This year, my hubby and I have the best gift we could possibly get for Mother’s or Father’s Day: Baby Juliza. Still, I’ll take any excuse I can get to make him feel extra special, because he really is an awesome dad. But what do you give a man who doesn’t really need anything, and whose wants are slightly out of budget? I mean, if anyone wants to get him a sports car, I’ll be happy to let you, but mama needed to be a little more thrifty.
When Walmart challenged me to do something special for Father’s Day under $25, I was genuinely stumped for a bit. Until I remembered how much my hubby loves to grill. It may sound like a cliche, but the man genuinely enjoys getting his barbecue on. And I’m happy to stand back and let him. He’s already a master in the kitchen, but he gets really inventive with the grill and turns out delicious meals. So if I’m honest, this gift is really for both of us.
I decided to make a barbecue-themed gift basket/bowl with stuff from Walmart. Here’s how you can do the same.
What I Used:
- Green serving bowl, $1.97
- Small bag of instant charcoal, $2.97
- Cedar plank for grilling, $2.97
- Grilling tool set, $9.98
- 2 bottles of barbecue sauce, $2.00
- Beer or a couple of drinks
The bowl should be big enough to contain marinated meat or ice so it can be used as a mini cooler. With this in mind, at the last minute I decided to grab his favorite beer, Heineken. What can I say? The man likes to enjoy a cold one while he’s outside grilling.
If I’m honest, that final addition is probably the thing he’ll most appreciate about the whole package.
Once you’ve assembled everything, simply arrange it in the bowl and tie with a ribbon.
This is the type of thoughtful gift I love. It’s fun and speaks to his interests, and it contains stuff he will actually use rather than items that will only hold his interest for a little bit and soon be forgotten. It’s a gift that will create memories for us.
Also, this pretty much guarantees that I don’t have to cook next Sunday. Mommy FTW.
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used.