundresses, shorts, tops and sandals, jewelry and sunglasses. You know, stuff for the current season. Girls love new stuff whenever they get. And if all else fails, you can never go wrong with gift cards to their favorite stores and entertainment locales!

Deidra - posted on 03/26/2010

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If Easter is only about getting snacks then they are to old for it. If your family believes in the resurection and go to Church on that Sunday, they get an oufit to be proud of.

Keely - posted on 03/26/2010

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I am almost 30 and my sisters are a couple of years younger and we still get the chocolate although thankfully not so much any more. Hubby LOVE chocolate but he buys me things like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (movie), a cross pendant and sugarless chocolate.

Victoria - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have 3 daughters and I love Evelyn's idea. Last year I bought inexpensive beach bags (for the "baskets"), towels, flip-flops and water bottles, all color coded, then threw in a little candy. Very fun AND useful! :)

Debbie - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have older kids and they like getting something Easter morning--even still (15,17,19). I get something for the married kids too. I try to get small personal items, like things for their hair, books, gift cards to yogurt places. Sometimes I get swim suits and put them in a basket with sun items. Pick a theme and have fund with it!

Carmen - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have two girls, 13 and 6. I decided a couple of years ago that I was limiting the candy (none of us need it!), so I get a few special favorites and maybe/maybe not put them in eggs. I do put a basket together and include stuff like the other ladies mentioned--gift cards, DVD or movie pass. One year I got them kites. I've also done earrings, funny socks, microwave popcorn. My 13-yr old plays softball, so she may get tokens/gift certificate for the batting cages; 6 year old has been asking about riding go-karts (they are at same location). More of Easter "gifts" than basket of candy that I end up eating...!LOL

Cindy - posted on 03/26/2010

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I fill eggs with money for my older grandchildren . They love to look for them BC they know they have money in. I get baskets that they can use in there bedroom fill with deo. shampoo,cond. all kids of stuff and some candy. They love it.

Janelle - posted on 03/26/2010

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My mother always brought me and my sister our favorite music tape! These days its all about cds or dvd. My sister and I were given our favorite chocolate egg as well. What girl does'nt like chocolate, it does not matter how old you are.

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