Easter Baskets

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  1. dustya21

    dustya21 Michigan Red Wings Fan!!

    May 11, 2005
    I have two kids. My DS will be 15 at the end of March and my DD is going to be 11 in June.

    Getting stuff for her Easter basket it easy (nail polish, makeup, movies, candy, etc.)

    Now my son's I am stuck on. Anyone have any ideas?:confused3
  2. Taja

    Taja DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2003
    What does he enjoy doing? I'm really bad at the stuff for boys, as well. I was so happy when we added a girl to the family last year! :)
  3. jennyf2

    jennyf2 DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2007
    I was going to post a similar msg earlier. My boys are 14 & 7--I'm at a loss for my oldest, I'm not a fan of a TON of candy. So far I have some of his favorite candy & a GC to Hollywood Video.

    I'll be watching this thread for other ideas :)
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  5. bamamom

    bamamom DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2005
    Itunes card, cologne from Aeropostale, abercrombie etc.., movie tickets, CDs, baseball cap from favorite team, Fast food gift cards, favorite clothing store giftcard, swimtrunks, if he fishes ... fishing gear.
  6. labgeek

    labgeek Mouseketeer

    Jan 20, 2008
    My son's basket is worked around what he likes to do. He's getting a "fanny pack" tackle belt for fishing in the river, an archery hat, and some new batting gloves. Stuff he'll use and I usually say no too. I am putting fishing worms and stuff in his eggs!
  7. tmatthews

    tmatthews Momof3

    Jan 11, 2005
    I always have the same problem...dd16 which I could buy things forever for and then a preschooler who is so easy to please......then ds13!!!! he is very hard to buy for. In Easter baskets this year are disney dollars, chocolate bunny, gum, then I am stuck......thinking batting gloves, disposable camera for trip.....??????? he too likes shower gel, deodorant, gel for hair....
  8. rileyroosmom

    rileyroosmom DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2004
    My ds14 basket has a chocolate bunny, his favorite gum and a few pieces of his favorite candy. A movie, a cd, a tshirt and cash.
  9. cheriemek

    cheriemek Mouseketeer

    Jul 30, 2004
    CANDY !!!!!!!:cool1:
  10. daisyduck123

    daisyduck123 <font color=green>I just love those parmesan mashe

    Aug 18, 2005
    My DS10 won't be getting ANY candy in his basket, because he hates the stuff. Well, I shouldn't say "hate". To hate something, you have to try it...and he never has. Nope...never even tried an M & M.

    He's getting a new Nintendo DS game, a Nerf gun set, & some Lego.

    He & DD are getting the Wii game "American Idol" to share.
  11. juliana_sd

    juliana_sd DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2008
    Just candy here :confused3 I think my mom got a DVD to stick in there for him.

    When I was a kid we almost always got cute socks; I don't remember what my brother got. One year out of the blue we each got $50 and about fell on the floor!!
  12. Bearvet

    Bearvet DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2004
    I have 3 teen DS - ages 13, 15 and 19 - it sure is tough to find things for them. Besides candy and gum here's what I have:
    DS13: Scrubs season 1 DVD, 2 DVDs (music), 2 CDs, 1 Best Buy GC, 1 T-shirt (UFC)

    DS15: Scrubs season 2 DVD, 2 music DVDs, 2 CDs, 1 Best Buy GC, 1 T-shirt (Under Armor)

    DS19: Will probably give him cash - about the total of what the other boys are getting. He's a poor college student now, so cash is best.

    They've all just had birthdays recently too, which makes it even harder (Feb 28, March 6 and March 19). It was so much easier when I could buy toys for the sandbox!

    I'd recommend gift cards - sports store, electronics, movie theater, etc. Maybe a new T-shirt (I rarely buy DS15 Under Armor for no reason since it's so expensive, so he'll be thrilled!). The video games they're into now are each $60, so I figured they could put the Best Buy GC toward one if they want. Good luck!
  13. dustya21

    dustya21 Michigan Red Wings Fan!!

    May 11, 2005
    Thanks for all the great ideas. I know for sure we'll get him a playstation 2 game. And I thought about the cologne (more AXE cologne, YIKES!!) He loves that stuff!! :laughing: He is all about sports, so I'll get the batting gloves for baseball he's been eyeing in EastBay. He'll get his use out of those for sure. He plays High School baseball and on a travel team in the summer. And candy, of course candy!!

    Hope everyone has a great Easter. :flower3:

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