Sunday, 8 June 2014

Fathers Day 2014 Gift Ideas

I have a few gift ideas to share with you for Father's Day 2014.

Make something:
Fathers Day Gift Ideas Handprint Canvas Hand print giraffe hand print captain america

1. Hand Print Canvas - for this, we picked up some small canvases widely available - ours were £1 each in the Tiger shop in Bromley. 
We took our time to practice first on paper and decided to make pictures of things that are important to the children - a giraffe hand print from Maegan - she had an imaginary pet giraffe! And Captain America from superhero obsessed Blake. We used a brush to apply the paint to the hand and then did one quick and steady print which we added details to afterwards with sharpies and finger paint giraffe spots, and a metalic star sticker for Captain America!

Decoupage Letters. Decopatch from Hobbycraft Fathers Day Gift Ideas

2. Decoupage Letters. Decopatch from Hobbycraft.
We used mâché letters (currently on a 3 for 2 offer) from hobbycraft spelling out DAD and used decopatch papers and glue also from hobbycraft to decorate the letters. This was our first attempt and there's a useful tutorial on the hobbycraft blog  http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/fathers-day-decopatch/ Maegan (age 2) joined in, she really liked ripping the paper up into lots of small pieces but I was absolutely stunned at how quickly and easily Blake (age 4) took to it, he's a natural and really enjoyed this craft - I'm so pleased we tried it, I'd never have thought of doing this with Blake - it's something I'd thought of trying myself but now I'm seeing it in a new light as a craft kids can enjoy too - Blake can't wait to go and chose an animal and new paper in hobbycraft to create some more things for when we move house next month - I think we will have quite the menagerie! 
Hobbycraft have a really useful section on their website full of great Father's Day ideas.

Limited Edition Lab Label Hex Tshirt Tee Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Grab a limited edition tee
3. House of Fraser have a great choice of tees for Father's Day, I particularly like this limited edition Lab Label Hex tee, http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-hof-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=189194421 bold skull print on so soft good quality grey marl cotton, regular fit and numbered limited edition run. House of Fraser have a plethora of delivery options including collect from store and next day delivery for a reasonable fee making sure your gift arrives in plenty of time.

The Exotic Teapot Gourmet tea steeple Gunpowder Temple Fathers Day Gift Ideas
Time for Tea
5. The Expotic Teapot have just relaunched their new website and have a fantastic collection of gourmet tea steeples - silk pyramid shaped bags. With varieties such as Gunpowder Temple or Dragon Well - with 15 different teas I'm sure you will find one to suit Dad! https://www.exoticteapot.co.uk/tea/gourmet-tea-bags

Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine Fathers Day Gift Ideas

For the coffee connoisseur 
6. A Dolce Gusto Mini Me - easy to use, packs a punch with 15 bar pressure and comes in a variety of colours with an extensive range of drinks - many many different coffees as well as chilled coffee, iced tea, mint tea and a really great hot choc to name a few! We've had one of these in our house since Christmas and it's used daily! https://www.dolce-gusto.co.uk/coffee-machines/mini-me

Red Candy Balvi 7 Shake Multi Photo frame Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Say cheese!
7. A photo frame to showcase family snaps - the Shake 7 Multi frame from Red Candy is perfect - it holds 7 (4"x6") pictures and can be hung either portrait or landscape. It's made from wood with a white finish. Red Candy is a great website jam packed with gift ideas.
8. Dr.Oetker Chocolate Guinness cake. Easy to make, moist and yummy! We've also baked this recipe in a bundt tin http://www.oetker.co.uk/uk-en/rezepte/r/chocolate-guinness-cake.html?

Fix It Dad

Sugru fathers day idea
Sugru! Like play clay for adults! Squish it, make it, leave it to set! Use it to fix or modify everything - it's addictive!
Available from http://sugru.com, B&Q and Wilko's
Emma in Bromley xx
(@beachpebble)

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