60 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids of All Ages

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Come springtime, the season promises us a host of good things. More sun, warmer weather, a school break and Easter. For many, it’s a time to gather with friends and family, tuck into an Easter brunch, decorate eggs and go on a candy hunt. And we can’t forget the Easter basket, laden with sweets. One thing that’s not so fun, however? The inevitable sugar crash your kid gets after wolfing down one too many marshmallow chicks. As such, you’d be wise to consider some non-candy Easter basket ideas this year.

Below are 60 picks for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary schoolers, tweens and teens that are sure to delight—without the sugar high. From swimsuits (a PureWow editor favorite) to crafts, journals, accessories and makeup, our non-candy Easter basket ideas will have the kids saying, “candy, who?”.

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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

For Frozen Fanatics

1. Lego Frozen Ice Castle


  • Why We Love It: easy build, helps develop fine motor skills, Disney favorite
  • Recommended Age: 2+

PureWow’s Director of Audience Development Mary Rogers loves gifting her nieces and nephews Lego sets at Easter, sharing that it’s a fun after-brunch activity to do together. Kids are sure to love this Frozen-themed set, complete with Olaf, Elsa and Anna figurines and multicolored lights.

For the Youngest Lego Builders

2. Lego Lightning McQueen and Mater Car Wash


  • Why We Love It: helps develop fine motor skills, interactive
  • Recommended Age: 2+

For children who love cars (and need less pieces—this one has 29 versus 59 in the Frozen set), they’ll get a kick out of taking Lighting and Mater to the car wash. The kit for littles includes a spinning turn table and moveable washing arm. And if McQueen gets stuck, Mater can always tow him out.

For Bath Time Fun

3. Tubby Todd Spring Collection

Tubby Todd

  • Why We Love It: gluten and dairy free, formulated for sensitive skin
  • Recommended Age: 0+

Here’s a non-candy Easter basket idea that both parent and child will appreciate. The Tubby Spring Collection features pear, freesia, magnolia and vanilla for a delicious, fresh hair/body wash, bubble bath and lotion. Bath time has never smelled better.

For the Sweet-Tooth

4. Slumberkins Kale Mini


  • Why We Love It: machine washable, hypoallergenic fiberfill
  • Recommended Age: 2+

Managing Editor Catrina Yohay’s nephew loves Slumberkins, which makes a line of adorable plushies. Gift the baby or toddler in your life a spring-themed stuffed animal for Easter— like this adorable Peep. Perfect for the little sweet-tooth in your life.

The Ball Every Parent Will Allow in the House

5. Ollyball


  • Why We Love It: lightweight, can be used indoors and outdoors, customizable
  • Recommended Age: 2+

Rachel Gulmi, Operations Director for Branded Content at PureWow, says that she recently bought her 18-month-old an Ollyball after he played with her nephews and loved it. “It’s an indoor play ball (kind of like throwing around a balloon) so there's no risk of breaking anything. You can also color it in with markers!”

Most on-Theme Stuffy

6. Cuddle + Kind Bunny Plush

cuddle + kind

  • Why We Love It: fairtrade, social impact, handcrafted, award-winning
  • Recommended Age: 2+

Your kid will love how soft this plush bunny is while parents can appreciate that it has won Oppenheim Toy Portfolio’s Platinum Award for Best Toy three years in a row. The stuffed animals are hand-made in Peru by women artisans and if you buy one, your purchase provides 10 meals to children in need.

For Babies and Toddlers Alike

7. Melissa & Doug Easter Board Book

Melissa & Doug

  • Why We Love It: holiday-themed, encourages sensory development, helps develop fine motor skills
  • Recommended Age: 1+

Even the youngest kids of the bunch can take part in an Easter egg hunt with this interactive board book. Over 10 pages, they’ll explore different sounds and textures with springtime illustrations.

