Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

This post contains gifted products:

If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Father’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my dad, my step dad, my father in law and my grandad. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

Gift Vouchers

Trees For Good Causes

£5

All trees planted by Trees For Good Causes (non-profit) support local charities at the same time.

Trees are planted locally in the UK, and cost only £5 per tree, where minimum of £2 goes to a chosen charity.

Donating a tree it’s a more conscious way of gifting. An example of what the gift certificate to your dad will look like is above.

Homeware

Echo Three – Building Brick Shape Cushion

£17.99

This building brick cushion is a fantastic addition to any home. It’s is super comfortable and made with a soft fabric.

It is a really good size and great for a man cave, den or a fun touch in the living room, you can pick from red or blue.

Rosanna Clare – MEDIUM LEATHER & FELT TRINKET TRAY

£26

This leather and grey felt lined tray has antique brass rivet fastenings and is perfect as a gift. It is a good size at 10xm x 10xm so can be used for jewellery, change, keys etc. It also comes in a range of other colours.

This tray is really well made and you can have initials added to it to make it more personal too.

Clothing

Asda Apron – Custom Apron

£17

I am always impressed by the quality of Asda personalised products and had this one made for my dad. We have a lot of things from Asda around the house as they are so easy to create online and are always priced reasonably.

It’s so easy to make this online as you can pick from a good variety of designs. They are always printed well and arrive quickly.

Stickerscape – Sexy and I mow it T shirt

£12.95

A great gift for a women to give her partners of he is a new dad and needs a confidence boost!

It is a really soft material and is true to size.

It is available in 4 different colours – Black, White, Grey and Navy.

Fragrance

Douvalls – Scents to Uplift Gift set

£38

This set includes 3 different sprays:

Pre & post toilet spray

Destress and revitalise shower spray

Vanilla chilli room spray

I have found these sprays to be quite heavily scented which is good as you don’t need to use much. They aren’t too overpowering though and are in a good size bottle to keep around the house. chemo

I like how they are all made with natural oils so they don’t include nasty chemicals.

Douvalls – Sleep spray

£15

This sleep spray is a new product to Douvalls. It is a great addition to their spray range. It’s so easy to use, you only need a couple of sprays on your pillow and bedding and the relaxing scent helps you to calm down and settle down ready to sleep. Ideal if your dad struggles to get to sleep.

It’s a really lovely scent and as it calming it can help with stress and anxiety too.

Dolma Vegan Perfumes

From £5.95

Dolma have a good range of scents for men, they are all vegan fragrances and are in nice looking bottles. I have tried their female range before and was really impressed with them.

They have four men’s vegan aftershaves, each of which has its individual hints and tones. The classic Sirius is a timelessly masculine blend while Freedom offers a fresh and woody smell. Kwame is fresh and fun, making it perfect for daily wear in recreational settings while Imagine is fruity and uplifting.

Dolma – Discovery Box Set of 4 x 9ml Aftershave / Cologne

£25.95

This is a great way to try all of their four fragrances before committing to buying one in a larger bottle. If you struggle to pick a scent for someone else then this is a really good idea.

Books

The Cheese Connoisseur’s Handbook

£12.99

The Cheese Connoisseur’s Handbook is the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day as it’s packed with cheese information to increase your understanding and knowledge of cheese. 

Author Svetlana is keen for the reader to learn more about cheese and what cheese is perfect for their palate and how to pair them with a drink for any occasion. 

The book is aimed at those wanting to learn about cheese or increase their cheese knowhow, the book contains something for everyone, in an easy way to learn and enjoy cheese. 

STEALTH MILLIONAIRE: How to Save and Manage Your Money Like the Rich

£9.99

Another great book to consider would be this one.

The secret to financial freedom is through small positive changes that you do everyday that will compound over time. This book introduces you to the concept of this and how you can start the process today so would be great to give your dad for some motivation.

Find Your Purpose: A Practical Guide for Discovering Your Purpose and Creating a Life You Love

£7.77

Another great read by George Choy. It’s a quick read and straight to the point. It’s a really practical, step-by-step guide to take you by the hand, directly to your purpose in life. As you go through the exercises in this book, you’ll be introduced to the variables in the Purpose Formula, and learn how to apply them to your life. You’ll also gain a new understanding of nearly every decision you’ve ever made.

Accessories

Trendhim – Blue polarised sunglasses

£59

These polarised rainbow mirror sunglasses for men have all the style and functionality of an active lifestyle.

Flexible TR90 frames hug your head while rubber temples and nose pad ensure the glasses stay where they are even though you don’t. The mirror layer allows those you converse with to admire themselves in your eyes while hiding the fact you’re not paying attention.

Polarisation reduces the glare off shiny surfaces like metal, water, and glass, making them perfect for driving, fishing, or window shopping.

Engravers Guild – Classic Black Leather Wallet

£29.95

Premium black leather wallet, personalised with gold, silver or blind embossed initials. This custom wallet is one of the best sellers in the collection, designed to carry both cash and coins, as well as also comfortably accommodating four credit cards.

Additionally, there are three slip compartments and a slip note compartment for all essentials to be carried neatly. The personalised wallet features RFID protection to keep personal data safe, and a Visconti lining is used throughout.

This is such a good gift idea and a really good size. The embossing is really well done and looks so posh.

DIY

Roomix DIY – Sealant Replacement

£27.78

This contains everything you need to remove black mould and replace your kitchen or bathroom sealant:

Step-by-step How to guide
Scraper
Sealant strip out tool
Clean spirit
Sealant
Caulk gun
Sponges
Sealant profiling tools

It comes in different colours and is a great kit for any dad that loves going bits around the house!

Roomix have a really good range of kits depending on what project you are taking on.

Pens

Bastion – Aluminum Bolt Action Pen (Purple)

$59.99

The Bastion Bolt Action pen and pencil collection is the result of a perfect marriage of fine art and cutting edge engineering that is typical of Bastion craftsmanship.

