A few simple gift ideas to help you make this Spring extra special!
We hope you are enjoying the first few days of Spring! The bright sky is bringing a smile to our faces here at QWERKITY – as is the launch of our new Spring Gift collection, which is online now! Here’s a taster of the new products we have to offer:
Ferrari Ballpoint Pen
It might not be the dream car itself but our Ferrari pen, made by Schaeffer®, is finished in the unmistakable Rossa Corsa red gloss, to create a professional yet undeniably cool look. For an extra-special, unique gift, have your pen personalised. One of our ultimate gifts for him!
Telephone Box Bird Feeder
Our Telephone Box Bird Feeder is the star of our latest catalogue cover and has already become extremely popular with bird-lovers everywhere.. It’s the perfect way to add a little British quirkiness to your Spring garden! Waterproof Action Video Camera
Do you want to capture every special moment this Spring? This tiny Video Camera takes superb quality action shots, and at 2 x 5.5cm, you can take it with you wherever you go!
It comes with a waterproof plastic case that allows you to film under water, up to a depth of 10m, and you can use the attachments to clip it to your snorkel, helmet, bike or boat so you can film hands-free; you’ll never miss a moment!
The camera is so easy to use and affordable that it’s fun for adults, kids and adventurous students alike!
The Wine Wizard is perfect for dinner parties or everyday family meals, or you can use it to display bottles on a sideboard or side table. It holds 3 slim wine, whisky or other similar-shaped bottles, and rotates smoothly on its base for easy viewing and selection.
RHS Floral Kneeler & Gloves
The daffodils are blooming and you may be keen to get gardening! Our RHS Floral Kneeler & Gloves will brighten your garden in an instant with their beautiful bold blue design. The perfect gift idea for any gardener, they are practical and stylish.
Sack Race Set
Spring is time for family fun as the sun starts to brighten our lives a little and the air is still crisp enough to enjoy running around with the kids! Our Sack Race Set is the perfect kit for hours of energetic outdoor fun.
Personalised Steiff® Bear
A truly memorable gift and an heirloom for future generations, this personalised Steiff® Bear is a sentimental classic that will be loved by young and old.
Ensure your gift is like no other by choosing exactly how to personalise your bear, creating an ideal Christening or birthday gift that will watch over the recipient for a lifetime.
And one old favourite…
Lid Sid is not a new product but is certainly an old favourite! Lid Sid is an ingenious little device that’ll stop your pans from boiling over as you cook – plus he’s definitely got the cute factor! Lid Sid is a simple, quirky gift for a friend who loves to cook, or for a student leaving home and cooking for themselves for the first time, and who could use Sid’s helping hand in the kitchen.
Struggling to come up with an original, quirky idea for your Mum this Mother’s Day?
Everyone is different. Why should you be stuck with the same ordinary gift ideas when your Mum is extraordinary? We offer quirky products for quirky people, providing you with the perfect way to show your Mum how much she means to you.
We’ve chosen 10 of our very best products to make Mother's Day even more special.
Busy Mums are creating memories every day, but often don’t have the time to record them. Don’t let your Mum miss a single special day with our One Line A Day Book; it’s like a diary, but gives you the chance to make a note of just the very best bits.
2. Relaxology Massage Mask
Relaxation – something Mums never quite have enough time for! Our Relaxology Massage Mask is more than a simple gift to brighten her day – it massages the temple to remove tension, eases headaches and sinuses, and relieves tired, puffy eyes – perfect for helping her relax and keep on top of her well-being all year round.
Mother’s Day is definitely a day on which our Mums should treat themselves. Our Devilishly Different Drinking Fudge is a real sweet treat for your Mum – but is something a little bit different from the usual box of chocolates. It’s unlikely she’ll have come across something quite like it before, but if she has a sweet tooth this is a treat like no other!
4. Gin & Tonic Bath & Shower Gel
Bath and shower products are classic Mother’s Day gift ideas that we’ve taken a quirky stance on! If a Gin & Tonic is your Mum’s favourite treat and she loves to relax in a hot bath, why not give her the ultimate relaxing experience and combine the two with our Gin & Tonic Bath & Shower Gel!
5. Personalised Family Rules Slate Board
Many Mums take great pride in the family they have brought up, so a reminder of your happy family’s attitude to life may be the perfect gift! Our personalised Family Rules Slate Board will brighten the day of everyone who reads it.
