Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

It’s no secret that the Men in our lives can be notoriously hard to buy for. With Father’s Day just around the corner I have taken the hard work out of searching for gift ideas and created this guide of fantastic businesses and gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift for your Father, Husband or special Man in your life this Father’s day.

Featuring review samples, all words, photographs and opinions are my own.

Il Gusto

Does the man in your life love a tipple? Il Gusto have an impressive range of gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day. This eight bottle set beautifully presents a selection of the highest quality whiskies from renowned areas around the world such as Scotland, Ireland and America. Presented in an elegant wooden box, this range of high quality whiskies is an exceptionally special gift for any whisky lover.  If whisky isn’t his thing, why not check out the huge range of gifts available at Il Gusto here.

Tracklements Fathers Day Bundle

Looking to send him a gift to show you care or maybe liven up the Father’s Day BBQ? If so this best selling selection of unique and delicious condiments from Tracklements will tick all of the right boxes. From Perfect Ploughman’s Pickle, to British Beer Mustard, this gift wrapped bundle makes for the perfect present, beautifully presented and can be sent straight to his doorstep.

Conker

One of my personal favourite local tipples, Conker spirit distillery of Dorset offer a fantastic range of drinks, perfect for a Father’s Day gift. Known and adored for their award winning gin this Dorset dry gin boasts 10 botanicals delightfully well balanced to make the perfect G&T. If gin isn’t his thing this Conker coffee liqueur is certain to make his Father’s Day. He can enjoy a satisfying balance of bitter and sweet, with rich espresso punctuated by stoned fruits and vanilla, leading to a long lingering cocoa and caramel finish.

Bird & Blend Tea

Sometimes you just can’t beat a good British brew, if he is a tea lover then this Best Of British Tea Gift Box will be the perfect gift. Packed with 5 quintessentially British black teas, this delightful box will give him the opportunity to sit back and enjoy these delicious blends. The perfect brews for his morning ritual or afternoon biscuit. All hand packed with love in  a Bird & Blend gold embossed gift box perfect for Father’s day.

Oxford Rye Organic Vodka

Double-gold medal winning spirit, Oxford Rye Organic Vodka is like no other. An exceptionally smooth and creamy spirit, the vodka is filtered, unusually, through coconut shell charcoal and is described as having ‘subtle hints of spice and warm caramel’. Crafted by their Master Distiller at the distillery in the heart of Oxford, Oxford Artisan Distillery use populations of locally grown organic heritage grain, unfiltered and double distilled in their bespoke still to create mind blowing flavour. Organic, pesticide and chemical free this Vodka will make a delicious and unique gift.

Real Handful

Take snacking to a new and exciting level with a Real Handfuls delicious snacking selection box. A fantastic selection of sweet and savoury snacks all with an unruly flavour promise. This delicious and healthy selection is sure to be a crowd pleasing gift. Each box can be personalised to your loved one making a Real Handful selection box a great gift to send your loved one this Father’s day.

Caravan Coffee Roasters Fathers Brew

Give your Dad something special to brew and enjoy this Father’s Day! Send him a bag of freshly roasted, limited edititon Father’s Brew from Caravan Coffee Roasters. Father’s Brew is a blend of two fresh seasonal coffees from Guatemala and Nicaragua, with sticky and sugary citrus flavours in the cup and notes of frangipane, brown sugar and floral darjeeling tea. Available in whole beans or ground, this is the perfect gift for any coffee loving Father.

Personalised Foodie Gifts

WOW the Marmite lover in your life by giving him one of these fantastic personalised Marmite jars for Father’s Day. They will love this personalised gift of the good stuff and remember, personalisation means no sharing allowed! Check out more great personalised gifts from Prezzybox here.

Conscious Nibble Collection

The delectable Conscious Chocolate was created by Emma Jackman in her kitchen and is the original raw chocolate. It’s mouth-watering and delicious, decadent not devilish and also vegan, organic, free from soy, gluten and dairy while the packaging is completely recyclable and compostable. It’s made in kitchens with 100% renewable energy and is slave free, sustainable and direct trade. It’s also extremely moreish, people are surprised by how creamy it is, and it’s won many awards for its great taste. A great gift for those Dad’s with a sweet tooth this Father’s Day, get yours here.

Indi Supplements

We all want the hard working Men in our lives to feel their best. Designed to tackle fatigue, banish brain fog and help you find focus, Mind contains a potent blend of natural nootropics that have been shown to boost cognitive function with real time and long-term benefits. Whether you are facing a task that demands concentration or are feeling stressed and exhausted, add it into your routine to boost blood flow, while improving alertness and working memory. Treat the busy, working Dad in your life to a healthy energy boost with Indi supplements.

