Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Father’s Day Gift Idea - A Favorite Things Gift Basket

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Father’s Day is right around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about getting something special for all of the fathers in your life!  Brian, my Dad, and my father-in-law are all very, very hard to buy for, so I tend to struggle at finding gifts for them.

Last year, I decided that instead of trying to find a gift for Brian, I would just make a basket of a bunch of his favorite things instead.  You can’t really go wrong with that, right?


We rarely buy lottery tickets, but B and I do love to gift them to each other and receive them as gifts, too.  We just know that one day we’re gonna hit the big one.  ;o)  I decided to make the lotto tickets the main focal point for this basket, so I arranged those in a nice little spray to stick out of the basket.  The easiest way to display those is to add a piece of floral foam to the bottom of the basket, tape the lotto tickets to some wooden skewers, and then stick the skewers into the floral foam into the bottom of your basket.


Funny story, the day I arranged this basket, I realized I didn’t have any floral foam like I thought I did, so I was desperate, and I used a couple of oranges and a banana in place of the floral foam.  Whatever works, right?  Lol.

Anyway, in addition to the lottery tickets, I also included a couple of bags of B’s favorite candies (Snickers and Peanut Butter M&Ms), a couple of new craft beers for us to try (I get him new beers for pretty much every special occasion… he has a beer cap map and we’re always looking for new caps to add to it), as well as some coins from the bank.  B collects coins, especially all of the state quarters, so sometimes I just go to the bank and buy some rolled coins to include with his gifts.  He loves to look through them and find new ones to add to his coin books.



Here are some more ideas for items to include in a favorite things basket for the dudes:

Lottery Tickets
Mini Liquor Bottles
Beer/Wine
Coins
Magazines
$5 Dairy Queen gift cards so he can treat himself to a Blizzard

And the list goes on! 

This could also easily be adapted for the ladies, too…

A few ideas:

Lottery Tickets
Beer/Wine
Books
Magazines
Lotions/sprays
Hand sanitizer

So many possibilities, y'all!  And the best part is that most of the items can be found on Amazon with that free two-day shipping!  And all the mommas said AMEN!  

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21 comments:

  1. Such a great present idea! Definitely a good idea for those that are hard to buy for.

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  2. I was just wondering about Father's day this morning!!! You must've read my mind. Great ideas!

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  3. Girl, these are such brilliant ideas, that lotto basket is so adorable and I know the guys in my family would absolutely love it! Mr. Nine often lets me keep the winnings so it’s definitely a win-win, LOL!

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  4. That's a fun idea. I love that he collects coins!

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  6. I love this idea. Totally using it for Rory!

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  7. Cute idea! All the guys in our family are so hard to buy for too (first off none of them drink alcohol which eliminates most "guy" gifts!). But I could certainly pull together a favorites basket.

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    1. Yes you could! Any kind of things they collect would be great in there!

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  8. This is such a fun idea! I will probably do something like this and let the kids pick out the items in the basket.

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  9. Hi Lindsay, I love seeing your blog and doing a link up. Might I add that Cracker Barrel's store has candy and gifts for the guys.

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  10. I love doing gift baskets! I haven't done one in a while, you just gave me a great idea for Father's Day. Sometimes I have to be careful though, I tend to go crazy when I'm picking stuff out for them!

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    1. I do, too! There are so many possibilities for something like this!

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  11. This is so cute! I love how you put things in it that he collects.

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  12. Love this idea! My husband would be totally excited for a basket full of beer and candy <3
    Green Fashionista

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