6. Penhaligon’s Scent Library
Perfume is another classic Mother’s Day gift – but our Penhaligon’s Scent Library is a little different, providing your Mum not with just one new scent, but a range to choose from!
7. Pug Door Stop
Handsome but practical, Bogart is a wonderful gift for any dog loving Mum! His presence will brighten up any home and certainly put a smile on her face, not only on Mother’s Day but throughout the year.
8. Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups
Colouring in is something many of us loved as children. This is your chance to pay back an act of Mother’s love and give your Mum the grown-up version of something that once meant so much to you. Our Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups allows adults to get creative and enjoy being artistic just as much as they did when they were young.
9. Pink Champagne Lip Balm
If you’re looking for a simple beauty treat to put a smile on your Mum’s face try our Pink Champagne Lip Balm. Instilled with an all-time favourite flavour, it is a little beauty gift that will quickly become an everyday favourite!
10. Personalised Queen of the Kitchen Chopping Board
If your Mum is a dedicated cook, and responsible for all your childhood family meals, give her the recognition she deserves with our Queen of the Kitchen Chopping Board, personalised with your Mum’s own name to make it extra-special.
Whether you’re looking for a new beauty blog to read, or inspiration to start your own, you’ve come to the right place!
Introducing Our Favourite Beauty Bloggers
We all like to look and feel our best. At Presents for Men, we all like to dress up and try on a bit of make-up. And we’re sure you’re just the same. We even have our own Make-Up, Hair and Nail Products section on the website.
This March, Presents for Men have selected our favourite beauty blogs. We’d like to say a special thank you to each blogger for inspiring our style, and we hope you enjoy these blogs as much as we do!
Fiona is very enthusiastic about her makeup, mainly focussing on nail art. “Fee”, as she is known to her audience, writes a number of nail art reviews, often focussing on the low-cost products found both on the High Street and online – products that all of her audience can afford.
We first came across Fee more than a year ago when one of our employees was looking for Hallowe’en inspiration and this blog provided exactly what they were looking for!
If you’re looking for nail inspiration for a special occasion, you’ll find a number of designs and tutorials at Makeup Savvy.
Amber is a brilliant, self-employed writer spending her time doing what she does best - blogging! A self-proclaimed shoe addict (she owns 109 and counting), it comes as no surprise that you’ll be reading a lot about shoes!
In addition to this, Amber also writes about a whole load of other interesting topics, from travelling to ‘Random Acts of Stupidity’. This blog has it all. Amber’s blog attracts over 26,000 visitors per month, which is a sure sign that the blog is nothing short of fantastic!
Head over to Amber’s blog for some fantastic beauty ideas, here.
Born and raised on the French Riviera, Elodie, the author of the wonderfully named Elle Yeah, guides us through her travels; from London to France and recently, her trip to Morocco.
Elodie always dresses up on her adventures and takes the time to show us photos of what she’s been wearing recently and what makeup she has in her handbag. We love everything Elodie wears and her impressive photography skills too!
Check out what Elodie is wearing today at Elle Yeah.
When we discovered that Zoe is only 23 years of age, we were certain that she deserved a place in our top 20 best beauty bloggers list. Why? Well, at such a young age, not only does Zoe write engagingly, she also has a large following on Youtube - people want to listen to what she has to say!
One of our favourite posts from her blog is the one titled “What's On My Holiday Beauty Shelf?” This informative piece talks about what Zoe took with her when she went on holiday and makes the reader realise that sometimes you don’t need to carry a heavy makeup bag - sometimes minimal makeup is better!
For more helpful beauty advice, be sure to visit Zoe’s blog!
Katie’s Beauty Blog
Katie’s Beauty Blog follows the life of a girl who spends her money on beauty products and makeup more than anything else!
A photography graduate, Katie regularly blogs about her adventures, reviewing products as well ‘vblogging’ (video blogging) tutorials. We love Katie’s work, particularly the 2013 roundup of her favourite eye products.
Anna is the brains behind Vivianna Does Makeup. A lover of lacquer and a maven of makeup, Anna really knows her stuff! What sets Anna apart from her contemporaries is her unique style and wit, which comes across through her unique style of writing.
The blog has a good collection of various types of posts, such as reviews and news on the latest looks. Anna receives many replies to her posts from fans; a sure sign of an expert in her field.
Are you in need of beauty expert? You know where to click!
