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

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022

This post contains gifted products:

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

Guylian – The Original

£5

Guaranteed to surprise and delight chocolate lovers of all ages, Guylian’s chocolates make the perfect gift for every occasion as well as making everyday moments special. Guylian’s chocolate range is readily available at prices to suit all pockets both in stores and online.

The seashells are their most popular chocolates and definitely won’t disappoint your loved one this Valentines. They are one of my favourite chocolates and this particular box is really good value.

Il Gusto – Passion Heart With Gin

From £9.90

The heart shaped bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for this Valentine’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.

Colleague Box – Movie Night Sharing Box

£20.99

Each box comes crammed with:
2 x treat bags of chocolate
Treat bag of sweets
Full size bar of Cocoba chocolate
Joe & Seph’s chocolate covered caramel popcorn
Toffee Popcorn Shed mini popcorn
Bag of Pipers Crisps
Choice of drink

This is such a great idea if you plan on staying in watching a film with someone this valentine’s day. Or you could send it to a friend you know will be home alone to cheer them up! It contains a good selection of treats and is a good way to try things you may not have had before. You can pick from a soft drink or alcohol drink and they have a vegan option available too.

There are lots of different boxes to pick from, so something for any occasion.

Technology

Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 12W Stereo Sound

£39.99

Unbelievable Sound 

Customized dual drivers produce 12 W of huge stereo sound. A Digital Signal Processor with dynamic range control ensures high volumes are distortion-free and low levels produce rich bass.

Intense Bass 

The combination of exclusive BassUp technology and a patented spiral bass port takes the low end to new depths while retaining incredible clarity and intensity.

IPX7 Waterproof 

Soundcore 2 provides the soundtrack for any adventure. Its IPX7 waterproof protection defends it against rain, snow, mud and more.

24-Hour Playtime 

Anker’s power management technology and a 5,200mAh Li-ion battery combine to power up to 24 hours of non-stop music.

Anker are one of my favourite brands for headphones and speakers as they are always so easy to set up and great quality. This speaker is ideal to use in any room in the house or to take with you into the garden or garage or out for the day. They come in a great range of colours.

Wireless Headphones, Soundcore by Anker Life P2 Mini Wireless Earbuds

£35.99

3 EQ Modes 

Switch between Soundcore Signature, Bass Booster, and Podcast modes depending on what you’re listening to. Quick tap the right earbud 3 times to change the mode in an instant.

One Step Pairing 

The moment you open the charging case, Life P2 Mini’s true wireless earbuds immediately enter pairing mode.

Compact Case with 32 Hours of Power 

Don’t be fooled! The charging case may be smaller than a sticky note, but it’s got enough power to charge the earbuds 4 times before it needs recharging itself.

These were so easy to set up and are a really good size to keep in your handbag. They come in a good range of colours and are really powerful. You can always just use one at a time if you prefer.

Face & Bodycare

Lissomi Pure Botanical Facial Serum

£147

Lissomi serum works by supporting skin health, rather than focusing on appearance. Combining 20 skin-loving ingredients, Lissomi uses the highest quality botanicals to deliver optimum skin health. The serum is a powerful formula that allows the skin to age in a healthy way, that nurtures and nourishes their skin and ensures radiance from the inside out.

It is so luxurious and feels really nice applying to your face. airs ideal to use at night time so it can work it’s magic whilst you sleep.

Transformulas – Marine Miracle The Skin Discovery Set

£57

Includes:

Marine Miracle EyeZone Advanced Eye Concentrate 10ml

Marine Miracle Crème Signature Moisturiser 50ml

30 Days Results

Day 1: With one application, skin is drenched in moisture, super boosting hydration levels for an immediate softening and plumping effect.

Day 7: Skin appears more cushioned, fine lines and wrinkles are less visible. Face is fresher looking.

Day 30: Skin is firmer, lines and wrinkles are minimised, skin appears plumper, more youthful and healthier looking.

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.

Virginia Hayward Hampers – Bathtime Bliss

£37.50

Packed into this beautifully presented pamper hamper, your lucky recipient will find everything they need for a blissful bath time amongst the lavender scented collection. From the luxury candle, designed to create the perfect restful ambiance to the sweet smelling bath soak, luxurious shower gel, body lotion and soap, this gift contains everything needed for an all-important bit of ‘me time’.

This is the ideal gift for anyone that deserves a rest or likes a pamper night. It had a really good selection of products and it looks really expensive.

