Store-bought Father’s Day gift baskets are very popular, yet can be very expensive. You can easily make a Father’s Day gift basket yourself for the fraction of what it would cost to buy one. If you expend a little time and creative effort, you can create a homemade Father’s Day gift basket that’s sure to please him.
Homemade Father’s Day Golf Gift Basket
Get a small, soft-sided cooler in the shape of a golf bag. Place a package of golf balls and some golf tees inside the cooler. Also find a golf-themed travel mug to include in the Father’s Day gift basket. Then add some goodies such as packages of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, small packages of snacks such as chips, pretzels or trail mix, some gourmet cookies and some bottled water. Your gifts will help to ensure that he’ll have everything he needs when he goes out to the golf course.
Homemade Father’s Day Beer Gift Basket
Get a sturdy steel bucket with a handle. Inside the bucket, place some glass bottles of beers you know he loves. If he likes imported beers, consider getting bottles of Guiness, Heineken, Amber Bock, Amstel, Corona or Red Stripe. If he likes domestic beers, get bottles of Budweiser, Samuel Adams, Coors or Miller, depending on his personal tastes. If he’s watching his weight, consider including some light beers in the Father’s Day gift basket. However, check his fridge first to see if he drinks light beer. Include some salty snacks such as gourmet cheese, nuts, pretzels, chips, salsa, cheese dip or crackers.
Homemade Father’s Day Cookie Gift Basket
Select a wicker basket in masculine or neutral colors. Bake up a batch of your father’s favorite cookies. For added interest, make sugar cookies with cookie cutters, then frost them and decorate them with interesting designs. If you like, you can write “Happy Father’s Day” on one of the cookies in colored frosting. Wrap the cookies individually in food-safe plastic wrap and place them inside the decorative wicker basket.
Homemade Father’s Day Spectator Sports Gift Basket
It’s easy to make a Father’s Day gift basket around his favorite spectator sport. For example, if he loves football, include items such as a homemade football cookie, a small foam football, popcorn, crackers, pretzels, nuts, chips, dips, mustard, candies and a can or bottle of his favorite beer. If he loves baseball, include a homemade baseball cookie, a baseball trivia book, a foam baseball, popcorn, nacho chips and cheese dip and peanuts in the shell. For more information, read Homemade Father’s Day Cards to Make with the Kids and Homemade Father’s Day Gifts that Dad Will Love.