Father’s Day is just around the corner! Every year, our kids create something for both their Daddy and Papa in addition to a variety of gifts I help to purchase. We surprise Daddy the morning of Father’s Day with breakfast that we create together, along with their handmade gifts, cards and wrapped items. Then, we get to celebrate all over again that evening when Papa and Grandma come over for family dinner.
To me, the biggest secret to successful gift giving is to consider the individual’s unique hobbies or interests. What does the gift recipient enjoy in their spare time? Do they have any specific hobbies? Once I decide on a gift theme or idea, I begin to brainstorm ideas for specific items to purchase.
As we have been enjoying more time at home this year, I decided to create a useful grilling gift for both men, packed with some must-have items AND a Vanilla Gift Card. Gift cards are the perfect way for a gift recipient to search for and purchase items that you may not have thought of, or that are on their personal gift wish list. They are always a welcome surprise!
My 5 Must-Have Grilling Gift Items
The list of options to include in a Father’s Day grilling gift are endless. However, I have a few must-have favorites that I am sharing below.
1. Grill Pans
One of my favorite things when gift giving is to package things in unexpected, yet useful ways. I found this amazing stainless grill plan, and decided that it was the perfect base for my grilling gift. If the Dad in your life isn’t in the market for a new grill pan, consider packaging your gift in a wooden crate, white box with summertime red and white gingham packaging or wrapped in outdoor grilling towels and jute cord.
2. Grilling Tools
For my Father’s Day gift for grillers, I included an easy-to-use digital thermometer and stainless tongs. Choose 2-4 grilling tools to package in your Father’s Day gift set. If you aren’t sure which grilling tools are needed, add funds to your Vanilla Gift Card so that your recipient can purchase what is needed.
3. Personalized Grilling Mit
I love a great personalized item for any gift giving occasion! Personalization is a great way to make a gift recipient feel unique. This year for Father’s Day, we created a simple DIY grilling mit using permanent vinyl to add to our griller’s gift. The project takes just minutes to make with any vinyl cutting machine, your choice of permanent vinyl, and a fabric grill mit.
We personalized our mit with “#1 Dad”, but the personalization options are endless. Have fun and be creative with nicknames or sentiments. This quick DIY was also the perfect way to package our Vanilla Gift Card. We simply printed our eGift Card, then tucked it neatly inside of the mit.
4. Vanilla Gift Card
Give the Dad in your life the added surprise of being able to purchase their own gifts! Vanilla Gift Cards are accepted nationwide anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, and can be purchased in physical form or as an eGift Card. Simply choose the gift amount, the type of card (physical or eGift Card), add your personalized message (for eGift Cards), then complete your transaction.
5. Grilling Spices
If you are packaging a gift for an avid grill master, look for unique spice blends or mixes that go beyond the standard Kosher salt or pepper grinder. Consider flavor combinations that might be unexpected. Or, if you know that they enjoy a particular style of grilling or a unique protein, search for spices, rubs or flavor options that suit that taste. In addition to grilling spices, you could also add sauces or dips.
We hope our must-have grilling gift items inspired you to create your own unique Father’s Day gift! If you aren’t sure which items to include, or simply want to encourage your recipient to choose their own items, be sure to include a Vanilla Gift Card.
To purchase your own Vanilla eGift Card, visit www.VanillaGift.com. Happy Father’s Day!!