Cyrus SoundBuds 2

On the hunt for a new pair of budget wireless earbuds? These Cyrus soundBuds2 are set to impress this Father’s Day. The ‘True wireless Stereo’ in-ear headphones are focussed on sound quality, yet offer a comprehensive feature set and outstanding comfort. As a world-leading and trusted brand in audio electronics, Cyrus has applied their decades of acoustic engineering skills to develop and tune the performance of soundBuds2 to reveal much more of the music. Clarity, precision and a realistic ‘soundstage’ present instruments and voices as they were intended to be heard.
As well as superlative performance, SoundBuds2 have a modern design, improved larger drivers, longer battery life and capacitive touch controls, as well as a lightweight but durable construction and rock-solid Bluetooth connectivity.

Green & Blue Bee House Range

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the garden lover in your life then the Green&Blue range of modern bee houses, including the award-winning Bee Brick, is just what you need. Designed to help your garden encourage pollinators and be more bee-friendly, and to provide a safe nesting place for non-swarming solitary bees. This Bee Brick provides a stylish nesting site for red mason and leafcutter bees, amongst others, and makes a real design statement in any bee friendly garden, allotment, or building with it’s stylish design. Every little effort helps with bee preservation so why not start small and give the gift of a bee cell? These little single cell nesting sites are perfect to pop on a windowsill, in a log pile or in a plant pot. The children have loved seeing the bees using these products and it has opened their eyes to the wonder that is nature. To find out more about Green & Blue and their wonderful work, click here.

Serenata Letterbox Flowers

If your Dad has a passion for flowers, plants, or gardening, then a beautiful Father’s day flower bouquet could just be the perfect unique gift for him. Bright and beautiful blooms through the letterbox are guaranteed to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day and Sereneta Flowers have a stunning range of letterbox blooms to choose from. This beautiful bunch ‘Floral Ratatouille’ is a joyful cocktail of Lilies, Stocks, Asters, Solidago and Roses, perfect for making him feel special this Father’s Day.

Grow Green Home Grown Hero

When it comes to unique gifts Prezzybox has an abundance of great gifts to choose from. This Grow Green Home Grown Hero is all your loved one will need to begin their growing journey. From eco friendly accessories to tips and tricks, this set has everything needed to become a grow your own pioneer! A great and unusual gift that will keep on giving this Father’s Day.

Wild Vanilla Studios Gift Boxes

Wild Vanilla studios offer a fabulous range of luxury gift boxes to suit all budgets. From ‘ready to go’ to ‘create your own’, these letterbox gift boxes are the perfect gift for him. This Aberdeen gift box is a stunning example of the luxurious and unique items on offer for a great price. You can create a truly unique and luxe gift for your loved one with no hassle. All gifts boxes include luxury gift wrap which is eco-friendly (and fully recyclable) and a choice of complimentary greeting card too.

Edifier TWS1 Pro

Impress him with the latest and top model from Edifier TWS range, these TWS1 Pro wireless bluetooth earphones are a great gift. Featuring high audio quality with aptX Bluetooth, a charging case and true wireless stereo, he will get amazing sound quality and stylish design with these great earphones. With an impressive 42 hours playback and robust waterproof, dust-proof and sweat proof case, these will stand the test of time and never fail to impress. Luxury quality at a reasonable price point. I have been using Edifier for over a year and absolutely love them.

Hanubu Karasu Rear Car Seat Cover

Karasu is a stylish rear car seat cover, from Hanubu that features an eco-friendly, antiviral fabric coating that kills bacteria and viruses on contact. A great gift for him, protect car seats from spills, mud, child car seats and more with that added peace of mind that if they are taking friends and family members on trips this year, it provides impressive technology that keeps passengers safe and healthy. The stylish design offers a luxurious feel and the handy carry bag means transportation is a breeze. Find out more and order yours here.

Sons Shampoo

New to the scene but making a huge impact Sons is a clinically proven, affordable treatment for male hair loss, delivered to your door. This DHT blocking shampoo is formulated with saw palmetto, a proven DHT blocker that can reduce levels of the hormone in the scalp. The shampoo also contains argan oil, iron and vitamin B3. The reviews and impressive success stories speak for themselves, a great gift to give the special man in your life a confidence boost this Father’s day.

Valentine’s Gift Ideas 2021

You might not be able to take your loved one out on a fancy dinner date this Valentine’s Day, but that does not mean you the show does not go on! I understand many of you may be a bit stumped for gift ideas this year so I have rounded up a collection of brilliant brands and services to shop with, so that you can make Valentine’s 2021 special. So whether you are buying for the Woman who has it all, the supportive BFF or a fussy husband, or maybe you are in the mood for food? There is something for everyone at the click of a button. Happy Shopping!

