New "Pop" Gift Basket

I feel so blessed to have Bryce by my side every day. He is not perfect, but he is my perfect match. He has been amazing throughout my entire pregnancy, and I knew I wanted to get a little something for him for when baby came to express my gratitude.  
Being a new mom is not the only thing that is completely draining and exhausting. Being a new dad (especially if you are a good one) is equally difficult in its own right. I wanted this gift basket to be fun and get used, but most importantly I wanted to show him how much I appreciate his commitment to our little family. He may not have carried the baby, but he did put up with me the whole time I was…no easy feat I can assure you.
I decided to go with the “pop” theme because I had never seen it done before, and coincidentally Bryce loves a lot of things that have “pop” in them! Here is a list of what’s in my gift basket, since you can’t see it all in the main picture:

-Otter Pops (I put these at the bottom of my basket, they made a great base and made the basket look huge!) 
-Corn Pops
-Pop Tarts
-Popcorn
-Lemon poppyseed muffin mix
-Assorted soda pop (I used the bottled old fashioned kind because I wanted the basket to be fun and special for him, but it definitely would be cheaper to use canned or liters of pop. 
-Popped mini rice cakes 
-Blow Pops
-Tootsie Pops
-Pop Rocks
-Push Pop
-Baby Bottle Pop
-Ring Pop
For the basket I just pulled out the biggest Easter basket we had, but if you don’t have one on hand you can usually find great baskets at thrift stores for around $1! Then I layered my goods in the basket, trying to display as many different items as I could. Next just print the label I used or make your own and wahlah! 
The whole basket only cost me about $25 to put together. I also like how I was able to do a pretty good mix of sweet and salty, so it wasn’t just a whole bunch of the same thing. Show your man some love, growing a family is hard work for everyone!
 

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15354805929705174750 Jourdan @ Two Million Miles

    LOOOVE this!!

  • Anonymous

    You guys make some good baskets,
    i belive there is a site launching where you can sell the gift baskets
    it was http://www.floralfox.com

  • http://brittanymead.com/ Brittany Mead

    This is such a cute idea! I’m totally doing this for my dad for father’s day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07807499938216115613 The Quiet Mom

    Wow, thanks for the tip. Off to find some:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog’s GFC and FB. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe’s first giveaway event.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03559082399996362790 Margo

    Love this idea, pinning it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03137547604204514254 Alexis @ we like to learn as we go

    Super cute idea! I’m pinning this to do for my husband. I’m your newest follower! And I have a link party on Wednesdays if you’re interested in stopping by. Found you over at What’s Cooking, Love.