Guys are the hardest people to buy gifts for! My Dad and my husband always seem to want the most expensive things...it's SO hard to surprise them with something good.
This year, my Dad's birthday happens to fall a few days after the Superbowl, so in preparation I put together a little gift basket for him.
Our local supermarket--Wegmans--let's you pick from probably 100 different brands/types of beer to create your own custom 6-pack. Since I don't know crap about beer, I ended up calling one of my girlfriends who was able to give me some very helpful suggestions for selecting some decent bottles based on what my dad usually buys. Annnd to be honest, I thought that the label on one of my final six selections was pretty ;)
I paired the beer with some munchies such as barbecue chips, cashews, peanut m&ms, all-natural snickers bars, seasoned crackers, and beef jerky.
I packed it all in a cute tote basket--purchased--not made...sorry to disappoint you all ;)
It was a nice gift that went over very well because I gave it to him Sunday afternoon--just in time for the Superbowl! It's something a little different that wasn't expected, and since I didn't wrap it, he couldn't spoil it by guessing what was in there (which is so typical for him!).
Need any other ideas? I made Dad this tool bucket organizer for Christmas that's handy for carrying around all of your supplies for house projects. I might have to make one for myself soon because I'm starting to work on the kitchen. More on that later this week!