Holistic Silk Ultimate Sleep Set

We all know too well that the past year has been one that has brought challenges and stress to us all. That is why, giving a relaxing and holistic gift will be more welcome than ever this Valentine’s day. Holistic Silk offer an incredible range of products that target wellness, sleep and relaxation. With a timeless, classic and elegant design Holistic Silk, fuses expertise in textiles and alternative health with ergonomic design, luxury craftsmanship and proven remedies, to create a distinct range of products that deliver health, lifestyle and beauty benefits beyond their simple function. This Ultimate Sleep Set combines the best selling sleep heroes- A classic lavender eye mask and lavender eye pillow, beautifully designed, the perfect solution to not only create great sleep but to relax and calm at even the most trying times. Check out the Holistic Silk website and Instagram to discover more.

1 People Fashion and Accessories

1 People is a Danish sustainable, luxury fashion brand that designs effortlessly timeless looks for conscious-minded women. With a stunning range of timeless classics in a simplistic design, 1 People are on a mission to spread the word that comfort, style, sustainability and fair pricing do not have to be mutually exclusive. This stunning saddle bag is an example of the quality and on trend items available at 1 People. Made of an innovative and vegan alternative to leather, it comes with a removeable shoulder strap, well thought out compartments with lots of room to take you from day to night and an organic cotton dust bag to keep it looking it’s best at all times.1 People offer so much more, from tailored suits and dresses to underwear and accessories, all made from materials that are mindful of people and the planet. Look good, do good and feel good this Valentine’s. Treat yourself or a loved one and be sure to check out more from 1 People here.

Little Flicker Candles

I have made no secret of the fact that I am a total candle addict and consider myself quite the connoisseur and this beautiful candle from Little Flickers does not disappoint. Handmade to order by Lucie Hopley and her team, from pure soya wax, they use no artificial chemicals or paraffin, ensuring they are cruelty-free and environmentally- friendly. Each of these beautiful candles are hand-crafted so that they are all totally unique in their beautiful floral design. This Cemented Love candle is the perfect gift this Valentines, from the divine notes of Indian rose and musk to it’s unique and beautiful design using English rose petals, this candle has a real WOW factor and adds a touch of decadence to your Valentines gifting. The cement container compliments the pink petals perfectly and will look great in any home. Click here to shop the stunning range of candles, wax melts, reed diffusers, linen and room sprays, to suit every occasion.

Isle Of Paradise

Lockdown and winter months mean we are all feeling in need of a bit of glow this Valentine’s. Look no further than Isle Of Paradise for the perfect tan for all skin types. The perfect golden tan in a bottle, this infused water tan, mists onto the skin with no guide colour, which means no blocked pores and no transfer onto clothing or sheets….. no matter how steamy your Valentine’s turns out to be. The universally flattering, golden colour of Isle of Paradise gives the perfect colour time and time again while hydrating skin at the same time, something we could all do with a bit more of in the winter months.    The perfect duo, these multi-tasking, colour correcting tanning drops put you in total control of your glow. Suitable for use on both face and body, supercharge your skincare with ultra-hydrating coconut, chia seed, and avocado oil. Can be mixed with oils, serums, moisturisers, and even foundation. Getting your paradise glow couldn’t be easier.

Alterna Love is in the Hair Box

Truly indulge her this Valentine’s with ALTERNA Caviar hair products. Super luxurious and made from premium formulas enhanced by the best that nature has to offer. The formulas are based upon the science of skincare and unlock the rejuvenating potential of haircare. All products are chemical free and the range includes products for restructuring bond repair, ​​replenishing moisture, smoothing anti-frizz and multiplying volume to name a few. With a wide range of products to address all hair concerns, Caviar offers sophisticated indulgent rituals for hair that is a beautiful expression of you. The Caviar experience creates sensorial rituals that indulge your senses while deeply rejuvenating your hair to reflect your timeless essence.  The Love is in the hair box makes for a fantastic Valentines gift and the luxurious products will get to work instantly, leaving her feeling totally pampered. I noticed an instant sleek shine from the first wash and can feel huge improvement in the health of my hair. Find our more from the fabulous range here.

Slow Age Bath Essence

We may not be able to get to the spa right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the spa home! Energise your skin, revealing a brighter, more vital complexion with this luxurious bath essence from Slow Ageing Essentials. Laced with mood shifting and body caressing properties. This exquisite essential and botanical oil de-stresser will reinvigorating senses and top up mental and physical energy levels while skin cells are renewed and replaced with brighter, smoother new ones. Treat the one you love to the ultimate pamper bath this Valentines.