Sweetest Baby Toy

8. Melissa & Doug Bubble Tea Toy

Melissa & Doug

  • Why We Love It: helps baby explore different sounds and textures, portable
  • Recommended Age: 3 months+

This tasty bubble tea plush toy has five multi-textured pieces for a baby to explore. From the plush cup and whipped cream to the bell and mirror, the toy can be clipped to a stroller, car seat or diaper bag for easy entertainment.

For the Ultimate Playdate

9. Good Banana Rainbow Bubble Machine

Good Banana

  • Why We Love It: cordless, portable, comes with bubble solution 
  • Recommended Age: 2+

We have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t love bubbles. Pop this in the diaper bag to tote to the park, set it out on the back patio or bring it to a play date for guaranteed entertainment—with little effort on the caregiver’s part. The bubble machine turns on with the press of a button and comes with two bottles of pre-made bubble solution.

Squishiest Stuffed Animal

10. Arelux Pig Stuffed Animal


  • Why We Love It: machine washable, no hard objects
  • Recommended Age: 2+

This one is super squishy, super comfy and guaranteed to become a favorite plushie. The company makes many different stuffed animals, so if the pig won’t do, then maybe the hamster, bunny, dog or duck will please instead. The toys are machine washable and come in various sizes, from small to large.

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For Minimal-Mess Easter Decorations

11. EggMazing Easter Egg Decorator Kit


  • Why We Love It: quick drying, non-toxic markers
  • Recommended Age: 3+

Kiddos as young as three can participate in the Easter festivities with this Easter egg decorating kit. Opting for eight markers instead of dyes will minimize the mess, and the eggs are neatly contained in the EggMazing spinner, making it easy for kids to decorate without a runaway egg.

For On-the Go Playtime

12. Bluey Aqua Art Pad

Horizon Group USA

  • Why We Love It: mess-free, just use water
  • Recommended Age: 3+

Australian heeler dog Bluey has won fans across age ranges, and kids are sure to love this activity book filled with prompts and activities to keep them occupied for an afternoon (or a car ride). These books are a hit with Assistant News & Entertainment Editor Joel Calfee’s nieces, whose parents also appreciate that it’s mess-free: this water-reveal activity keeps all color confined to the book. Plus, it’s reusable. Once the colors fade, kids can go over art sheets again for another round of fun.

For Easter Storytime

13. Bluey: Easter Paperback

Penguin Young Readers

  • Why We Love It: shows kids how to participate in the activity, budget-friendly gift
  • Recommended Age: 3+

Read this book right before your own Easter egg hunt to inspire the kiddos (and let Bluey show them the ropes on how it’s done). Will Bluey and Bingo successfully find the Easter Bunny? Guess you’ll have to find out.

Great Travel Activity

14. Stephen Joseph Magnetic Dress Up Doll

Stephen Joseph

  • Why We Love It: portable, great for imaginative play
  • Recommended Age: 4+

Indulge a budding ballerina’s imagination with this magnetic dress-up doll that comes in a portable box. Over 40 magnets ensure hours of fun, and other sets will give kids the option of playing dinosaurs, lions, sharks, alligators, princesses and unicorns.

For Stress Relief

15. Crazy Aaron’s Putty

Crazy Aaron

  • Why We Love It: mess-free, doesn’t dry out, sensory activity
  • Recommended Age: 3+

Executive Editor Alexia Dellner recommends Crazy Aaron’s Liquid Glass Thinking Putty, which entertains kids as young as 3 years old. It comes in myriad colors, doesn’t dry out and can be sculpted, squeezed and torn—all to be safely (and neatly) stowed back in its tin when playtime is over. “I also kind of love this for myself,” she adds. “It’s so soothing to play with!”

For the Budding Puzzle Enthusiast

16. Stephen Joseph Bunny Jigsaw Puzzle

Stephen Joseph

  • Why We Love It: holiday-themed, teaches concentration and dexterity
  • Recommended Age: 3+

A bunny jigsaw puzzle is a fun addition to an Easter basket, but there are also options for a dinosaur, unicorn and Dalmatians if the kid in question prefers something else. The 40-piece puzzles are great for kids aged 3 to 5, and will help teach concentration, patience and dexterity.