Freshly Cosmetics – Rose Gold Pack

£39

Set includes:

The Rose Quartz Facial Cleanser

– Regulates sebum secretion and reduces open pores
– Made with saponins, the alternative to soap
– Powered with natural actives to lift impurities away.
– Contains vegan hyaluronic to illuminate the skin
– Prevents build-up in pores

Golden Radiance Body Oil

– The oil nourishes the skin while reducing stretch marks.
– An infusion of 12 plant oils mixed in a bottle of joy.
– Two microalgae technologies that act as powerful anti-cellulite and antioxidant agents.

The cleanser is really lovely to use and cleans your face well without drying it out. You only need a small amount and it smells really nice.

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.

SOS Cleanse

£30

This is a gentle and lightweight soothing cleanser that flushes the pores and dissolves makeup whilst removing daily atmospheric pollutants.

SOS Cleanse is formulated to calm and instantly soothe and cool the skins’ outermost layer. It leaves the skin prepared and ready for the daily onslaught of environmental pollutants and at times, somewhat aggressive colour cosmetics.

It feels really lovely to use and leaves your skin feeling so soft and cleaning without drying it out.

Make Up & Tools

Ardell Lashes Demi Wispies Multipack (5 Pairs)

£13.99

Each lash boasts an invisible band for a seamless finish once applied – perfect for day to day wear, or for a special occasion. Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes offer the perfect amount of volume and subtle, winged-out edges, these lovely lashes are also suitable for wear on any occasion.

Ardell are a great brand for lashes and this set of 5 pairs is really good value. They are easy to apply and are comfortable to wear.

Kiss Brush-on Strip Lash Adhesive Clear

£4.99

Kiss Brush-on Strip Lash Adhesive Clear boasts an innovative, improved formula for a super strong hold on your favourite strip lashes. The brush-on applicator allows you to apply lash glue with a thin, precise glue line – ensuring your falsies go on without a hitch.

This lash glue is really easy to use and works really well as it dries clear and dries quickly.

Doll Beauty Lashes – Chloe Elizabeth

£10

Doll Beauty bestselling style Chloe Elizabeth is perfect for achieving a luxurious, striking lash look. Featuring a blend of dense lash clusters and finer lash strands, this stunning style adds dimension and volume, while elongating the eye with a gradual increase in length. The full, fluffy appearance provides texture and each lash softly flares outwards for a dramatic, eye-opening effect. Handmade from synthetic hair, Doll Beauty Chloe Elizabeth lashes are completely Cruelty-Free and vegan friendly.

These are easy to apply and look really pretty, great for a special occasion.

Red Cherry Lashes – Savana

£5.99

For a unique, ultra-flared appearance opt for these amazing Red Cherry Lashes in style Savana. Crafted from high quality human hair for a multi-layered effect and naturally-textured finish, these glamorous lashes are perfect for completing a dramatic makeup look and full, fluttery finish.

These are great reusable lashes and are easy to apply. They are comfortable to wear and can be cut down to size if needed.

Rubis Slanted Tweezers

£21.50

I love my pair of Rubis tweezers and they are my favourite ones to use as they are sharp and precise as well as being easy to use so I would definitely recommend this brand. They are made from rustproof stainless steel and are tested individually for balance and performance. These would be a great gift idea and they come in a range of different colours.

Clothing & Accessories

Artoosh – Around The World X Amy Stone Underwear

£15

Every purchase sends underwear to women in hospitals, camps and orphanages without access to daily underwear and saves more water than standard cotton. Made with OEKO-TEK 100 certified organic bamboo and beechwood.

Amy Stone is an abstract artist based in Seattle, who’s paintings are described as a beauty of things unconventional. Her work focuses on abstract women and expressionism, where she finds the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Amy is also a mum of two boys, drawing inspiration from the mundane of daily tasks and making the everyday beautiful. If you caught a vibe, you need these on your toosh.

Artoosh send underwear to women in need with every purchase. They are sustainable as they are made of bamboo. They are so comfortable to wear and come in a good variety of designs.

Trendhim – Navy Blue Drexel Waxed Canvas Washbag

£35

Features navy blue waxed canvas accented with a black leather strap. Contains 1 main zippered compartment along with an additional smaller pocket. Nicely lined with luxe cotton fabric.

Length: 30cm
Height: 15.5cm
Depth: 7.5cm

This is a great quality bag as with all the items I have had from Trendhim in the past. It is a great website with such a good range of accessories.

Have you bought a gift for anyone yet?

