Southern Mom Loves: Build a Tech-Loving Guys' Holiday Gift Basket

Build a Tech-Loving Guys' Holiday Gift Basket

Friday, November 17, 2017

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It's so much harder to gift the guys than the girls for me. I can come up with creative gift ideas that the ladies will love in a snap, but what to get the guys? The list of things they love is usually pretty short: anything tech, food, and man accessories, so why not combine it all to build a holiday gift basket that any guy would love to get?! I did just that and now I've got some great ideas to help you build a basket for your own guy.

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I went over the top with a gift basket specifically designed for my husband. He's crazy for new and innovative gadgets so I started with a cool, new one and all of the things that he loves, like snacks, an accessory, and a gift card for music and apps.

It's centered around this cool new piece of tech that even I couldn't believe when I read about it. Looks like just a toothbrush, right? 


This is the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush. What I see: a practical gift. What he sees: a cool new gadget to play with. Perfect.

Philips is the No. 1 Dental Professional recommended brand, so it's not such a surprise that they're innovating all the time. What is a surprise is how far they've come. 

The Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush is bluetooth enabled with smart sensors. It connects to the Sonicare App to give you instant feedback on coverage, pressure, and scrubbing to coach you to an improved brushing technique. It gives you superior results and 100% confidence in your oral care every time.

It has four high-performance brush heads, smart brush head recognition, and 3 intensity settings. It also has a 14-day Li-ion battery and comes with a case for the traveler.

The Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush promises healthier gums in 2 weeks* (*vs. a manual toothbrush.) It's their best ever toothbrush for complete oral care; It cares for your whole mouth, teeth, gums and tongue! There’s Always A Way To Make Life Better!

You can find the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush at Best Buy in the Personal Care aisle (near the electric razors.)

Now let's build our gift basket!

Tech-Loving Guys' Holiday Gift Basket

Start with a container large enough to hold everything. I chose a metal basket in a locker motif that he could use later for closet or garden tool storage.

Fill your basket with a filler like shredded crinkle paper or tissue paper. You want to get enough height in your basket to elevate your items so your recipient can see everything inside at-a-glance. Next, let's add your basket items.


Choose your guy's favorites. You could do:

• a meat and cheese selection
• flavored hot sauces
• pancake or waffle mix and a selection of flavored syrups
• his favorite candies
• chocolates
• his favorite chips

Anything goes as long as it doesn't have to be refrigerated. I chose pretzels, jerky, a summer sausage, and an artisanal mustard.


• socks
• a watch
• cufflinks
• an engraved bracelet
• a ring
• a money clip
• a wallet
• a tie

Just choose whatever your guy likes to indulge in accessory-wise.

Gift Card

I like to include a gift card for a choose-your-own-adventure element. Pick a gift card to his favorite store or service and you're all done. You could get a gift card for:

• music
• apps
• video games
• a video game subscription service
• movies
• small electronics
• a restaurant
• fast food
• a cupcake bakery
• a coffeehouse
• clothing
• sports gear
• a streaming service for TV, movies, or music

Any guy would be stoked to get a basket full of his favorite things along with a new gadget to play with, even if it's a practical one. :)


Do you have guys to gift this year? Are they gadget lovers? I love to read your comments!

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