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Elementary Schoolers

For Edible Crafting Entertainment

17. CRAFTin DIY Easter Pails


  • Why We Love It: customizable, paint by number
  • Recommended Age: 5+

It’s never been easier to stage an Easter egg hunt. Break out these DIY pails and let the kids spend part of the afternoon decorating to their hearts’ content. The kits come with chocolate eggs, which you can hide for the hunt later. Each pail has a paint-by-number guide, eight acrylic paint colors and two paint brushes so kids can unlock their inner artist.

Mess-Free Summer Fun

18. Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand

  • Why We Love It: easy clean up, great sensory activity, no mess
  • Recommended Age: 3+

Kids will love playing with kinetic sand, which magically sticks to itself and can be formed into all sorts of shapes. Now they can build that sandcastle without having to leave the house.

For the Mini Fashionista

19. Boden Puff Sleeve Swimsuit


  • Why We Love It: cute design, made from recycled materials
  • Recommended Age: 6+

Several PureWow editors have fond memories of getting a new swimsuit in their Easter baskets as kids in anticipation of warmer weather and beach vacations. This colorful little number is machine washable, fully lined and has a stylish square neckline and puffy ruched sleeves to dress up the simple silhouette. Save 20 percent with the code H3K9.

For the Beach Babe

20. Boden Swim Shorts


  • Why We Love It: nine designs to choose from, made from recycled materials
  • Recommended Age: 6+

Let’s just say we think kids will go bananas for these fun swim shorts, which come in nine different patterns, including watermelon, sharks, whales, turtles and sailboats. Machine washable, lined and made from recycled materials, these swim trunks will have your kid ready for a summer of fun in the sand. Plus, you can save 20 percent with the code H3K9.

For the Future Veterinarian

21. Lego Creator Dog Set


  • Why We Love It: build seven different breeds from 475 Lego pieces, teaches concentration and dexterity
  • Recommended Age: 7+

Maybe a real puppy isn’t in the cards, but these adorable Lego dogs sure do give an actual one a run for the money. Beagle? Poodle? Schnauzer? Pug? Kids will be able to build seven different dogs to play with, and the pups come with accessories, including a bowl, bone, ball and toy Easter bunny. So, you know, it’s almost like having the real thing. 

Ultimate Goody Bag Swag

22. Metker Kids’ Temporary Tattoos


  • Why We Love It: 90 sheets, waterproof, quick application
  • Recommended Age: 5+

Your kid will be the life of the party when they pull this temporary tattoo mega-pack out of their Easter basket. Designs include hearts, crowns, rainbows, food and animals that adhere to a variety of surfaces, including skin, glass and plastic. Tattoos apply in 15 seconds and last four to six days for maximum fun with little effort.

Snuggliest Stuffed Animal

23. Jellycat Bunny Stuffed Animal


  • Why We Love It: wide variety of animals in multiple colors, super soft
  • Recommended Age: 5+

Editorial Assistant Delia Curtis says that Jellycat plushies were always a hit at a gift shop they used to work at. “Their Blossom Bunnies are a hit every time. We used to sell these like hotcakes.” Kids will love the super-soft material, unconventional animals (octopus, anyone?) and size (12 inches) that makes it perfect for snuggling at bedtime.

Engaging Screen-free Activity

24. Melissa & Doug Butterfly Craft Kit

Melissa & Doug

  • Why We Love It: easy to set up, screen-free, customizable
  • Recommended Age: 5+

Reviewers love this butterfly craft kit, noting that it’s a hit with youngsters and easy to set up and clean up. Each kit comes with four magnets, paint, gem stickers and glitter glue so each artist can personalize their magnet.

For the Nostalgic Parent

25. Ty Easter Bunny Beanie Baby


  • Why We Love It: holiday-themed, pint-sized, portable
  • Recommended Age: 5+

With big doe eyes, glittery ears and rainbow fur, this Easter bunny is anything but conventional, and we’re sure kids will be delighted to find it in their Easter basket.