José Eber Wet/ Dry Flat Iron

We all want effortlessly sleek hair but it often comes at the expense of our time. You can have it all with this José Eber wet/dry flat iron, the unique flat iron is designed to be used on both wet and dry hair and guarantees a silky-smooth finish and healthier hair using it’s impressive infrared technology. The tourmaline ceramic plates heat up super quickly and evenly, allowing the user to create a sleek look with ease while keeping hair healthy due to tourmaline being less damaging than ceramic. The sleek rose gold design and impressive features mean these would make a great gift this Valentine’s.

Owl and The Pussycat

Nestled in the lovely Stockbridge, Hampshire, Owl & The Pussycat boutique offer an amazing range of ladies’ fashion, jewellery, home accessories, men’s gifts and childrenswear. With an impressive selection of on trend, quality clothing, this boutique is the perfect place to shop for a loved ones Valentine’s gift. This stunning jumper is the most gorgeous vibrant pink colour, perfect for the big event. The soft material feels fantastic quality and the chunky knit style is perfect for chilly weather. Fabulous teamed with a pair of jeans and trainers or dress up with some jewellery and a pair of heeled boots for more of an evening look. Check out more from Owl & The Pussycat and be sure to follow their Instagram for more fabulous gift ideas.

Owl and The Pussycat Homewares

If home and fragrance is more their thing then you can find a fabulous range of candles, diffusers and more both online and in store at Owl & The Pussycat boutique. I love the unique and on trend design of these candles, the gold detailing on the glass will make a statement in any home while making it smell great, they really do pack a delightfully scented punch, at a very reasonable price.

L’ABU skincare

I first discovered L’abu skincare last year and it is safe to say I have been obsessed since. Created by a mother and daughter duo with an Italian heritage (who seem to be defying age themselves, may I add), these ladies have created uncomplicated skincare, rich in natural ingredients that will give incredible results. The perfect taster kit for Valentine’s, this Powerful Organic Anti Age Trio will make a fabulous gift for your loved one of any age. The key bio-active ingredients in these wonder products are vegan friendly, organic and totally luxurious. Targeting fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, skin tone, clarity and hydration, this brilliant set has everything she needs to transform her skin. Give the gift of great skin, order yours here and be sure to check out L’abu Skincare on Instagram for offers and updates.

Ignium Candle Co

Cambridgeshire based Ignium Candle Co have created this gorgeous Valentines Gift Box. Featuring favourites from their fabulous range, the box includes one of their best selling soy candles, botanical soy melts with real rose petals and vegan handmade soaps, all beautifully boxed for the perfect Valentines treat. All Ignium candles are made with 100% soy wax, meaning they are totally cruelty free, eco friendly and natural. I was really impressed with how well thought out the scents were in this collection, soothing, calming and relaxing in fragrance, the perfect aromas for a Valentine’s gift. The Amantes box is a great way to help your home fragrance loving, loved one discover sustainably sourced, beautifully scented products. Add a personal touch to your gifting with a personalised message.

St Moriz Rapid Tans

The perfect product for Valentine’s prep or a great Galentine’s gift for a girlfriend, St Moriz is loved and trusted by many. With fast tan, you can have a perfect glow all year round. With many of us strapped for time, juggling work, home schooling and other challenges, 1 hour tan is a great way to ensure you don’t compromise on yourself. The impressive mist will develop in as little as 1 hour for a light sun-kissed shade, 2 hours for a golden glow or 3+ hours for a deeper, darker bronzed tan. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also super easy to apply, with a 360° spray that can be sprayed in all directions, including upside down.  The perfect way to add some moisture in to your tan routine the Fast Tan Lotion has a guide colour makes it super easy to see where you have applied the lotion, helping you to achieve a streak-free finish and avoid any tanning mishaps. Added Aloe Vera & Vitamin E provide moisture to the skin, helping to keep your tan looking flawless and glowing for days.

Dr PAWPAW Mini Nude Collection

You can’t go wrong giving the gift of a wonder product like DrPAWPAW. These miracle tubes can be used for everything from lip and cheek colour to cuticle care and insect bites! Lip care meets colour and condition, Dr.PAWPAW’s Original, Peach Pink and Rich Mocha balms are full of pawpaw, aloe vera and olive oil. The multiple uses for these wonder balms don’t end and truly are a gift that will keep on giving. For perfectly soft, kissable lips and oh so much more, you can find your perfect PAWPAW product here.