The ballpoint pen is made of 100% aluminium which is lighter than steel and the extremely satisfying ‘bolt action’ mechanism provides a secure lock with hard-wearing parts.

This pen is so nice to write with and comes in a vast range of colours.

Bastion – Aluminum – Silm Bolt Action Pen (Purple)

$79.99

This is the slim version of the pen mentioned above so it has all the same features but is smaller to hold but just as satisfying to write with.

This one also comes in a great range of colours.

Bastion – Replacement Ink Cartridge for Bolt Action Pen (2 pack)

$8.99

These refills work with all of the bolt action pens. The Ink Cartridges are fine tip and available in the following colors and ink styles:

Standard ink – Black, Blue, Red
Gel ink – Black, Blue, Red

Shoes

Skates.co.uk – Etnies Ollie Long SMU Skate Shoe

£24.95

Not only does this website have an amazing range of skateboards and skates they have lots of different trainers to pick from.

These shoes would be a great gift if your dad is into skateboarding!

The Etnies Ollie Long SMU Skate Shoes are a brilliant option for skaters. Skateboarders and Stunt Scooter riders alike can appreciate these hardwearing and tough trainers that feature an sticky rubber outsole designed to help stick your foot to your deck and ensures you won’t slip when riding.

Features:

Classic etnies heritage styling
Cupsole construction
Thin tongue and padded collar
EVA cushioning footbed
Grippy gum rubber outsole with internal EVA midsole

Skincare

Organic & Botanic – Advanced Night & Day Ultra Revive & Hydrate Moisturiser

£14.90

This is a really great moisturiser and can be used day or night. Ideal for a man that likes to take care of his skin.

An infusion of ginger and ginseng root extracts helps to plump the skin with moisture, seeking to reduce the appearance of fine lines with regular use, while a blend of lavender and chamomile helps to soothe the skin. The formula is supported by conditioning almond oil to enhance a supple skin texture. Applied as the last step in your skincare routine, the moisturiser is suitable for use both morning and evening.

Douvalls – Organic Creamy Argan Body Butter

£19

This natural, creamy, and velvety body butter is a unique blend of plant based oils and extracts whipped together to give you soft supple and ultra-hydrated skin.

Packed with a high content of 100% pure argan oil which nourishes and repairs.

This is great if your dad likes to take care of his skin or has sensitive skin. It soaks in really well.

Douvalls – Argan Bath and Shower oil

£21

I love a good bath and shower oil and argan is so good for your skin so this is another great suggestion if your dad likes to pamper himself.

This bath and shower oil transforms into a milk when in contact with water to thoroughly cleanse and nourish your body, leaving your skin silky soft.

Douvalls – Organic 1st cold pressed Argan Oil Moisturiser

£9

Douvall’s cold pressed Multi tasking 100% Pure Eco-Certified Organic Argan oil moisturiser known as liquid gold in Morocco is fast absorbing, light weight, extremely high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which deeply hydrates, nourishes and repairs the skin, can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This is another great skincare product to try if he likes to look after himself.

Electronics

Anker – Soundcore Life Q30

£79.99

I have always been a fan of Anker products and these headphones don’t disappoint.

You can link them up to an app on your phone and can adjust them to lots of different settings depending on your surroundings and type of music you are listening to.

Key Features:

Hi-Res Sound: Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones have 40mm drivers that reproduce treble up to 40kHz for full-bodied sound with excellent clarity.

Multiple Noise Cancellation Modes: Choose from Transport, Indoor, or Outdoor modes to maximize the active noise cancellation’s effect depending on where you’re listening.

Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation: Low and mid-frequency ambient sounds and up to 95% of engine noise are detected and filtered out by a digital active noise cancellation chipset, as well as external and internal microphones on each earcup.

Calls with Excellent Clarity: Enhanced voice pick-up and noise reduction ensure you’re heard clearly while using Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones for calls.

40-Hour Playtime: Listen for up to 40 hours in noise cancellation mode and 60 hours in standard mode. Get 4 hours of listening from a quick 5-minute charge.

Lightweight Build: Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones weigh just over 9oz (260g) and have memory foam earcups with a protein leather cover for all-day comfort.

Ergonomic Design: Life Q30’s earcups rotate by up to 15° to adjust to the shape of your head and its headband can also be adjusted for a more comfortable, secure fit.

Transparency Mode: Press the touch control on Life Q30’s right earcup for 1-2 seconds to activate Transparency mode to allow you to hear voices and traffic at a natural level when needed.

Soundcore App: Select an active noise cancellation mode, update firmware, customize the EQ or choose a preset, and create a soothing white noise soundscape when you want to relax.

NFC Fast Pairing: Tap your Android phone on Life Q30’s right earcup for extra-fast pairing.

Multi-Point Connection: Life Q30 Bluetooth headphones can be connected to 2 devices at once for easy switching.

Oppo Enco – Free 2

£89.99

These are a great option if he prefers ear buds rather than headphones. They are so comfortable to wear and the sound quality is really good.

Offering long-lasting reliability, 30 hours’ playback and IP54 dust and water-resistance means listeners can enjoy music wherever life takes them this summer. Touch controls, smart pause and Bluetooth 5.2 means staying seamlessly connected to their favourite summer tracks is a breeze.

Striking the perfect chord, the Enco Free2 adapts to any schedule with a Triple-Mic Call Noise Cancelling feature for crystal clear voice capture, and users can tune in or tune out as much as they want to, with Transparency Mode to hear ambient sound while on-the-go. The Enco Free2 are available in both black and white and are compatible with Android and iOS.

Subbytech – CliX Magnetic Charging Cables

£9.99 each

These charging cables come in glow and non glow options but both are just as cool as each other. The magnetic ends mean you only need one cable for three different chargers!

