A fun, personalized gift idea for Father’s Day (or any holiday/occasion)


I don’t know about you, but when it comes to buying a Father’s Day gift for my father and husband is easier said than done. I cringe every time I think of Father’s Day, their birthdays or Christmas because they are difficult to buy for. I never know what to get them. It actually stresses me out!

My father never, ever expresses any needs or wants. My husband is the same way, but I find it slightly easier to shop for my husband because he’s just a big kid at heart so when it doubt I can buy him a toy (he especially loves ones from his childhood), or something that has to do with his favorite team (the Dallas Cowboys).

Foods and treats are also a great option. After all, who doesn’t appreciate a sweet treat or yummy snack?

You can easily pick up any gift-like food/snack/sweet treat option. I think it makes it more special (and shows that you put more thought in the gift) if it’s personalized in some way.

If you have ever ordered something personalized you know that it can often increase the price of the item and/or it takes longer to have it delivered to you because it takes a while to personalize the item. Sometimes even the personalization can be limited (spaces, what it says…).

There is one gift option that would be great for Father’s Day or just about any holiday/special occasion that can be personalized in any way that you want. You can even add your own drawings and designs for no extra fee.

The item I am referring to is from the Popcorn Factory. It’s called the Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin.

The Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin comes in a white metal tin. It also comes with your choice of dry erase markers or permanent markers. You can use the markers to decorate the tin any way you’d like, add special message to the recipient and make it truly a customized/personalized product.

This two gallon tin comes with the trifecta of delicious popcorn flavors – butter, cheese and caramel. I personally love all three flavors.

The Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin makes a wonderful keepsake long after the popcorn has been enjoyed. Opt for permanent markers if you want the designs or handwritten sentiments to last forever. Or you can use the dry erase markers to re-purpose the tin and use it again and again.

I think this would be a fun gift for a graduate. Friends and family members can adorn it with congratulations and well wishes for the next step in their lives. The recipient can use the tin to hold supplies, accessories, or even more popcorn. If the student is going away to college the tin could hold a lot of items they will need. I personally think this is an AWESOME graduation gift.

I received one of these tins to review. My kids and I decorated it to gift to my husband (their father). The kit we received had the dry erase markers to that we can wipe it off when we are done with it and re-purpose it. Sadly the dry erase markers didn’t come off entirely. I need to get some rubbing alcohol. That should help to remove the stains/marks left behind.

The possibilities are endless with this fun tin of popcorn. I can think of many great occasions that this would make a wonderful gift for;

  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Graduation
  • Wedding
  • Engagement
  • Father’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • House Warming
  • Retirement
  • Job Promotion
  • Get Well Soon
  • Just Because

You can also gift this for any holiday and personalize it with your best holiday doodles. I LOVE to doodle so I’d have fun decorating this tin (pumpkins for Halloween, Christmas Trees for Christmas, hearts for Valentine’s Day…).

If you have never had popcorn from The Popcorn Factory, let me tell you, you are missing out on something delicious.

We’re had popcorn from The Popcorn Factory in the past. Their popcorn always tastes freshly popped and very flavorful. They also provide you with a very generous amount. It’s enough to last one person a long time. Even my family of four can enjoy some of the popcorn here and there and it will last for a week or more.

I recommend putting some in a bowl and eat from that instead of directly out of the tin. When you eat out of the tin its easy to eat more than you anticipated you would. It’s all so good that you can’t stop from eating it. Trust me, I know this from personal experience. Ha Ha.

If designing and personalizing your own popcorn tin is not your style, The Popcorn Factory has plenty of other gift ideas for every holiday and occasion. They also have products to suit any budget. In addition they carry non-popcorn items too.

Here are just a FEW examples.

This is PERFECT for my outdoorsy brother!

S’mores flavored popcorn!

This is a GREAT gift idea for a new college student or recent graduate.

I think the Patriotic Kettle Corn (pictured above) would be a welcome treat at your Fourth of July party. It’s a great change of pace from the typical chips & dips and nachos & salsa. Your party guests will appreciate this extra special, colorful holiday treat.

You can learn more about these and other yummy goodies from The Popcorn Factory by visiting them online at ThePopcornFactory.com. You can also check them out on social media. All of their links are found towards the bottom of their website.

Have you ever enjoyed any goodies from The Popcorn Factory? If so, what was your experience with the brand? What product did you enjoy?

Would you gift someone a gift from The Popcorn Factory? What would you use the Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin for?


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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This special Fourth of July Giveaway is proudly brought to you by Holiday Contest and Sweeps along with

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Many people across the country are already making plans for the holiday. Barbecues, backyard get togethers, parades and more fun things are planned for that way.

My family is lucky. Our condo offers us great views of firework displays, especially the ones from our local minor league baseball stadium. All we need to do is sit on our balcony and enjoy.

To get your excited about the Fourth of July holiday I am happy to bring you a fantastic giveaway. There will be a grand prize winner and two runner up winners.

Grand Prize package includes:

  • $100 Ergo Chef Gift Certificate
  • Mosquito Patio Trap
  • Country Bob’s BBQ Sauce Gift Pack
  • 2 Gallon Patriotic Tin of Popcorn and Snacks
  • 2 Triple Feature DVD movies
  • Foodie Imports Imported Italian Nougat Package
  • Annin United States 3′ x 5′ Home Flag Set

TWO (2) Runners Up will receive the SAME prize package as above, minus the $100 Ergo Chef gift certificate.

The approximate retail amount for the Grand Prize is $300, and $200 for the Runners Up prize packages.

Here is a little more information about the sponsors and the prizes.


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Ergo Chef $100 Gift Certificate (Grand Prize winner only)

Ergo Chef offers the finest quality cutlery including knife sets, kitchen gadgets, sharpeners and more.



Country Bob’s Barbecue Sauce Gift Package

The gift package includes the following products;

  • 1 bottle of Original All Purpose Sauce
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  • 1 bottle of Honey Habanero All Purpose Sauce
  • 1 bottle of Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 container of Seasoning Salts


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The Mosquito Patio Trap is “silent but deadly”. It lures disease carrying mosquitoes into the chamber. Once inside the insect is trapped and cannot escape the chamber.

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Popcorn Factory Patriotic Popcorn & Snack Assortment

Packed inside a star spangled tin you’ll find gourmet treats such as Cinnamon Popcorn, Cheese Popcorn, White Cheddar Popcorn and Chocolate Popcorn. In addition you’ll find other snack treats such as chocolate chip cookies, honey roasted peanuts, star shaped pretzels, chocolate stars and red, white and blue Jelly Belly Beans.


Foodie Imports imported soft Italian nougat/torrone

I did a review recently on this sweet, creamy and delicious treat. You can find my review here. Mmm good!

Mill Creek Entertainment

Mill Creek Entertainment triple feature movie DVDs

Each winner will receive two (assorted titles) DVDs featuring THREE movies on each DVD.

Annin US Flag

Annin United Stats Flag set

The flag set comes complete with a 3′ x 5′ nyl-glo United States Flag, 6′ three section aluminum pole, 5″ gold plastic eagle and mounting bracket.

Annin Flagmakers have been making flags since 1847. Their high quality flags are made with long lasting fabrics and inks. Their flags have also been flown over the While House as well as foreign fields of battle.

A special “Thank You” to all of the sponsors;

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on June 26, 2013. The winners will be notified via e-mail and have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

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