José Eber HST 3 in 1 Clipless Curling Iron

I love a wonder product that does more than one thing and this José Eber 3 in 1 curling iron is no one trick pony. From big and bouncy to smaller waves and even tight curls the José Eber Clipless Curling Iron creates flirtatious curls that are smoother, shiner, frizz-free and longer lasting! Making it super simple to transform your look while reducing the amount of damage caused by traditional curling irons. The innovative clipless design provides consistent and even heat for faster styling without causing creased or crimped ends. The curling wands are easy to change and simple to use. A guaranteed hit for her this Valentine’s.

Scentered Love Aromatherapy Balm

Wellbeing gifts are going to be very welcome this Valentines, this Love Wellbeing Aromatherapy Balm from Scentered is the perfect pick me up for your loved one. LOVE  is a warm, romantic blend that stimulates the emotions to enhance sensuality and emotional connectivity. Feel connected physically and emotionally, the woody oriental scent is a crowd pleaser, with top notes of Orange and Clove, heart-warming Rose and Ylang Ylang, wrapped in rich base notes of grounding and calming Patchouli to help rebalance and reconnect emotionally. Using 100% natural, essential oil based Aromatherapy Balm that can be carried with you, anywhere you go.

Lido Pearls

When it comes to Valentine’s gifts you just can’t beat a timeless classic. With a huge range of incredible pearl jewellery, Lido Pearls is the home of all things beautiful with their ranges of stunning jewellery. I was lucky enough to photograph some of the beautiful Valentine’s pieces recently and I can wholeheartedly say that any Woman would be incredibly thrilled to receive a piece from Lido Pearls. See more here.

The Facelet

Despite the fact that I never thought I would see a day that I would be writing about masks, it is clear that they are here to stay! So wear your mask in style with these revolutionary masks from Facelet. With a huge range of stylish designs to suite every taste, not only are Facelet super stylish, you can also fasten them to your wrist when they are not in use to create cute wristwear. With impressive safety features like 3 layers of premium anti bacterial fabric and reusable material this gift will keep on giving. Make misplacing your mask a thing of the past and wear yours with style. Check out the fantastic range available here.

The Hair Boss Illuminate

Abit of TLC is a must for Valentine’s day. Whether you are having a date night at home or a galentines pamper you will love The Hair Boss. Transform dull lack-lustre locks using The Clear Shine Gloss a semi-permanent treatment that helps revitalise all hair colours without changing the tone, giving salon quality shine at home. The transparent, universal formula smoothes the cuticle of the hair which is followed by The Conditioning Milk to seal in the shine and add moisture. The result, beautifully bright, salon-fresh shine!

Glo32 Teeth Whitenining System

The perfect white smile is the perfect way to lift someone you love. Glo 32 is formulated with Coconut Oil for a healthy way to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Double your Glo with the Advanced Whitening System Kit, this includes a 14 day treatment of Advanced Whitening Strips to lift your smile, and the Advanced Whitening Stilo for on the go whitening. I love teeth whitening strips to freshen up my smile in a quick, convenient and mess free way. Get yours here.

Nike Underwear

Give the gift of style and comfort with Nike Mens underwear. Crafted with soft, stretchy microfibre material that makes for a perfect fit and an incredibly comfortable wear for a truly luxe feel. The staple Nike Dri-FIT technology component adds support, odour and sweat management and work to prevent chafing. The Elite Micro Trunks are the new gym bag must haves and the best Valentine’s Day gift for your fitness obsessed loved one, providing fantastic support and comfort whilst working out. Available in a fabulous range of colours styles.

The Bluebeards Revenge

On a mission to provide all-conquering shave, beard, hair and body products to men all over the world, The Bluebeards Revenge have a fantastic range of great products and gifts for Him this Valentines day. This Orginal Blend Eau De Toilette offers a masculine scent that opens with the citrusy notes of Sicilian bergamot and the vibrancy of Ligurian basil. At the heart you will find a bold blend of jasmine, black tea and water mint. Rich base notes include the woody tones of Madagascan vanilla, highlighted by classic sandalwood and patchouli for a smooth finish. I am particularly impressed with the longevity of this product, guaranteed to be a hit this Valentine’s Day.

The Clear Confidence Company

Clear Confidence are on a mission to eliminate plastic from their fabulous range and pride themselves on offering a wide selection of high-quality vegan personal care products. This bamboo handled re-usable razor is crafted lovingly from ethically sourced highly-sustainable bamboo and would make a great give for both Him or Her, offering a luxe shave every time. Perfect for him, not only does this shaving brush boast excellent performance, but it also looks the part while being perfectly designed for any gentleman seeking out an authentic shaving brush without the environmental impact or badger cruelty. Luxury products at great prices makes switching to environmentally friendly products feel like a real treat with Clear Confidence.

