12/7/09

Root beer!


My husband loves good root beer.



For his birthday I bought a vintage soda crate and filled it with 24 different kinds of root beer


and made a cheat sheet of each brew's flavor based on some root-beer fanatics' reviews that I found online.

The husband loved the gift and I made him promise to me that he would ration out the sodas over a very. long. period. of. time.

16 comments:

rachel said...

Great gift! I too love root beer, if there's any standouts amoung the bunch lease let us know! thanks!

theindigobunting said...

I'll definitely check with the husband and report back with some of his favorites. This is a great article on root beer that helped me pick out some bottles to give him: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/dining/25root.html

Julie said...

What a fabulous idea - and something that I have been trying to put together for my husband! Can you give me any tips about where you purchased all of your root beer?

Thanks so much for any help you can give.

theindigobunting said...

Hi Julie, I found some of the more hard-to-find bottles at a website called bevmo.com. The shipping can be a bit steep so if you can find as many as you can at your local grocery stores, that's the best.

caroline duke said...

don't tell me his birthday was on international root beer day aka dec. 4? that'd be crazy.

either way, such a great gift idea.

Darci said...

this will make a fabulous Xmas present for the college daughter. Thanks for the inspiration - off to bevmo

Truly Smitten said...

this is SUCH and awesome idea! And i love the originality behind your gift =) I should do this with beer....my husband is a beer snob.

Michelle said...

Visiting via Oh Happy Day. You have to be the coolest wife ever! Great, innovative gift.

made sweet said...

yes yes yes!

i love it. so original, and it looks great.

raya said...

You are the cutest thing ever. I love this!

raya said...

You are the cutest thing ever. I love this!

wonathome said...

this is so awesome. even i would be thrilled to get this and i don't even like root beer. does the hubs know how lucky he is? :)

Charissa - The Gifted Blog said...

I love it. After documenting all my own gift-wrapping efforts (www.thegiftedblog.com), I am often not up for doing something elaborate when giving gifts to my husband.

So this is very touching to me! It is great to see you putting your skills to work for someone you love.

ausurfer said...

Lucky husband! That's a great idea.
Oh...hi from Brisbane, Australia

Sarahe said...

this is an awesome idea! my husband too, loves rootbeer and so it makes me sad to see you have no Henry Weinhart's in your sampler. its his favorite by far, with all natural ingredients (including honey and vanilla!). its creamy and soft, and has a really great thick head when you crack it open. i have to order it from out west and ship it east for him.

hopefully his case will last beyond the new year! ha!

christine said...

Hi! My boyfriend LOVES root beer and since we are doing Christmas when I get back to New York (I'm home visiting my family in Seattle right now) I have a little time to really get all my gifts together. Where did you find most of the root beers? Were there any that have stood out? Such a great idea, I am going to give it a try! cheers!