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Luxury Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on June 15, 2017

Hi Guys!

Welcome to my second Father’s Day Gift guide! (You can check out my first Quirky & Fun Gift Guide here) Today though, I have some gorgeous luxury scents to share with you, as well as a personalised bottle of fine Scotch Whisky – which any dad would love, and a gorgeous pen and notepad set. I hope you enjoy!

Starting with Cartier L’Envol de Cartier (from £70.00 at John Lewis) – this strong oriental-transparent fragrance was inspired by mead, the honeyed wine known as the nectar of the Gods. Described as an elixir which stirs up the mind, stimulates passion, and lights the unknown, L’Envol de Cartier is both strong and mellow with sweet notes set against airy musk.

The fragrance opens with sweet and soft Honey Accord, leading to a misty cloud of Musk, before becoming more rounded with notes of powerful and masculine Gaiac Wood and Patchoili.

  • Top Notes: Honey Accord
  • Heart Notes: Musk
  • Base Notes: Guaiac Wood and Patchouli

Next Annick Goutal Eau D’Hadrien (£91.00 at John Lewis) – I absolutely love Annick Goutal fragrances, and Eau D’ Hadrien is a stunning scent for both men and women, it’s perfect for lovers of refreshing, citrus fragrances.

Eau D’ Hadrien is a wonderfully light concentration of fragrance made with a fresh combination of pure essences, to invigorate and excite the senses, evoking a sense of the sparkling warmth of the Italian sun. The fragrance opens with refreshing citrus notes of sharp Sicilian Lemon and subtle Citron, leading to a heart of juicy Grapefruit and energetic green notes, with a mellow, woody base of Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli and Vanilla.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon and Citron.
  • Heart Notes: Cypress, Basil Leaf and Grapefruit.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli and Vanilla.

For those that love to write, the Lamy LX Gold Rollerball Pen (£36.00) and Original Crown Mill A5 Writing Pad (£6.50) both at Pen Heaven would make a wonderful set of gifts.

The Lamy LX Gold Rollerball pen is made from lightweight durable aluminium and features a beautiful gold finish with matching trim and carry case. And what is a fabulous pen without quality writing paper? With a history dating back as far as 1478, Original Crown Mill are the gold standard of traditional writing paper. This A5 Writing pad includes 50 sheets of 100gsm laid paper, with a textured finish. The high quality paper is fantastic for all writing types as it prevents bleed-through and feathering, and this timeless paper will ensure each and every letter is an exceptional writing experience.

Next a fantastic collection of products from Burberry – Mr Burberry EDP, Body Wash and Hair & Beard Clay (From £22.00) at Burberry would each make perfect gifts on their own, or you could even present them together in a mini hamper, which would be lovely.

Mr. Burberry Eau de Parfum is described as an intense interpretation of the original Mr. Burberry, the fragrance aims to capture the essence and anticipation of London at nighttime. This is a warm, sensual and woody scent, which opens with fresh and aromatic top notes of Tarragon and comforting, spicy Cinnamon, leading to a heart of rich Patchouli and a base of Amber and smokey Vetiver.

  • Top Notes: Tarragon and Cinnamon.
  • Heart Note: Patchouli.
  • Base Notes: Amber and Vetiver.

The Mr. Burberry Body Wash is subtly infused with the invigorating and sensual fragrance of Mr. Burberry EDT to leave skin scented after use, with notes of crisp zesty Grapefruit and a seductive base of earthy Vetiver and smokey Guaiac Wood.

And the Mr. Burberry Hair and Beard Clay helps to shape, manage and maintain style. Again infused with Mr. Burberry EDT to leave a light scent following application, the Hair and Beard Clay locks in moisture, giving hair a smooth and groomed finish.

And lastly, I think this Personalised Single Malt Whisky (£39.99 at Find Me A Gift) would make the most wonderful present this Father’s Day.

The drink itself is a fine single malt whisky from Glen Grant in Scotland, offering an impressive 40% vol. The label can be personalised to include a name, birth year, or year celebrated, and a message of your choice. The bottle is then packaged safely in a a gold presentation and carry box, perfect for gifting.

Are you all ready for Father’s Day? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Fun & Quirky Luxury Father’s Day Gifts at Amara

Posted on June 14, 2017

Hi Guys!

Father’s Day is almost upon us again, and if like me, you’re not particularly prepared as yet, I have some fantastic gift ideas from luxury gifting and home accessories site Amara to share with you today. Enjoy!

For the dads that like a tipple, this Tank Whisky Decanter (£80.00) by Tom Dixon would make the perfect gift. Made of luxurious mouth-blown glass, this contemporary decanter is finished with copper detailing for added elegance. I’ve also included the matching Low Ball Glasses (£45.00 now reduced to £38.00) by Tom Dixon – especially made for short drinks, this pair of glasses with hand painted copper detailing match perfectly with the decanter, and would make any whiskey fan’s dream gift.

There are also plenty more products in the Tom Dixon Tank collection, including wine glasses, vases, jugs and bowls. This range is just perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your kitchen or bar area – I’d definitely recommend checking these out as there are quite a few products currently in the Amara sale, where you can save up to 50%.

