With Father’s Day coming up on the 18th June, I have put together a few gift ideas:

Structure hair

Haircare products from Structure

Shaper : light creamy paste £13.80

Adapt : texture paste £3.60

Animate : bodifying styling creme £13.35

It’s not just women that fuss about their hair, men do to! Structure offer a wide variety of hair products no matter what look you wish to achieve. Some people prefer a paste whilst others prefer a creme or gel so depending on your dad and his hair (if he still has any!) there is plenty to choose from.

Shaper is great if you are happy with your hair and you want to hold it in place throughout the day, but if you want more body then animate is for you. Animate gives your hair that extra oomph, or you could always go for adapt if you want more texture for that beachy look.

The Personal Barber


The Personal Barber
£24.95

This set is a really impressive idea for anyone that likes to shave regularly and enjoys that close shave look. The idea behind this box is that it can either be purchased as a one off or as a subscription service. If your dad likes it enough, give him the details if he wants to carry on with a box monthly! More information about what you can expect in the box can be found here. It is a great starter pack for anyone that wants to try shaving with this type of razor and blades.

Percy and Nobleman


Percy Nobleman

Beard Grooming Kit

£26.99

Percy’s Beard Grooming Kit Includes: 

1 x Percy Nobleman Beard Conditioning Oil 30ml RRP: £11.99

1 x Percy Nobleman Beard Wash 30ml RRP: £11.99

1 x Percy Nobleman Moustache Wax RRP: £10

1 x Miniature Beard & Moustache Comb RRP: £3.99

On the other hand, if your dad isn’t one to clean shave and is fond of his beard, why not treat him to a beard set?! It contains everything you would need to keep that beard looking good! When paired together, the wash and oil really do improve the appearance and feel of your beard.

Percy and Nobleman

Percy Nobleman

Beard Starter Kit

£14.99

This kit contains:

Signature Scented Beard Oil (10ml)

Beard Wash (30ml)

This kit is also a good idea for any beard lovers, a little less expensive and something more simple to buy for your dad. This range is great as the oil is naturally formulated and wont leave your face oily or greasy.

Percy and Nobleman

Percy Nobleman
Face & Stubble Moisturiser
£16.99

Face & Stubble Wash
£12.99

Both of these are excellent products as they appeal to men with or without beards, whether you are clean shaven, have a bit of stubble or if you have a beard these can both be used together to ensure your face is clean and hydrated.

The Soap Kitchen

The Soap Kitchen
After shave moisturising cream
£6.25
Sandal wood mens body wash
£7.08
Orange and cedarwood shaving soap
£4.15

I have been a fan of The Soap Kitchen for a while, I didn’t even realise they had specific products for men so I had to include them! They offer a great range of shaving products, from after shave moisturiser to shaving soaps. They also have a beautiful smelling mens body wash.

Sukin Charcoal

Sukin : Pore refining facial scrub
£9.95

Sukin : Mattifying facial moisturiser
£9.95
Can be purchased in Boots or Holland & Barrett

Sukin are a brilliant natural brand that produce great skincare and hair care products. I have been really impressed with their skincare range and I think the charcoal range would be a great gift. This range isn’t gender specific but I think due to the packaging it can appeal to men and I know a lot of men use just as many skincare products as women! Charcoal products are great to give you an extra deep clean and leave your skin so refreshed.

Ren Atlantic kelp

Ren
Atlantic kelp and magnesium anti fatigue body wash
£20

Another astounding release from Ren, I love their body washes, I always find they’re very luxurious and you don’t need to use much so they last ages. It leaves your skin feeling soft and revived and would make a nice treat for any man (or women!). The Atlantic kelp range is full of anti oxidants and restorative properties.