The Art Project You’ll Actually Want to Keep

26. Melissa & Doug Butterfly Stained Glass Kit

Melissa & Doug

  • Why We Love It: easy to set up, screen-free, home decor
  • Recommended Age: 5+

This easy peel-and-stick stained glass activity is safe for kids—no individual assembly of glass required. The kit includes a sticker that will challenge them to match the correct shapes to the glass frame. The end result is a beautiful suncatcher they can hang from a window.

For the Future Gardener

27. Miracle GRO Root Viewer

Creative Kids

  • Why We Love It: educational, hands-on activity
  • Recommended Age: 8+

Part science experiment, part garden, this root-viewing planter box will teach kids about gardening basics, plus how to care for a plant. (Good training for a puppy, perhaps?) In the box, you’ll find U.S.-sourced seeds, organic soil, drain tray, planter, sticker sheet and easy instructions that’ll get them up and running in no time.

Cutest Spring Hair Accessory

28. Madewell Mini Claw Hair Clips


  • Why We Love It: cute spring colors, ideal size for little hands and heads
  • Recommended Age: 7+

They might not be ‘90s kids but they can rock the claw clips just like mom. The set of three comes in pink, brown and green—an ode to spring. A dainty compliment to the new Easter dress.

Sweetest Surprise-and-Delight Toy

29. L.O.L. Surprise Loves Mini Sweets Peeps Doll

MGA Entertainment

  • Why We Love It: Peeps branding is on-theme for Easter; kids love unwrapping surprises inside, encourages imaginative play
  • Recommended Age: 4+

C'mon, you're already putting Peeps in their Easter baskets, so why not round out the look with a matching L.O.L. Doll? Each compact ball comes with a full outfit, water bottle, purse and accessory, giving kids plenty to play with long after their egg hunt (and the subsequent sugar rush) have ended.

For Simple Outdoor Summer Fun

30. Mint’s Colorful Life Delta Kite

Mint's Colorful Life

  • Why We Love It: five styles to choose from, great for beginners
  • Recommended Age: 8+

Shake off the Easter brunch food comma by taking the kids to the park to fly a kite. This one comes in five colors and is easy for a beginner to control.

For Minecraft Gamers

31. Minecraft Plush Toy


  • Why We Love It: squishable Minecraft characters come to life, encourages screen-free play
  • Recommended Age: 7+

Get your tween off the screen and into the world of make believe with a variety of Minecraft stuffed animals. Up for grabs are a parrot, dragon, creeper, Enderman and baby pig. They’re great as bedroom accents or for an afternoon of playing make-believe.

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Tweens

For a Quick Color Fix

32. Hally Shade Stix


  • Why We Love It: fun, temporary color for all hair types, easy to apply and wash off
  • Recommended Age: 9+

So your tween wants to sport green hair today? That’s a can-do with Hally’s Shade Stix. The hair colors are easy to apply, so kids can probably do it themselves with a little supervision. It’ll last just a day (in case green is a regret) and wash out with one shampoo.

For the Fashionista in Training

33. Boden Broderie Swimsuit


  • Why We Love It: bold color block, made from recycled materials
  • Recommended Age: 9+

Pulling this out of the Easter basket will have your tween eager to hit the beach with her friends. While this pretty number is available for ages 2 to 14, we think the tween in your life will especially appreciate the dainty broderie ruffled neckline and bold color choices.

Amazon Favorite

34. MaaMgic Swim Trunks


  • Why We Love It: 42 colors, blocks most UV rays, quick-dry fabric
  • Recommended Age: 9+

With an average of five stars on nearly 10,000 reviews, these swim trunks are sure to be a hit. They also double as board shorts for all-day wear from the beach to the boardwalk. Additionally, the company claims that each pair has an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 50+, meaning it will block up to 90 percent of UV rays. Goodbye, sunburn.

