Every year when Father's Day comes around, are you scrambling for a gift idea? If he likes the outdoors and fishing, why not put together this easy fisherman's gift basket for him.
Fill it with all of his favorite fishing accessories and some snacks to munch on while he's out on the water and you will have one happy fisherman on your hands.
I know that with my husband and sons, one of their favorite things to do together is to go fishing. When I was thinking of ideas that the boys could give him for Father's Day I figured a fisherman's gift basket would be a perfect Father's Day gift idea.
Life gets busy and we may not tell our husbands or significant others how much they mean to us as often as we should, but gestures like this say you've been paying attention and you see him and all he does for your kids.
As a family, we love to go hiking and explore new things. Now that we are living in Colorado everything is new so the places to explore are almost endless. The Husband will put the little one in the baby carrier and off we go to discover new places and things.
Fishing is something that my husband did with his parents almost from the time he could walk so it's only natural for him to want to do the same with his own kids. Any time there is the potential for us to be near a lake or river, which seems to be fairly often, my husband and oldest son throw their poles in the back of the car just in case.
Even on my birthday trip to Glenwood Springs two summers ago, the boys couldn't resist the opportunity to throw a line in the Colorado River. They didn't catch anything, but they had a good time anyway.
This basket was so much fun to make and I know that The Husband and the boys will have lots of fun with one of their favorite past times this summer. We went to Walmart to pick out tackle box fillers and goodies:
How to make a fisherman's gift basket
For this basket we used the following:
- an Energizer headlight
- fishing line
- fish alert bells
- fishing lures
- fish attractant
- beef jerky
- a bucket hat to put everything in
Not only is a head light great for early morning or evening fishing, they are also great for many other things around the house. Power outages, fixing the car, finding things that were dropped in a small space, and many other little handyman duties.
The kids love them, too!
Even if your husband, significant other, or father isn't a seasoned fisherman, maybe try giving them a fishing pole and tackle box to start up a new hobby. Who wouldn't love the gift of relaxation on Father's Day?
This post was originally written June 2, 2015 and has been updated.
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