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« on: February 03, 2007 03:04:42 AM »

I'm trying to come up with something cute, quirky and practical for my boy for his bday/vday.

He likes sport (esp footy and cricket) and beer, so I'm trying to come up with a beer drinker's kit.

He already has "these are my beer drinking shorts" boxers, but I'm thinking of:
- A sampler of beers
....and that's where I get stuck

All ideas are welcome.

NB. I live in Australia so no glass etching please
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007 06:33:40 PM »

You could make stubby holders in his footy teams. These could be knitted, crocheted, felted or sewn depending on what you can do.

You could include a bottle opener and some drinking snacks (chips, nuts etc). If he's expressed interest in home brewing you could get some equipment to start that.

You could also go with a beer and BBQ theme and give BBQ utensils and an apron, possibly even a hat.

Depending on where you live and how much you want to spend you could organise a brewery tour.
Tasmania:
http://www.view.com.au/cascade/2-0.htm
Victoria: http://www.totaltravel.com.au/travel/vic/melbournearea/easternsuburbsmelbourne/attractions/tours/scruffy-bunch-winery
http://www.affiliate.viator.com/brochure/product_show.jsp?CODE=3527SLB&ID=1010&PRODUCTID=1016&AUID=2672
South Australia:
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2748347-port_dock_brewery_and_cellar_tours_adelaide-i
NSW
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowTour.asp?TourID=27
QLD:
http://www.ourbrisbane.com/directory/atdw/leaf_categories/brewery.html
WA:
http://www.bookitnow.com.au/tours/tours.aspx?ProdID=9078859&ddlTown=0&page=&sch=beer&ref=Perth
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007 08:51:41 PM »

In your kit, you should include the recepie for Beer and Cheese soup!

But I know that's not much Sad

Oh, and Beer Can Chicken, too.

........a hand-written cookbook with beer-cooked foods?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007 01:11:42 PM »

A bottle opener, coasters (you can decopage with pics) personalized beer coozies, snacks like chips or nuts, cigar, some nice drinking glasses or frosty mugs, a beer conoisseur book....

and I'm spent
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007 09:50:33 PM »

I would include a hangover cure.  Beer is evil!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007 04:30:43 PM »

Perhaps you can make some beer goggles?  Smiley

I'm thinking pick up some old 70s style frames from the Op shop and fill them with some opaque plastic and stick a photo of his favourite model on the inside.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007 04:50:20 PM »

Depending on how he is when tipsy (or full out drunk) you might include items he'd find amusing to play with.  (When I go to a party with my boyfriend, I keep bouncy balls and string in my pockets to keep him out of trouble).
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2007 11:51:05 PM »

 Smiley Glue bottle caps to a picture frame. That's kind of practical for both of you. Peanuts in shells. Pass Out. It's a beer drinking game you can find at Spencer's.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007 12:34:34 AM »

We got our Irish beer-drinkin' buddy a "drink till she's Irish!" shirt for his bday one year. Maybe you could look up beer-shirts online and stencil one for him? Might go good with his shorts?

I also second the beer-eats. Maybe a basket of them? You could make fresh soft pretzels (get a friend to help. A little time consuming, but not hard!) and include an assortment of mustards, dry salamis, maybe some salty cheeses like a cave-aged gruyere or a cotswold or a welsh red dragon? Mmmm...shoot, now I'm drooling.

There are pre-paid cab services in some cities in the US. Maybe he could use some for some nights of drinking that ALL of his friends could (safely) partake of with him?
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007 08:13:25 AM »

I know you said no glass etching... but I figured I'd share an idea that I used for my ex's birthday present that went over amazingly (not completed yet so i haven't posted the whole thing) but basically it was his 21st bday and he's not a big drinker but i figured he needed something drink related since HEY it was his 21st bday!  So he loves dragons and has his own Dragon eye he draws all the time.  Long story short, dollar store trip for glasses (and candle holders for shot glasses) and polymer clay.... and i'll show you the shot glasses cause they're the most done but i'm SURE you could do cool stuff to make personalized beer mugs!!  And thats a one of a kind gift that will leave people in awe Tongue
I appologize for picture quality (camera battery died so had to use phone camera)


Side note--the white part is glow in the dark clay
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