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

Reminiscing About Barcelona

Looking back at my previous holiday photos is making want to go away again! I went to Barcelona earlier this year for a short break (2 nights) which was a lovely getaway but it’s simply not long enough. It was a spur-of-the-monent decision; I saw the deal on Lastminute.com for £89pp inc. hotel and I could just not resist!

I went with my all-time travel companion Coco – she is the only person I go on holidays with since college times but after LO I stopped all the holiday trips as money became tight.

When we got to the city centre we decided to walk to the hotel, not realising it was 19 kilometres away! I had totally underestimated how far the distance was and after 3hrs of constant walking we reached the hotel knackered so we only could be bothered to chill out. The hotel, Attica 21 Barcelona Mar is right next to the beach promenade which was a pleasant surprise. If only we knew how close we were we probably would’ve spent an afternoon chilling on the sandy beaches.

The next day we walked everywhere again but also made use of the tram system to help us get around. I have to say, Barcelona is a beautiful city, physically and culturally. It’s no wonder why thousands of people flock there especially in summer when the weather is amazing. When I went, I was only sunny on the day I got there.. After that, it was all grey clouds and overcast. Still, I had a great time exploring the place.

The last night was spent at the local jazz bars Jamboree and Marula Café, and the entertainment for the night was simply awesome. It was Funk night at Marula Cafe so the DJ played funk and soulful jazz  – there was also a live act from a local band called Sugar Drop who were absolutely amazing. As the venue is small and intimate, it felt almost like a private gig 🙂 Even though it was only for 2 nights, I missed my boy a lot but I was also quite happy that I was able to get away for a few days for complete R&R. After that, it was back to the rat race and full-time work.