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Personalised Photo Gifts From Snapfish & £50 Competition

I have used Snapfish for years now and always use their app on my phone to upload my photos into albums ready to use on any of my projects. I have made everything from huge acrylics to photo books. I just love making personalised photo gifts from Snapfish! Every Christmas I make Oscar & Archie calendars for the grandparents so the app is a great way of storing my favourite photos ready to use in the December.

When I was asked to review some of the photo gifts for Greg for Father’s Day I knew straight away what I wanted to order for him. The Snapfish team have also kindly given me a £50 gift card for one of my lucky readers too.

The website is easy to use and I designed Greg a personalised photo mousemat which is new to the Snapfish range, for the office with one of my favourite pictures of the boys on it that was professionally taken a few months ago. Greg loved it and it now has pride of place on his desk. You can choose all sorts of designs, photo configurations and add text to make it as personal as you like. At only £7.99 they are a bargain!

I also made Greg a personalised Father’s Day Card to go with his presents and as always you can pick from tons of different designs, colours, themes, sizes and pick your photo configuration. He loved receiving a card that was personal to him instead of the normal generic cards your can pick up in the shops. It is a card he will keep forever!

Oscar also wanted to pick a couple of pictures to make into acrylic blocks. I love the acrylic blocks as I prefer these to having photos in frames. You can pick between A5 and A6 acrylic blocks. Last Father’s Day I made three of these blocks that Greg has on his desk at work so we knew he would like them. The A6 size is £29.99 and the A5 size is £34.99.

You can also make huge acrylic panels which I ordered a couple of months ago and absolutely love it!

Head over to the Snapfish website and see for yourself how fantastic their  range of personalised photo gifts are and all at amazing prices. Don’t forget to enter below to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Snapfish voucher to use too! Good Luck!


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Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Snapfish UK. 

A Father’s Day Picnic With Primula Cheese

On Father’s Day on Sunday we are going to Silverstone for the day with friends and I am going to make a big picnic for us to enjoy. To give you a little taster and show you how quick and easy it can be to have a yummy snack just by adding Primula cheese we had a picnic dinner this evening.

We have the Primula cheese’s in five different flavours; original cheese, light cheese, cheese and ham, cheese and chive and cheese and prawns. Oscar loves crackers so we spread some on them and tried out all of the different flavours. In our house we are not fans of really strong cheeses but the Primula flavours tasted delicious and weren’t strong at all. Oscar tried each flavour and loved them all and being in handy tubes they are easy to take with you on your picnic, squeeze on to a cracker or in a sandwich, spread and eat.

As they weather is meant to be nice this weekend what could be better than a Father’s Day picnic. The Primula cheese’s tasted exactly how they were described and my favourite was the cheese and ham. On the Primula website it is full of different recipe ideas to use their Cheese’s in and the assorted open sandwiches are my favourite and look yummy and I will be making these for our picnic on Father’s Day.

The Primula Cheese’s tubes are 150g so even if you love to spread loads of cheese in whatever you choose to eat it with will last for ages. At only £1.45 a tube they are the perfect picnic essential. I will be keeping tubes in the fridge permanently so that if we decide to go out for a spontaneous picnic then there is always a healthy and yummy lunch available. 

Disclaimer: We were sent the Primula cheese for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

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Review & Competition: Hand On Heart Father’s Day Engraved Picture Keyring

When I was asked by Hand on Heart jewellery to review a piece of their jewellery I jumped at the chance as I had seen their website before and love the personalised, keep sake jewellery that they make. I was offered the chance to review a engraved photo keyring which is part of their Father’s Day gift range. You simply pick a photo for each side of the keyring and choose the message that you want engraved on it. I choose a photo of Oscar and a photo of Oscar and Archie together and had engraved on it “To the best Daddy in the World, Love from Oscar and Archie”. I knew Greg would love it as he prefers gifts that have had thought put into them instead of a gift that he would forget about.

