Wednesday 7 June 2017

8 Unusual Gifts for Fathers Day and Beautiful Hallmark Cards

If your Dad is anything like mine then he is mega difficult to buy for. My Dad is the most wonderful man but there is never anything he wants and I'm sure for some people he would be a dream come true as he just tells me 'no need to buy me anything Shelly' but I love to give gifts.

The only things I know my Dad likes are a bar of Cadbury chocolate, some nuts, theatre tickets or a meal out and I've bought all these things a hundred times. Add to that socks, personalised frames, photo books, mugs, slippers and the like and that is him done for birthdays, Christmas and Fathers Day.

But I like Fathers Day to be special, it is the time when I say thank-you for always being there for the last 43 years. Thanks for coming out in the middle of the night to pick me up, thanks for bailing me out with my debt when I was at Uni, thanks for decorating my house when I was pregnant and thanks for having my kids when I need time with my hubby so the least I can do is get him a loving card and fill it with heartfelt words.

Then talking of my hubby, there is another difficult one to buy for. Like me with my dad, my kids also adore their dad and he is a really ace father - taking them away or spending one on one time, playing monopoly when they are sad and taking them to Cubs. The things he does for them are numerous and they want to say thanks too.

Of course the classic way to say thank you is with a card and Hallmark have a lovely selection at Tesco. They will be available right up to the day but try and be a bit more prepared and you'll have a wider selection to choose from. Take a peek at the ones my girls have chosen. Miss M opted for the 'from your princess' card (£2) which is very apt and Miss E's is really classy and had a tri-fold to it, spelling out Dad (£3). I'm loving the Hallmark range at Tesco as there is great variety and you can see the cards are quality with beautiful coloured or patterned envelopes to match.

Here are 8 ideas of great items to buy for the Dad in your life -

1.  Personalised coin jar from Lovestruck Interiors - £14.50
Save up for treats together or you could use it to store ideas of things to do when spending time together (like a boredom jar). You can also get 15% off any purchase for Dad at Lovestruck Interiors with the code BIGDADDY this week.

2.  Best Dad BBQ Set from JD Williams - £30
My kids are quite taken with this BBQ set from JD Williams and I think my hubby might find he received this on the big day. Not only does he BBQ but he also bakes a lot so the apron will come in really useful. Oh and if it is your first time ordering from JD Williams, you'll get 20% off too!

3.  Chatty Feet Family Sock Set - £11.50
I love Chatty Feet socks, we have so many pairs in our house and they make me smile every time I see them. They have now started to do a matching pair for your husband and the little one in his life. Loads of fun and get £2 off when you sign up for the newsletter. 

4.  Doctor Who Tardis Bird Feeder from BuyDirect4U - £34.99
This is perfect for any Doctor Who fans who like to do a spot of bird watching, This will suit my husband down to a tee, as he is a keen photographer of birds and nature.

5.  Cornerstone Subscription Men's Grooming Service - from £20
If your Dad likes to take care of himself and enjoys a bit of male grooming, then why not sign him up for the Cornerstone grooming service. You can choose the products you'd like to receive and how frequently you want them to be sent through depending on how regularly your man likes to shave.

6.  Tickets to Car Fest - Various prices
Spoil Dad with tickets to this magical Family Festival. The brainchild of Chris Evans its fabulous eclectic mix of music, cars, food and fun is a great day out for Dads, Granddads & the whole family.

7.  Dad T-shirt from IWOOT - £9.99
IWOOT have a large selection of funny fathers day t-shirts and I am particularly chuckling away at this one as this was my Dad's mantra when I was a kid and I wanted to turn the TV over.

8.  Anti-fart Pills from Prezzybox - 3.99
This is another one that I could give to my Dad and I know he'd be able to take the joke. At this price it can be just a funny little extra with a main gift. It is always good to raise a smile after all!

Disclosure: I received the Hallmark cards free of charge for the purpose of this review. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest. 
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