The connectors are designed to stay in your phone all the time and the magnets do the connecting for you. When you’re done charging, just break the magnetic seal and the cable stops drawing power until connected again.

Each cable comes with all 3 charging types included. iPhone, USB C and Micro USB.

The cables can do data transfer while charging, good for moving files to and from your phone.

All cables are Quick Charge 3.0 compatible with the USB C connector if you have a quick charge capable plug.

Glowing effect looks like electricity is flowing up the cable and into your phone, very cool looking in low light.

Food & Drink

Simply Cake co – Father’s day combo box

from £27.45

This letterbox friendly brownie box is perfect if he likes cake or brownies. It has a massive slab as well as the months favourites included. It’s packaged really well and stays fresh for up to two weeks.

You can personalise the box with whatever brownies you want and can also pick your own message and know that the recipient will have it delivered even if they ar

Virginia Hayward – FATHER’S DAY HAMPER

£27.50

This is a great hamper for your dad this year. It has such a good selection of gifts in and it comes packaged really well.

It contains:

‘Busy Being a Dad’ mug

Mighty Fine Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Bar

GNAW Milk Chocolate Buttons

Salted Caramel Popcorn from Popcorn Shed.

Desert Salt and Vinegar Potato Crisps from Savoursmiths

Jar of The Dormen Caramelised Peanuts

RJs Peppers Sauces

£9.99 each

RJ’s Peppers is a small batch hot sauce company based in Stafford, UK. Since 2021 they have been creating delicious hot sauces made with fresh chillies.

These two sauces are a selection of what they have to offer and I am really impressed with them. They are perfect to have on chicken wings or to use when cooking on the BBQ so if you dad loves BBQ food or wings then you need to get him a bottle to try!

Guylian Seashells

£5.50

Guylian, the premium Belgian chocolatier, is renowned for its iconic Sea Shells, which are a harmonious blend of dark, white, and milk chocolate filled with the signature praliné filling. Guylian is now 100% Fairtrade certified, and its time-honoured, traditional recipe has been improved, using only the best hazelnuts, roasted in house in their shells to guarantee the best taste. The result is a more intense and less sweet hazelnut flavour, to make them even more irresistible.

These are my dads all time favourite chocolates but I hope he will share them with me

Boomf – The Bumper Sweets Gift Box

£21.99

Boomf have a great range of boxes to pick from and what’s special about them is that when you open them it shoots confetti everywhere!

You can then remove the lid and find the gift underneath. This particular box of jam packed full of sweets and ideal if your dad has a sweet tooth!

I really hope I have inspired you and given you some good ideas! I have teamed up with Douvalls to offer 3 lucky winners one of their Argan Glow Beauty Boxes, head over to my twitter to enter to win!

Sarah x

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Contains gifted products:

If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Mother’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for.

For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my mum, my step mum, my mother in law and my grandma. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

Food & Drink

Virginia Hayward – The Breakfast Tray

£39.99

This includes:

– Cartwright & Butler English Breakfast Tea 30g
– Cartwright & Butler Orange Juice 250ml
– Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company Breakfast Coffee 56g
– Mrs Bridges Fine Cut Orange Marmalade 42g
– Mrs Bridges Scottish Raspberry Preserve 42g
– Mrs Bridges Scottish Strawberry Preserve 42g
– Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon 125g
– St Pierre Butter Croissants x 4
– Prosecco DOC Cuvee 1821 Zonin Italy 37.5cl 11% vol
– Wooden Breakfast Tray

It is a really lovely selection of breakfast treats to surprise your loved one with this Mother’s day. It contains a good selection of food and drink and you can use the tray supplied to serve it all on. The croissants are really tasty and the orange juice is one of the nicest I have ever tried.

Virginia Hayward always have a great selection of hampers to suit any occasion.

Two Chimps – Hot Chocolate Flakes

£3

These chocolate flakes are easy to use, you simply mix them with hot milk and it makes a really tasty hot chocolate made with real chocolate rather than a flavoured powder.

They are made from 71% cocoa and it will be one of the nicest hot chocolates you have ever had, especially if you put marshmallows on the top!

Il Gusto – Diamond Bottle

Pink Gin

£19.70

The diamond shaped bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for this Mother’s day.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from a massive range of gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

I have always been so impressed with the variety of bottle shapes and drink flavours they have.

Engravers Guild – Personalised Spanish Gin Glass

£20.99

Premium quality large gin glass, presented in silk-lined presentation packaging. This glass is the perfect gift for any gin lover, personalised with a message of your choice to make it special and unique. Precision laser engraving cuts a beautiful impression making the gift personal.

This glass has been engraved with such care and it is such a good gift this Mother’s day. You could have a message on it or even just “mum” or your mums name! Perfect for any gin drinker and it comes packagers in a lovely box so no need to wrap it!

Accessories

Amanda Coleman – Silver Walking Cat Necklace

£45

This walking cat necklace has the option of a silver, goldplated, black or black and white (silver) finish.

It is a sign that good luck will come your way when a black cat crosses your path. So be sure to carry your luck around with you all day with this charming pendant.
The necklace is available as a ginger tom, silver grey puss cat, black and white moggy and the archetypal cool & collected black cat.

All of the range are handmade by Amanda in her UK workshop and you can see what great quality this necklace is and can see how much love has gone into making it.

5% from the online sale of each of this necklace is donated to International Cat Care.

Trendhim – Bruce Modal Boho Scarf

£45

Frayed edges provide this scarf’s standout accent while the fabric gives it a luxurious weight. The color and attention to detail in the bird and flower pattern add retro charm to a scarf for all seasons.

Tredhim is a great website for accessories, not just for men though as many of their products can be unisex. I have always been impressed with things from Trendhim that I have tried before and this scarf is really beautiful.

Myri – Gold Initial Necklace

£50

This necklace is 18K gold plated on solid 925 sterling silver personalised necklace, featuring an italic initial. You can have any initial added on to it so would be ideal to get the initial of who you are giving it to or even their loved ones initial.

