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11 Jun, 2015

Father’s Day will soon be upon us! On 21st June up and down the UK we’ll be celebrating our Dads and our children’s Dads for this national celebration. Presents wise it always poses as a bit of a problem because Mike’s Birthday is within a week (or less!) of Father’s Day. To be honest, he’s more than happy with a DIY Fathers Day present like this one, that Reuben made last year, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little something extra as a thank you from me.

So I’ve put together a list of my favourite gifts for Men available at the moment!

Father’s Day Gift Idea

Father's Day 2015 Gift Ideas

1. Style: Jack & Jones long line T-shrit (£14) and Only & Sons Cardigan (£34.99)

Both these products are great quality and any dad would look really dapper in them (I actually got Mike this exact combo for his Birthday and I can confirm dapper indeed!)

2. Movie time: GoPro Hero – £94.99

What dad doesn’t like making family films? I’m sure it’s in their DNA. And I’d quite like one too.

3. Art: Walk from the Beach – £30

We’ve recently moved from the sea to the countryside and as Mike’s a bit of a surfer, I thought he might like this artwork of the sea! There’s loads to chose from to find something personal for your fella or dad.

4. Skin care: Elemis Daily Moisture Boost – £30

I’ve been loving my Elemis products lately so I figured Mike might like some too. Click here for more Skin care ideas for men.

5. Something for the weekend: Filson Duffle Bag – £236.50

Just in case you’ve got a bigger budget, this is one lovely man bag. They are endlessly useful to have for trips to the gym to piling full of kids’ clothes for a weekend away (don’t tell him that is its destiny when you give it him though)!

6. Money money: Ted Baker Wallet – £42

Mike’s wallet was literally falling apart when I finally got him a new one, so he really appreciated this!

 What will you be giving your baby daddy from the kids this Father’s Day?

04 Jun, 2014

Mike, I’m about to reveal all about what’s going to happen for you on Father’s Day this year, so if you wouldn’t mind not reading, that would be great!

I find men pretty hard to buy for at the best of times but June is a killer month for me what with Mike’s Birthday, swiftly followed by Father’s Day! Thankfully at this stage I think Father’s Day can be limited to acts of kindness and amusing little home made gifts (which is not the same as Mother’s Day of course!).

With Father’s Day a little over a week away, on 15th June, I’ve pulled together my favourite ideas (all gleaned from Pinterest and stored in my Father’s Day pinterest board) and basically what I plan to do on and for the 15th.

Father’s Day – 4 thrifty gift ideas

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  1. Room Service – unless it’s juice that he wants, Reuben’s not going to be much use for this task but Gabriella will LOVE it; reading the card, helping me make breakfast and then all munching in bed! *Oh crumbs* You can get a free download room service door hanger, courtesy of 733blog.com, by clicking here!
  2. Daddy questionnaire – another thing I think Gabby will enjoy doing is filling out this questionnaire (a free printable from Kinzie’s Kreations). You could equally do it for your little one if they’re too young to write/talk!
  3. Breakfast-in-bed Father’s Day topper – To accompany the Room Service, we can make one of these toppers from Ruby Ju!  Gabby can write it and Reuben colour it in. Although the only cocktail sticks I have are cocktail umbrellas – well, it might be raining…
  4. His favourite dinner – with it being a Sunday I can imagine Mike will want sunday dinner, but he also loves fresh fish dishes, so I’m thinking some of my amazing marinaded fish with extra chillies in a taco or wrap and a nice cold beer would go down very well! With Gabriella (not the beer) and me too…

So there you are, keeping it thrifty and simple. I have one other idea up my sleeve and I will share next week with Reuben’s help! It might even be a Vlog…

What are your ideas for Father’s Day?