The hubby really liked this project and here's why......I went to the Dollar Tree and bought manly stuff to make cool gift baskets for Father's Day (cost under $10). He got his basket already because he agreed to be in the photoshoot for this gift basket post. He says the stuff in his gift basket is just what h. e needs! I made two gift baskets and they are perfect for Dad's, Grads, teenage boys, just about anyone....even the gals.
The first basket I made was for the guy who cleans and shines his car from top to bottom every week. You know who I'm talking about! I put the car care gift basket together for a total price of $9 plus tax. Can't beat that for a cool guy gift and it looks totally awesome. I did a good job.
The only thing more fun than putting the gift baskets together is going through the store picking out items for the basket. For the car care basket I bought wash and wax stuff, a sponge, car smell good stuff, cleaning and buffing rags, tire polish, and a bucket with handle as the basket. The bucket is for the car wash water. Always pick something for your "basket" that is intended to be used with the gift stuff. I also bought a smiley design plastic tablecloth for the "wrap".
Now the bucket of goodies needs to look really nice so I added filler to the bottom of the bucket so the gift goodies would set up nice and high in the bucket.
Next I cut a piece of the "smiley" tablecloth and put it inside the bucket to cover the paper filler and spill over the edges of the gift bucket.
Only thing left to do is add the car stuff. I started with the tallest and biggest things in the back of the bucket then filled in the other stuff on the sides and front.
I have to say I was impressed. It looks like something you would spend $50 for in the gift store. I didn't plan it this way but the colors all worked together too.
Here is hubby taking a look at all the goodies and "modeling" the Dollar Tree gift basket for men! Moving on to the second guy basket I put together.
The second basket is a car kit for under the seat. One that has a few items in case of emergency repairs maybe. I bought a screwdriver, pliers, bungee cords, a multi-tool knife, duct tape (do you know a guy who doesn't use duct tape), and a charger to plug into the lighter space to charge cell phones.
I used the smiley paper to showcase these goodies in a plastic box I also got at the Dollar Tree. Total cost of this basket was $7 plus tax.
To get the tools to stand up and look nice in the "basket" I put duct tape on the back sides of the plastic container to hold the lid up.
Another nice looking basket. Just so you could see how handy this kit is and how it will slide right under the car seat I did this...
I took everything out of the packages and packed it in the plastic container. Will fit perfectly under the seat now.
What do you think of these gift basket ideas? Other ideas are a basket for the gardener Dad, a basket for the Ladies man with lotions, colognes and stuff, or maybe a food basket for couch potato Dads!
I have Dollar Tree gift basket ideas for the ladies and nursing home staff, teachers, etc. here.....Inexpensive Dollar Tree Gift Baskets | Ideas For Mom, Grads, Anyone!
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As always thanks for being here, Kathy