Nature Unite Drinks Bottle

Looking for a stylish drinks bottle that isn’t harmful to the environment? Nature Unite are on a mission to empower all people to be a part of the solution to keep our oceans blue and free from plastic pollution. Made for our oceans, this stylish bottle is made with Ocean-bound recycled plastic from Central America that has been diverted from entering our oceans. Pretty cool hey? Find out more and get yours here.

Personalised British Strawberry, Lavender and Honey Gin

Add a personal touch to a special treat with this Personalised British gin. By infusing together only the finest local ingredients this stunningly flavoured Gin tastes like sunshine, something we could all use a bit of in February. Using Honey sourced from Keepr’s very own apiaries and the finest British Strawberries this is a drink that twists the taste buds and warms the cockles with smooth, indulgent floral notes. The stunning vibrant colour and sleek design makes this a fantastic Valentines gift for your gin loving partner and will be a certain drinks cabinet favourite of mine moving forward! Check out more fantastic gift ideas from Prezzybox.

Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle

Chocolate is always a gift that is guaranteed to please, why not add some magic to your chocolate gifting with this impressive Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle. Made with smooth Belgian milk chocolate and packed full with chocolate covered honeycomb pieces inside, this heavenly combo will make the perfect treat this Valentine’s. The bottle comes with an adorable mini wooden hammer that you can use to smash the bottle and reveal the hidden treats. A great gift or something to share with a loved one this Valentine’s day ( although I won’t be sharing mine!) Shop more unique and delicious gifts from Prezzybox.

Four Roses Bourbon

Shopping for a bourbon lover? Or maybe for someone who is partial to a cocktail or three like myself? Born in the picturesque Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Four Roses Small Batch combines four of their distinct and loved Bourbon recipes to achieve exceptional balance. It’s beautiful rose bud shaped bottle with cut glass roses makes this a great gift for Valentines day. To celebrate Valentine’s day, Four Roses has created a new cocktail perfect for sharing with your loved one, The Lawrenceburg combines it’s gorgeous small batch bourbon with cranberry juice, lime, sugar syrup and ginger beer to create a perfect Valentine’s cocktail. Sounds amazing right! Order yours here.

The Secret Garden Gin Co

A gift guaranteed to make the ones you love, smile. This gin gift set from Scottish craft distillery, Old Curiosity is distilled with botanicals grown in the distillery’s Secret Herb Garden, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Apothecary Rose Gin is my personal favourite and offers a familiar Turkish Delight flavour whilst the Pink Elderflower and Jasmine satisfies a sweeter tooth, but without the sugar! The Secret Garden is an award-winning herb nursery with over 600 naturally grown and tended varieties of herbs and flowers which are picked, dried and distilled by hand, to deliver the pure essence of nature. The perfect gift to lift spirits and taste the promise of spring. Get yours here.

A Pizza Making Date Night With Birtelli’s

Bring the restaurant home this Valentine’s day with Birtelli’s artisan at home pizza kits. Independent pizzeria Birtelli’s have created a gourmet make-your-own pizza kit, which is now available for delivery nationwide! Delivered fresh to your door, in environmentally-friendly packaging, Birtelli’s pizza kits give you the chance to craft your own stone-baked Birtelli’s pizza at home, using the same restaurant-quality dough, and premium British ingredients used by the chefs on site. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire, the family-run pizzeria boasts Michelin Starred chef Paul Foster (Salt) as its Executive Chef, and prides itself on the quality and provenance of it’s ingredients. All Birtelli’s pizza ingredients are carefully selected by Paul and the team, using their network of award winning farms and producers across the UK to bring the best ingredients possible directly from farm to slice. We had a fantastic time creating our pizzas, the ingredients were fresh and luxurious in quality. The pizzas we made were packed with delicious flavours and had a restaurant feel. The pizzas making boxes are extremely reasonable in price and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a hands on, fun and unique way to spend Valentines. Simply click here and select your pizza flavours and you will receive your order either next day or on your chosen date. We will certainly be ordering again very soon!

Willie’s Cacao

Chocolate is always a yes from me when it comes to gifts. Willie’s Cacao have a fantastic choice of decadent and indulgent treats, perfect for gifting or as a sharing treat… if you really love them! With hand crafted Marc de Champagne dark chocolate truffles, raspberry truffles with raspberry liquid centres and even a Golden Pod, containing sea salt caramel pearls, there really is something for everyone in the Willies Cacao Valentines collection.

