Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Fathers Day Gift Guide

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Feeling stuck for Fathers Day Inspiration this year?

Why not try this handy little quiz from My Voucher Codes to find out what kind of Dad yours is and what kind of gifts might be most up his street?
Still need a little help?

Take a look at our picks of the top items for Dads on the market right now! offers a vast choice of gifts for Father’s Day so you need not be stuck when getting Dad a present this year.

We were recently sent a few items from to review including a lovely personalised casserole dish!

The dish is a classic ceramic design, just like your Grandma used to use and can be personalised with up to 60 characters.  A very high quality ceramic dish, dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe at 14.5cm in diameter there’s no excuse not to get stuck in!

Available for £12.99

What Dad would not like to enjoy his favourite tipple from a personalised mug? The ‘I Love My Daddy’ mug is simple classic vibrant design that can have personalised messages of up to three lines printed on the rear of the mug.  Scratch resistant and featuring a full wrap print, the mug itself is charming gift for Dads everywhere. Teatastic!

Priced at £9.99

The ‘Our Family’ Key print is a touching sentimental gift for anyone. 

Framed or frame mounted in black or white the print features antique style keys sized in order of age of the family members each key featuring a heart shaped cut out. Beneath the keys family names can be displayed up to 30 characters each and a family surname in a golden script like font can be added above the keys. All printed with an aged look to it; this is a gift you'll want to keep for years to come.

Priced at £29.99

We were also sent a lovely silver Family Tree 5 pictureframe. Featuring 5 miniature oval shaped locket style frames that hang via a chain from the branches of the tree celebrating three generations of a family this is a wonderful gift that can be treasured for years.
I chose to use this to hold a photo of each of my Dads grandchildren, as there are 5 of them, and it was a very well received gift!

Priced at £14.99

Tom Tom Runner GPS Sport Watch

Tom Tom have been known as market leaders and innovators for years with their GPS systems, and now this has been incorporated in to the Tom Tom Runner a GPS running watch with features designed to help you achieve your fitness goal.

The Tom Tom Runner is the ideal gadget for those wishing to improve or maintain their fitness levels. Lightweight, stylish and unobtrusive, this is the perfect partner for your fitness regime.

Available in Burnt Orange, Dark Grey and Dark Pink, it’s both stylish and practical with an easy to read screen that won’t put you off your pace, leave you squinting or reaching for your glasses.

Features include:

·         One Button Control System to allow you to navigate through menus with ease.
·         Ultra slim design
·         Extra Large Display (22 x 25mm) allowing realtime information at a glance without losing your pace.
·         Battery Life of up to 10hrs (GPS Mode) or 8 hrs GPS and HR Mode
·         Suitable for Indoor  and Outdoor Running and Waterproof up to 50m/165ft (5 ATM)

Weighing in at only 50grams, it won’t feel like you’re running with a laptop tied to your arm either, and at only 11.5mm thick it’s slim enough not to catch whatever  your style of running.   

With a strap length of 230mm the Tom Tom Runner also fits comfortably on to most wrists.

Its location system works via GPS + GLONASS and has a location boost via your PC. The measurement features include Pace/Speed, Distance/Calories and a HR Monitor is available as an optional extra. 

With Sensors (wireless) supported via Bluetooth, and an Internal Tracker/Compass it really is a very versatile bit of kit designed with thought and practical attention to detail.

Race mode, Laps, Zone, Intervals and Goals can all be displayed via full screen and are not tucked away in some dimly lit corner. This is very handy as it means you won’t be slowing down or stopping if you need to check how you are doing, the last thing you need when you’re in the zone during training.

Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor running the Tom Tom Runner comes with a Desk Dock and User Guide and supports a variety of languages including English, Spanish, German, Dutch and Portuguese.

Priced at £99.00 and available from John Lewis, Sweatshop and Runners Need -  this is a great gift for the Dad who is planning for the next marathon, to get fit or loves to stay in shape.

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