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I was a doll girl as a kid. I think that I had over 200 dolls by the time I had finished collecting. I didn’t have any brothers, so my knowledge of “boy toys” was limited to what I heard other kids talk about at school. Now that I have three boys of my own, I see quite a few action figures in my future. I’d better use the next few years to brush up on my superheroes. My husband has quite a few buddies who are big fans of the recent Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The movie was released on Blu-Ray and DVD this week (December 9), so I thought it would make a nice holiday gift to build a fun Guardians of the Galaxy Gift Basket for one of this friends. From what I hear, boys never outgrow MARVEL gear (even when they become men!).
Wrapping gifts and making a gift basket for a male can be tricky. Honestly, most of them probably don’t appreciate cutesy curled ribbon and a shiny bow. I’m just speaking from experience with my husband on that one. Here’s a few tips for creating a gift basket that even a man will love!
Use a color scheme based on the gift itself
Just because it’s a Christmas gift doesn’t mean it has to be wrapped in red and green. In the case of this gift basket, the Guardians of the Galaxy items are in tones of gold, blue, and silver. All the basket wrapping supplies I used are based on this color scheme.
Spray paint is cool
Men have an obsession with spray paint. Most baskets do not come in manly colors. The obvious solution here is to use a metallic spray paint to make the basket any color that you choose! I altered a multi-colored basket to a bronze finish with one coat of spray paint. Let the paint dry overnight, and it’s ready to gift!
Make it personal
Save the sparkly red ribbon for your mother in law. I had a combination of leather cord, twine, and grey fabric ribbon that I tied around the basket to match the color scheme of the gifts.
In lieu of a traditional gift tag, I made a Guardians of the Galaxy themed gift tag. Who doesn’t want to be the Guardian of their own Galaxy?
Are you gifting a Guardian of the Galaxy item this year? Feel free to use this themed gift tag! Right click on it to save it to your computer, then print it, and fill in the name of your gift recipient.
I hope our gift recipient has an awesome family movie night with the goodies in this MARVEL Guardians of the Galaxy gift basket. By simply adding a few personal touches that took less than 10 minutes (excluding paint drying time), you can create a gift basket fit for any Guardians of the Galaxy fan!
We found lots of Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise at Walmart, as well as the Blu-Ray itself. Our Walmart had a big display of the movies in either DVD or Blu-Ray form in the electronics section. The DVD and Blu-Ray features an exclusive Character O-sleeve, an exclusive music zinepack, and a 64 page magazine with cast/crew interviews, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and trivia PLUS a custom “cassette” laptop decal.
Until 12/13/14, those who buy a Groot, Drax, or Rocket Raccoon figure for Disney Infinity 2.0 will be eligible for a $5 gift card at check out.
Do you have a Guardians of the Galaxy fan in your life? What would they like in their gift basket?