Review: Alternative Father’s Day Gifts….no more socks!

With just over two weeks to go until Father’s Day, we have decided to put together some of the best and most unusual gifts we have found from one of our favourite sites notonthehighstreet.com¬† because let’s face it, not only is your father sick of receiving socks every year, but you are tired of buying them ūüėČ My dad is a keen gardener and he also loves to cook, so when I saw this gift I was rather excited. ¬†I really do think he will love it and it is on order as we speak. ¬†Everything you need to grow five funky vegetables in one kit box.

A fantastic gift for any keen or intrigued gardener and/or cook, they will be able to grow purple carrots, red brussel sprouts, stripy tomatoes, yellow courgettes and multi coloured swiss chard. ¬†At ¬£13.50 I think this is a great and affordable gift. ¬†I’m just looking forward to my invite for tea!

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With the Tour de France passing through parts of the UK what better year than 2014 to purchase some silver ‘cylist’ cufflinks, they are a little bit more pricey but this is only likely to happen once in your life time, so give your father something to remember-he will certainly be able to recall the year you bought him these! ¬£90

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Looking for something a little more useful? ¬†Check out these fab alarm clocks. ¬†Just click your fingers, clap your hands or gently tap your bedside table and the time, date & temperature will alternately appear for you in red LED colour. It automatically switches off when the room is quiet, lighting up again when the alarm goes off or as a response to your clicked fingers or clapped hands. The numbers seem to float on the lovely wooden block, but that’s just half the magic of this cubiod with a conscience. ¬†At ¬£28.50 we think these are a bargain.

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We all know how our dad’s love to be the King of the BBQ, so with Summer just around the corner, keep him happy with this stylish BBQ, at ¬£34.95 we think it is a steal.

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¬† Okay…we apologise now….we could not help ourselves, and had to sly some socks in somewhere. ¬†But here is the difference, they are Dad and child matching socks, at ¬£11 for the two pairs, we think they are pretty awesome

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Fancy a splurge or you ve just won the lottery…We have three gifts just for you: 1. ¬†Our favourite of the three. ¬†A Heinsberg Retro Suitcase ¬£390

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Rare! Not to be messed with, as brutal as it is beautiful, the Heisenberg Retro Suitcase Speaker!  One of the original members of the trunkie family that has it all; the looks, the sound and the attitude. Incredibly lightweight for its size, this speaker packs a real punch.

Complete with two port holes for extra bass reflex.

Audio specifications: 2 x 6 inch pioneer woofer, 1 x 4 inch pioneer midrange, 2 x 2 inch pioneer tweeter, 6 hours battery life, 200 watt built in amplifier, 3.5mm aux lead

2. ¬†We love this tent that looks just like a book, perfect for any book worm father, and what’s more, it will be perfect for those family camping trips or festivals. ¬£395

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3. ¬†Finally, a very stylish champagne or wine cooler, though if you are willing to spend ¬£2650 (yes that is the price) then you may as well fill it with champagne have n’t you! We just love the natural look, hand raised and finished with a hammer texture this sterling silver cooler will last forever. ¬†By far the piece we love the most….we just wish we could afford it!

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Happy shopping and do not forget…..Father’s Day 15th June 2014

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Blogizing: Finding Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day in the UK this year is 30th March 2014, “oh no…..” I hear you say, “I forgot!”

Do not despair, we have searched the net for a couple of ideas to make life easier for you ūüėČ

NO MONEY?

No excuse. ¬†You can make something. ¬†How about some nice biscuits or a cake? ¬†Cut some flowers and tie them with a nice ribbon. ¬†Find a large stone and decorate it in coloured paint and write on a personal message. ¬†It may seem rather¬†juvenile¬†but as a mother I know that it comes down to the thought, not the cost of the present. ¬†Mother’s day is all about making your mum feel special and letting her know how much you love and appreciate her for everything she does for you.

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Make yourself a paper flower from an unwanted/unused/your mums favourite book (not her book, i repeat do not use her copy….she may be very upset, get your own copy)

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Make a little matchbox present, put¬†miniature¬†things that your mum loves. ¬†you can design and print off your own label. Here’s something to inspire you….look how cute! And at ¬£4.99 you cannot complain….even if you decide to buy. ¬†It is available from Not on the High Street (.com) as is all the gifts which follow (just because we love this store!)

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What about one of these personalised wooden spoons for just ¬£5.50 it’s not going to break the bank….. or you can opt for a whole family of spoons ūüėČ

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How about one of these classic looking book covers for an ipad, for just under ¬£35 we think it is a great present and something most mums are sure to love…..if they have an ipad that is!

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Another cute little box of fun we found on Not on the High Street:

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The little charms all have a meaning. ¬†Such as ‘I may not always be good but you ll always be my fan…” ūüôā ¬†At under ¬£13 this is a little keepsake which is at a price acheiveable for most.

For those who have a little bit more money to spend and what something personal and unique how about one of these locket necklaces. ¬†We think these are just adoreable… ¬£64

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¬†Good luck on your search of the perfect gift for your mother. ¬†Do not forget if all else fails, a lovely bottle of champagne and flowers from your local florist will always go down well ūüôā

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/

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Blogizing: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s day in the UK this year is 30th March 2014, “oh no…..” I hear you say, “I forgot!”

Do not despair, we have searched the net for a couple of ideas to make life easier for you ūüėČ

NO MONEY?

No excuse. ¬†You can make something. ¬†How about some nice biscuits or a cake? ¬†Cut some flowers and tie them with a nice ribbon. ¬†Find a large stone and decorate it in coloured paint and write on a personal message. ¬†It may seem rather¬†juvenile¬†but as a mother I know that it comes down to the thought, not the cost of the present. ¬†Mother’s day is all about making your mum feel special and letting her know how much you love and appreciate her for everything she does for you.

mothers-day-gift-idea-1

Make yourself a paper flower from an unwanted/unused/your mums favourite book (not her book, i repeat do not use her copy….she may be very upset, get your own copy)

preview_literary-paper-rose

Make a little matchbox present, put¬†miniature¬†things that your mum loves. ¬†you can design and print off your own label. Here’s something to inspire you….look how cute! And at ¬£4.99 you cannot complain….even if you decide to buy. ¬†It is available from Not on the High Street (.com) as is all the gifts which follow (just because we love this store!)

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What about one of these personalised wooden spoons for just ¬£5.50 it’s not going to break the bank….. or you can opt for a whole family of spoons ūüėČ

normal_personalised-child-s-wooden-spoon

How about one of these classic looking book covers for an ipad, for just under ¬£35 we think it is a great present and something most mums are sure to love…..if they have an ipad that is!

normal_classic-book-cover-for-ipad-mini

Another cute little box of fun we found on Not on the High Street:

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The little charms all have a meaning. ¬†Such as ‘I may not always be good but you ll always be my fan…” ūüôā ¬†At under ¬£13 this is a little keepsake which is at a price acheiveable for most.

For those who have a little bit more money to spend and what something personal and unique how about one of these locket necklaces. ¬†We think these are just adoreable… ¬£64

normal_handprint-storybook-locket-necklace

¬†Good luck on your search of the perfect gift for your mother. ¬†Do not forget if all else fails, a lovely bottle of champagne and flowers from your local florist will always go down well ūüôā

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/

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