One of my favorite things about being a mom is getting to experience everything with my children. Holidays are just as wonderful as they were when I was young now that I can experience the joy that my children feel.
Because of that, I plan fun decorations, treats and activities for pretty much every holiday. If there is the possibility for fun, I want to include my kids in the occasion.
I already started planning the Easter baskets and activities for this year and will be sharing my favorite ideas with you. I love to pick out fun and unique items that I know each of my kids will love, then putting them together in their Easter baskets. My husband and I hide the baskets so when the kids come downstairs Easter morning, they have to hunt for their baskets. It’s fun for everyone and I’m already looking forward to this year!
Since I have so much fun creating baskets for the kids, for the past few years I have also been creating a small basket for my husband. It’s fun to see him getting excited and hunting for his basket too. Since he hardly ever buys himself anything, it’s a great opportunity for me to treat him to some goodies.
This year, I ended up making 2 baskets for him. (Yes, I totally go overboard with holidays!) I got home and realized that I’d bought too much stuff for one basket, so he’ll be super surprised this year to hear that he’ll be hunting for two baskets!
The first basket is filled goodies that are purely for fun.
I included a favorite classic movie my husband loves, a chess game, a tower block game, a baseball, playing cards, a DIY magazine, Fiddle Faddle and Slim Jim snacks. The games and cards are things he can enjoy with the kids, the magazine and movie are things he’ll enjoy in his free time and the snacks are perfect for everyone!
The second basket is filled with tools and goodies for his hobbies.
My husband likes to sit out in the back yard while the kids are playing on the weekends. He’ll often works on small repairs while he’s back there, but has to haul everything down from the garage out front. I put together a fun little tool box “basket” full of hand tools that he can keep in the storage bin in the back and use whenever he needs them. I also included a Sudoku book and yummy things like Crunch ‘n Munch and Slim Jim snacks for him to enjoy when he’s relaxing.
The kids love anything and everything that’s made with sugar but my husband doesn’t really have much of a sweet tooth. He’s more of a snacker, so when I was choosing treats for his Easter baskets, I went with things I knew he’d love – like Slim Jim snacks.
Slim Jim snacks have an intense, bold flavor that guys love and are convenient for enjoying wherever and whenever hunger strikes. While I was shopping for Easter basket goodies at Walmart, I made sure to pick up 26-packs in both original and mild for my husband’s baskets. The Slim Jim snacks are all individually wrapped, so he’ll be able to grab a couple to take in the back yard with him or keep an entire box in his workspace for snacks as he works. They’re the perfect bold snack for my guy’s Easter Baskets!
Want to put together an Easter Basket for your guy? Here are some more fun ideas for items to include. Be sure to include Slim Jim snacks for the chance to win a $100 gift card! (See below for details!)
Slim Jim snacks, Crunch ‘n Munch, Fiddle Faddle
DVDs or CDs
Pocket knife or All-in-One tool
iTunes or Amazon gift card
Baseball, golf balls, tennis balls
Toiletries (aftershave, cologne, etc.)
Drinks (craft beers, a favorite liquor, fun sodas, etc.)
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Find the 26-pack Slim Jim Original and Mild in the snack section of your local Walmart – perfect for your guy-approved Bold Easter Basket!