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Saturday 3 June 2017

Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide - 7 gift ideas and giveaway

Well the day is almost upon us - Father's Day: Sunday 18th June 2017 - where we celebrate the role models in our lives who play a Father figure to us or our children. Of course, this isn't always 'Daddy' - it might be Grandpa, Uncle, Brother, partner, family friend or anyone else who helps us, looks after us and deserves a little bit of recognition and spoiling on a special day. 

Father's Day 2017 gift guide

The problem is, it can be hard sometimes to find unique and thoughtful gifts. I've always liked the idea of affordable Father's Day presents so that when Arthur is a little older he can use his own pocket money to carry on the tradition, but at the same time, it is also nice to be a little bit more indulgent!

Whatever your preference, I've compiled a Father's Day Gift Guide List below with lots of lovely ideas for that special person - some with a nice little twist on the old favourites!

Chocolate Card from Candy Mechanics:

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Surely THE best card to receive?? Candy Mechanics are a fab choice for customised chocolate cards and even have the option of gold dusting! The Father's Day cards can follow a template  with a personalised name, or you can design your own with any message and name included. We chose a totally personalised message which says ' Happy Father's Day DADDY from your cheeky monkey Arthur x'....They also have templates available which can be personalised such as this 'No 1 DAD' option below. The cards come in a lovely little slide out tray box which displays the gift perfectly

Custom Slippers from Contrado:

Father's Day 2017 gift guide personalised slippers from contrado

Contrado allow you to print your designs onto clothing, fabrics and lifestyle products - the limit is only in your imagination! I genuinely had to stop myself designing and ordering something with my branding on (Arthurwears leggings anyone??) and instead I let Arthur take the lead with this one - which he loved! We decided on a chalkboard style slipper with Arthur's own chalk drawing printed on. We took photos of Arthur's picture and uploaded them to the website, placing them on different parts of the slippers. He LOVED being involved in this and keeps telling his Daddy " we made you some slippers!!" Don't they look fab??? 

'Gifts I've made' trunk from Trunkaroo:

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Father's Day 2017 gift guide making a trunkaroo gift

A little bit different, Trunkaroo is actually a subscription service delivering STEM-inspired, gender-neutral project kits for kids. We tried the 'Gifts I've Made' trunk as a gift product for Father's Day - this trunk specifically lets the little ones make hand-made gifts, and who wouldn't love to receive something like that?? You can buy single trunks or enter the monthly subscription service which will send out two art and STEM projects a month.
 The trunk included resources and instructions to make a diary with flicker-book stickers on the pages, a choice of DIY covers and a protective sleeve. Arthur really enjoyed this, we spent a good few days doing different parts of the activities - starting with the squirty bottle of glue for the resistance watercolour painting....the only thing missing (in my opinion!) was a pin to pierce the bottle...it took me a good day to find one before we could start! 

Personalised Luggage Tag from Find Me a Gift:

Father's Day 2017 gift guide personalised luggage tag

Whether your chap in question likes to travel near or far, long or short distances, this personalised luggage tag from Find Me A Gift is a lovely little way to keep connected. I think this is a super cute reminder for a loved one away from home, and of course, it doesn't have to be for 'Daddy' - this part can be personalised too! A great way to recognise your luggage on a carousel too...

Personalised Wallet from Find Me a Gift:

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Also available in black, I love the subtle humour in this personalised wallet. This is a lovely little twist on a classic Father's Day present which also happens to be beautifully made from genuine leather. It includes all the important little compartments you would need and expect from a useable wallet for cash and cards - including a small zip pocket. Of course, you don't have to have this message on the front, the wallet can be personalised with 3 lines of text of your choice - as long as it isn't offensive.

PS4 wrap from Vinyl Revolution (win one for yourself):

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Obviously the dream is an actual Sony PS4 ( available to buy direct from amazon here (AL) just in case you're feeling super generous!) and if your gaming loving loved one is lucky enough to have one already, then this little product is a brilliant way of making it look a little more pleasing on the eye within your home! Vinyl Revolution have a range of different wraps available to personalise your PS4, whether you want to make it look a bit more inconspicuous, or show it off to it's full glory ( hello gold, glow in the dark or fluorescent wraps!) then there is something for you. I love this rustic wood effect PS4 wrap - it totally matches my floorboards and would make a PS4 look so much more classy - should I choose to move it from its current hiding place behind the TV. I have one of these rustic wood effect wraps to give away to one lucky reader, if you would like to be in with a chance of winning just enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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Marvel Superhero socks from Heat Holders:

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Socks are the ultimate Father's Day gift aren't they?? Who didn't buy a pair for their own old man at some point?? Dads always need new socks! I love these new Marvel Superhero socks from Heat Holders - especially because they come in adult and child sizes!! Get ready for a bit of Father's Day twinning with Father and Son/daughter matching Hulk socks....or perhaps  prepare yourself for a battle of the superheros with a Daddy Hulk and a little Spiderman!! A great way to initiate a little bit of parent/child bonding and fun into Father's Day.

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