Last minute Father’s Day gift ideas!

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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.

I did manage to get a couple of gifts for Daddy P and I hope he likes them. I bought him a personalised photo collage mug from Snapfish (it’s become a yearly F’day tradition!) and a Lego Porsche 911 set (so cheap and he loves his Lego!).

Last minute Father’s Day gift ideas

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

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A Few of His Favourite Things Collection / Credit: 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.

Price: £27.50
https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/fathers-day-bundle-gift-2.html

For dads that love a good board game: John Lewis

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221B Baker Street game / Credit: John Lewis

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.

£23.99
https://www.johnlewis.com/gibsons-221b-baker-street-game/p1985712

For dads that treasure memory keepsakes: Papier

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Father’s Day mini photo book / Credit: Papier UK

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.

From £20.00
https://www.papier.com/the-father-s-day-mini-29111

For dads that appreciate a good beer: Borough Box

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Craft beer &crackling gift box / Credit: Borough Box

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!

Price: £24.99
https://www.boroughbox.com/craft-beer-and-crackling-gift-box

For dads that love cheesy novelty home gifts: Getting Personal

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Personalised Heritage Blue Plaque / Credit: GettingPersonal.co.uk

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!

£14.99
https://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/gifts/personalised-heritage-plaque.htm

For dads that love luxury self-care: Book Block

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Soap & Musk gift box / Credit: Book Block

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!

Price: £67.64
https://www.bookblock.com/product/soap-musk


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

Gift ideas for dads this Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is this weekend already! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by! Now officially in mid-June, summer is approaching and the warmer days we had a couple of weeks felt fantastic. I even tried out my Bondi Sands fake tan which was lovely – I need to write a review on that soon. Below are gift ideas I’ve got in mind for Daddy P but I hope they inspire you if you haven’t found anything just yet….

Father’s Day gift ideas

Something PERSONALISED

For the last few years, a Father’s Day mug has always on the list for Daddy P. I usually order a personalised 15oz photo mug from Snapfish (£12.99) which was always big hit. I’ve ordered one again this year too! I love adding our own photos to the mug, it gives a personal touch which I think is a little special (and cheesy) but the kids love it. They’ve also got a promo code for 30% off your total basket with no minimum spend so get purchasing. They also offer next day delivery.

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Source: Snapfish
**update**

My personalised photo mug has arrived! I love it, it’s so sweet. The only thing I forgot to add to the mug was some text to say “Happy Father’s Day 2019!” …oops!

I love simple yet stylish watches for men. With most of us constantly on our phones today I feel like sometimes we were slowly getting rid of functional accessories like watches. I found this beautiful stainless steel watch on Not On The High Street and best of all, it can be personalised and they have free standard delivery.

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The silver colour stands out and is so stylish but they have a few other colours so have a look. For £69, it’s a good price too! There’s so much on websites like NOTHS and Etsy I love looking for special and unique items to buy. At the moment (for myself!) I’m obsessed with dainty necklaces and personalised bracelets. Check out NOTHS’s fathers day gifts for even more ideas.

Something ESSENTIAL

It’s good to look after yourself; self-care is one of the things most people tend to overlook in themselves. Daddy P is lucky he has good skin (not oily, not dry) however he doesn’t do anything to look after it. Men usually like to keep their skincare simple so the basic essentials are key; to cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturise.

These two kits below are my favourite; the Look Fantastic Father’s Day collection which has a mix of face and body products from premium brands. And the Aromatherapy Associates The Refinery kit is a new favourite of mine which comes with a wash bag. I use this brand at my workplace and I’ve really fallen in love with it. I’ve already gotten Daddy P the face wash and shave oil which is fab and suitable for all skin types.

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The Look Fantastic Father’s Day Collection box
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Aromatherapy Associates: The Refinery Skin Kit for men

Cleansing clears the skin of dirt and debris build-up, preps the skin and leaves it fresh. Toner tones the skin and minimises large pores, and leaves the skin matte yet hydrated for the absorption of the moisturiser. Exfoliating (especially if they shave) helps to buff away dead skin cells and reduces ingrown hairs as the pores are clear, allowing the hair follicle to grow out of the skin instead of inwards (which happens when the pores are blocked with dirt or natural oils). I would also recommend a beard/shave oil for those growing a beard. The oil will help to nourish the skin but also condition the beard hair, keeping it soft. Moisturiser is the last step and works as a barrier against daily pollutants and keeps the skin hydrated and moisturised.

