Regular readers of my blog will know that there's not much I like more than a bit of 'virtual' shopping. I mean, apart from winning the lottery and then doing actual 'money is no object' shopping of course :-)
Anyway, with Fathers' day coming up (21st June, just in case you'd forgotten), I thought it might be a good time to do a spot of 'for the men' internet shopping, and share my finds with my lovely blog readers.
First up, a gift I bought my husband, for his birthday last week, that would be equally great as a Fathers' day gift:
The Wilkin & Sons website has lots of different preserves and sauces, that can be personalised with wording of your choice on the label. I bought my husband some Tomato Ketchup, which I personalised to say 'Daddy's Dip Dip' on the label (my husband and girls have ketchup with just about every meal, and it's known as dip dip in our house) and also some Hot Mango Sauce, which he also loves, and I had labelled 'Joe's Hot Stuff'. What bloke doesn't want the ego boost of being called 'hot stuff' every time he puts sauce on his burger?
Next up, something I actually am going to order for my hubby for Fathers' Day, so I'm hoping that I can trust him not to read this post! I have ordered from The Crafty Giraffe before - I ordered a gorgeous 'santa key' and wooden keepsake gift tags at Christmas, so I can definitely vouch for the quality of their products. This year, Daddy Rowberry will be getting a hammer and tools set for Fathers' Day, personalised with 'Daddy can fix it' which is a pretty commonly used phrase around this house!
I hosted a 'My Showcase' party recently as an afternoon tea for my local 'at home in the day' friends. It was a great excuse to have a natter and try lots of gorgeous beauty products, whilst the kids played in the garden.
While I didn't spend my £40 hosts voucher on anything for my husband at all (shame on me?), I did notice that they have some lovely products that even the least 'metriosexual' man would love!
For the eco-friendly, outdoorsy Dad out there, how about a pack of these adorable fire-starters, handmade in Cambridge and available from Etsy, they would make a great gift, with an I.O.U. for a camping weekend with the kids.