When the keyring arrived it was packaged securely in a cardboard box then wrapped in tissue paper was a gift box with ‘Happy Father’s Day’ ribbon and a packet of love heart sweets. As soon as Greg arrived home from work Oscar and Archie gave it to him and he had no idea what was inside. When he opened it he was over the moon and told the boys how much he loved it.

Obviously as it was gift wrapped I hadn’t had the chance to look at it before Greg opened it. The keyring is gorgeous and so well made from stainless steel and the photos are engraved beautifully. Oscar liked holding it in different lights to see the photos shimmer. Hand on Heart sell a large range of personalised gifts from engraved keyring’s to hand, fingerprint and foot print jewellery or you can even have a piece of your little ones art work engraved on a dog tag necklace. I love the hand print cufflinks and will be getting them for Greg for his birthday in September.

I am so impressed with Greg’s keyring from the quality to the price of only £30 for one side engraved or £40 for both sides. There is a piece of jewellery to suit all budgets and you would be making a gift that would be cherished forever. I know these would make great gifts for the grandparents at Christmas. Greg is over the moon with his keyring and you won’t be disappointed either when ordering a piece of jewellery from Hand on Heart. With next day delivery it is not to late to order one ready for Father’s Day this Sunday.

Hand on Heart have kindly given the chance for one of my readers to win and make an engraved keyring of your own. Good luck!

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Disclosure: We were sent the above keyring for the purpose of this review however all opinions are our own.

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A Few Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

Getting a gift for Greg for Father’s Day is always difficult as he is so difficult to buy for as during the year if he wants/needs anything he will just buy it himself. So on Father’s Day I tends to get things that will mean something from Oscar and Archie that he will keep and enjoy forever. 

Greg loves a cup of tea, apparently as a baby he would drink it from a bottle so when we were given the chance to review some personalised Father’s Day tea I knew it would be something he would like and actually get used. Oscar helped me to make his cup of tea, (well stir in the sugar) and we used the Father’s Day tea we had been sent by British Tea Lovers who sell various types of high quality teas. The Father’s Day tea comes in a little tin and is English breakfast tea which is the only tea Greg would drink anyway. It is the finest blend of Ceylon black tea leaves. It comes with a sweet strawberry strainer and Greg said the tea tasted lovely and better than from our usual tea bags. The tin is also a nice keepsake and when all the tea has finished he said he will take the tin to the office to keep business cards in as it is the perfect size. The tinned tea is only £5.99 and a great thoughtful gift if your Dad or partner loves a nice cup of tea.

I thought I would show you some coasters I had made for Greg for Valentine’s Day but would also be perfect for Father’s Day. I got them from notonthehighstreet.com and they are wooden personalised jigsaw coasters and I had Greg’s, Oscar’s, Archie’s and my name carved into the wood. They were less than £30 for the four and everyone who has noticed them comments on how lovely they are. Greg was over the moon with them and again they are a thoughtful gift rather than something he will forget about in a few months time.

Another idea is Greg’s favourite aftershave. This is always a good gift as it will always get used and saves him having to buy another bottle before Christmas. Last Father’s Day as one of Greg’s gifts I brought him a voucher to go and get a Swedish massage at one of our local beauty salons. He obviously enjoyed it and made him go and do something that is much needed and he probably wouldn’t  get round to doing.

I am a sucker for buying cute Daddy T-shirts and love the one from Morrison’s Nutmeg range that says ‘Daddy’s little ray of sonshine’. This would be perfect to dress your little one in on Father’s Day or just to make that special Daddy smile any other day too. As always with Nutmeg the t-shirt is soft on Archie’s skin and with their thoughtful thinking design there are no labels inside to irritate them. This t-shirt went down a treat and Archie looks rather cute if I do say so myself 🙂

We were also sent a personalised ‘My Daddy’ book from Love2read that Oscar and Greg read at bedtimes. You can see my full review HERE. These would make a lovely gift for someone special!

With only six days until Father’s Day what are you getting for your Dad or from your children to their Daddy?