Sarah x

How Technology Assists You with Trading: The Benefits of Trading Technologies

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Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, including the world of trading. Whether you’re a seasoned trader or just starting out, it’s important to use all the tools at your disposal to give yourself an edge in the market. Trading technologies can provide you with valuable information and analysis that can help you make more informed trading decisions. This blog post will discuss the benefits of using technology when trading and outline some of the most popular technologies used by traders today.

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1) Trading Technologies: 

There are a number of different trading technologies available to traders, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Some of the most popular technologies used by traders include charting platforms, market scanners, order management systems (OMS), and automated trading systems.

Charting Platforms: A charting platform is a software application that allows you to view historical price data and create charts of price movements. Most charting platforms also offer technical analysis tools that can help you identify potential trade setups. Charting platforms are essential for any trader who wants to make informed decisions about their trades.

Market Scanners: A market scanner is a tool that scans the markets for specific price patterns or indicators that match your criteria. This allows you to identify potential trading opportunities quickly. Market scanners can be a valuable tool for traders who want to take advantage of short-term price movements.

Order Management Systems: An OMS is a software application that helps you manage your orders, including the placement, modification, and cancellation of orders. An OMS can help you save time and improve your overall trading efficiency.

Automated Trading Systems: Automated trading systems are computer programs that trade stocks or currencies automatically based on predefined rules. Automated trading systems can be used to scalp the markets or to execute long-term trades. In addition, they can be a valuable tool for traders who don’t have the time or inclination to trade manually. 

Each of these technologies can be a valuable tool for traders. It’s important to find the technologies that work best for you and use them to your advantage.

2) There are several benefits to using technology when trading, including:

· Increased Efficiency: Technology can help you trade more efficiently by allowing you to place orders, manage positions, and view charts quickly and easily. This can save you time and allow you to focus on making profitable trades. Consider using tradingview email to sms to get faster results. 

· Improved Accuracy: With the right technology, you can get accurate market data and analysis that can help improve your trading accuracy. This can help reduce your losses and increase your profits.

· Greater Flexibility: With technology, you have the flexibility to trade from anywhere at any time. You can access your trading account and make trades using your computer or mobile device.

3) Why Choose Technology: 

There are many benefits to using technology when trading. Some of the most important benefits include:

-Improved Trading Performance: Technology can help you analyze data more quickly and make better decisions based on that data. This can lead to increased profits and reduced losses.

-Better Insight into the Markets: Technology allows you to view real-time market data, which gives you a greater understanding of how the markets are moving and where potential opportunities exist.

-Reduced Stress: Trading can be a stressful activity. Technology can help you reduce the amount of stress associated with trading by automating some of the tasks and providing you with valuable information and analysis.

4) Tips When Trading with Technology: 

Here are a few tips for using technology when trading:

-Make sure the technology you use is reliable and accurate. Don’t rely on tools that are prone to errors.

-Make sure you understand how the technology works and how it can help you trade better. Don’t just use technology for the sake of using it.

-Use multiple technologies to get a complete view of the markets. No single technology can provide all the information you need to make informed trading decisions.

-Don’t be afraid to experiment with different technologies until you find ones that work best for you. Every trader is different, so what works for one trader may not work for another.

-Talk with an expert if you are having trouble using technology to trade. They can help you get the most out of your trading tools.

Technology has revolutionised the world of trading, making it easier than ever for traders to access information and make informed decisions. Using technology can give yourself an edge in the markets and improve your trading performance.

Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide Series 2021 : Technology / Books & Cards / Activities

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!  

Technology

Anker Nano II 30W Fast Charger Adapter

£37.99

High-Speed Charging: Charge a 2020 MacBook Air at full speed, charge the iPhone 13 series up to 3× faster than with an original 5W charger, and charge the latest Samsung phones at full speed with Samsung Super Fast Charging. Downsized Design: At 59% smaller than an original 30W USB-C charger, Anker Nano II takes up less space while giving you just as much power.

This is such a handy charger and ideal for anyone’s who phone always runs out of battery.

Soundcore by Anker Life P3 Noise Cancelling Earbuds

£79.99

Pocket-Sized Pop of Color: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds come in 5 eye-catching colors to pair with your personal style. And the ultra-compact case fits effortlessly in small bags or pockets.
Fueled By The Beat: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds’ thumping sound is produced by custom 11mm composite drivers. Activate BassUp mode in the app to further intensify bass in real-time.
Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling: Sync the noise cancelling to your location for an optimized experience. Transport, Outdoor, and Indoor modes are each tailored to block out irritating background noises in each environment.

