Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

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I thought I would share with you some ideas I came up with for Father’s Day this year. I buy for my dad, my father in law, my step dad, my grandad and sometimes my husband from our pets so have quite a few presents to buy! These are also ideas for any upcoming birthdays or anything and also great ideas not just for men!

Gameboy alarm clark

£24.99

Gameboy inspired homeware is amazing. I think a lot of guys(and girls!) would appreciate any of the products that Prezzybox have to offer when it comes to retro games. This alarm clock is so cool and would look great next to the bed. It is shaped like an old school gameboy and you can wake up to the official Super Mario Land theme tune!

Gameboy colour changing glass

£7.99

Also in the Gameboy range is this colour changing glass. The glass on its own is so cool but the fact it changes colour too just takes it to the next level. When you fill it with something cold it shows the game screen like you are really playing a game. This would be perfect for any gamer.

Personalised football book

From £39.99

If he is a football fan then these books are such a great gift. You can personalise it with any name and message and it also comes in a gift box. It includes every newspaper article for the team. I went for Fulham as thats my father in laws team and it goes back to 1908!It is made so well and looks so impressive. It is great to be able to relive old articles if you are a football fan and I love how it transitions from black and white to colour over the years!

Mummy Meagz Sea Salt and Cinder Toffee Rocky Road bars

£1.49 each

This rocky road bar is vegan and gluten free so this is an ideal treat for anyone that is eating a vegan diet or has a gluten or dairy allergy. I love the design on the packaging and it tastes so good! I am a big rocky road fan and this is the perfect size as a treat and they have so many different flavour bars to pick from. This is the second flavour I have tried and they are so good, I gave one to my boss as she is vegan and she liked them so much she bought a whole box! It can be hard to know what to buy someone vegan or gluten free if you want to get them something as a treat to eat but you cant go wrong with these.

Genie plates

£19.99 for a pack of 2

These plates are amazing. They are perfect for a BBQ or for using in front of the TV as they have somewhere to put your cutlery and as they aren’t flat, things wont fall off the side. They really are a great idea and if your dad is into BBQs as much as mine is then this would be the ideal gift to buy a pack of these. They aren’t too heavy and I love the curved design of them too.

Asda photo personalised mugs

From £7

The personalised mugs from Asda are a really great quality. Their online tool to customise the layout/size of the photos is so simply to use, I designed and ordered both the mugs straight from my phone. The pictures came out really well and the mugs look really good!

I went for one of my mum and step dad and edited it on the asda photo site to black and white and cropped it slightly. I think it came out so well and didn’t lose any of the quality.

I also went for one of me and my half sisters from a few years back as I thought this would be a nice gift for my dad as we don’t have many pictures of us all together.

Asda photo personalised jigsaw puzzle

From £10

My grandparents love a good jigsaw so I decided to get a personalised one made of the two of them. I went through all my pictures on my phone to find one of my favourite photos of them to have it made. It was so easy to resize it and create it online, it also shows you how it will turn out. In the box when it arrives it has the finished photo but it may be more fun to take this out to give it to them so they don’t know what it is?! Haha.

American Crew Acumen – Daily thickening shampoo and nourishing cream pomade set

£30

This can be purchased from Selfridges, Amazon and many other online retailers

If you wanted to treat him some hair care products then this set is great. It includes the thickening shampoo for those that are concerned about hair loss and also a water-based pomade with medium hold and shine that provides texture and allows to restyle.

The shampoo helps the thicken hair and reduce breakage and comes in a beautifully designed brown and navy pump bottle. The pomade is a decent sized pot in the same design.

Shea Moisture – African water mint & ginger detox body wash

£10.99

This is a great detox body wash, so for anyone that has skin exposed to the elements a lot or suffers with body acne then this is great. It smells so good and with the design and colours used on the bottle it isn’t gender specific. It is 384ml so quite a large bottle too.

I usually pick up this brand in Superdrug but you can also buy it online at a lot of places.

I hope you found this useful and got some ideas 🙂

Sarah x

Picking out a watch from Trendhim

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My husband had been wanting a new everyday watch and I had received a few pieces from Trendhim before so decided to check out their watch range.

They have so many great watches to pick from, a good variety of colours and styles. Nick really wanted a watch that could be worn everyday and be causal but at the same time look smart enough he could wear it to meetings for work or smarter events.

Trendhim have a really great range of watches to choose from and they supply lots of different brands. They have a lot of leather strapped watches as well as metal ones and so a great range of pocket watches. We decided to filter by metal straps to try and find the perfect one for Nick.