Mermaid Gin Mini Set

Small but perfectly formed, this trio of divine Mermaid minis is a guaranteed hit for Valentine’s. Showcasing three beautifully detailed bottles, there is something to tickle all taste buds, from the strawberry hint of the pink gin, the fresh and zingy aromas of the classic or the delicately salty kiss of the vodka. Smooth yet complex with a hint of sea air, The Isle Of Wight distillery is known and loved for their unique taste, intricately designed bottles and 100% recyclable packaging. The perfect way to sample a bit of everything. Get yours here.

Dr Trouble Artisan Sauces

Spice up Valentines this year with Dr Trouble’s Artisan sauces. Handmade in small batches in Zimbabwe, this independent brand produces two incredible flavours. The Oak Smoked Chilli Sauce is the milder of the two, with a deep smoked flavour and a zingy punch, this sauce works perfectly to add the wow factor to any Valentines meal. The African Lemon Chilli (medium-hot) is fresh and fiery and leaves you wanting more. All Dr Trouble products are ethically sourced, completely natural, vegan, organic and gluten free. These sauces can be used on their own as hot sauce for the spice lovers and are also versatile and produce a unique depth of flavour when used in recipes. The perfect addition to romantic dinner dates. Available at Amazon and here at Dr Trouble.

Buy A Gift Box Of Indulgence Hamper

We may not be able to go out this Valentine’s but you and your partner can enjoy the perfect indulgent night in with one of the many at home gifting options from Buy A Gift. Buying for a loved one? Surprise someone special with this delightfully indulgent food and wine hamper. They can enjoy a glass of rich Chilean Merlot with a box of chocolates, a delicious bag of hand-cooked crisps, moreish chocolate and caramel fudge, delicious nuts and more. Indulge in an assortment of sweet and savoury goodies, packed within a decorative gift box and delivered straight to your recipient’s door! Check out some fantastic at home gift ideas from Buy a Gift here.

This blog post features items gifted for review purposes. All words, opinions and photographs are my own.

Childrens Gift Guide Part II Books and Games

Childrens Gift Guide Part II Books and Games

Ad- Post contains gifted items for review purposes

Welcome to the annual At Home With the Johnsons Christmas Gift Guide for Children. As a Mother of three children, a pre-teen, a little one and something in the middle, I have done my fair share of Christmas gift buying only to be disappointed to see heaps of plastic toys unwanted and not played with less than a year later. This is why I have made it my mission to bring my readers this guide of incredible books and games from wonderful brands that your child will love this Christmas and for years later.

Tinsel

This tale of friendship, sleigh rides and two formidable girls is the perfect children’s Christmas gift for this year. Joyful and hilarious, this book is full of loveable characters and dialogue that is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. A gloriously Christmassy adventure that will delight any child this Christmas. Get yours here.

Illumisaurus Book

Journey back in time to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Illumisaurus. Your little one will come face-to-face with prehistory’s most spectacular dinosaurs, plants and animals. Bring this lost world to kaleidoscopic life with your magic three-colour viewing lens. This book takes you on a real adventure, the lenses show locations, dinosaurs and wildlife in stunning detail. This book is a must for any dinosaur and history lovers out there and the innovative illustrations will even impress the grown- ups!

Yappy Personalised Book

A simply genius idea! Let your child unleash their inner detective with this exciting search and find book, with the star of the show being none other than your pet! Watch your child unleash their inner detective to search and find your daring dog as they embark on an epic journey through the weird and wonderful world dedicated to our four-legged friends. With twelve beautifully illustrated locations to explore, each double page spread is bustling with exciting scenarios, with every scene personalised just for your dog. A unique and fun gift sure to keep the whole family entertained this Christmas. Create yours here.

One Hundred Steps

We all know the world was mesmerised by Captain Tom during 2020 lockdown. This book captures his life story and his inspirational quotes in a book that is accessible to all. A truly inspiring individual and brings some much needed joy to the strangest of times. Beautifully illustrated, this hard-backed, heart-warming book is a must have gift for Christmas this year.

Blue Planet II

Give your child the chance to dive into these incredible stories from the known and adored BBC Blue planet II. Open up to discover stories of shimmering coral reefs in a kaleidoscope of colours, otters chasing one another through underwater forests and King penguins tip-toeing past snoozing Southern elephant seals. With an abundance of mind boggling facts and important climate change information, this beautifully illustrated book is certain to be hugely popular with children and adults alike.

Backward Science

This book is as backward as it promises. Starting at the end and ending at the beginning. Travel back in history and discover what life was like before major inventions and discoveries. Step into a time before smartphones, television, cars, or even the toilet; then learn about the major invention or discovery that changed the world. Explore bright, detailed, humorous scenes from different eras that will spark discussion and make you think about what life was like in history. Learn about the clever inventors, the accidental discoveries, and how people managed without the everyday things that we take for granted. Backwards Science is a fun and informative gift for all to enjoy.