Something FUN

If your man prefers something a little more active, why not take him out for an evening of fun? I’ve picked outdoor cinema or a raving night out at Ballie Ballerson. The Rooftop Film Club hosting in Peckham is showing Schwarzenegger’s classic, The Terminator on Father’s Day. You can book tickets directly from the RFC’s website: https://rooftopfilmclub.com/london/bussey-building/film/the-terminator-1984/

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Ballie Ballerson is an adult-only cocktail bar that has its very own giant ball-pit! So if you and your partner want to bring out your inner child and just spend a night together feeling like kids again, this is not a place to miss out! Tickets are from £7.50pp for admission only or you can go all out with a VIP package which includes food and a designated booth for £25/35pp. Check them out here: https://www.ballieballerson.com/tickets/https://www.ballieballerson.com/tickets
Ballie Ballerson - London's Adult only ball pit cocktail bar

Something SPECIAL

Daddy P LOVES football and I’ve just found a deal TravelZoo for Behind-the-Scenes tour tickets to Wembley stadium… just £9! That’s almost 52% off the standard price. Best thing of all is tickets can be redeemed up until September so he can choose to use it now for Father’s Day or choose to wait for another day when he’s ready to use it. A behind-the-scenes tour is a guided and self-guided tour of the stadium including the footballer’s dressing rooms, the press room, the player’s tunnel, pitchside and the Royal Box. Imagine all those insta-worthy photo moments!

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Source: Travelzoo

Daddy P’s been talking about going to Barcelona but hasn’t been able to get round to it. Between juggling parenting and job hunting it’s been a struggle. Weekend breaks work out really well because you can travel but still be back in time for parenting duties. I love looking for my holiday breaks from OnTheBeach.com so naturally I had a search for Father’s Day trips to Barcelona and found some good deals. You can either search for flights and hotel separately or let On The Beach’s deal finder search for you. I found the following deals for 2 adults; 2 nights in Barcelona (flights & hotel) flying out from London Stansted:

OnTheBeach recommends:
The Mirror Barcelona
£292pp, B&B double room

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It’s not called The Mirror for nothing. Photos of the hotel show that the rooms are loaded with mirrors from the bedroom to bathroom but in a very playful and tasteful way. Great for us ladies to check out our outfits and makeup throughout the day. Th price is reasonable and the Tripadvisor ratings look good too. The hotel offers free WiFi, air conditioning, pool and close to local amenities.

On a budget:
Catalonia Bristol
£171pp, double room only

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This was the best low budget option I found on the site. Pretty decent price and the hotel looks really nice and modern. Their Tripadvisor rating looks good and they have free WiFi which is perfect for a short weekend break.

Splash the cash: 
MELIÁ Barcelona Sarriá
£439pp, B&B level junior suite

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If you want to pull out all the stops this Father’s Day, this is the hotel for you. Hotel Meliá has a lot to offer in terms of room quality, style, and service. This 5 star hotel has a spa on-site so you can treat yourself (and hubby!) to a relaxing massage or spa day in the evening on your mini-break. Free WiFi, air conditioning and a gym are standard amenities and the location is a short car journey from the beach.

Have you already got other gift ideas for Father’s Day? Let me know what wonderful things you treated your loved ones to! X

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Review: Personalised Father’s Day Gifts From Snapfish UK

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!

The items I chose were:

Here’s a photo of everything I bought for under £40

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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. 🙂

Interested in making your own Snapfish creations?

Get 40% off across all items on the website including the Father’s Day range using discount code: SFBLOGS

If you decide to purchase your gifts online, get up to 40% off items across the site using my special Snapfish discount code (expires 15/06/15). This is an exclusive code that is only available to you so you won’t find it anywhere else on the web. Just make sure you place it by Monday 15th June 2015 as this is the last order date for Father’s Day deliveries.

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NB. I worked with Snapfish on this post for their Father’s Day personalised gifts campaign. All words and opinions and photos are my own.