For the Aspiring Makeup Artist

35. Petite ‘n Pretty Gift Set

Petite 'n Pretty

  • Why We Love It: entry-level makeup for beginners, products made for petite features
  • Recommended Age: 11+

If a tween in your life is starting to riffle through the grown-ups' makeup cabinets, it’s time to gift them their own. Enter Petite ‘n Pretty, a makeup company designed for tweens starting their beauty journeys. The gift set includes lip gloss, eye shadow, skin care essentials and a cute bag to store it all away. The products are certified vegan and gluten, nut, paraben and phthalate free.

Quick and Easy Sun Protection

36. Larkly Powder Sunscreen


  • Why We Love It: portable, easy application, refillable
  • Recommended Age: 11+

Sunscreen is an essential no matter your age, and Larkly’s refillable powdered SPF 30 makes reapplication quick and fun. It’s got green tea extract, black licorice root and resveratrol in a hypoallergenic formula that’s free of parabens, sulfate, silicone and phthalates. As someone who hates sunscreen, I love the effortless feel of the powder and the fact that I don’t have to touch my face to reapply. Bonus: it fits perfectly in any handbag or backpack, is refillable and environmentally friendly.

Most Kid-Friendly Manicure

37. Olive & June Press-On Nails

Olive & June

  • Why We Love It: easy to apply, made from recycled materials, non-damaging glue
  • Recommended Age: 11+

Your tween will be delighted to step into spring with a fresh mani, and Olive & June press-ons make it neat and easy to spruce up those nails. The kit includes 21 sizes and 42 nails for the best fit and promises to last up to a week. To remove them, simply soak nails in warm soapy water or acetone.

Most Relaxing Gift

38. LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs


  • Why We Love It: individually wrapped, no stain, moisturizing
  • Recommended Age: 9+

These handmade bath bombs come in a mega set of 12—perfect for dispersing among many an Easter basket. Each one is loaded with shea and cocoa butter, and scents include black raspberry vanilla, strawberry-kiwi, lemongrass green tea and Victorian rose. Coloring is skin-safe and won’t stain the tub.

For Sport Lovers

39. Pickleball Set


  • Why We Love It: good for beginners, one size fits all, comes with carrying bag and towels
  • Recommended Age: 9+

There’s no denying it: pickleball is having a moment as America’s new national pastime. Putting a set in this year’s Easter basket will spell fun for the whole family. This one includes four paddles and balls, a storage bag and towels. If you (and your kids) are serious about your game, you can upgrade to fiberglass paddles, which the company promises will provide a lightweight feel with great spin.

Grooviest Gift

40. JajaHoho Roller Skates


  • Why We Love It: unisex, good for beginners
  • Recommended Age: 9+

Roller skating took off in 2020, and now’s a time as good as any to introduce your tweens if the bug hasn’t bitten them yet. You’ll be setting them up for many a weekend evening at the rink with friends. These boots are affordable, unisex and a great option for beginners to skate indoors or out.

For Teaching Self-Care

41. Tweens Growth and Mindset Journal

Adventures of Pookie

  • Why We Love It: teaches mindfulness, encourages gratitude and positivity
  • Recommended Age: 10+

It’s never too early to introduce kids to the concept of mindfulness, and being a tween means entering a time of transition. The teenage years are on the horizon, they’re entering middle school and leaving childhood behind. This journal will encourage them to reflect, dream and practice gratitude in what can be a turbulent period of growing up.

For the Crafting Enthusiast

42. GirlZone Scrapbook Kit


  • Why We Love It: crafting activity that can be done independently, encourages creativity
  • Recommended Age: 10+

If your tween in question already has an instant camera, gifting a scrapbooking kit is a great way to put all those pictures to good use. In the box is everything they need for an ultimate crafting afternoon, from a photo album to punchouts, frame cards, washi tape, sequins and wave stickers.  