Casio is a brand that has been around for as long as I can remember and their classic watches are timeless. They are always in fashion and are also so easy to adjust(if I wanted to borrow it!!)

The watch Nick picked out is the Casio retro classic in stainless steel and for £39 including delivery I don’t think you can go wrong!

The best features about this watch are:

Adjustable stainless steel wristband

12 or 24-hour format

LED backlight

Water-resistan

Stopwatch

Countdown timer

Alarm clark

Casio have a great range of watches all with these features so you could always opt for a gold toned one or many of their colourful rubber strapped watches.

The watch is perfect for Nick to wear everyday and I have always been impressed with things from Trendhim. They always have great deals and free delivery over £29

Sarah x

Picking out a new wallet

My husband had been wanting a new wallet for a while but had never found the perfect one. I had received a few pieces from Trendhim before so decided to check out their wallet range.

They have so many great wallets to pick from, a good variety of colours and styles. Nick really wanted a black wallet with a small compartment in for coins as often men’s wallets don’t have room for change, only cards and notes.

The one we picked out was the black leather California wallet for $49/£35. It has 5 compartments for cards as well as a pocket for an ID card, a main compartment for notes and a small section for coins.

You can actually fit 2 cards in each card slot so there is plenty of room for bank cards as well as any loyalty cards you may have.

The wallet is such great quality and I have always been impressed with things from Trendhim. They always have great deals and free delivery over £29

Sarah x

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2020

With Valentine’s Day coming up I wanted to share some gift ideas with you. No matter who you are buying for, whether it is your partner, future love interest or a friend(for those that celebrate Galentine’s), I have you covered!

Food & Drink

Bumble and Goose – Personalised biscuits

£16.50 a box

A box of eight biscuits that can be delivered straight through a letterbox.. What an amazing idea! You can personalise two of them to say who they are to and who they are from also. The biscuits are packaged well and are stuck to the bottom sheet with a small amount of icing to hold them in place during transit to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. They look so beautiful and they taste amazing!

Prezzybox – Personalised sweet hamper

£39.95

This beautiful basket contains an amazing selection of retro sweets and you can personalise the outer label with anything you want to say. What I like about this gift is that after all the sweets are eaten, you are left with something you can keep and the basket is really great quality too. The hamper includes:

Candy Necklace
Candy Whistle x 2
Cola Bottles – 100g
Double Lollies x 4
Drumstick Lollies x 4
Fizzers x 5
Fizzy Blue Bottles – 100g
Fizzy Strawberries – 100g
Flumps x 4
Flying Saucers – 25g
Foam Bananas – 100g
Foam Shrimps – 100g
Friendship Rings – 100g
Fun Gums x 2
Giant Refresher Chews x 2
Jelly Babies – 100g
Jelly Beans – 100g
Jelly Bean Hearts – 100g
Love Hearts Dip
Love Hearts Rolls x 5
Parma Violets x 5
Popping Candy
Rainbow drops x 2
Rose Flavoured Chocolate Hearts – 100g
Strawberry Hearts – 100g
Teddy Bears – 100g

Saltire Coffee

£7.49

The saltire blend is a mix of arabica and robusta coffee beans which has been freshly ground. I am not a massive coffee fan but my husband is so I picked this up for him to try as he always loves trying new coffees. It’s easy to use and you can buy it ground or in bean form depending on if you have a coffee machine or not. It comes packaged well and you can smell it as soon as it arrives. Saltire coffees are made to order so you can guarantee only the freshest coffee is delivered to your door!

Il Gusto – Passion Heart Bottle

Turkish Delight Gin

From £7.50

Il Gusto are an amazing brand that can create custom liquor bottles. You can pick everything from the shape of the bottle to the message on the front and what alcohol you want, as well as what bottle stopper you want! I think this is such a great gift idea as you can gift someone a unique drink, you can pick from there massive range of flavours and you can write whatever you want on the bottle. I think the turkish delight gin is ideal for Valentines as its pink!

Jewellery

Solace Jewellery – 1.5cm silver hoop earrings

£8

Solace have created a massive range of earrings and other jewellery that is hypoallergenic. Often cheaper jewellery can tarnish or turn green from a reaction with your skin but this company has created specific products to help prevent these issues. These earrings can be bought in silver, gold or rose gold and they are beautiful in all colours. They have been made really well and I am so impressed with the price! 