If Dad’s a fan of contemporary home accessories, or maybe he might like something to jazz up his desk – this decorative Pineapple Ornament (£25.00) by Bloomingville could be just the ticket. Available in a selection of colours, including Grey, Gold, and Rose, this beautifully detailed ornament is crafted from stoneware and will look fantastic in any space around the house.

For the music and tech lover, I have the aGroove Bluetooth Speaker (£49.00) by Kreafunk – this sleek and elegant wireless speaker is compact enough to literally be placed anywhere around the house, allowing you to be able to listen to your favourite music in style – and without having do deal with unsightly cables. Kreafunk has designed this speaker with both sound and aesthetics in mind. It’s beautifully soft to the touch with rounded edges, and plays for up to 24 hours at full charge via Bluetooth. They’ve also included USB and AUX cables for ultimate ease.

And lastly for something a little different, how about this fabulously quirky Sitting Mouse Lamp (£60.00) by Seletti. I have to say I absolutely love this lamp, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to include it in my write up – it’s just so fun and different! This little guy stands about 12cm tall, so he’s pretty much true to size for a large-ish mouse. He’s made of white resin, and sits nicely on the edge of a desk or mantlepiece, patiently holding a LED lightbulb – whilst looking like he’s really up to no good! There are also two other mice available, with one laying down and one standing up – how cool would they look dotted around the house!

Amara have also put together their own quiz to help you find the perfect Father’s Day gift. You can check this out below –

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on June 9, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Father’s day is on the horizon (Sunday June 21st in case you didn’t know) so if you’re looking for some inspiration I’ve put together a little tongue in cheek gift guide, including a range of cheap and cheerful to more expensive goodies. Hopefully there’ll be something here to suit a variety of budgets and please all Dads no matter what they’re into!

Anchorman Hip Flask (£9.99) Every Dad should own a hip flask for ’emergencies’. Printed with ‘I love Scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes, down into my belly,‘ this Ron Burgundy stainless steel hip flask would make the perfect gift for any Anchorman fan. Maybe buy a bottle of whiskey to go with it if you’re feeling generous!

Scaramouche & Fandango Bath Set (£13.50) Dads can often get sweaty when they’re out and about doing manly things like painting fences, press ups and DIY. Help your Dad stay smelling sweet with this handy set from Scaramouche & Fandango. Containing a 200ml shampoo and 200ml body wash, the shampoo includes detoxing shea butter and black quinoa to remove excess oils and dirt from the hair, while Keravis protein helps keep hair strong and healthy, protecting against day-to-day pollution. The body wash contains Brazilian Papaya, to remineralise the skin, and Vitamin E to provide anti-inflammatory and protective benefits to the skin.

Fred Perry Marl Crew Neck Knit (£49.00) Every Dad should own a smart fine knit jumper, and this one by Fred Perry is perfect, it’s grey, which is a favourite colour of Dad’s because it reminds them of battleships and metal tools, and it’s also in the sale, so you’ll have money left over to buy your lovely Dad some extra gifts too.

Champion Dad Trophy (£3.50) Make your Dad feel like the champion he is with this high quality real plastic gold tone trophy. All the other Dads will be jealous when they see your Dad got a trophy for Father’s day!

For All Mankind Army Green Jumper (£59.98) And something for the trendy Dad, this army green jumper would be perfect for a smart / casual look with jeans. Dads famously hate clothes shopping, so why not give him a helping hand and snap this up for him!

N.10 Corkscrew knife (£26.50) I mean what could be more ‘Dadly’ than a pocket knife? With a corkscrew!? This is a basic Dad-gadget that every Dad should own. This fancy one has a nice wooden handle. Dads will appreciate the craftsmanship on this beauty.

Barbour Heritage Olive Brown Sweatshirt (£59.50) A jumper for the country Dad. If your Dad likes to romp around in the sticks, maybe with a rifle and wax jacket, he’ll be thrilled with this Barbour sweatshirt. It’s smart yet practical, definitely a staple for any Dads wardrobe.

Holkham Country Fair Tickets (from £15.00) If you fancy getting your Dad something a little different for Father’s Day, what about Holkham Country Fair tickets? I think this is a great idea, the Holkham Country Fair is a magnet for Dads, with over 200 trade, fine food and craft stands showcasing rural crafts and country pursuits, as well as stunt men, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and target golf. Your Dad would be thrilled to receive tickets for this event.

Neal & Wolf Sculpt & Style Duo (£20.95) Does your Dad like to style his hair? If he doesn’t have a balding bonce like my Dad, your should treat him to some fancy hair products from Neal & Wolf. The Sculpt & Style Duo contains Form Sculpting Lotion which has been designed to help shape and hold the look you want with added benefit of head-turning texture and stunning shine. And Shape Pliable Paste which is as texturing paste that gives an outstanding strong hold that improves definition and is perfect for shorter styles.

I hope this has given you some inspiration and raised a smile! xxx

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