Great Gadgets For Fathers Day

Dads love gadgets, anything to make their lives that tiny bit easier is a massive bonus, so these great gadgets are a real must have this fathers day. ipodnano

QVC have some fantastic things on offer, from the elegant and ever loved record player, to the ipods touches and the garden chairs with cup holders. They really do have something for everyone this year, at truly affordable prices.  Take this 16GB Ipod nano with bluetooth, FM radio and fitness functions. The humble Ipod has come along way over the years, they have produced something that not only play all our favourite music, but you can now track fitness and look at photos. All whilst out and about!

It comes is a variety of colours and QVC even have the touch version which includes thousands of apps, now that would keep him entertained for hours. I know my husband loves anything that plays games.

Getting music onto these beauties is so easy, simply upload your favourite CDs to itunes on the PC/laptop or even download from the itunes store, plug in your Ipod and add the music you want and there you have it! Perfect.

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Who isn’t looking for the perfect razor for the perfect shave? Well my husband is forever on the look out for the next best thing. For that completely irritation free shave, I think he has finally found it with the Braun series 5. This incredible electric razor does everything you would expect, it glides easily over the skin, with its flex motiontec head it really does glide over really easily. I had a play, although apparently its not going anywhere near my legs. The twin foils and integrated cutting systems means it can get really close to the skin as well as making sure all those hairs are reached. meaning he doesn’t have to drag it over his skin multiple times, which also helps reduce the irritation.

With 7 LED indicators you know exactly how much charge it has left, although with a minute 5 minute charging time, you won’t be worrying about that anyway. The Braun series 5 is currently on offer at £99.99, which is an amazing price for such a fantastic electric shaver.

I know hubby wouldn’t be without his now and it doesn’t take any nagging at all to get him to go and have a shave. Extra bonus. karcher

Karcher. One thing men love is cleaning. Okay, one thing men love is cleaning with a powerful pressure washer. Preferably outside. This Karcher K2 Compact is perfect for all that heavy duty cleaning when you aren’t blessed with space. For ages we have wanted a pressure washer, it makes cleaning the car really easy, who doesn’t need that? However we don’t really have space for the larger pressure washers, but this one is different. Its really compact and fits nicely in the garden shed.Included with the machine is a trigger gun, 4m high pressure hose, one way lance, detergent suction facility and a dirtblaster lance which provides up to 50% greater cleaning power than a standard high pressure lance.” 

The K2 compact is also great for cleaning patios. Something I have always oddly wanted to do. It works with just a normal garden hose, meaning even my husband could use one. The Karcher K2 Compact retails for around £119 and would make a fantastic gift. For Dads and Mums!

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The Vibe audio Bluetooth speaker. If men like anything its noise. Making is especially. So this Bluetooth speaker from Vibe is fantastic. We have even used it in the car to make the sat nav louder! Genius. Its so simple to to use, simply link up with your phone/device though the Bluetooth, choose some tunes of even an app and hey presto, you now have your own portable sound system.

Whether you’re looking for something to get him into the kitchen for washing up duties, or even upping the sat nav volume so you can have your tunes a little louder in the car, the Vibe audio Bluetooth speaker is perfect. It’s also super easy to charge and lasts ages!

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Another great thing for Vibe is the slick grip 5 in 1 tablet case. This case is great. Made from silicone it goes on super easy. It has great, almost handles either side, so it makes holding the tablet really easy. The back is designed to stand up the tablet. Making viewing really easy. Also the case actually amplifies the sound as it surrounds the speaker so its concentrated. The slick grip also has a fabulous back to the case. It makes it easy to use it for typing on the go. Something that is not always so easily done.

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Lastly is this fab new app from Co-Pilot. This app is a really get sat nav. You can often spend a fortune of getting a sat nav when in  actual fact all you need is this app! Who doesnt have a smartphone these days? Co-pilot is not only really easy to use, it is also really clear. You have the ability to zoom in and out when you need that extra bit of help. Also when on the motorway the road can often just divide and it can be hard to tell which lane you should be in. With co-pilot it comes with an arrow showing just which lane you should be in, meaning you can know the exact way to go. The app also reroutes you depending on traffic data, meaning it will take you the quickest route depending on the time of day and traffic updates.

Saying that, you don’t always have to be connected to the internet to use it. So the signal dipping is no longer a problem. Hubby loves this app, it starts from £19.99 which is a much better investment than an expensive sat nav.

A Big Fat Fathers Day Gift Guide

So here a few things to give you some inspiration for fathers day gifts. Something for every man and for evererasmicy budget. Enjoy…

Firstly we have a great brand for anyone looking for a bargain this fathers day. Erasmic, some really great goodies for shaving and with prices starting from £1, you really can’t go wrong. Erasmic off some really traditional shaving products, from a really lovely shaving cream, to a great brush for applying it perfectly. Erasmic have put together a fantastic range which really does work.

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Next is Moosehead. I know hubby is always struggling to find something to keep his hair in place. I think we may have tried everything out there! Moosehead not only smells amazing, but it keeps his hair in place. Both the dough and the paste have passed every test so far, I think I might even have a try! Moosehead retails at £3.99 and is available from amazon.

Next is a firm favourite from my dad, the range from wilkinson sword. These trusty razors are fabulous and the hydro five range is no different. With five blades and three different vibration wilkinsonswordsettings, it really is one of a kind. Adjusting the shave helps stop skin irritation. I think given the chance I would maybe sneak this one for myself, but I think he would notice somehow. A razor like this makes a great gift, as well as being super useful, it really does work. This set retails for around £12.99.