Beech’s Fine Chocolates

Beech’s Fine Chocolates

£6.99

Does your dad have a sweet tooth? How about a nice box of chocolates? Beech’s do really yummy boxes of champagne truffles or sea salted caramel truffles. They are so good he probably won’t want to share them with you so maybe get yourself a box too 😉

Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp

Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp

£3.99

Another option for the chocolate lover. I personally don’t like dark chocolate mints so it is great you can get milk chocolate ones too! You can try and get him to share these with you as you get quite a lot in the box 🙂

 Blossoming Gifts Bag of delights

Blossoming Gifts
Bag of delights

£31.99

This contains:

Breckland Orchard Plum & Cherry Posh Pop 275ml

Lily O’Brien’s Creamy Caramels 110g

Campbells Petticoat Tail Shortbread 125g

Radfords Chocolate & Caramel Fudge Bag 113g

Mrs Bridges Strawberry Preserve 114g

Ahmed Strawberry Tea 10’s

The Dorman Dry Roasted Peanut 50g

Cocoabean Toffee Bonbons 100g

Sally Williams Almond Nougat 50g

I think this is a great treat if you are not too sure on what to get but you know he enjoys food. It pretty much has a bit of everything in and comes packed in a cute little reusable bag. You can see from the list above that you get loads of things in here 🙂

Up-cycled Corona glasses

Up-cycled Corona glasses
Set of 2
£15

I think these are pretty amazing. If your dad is a corona fan this would make a perfect gift. I have never seen anything like this before, it is so unique. They have a great range of other gifts on www.littlemillhouse.co.uk.

Avina wine bottle stoppers

Avina wine bottle stoppers
Set of 3
£9.97

If your dad is a wine connoisseur then why not treat him to these handy bottle stoppers. You get three in a pack which I think is great value, so if you were thinking about buying him a bottle of wine then why not get these too?!

Lemongrass

Lemongrass
Car freshener
£20

My dad is obsessed with keeping his car clean and smelling good. This fantastic set from Lemongrass contains the car fresh spray, a cloth, anti moth sachet and a tin of mats to place on your dashboard or cup holder to absorb unwanted odours. This is a great set for any car mad dads out there and the scent is really nice and natural, not too overpowering as car products can often be.

Space pen

Personalised Pen

£20.95 for the basic pen

£6.95 to be engraved

I think this is a wonderful gift idea for anyone. Most people use pens in day to day life so a personalised one is a really thoughtful gift. You can pick from a wide variety of pens to be engraved and have whatever you want on there, you can have either “dad” or your dad’s name.

Star wars heat holders

Heat Holders socks
£9.99

A new range of Star Wars heat holder socks has been released so if your dad is a fan of a galaxy far, far away then why not treat him to a pair of their slipper socks. I know that I much prefer slipper socks to big chunky slippers, maybe your dad does too?!

Sarah x


       

Some people celebrate Valentine’s day, and others don’t, it is a personal preference. If you are looking to get your special someone a gift, I have put together a few ideas.

Part 1 can be viewed here!

Kitchenware/Food

Chocolate fondue

Chocolate fondue set
£4
This set is available to purchase from Flying Tiger stores across the UK

I think this is awesome idea, all you need to do is light a tealight underneath and put some chocolate in the bowl, once it is melted you an use the forks provided to dip whatever you want in to it, marshmallows, strawberries, whatever takes your fancy!

mugs

Good morning mugs
£7.50

These mugs are the perfect his/hers mugs, you could buy one for your loved one or buy them both so you have matching 😉

They are dishwasher proof which is great as often mugs/glasses with designs on can get ruined if you don’t hand wash them, but these are just fine! I really like the idea of these and now my husband and myself can have our morning tea together in style.

egg cup

Heart design egg cup
£12

This beautiful marble deign egg cup has a gold heart on and is great for any egg lover. Marble homeware is being very fashionable and to be honest, you could use this for anything, not just eggs! It would look so cute on a bedside table with rings or odd small jewellery items in.

They have a great range of marble items but this one is just so cute and is really well made. It is the kind of thing you wouldn’t mind leaving out on the side in your kitchen as decoration when it isn’t in use!

