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DIY Gift Basket Ideas for Father’s Day


You know those people who always give such fabulous gifts?  Packaged perfectly and filled with things you didn’t know you wanted yet love.Be that person this Father’s Day. Make one of these well-stocked baskets for the Dad who insists he doesn’t want anything.

Make His Favorite Drink

Gather all the materials he’ll need to make his favorite drink. The girls at Pretty Plain Janes put together a Moscow Mule kit, but you can choose different liquors and ingredients based on what he likes. Then simply fill the bottom of your container with newspaper and place items on top in a visually pleasing fashion.

moscow_mule_1

 

Spoil Him and Stock Up His Bathroom

Pamper him with his favorite skincare or body products, like a special soap, cologne, or new razor.

Pamper him with his favorite skincare or body products, like a special soap, cologne, or new razor. 
Get the tutorial at Savvy Saving Couple. 

Help him catch the big one

If your dad spends his weekends wading in streams or trying flies, hook his attention with fishing gear, top shelf spirits and some spices for his catch. Present it all in a fun basket that he will be able to use afterwards to carry his lunch

If Dad spends summers wading streams and winters tying flies, hook his attention with fishing gear, top-shelf spirits, and a spicy homemade breading for his catch.
Present your gifts in this sturdy, vintage fishing creel, which can also serve as a stool in the field. $125; greatstuffbypaul.com.
Grill it: Ideal for the campfire or the kitchen, Nordicware's two-piece 365 Grill, Steam & Bake Multi-Cooker with vent holes can be used to broil, smoke, or grill whole fish. $35; nordicware.com.
A fine malt: For the man who appreciates the art of passing time, the Macallan Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky will hit the spot. Although it may be a bit of a splurge, we're partial to the smooth, smoky flavor of the 21-year-old Fine Oak; themacallan.com.
The scoop: To help Dad land the big one this summer, clip this durable, handcrafted, Nylon Net Bag Brodin Net to his fishing vest. $98; orvis.com.
Made to order: Mix up a spicy cornmeal breading using just a few simple ingredients:
Homemade Spiced Cornmeal Breading Recipe
Combine 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup bread crumbs, 4 teaspoons sea salt, and 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper. Package in a glass jar and affix a card or label that includes the following instructions: Lightly beat two eggs in a shallow dish. Dip fish fillets in the egg, shake off the excess, then dredge in cornmeal. Pan fry until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve hot with tartar sauce and fresh lemon, if desired.

 

For the Braai Master

Enhance the tong-wielding man’s arsenal with grilling tools, spices and a little something to wash it all down.

Enhance the spatula-wielding man's arsenal with grilling tools, oak smoking chips, spice rubs, and an affordable Cabernet Sauvignon from southern Australia.
Wrap up your gifts in a bark-covered bin.
Hot Stuff Grill safely and easily with Oxo's 17-inch-long flame-resistant Silicone Oven Mitt. $14.99; oxo.com
Cheers McWilliam's Australian Cabernet Sauvignon pairs just as well with a cheeseburger as it does with filet mignon.
Cover Up Wayfair's leather Outset Grill Apron is the perfect armor for a long day at the grill. $36.99; wayfair.com.
Smokin' These wood chips add a smoky, mouthwatering flavor to grilled meats and poultry. $5.95; bbqguys.com.
Rub It On Grill, bake or saute with Sugar Maple or Wild Cherry Chipotle rubs, two of Taku's six savory flavors. $8.99 each; takusmokeries.com

 

Pimp Out His Man Cave

Whether is poker night or Saturday rugby, this is the time that your dad values. Why not give him a Netflix subscription, case of beer and a roster of tasty snacks? Whether it's poker night or Sunday football, this Dad values leisure time. Give a Netflix subscription, a beer club membership, and a roster of tasty snacks.
Package your gifts in Coleman's Blue Excursion Cooler; coleman.com.
Chip lover: Turn Dad on to all-natural, kettle-cooked Cape Cod Potato Chips.
Home movies: Netflix delivers DVDs to your door in just one business day. Plans start from $7.99 per month; netflix.com.
Gourmet snacks: No man can resist Gary West Meats' tender jerky. A four-flavor single serving sampler pack is $44; garywest.com.
New brews: Let him make his own beer right at home with one of Brooklyn Brewshop's Beer Making Kits, $40; brooklynbrewshop.com.
Nice and cold: Keep Dad's favorite beverages extra frosty with Bodum's double-walled 12-ounce beer tumblers; bodum.com.

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