The gold pendant measures 15mm in diameter, and is finished with the finest diamond-cut engraving available with an adjustable 16-18 or 20-22-24 inch chain.

The necklace is well made and comfortable to wear. It comes in a really cute box as well.

Electronics

Anker Foldable 3-in-1 Station with Power Adapter

£39.99 but on sale at £33.99 7th-13th March

Power 3 Devices At Once- Charge your phone, true wireless earbuds, and Apple Watch all at the same time.

Get the Fastest Possible Charge – Enjoy 7.5W max charging for iPhones, 10W max charging for Android phones, and 5W max charging for AirPods.

Designed for Convenience – Easily adjust the phone’s charging surface to 54° or 60° according to your needs or fold it down to the perfect travel companion.

Universal Compatibility – Ideal for charging the majority of phones, AirPods 2 / Pro with wireless charging case and other compatible earbuds, as well as Apple Watch Series 1-6.

I have always been so impressed with the quality and range of anker products and this certainly didn’t disappoint. This is the perfect gift for any tech savvy mum that needs to ensure her apple devices are always charged. It’s easy to use and is ideal to keep next to the bed to charge overnight.

eufy HomeVac H30 Mate Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

£169.99 but on sale at £123.49 21st-27th March

Immense Suction Power – A powerful suction that allows for great efficiency and enough strength to take on messy tasks. Activate Max mode and utilize all 80 AW.

Cleanup Time – Get up to 20 minutes of cleaning time in Eco mode. For a better clean, switch to Max mode for up to 10 minutes.

Ultra Lightweight – At only 1.78 lbs (808 g), you can conveniently and effortlessly vacuum your daily messes.

Pet Hair Beware- Remove pet hair from upholstery and other furnishings with a few quick passes so you can spend more time with your furball.

This vacuum is extremely impressive considering the size of it. It’s easy to use and doesn’t take up too much room to store it. It’s ideal for pet loving households that want to clear up certain areas quickly and easily without having to get out a big vacuum all the time.

It picks up pet hair really well and is quick to use.

Perfumes

Dolma Perfumes – Amethyst Mist 50ml

£45.50

Dolma Perfumes are certified vegan and cruelty free. They are free from palm oil, parabens and phthalates.

Like the amethyst stone, Amethyst Mist vegan perfume is a profoundly calming creation. It’s earth connecting and grounding. Wood notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver decorated by white floral accents of ylang-ylang and heliotrope. Finally, enjoy the tangy accents of ginger, mandarin, cardamom and clove for the perfect fragrance.

This is such a lovely calming scent. You don’t need to spray much to leave yourself smelling amazing and the scent lasts all day long. It comes in a variety of sizes and you can even buy the discovery set that contains all 12 scents.

Skincare

Transformulas – Mama Glow Set

£65

Gift set includes:
– Flawless PhotoGlow SPF 30+
– Flawless EyeWakeup Serum
– Nude Faux Leather Trim Cosmetic Case
– Transformulas Natural Black Ribbon Dust Bag

The PhotoGlow is a great multi-tasking moisturiser. It has anti-ageing ingredients that protect against signs of ageing, anti-oxidants for essential daily skin protection while moisturising, rejuvenating and restoring skins natural radiance.

The EyeWakeup serum works instantly revitalising the eye area, reducing puffiness and dark shadows, softening fine lines, smoothing skin and minimising wrinkles.

This is a great set for anyone into skincare and looking to help with ageing and dryness. I have been a fan of this brand for a while and love trying their new skincare releases as I am always impressed. I love how beautiful the packaging is too.

Céla – Crème Rose

$39

This vegan and cruelty free cream is deliciously aromatic with notes of sweet jasmine, peach and rosewater, and enriched with Canadian botanicals, cupuaçu butter and Abyssinian oil, this velvety body cream hydrates and softens skin.

It smells amazing and soaks into your skin really well. You don’t need much and it leaves your skin feeling soft and non greasy whilst leaving the lovely scent behind.

Céla – Crème Violette

$37

This soothing hand and body butter made with lavender and colloidal oatmeal helps soothe the body and mind. Perfect for those who need a little extra relaxation, the Créme Violette contains a lavender aroma. Working as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever), lavender increases relaxation and helps aid in sleep.

Infused with the signature Céla Complex, a potent blend of Canadian botanicals, cupuaçu butter, and Abyssinian oil, this velvety body cream hydrates and softens skin, leaving you hydrated and relaxed. It soaks in well and leaves you smelling really good!

Céla – Essential Balm

$45

This multitasking ointment changes state from solid to liquid with body heat, providing all of the concentrated benefits of pure botanical oils and extracts with the convenience and portability of a balm. Whether skin is chapped, irritated, especially dry or simply in need of extra TLC, the six potent Canadian extracts in the signature Céla Complex combine with six ultra-hydrating plant butters and six moisturising oils to soothe, treat, clarify and protect.

Essential Balm performs miracles from head to toe – hair included – leaving behind the delicate, anxiety-reducing scent of lavender and bergamot. This is a must have in your handbag as it can be used for a variety of things.

Freshly Cosmetics – Smooth Body Pack

£48

This set includes:

Golden Radiance Body Oil

– Perfect for thirsty skin
– Reduces cellulite
– Helps with water retention
– Quick absorption

Hyaluronic Energy Body Serum

– Helps with water retention
– Improves circulation
– Tightens & smoothes the skin
– Fast-absorbing gel
– Combination of two types of vegan hyaluronic acids
– Post-workout must

The oil smells amazing and leaves your skin really so soft. It can be used on your face as well as your body and soaks in really well. You don’t need much to hydrate your skin.

The serum is really lovely to apply to your skin and helps to not only moisturise but soothe your skin.

They make a very good team and I am a massive fan of the oil!