A Little Obsessed
Sabrina B from London is the fashion blogger behind ‘A Little Obsessed’. Sabrina reveals her passion in reviewing a number of makeup products, including a number of nail art kits.
Find out what fashion and makeup products Sabrina has been obsessed with lately.
Hailing from Yorkshire, Caroline is a graphic designer by trade. Alongside this, she also provides superb views on makeup on her blog, Sparkly Vodka.
When reading Caroline’s blog, we liked her initiative of going through her favourite products for each month. For example, we know that in January, Caroline really liked a number of products, such as Bleach London Silver Shampoo.
If you want to find out about some worthwhile products, Sparkly Vodka is the one!
Sophie is an 18-year old style and beauty blogger who is currently a student of English literature and creative writing.
Dressing up and reviewing makeup products comes naturally to Sophie who runs this blog in her spare time. Sophie regularly takes photos of herself in outfits and putting on makeup. Sophie looks like she had a lot of fun during this photo-shoot titled “Carry Me”.
Find out what else Sophie has been taking photos of recently, here.
Ever So Juliet
Yep, you’ve guessed it. The owner behind this fabulous blog is Juliet. While Juliet may write about baking and lifestyle, she also writes about beauty - and boy, does she do it well!
As a creative enthusiast, it is no surprise that Juliet enjoys nail art and hair styling. One post in particular that we enjoyed is “GHD Style & Protect Gift Set”.
If you are looking for creative self-styling ideas, you wouldn’t want to miss this blog.
British Beauty Blogger
Jane, the author behind ‘British Beauty Blogger’ is a prolific blogger who reviews a number of makeup products each week.
As well as running her own blog, Jane has her own beauty channel on YouTube where she reviews products by ‘vblogging’, too.
Originating from the town famous for its sense of style (Essex), Pearls and Poodles takes advantage of her natural flair for style and shares it brilliantly with her reader base.
From the many posts written on fashion and beauty, we picked the “YSL Peach Passion Rouge Volupte lipstick” as our personal favourite. Why? Because, not only has it been written very well, but we love her choice of imagery too.
We are confident that you will enjoy the blog just as much as we do. Go on, visit the blog!
Regularly styling a number of outfits on her front doorstep, as well as reviewing the odd beauty product, each week we look forward to seeing what uniform Charissa Rae is sporting.
Charissa is so popular that before Christmas she was invited to the opening of a brand new fragrance shop in Newcastle – which she blogged about. We hope they gave you some freebies Charissa!
See what Charissa is wearing this week by visiting her website.
As soon as we came across this blog, we immediately knew that Glowstars had to be on our list of top beauty bloggers. The striking colours and the use of images really impressed us.
Glowstars focuses a fair amount on nail art and rightly so as Vic, the author behind the blog holds a number of qualifications in this area. For example, she covered a course on Gelish Gel Polish. So you can be confident that she knows what she writes about.
If you’re looking for tips and pointers about how to look after your nails, be sure to check out Glowstars!
A graduate in fashion design and production, Victoria mixes her own fashion shoots with product reviews on her blog, Vipxo.
We’re very jealous of Victoria who recently went to Indonesia and took photos of her latest outfit in the pool at her hotel.
See what Victoria has to say about makeup products and what she’s wearing this week on her blog.
The blog, Lily Melrose, covers everything beauty related, from skincare to eyebrows and even eyelashes! This is a refreshing take on blogging as it focuses on one area and does it well.
Lily’s latest blog titled “How To: Update Your Skincare For Spring” was extremely helpful and informative as it advices readers upon the type of factors they should take into account when getting ready for Spring. For example, did you know you should be wearing SPF all year round?
If you are interested in finding out more, head over to Lily Melrose!
Let’s Talk Beauty
One thing we love about Vicki’s blog, Let’s Talk Beauty, is that she always writes an in-depth review of the beauty products.
Mainly focussing on beauty and skincare related products, Vicki reviews a number of products from bath foams, cleansers and anti-aging creams.
Find out what skincare products you may be missing out on as Vicki talks beauty.
We Shop Therefore We Are
Although the blog started in 2010, it has already been shortlisted for ‘Best High Street Blog’ three times! And that is why ladies and gents, we had to include the blog within our list! In addition to this, the blog has gained much exposure through a number of well-respected articles and magazines.
