(updated for 2023)
As kids reach their tween and teen years, we still want to make holidays fun but things that interest them change. For Easter, they may not be as interested in the jelly beans, stickers, and temporary tattoos.
Originally this post was written as Easter Egg fillers for teen boys but there shouldn’t be separate ‘boy gifts’ and ‘girl gifts’ (other than sometimes size and a few other reasons) and I have updated the post so it works for ideas for both girls and boys.
Make sure to check out these posts for more Easter ideas
- 20 Ways to make Easter FUN for tweens and teens
- 50+ ideas to make the BEST Easter basket for for Tweens and Teens
What to do if you have several kids of different ages or interests?
- Use a specific colored egg for each kid
- Hide the eggs in different parts of the yard or room in the house
- Monogram the eggs – use a paint pen or stickers to add their initials to the eggs.
What to put in plastic Easter eggs for teenagers?
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Traditional plastic eggs are small (usually 2″-2.5″) which can make it really hard to find things that fit in these eggs. There are larger-sized eggs and even some fun jumbo-sized plastic Easter eggs that will give you so many more options for filling them for the egg hunt. We use mostly the 3.5″ eggs, a few jumbo eggs, and a few golden eggs.
- 3.5″ plastic Easter Eggs
- 6″ plastic Easter eggs
- 7″ plaster Easter eggs
- 10″ plastic Easter eggs
- 3″ Golden eggs
- 4″ Golden egg
- Glow in the dark eggs – these are great for a fun night hunt and no need to fill the eggs – give prizes to the person who finds the most eggs
Make sure to check out these Easter posts:
75+ Ideas for Easter Egg Fillers for Tweens and Teens
- money (probably the most popular on this list!). Put a few high dollar amounts in a few well-hidden Golden Eggs to take the hunt to the next level.
- Easter candy – jelly beans, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, Cadbury mini eggs, foil-wrapped eggs, Hershey’s Kisses, Kinder eggs
- Scavenger hunt clues (to find the Easter basket). Make finding their basket a challenge with a series of clues hidden in the eggs which takes them egg to egg and finally their basket.
- Word scramble – write out where the basket is hidden and cut apart the letters. Put one letter in each egg and make them unscramble them to spell out where their basket is hidden.
- homemade coupons – night out with mom or dad, movies with the family, get out of chores pass
Non-candy Easter Egg fillers for tweens and teens:
- gaming card – Xbox, Roblox
- movie tickets
- Starbucks gift card
- Gift card to their favorite fast food restaurant
- gas card (if they’re driving)
- LEGO kits (split the pieces to a Lego set into several eggs)
- mini building block sets (these already come in plastic eggs)
- Lego mini figures
- Hot Wheels cars
- mini pop-it fidget toy
- magnetic marbles
- Pokemon cards
- hacky sack balls
- bouncy balls
- baseball cards
- video game mini figures – Minecraft, Pokemon, Roblox
- mini troll dolls
- Tech Deck fingerboards
- Crayola Gobbles (it’s a TikTok thing)
- Nerf darts or Rival rounds refills
- Army men
- squishy stress balls
- miniature Magic Eight Ball
- mini brain teaser puzzles
- Kinetic spinning ball
- Deck of cards
- charging cables
- portable cell phone charger
- USB thumb drive
- AirPods case cover
- Apple AirTags
- AirTag key chain
- lip balm – Jack Black lip balm, Burts Bees lip balm
- Lip Smackers
- lip gloss
- nail polish
- temporary tattoos
- mini perfumes or cologne
- mini bottles of hand sanitizer
- shower steamers
- bath bombs
- Dr. Squatch soap bars
- baseball necklace
- earrings – these packs of small earrings are popular with the teen boys
- Jibbitz for Crocs
- enamel pins
- video game socks
- crazy socks
- Stance socks
- Shell necklace
- Pura Vida bracelets (use code DANAVOLLMER20 for 20% discount)
- hair ties
- retro coin purses
And this one really depends on your family and your relationship with your teens (and their age)
Do you have any ideas to add to our list? I’m always looking for new ideas. Teen boys can be the hardest to shop for so we moms need to stick together and help each other out.
Share what you’re filling the eggs with and tag us on social media, @sweetshoppemom. We’d love to see what you come up with.
Don’t forget to check out our other Easter posts for families with teenagers: