Out with Mother’s Day and in with Father’s Day. Where does the time go? I swear it was just “my” day a couple days ago! ha. Living with “three” dads under one roof, you are bound to get stumped on what to buy them for Father’s Day. Even though my husband and grandfather are not my “dad”, I am still responsible somehow for getting them a gift. It never fails, during any holiday, I am the shopper and the buyer. My dad gives me money to do “his” shopping and of course, I take the kids to shop for their dad. One of the dads in our house will be getting this fabulous fun grill basket for Father’s Day. Hopefully my husband doesn’t read this post :).
When preparing a gift basket, I tend to fill a basket, bucket or box. Something that can be easily carried works the best.
I picked up most of these items at my local Home Goods store.
Tip: If using a basket or bucket, try using two different sizes. For example, I used a serving platter styled tray to accompany the deeper larger basket which holds most of the items.
Grilling resource guide:
Basket – to hold items or be used as a serving platter (larger bottom basket)
Meat tenderizer – Tenderizes steaks, chops, veal, chicken breast and a variety of other meats
Grill basket – works great when cooking veggies, fish or anything small that will fall through standard grill grates
Burger press – Makes stuffed burgers, sliders and regular patties
Barbecue tongs – perfect for flipping or moving meat
In addition to the above essentials, a tablecloth, cute plastic food baskets, napkins, seasonings, skewers, BBQ sauces are all perfect complimentary items for a grill gift basket. Sometimes I just pick up cute things that are relative to the theme of the gift basket and before I know it, I have enough to fill a box, pail or basket. If you have empty pockets, fill with coordinating tissue paper. Tissue paper is a gift baskets best friend! In case you are wondering where you can find these items, I picked them all up at HomeGoods…….even the cute mustard and ketchup containers ;).
Disclosure: I was provided with gift cards from HomeGoods to create this Father’s Day grill gift basket.