One of the latest posts is geared towards preparing for your holidays and really makes the reader prepare for their own adventures. The article tackles issues such as the type of clothes and accessories one ought to take with them when going abroad.
If you are planning on going on a holiday and are not sure what to take with you, click here!
Emma Belle Fashion
Predominantly reviewing fashion and beauty products, Emma also enlightens us on her personal life and the occasional recipe. Those aside, we love Emma’s opinions of all things beauty related.
As a welcome distraction from Emma’s fashion advice, last month she posted this adorable photo of her cat, Treacle. We hope you love the kitty as much as we do!
Interested in fashion and beauty, Lucy took up blogging to channel her interests on a useful platform - and she’s doing it well!
While blogging about lifestyle and food, you can also expect information on the latest fashion and beauty products. For example, in the post “Eyeliner Week: The Tools”, Lucy provides helpful tips on the required tools (in this case, brushes) in order to create that perfect eye definition.
Are you also looking for tips on how to look glamorous? Then, Dinosaur Dancesis the one for you! Are there any fashion bloggers we missed out on the list that we should be taking tips from each week? Please use the comment box below for suggestions!
This Lent we challenge you not to give something up – but to take something up!
Are you struggling to think of what to give up for Lent, or looking for a new challenge that you haven’t haven’t tried before?
This Lent we challenge you not to give something up – but to take something up!
It’s the perfect way to embark on those projects and learn the skills you’ve always wanted to but never quite found time for.
In case you need a little inspiration, we have a list of our top 10 products to help you on your way:
Learn a new language
How often have you wished for better language skills, as someone passes you by speaking fluent French, and wondered why you never took as much interest when you were in school? There’s no time like now to set aside some time and get the skills you’ve always wanted. Next time you’re on holiday you can surprise your family with your new-found skills – feeling more secure in speaking a new language might even encourage you to travel!
Take up Yoga/ Pilates
Fitness is one thing we all struggle to find time for, but it is genuinely important for our health and well-being. Yoga and Pilates are popular with many people who do not like the idea of vigorous exercise but are keen to keep on top of their fitness. Our Yoga and Pilates Book and DVD Sets allow you to boost your fitness from the comfort of your own home. Yoga Book and DVD Pilates Book and DVD
Improve Your Computer Skills
If you aren’t so computer savvy, this can seem an intimidating task to take on – but it’s well worth the effort. If you’re a stay-at-home Mum or Dad looking to get back into work, computer skills can boost your confidence and improve your chances of getting a job. If you’re a dedicated Gran trying to keep up with your gadget-loving grandchildren, you may find this challenge equally rewarding.
Go Somewhere New Each Day
If you’ve lived in a certain area for a while, you may have forgotten that there are bound to be many fascinating places that surround you, within driving distance of your own home. Why not get out and explore somewhere new each day? One day you may find a new walking route, another day you may find a new restaurant. Whatever you come across it’ll make this year’s 40 days of Lent more stimulating.
Get Back Into Reading
If you love reading but don’t find time for it, maybe slot in half an hour a day especially to read over Lent – we all have favourite classics we’ve been aspiring to take on, or recommendations from friends that promise hours of intrigue once you’ve made the commitment and you’re a few pages in. You may find you’re widening your imagination, learning more about people and altering your perspective on the world as you read about people and events you had no concept of before. If you want to broaden your scientific or historical knowledge, choose a couple of factual books to work your way through.
Complete a DIY project over Lent
We all have DIY projects we put off, why not select one big project or several small ones and give yourself the full 40 days to get it done – we’ve got the tools to help you!
Have a big sort out/deep clean
Set yourself a different small area of your home – a chest of drawers, an overcrowded bookcase – to sort each day for the 40 days of Lent and you’ll have your home looking perfect by Easter! Give old, unwanted items to charity shops and you’ll be helping others as well as helping yourself. We’ve got plenty of home products to help you with storage:
Do up your garden over Lent
As Spring is approaching, you might be wondering how to get your garden ready to make the most of it in time for Summer. Try making a plan that will help you get everything sorted by Easter, assigning yourself a small task each day. Plant flowers, get your paving moss-free, or re-design – we’ve got plenty to help you get your garden perfect for whatever you have planned, whether that be a place for children to play or somewhere to host Summer garden parties.
Learn a new recipe every day, or just alter those you love
Maybe cutting out one food isn’t the answer for you this Lent – instead, try to to make your meals more varied or more healthy. We’ve got plenty of books and products for foodies that are bound to inspire you!