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This is my favourite I think, a light up golf ball, for the golfers who play well into the evening. These new golf balls from LUMilife and LED, they light up when you give them a good whack, which of course my Dad will do!

Perfect for playing well into dusk, these golf balls make finding that hidden ball just a little bit easier. A pack of three balls retails for around £12.99 and I can imagine they will be very popular, especially when the nights start to draw in.

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This might have to be my husbands favorite. The Iron man morph suit. He is a huge marvel fan so this was perfect. The characters available are Iron man,  Spiderman, Wolverine, Captain america and Dead Pool. Each suit has something unique to the character to it. Take for example the Iron man suit. There is a pouch for your smartphone, so you can download the app and then the suit really comes to life. “Select the Zappar section. Give your phone to a mate, tell them to stand back a few feet and get them to zap the code. Strike your perfect Iron-Man pose, hold your palm out and activate the blaster”

Amazing, right? This full body suit has kept Hubby entertained for hours, I have to do all I can to stop him going on the school run in this outfit. Not sure people are ready for tat yet. Another great thing about these suits are the fact you can drink and pee in them! Who knew?! These fabulous morph suits retails for around £45.99 and are perfect for big marvel fans.

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The Defender series from Otterbox, a great way of protecting your phone. Like many people, my husband is very clumsy. As are my children. And maybe me? We tend to drop everything and the kids tend to smear our nice things with food and paint, never a good combination. But now we are fighting back with this phone case from Otterbox. This case has several layers so protects to the highest degree. It has been through some rough patches and is still going strong, so its looking good! The Defender case would be the perfect gift for any man who loves his phone. I know my husband would be lost without his. They retail at around £3cargo0.

Who doesn’t like a cupper? Well no-one I know thats for sure. So this little gem from Cargo is the perfect little gift. This mug retails for £5, so its perfect as a gift from the little ones. Shaped like a tankard, its a really manly mug, one I can’t see myself stealing anytime soon, so Dad is safe.

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Bluebeards Revenge, I love this brand. Their whole branding is fabulous, not for the bum fluff brigade and all that. This fantastic shaving brand has so much to offer, from shaving cream to eau du toilette, which smells amazing! It does come with a rather amusing love life warning. I can see why. This luxury shaving brand is just stunning and I expect it to go from strength to strength.

 Brita, a rather unconventional gift but I think he will love it. This great water bottle is perbritafect for anyone looking for the perfect drink on the go. Brita is a well known and trusted brand, on which is always creating something new and exciting. The Brita fill and go has become a popular item in this house recently. With Brita being known for its filtered water, you can now have this water on the go. Its easy to fill and clan and comes in a different range of colours. Now Hubby is looking to start getting fit, this has been the perfect addition to his routine and if perfect for when he is out on his bike. Probably not the most obvious gift, but super useful.

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Patchwork. We are big Patchwork fans after having some lovely samples for Christmas. Now they have a great new basket perfect for fathers day. The quiet night in hamper. The great thing about this hamper is having the ability to choose what goes in. So you can completely personalise it for the lucky recipient. They retail for around £30 and make the perfect yummy gift for a night in. Another great gift to have with this would be some lovely Artisan tea, the perfect cuppa before bed.

 

 

Another greaIsland Black £59t gift this fathers day is shoes. With summer well and truly here, the perfect pair of sandals would be the perfect gift. Hotter shoes have some amazing sandals this season.

This pair of mens sandals retail for around £59 and are worth every penny. They are made to the highest standard, something you can really feel when your used to wearing cheaper alternatives. Hubby likened them to walking on clouds, which is high praise indeed. A pair of shoes from hotter shoes would make anyones fathers day fantastic, they really are second to none.neutrogena

Lastly we have a super useful shampoo. Thier first release in 30 years a fantastic new product from T/Gel. Although this may not be your first choice when it comes to gifts, but it may have to be the most useful/thoughtful gift going. This new T/gel is a shampoo and conditioner in one, which is great in itself but it also offers a flake free scalp, something most men are after if were going to be honest. Perfect.

 

So thats it for my big fat fathers day gift guide, more great gifts coming soon 🙂

 

A Little Tipple For Fathers Day?

So, I don’t know about you but my Dad loves a little tipple now and then. Something small that packs a punch and is always on hand for those quiet nights in front of the TV.charles martell

Firstly we have some lovely drinks from Charles Martell. and Son. This lovely brand have some really special things to offer, some of which being these lovely spirits for some cocktail making. The great thing about these is the fact they offer little 5cl bottles for as little as £5, meaning you can get a selection of these fabulous spirits, instead of just the one. Charles Martell also sell wonderful cows milk and goats milk cheese, perfect for cheese and crackers on cocktail night!

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Next we have some fabulous spiced rum liqueur from DemiJohns. These are great for a special gift as well as a keepsake as you can have a hand written message on the bottle. So not only can you buy it in a selection of sizes, but you can also add a great little personal touch to it.

The presentation of these bottles are really unique, as are the different bottle shapes, it just gives that gift such a different feel to it. I know its something my Father and Hubby will love come fathers day. Prices start from around £8 depending on the shape and size of the bottle.

Here we have a real classic, Greenalls Gin. Greenalls Gin is distilled with eight unique botanicals to give it its classic  flavour. What’sgin more is Greenalls have released their first fathers day gift pack. This little pack is gorgeous, I think it gives it a really different feel. This pack can be purchased from sainsburys, making it really accessible. I know my Dad will love this, and I know its set to last a few years in his cupboard. The fathers day gift pack retails for around £15.49.

So, those are my few favorite gifts for that little tipple this fathers day. Lets hope someone saves me a drink?!