Crabtree & Evelyn - All Butter Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits

Crabtree & Evelyn – All Butter Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits
£5

These limited edition biscuits would win my heart any day. They taste so good and the fact they have crystallised rose petals in is pretty cool! Crabtree & Evelyn have a great range of biscuits and confectionery, not just bath and body 🙂

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Jewellery

Lucy Quartermaine drip ring

‘Waterfall 5-Drip Ring’ in Sterling Silver
£48

This beautiful ring is part of the Lucy Quartermaine new waterfall range, it is so beautiful and would make a lovely thoughtful gift for any jewellery fan.

You can wear it two ways, with the drips hanging up or down and it is great quality for a really good price.

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Electronics

Varta Powerpack

Varta Powerpack
£24.99
Available from Ebay/Amazon/B&Q and Homebase

I wanted to include this as a great alternative gift, it is something everyone would have use for really. The amount of times I am out and about and my phone dies! It has two ports so you can charge 2 items at ocne, whether it is a phone or a tablet and it can charge your phone fully 4 times!

I think this would be pretty cool as nowadays most people have a phone that they can’t live without!

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Books

Lifetricity

Lifetricity
£9.99

Another fabulous gift for someone would be a book. This book is a great read about self development and personal growth. There are also some amazing tips on how to live a happier life and Yvonne really has put a lot of time and thought into this inspiring book.

There are some sections for you to complete yourself and I really think this would be a great gift, this is the kind of thing my husband would appreciate.

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I hope I have inspired you with some of my gift selections 🙂

Sarah x


       

Some people celebrate Valentine’s day, and others don’t, it is a personal preference. If you are looking to get your special someone a gift, I have put together a few ideas.

Bodycare

mad beauty bath fizzers

Mad beauty bath fizzers

£6.99

www.madbeauty.com

I LOVE Mad beauty, they have such an amazing range of gifts, not just for Valentine’s! The bath fizzers are a great gift, for anyone that loves to pamper themselves (I am a massive bath bomb fan!). I love the packaging for this range as it is multicoloured hearts and it is just such a lovely gift.

ren moroccan rose body wash

Ren Moroccan rose body wash

£32

The Ren moroccan rose range has got to be one of my favourite body ranges out there. I love the scent and have used the body lotion and oil before and just adore them.

Ren have teamed up with McQueens florists for this limited edition body wash. It is a great size(500ml) and I just love the design on the label.

jurlique rose body oil

Jurlique rose body oil
£38

I love the whole of the Jurlique rose range, the formulas, the scent, how gentle it is to your skin and how simple but beautiful the packaging is.

I have used a Jurlique facial oil before to help my acne and really helped. Even though the rose body oil is only 100ml it literally will last forever!

The oil is so luxurious and lovely to use after a relaxing bath, you don’t need to put it all over, you can use it wherever you like and it really is moisturising. It sinks in quickly so doesn’t leave you feeling oily which is a bonus 🙂

Amphora aromatics

Amphora Aromatics – Love it gift box
£11.95

This beautiful set contains a bath oil, massage oil and a body lotion. The bottles are a good size and this is really great value.

The bath oil smells so amazing, it contains lots of great oils that are good for your skin and the bottle contains enough for up to 8 baths. The massage oil can be used either on yourself or your partner and I like that is isn’t too oily if that makes sense. The body lotion is very hydrating and leaves your skin so soft and leaves you smelling divine!

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Makeup

urban decay vice lipsticks

Urban Decay vice lipsticks

£15 each

www.urbandecay.co.uk

I have been a massive fan of the vice range since it was first released, I have recently added the above three to my collection and wanted to add them into my gift guide as I think they would make great gifts.

The lipsticks are so pigmented and easy to apply, they last ages and come in a range of what seems like a gazillion colours.

From top to bottom:

Tryst

Obsessed

Morning After

I think the names in the range are great too 🙂

blank canvas brushes

Blank Canvas dimension series brushes
www.blankcanvascosmetics.com
Prices range from £6.50 to £14.50

These brushes are every mermaid/unicorn wannabees dream (including mine!). The colour is just beautiful. Why wouldn’t you be attracted to something so shiny and pretty and champagne pink?!

I am lucky to have got my hands on the F08 dome buffing brush and F06 bevelled foundation/contour brush. They are both such great quality and so lovely to use. A good brush really does make a difference and to your make up routine.