They are so comfortable to wear and work so well with my ipod so I can just switch off from everyone and listen to my music.

eufy by anker, HomeVac H11, Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

£49.99

Lightweight and Compact: Completely cordless, weighing just 1.2lbs, and being roughly the size of a wine bottle. Cleaning is made effortless and storage is made simple.
Dust Devouring Suction: With 5500Pa of power, you can suck up every spec in seconds when everyday mess is made.

Super handy as it charges with a usb and works well to clear up pet hair off the carpet or if you spill crumbs in front of the sofa.

eufy Security, SoloCam E20, Wireless Standalone Outdoor Security Camera

£99.99

See Every Detail: Capture everything that’s happening around your home in crisp 1080p resolution.

No Hidden Costs: SoloCam is a one-time purchase. There are no monthly fees or hidden costs. Everything is done on-device for complete security and transparency.

Know Who’s There: The on-device AI only alerts you when people walk into view, reducing false alerts triggered by passing animals or swaying tree branches.

100% Wire-Free: SoloCam is completely standalone. There’s no need for HomeBase. Simply set it up and you’re good to go. And because it’s 100% wire-free, it’s a breeze to install anywhere in your home.

Ready Rain or Shine: With an IP65 weatherproof rating, SoloCam shrugs off rain, sleet, and snow, while also standing strong against both extreme heat and cold.

This is great if you want to keep an eye on who knocks on your door or keep an eye on the outside of your house when you aren’t home.

Books & Cards

Maini Books – Nutty The Squirrel: Dare To Be Different

£5.25

Poor little Nutty just wants to do what all his brothers and sisters do – work in the family nut factory. But that’s just not possible. One day, his Grandad comes up with a bright idea and Nutty finds a way to fit in. Dare to Be Different is a series of stories aimed at helping children understand that it’s OK to be an individual. This is a rhyming book and is a fun and easy read for both children and parents, but deals with nut allergy in a fun but realistic way. It helps children with Nut allergy realise that they can be involved and don’t have to worry, while educating all children on the issues that others face. In the Dare to be Different books, each character overcomes their own problem, enabling children to manage issues that might affect their lives such as food allergies, other health conditions or different beliefs.

A really great book to explain to children what different issues others may face so that they understand.

Pop-Up Pigeon – Christmas Pop-Up Card Multipack

£16

Santa Pop Up Card Cadillac

This intricate piece of card art features a 3D Cadillac, driven by a waving Santa with a pile of presents in the back. The inside of the card is white and features cut-outs of snowflakes. The front cover features a cut-out of Santa in a Cadillac with the words Merry Christmas. One of the quirkiest designer Christmas cards on the market.

Christmas Cracker Pop Up Card

The card features a Christmas cracker with the words Merry Christmas exploding out. The letters are decorated with tiny baubles, stars, a candy cane, and mini crackers. The inside of the card is white and features a red, orange, and yellow explosion with scattering stars. The inside front cover has laser cut-out snowflakes while the front of the card, is decorated with a cut-out cracker image. A real treat in this Christmas cards pack.

Christmas Wreath Pop Up Card

This card features a 3D wreath made of holly leaves and decorated with beads, gifts, berries, candy, and a cute snowman. The inside is white and features cut-outs of sprigs of holly and ribbons.

A really great range of pop up cards.

Destination Fashion Gift Bags

From £1

They have a really good range of Festive-themed gift bags from the renowned Jan Pashley range of products. Lots of them include dogs or cats which are ideal if you are giving a gift to an animal lover. Make them smile with a cute gift bag before they even open their present! The bags are well made and come in a good variety of designs and sizes.

My Fulfilled Life Planner

£19.99

The planner includes monthly and quarterly reviews, in tune with the equinox and solstices. Running from January to December, you can focus on your business as well as your life as a whole.
There are three key exercises that enable you to:
– reflect where you are in 8 key categories of your life or business today
– activate law of attraction and multi-sensory techniques to design how you would like your life to be and manifest it with ease
– visioning exercises to transform your dream into a detailed goal and plan of action, with an annual, quarterly and monthly milestones and metrics trackers to review your progress.

This is a really thoughtful gift and would be great for anyone that likes to be organised.

My Chronicle Book Box

£26

Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box.

Always have something worthwhile to read. From cosy crime to gritty crime thrillers, amateur sleuths to experienced detectives, fast paced and action packed to intricate puzzlers. You will find excellent reads from top authors to love in every crime and mystery monthly book subscription box. 

Each monthly box will contain a signed hard copy first edition new release, 1 – 3 bookish goodies and author exclusive content. It’s a great way to discover new books.