Freshly Cosmetics – Body Flame Firming Cream

£26

This cream has so many benefits:

– Powered with antioxidants to make your skin more elastic
– Use it in 4 key areas: arms, chest, stomach, bottom
– High moisturising and helps reduce cellulite
– Massage thoroughly to help with water retention
– Its creamy texture absorbs fast
– Post-workout toning boost
– Aloe vera juice keeps your skin replenished and soft

It can be used all over your body to help tone your skin whilst locking in moisture and keeping the skin hydrated. It smells really nice and a little goes a long way.

Homeware

Asda Photo 16×24″ Slim Canvas Print

£34

I am always impressed by the quality of Asda canvases and had this one made of our cats. We have a lot of things from Asda around the house as they are so easy to create online and are always priced reasonably.

It’s so easy to make the canvas online as you can pick from a good variety of sizes as well as different layouts and you can pick how many photos to include etc. They are always printed on a good quality canvas and arrive quickly.

Cutch – A Loving Cutch Wax Burner and Soy Melt Gift Box

£15

This Loving Cutch wax melt set comes with a pretty pink, pearlised ceramic wax burner, tea lights, two wax melting cups, and a 80g pack of ‘A Loving Cutch’ soy wax melts. So all that is needed is to light your burner and find somewhere to sit and enjoy the fragrance.

Each wax melt will provide a generous aroma for 20 hours so the pack of 6 melts will fragrance the home for 120 hours. Each melt is finished with pretty botanicals to add to both the appearance and hot fragrance throw of the melt.

This is such a beautiful gift set and it comes in a really nice box so it is pre wrapped and ready to give away(or keep for yourself if you change your mind as it’s such a lovely scent!)

I hope I have given you some good ideas this Mother’s Day!

Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide Series 2021 : Food & Drink / Healthcare

This post contains gifted products:

Every year I like to put together a gift guide for Christmas. It can often be hard to buy for some people and I always struggle with thinking of ideas for certain people so like to plan ahead and share my ideas if anyone else is struggling!

Food & Drink

Dressini Tahini Dressings

Dressini Beetroot & Garlic Tahini Dressing

Dressini Garlic & Herb Tahini Dressing

Dressini Turmeric & Ginger Tahini Dressing

£3.90 each

Tahini is a middle Eastern staple food and made from ground sesame seeds. It has this amazing rich taste that’s a bit similar to yoghurt and sour cream. It’s well known for its nutritional goodness because it’s high in calcium, protein, good fats, magnesium and even used as a health supplement. Most of all it’s one of the most amazing vegan dairy replacement that’s out there because it just tastes awesome. I love the different flavours the Dressini range comes in.

Bumble & Goose – Luxury Cake Truffles – Malteser & Chocolate

£18.95

What is a cake truffle? It’s a special mixture of Bumble & Goose baked cake and silky buttercream surrounded by delicious chocolate. These are handmade from Malteser cake, combined with Malteser butter cream, before being dipped in Dairy Milk chocolate

Their truffles are made freshly with the finest of ingredients and ready to eat. They are honestly one of the nicest things I have even eaten, they may she a special luxury treat but they are so worth it!

Umodzi Gin

£40

On the nose there is an essence of Malawi Mango, on the mouth an initial sweet full bodied sensation, gives way with a tart crisp edge of Citrus, this smooth with Camomile and Hibiscus before peaking with spice and heat on the palette.

A must have for any gin lover as its something different to try and really nice with tonic.

WellBeSleep – Chocolate Bar

£1.99 each

WellBeSleep use nature’s own resources to help you wind down and have mixed these into a chocolate bar to help you wind down before bed whilst having something tasty.

WellBeSleep – Apple Blueberry Shot

WellBeSleep – Apple Beetroot & Ginger Shot

WellBeSleep – Apple Tumeric & Elderflower Shot

£1.99 each

The products are developed to contribute to falling asleep easier at times of temporary insomnia. Eat or drink your WellBeSleep a while before going to bed for best effect. You can also use the shot if you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep.

The Seaweed Food Co – Set of 3 Seasonings

£14.75

A gift box containing one tin of each of their seasonings – seaweed salt, herby seaweed seasoning and mixed seaweed flakes.

3 tins (one of each)

Ingredients:

Seaweed Salt – sea salt, mixed dried seaweeds

Mixed Seaweed Flakes – mixed dried seaweeds

Herby Seaweed Seasoning – mixed dried seaweeds, parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil, salt, pink peppercorns, roasted garlic

These are great to use as seasonings with chips!

Il Gusto – Miniature Gin Giftset

£29.95

Eight 40ml bottles of premium gin, containing each of the following fruity gin
liqueurs:
Turkish Delight Gin (25%)
Pink Grapefruit Gin (25%)
Rhubarb Gin (25%)
Violet Gin (25%)
Blood Orange Gin (25%)
Pink Gin (40%)
Blue Gin (40%)
Lemon Gin (20%)

Il Gusto have always been my go to shop for liquors as once you know what one you want you can order it in pretty much any shape bottle and with a message on. They also do a good range of oils and vinegars in different bottles or a set.

Regency Hampers – Chocolate Lovers Hamper

£42

This hamper includes:

Hand-Woven Organic Seagrass Tray (31 x 27 x 15cm)
Joe & Seph’s, Double Chocolate Caramel Gourmet Popcorn, 70g
Four Anjels, Double Chocolate Biscuits, 100g
The Cotswold Gourmet, Luxury Chocolate Cake, 225g
Lindt, Lindor Assorted Swiss Chocolate Truffles, 200g
Cotswold Gourmet, Milk Chocolate Pudding Bar, 100g
Lily O’Brien’s, Sticky Toffee Chocolates in Pouch, 110g

It is a great selection of chocolate treats and comes beautifully presented in a basket and wrapped with care. Regency Hampers have so many different hampers this year so you are bound to find something for everyone!

