I am a little stumped this Easter. It will be a non-traditional one for us. Jess is getting too old for the egg hunt, and thank you isn't terribly interested. If there is one someplace local he might try it, but not something he would search out. I will do chocolate candy and some peeps (for me and for exploding). I got Jessie a teen book about a teen who is a werewolf (she loves this kind of thing) and I got thank you one of the Artemis Fowl books. He likes to have his own copy of books because he mangles them and feels bad if it is one the rest of us like to reread. He just gets so IN to the story he loves the book to bits. I don't want to buy a bunch of trinkets that won't be used. I have a stash of stuff I collect that is for gifts. I think Jessie will get some earrings out of that and thank you may get a potato gun. Is it typical when your kids get a bit older to get them things that don't necessarily scream EASTER, or am I being too tightwad? I don't mind getting them things, but I don't want them to be 1 day things. I want to invest the $$ on things they will actually enjoy for a while. What do the rest of you do with older kids?