If you are looking for a gift basket idea for a man in your life, perhaps even for Father's Day, might I suggest the Gift Bucket.I admit they can be a little corny and cliché, but sometimes a gift basket is still the best option for a personalized gift for an occasion somewhere between a simple gift card and a new car.
Recently, my big brother turned 30. Gasp! We are, like, almost adults now or something!
My brother already has pretty much anything he could want, right down to the last Tiki mask, and our family doesn't traditionally give gifts on birthdays, so I was a little out of practice finding that one perfect thing. It was too much pressure putting all of my bets on one gift.
Enter the gift basket. Tons of random things! Some he may enjoy and others he may feed to the cat, but at least I double my chance of an enjoyable gift.
Gift baskets weren't really designed to be "manly" though, so my hubby and I headed off to the hardware store to find a new solution.
Voila! The Manly Gift Bucket!
We replaced a pretty basket with a useful stainless steel bucket. Instead of ribbons, we used bungee cords, which are colorful, patterned, and perfect for tying around the bucket into a big bow. So brilliant! I wish I had thought of that ages ago.
The bucket was filled with a few of his favorite things: grilling supplies, Budweiser BBQ sauce, craft beer from Appalachian Brewing Company, moonshine jam from Naylor Wine Cellars, and tons of candy. As a home-brewer hobbyist, we knew he would enjoy the variety of good quality beer and alcohol-flavored goodies. Then to really make the gift corny, I wrote a birthday message full of puns, giving clues to what was inside the bucket.
A gift bucket can easily be customized to any hobby or interest, from sports teams, camping supplies, tools, or whatever fits in the bucket.
What's your go-to gift idea for the guys in your life that are so hard to shop for?
Happy birthday, brother! It's been a great couple of decades and I look forward to heckling you for plenty more!
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