For the Rubik’s Cube Fanatic

43. Coolzon Speed Cube Set


  • Why We Love It: multiple shapes, portable
  • Recommended Age: 11+

This Rubik’s cube set is a hit with kids and adults alike: just peek at the 6,200 reviews that gave this set an average rating of 4.5 stars. Buyers have lauded it as an excellent alternative to screen time that provided a good challenge and friendly competition between kids, who enjoyed the non-traditional shapes.

For the Linguist

44. Wordle: The Party Game


  • Why We Love It: builds vocabulary, fosters problem-solving and strategic thinking
  • Recommended Age: 12+

The word puzzle that accidentally took the internet by a storm is now a party game. If you have a word aficionado or puzzle lover in the family, they’ll enjoy trying their hand. In the box are dry-erase boards, markers and letter tiles.  

For the Adventurer

45. Victorinox Swiss Army Knife


  • Why We Love It: comes in 16 colors, multiple accessories
  • Recommended Age: 10+

For the budding scout in the family, a Swiss army knife is basically a rite of passage. The classic tool comes in myriad colors, from bright pink to lime green and cobalt blue, offering up the standard functions: scissors, knife, nail file, screwdriver, key ring, toothpick and tweezers. With this, they’re ready for that summer camping trip.

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens

Most Practical

46. Nomadix Towel


  • Why We Love It: made from recycled materials, quick-dry, super absorbent
  • Recommended Age: 13+

Billed as the only towel you’ll ever need, the Nomadix multi-purpose towel does promise a whole lot: drying four times faster than traditional terry towels; sand, funk and pet hair resistant; absorbs four times its weight; repurposes 30 plastic water bottles. Quite a few of our editors recall receiving a new beach towel in their Easter baskets, so if you’re going to throw one in, make it this one.

For the Beach Bum

47. Deux Mains Men’s Flip Flops

Deux Mains

  • Why We Love It: handcrafted from repurposed tires, ethical production, neutral design
  • Recommended Age: 16+

With summer vacation on the horizon, your teen will appreciate these well-made flip flops that are a cut above the flimsy rubber discount store variety. Each pair has a recycled rubber sole and is made from sustainably sourced leather in Haiti and produced in a women-owned, solar-powered factory. There’s also a quality guarantee.

Comfiest Women’s Flip Flops

48. Rainbow Women’s Flip Flops


  • Why We Love It: memory foam arch support, quality guaranteed, recycling program
  • Recommended Age: 15+

Rainbow flip flops are popular for a reason. With unparallelled arch support and sturdy construction, it’s no wonder these are a summertime favorite. The company also has a cool recycling initiative. If you decide to retire a pair, you can send them back to the company, which will repair and donate them to people in need.

For the Perfect at-Home Manicure

49. Olive & June Manicure System

Olive & June

  • Why We Love It: multiple accessories, variety of colors
  • Recommended Age: 14+

The well-loved manicure system from Olive & June has everything your teenager needs to create salon-worthy nails: cuticle and foot serum; clippers, a file and buffer; and a durable topcoat, among other goodies. Choose anywhere between one and six nail polishes to include or go for the seasonal collections.

Great Alternative Easter Basket

50. Made Trade Handwoven Tote

Made Trade

  • Why We Love It: handcrafted from sustainable materials, can become a beach or everyday tote after Easter
  • Recommended Age: 14+

Looking for a twist on the conventional Easter pail or basket? Gift your teen goodies in this Made Trade handwoven palm leaf tote. They’ll be carrying it around all summer long. The bag is made by Mexican artisans and the structured shape will keep items from spilling out when set down.

For Fashion-Forward Teens

51. Kate Spade Sunglasses

Kate Spade

  • Why We Love It: retro cat-eye design, two colorways, lightweight
  • Recommended Age: 16+

Summer is coming, and you can make sure your teen kicks off the season in style with this retro pair of Kate Spade sunnies, guaranteed to earn squeals of delight. The glasses are one-size-fits all and come in white and blue.