Start a diary
To really treasure your time this Lent, why not keep your memories safe and start a diary. This might seem an intimidating task if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, but our Line a Day diary will help you record just the most important moments.
Our no. 1 favourite is our Choc-o-lait Hot Chocolate gift set. What could be better than spending a frosty February evening curled up with someone you love and a mug of hot chocolate? This set is a real treat – not your regular, powdered hot chocolate but a block of pure Belgian chocolate melted into milk. Just make sure your other half is willing to share!
Our Leather Rugby Wash Bag is a consistent favourite and an ideal present for a partner who wants their passion for sports to shine through. Excellent quality, made from the softest leather and detailed with beautiful stitching, it’s a luxurious gift that is both practical and personal.
Find out who our lucky winner of our Introduce a Friend Competition is!
We are very pleased to announce that the winner of our latest Introduce a Friend Competition has been draw; congratualtions to Sarah Benedict! Sarah has won £50 of vouchers to spend with us. We hope you enjoy your prize!
Thank you to everyone who entered and recommended a friend. We hope that you all find some great gift ideas for yourselves, friends and family members,
To enter a future Introduce a Friend Competition, simply fill in one of the Introduce a Friend cards sent out with our catalogues.
Whether you're looking for a new blog to read or some inspiration to start your own, you've come to the right place!
Introducing Our Favourite Family Bloggers
There is little in this world more important than family. At Presents for Men, we like to feel like we play a little part in spreading happiness to families, with Christmas and Valentine’s Day gifts and other special occasions covered, our gifts for him & her have brought joy to many.
This month, the Presents for Men team have selected our favourite family blogs. Thanks for keeping us happy!
Playing by the Book
We all love to read a good book. But what happens when we take the story or theme of a book and apply them to play time?
Zoe shows us how books can be used beyond storytelling, using them as inspiration to learn and play through activities related to the story’s plot, themes and content. This might be painting, cooking or conducting science experiments.
“One of my favourites is Zoe’s review of Handmade Christmas. The decorations she created with Red Ted Art’s help were beautiful and inspired my family to make our own Christmas decorations last year” –(Sarah)
This blog publishes instructions for arts and crafts to keep children busy, and to encourage their creativity. With lots of activities for all seasons, there is something suited for all ages and skill levels, there are even projects for mums and dads to work on with the kids.
We love the way Maggy seems to be able to make something beautiful from anything around the house. She has certainly inspired us to think twice about what we can do with what we throw away.
“I tried my hand at Maggy’s knitted hearts, but wasn’t very good. This blog inspired me to take up knitting as a hobby.” – (Robin)
Don’t let the name fool you. Mediocre Mum is a wild one! She has jumped out of planes, ran marathons, travelled the world and… sleeps with her eyes open!
Oh, and she’s not long turned 40. But that doesn’t mean she wants to sit down just yet. Mediocre Mum (AKA Chrissie) has great recipes for those who love to use the slow cooker, tips for staying fabulous (for those turning 40) and some great posts exploring arts and crafts. Chrissie has so many strings to her bow, and this is why we love her. Honest, opinionated and not shy to try new things, Chrissie is a great role model.
“I love Chrissie’s dry humour and her funny anecdotes. She’s a gifted writer who’s always sharing her clever ideas in a comical way.” (Barrie)
An exploration into the heart warming, yet sometimes challenging world of ‘The Puddlechicks’.
Merry’s beautifully written posts cover home education, health issues and outdoor fun with the family. She’s not afraid to tackle difficult, personal issues and many rely on her blog as a form of support – thank you Merry!
This blog is colourful and insightful, and we love the way Merry shares her wealth of knowledge with her readers. Keep up the good work!
“I came to Patch of Puddles because I wanted to home school my girls – the resources on Merry’s blog were paramount in me reaching my decision.” – (Zoe-Lee)
The blog name itself may have the word ‘mum’ in it, but it is far from what one may expect. Topics ranging from fashion to travelling – with a touch of humour - the blog certainly keep the readers on their toes!
What amazes us is how Deborah doesn’t shy away from trying her hands at new things. For example, her illustrations are definitely something to look forward to. From models to sketches, they definitely get our creative juices flowing.
“I enjoy visiting Metropolitan Mums blog for a number of reason, namely to see what she gets up to with the adorable family of hers as well as to get inspired by her life journeys”. – (Syeda)
If you’re also looking for inspiration, this blog is the one!