Celtic Marches – Modern Cider Gift Pack 3 x 500ml Bottles

£17.99

1 x 3 bottle Gift Pack contains:

1 x 500ml Lily the Pink Cider 4.5%
1 x 500ml Thundering Molly Cider 5.2%
1 x 500ml Slack Alice Cider 4.6%

As with all their ciders, these are gluten free, vegan and made using homegrown Herefordshire cider apples, not from concentrate! Every sip supports their orchards whilst tasting great.

A must have gift for any cider lover, these all taste amazing.

The Deli Society – Gift Subscription

£40

Each box contains:

1x bottle of wine sourced from artisanal producers.

3x farmhouse cheeses have been perfectly paired with the vino which will always add up to approximately 450g.

1x craft charcuterie, carefully sourced.

1x 80g finest artisan chocolate. Palm oil free, supporting developing economies and the arts.

This is a great gift idea for anyone that loves wine and cheese!

Guylian – The original 

£5

Guaranteed to surprise and delight chocolate lovers of all ages, Guylian’s magical Christmas gifts and goodies make the perfect gift for every occasion as well as making everyday moments special. Ideal for family and friends both near and far, Guylian’s chocolate range is readily available at prices to suit all pockets both in stores (all major supermarkets, high street retailers and convenience stores).

Rise Coffee Box

From £20

A coffee subscription that showcases independent sustainable coffee brands from around the UK. Each month the coffee is paired with a tasty treat (such as Mallow & Marsh, Doisy & Dam) as well as stories from the roasters and fun recipes. They have been voted the best subscription by Elle & Good Housekeeping as well as in the top 10 by Esquire.

Healthcare

Ultimate CBD Health – CBD Oil Broad Spectrum Blood Orange 1000MG 15ML

£42.49

CBD Oil Broad Spectrum Blood Orange 1000MG 15ML

Balanced CBD & CBDa Content
Organic Broad Spectrum CBD
NO THC Content, so no High Effect
Smooth tasting CBD Oil
Individually Batch Tested CBD Purity & Content per flavour/strength
Non GMO
Vegan Friendly

This CBD is really good quality and tastes really nice compared to others I have tried. It can be used for many different health issues.

Seekology – Ebo serenity essential mood oil rollerball

£12

Perfect for a restless sleeper, or anyone who needs to switch-off at the end of the day. These beautifully-scented oils are a hug in a bottle for extra support tackling life’s ups and downs. Chamomile, bergamot, geranium and lavender oils bring gentle relief when composure and calm are required.

Ideal if you get anxious or stressed easily as you can apply to your pulse points to help you calm down and relax.

I hope I have given you some inspiration 🙂

Sarah x  

Nutribuddy

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I have been trying out the exciting new product, Eco-PlantMilk from Nutribuddy along with their Breakfast shakes. Their Eco-PlantMilk is the first of its kind – A blend of powdered vegan milk.

This powdered vegan milk was designed as an eco-friendly and convenient alternative to regular vegan milks. By coming in powdered form it has a shelf life of several months, saving on food waste and energy used to keep vegan milks cold. Their vegan milk is made of locally-sourced gluten-free oats.

I have been trying out this milk alongside their Breakfast Shake – which is their best-selling wholefood shake made from a blend of nutritious oats and seeds. They have a great range of storage too so you can keep it in a reusable jar and then mix it in the mixer as needed.

I have been having this for breakfast for the last week and really have been impressed with how easy it is to make, it tells you exactly how many scoops you need vs how much water and it’s easy to shake up as the bottle has a shaker ball included.

I have also tried the milk on my cereal on days I didn’t want to make a shake and it tastes really good. I am impressed with how nice it is as I have tried a lot of vegan milks as I stuck to a vegan diet a couple of years back and I still drink milk alternatives regularly. I like the subtle oat taste and it is a lot healthier than normal cows milk or most of the other vegan milks out there. It is super handy in powder form as you could always put some in a small pot to carry about with you if you struggle finding milk alternatives when on the go.

The breakfast shake comes in different flavours and I really like this chocolate one. It’s easy to make and quite filling for a powdered shake.

Overall I have really been impressed by what I have tried and I love how they have the reusable jars as well as it makes it a lot more sustainable. All of the ingredients are ethically sourced and as well as being vegan they are gluten free so ideal for anyone on a strict diet due to allergies.

Sarah x

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

This post contains gifted products:

If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Father’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my dad, my step dad, my father in law and my grandad. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

I know shopping is difficult at the moment with Covid restrictions in the UK but all of the ideas I have mentioned can be purchased online and if you don’t live with the recipient you can simply get it sent direct to their house.

Accessories

Personalised Wallet

£24.95

This black leather personalised card holder from Visconti, is embossed by Engravers Guild of London with either gold foil, silver foil or blind.

This card holder offers six credit card pockets and a central slip compartment for daily essentials such as notes or coins. It is designed to offer a more discrete line when carried in a pocket.

It has been hand crafted from vegetable tan leather and finished with a luxurious lining.

The black leather card holder measures 8cm by 10cm and is delivered in a signature Visconti presentation box.

Trendhim – Lannie Black Foldable Bum Bag

£39

This black bum bag is crafted from lightweight fabric and fitted with 4 zipped pockets that’ll hold your phone, keys and wallet – all of your daily must-haves. It is made out of durable material and is water resistant.

The adjustable, buckled strap is great for when you want to go hands-free and can be worn across the body or around your waist. When travelling or not using the bag you can fold it inside the inner zipped pocket.

Skincare

SB Lux Whipped Shea Nourishing Butter

£16

This cruelty free, vegan and sulphate free butter is rich in Vitamins A, E & F, as well as fatty acids, as well as being infused with Lavender, Rose Geranium and Honey fragrances, giving it a fresh delicate aroma. 

Shea Butter is highly nutritious for the skin & is very moisturising and works wonderfully in conditioning and toning the skin. It melts deep into the epidermis without clogging pores, allowing the skin to breathe freely.

