Ah, the humble cheeseburger. The greatest of American exports, the hero of diners and drive-ins across the world – today, we sing the praises of a meat patty, topped with cheese, in between two burger buns. The argument about best burger toppings is a debate for another day – because September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day, and it’s a day where we’re all about the cheeseburger. To celebrate, we’ve put together some gift ideas for your favourite cheeseburger fan – from cutesy date night ideas to thoughtful gifts.
Is there a National Hamburger Day?
But wait, we hear you cry, I don’t like cheese/I’m lactose intolerant! What about the plain old humble hamburger? Well you can heave a sigh of relief, because the calendar is big enough for the both of you – National Hamburger Day is on 27th August each year.
Who invented the cheeseburger?
There’s plenty of debate as to who officially first invented the burger – but most people accept that burgers were invented by Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas, all the way back in 1880! Okay, so he served it in between two slices of bread instead of burger buns, but we’ll cut him some slack.
Cheeseburger gift ideas
For the true burger king (we know, we know, sorry) in your life, why not really make their day with some awesome cheeseburger gifts?
Make them a cheeseburger
They say the best meal you can eat is one that’s made with love – so treat your cheeseburger loving friend or loved one to a homemade meal. Part of the beauty of the burger is that they’re actually really easy to prepare – just get some good-quality minced beef, some nice burger buns (we’re partial to a brioche bun) and your choice of cheese – a slice of American cheese is a classic, or pick a sharp cheddar to cut through the richness of the meat.
A good burger lives and dies on the condiments – so for the fancy burger lover in your life, treat them to something a little bit different with some gourmet sauces. We like the look of this award-winning Smoked Tomato Ketchup from Rebelicious, or get them a whole gift set with four bottles of Must Chup sauces.
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A personalised burger plate
For the truly burger-obsessed, give them the gift of a personalised burger plate, personalised with their name? That way, everyone will know for sure – there’s no pinching fries off this plate…
Awesome burger cards
Whether your burger buddy is celebrating a birthday, a big life win, or if you just want to send them a burger-themed card to make them smile, we’ve got plenty of card options – from our burger off birthday card, to our nice buns and I love you more than burgers options. Alternatively, for more inspiration on national celebration days, head on over to our blog!