Activities

Mud & Bloom

From £12.95 per box

A Mud & Bloom box is a monthly subscription box delivering seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box contains four seasonal growing and craft activities along with instructions, nature news and games to teach children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall. Our craft activities have been designed to get children outside in nature – finding materials themselves from their walks and using these objects imaginatively.

The boxes have been developed by qualified teachers and support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education. They are perfect for kids when you have run out of ideas of things to do with them.

I hope I have given you some inspiration 🙂

Sarah x

What To Buy A Tech Obsessed Friend For Christmas

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The dreaded “C” word is just around the corner, which means that Santa is wanting to know what everyone wants for Christmas. So, if you have some friends who like their gadgets and tech, you might want to give them something that they would like. Here are some ideas to help you fill out their stockings.

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Ugly jumper

Is it really Christmas without a jumper? The traditional Christmas jumper has had a revival in recent years as people have fallen in love with the retro look. The great thing about the jumpers is how they work well for game designs. It is so easy to knit your own (if you have the time and patience) but there are many places that have a wide range of geeky patterns. You don’t have to look too hard to find them, there are plenty of places that have them in stock. All you need to do is find out which one they would like the most.

Model kits

Model kits are not the same as they once were. The models that were glued together have started to come back in fashion. If your idea of tech is making models of some of the finest machines that history has seen, then a model kit might be in your future. Sure, you can still get some pretty awesome vintage kits, but they have evolved. Now, you can get your mitts on ones that have simple rubber band motors that allow them to move without batteries. Of course, you can also get the fancier models such as R/C cars if you think they would prefer something with some speed. The range that is available for models is a lot, and there is a wide price range to choose from too. 

Drone

Model aeroplanes are cool and all, but are they as cool as a drone? If they don’t already have a drone, why not get them one for Christmas? Once upon a time, you needed to slap down a lot of money to afford a basic drone. Now, they are affordable and easy to use. DrDrone is the place to go if you want the right information about the drones that are available. But, if you have researched and found that you would like a drone, you could treat yourself to one. We won’t tell them if that was meant for their Christmas tree.

Superhero gadgets

This is in no way tech-related other than you could potentially pick up an item that looks like the tech that superheroes use. But that isn’t a bad thing. Some of the coolest items we have seen are gadgets and toys that have been modelled on superhero gear. Of course, some of them fall short of the mark because it is hard to get Batman’s Tumbler on a budget. However, if they do manage to make a working Iron Man suit, we will be first in line to buy one. Until then, you will have to make do with lightsabers, shields, and toys that make cool sound effects. There is a small selection of items that are amazing and are worth a look at.

Blu-ray collection

We know that there are countless streaming services available, and we know that your friends probably have a hard time working through the content on there. But, you only need the internet to go slow or *shudder* stop working completely to appreciate the humble DVD and Blu-ray disk. If you know that they have a soft spot for old horror movies, they would probably love a collection. The thing is, streaming services have a tendency to change their content and you are at the mercy of your download speed. With a hard copy, you never have a deal with slow connections or removed content again. Besides, it is a nice present to unwrap on Christmas morning.

Children’s toys

Why, oh why is this on the list? Let’s start with this thought, there is probably a toy that they wanted as a child that they didn’t get. An informal office poll showed that a Slush Puppy set was top of the list around here. However, there are a lot of children’s toys that are WAY too expensive for kids. Lego and Playmobil sets are very pricey. Just take the Ghostbusters or Back To The Future kits. Those prices are not for kids. Besides, they will love opening a present that they never got as a kid. You might be surprised by the quality of some of these toys and the joy that they will bring your loved ones.

Tickets

After the last 18 months in various stages of lockdowns, the world is opening up again. This means that the conventions and shows will be back on again. Do they have a favourite technology show that they would love to attend? Now might be the time to order them their tickets so that they can see the newest tech with their own eyes. Tickets might seem like a strange gift but you are giving them an experience that they will hold dearly for years to come. Don’t be afraid to ask them if this is something that they would like because you need to be sure that you pick the right show for them. You could even get two tickets and go with them.

Accessories

The world of technology is always changing and it can be hard to keep up with what your friends are using. If you have a general idea of the technology that they are using, you could give them some accessories. We are not talking about USB powered dancing dogs (but they are really cool though) we are talking about cleaning kits, covers and protectors. This is the practical end of the list and are the “boring” items that they will probably get the most use out of. Getting them something practical might seem strange but they will appreciate the amount of use that they will get out of them.

Sarah x