SB Lux Black Clay & Liquorice Illuminating Face Mask

£17

This delicious smelling Face Mask contains dead sea mud, kaolin clay, activated charcoal and liquorice root extract. Infused with Blackberry and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil blend, these ingredients work together to produce a spa at home feel. 

The activated charcoal mask helps draw out bacteria as well as dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin. The liquorice root acts as an anti-inflammatory soothing agent, whilst the black clay and kaolin clay provide a deep cleanse and radiant skin. It leaves your face feeling so clean and smooth.

Beeutifal Man – Black Pepper & Sandalwood Facial Balm

£22.50

Beeutiful’s blend of beeswax & jojoba oil are teamed with masculine black pepper & sandalwood in this light but hydrating facial balm. With anti-inflammatory, astringent & soothing properties skin is instantly hydrated whilst also protected from the elements & all without clogging pores. It smells really good and with zero water content a balm goes a long way & you’ll need less than you do a cream. Less is more with a balm so start with a pea sized amount & add more if necessary.

Jim’s Bricks – Shower

£3.75

Jim’s shower bricks are made with coconut oil, olive oil, water and castor oil. The scented bricks also have essential oils added. They come in a great range of scents and are so easy to use. You can use the shower bricks for both body and hair.

Jim’s Bricks – Shampoo

£3.95 each

Jim’s shampoo bricks are very similar to the shower bricks but they have an added conditioning ingredient (cocoa butter) for your hair. They come in the same great scents as the shower bricks so you can mix them up or use the same scents at once.

Jim’s Bricks – Brick Tray

£5

The best way to store your brick is out of the shower on a holder that lets the water drain off and allows your brick to dry and be ready for your next use.

Their wooden brick tray is perfect for this job.They are made locally to them, these beautifully crafted trays are made from FSC Beech wood. They are grooved on both sides for maximum drainage and use, these wooden holders are the perfect tray for your bricks.

Gruum- Ultimate Beard Kit

£50

The ultimate beard kit contains:

1 x Washbag

1 x Beard oil

1 x Beard wax

1 x Beard comb

1 x Exfoliating face wash

1 x Gentle moisturiser

1 x Rejuvenating facial tonic

Built with practicality in mind this kit has everything you need without taking up too much space in your bathroom. It is designed to look after your skin beneath, as well as your facial fuzz itself.

This set contains the kóri Exfoliating Face Wash to brighten complexion, pür Gentle Moisturiser to rehydrate the skin and the gösta Rejuvenating Facial Tonic to refresh. The bård Beard Shampoo, leif Beard Oil, tor Beard Wax and limited edition comb keep your fuzz looking fresh, with natural beeswax and Argan and Jojoba Oil working together to nourish and shape the hair.

Rubis Sweezers

£14.50

These Rubis sweezers are precise and reliable. The angled precision tip reliably holds even the smallest hairs across the entire tip. Eyebrows can be easily plucked and shaped into a perfect shape.

They are Hand-made in perfection. Each individual tweezers are made in Switzerland, checked by hand, sanded and precisely matched to each other.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide

£28

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide is a velvety smooth lotion that replenishes the moisture your skin needs, leaving it soft and supple. You can apply it to your entire body after a bath or shower to seal in moisture. It is a lighter version of the famous Lait-Crème Concentré that contains the same natural, nourishing and hydrating active ingredients. It is quickly absorbed, it leaves skin smooth, soft and supple.

Food & Drink

Two Brooks Hard Seltzers

Available in 3 flavours

12 cans for £23.99

These gluten free and vegan drinks from Two Brooks are all about the natural and the simple, the coming together of fruit spirit on the one hand, perfectly balanced with sparkling water on the other. It is a light and refreshing mixed drink gently infused with natural fruit flavours – nothing more, nothing less.

They come in three flavours: Mango, Lime & Mint and Passion Fruit.

Il Gusto – Elysee Bottle of H Gin

£26.50

The Elysee bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for every occasion.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from 13 gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

The Chuckling Cheese Company – You’re Not Old, You’re Vintage

£25

This vintage box contains:

• Vintage Cheddar – a 3 and a half year old Cheddar with a bite!

• Charcoal Cheddar –  a popular cheddar infused with edible charcoal.

• Strongest Cheddar –  a 2 and half year old cheddar with an intense tangy flavour.

• Batemans Vintage Ale special limited-edition beer based on a 40-year-old barley wine. 

• A pack of pork scratchings, perfect size bag of pork scratchings that are ideal for snacking.

• A pack of interesting flavoured Pipers crisps.

• A bottle of comedy age related beer.

It is a great selection of food and drink that would make a really great gift. They have so many other boxes to pick from too.

Haribo Starmix Gift Box

Haribo Football Mix Share Size

Both can be bought from Heron Foods, B&M, Sainsbury’s, Spar and Co-op – Prices vary.

If you want a gift that is as sweet as Starmix, the cute Haribo starmix giftbox packed with the iconic Egg, Ring, Bear, Cola Bottle and Heart shaped pieces is a real treat. It is a family favourite for over 25 years, and will certainly deliver a moment of childlike happiness for Dad.

Let’s not forget about their Football Mix. With its football shaped, fruity pieces you’ll be sure to score with this pocket money gesture for all those footy fans out there!

Honeybuns Gift Box

Pricing depends on cake options selected. I picked out a tin of 8 x chocolatey cake slices including : brownies/blondies/choc caramel shortbread & more. All gluten free plus vegan options.

Honeybuns have a great range of cakes and you can make up your own tin with whatever cakes you want. They are all individually wrapped for freshness.

Find Me A Gift – Personalised Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar

£12.99

You can choose from 360g or 850g of delicious Dairy Milk chocolate, depending on just how much they adore Cadbury Dairy Milk – and how much their stomach can take of it, too.

