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Get Fathers Day Wrapped Up In An Instant

11 Jun

Father’s Day is drawing closer so I thought I’d share some fun and funky treats that I think are awesome gift ideas for Fathers Day.

Here’s my top 5 contenders… I’m counting down here with number 1 being my top pick.

At number 5… A 12 Week Beer Subscription For Dad from BeerBods


Price – £36 (12 Week Subscription)

Product – BeerBods offer more than just a case of beers to your door but instead an online resource (plus a case of 12 beers delivered at your door). The idea is for BeerBods to deliver dad 12 bottles of bear then for dad to drink and share (just one bear a week) with the online BeerBods community. Each week BeerBods tell dad what beer to drink and the story behind it as he drinks it. Dad then shares his thoughts with the BeerBods community!

A great gift for beer loving dads who are quite opinionated when it comes to a pint.

4) Personalised Silver Hand Stamped Word Ring From – Boutique To You

Price – £45


Product Info – Personalised Silver Hand-Stamped Word Ring that comes beautifully gift boxed. The personalised silver word ring is made to order and you can choose whatever word you wish to be stamped on it. How about the name if his child? I thought it would be a great gift for Father’s Day if dad has more than one child. If each child buys dad a ring then these would equal a great stacking set!

3) Personalised Tax Disc Cufflinks From – Firebox


Price £29.99

Product Info – What a fun and funky gift idea for any dad. Following in the great personalised apparel tradition of monogrammed hankies, and your Mum writing your name on the tag of your jumper, Firebox bring you these Personalised Tax Disc Cuff Links. I think they are Awesome.

2) Why My Daddy Is Brilliant (Personalised Book) From ‘Not On The High Street


Price – £15.95

Product Info – More than a card, this beautifully illustrated twelve-page book is a wonderful way for children to show their love for daddy. From favourite hobbies to why they make them smile, the book has been especially written for children to say why they love the ‘superhero’ in their life. It even features blank frames for them to draw their own illustrations in or stick their favourite photographs in! Whether it’s as a family memento or a bedtime read, this book will forever be a reminder of a child’s love for their own ‘superhero’.

How can any daddy be anything other than chuffed with a gift like that.

In the number one spot it’s the gift I’ve chosen for that of my own father…

… 1) Dinner at one of three Marco Pierre White’s London restaurants (tasty 3 course meal for two and a cocktail too) Brought to us by ‘Buy A Gift


Price – £50

Product Info – The personalised gift website lets you purchase an experience voucher, activate it and then from their you simply book your reservation with one of the three restaurants on offer, My choice being that of London’s Kings Road Marco Pierre white restaurant. Whats more this fantastic 4 star rated deal is currently on special offer, allowing costumers to purchase this yummy fathers day treat at just £50 instead of £101 making it just under half price for three courses of fantastic fine food.

Here’s whats included for that very special price…. The Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill is a traditional steakhouse in the heart of Chelsea, serving a mouth-watering range of classic steak cuts, as well as a wide variety of timeless English dishes – making it the perfect place to enjoy an indulgent meal for two! You’ll be treated to three courses from a menu including the finest quality steaks, roast meats and fish mainboards in the area, as well as a refreshing Champagne cocktail each

This is the perfect gift idea for the hard to buy for dad who has everything, or one who just appreciates a nice bit of steak (as I know mine does).

Disclaimer: I have not been paid to write this by any of the above brands. I just wanted to share some great potential gift ideas with you all.

Review – Relax Pack From The Cocoon Collection

3 Jun

As a busy mum of three sometimes it’s nice to have a little time for me.

I may be a mum but I’m a woman too, one that like others, loves a little self indulgence.

The wonderful people over at cocoon collection understand this (or so their Relax Pack would indicate)!

Last week I was delivered a very exciting parcel, one packed with treats for me… Yes me!

I was presented with the Relax Pack (Massage and Pamper Pack) a white box tied in a beautiful hot pink ribbon.


If the outside was anything to go by then I couldn’t wait to see what was inside!

Well, I wasn’t disappointed! Inside I found a beautiful selection of pampering treats. Just lifting the lid I knew I was in for a treat, the beautiful sweet aroma from the bath bomb could be smelt instantly.


