Hippity, hoppity….Easter is coming. There are few things I enjoy more than creating amazing Easter baskets for my family. For me, searching out the perfect items and putting them together in a fun and creative way is what makes this holiday so special. I look forward to Easter morning when all of my guys will crawl out of bed as they spot their Easter baskets. Their eyes will widen and their excitement level will go from zero to sixty in about three seconds flat. And I’m not just talking about the kids! You see, I’m a big believer that you never outgrow the magic of Easter and because of that, creating the perfect basket for my hubby is extra important. While the kids may cheer for candy, eggs, coloring books and DVDs, with the hubs it’s important for me to create a bold Easter Basket that plays right into all his manly tendencies!
So, the question each year becomes what do you give to the grown up guy in your life? For me, coming up with the answer was actually pretty easy and just required asking myself a few simple questions.
How Does He Snack?
Easter baskets include food…that’s just a given in my house. But my hubs, well, he’s not the sweet tooth type. So I started thinking about what he snacks on when he’s working around the house or just lounging. Immediately, I knew that when he reaches for something to nosh on, he wants to snap into a Slim Jim! I can literally find the wrappers all over his work area so I knew it was the perfect starting point for my Bold Easter Basket. I quickly grabbed my keys and headed to Walmart to stock up on the perfectly sized Slim Jim 26-packs in Bold and Original. With 26 individually wrapped Slim Jim snacks in each package, I knew they were exactly what I needed to help make my bold basket unforgettable!
As I stood it the snack and popcorn aisle of Walmart trying to decide between the 26- pack or Bold or Original, I decided it was Easter so I’d better be generous in my snacking options and get both! After all, I had some ideas in mind for the rest of my gift basket that were going to require him exerting some energy!
After adding both products to my cart along with some sunflower seeds, I was ready to move on to the next question in creating my perfectly bold Easter basket!
What Does He Love to Do?
I had already answered the question of what my hubs loves to snack on and honestly, I could have just handed him an Easter basket full of Slim Jim snacks and I’m sure he would have been thrilled! But I wanted a BOLD Easter Basket and that meant thinking through the manly tasks that have been on his wish list forever. As I pondered the idea, I perused the tool aisle (yes, I was doing the Tim-the-Tool-Man-Taylor grunt the whole time as I channeled my inner DIYer). I knew that the hubs had been talking for quite a while about doing some renovations and improvements to our house. In order to show my support for what I know he loves doing, I picked up a few basic tools (I know nothing about tools you guys) and a Home Improvement Instruction manual.
After adding some work gloves to my cart, I was ready to head home and put together the perfect Bold Easter Basket for the DIY Dad!
How Can I Pull it All Together?
Once I was safely at home with my assortment of 26-pack Slim Jim Original and Mild snacks and items to fill my bold Easter basket, I needed the perfect way to bring it all together. With my bold choices to fill my Easter basket, I didn’t want a kid-friendly blue or pink basket. Instead, I needed something that screamed “I’m a man!”. I quickly located a metal pail that was the perfect size for a bold Easter Basket but it just needed a little something extra! After thinking through my options, I quickly ran to my computer and printed out the letters D-A-D and some simple tools using my vinyl cutter. Once I had added them to the front of my metal basket, I used my hot glue gun to loop some chain around the front, giving my make-shift Easter basket an industrial feel that was exactly what I was going for.
With my basket complete, all that was left to do was add the items inside that I had purchased at Walmart to take it from a regular Easter basket to one that was truly bold. I quickly placed my book, tools, and gloves inside the basket. Then I added the most important part…the 26-pack Slim Jim in Original and Mild snacks to ensure that no matter what project around the house my hubby tackles, he’s got the perfect snack to fuel it!
With all of my goodies added to my basket, I stepped back to take in the final product and can I just say, what man wouldn’t want this awesomely bold Easter basket?
With it’s combination of items that are perfect for the DIY dad, I knew without a doubt that I’d found the right way to make my grown hubby’s eyes light up just like the kids’ this Easter!
By simply combining his favorite snack from Walmart with his favorite way to spend time, my bold Easter basket idea for the DIY dad was exactly what I had imagined. Now I can’t wait to see my hubby’s face on Easter morning because while he may think that it’s a day that’s all about candy and eggs, I know that with my bold basket idea, it will truly be a day that’s really all about HIM!
Ready to create your own Bold Easter basket for the guy in your life? Now’s the perfect time! Think though HIS favorite things, don’t forget the Slim Jim from Walmart and then create your own Slim Jim Bold Basket for a chance to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
So don’t wait! Easter will be here before you know it! This year, be prepared with a guy-approved gift basket that’s sure to thrill the flavor loving, super snacking, do-it-all guy in your life!
Tell me, what will you pair with 26-pack Slim Jim Original and Mild snacks to create the perfect Bold Basket for the guy in your life?