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Perfume

how to marry a millionaire perfume

How to marry a millionaire perfume
£20
Can be purchased from most major perfume retailers.

One of the coolest perfume bottles I have a seen, a massive diamond ring!
This perfume is inspired by the film starring Marilyn Monroe and smells really sweet.

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Skincare

Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask

Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask
£32.50

I have used the rose water balancing mist and face cream before so to add this cream mask into my beauty regime was really exciting. You can either use it as a mask for ten minutes or if your skin really needs saving, you can leave it on overnight.

It has so many great natural ingredients in and leaves your skin super hydrated and looking fresh and far more awake!

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Nail/Handcare

deborah lippmann nail set

Deborah Lippmann nail varnish set
£28
Available from February 2017 online at Harrods / Lookfantastic / Feelunique / Selfridges

This set contains 6 beautiful rosy nudes and wold be great for any nail polish fan or even someone that prefers natural looking nails as the colours are all very neutral.

I have always been a fan of this brand as they are easy to apply and seem to last ages. The packaging is gorgeous and I just love the names of them: life is rosy, the look of love and a trail of petals to name a few.

mad beauty hand cream

Mad beauty hand cream

£4.99

www.madbeauty.com

Another one from mad beauty.  This hand cream is also within the same eye catching packaging. It is the perfect size tube to carry around with you and I mean, you can’t have enough hand cream can you?!

Jurlique rose hand cream

Jurlique rose hand cream
£18

I have been using Jurlique hand creams for a few years now, a couple of Christmas’s ago I got a set of four different scents and instantly fell in love. Keeping in the theme of rose I wanted to include the rose hand cream.

This hand cream is the perfect size to carry around with you and with its non greasy formula and beautiful scent you can use it whenever you are in need. Particularly with the cold weather here at the moment hand creams have been a massive savour for me.

Crabtree & Evelyn - hand therapy

Crabtree & Evelyn – hand therapy
£6

I love their range of hand creams.  At only £6 each they are great value and the perfect size to leave in your desk, bag, car, pocket, wherever you may need one. They come in such a variety of scents and would make the perfect gift for any women(or man!).

They smell great and soak in quickly, what more would you want from a hand cream?!

the english soap company

For the one I love soap

£4.95

www.theenglishsoapcompany.com

As I have mentioned before, I love a good bar of soap. A great smelling soap is pretty good gift for anyone at any age.

I love the quality and luxuriousness of the soaps from The English Soap Company, you can really tell they take pride in their products and have put a lot of effort into the scents and delicate packaging.


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Haircare

Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair

Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair
£4.95

Products like this are a godsend for coloured hair. I have previously used the shampoo in this range for red hair but now my hair is multicoloured I cant use a specific colour product, so this is meant for any colour 🙂

This would be the perfect gift if your loved one has coloured hair!

Osmo matt salt spray

Osmo matt salt spray
£8.99 in Sallys

This salt spray is great to use to get the beach wave look. This is a great gift for male or female that loves their hair and likes to style it.

It is easy to use and you don’t need much, meaning the spray will last a long time!

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I hope I have inspired you with some of my gift selections 🙂

Keep your eye out for Part 2 tomorrow 🙂

Sarah x


       

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat 🙂


Clothing and Gadgets

Home Alone Jumper

Home Alone Jumper

Home Alone Jumper

£25

I think this is great! Last year I got a Gremlins inspire jumper from Dark Bunny Tees and loved it, so this year I got this Home Alone inspired one! The detail that goes into the design is insane and it is really good quality and soft. They have loads of great jumpers online.

You can see the house at the top and the airport express truck as well as tar and paint at the bottom, this really is a must for any Home Alone fan and I really like the gold on black colour, it also comes in different colours but this is my favourite and it even arrived in a pizza box!

Die Hard T

Die Hard T

£15

This is a great tshirt for anyone that is a fan of Die Hard, another great design from Dark Bunny Tees. The tshirts are great quality, are soft, and they wash well. They always have such unique designs you won’t see anywhere else. It is worth looking at them if you know a movie buff that wants some special memorabilia.