Trendhim – Grey bracelet duo

£14

This is a set of two adjustable bracelets that would make a great gift for someone that doesnt like bulky jewellery but likes to wear something on their wrists. They can be adjusted to fit most wrists, they fit myself and my husband. I like the simple design of them and I like the colours as black is always my go to and I think grey is very stylish. You can get them in lots of different colours if you wanted a set a bit more colourful!

Trendhim – Black bead bracelet combo

£12

Black wooden beaded bracelets are a classic. These are designed for men so are on the larger size and can’t be adjusted. I think more and more men are wearing jewellery nowadays so this would be a great addition to anyone’s everyday jewellery. Black goes with everything too, or you can buy them in different colours. They come in a cute pouch too.

Accessories

Trendhim – Black leather card holder

£18

A card holder is a must have for anyone. My husband and myself both like using one when we don’t want to carry about a massive purse or wallet. Again, I will recommend this in black but you can get it in different colours. I find sometimes all you want to take with you may be your bank card and ID so this is ideal. You can actually fit quite a lot in this and you can fold up a couple of notes in it too as it has 6 compartments. It comes in a gift box and I think this is a great price.

Funky Pigeon – Unicorn odd socks

£12.99

I love the brand Oddsocks. I always try to wear matching socks but most of the time I can’t find a pair so end up wearing an odd pair. With Oddsocks, they are intentionally an odd pair! This pack has 6 odd socks but all along the same theme (unicorns) so you can mix and match them to make 15 different sock combinations! Ideal for any unicorn lover and I mean, who doesn’t love getting new socks as a gift?!

Funky Pigeon – Cat lady tote bag

£9.99

This bag would make the purrfect gift(see what I did there?! Haha) for any cat lady! Tote bags are really great to either use instead of a handbag if you want to carry about just a few items or to fold up in your handbag and use it when shopping as a reusable carrier bag. You can personalise it to say whatever you want on top of the cat face. It is really well made and I am always impressed with the price and quality of things from Funky Pigeon.

Stationery

Funky Pigeon – Initials engraved notebook

£9.99

I think a personalised notebook also makes a great gift. This one from Funky Pigeon is a cute lined notebook with a monthly planner and goals at the front of it and on the cover you can pick to have any initials added. There are quite a few colours to pick from. I really like how colourful this one is. The small one is the perfect size to carry around in your bag.

Toad diaries – Personalised notebooks

Owls family A5 notebook
Lined pages (medium spacing)
No personalisation

Dusk ombré A5 notebook
Lined pages (medium spacing)
With my name on the front :
Sarah Trademark

£8.95 each

Can you tell I like notebooks?! Toad Diaries have an amazing range of notebooks you can personalise. You can pick whether you want them lined, plain, dotted or grids. Each cover you can also personalise. The owl cover I chose not to have any text added but the ombre cover I wanted my name on. They arrived really quickly and the website is easy to use to design them. It shows you a preview before you order them too.

Angelic meaning cards

£15

This set has 33 cards to help give you daily guidance and each card had been photographed at the beach with a meaningful word on the front and then some words on the back to give you guidance for the day. You can gift them all to someone at once or give them one at a time to a loved one to help them if they are struggling at the moment. An example of one of the cards is: “Nature – Go out in the fresh air and nature. This will make you feel much better, it helps to both blow the cobwebs away & re-vitalise. Just do it.” Some us us need that push and need to be told things like this so I think this is a thoughtful gift to show someone you care.

Homeware

Newshome Candle – Lavender

£20

A candle is one of the best gifts many of us love to recieve. Newshome have created a fab range of 100% natural, vegan friendly soy candles. They have so many beautiful fragrances to pick from but lavender is always my go to. The candles can burn up to 45 hours which is amazing if you only use them for a short amount at a time. The scent of the candle is quite strong and you can smell it immediately once you take it out the box which I love as you will be able to smell it even when its not burning. Candles are also very romantic!

Sassy Shop Wax – Strawberry lily scented wax melt segment pot

£4

Sassy Shop Wax – La vie est bon scented wax melt bar

£2.75

If they prefer wax melts to candles then Sassy Shop Wax have got you covered! They have an amazing range of wax melts which not only look so beautiful, then smell incredible! You can pick from so many different fragrances and also styles. The segment pots are massive and can be broken up into 6pcs and the bars can be broken easily into 10 smaller pieces so depending on how long you want it to burn for you could use one or two pieces at a time. Both the scents I picked are really nice. The strawberry lily is very sweet and smells good enough to eat! The la vie est bon smells sweet but at the same time very relaxing and this would be great for a romantic evening! They also do room sprays so I might have to get one to try.

