It’s Football Gift Basket Time of the Year


We’re reaching the NFL’s “run for the playoffs” time of year. Between mid December and the Super Bowl, the best games of the season are on TV Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Whether you gather at your home or a friend’s, a true football fan provides his guests snacks and treats. So grab a basket and let’s fill it with a selection any fan would love.

First, let’s start with your favorite team and find some logo items. Being a Bears fan I usually start with a chip and dip snack bowl. I’ll compliment that with cooler cups in my team’s colors; blue and orange. I’m a nervous fan when the “home team” plays so I always include a nerf football or two, to squeeze away my anxiety or to throw the deep post pattern to my speedy wide receiver in the comfort of the family room.

Okay, now to the important items in my gift basket, the snacks. I have a weakness for chips and dip so I include potato chips and onion dip as well as tortilla chips and hot salsa. Peanuts (not in the shell I’ve learned) are a must as is popcorn. Last but not least, summer sausage, very cheddar cheese and my favorite wheat crackers are included to provide us sustenance during our three and half hour gridiron spectacle.

A fan works up a mighty thirst during a long NFL game so a few cold drinks need to go in the basket as well. A few beers, a bottle of wine and a couple bottles of cream soda top the gift basket off. That’s a selection that should appeal to any fan with a fine palette.

So you’ve created the perfect gift basket for watching a football game with your family and friends. So get comfortable in front of the fireplace, and munch and sip your favorite team to victory. You’ve scored a touchdown with this gift before the kick off with a unique and customized gift idea.