Carrots and Kids
An intriguing name for an intriguing blog. Having blogged for 5 years, Deb’s really knows her stuff, especially when to comes to gardening.
With the use of great images coupled with well written words, any reader will be compelled to visit this blog time and time again. ‘Sew, make, grow, bake’. That’s the tagline used in the blog and appropriately summarises the site.
“I thoroughly enjoy visiting Carrots and Kids and reading the latest posts. I think it’s because, Deb keeps her posts varied and it’s always a pleasure getting the latest gardening tips and tricks” – (James)
The name would suggest that the blog might be highly secretive, but it is anything but secretive. In Kat’s own words, the blog is an ‘open-hearted diary.’ Not only this, but Kat is a creative and a professional individual, and that shows throughout her blog.
We absolutely love this blog for various reasons. As well as being vibrant and colourful, it can also be rather adorable. For example, take a look at this post. Cute, eh?
“It’s always interesting to see what Kat writes about. The fact that the blog is light hearted and not too serious always makes it joyful to read.” – (Justin)
English Mum AKA Becky is a food, travelling and parenting writer with an hilarious writing style. Not only will you see recipes on her blog, but she is also a member of the Disney 7. How cool is that?!
We chose this blog as one of our favourites simply because it never fails to make us smile. Read this post and tell us you didn’t have a little chuckle. We’re waiting. See, you did laugh, didn’t you?!
“English Mum has an English sense of humour, which is why I have made it a point to visit the blog every now and again.” - (Rachel)
If you’re looking to de-stress, we highly recommend visiting English Mum.
Along with holding competitions and writing reviews, Jo also writes about general matters, which are interesting to read - especially with a pinch of dry wit.
It was hard to choose a favourite post as there were so many great examples, but we finally chose this fun post. Well done, little Johnny Depp!
“With her witty writing style, I know I’ll never get bored of visiting her blog. Keep up the good work, Jo!” – (Sarah)
We recommend everyone visits Jo’s blog. Too good to be missed!
An extremely informative blog written from the point of view of someone who deals with Asperger’s syndrome on a daily basis.
We at Presents for Men chose this blog simply because we admire how open Calire is about her syndrome online. No doubt, it must be difficult to write about mental health issues on a public platform, but Claire does this superbly. At the same time however, Aspergers Info has the right balance in writing about other stuff that life has a tendency to throw at her too.
“Claire’s posts are interesting and enjoyable to read. With a clean looking blog, the content is never too overwhelming”. - (Robin)
The title says it all really! Nadine is a successful professional, with a number of businesses, projects and blogs under her portfolio. She manages all this while looking after her family- she really does juggle her life well!
We liked the Juggle Mum blog as it is so refreshing and exciting. A particular post we enjoyed reading would be the one in which she announced her new business. It is always encouraging to see mothers doing well in their professional life even after having kids!
“Juggle Mum is a brilliant blog. Along with doing what majority of what other bloggers do, Nadine also uses it creatively for new ventures. Good luck with your new business, Nadine!” - (Zoe-Lee)
Mrs M lives in the countryside with her family, eight cats, two dogs, two in-laws and a number of squirrels! No doubt, she has a lot of interesting stories to tell through her blog, ranging from travelling tales to banoffee pie shots…yes, you’ve read that right!
We really enjoy this blog; one of the reasons being that she knows the way to our stomachs with her delicious recipes. For example, if you’ve got a real hankering to bake, this post is very helpful.
“I always visit At Home with Mrs M, especially when I need inspiration in the kitchen. Thank you for the help you have provided so far, Mrs M!” - (James)
Funnily enough, the blog isn’t just about bringing up Charlie, although that plays a major part. Tim writes about other stuff too, like the education system in Great Britain and how to start writing that novel you always wanted to.
We really like this blog. Firstly, because some of the posts are provocative, especially the one in which Tim discusses whether children’s TV is really good for them. You can read more here. Additionally, with the blogging scene being mistaken for ‘mummy’s space’, it is nice to see someone challenging the status quo.
“Tim really knows how to write well and pique your interest from the first sentence of the post. Also, as some of the posts are provocative, it is always a pleasure to see what Tim writes next”. - (Barrie)
If you’re looking for some writing inspiration, click here!
Being A Mummy
This blog carries out numerous product reviews to a high standard. