Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2016

Whilst you can’t go wrong with a pair of socks and a bar of whole nut, if you fancy something a little different this Father’s Day – check out some of my ideas below!

Amazon Fire TV Stick, £34.99

There is nothing quite like getting stuck in to a good box set. Settling in to an episode of House of Cards once the kids are in bed is our new ‘going out’! With this little gizmo, you have access to over 50,000 popular movies and TV shows available to buy or rent as well as over 4,200 channels, apps and games. And if dad has Amazon Prime, he has unlimited access to Prime Video – a catalogue of over 15,000 shows and movies available on-demand. This is a very big gift in a very dinky package! 

 

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Pacapod Prescott Changing Bag, £115

A favourite with the celebrity Daddies, the Prescott satchel has been spotted on Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Hemsworth. This gift is sure to be a hit for a stylish ‘hands on’ dad this Father’s Day. As with all of the Pacapod bags, it hits all the practical baby boxes without sacrificing on style and even has a hidden padded laptop section so is also great for commutes or off duty days out.

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Go Ape Experience from £33

I have heard such great things about the Go Ape experience, it just sounds perfect for families or couples – I have actually booked for Paul and I to do this for our day date next month! Children as young as six can monkey around on Tree Top Junior, while older children can fly through the sky on a zip wire, race through the forest on a Segway or swing through the trees like Tarzan on the Tree Top Adventure. What a great Father’s Day out – it certainly beats staying indoors all morning slaving over his favourite lunch!  

There are 29 Go Ape adventures around the country – find your nearest course here! 

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RE9 Advanced For Men Set from £24

This is the ultimate in Mens skincare. Only launched in April it is already a best seller and has had unbelievable press coverage. The anti-ageing results are visible within 4 weeks (usually much, much sooner) but the smooth experience of using the products will be enjoyed immediately! As with the entire Arbonne range, the products are vegan friendly and totally botanical. If the Dad in your life takes care of his skin – this is the gift for him!

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Red Letter Day, Indoor Sky Diving Experience, £100

I recently did this with my husband and 4 year old daughter, it was AWESOME! Such a fun afternoon out as a family. You’ll be given full training on how to compose yourself and what to expect ahead of the flight, and will have the support (and peace of mind!) of a flying expert in the wind tunnel with you. If heights aren’t your thing, this is a great way to experience the sensation of sky diving. This gift will certainly have the wow factor this Father’s Day! Check out the full range of experiences on offer at Red Letter Day here.

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11 Stylish Gifts For Valentine’s Day 2016

I personally love Valentine’s Day, all of the fun with none of the pressure. It really doesn’t matter what gift you buy for your loved one, or how much it cost, just that you spared a thought to get something you know they’d like! Well I have put together 11 rather fabulous gift ideas for him and for her to help you on your way to a lovely Valentine’s Day together.

See below for prices and links to site.

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1. LSA International, £42

Flutes are soooo 2015, so if you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a romantic meal at home, splash out on drinking your pink champagne out of these super stylish saucers with rose gold edges. 

2. Prestat Heart Assortment, £16.50

If it’s a chocaholic you are dating, then spoil them with the ultimate Prestat truffles. The packaging reminds me of something straight out of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!

3. Filofax Tablet Case, Raspberry, from £30

Stylish and practical, this is such a fun present and will be appreciated long after Valentine’s Day.

4. Susie Watson Lovebird Cushion, £34 

Cosy on up over one of these beautiful love bird embroidered cushions from Susie Watson, such a thoughtful gift for someone who enjoys gifts for the home.

5. Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil, £40

For some serious luxury and a clever alternative to the dozen red roses, get the Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil. Anything from this site is such a special gift and will arrive beautifully gift wrapped.

6. Susie Watson Hand Painted Mug, £15

For a small token gift, you really can’t go wrong with a stylish mug from the Susie Watson pottery collection.

7. Dolce and Gabanna The One For Him £26, Amazon.co.uk

For the man in your life, spoil him with his (and your) favourite bottled scent.