Ghostbusters T

Ghostbusters T

£20

Much like the other tshirt mentioned, this is film orientated and based on the classic Ghostbusters. The sizing is realistic on the range, I am not a massive fan of tight clothing so I got them in a medium. This one is really good as often white tshirts can be a bit see through but I am really impressed with this one!

I love the way this company combines well known films with Christmas to create these exclusive designs 🙂

Magic charging cable

Magic charging cable

£9.99

This amazing cable is not only a lightening cable to charge your ipad and phone but it also charges any micro usb devices, so your camera or go pro! It is so handy that you now only need one cable for both and so cool how it an work in two different connectors, it really is magic!

Philips Satin Shave

Philips Satin Shave

£46.99

I plan on doing a longer review on this soon but for now I just wanted to include this as I think it is a great gift. It can be used wet or dry and can be charged in only 5mins! I have tried IPL at home and epilating before but I always end up going back to shaving and I find a shaver like this a lot easier to use than the normal in shower wet razors. I also love the fact I can shave without cutting myself with this one!

Sarah x


       

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat 🙂


Food & Drink

Hipster Fudge

Hipster Fudge

£2.49

This fudge tastes amazing. I have always been a fan of fudge but never tried anything like this. You can really taste the mint aero in it and eaten straight from the fridge it is amazing!

Blossoming Gifts - Percy hamper

Blossoming Gifts - Percy hamper

Blossoming Gifts – Percy hamper

£31.99

This bag contains a great selection of chocolate and sweets, a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth! They are all high quality and tasty. I really like the pear drops and the chocolate limes.

iloveginbox

iloveginbox

iloveginbox

£14

There are so many subscription boxes you can get online, either monthly or as one off gifts. This one  a great idea for anyone that loves gin! Inside the box comes two bottles of gin along with two tonic waters. There is a card that tells you a bit about the different bottles and if you like them you can buy them on their website as full size.

I think it is great value for money, it would be great to buy someone as a gift.

Angels & Cookies

Angels & Cookies

Cookie dough

£7.99 a tub

This comes in three different varieties: Chocolate fudge, Ginger & spice and Chocolate chip.

The great thing about this cookie dough is that it is ready to bake and it is free from gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts and soya. These are the most popular food allergies. 

I recently discovered that I am slightly intolerant to gluten and dairy which is proving difficult with my love for chocolate so something like this is ideal. 

I love the fact the dough is ready made so there is no faffing with all the free from ingredients!

Taste cocktails

Taste cocktails

Taste cocktails

The duppy daiquri

£29

The kit contains:

2 x 100ml Duppy Share Rum

30ml x Caramel Syrup

30ml x Sugar Syrup

10ml x Cartron Marasquin

Recipe & History card

Taste cocktails are a great idea. In each kit they contain all the alcohol you need and the recipes. I have tried these before and I just think they make a great gift.

Personalised cakes

Personalised cakes

£12.99 for 6 cakes

If you are stuck to buy something for someone but you know they like cake they why not get them cakes with their face on? Or a loved one or pet? Just look how cute my pets look on these cakes, almost too good to eat.

The cakes taste great and I think it is such a good idea that you can put pictures or text on them! I cant decide if I like the classic sponge or chocolate more?!

Walkers Christmas Shortbread

Walkers Christmas Shortbread

£8.90

I love shortbread, its one of those things that always reminds me of Christmas. This tin is so cute as it is in the shape of a tree and the shortbread itself is also in tree shapes. I could probably get through the whole tin without sharing!

I am a big fan of Walkers shortbread range as it just tastes so good and moreish. A tin like this would make a great gift 🙂

The Treat Kitchen Baking Jars

The Treat Kitchen Baking Jars

£14.95

This is such a good idea. The jar contains all of the ingredients you need (apart from butter/egg/water that you may need). This particular one is to make white choc and strawberry brownies but they also do a double chocolate brownie one, yum! This is the perfect gift for anyone that loves baking or is new to baking as it is so convenient.

Sarah x