Everybody Counts

This fun book will get you counting from 0 to 7.5 billion but it’s the hidden messages that mean this book is so much more. Follow the characters’ stories and see how their lives collide with those of others. There are a lot of secrets to be discovered for the sharp-eyed! You will see that everyone is different, everyone has their own life, and that – most importantly – everybody counts. At the end, a spotting section allows you to go back and have even more fun, this is the book that keeps on giving. It is no wonder that Everybody Counts is critically acclaimed for its unique approach to visual communication and has been awarded some of the world’s highest honours for children’s literature.

Its Your Story

Its your story specialise in creating beautiful photo- personalised books, which truly bring reading to life by featuring the child in the pictures as well as the story. Aimed predominantly at pre-school children and early readers, these personalised books are designed to immediately engage young children and help foster a love of reading from a young age. With the largest range of festive and non festive books in the world, the possibilities of personalised adventures are endless. Add a touch of magic to a Christmas eve box or festive read. Create yours and see what magic Its your story has to offer here.

Little people Big Dreams- Elton John

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Empower your child with this incredible story of the life and achievements of Sir Elton John. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician’s life. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages.

Little people Big dreams – Tom Moore

Discover the life of Captain Tom Moore, the veteran who raised over 30 million pounds for the NHS during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to NHS Charities Together. Teach your kids the power of determination by showing them Captain Sir Tom Moore’s picture book biography. The perfect gift to inspire your child and a memory of 2020 everyone can enjoy.

Ispace Wellbeing

After a rollercoaster of a year, there has never been a more important time to help children learn to be in touch with their emotions. ‘Have you ever had a Stressor?’ is the first book in the iSpace Wellbeing collection. Designed to help children learn to talk about their thoughts, feelings and worries; it gently teaches them tools and strategies to manage their emotional wellbeing, including who and how to ask for help. I space wellbeing are dedicated to their mission of helping improve and protect children’s emotional and mental wellbeing, this book is a great way to open up conversations with your children and do just that. See more from I space wellbeing here.

How to Spot and Artist

Danielle Krysas mission is to help people overcome the fear that they “aren’t creative.” Now she uses her characteristic playfulness, lively illustrations, and humour to help kids overcome negativity about their artistic endeavours and to help them redefine what being an artist means. Every page delivers encouragement to the kid who thinks artists all live in cities, or that art has to look like something familiar, or that painting and drawing are the only way to make art. In a world that drastically undervalues creative freedom, Krysa’s whimsical paintings and collages joyfully proclaim that art is essential and that artists are everywhere. This beautiful hard back book will make the perfect gift for any budding young artist.

Pass The Bomb

Pass the Bomb – The Big One! The latest game in the Pass the Bomb range is finally here and family board game nights will never be the same again. Roll the die, trigger the time-bomb and attempt to complete the task before passing it to the next player. Keep playing while the infernal time-bomb ticks away but watch out – the time-bomb is unstable and could “detonate” at any moment! Action packed fun! This is sure to be a huge hit this Christmas.

Quirk!

Quirk! is the hilariously funny, family card game that has everyone squawking, saving the world and breathing fire! Embrace your silly side with sounds and actions while causing a whole lot of mischief for your family and friends. If a wild game is your kind of thing, throw in a few mischief cards in to really switch up the odds of your game. Quirk! is an amazingly silly game for fun people and provides interactive play for all ages. With 26 characters, each game includes 2 decks of cards so you can mix and match your favourites to make every game different. A real festive family must have.

Banana Blast

Hours of fun! There’s no better time to crack out the games with loved ones than Christmas. Banana blast is a hilarious and fast paced game guaranteed to make a fantastic gift. Banana Joe sits atop his monkey hill guarding his bananas all day. Can you steal them from him? Pull the bananas from Joe’s hill but watch out! One of Joe’s bananas will make him jump, but it’s a different banana every time! Will you catch Banana Joe to win the game? Get yours here.

What A Performance

Orchard Toys have been making educational games and jigsaws in Britain for nearly 50 years, so it comes as no surprise that ‘what a performance’ does not disappoint. Be a star and rise to the challenge in this action-packed game of family fun! There are over 300 challenges – from actions to sounds to charades – to perform in this fun family game! Bring the family together with this fantastic game.

Gruffalo 4 In A Box Puzzle

There’s endless puzzling fun to be had with this Four in a Box Jigsaw Puzzle from Ravensburger! Fans of The Gruffalo will love piecing together the four scenes from the beloved bedtime story. Made of strong, high quality cardboard and with a special linen finish printto minimize glare, these puzzles will quickly become a cosy winter favouriteand make for a fantastic gift.