Some guys are easy to shop for, while others will leave you pulling your hair out trying to come up with a gift that is unique enough for the man who has everything. If you’ve got one of these guys in your family, or circle of close friends, you are familiar with the endless pondering over the question of “What to get (dad, brother, husband, boyfriend, best friend, uncle, granddad, etc.) for whatever special occasion is next.”
These men are notoriously hard to buy gifts for because they always seem to have pretty much everything they need or want. When a guy has got plenty of shirts, ties, socks, shoes, shorts, hats, underwear, cologne, jewelry, music, movies, books, magazines, video games, golf equipment, fishing gear, pen sets, miniature cars, sports memorabilia and gadgets galore, what could you possibly get him that will make him smile with joy?
Well, have you ever considered gift baskets for men?
I’m sure you are sitting there with a skeptical look on your face, because everyone knows that gift baskets are mainly a female thing. Or, they’re something that the office gets during the holiday season. You know, those baskets stuffed to the rim with an assortment of goodies?
This is true, but who says that you can’t create something a bit more manly?
There are no rules when it comes to putting together unique gift baskets. And, in today’s socially progressive world, men are beginning to enjoy the idea of receiving a specially made gift basket that is tailored to their tastes. So, right now you are going to replace that skepticism with happy thoughts of all the endless possibilities that gift baskets for men give you.
Let’s start with the basket. For this task, you definitely don’t want to use something that would only make a 90-year old grandma happy. You need to search for a basket with a bold look. A square basket can be used instead of a round one. The basket could even be a box or a large bowl. Picking a base that’s not a traditional basket could turn out to be really cool. Again, because it’s for a man, you don’t want him to feel he’s getting something too girly.
Okay, now you’ve got to figure out what kind of things should go inside of this basket. This is where your knowledge of the individual will play a big role. Think of all of the things that your giftee enjoys. This can include favorite types of food, activities, hobbies and interests. Zero in on one thing that the recipient enjoys and make a theme basket based on whatever it is.
For instance, if your guy has a favorite college basketball team, you could decide to create your gift basket with special team colors and items that are only related to this team. Most sports fans will never grow tired of celebrating that team spirit. So, you could seek out specialty shops in your local community or online and look for those “one-of-a-kind” items that feature the team colors and logo. You could buy a hoodie or jacket and have his name engraved on it. What about a basketball signed by some of the team members?
If your guy is a food lover, there are lots of good choices for tantalizing culinary gift baskets. Some theme ideas would be favorite snack foods, favorite candy bars, nostalgia candy from his childhood, beer and fancy pretzels, fine wine, make your own pizza, sausage and specialty mustards, pancake mix and syrup, homemade cookies and brownies and many other delicious foods.
No matter what you choose, gift baskets for men are wonderful for any gift giving occasion, or just as a special “I love you” treat at any time.