High Quality Everyday Jewelry

52. Mejuri Stacker Ring


  • Why We Love It: comes in gold or silver, simple design, great pick for first “serious” jewelry piece
  • Recommended Age: 16+

Jewelry can be expensive, but this stacked ring from Mejuri checks all the boxes: affordable price point, classy design—it’s an ideal first piece of “serious” jewelry to gift a teenager (and will teach them to care for something valuable).

For Keeping Keys Organized in Style

53. Kate Spade Tulip Key Fob

Kate Spade

  • Why We Love It: brings a pop of color to key rings, larger size makes it easy to fish out of bag
  • Recommended Age: 14+

House key, car keys, hand sanitizer—it’s hard to keep everything organized and consolidated. This cute, leather spring tulip key fob is a fashionable way to keep it all together with a burst of color.

For Rihanna Fans

54. Fenty Beauty Semi-Matte Lipstick

Fenty Beauty

  • Why We Love It: hyaluronic acid for plumping, Vitamins C and E for conditioning
  • Recommended Age: 16+

Every gal (or guy) needs an emergency (mini) tube of lipstick in their bag for the last-minute touch up. Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty’s semi-matte duo has a high-pigment formula packed with hyaluronic acid and Vitamins C and E. The bullet design, inspired by the singer’s cupid’s bow, promises easy application.

The Mask Our Beauty Editor Swears By

55. Mediheal Korean Sheet Mask


  • Why We Love It: nourishing ingredients, editor favorite
  • Recommended Age: 14+

Give your teen a spa day with Beauty Director Jenny Jin’s favorite mask. Dubbed Korea’s top sheet mask, Jin says, “When the weather is changing or I haven’t slept well and my face looks like a desiccated prune, there is only one thing that provides immediate relief to my dry, lackluster skin.” The mask promises to smooth, hydrate, treat blemishes and promote skin cell renewal. Sounds like relief to acne-ridden teenage skin.

Grooviest Accessory

56. Madewell Floral Hair Pins


  • Why We Love It: retro design, comes in pack of four
  • Recommended Age: 13+

Spring has sprung with these cute floral bobby pins that’ll take your teen right back to the ‘70s. The four-pack features two gold-plated flower pins and dot pins that’ll give the everyday hairdo something extra special.

For the Earring Aficionado

57. Mejuri Topaz Studs


  • Why We Love It: responsibly sourced 18k gold, simple design
  • Recommended Age: 16+

Buyers are raving: these earrings are an elegant way to dress up a casual outfit, and the quality is exceptional for the price. The earrings feature gold vermeil, a thick layer of 18k gold over sterling silver, set with a beautiful topaz stone.

Nicest Smelling Hand Sanitizer

58. Evolve Together Hand Sanitizer

Evolve Together

  • Why We Love It: refillable, plant-based
  • Recommended Age: 13+

Lemon, bergamot and sandalwood come together to create a refreshing hand sanitizer that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria. The plant-based solution contains 100 sprays per refill (six are included in the pack) and are lightly perfumed with essential oils. It’s also the winner of the 2022 Women’s Health Beauty Awards and Men’s Health Grooming Awards.

For Big Dreamers

59. Big Life Journal

Big LIfe Journal

  • Why We Love It: guided prompts encourage goal setting, reflection and gratitude
  • Recommended Age: 11+

High school comes with plenty of ups and downs with the future on the horizon. This 160-page journal, filled with prompts and goal planners, will help your teen dream big; organize and achieve their goals and encourage them to explore new interests.

The All-in-One Beauty Buy

60. Evolve Together Lip Balm

Evolve Together

  • Why We Love It: biodegradable paper container, travel sized, multi-use
  • Recommended Age: 14+

With a gentle lavender, chamomile and vanilla scent, this lip balm does it all: restores chapped lips, tames flyaways, moisturizes cuticles and cheeks. Coconut oil, shea and jojoba oil create a rich formula that is designed to hydrate, soothe and moisturize.

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