I was supposed to have written this gift guide at the start of the month but it’s been MEGA busy! We had the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 4-5 which we attended and the kids also attended one on the Thursday before that and this Saturday we had another one!
If you’re looking for that last-minute inspiration, I’m here to give that to you. Whether it’s a gift for your dad, grandad or hubby, I’m sure they will appreciate at least one item from my top picks below…
Father’s Day is literally THIS SUNDAY and I’ve had this post in my draft for goodness knows how long! It ended up in my forgotten to do pile as I found myself busy doing many other projects at home like making a new PJ set for my little boy and a pair of leggings for my little girl. I then went on strictly focusing on homeschooling my little boy and forgot about myself in the process.
If you’re a little worse than me and haven’t yet got any ideas for father’s day gifts, here’s a few to throw at you…
For dads that are the sweetest or have a sweet tooth: Hotel Chocolat
Does your hubby have a sweet tooth or appreciates premium quality chocolates? Hotel Chocolat released their Father’s Day collection last week and if you hurry (order by Friday) you will be able to receive your goodies in time for Sunday. My favourite out of the Father’s Day collection is the “a few of his favourite things” collection. The set contains a small bottle of chocolate-cream liqueur, ‘The Whisky Collection’ chocolate set, salted caramel puddles and a fossil-shaped dark chocolate block. Great for men that love booze-filled, dark chocolates.
John Lewis has a massive catalogue of board games for you to choose from. From brainteaser and trivial games, to solving mysteries and winning challenges there’s a game for every dad. A popular board game on the site was Gibson’s 221B Baker Street where you need to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and play a detective to crack the clues and solve the case.
Love photos but they’re either all stored in your phone, on the cloud or somewhere digital? What happened to the good old days when we had photo albums?! I have always loved flicking through photo albums but printing them out individual then spending hours trying to get them into the fiddly album sleeves is a nightmare alone… but not to fear! We have photo books now and this mini one from Papier is stunning visually and super sweet. It’s a decent size to hold (prints will be 6.5″ x 6.5″) and the paper used is silk with a glossy sheen. There’s enough room for 30 photos (one photo per page) and three colour covers to choose from; green (Super Dad), blue (First Father’s Day) and white (Daddy & Me). If you don’t fancy this particular one, Papier have a few others you can choose from too.
I really like the idea of gift boxes and this is a fantastic one. If your hubby appreciates a good cold craft beer and is missing the pub, this gift box should see him through the day. A variety of beers and crackling snacks as the perfect accompaniment. It’s big enough for sharing but he might want to enjoy this one by himself!
For dads that love cheesy novelty home gifts: Getting Personal
Seriously, does it get any cheesier than this?! I really like this gift and find it hilarious but that just tells you what my sense of humour is like. You can write your own message with 5 lines of text to sum up your hubby. Choose from either a self-adhesive plaque or one with screw holes. It’s plastic so great for indoor or outdoor use. There are some fab gifts on this site for every occasion so have a little look through. A few things have caught my eye!
For dads that love a bit (or a lot) of luxury will adore this Soap & Musk gift box from Book Block. I’m loving this box, it’s super cute! Hubby will have super-soft premium cotton sock on his toosies, luxurious hair and body wash to soak with on bath days and a deep cleansing body soap bar to wash with on quick shower days. You can create a parent’s night in with a romantic dinner, this soap+musk candle burning in the background and either a good movie on or unwind to some feel-good music. Enjoy!
– Hope that’s given you some ideas to think about – if not then even a thoughtful home-cooked dinner, a card and some wine should go down a treat. Especially with dining out days currently on hold, a good meal and a movie might be all he wants. x
Father’s Day is approaching thick and fast ladies! If you haven’t got a gift for your hubby or dad just yet or still stuck for ideas, don’t fret as this post will hopefully give you some gift ideas you might like too.
Also dubbed as “F’Day” or “Daddy’s Day” falls on Sunday 21st June 2015 and it’s about under a month away. I was really stuck for ideas until I came across Snapfish and the wonderful offers on photo books, mugs and prints they have at the moment in the lead up to F’Day. I had £40 to spend and really wanted to get something lovely and useful for LO’s daddy.
I have purchased from Snapfish before and really liked the amazing variety of products they have, the high quality of the products, and their delivery service was quite quick.
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The gifts I chose
Looking on the Snapfish website, I was completely stuck for ideas at first. I thought a photo book would make an amazing gift however I didn’t realise that when you delete photos from an iPhone it will also remove itself from the iCloud so I didn’t have enough photos. I hadn’t backup my phone either as I didn’t have a computer so all of those precious photos are gone… sad times. 😦
After sifting through the endless selections on Snapfish, I looked at the Father’s Day page for inspiration. I’d finally decided that instead of getting just one gift for LO’s daddy, I’ll get a selection of gifts instead!
Here’s a photo of everything I bought for under £40
All of this for under £40?! I can definitely say that is a bargain! I didn’t think I would actually get that much for my money as the photo book that I wanted with all the trimmings was going to cost me £30-something pounds and a single glass photo block was around the same price I couldn’t believe that I could get 5 things for the same price.
Quick & easy from ordering to delivery
The creation process was simple and relatively simple to complete. The longest bit is uploading the photos onto the website but after that, it’s simply a matter of click-selecting the photos you want to use and the website does the rest… Simples! I chose to repeat a few of the photos as I mainly just wanted images of LO and his daddy together.
The photo panel I thought would make a great addition to our bookcase that’s filled with family photos. The photo collage mouse mat came as an idea as we currently use soft-cover books for improvisation lol *embarrassed face* and the jigsaw puzzle would make a great little game for daddy and LO to play with on F’Day. We are big tea drinkers in our family and I remember LO’s daddy being so envious of my photo mug so I ordered a massive 15oz photo mug for him. The keyring was a cute last-minute add-on item that I chose as it was cheap and cheerful. Everything arrived ahead of schedule however it was not all shipped out in one big box. Most of the items arrived separately however maybe that’s because the order was slightly bigger.
*update: I have been told that this is due to the nature of the products and as some may be more fragile/delicate than others and they have different manufacturing/processing times therefore it’s not possible for items to arrive together in one bulk box.*
I think daddy is going to be very happy with his gifts – now the hardest bit is to hide them all from him! He’s already getting suspicious so I will have to just put them all in a large gift bag and hide in the back of my wardrobe. 🙂
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