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Review: Baker Ross Father’s Day Crafts

Father’s Day can be really over commercialised so getting your child to make a card or a special gift can be really special. When we were chosen to review the Father’s Day range of arts and crafts from Baker Ross Oscar wanted to do them all at once for his Daddy. We started by making the wooden Dad decorations which Oscar coloured in and added star stickers, you can add photos and they come with ribbon to hang or wooden supports to have it standing. Greg’s is standing on his desk at his office.

We made four different Father’s Day keyring’s which Oscar really enjoyed as he learnt a new skill, how to thread small beads on to the thread. The kit contains four different design keyring’s and after the first couple Oscar really got the hang of making them and hardly needed any help from me at all.

My favourite craft was the Father’s Day hand print poem hanging decoration. The kit contains four kits and I improvised and cut out both Oscar and Archie’s hand prints, Oscar decorated them and glued on the poem and I attached the hands together. I think it looks really good! We made ones for Oscar and Archie’s Grandads with the other kits left. I haven’t posted a photo in case they see them before next Sunday.

Oscar enjoyed decorating the four T-shirt craft boxes he used felt tips to colour them in and then Greg took one to the office to put paper clips and bits in and has got three left to keep special things in. They are a good design and Oscar wants to get some more to decorate and give to his friends to keep their Lego in.

The last craft Oscar did was decorate a Father’s Day card to go with all of the gifts he had made. They come in a pack of 8 and Oscar gave a couple to his friends to make for their Daddy’s. They have a head outline to decorate and colour to look like your Dad and various shirt designs and phrases on the front. Oscar chose the ‘Top Dad’ card and coloured it all in and drew the face on. He is really proud of his colouring and drawing and all of the gifts he has made for Greg and without realising he has learnt new skills and when he threaded the beads he really impressed me with his patience and how much he wanted to get it right.

Why not order some of the great art and craft activities to make a lovely gift or card for Father’s Day from your children. Take a look at Baker Ross’s huge range HERE.

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Disclaimer: We were sent the above crafts for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

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Father's Day 2014

So yesterday was Father’s Day, we had a lovely day spoiling Daddy. Everyone says it to their Dad’s about being the best in the World but Greg is an absolutely amazing Daddy to Oscar and watching the two of them together and how much they love each other and make each other smile makes me feel so lucky to have such a beautiful little family. 

When Daddy woke up Oscar ran upstairs to give him his cards and some giant yorkie buttons and a voucher to go to our local spa for a massage. We then headed over to Beaconsfield for breakfast. Today is also Oscar’s School Summer fair so we arranged to meet Nanny and Grandad Chelsea, Nanny and Grandad Maycock and Uncle Philip there. We had a fun afternoon going around all the stalls, looking at the classic cars and eating ice-cream! 

We all had ago on the archery and Oscar loved it as each time he hit the target a funny sound went off. We had a fantastic Day appreciating the three special Dad’s in our lives and love them so much!

Review: Personalised 'My Daddy' Peppa Pig Book For Father's Day FromPenwizard

If you are looking for something fun for your little one and their Daddy to share this Father’s Day look no further than Penwizard for the perfect gift. A personalised Peppa Pig ‘My Daddy’ book gives your little one the chance to star in their own 16 coloured page book with their Daddy. You can also write a personal message inside too. Oscar and I had great fun making the book as you have to choose hair styles and colour, eye colour and names. The whole ordering process was easy to follow and only took about five minutes to complete. We had a giggle making Daddy look like Daddy pig. This did make Daddy laugh when he saw his big round tummy!

I have ordered personalised books as gifts before from Penwizard and have always been impressed my the speedy delivery and great quality of the books. They are also great to read with your children as they get so into it and excited that they are mentioned next to their favourite television characters. 

Oscar also made me read it to him every night last week whilst Daddy was away in Las Vegas as he missed him so much! This book is a great fun and only £14.99 and at the moment Penwizard are offering 30% off as a Father’s Day treat bringing it down to £10.49, £13.99 including delivery, which would make the perfect Father’s Day Gift. Don’t forget to order by the 11th June at 11pm for guaranteed Father’s Day delivery. 

Disclaimer: We were sent this product free of charge in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own of Laura at Mummy’s Zone.