I always have the hardest time coming up with fun gifts for my husband. He doesn't "need" anything, he usually just buys what he wants, so when it comes to gifts, I usually try to go homemade if I can. I saw this idea a while ago on Homemade By Jill, she credited it to two other blogs. It was perfect! Not completely homemade, but different. He loves his soda. And root beer is a favorite.
I purchaed 6 different types of root beer. 2 at Walmart, 2 at the Whole Foods Market, and 2 at Kroger's. I anticipated doing 8-12 different types, but at $3.50-$5.00/pack, that would have been too expensive for what I was going for. I wish you could just buy 1 bottle of each kind! But it's ok, I don't care for soda much except for rootbeer, so the extras will go in the mini fridge downstairs. I may even make another pack like this to give to my dad or brothers this year when we go out west in December. Who knows, but it won't go to waste :)
I made a card that labeled each kind in order of where it was placed in the crate and gave a brief description of each brand. I found the small CD crate at Joanns.
I think it turned out great and it was a lot of fun shopping for the bottles. Aaron helped me keep an eye out for bottled root beer in the stores, except he kept finding brown bottles with other bevereges in them...not what we were looking for. I wish there were as many varieties of root beer as there were of the other bottled brown stuff!