Gift Basket Ideas for Teens

How to Make a Gift Basket for Your Teen

Fill a gift basket with items your teen will love.
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Gift baskets make awesome gifts for teens for any occasion and you can make one up yourself. Whether it's a teen's birthday, graduation gift, or a going away gift, consider filling a basket with personalized items that show you put some thought into the gift. 

Here are some gift basket ideas for teens:

  • Bath and Shower Gift Basket- This gift basket is designed for both boys and girls, with bath products they both will use. It is a very useful gift for teen athletes and those who travel. Fill it with scented soaps, face masks, calming lotions, shampoos, or a candle.
  • Retro Candy Gift Basket- Buy some fun candies that will remind your teen of his childhood. Or, look for candy from your childhood and talk to your teen about Pop Rocks and Nerds.
  • Junk Food Gift Basket-Teens are often stuck by 'a need' for junk food. The most important thing to remember with this gift basket is to know what the teen's favorite junk food is and include it. Whether you create an all chocolate gift basket, or you make a basket filled with chips, let your teen indulge on a little junk food.
  • Movie Night Gift Basket- If you still have a DVD player, give your teen a movie or two and fill the basket with the perfect food to eat during the show, like popcorn and candy. 
  • Nail Polish Gift Basket- Nail polish and grooming tools make a great little gift basket.
  • Sports Gift Basket- Create a basket filled with items from your teen's favorite sport. A baseball, athletic socks, or gifts that will remind him of his favorite pro sports team make a fun gift basket for the sports enthusiast. 
  • Gift Card Gift Basket- If you're not sure what to get a teen, a few gift cards in a basket are sure to be a hit. Gift cards to restaurants, gas cards, or a teen's favorite stores could be good options.
  • Book Lovers Gift Basket- Whether you decide to get motivational books, magic books, or fictional books, a gift basket with books are a good way to encourage a teen to read. It can also be a good option for teen's who aren't feeling well or a teen who is about to undergo a major transition, like moving away to college. 

    How to Present a Gift Basket

    There are lots of ways to create a gift basket. And it doesn't always have to be a 'basket.' Use a decorative box or wrap a box in wrapping paper. 

    There are many creative things you can use as a gift basket as well. Fill a beach tote bag with beach items or place gift cards in mason jars tied with ribbon. 

    The important thing is, have fun and make sure your teen knows that you put some thought and effort into creating a personalized gift.