The Challenge: A Cookout Crate for Man Crates!
You are probably asking yourself what is Man Crates, well, I thought the same thing when I got an email from the nice people at Man Crates. This blog is family fare so I won’t say what my first thoughts were, then my imagination went to that iconic movie “A Christmas Story” and the mancrate that Ralphies Dad got when he won the big award, you know that leg lamp (still makes me laugh). Man Crates is a crate full of wonderful goodies for any guy in your life, the ultimate gifts for men (Note: I was not compensated in any way for doing this post). In the email they said they were asking bloggers to put together a cookout crate and wanted us to let our imaginations run wild and put together what we think would make for a fun and delicious cookout geared towards men of course. I love a good cookout so I gladly accepted the challenge. Some of the gift idea’s I found on Etsy, some just google images. The cutting board is from Michaels Woodcraft.
MAN CRATES MANIFESTO
We say ‘no’ to ugly neckties, cologne samplers and executive trinkets. We don’t save wrapping paper, we don’t do ribbons.
We ship bragworthy gifts for guys. Gifts that you can’t wait to arrive because you know the recipient will love opening them.
Gifts that people gather round at the office, people following the sounds of wood being torn from wood by the included, laser-engraved crowbar.
We are Man Crates, and we deliver awesome gifts for men.
What would I put in a man crate, well here is what I came up with. I had to think about this. What do you think of my choices for a gift for that man in your life?
Oh yea, assorted dry rubs for the grill master. Love this assortment and the packaging is fantastic!
Magnetic bottle opener so that he can attach to the side of grill and pop a cold one while he’s slaving over the hot grill!
This apron is the ultimate manly grilling apron, men love having their tools organized and this apron does exactly that.
You will need to identify the grill master and this tee shirt solves that problem.
Who wants to bother with matches, get him this easy peasy lighter, click and light those coals!
So he’s a little tired of standing at the grill, how about this camouflage seat/drink cooler. Pretty cool!
Had to include a great cutting board that will fit on the side of the grill from Michael’s woodcraft, men love wood!! This can be customized for your grill.
What manly cookout gift would be complete without some steak, organic grass fed steak of course.
Ok maybe some salmon too!! Fresh, wild and not farmed. Delicious!!
After you take the time to grill all that great food who wants flies and other creepy crawly’s all over it, a net cover to protect your food. Ok, it may not be manly but it’s practical.