8. Bloom & Wild Flowers, From £30

If it’s flowers you’re after then head straight to Bloom & Wild for a whole new way of buying your flowers. Not only is the price very reasonable compared to your usual mainstream sites at this time of year, you could opt for a 3 month flower subscription for an extra special gift.

9. Cinema Lightbox A4, The Little House Shop, £30 

I love the idea of leaving each other personal messages on this little Cinema Lightbox, and for making movie nights that little bit more of an occasion!

10. Chupi Heart Ring, £79 

Whatever the occasion, jewellery is pretty much always the answer. This gorgeous 18k gold plated heart ring is such a gorgeous present for your sweetheart! (Look out for this brand – they have a truly beautiful collection of elegant  jewellery.)

11. Nike Women’s Running Shoes, from £70.64

For extra brownie points this Valentine’s Day, think outside the box and go for a regular gift, but get it in pink! Like these fabulous Nike trainers from Amazon UK available from their new Running department.

Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Less Than £50

November is a busy time of year for us bloggers whilst we frantically put together our Christmas Gift Guides. This year, with the blogosphere already crammed with exciting ideas for what to buy, I thought I would do something a little different and set myself the challenge of finding beautiful gifts for less than £50. More and more families are doing Secret Santa now, so here are some suggestions of special presents that won’t break the bank this Christmas! (click on the links for more information).

ESPA Moisturiser, £45

If it’s skincare you are looking for, you can’t go wrong choosing from the ESPA Skincare range. This is their latest product, the Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser designed to hydrate and restore balance for beautiful skin (I have this – it’s amazing!). It is suitable for any skin type and any age making this the perfect gift for all women!

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Susie Watson Salad Bowl, £45

For the home maker, I suggest anything from the wonderful Susie Watson collection. This gorgeous hand made salad bowl in the iconic Honey Bees design is the perfect addition to your dining collection.

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Rocknife Ceramic Knife, from £19.99

You don’t need to be a professional chef to appreciate a good knife, and these fabulous printed blades arrive individually gift wrapped in a branded Rocknife box (with matching plasters for just in case!) making it a special and unusual Christmas gift.

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Retro 746 Telephone, £42

If you are looking for something a little different this year and have a strict budget of £50, this quality retro phone by Wild & Wolf would make a gorgeous gift and is available along with a number of other unique and stylish ideas at Flamingo Gifts.

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Haig Club Whiskey, £35

For the hard-to-buy-for gentlemen in your life, how about this limited edition Haig Club Whiskey? With the support of David Beckham as the official ambassador (and part owner) of the brand, this luxury whiskey is guaranteed to make it in to a lot of Christmas stockings this year… Check out Amazon.co.uk for the best prices.

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Corioliss Electrocurl Curling Wand, Hairtrade.com £49

This motorised curling wand is currently in the sale on Hairtrade.com keeping it under the £50 mark and has had rave reviews. For looser, more natural curls and extra volume, go for the 32mm barrel.

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Metallic Clutch Bag. £32

This beautiful leather clutch bag can be personalised and is an absolute bargain at just £32 by Lilly Belle.

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Jawbone Fitness Tracking Wristband, £35

So I have just joined the fitness tracking brigade and sport the Jawbone UP 2 which I absolutely love, but if you are looking to spend less than £50, I have just seen this Small UP which is an absolute bargain in the sale on Amazon.co.uk!

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Charlotte Tilbury, Bar of Gold, £32

As a blogger, I come across a lot of beauty products but this skin gilding highlighter is quite possibly the most beautiful piece of make up I have ever seen… Steer clear of the Charlotte Tilbury site, you will want EVERYTHING on it.

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Hunter Umbrella, £32 

The great british winter essential… The Original Moustache Bubble Umbrella is available in several colours and is perfect for storing in the car for those wet school runs! At just £32 you could team this with a pair of cosy fleece boot socks to reach the £50 budget.

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For more gift ideas, please check out my other blog over on the Huffington Post! x