Here’s what was included…

The Gold Relaxer… a fantastic 4 point massager which soothes away achy muscles with its four clever points and is said to be a hand held dream!

Hand Lotion Set With Ceramic Dish. The set includes both hand wash and hand & nail cream and have a gorgeous fresh white linen and jasmine fragrance which I adore. Both wash and cream are contained within pump action dispenser bottles and presented in a beautiful ceramic dish… Perfect for the bathroom sink.

Crazy After Dark Bath Blaster – this is what I smelt as I lifted the lid of the box, this bomb smells absolutely gorgeous and what’s more its packed full of fab essential oils. I seriously couldn’t wait to relax with this fizzy away in the tub.

Flower Power Face Mask – This is a little face mask without the gunk! Instead of slapping some messy slop on my chops I was instead presented with a cloth which has been impregnated with sweet smelling mulberry to place on my face. The mask has been designed to refresh, revive and illuminate.

Eye Gel Pads – cooling and soothing, to awaken sleepy eyes and hopefully help improve my tired bagged eyes, giving them back some sparkle.


Mini Emery Boards – A pack of 10 handbag sized little emery boards. These are held in a little box that displays a super cute but quirky design of a somewhat funky kitty.

Breakfast at Sniffany’s – designed to match the above emery boards, this sweet packet of tissues display the same quirky but somehow very cute Hollywood glam kitty design!

Now can you see why I was eager to put this kit to the test. This was definitely something I couldn’t wait to use but decided there was little point in doing so until I had some ‘Me time’

Finally that ‘Me Time’ came around when all the children were sleeping I grabbed my box and headed to the bathroom.

I unwrapped the bath bomb and added it to the bath as the hot water ran. In a sad sort of sense I was a little gutted to see it dissolving as it was so very pretty! However the smell that filled the air around me was lush and I couldn’t wait to soak my tired self within its essence.

Seriously I was in that bath till my toes wrinkled.

I also used the face mask and could feel myself drifting of to sleep as I relaxed in silence.

What a rare treat, little man is known to be up till 4am on most nights so the fact he was in his bed sleeping at a little past 1am was most pleasing.

Of course I’ve tried both the hand wash and lotion which left my hands smelling delightful. I’ve now moved them both into the kitchen as I hate the way my hands are left feeling following a session washing the dishes. I wash my hands and apply the lotion right afterwards and this instantly corrects the problem.

The emery boards are in my makeup bag ready for my next nail painting session and the tissues are in my handbag! Yes, I don’t want these to run out… Maybe I’ll just have to refill the funky packaging with some more tissues once used.

The eye mask is tucked away for my next bit of “Me time” which I’m hoping is someday soon.

As for the massager, this is yet to be tested… It’s just not the same trying to use it on yourself. Maybe I’ll get the kids on the job… *giggle*

I really do love the online Cocoon collection. Yes, I’ve tried out many of these online stores specialising in gift ideas but the range over at cocoon is so extensive it’s hard not to be impressed.

There really is something for everyone! You can find a specially designed section for all them major milestones whether it’s a gift for someone’s eightieth or someone’s big 50!

You will also find a great children’s selection which boast something for every occasion from the celebration of a birth or a get well gift. I love the “Being Brave” gift set that would make a really special gift for a child in hospital.

There are gifts for him, her, couples and more. You will find a great fathers day selection which again contains some impressive gift sets like the “Dads Dancing” kit or that of a “Big bag of beer”

With so much to chose from its hard to make a decision! I was drawn to many sets including the above “Relax pack” as well as the “Little pick me up” the “Sweet Fizz” the “Rush hour” specially for commuters and the lovely teacher gift of a personalised best teacher certificate. They even do beautiful jewellery gift sets so your sure to find the perfect gift for any occasion.


I’m so glad I got to test and review a gift from the Cocoon Collection because I have now found a site I’d most definitely use in the future! I’ve already spotted a number of gift sets that I’d like to purchase for family and friends for those special occasions, ones which I know they will love.

The Relax Pack is great and I’d highly recommend this as the perfect gift for a reasonable price!


For more information or just for a browse check out the Cocoon Collection online

Disclaimer: This is a review post. I was not paid to write this review but was offered a sample of the product in question as to provide readers with my honest thoughts and opinions.

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