The Healing Hut – Gold Noir candle

£6

This is a beautiful smelling candle with the scent of frankincense and myrrh so is ideal if you don’t like fruity or floral scents. I really love the logo and colouring for the healing hut(purple is my fave after black!) so I think this would look beautiful next to the bed. I love lighting candles in the evening and this one smells really good! The whole range is cruelty free and vegan.

Skincare

Bubu skincare – #youpucker lip mask

£5

Make your lips more kissable with a lip plumping mask. In 10-15 minutes your lips can be plumped and soft. I love using face masks but had never heard of a lip one before! It is easy to use and leaves your lips so moisturised and ready for a Valentines kiss!

Trendhim – Shave cut healing gel

£6

This is a great practical gift as it can help with shaving. We all suffer with razor bumps and cuts whether its on your face or your legs or anywhere else. This gel can stop the bleeding and help protect the cut and enable it to heal better. My husband always shaves his face in a rush and cuts himself so this is an ideal present for him!

LipQ – Liquorice balm

£7.95

This lip balm is 100% natural and as its main ingredient is liquorice it is great for anyone that gets cold sores too. It can be used as an everyday lip balm to help keep your lips hydrated and can be used by anyone, not just cold sore sufferers, it’s just a bonus that it helps if you do suffer with them. I think lip balms in general make a good gift, especially this time of year when your lips get dry from the cold weather.

The Healing Hut- Relax bath salts

£10

Another product from the healing hut that I wanted to share with you is the relax bath salts. Again, the packaging is beautiful with the brand logo and these are also cruelty free and vegan. I am a massive fan of bath salts so the fact you get a massive 500ml of them is already a big hit with me. I suffer a lot with migraines so find products aimed at relaxing always seem to help me feel a little better if I am suffering and I always like to take a relaxing bath if I have a headache or migraine. These smell sop good and you only need a small handful in the bath. Really impressed with the scent of these.

The Healing Hut – Relax massage oil

£12.50

In the signature packaging and also cruelty free and vegan, this massage oil smells the same as the bath salts as it is also the relaxing calming blend. Massage oils can be really nice, whether you use it with your partner or rub it on yourself it can really help to relax! I quite often will rub a small amount on my wrists, chest and neck if I need to relax. It is in a pump bottle so not messy to use and you only need a small amount. It leaves you really soft and relaxed, ready for a good night sleep!

Shower In A Can

£9.99

This is something I had never heard of before. We all know some people that are obsessed with dry shampoo(myself included!) on days when its not practical to wash your hair, but what if there was something you could use on your body?! Maybe you go to the gym on the way to work and don’t have time to shower or get hot and bothered travelling on the train. What do you do at a music festival when you can’t shower? This is the answer and would make such a quirky gift! It is so easy to use and great to put in your bag. 

Sensationail – Express gel one step polish kit

£34.99

This is the perfect starter kit for anyone wanting to do gel nails at home. The set includes:

1 x 10ml Express Gel Polish – Red Your Profile (True Red)

LED nail lamp (USB & mains charger)

Double-sided nail buffer

Manicure stick

How-to Booklet

It really is so easy to use and you don’t even need to use a base coat or top coat like you do with most other gel kits so this is really quick to use. You can then buy additional colours for £10 which I think is a great price considering what it costs if you were to go to a nail salon. Whenever I do gel nails at home they usually last about a week and a half which is a massive improvement on the 1-2 days normal nail polish lasts without chipping!

Blomma Beauty – Palm of Feronia Clarifying Charcoal & Clay Mask

£22

This mask is great for a pamper. Anyone that appreciates good skincare or doing masks should give this ago. It is a powder that you activate by mixing with water and can really help to detoxify your face and leave it smooth and clean. I think this is different to a normal mask on a jar as it won’t dry out and to an extent you can make it to whatever consistency you want.

Have you bought a gift for anyone yet?

Sarah x

*This post contains gifted items*

Displaying Your Character With The Suspenders You Wear

Men’s suspenders are said to have been invented in 1822 by a gentleman named Albert Thurston. Although initially invented as a way to keep trousers up, they have evolved over the years and although they still meet their intended original purpose, they are now commonly worn as a fashion accessory. If you read the show biz news online or in the glossy magazines, you will see a plethora of fashion-conscious celebrities and even Hollywood A-listers sport suspenders of one style or another. The very popular TV show Peaky Blinders has further pushed men’s suspenders into the spotlight and firmly placed them on the musthave accessory list of many men.