With a heart motif on each bar sleeve, they will know just how much you care, because everyone needs reminding that they’re loved every once in a while.

You can personalise the chocolate bar with a name of up to twelve characters, so everyone knows exactly who it belongs to!

Find Me A Gift – Personalised Old Fashioned Sweet Shop

£20.99

Designed to look like a traditional, old fashioned sweet shop, with a candy striped roof and a window full of goodies, as well as being finished with a personalised gift card with a name and message of your choice, this beautiful gift box is bursting with nostalgic magic!

It includes Flying Saucers, Love Hearts, Cola Bottles, Lovely Lollies, Parma Violets, and so much more. Perfect for someone who has a serious sweet tooth!

Find me a gift have such a great range of Father’s day gifts to pick from.

Traeger Grills BBQ Rubs

Pricing depends on stockist

Whether you’re cooking meat, fish or vegetables the range includes something for all tastebuds. From jerky, coffee and veggie rubs to a signature Traeger rub or the irresistible Apricot BBQ sauce, this tasty collection is sure to deliver BBQ perfection every time.

Traeger’s range of accessories, rubs, sauces and wood pellets are available from Dobbies, Hillier’s and The Orchard (Ireland) and leading independent garden centres all over the UK.

They are so easy to use and create some really great flavours!

Prezzybox – Personalised Football Cadbury Favorites Box

£24.99

Score some extra points on Father’s day with this sweet Personalised Football Favorites Box.

A brilliant gift for someone who loves a bit of footy, this box of goodness is packed full with 20 45g Cadbury Dairy Milk bars – that they can enjoy while watching their fave team play.

The bespoke outer sleeve can be personalised with their team, name and a sweet message.

ChocFACE Edible chocolate box

£14.95

ChocFACE can turn your treasured photo memories into delicious Belgian chocolates, presented in a gift box that fits through the letter box. It’s the ideal gift for Fathers day.

Each square of chocolate is printed with edible inks and they are so easy to design. You simply upload your snaps online and create a box of chocolate photos entirely personal to you and the recipient.

ChocFACE uses edible colour printed onto a top layer of white chocolate to create remarkable image resolution. This in turn sits on a Belgian milk chocolate base to create a deliciously tasty treat. Each box contains one large, printed chocolate slab and five smaller ones.

Homeware

Sussex Wax Melt Co – Perfume Trio – Him

£5

Sussex wax melt co produce beautifully smelling wax melts and this trio is a great try me pack.

Sauvage has top notes of Bergamot and features Ambroxan which creates a luxurious woody scent.

One Million features top notes of grapefruit, blood orange and rose, spiced with cinnamon and mint. Mingling with the soft white woods are patchouli, amber and leather.

Bleu is a dark sophisticated fragrance with herbaceous top notes of lavender, basil, cypress and chamomile freshened with grapefruit, lemon and bergamot resting on an intense woody accord of patchouli, vetiver, sandal, musk, amber and cedarwood.

Pack contains 2 of each scent (6 in total)

Six Yards Out – Arsenal 1991-93 Away Shirt Retro Football Mug

£9.99

This retro Arsenal football Shirt has been brought back to life with a retro football mug. This Arsenal mug is from the 1991, 1992 & 1993 seasons. 

Their retro football mugs are designed to be as close to the shirt as possible and you can also request a shirt of your choice to be made into a mug. They are dishwasher proof and microwave safe.

Asda Photo – Premium Canvas 16×24″ (40x60cm)

£39

Price depends on type of canvas and size

Canvas prints are a great way to brighten up any plain wall. You can choose from a range of single, large or multiple canvases to create the perfect unique gift for him.

The canvas prints from asda are always such great quality and you can stretch them further if required. They are easy to hang up and always look really good.

Find Me A Gift – G Clamp Bottle Opener

£11.99

This G Clamp Bottle Opener is quick and easy to use. Simply clamp it temporarily to a table, bench, counter or shelf (basically the closest thing with a jut to them) and open bottle after bottle with ease, making that drink so much more tasteful and enjoyable. 

This is a great gift if he is into DIY or has an at home bar.

Prezzybox – Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow

£14.99

This soft pillow is not only a place to put your sleepy head but it has speakers built inside so you can relax with no headphones and listen to your music in your pillow.

The speakers are inside of the pillow and make it a lot easier and more comfortable to listen to your music as you nod off. You can slowly drift off listening to your favourite music every night.

All you need to do is connect your pillow to something to play your music from, it’s all connected through the headphone jack!

I really hope I have inspired you and given you some good ideas!

Sarah x

Vegan Pick N Mix

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I love pick n mix sweets but haven’t had them in months. Especially with what’s going on in the UK with Covid at the moment it’s not so easy to go to a shop and pick out sweets!

Panda sweets have an amazing range of different sweets on their site that can be delivered to you at home, but one of their most popular products is the pick n mix box which is a massive 1kg box of sweets! They have recently started doing a vegan version which is amazing for anyone living a vegan lifestyle or sticking to a vegan diet. They are also great if you have a dairy allergy as you will be surprised how many sweets that you don’t expect to, have milk in!

Vegan Pick n Mix

£9.99

The sweets arrive sealed in a bag inside the box to keep them fresh and you get so many for 1kg. They have a really great shelf life too, not that I think anyone could make them last that long!

They are:

– Dairy Free

– Suitable for Halal Diet

– Suitable for Vegetarians

– Suitable for Vegans

It is a great range from marshmallows, jelly sweets and fizzy sweets. I think this is quite good value and it’s a great way to try out different sweets you may not normally have bought. There are also a lot in there that I didn’t know were vegan.

This is definitely going to keep me going whilst working from home! It is such a great idea to be able to get a box like this delivered as it is a great treat for yourself or to get someone as a gift.

If you want to treat yourself or someone you love to a box you can use code: ST15 for 15% off! This lasts until 30/06/21 so it could be a good Easter or Father’s day gift idea too!

Sarah x