Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fathers Day Gift Basket Ideas

Father's Day is quickly approaching, and that means it's time to start thinking about what we are going to do for the most important men in our life. This year I want to create something very personal for both my dad and my husband. I've decided to make them each a personalized gift basket. Everyone loves a basket full of their favorite things right?!? I've gathered a list of  different theme baskets along with suggested basket fillers (and pictures too) so you'll have plenty of ideas to be inspired by!
  • The Golfer - Fill with golf tees, golf balls (my husbands favorites are Pro V1), GPS/Rangefinder, golf socks, golf hat, polo shirt, golf headcover, golf towels, and training books/DVD's.
  • The Avid Fisherman - Consider purchasing a new tackle box and filling it full of goodies such as fishing line, a spare reel, weights, a variety of lures, hand sanitizer, band aids, and a new fishfinder.
  • The Grill Master -  Options are endless for the grill loving men in our life. You can load this basket up with new grilling tools, a grill cover, marinades, seasoning, a spray bottle, and a gift card to the local meat market.
  • The Movie Buff - The Dollar Tree has been selling these adorable popcorn containers for the past several months, so I would definitely recommend using that as the basket itself. You can fill the container with microwavable popcorn, "movie" candy (also available at The Dollar Tree), his favorite DVD's/BlueRays, a gift card to the movie theatre, slippers, a blanket and his favorite drink.
  •  The Man Who Loves His Cocktails - Purchase him a new cooler and fill it with a variety of liquor, beer and drink mixes. Don't forget to include drink stirrers, shot glasses and drinking glasses as well.

  • The Food Lover - My favorite store to shop for the items in this basket would have to be The Andersons. They have an endless selection of fresh meats and premade/prepackaged salads and snacks. They have an endless selection of just about anything you can imagine. Fill this basket with salami, pepperoni, beef jerky, a variety of cheeses, chips, etc. Imagine creating your very own "Hickory Farms" creation.
  • The Icecream Addict - This is my husband in a nutshell! Fill a basket full of his favorite icecreams, sprinkles, candy toppers, hot fudge, caramel, peanut butter topping, strawberry topping, whipped cream, icecream cones (regular, sugar, waffle), and new sundae bowls!!

  • The Gamer -  You can fill this basket with a new controller, games, headset,  and his favorite gaming drinks and snacks.

So tell me, what do you have planned for the important men in your life?
Thanks for reading!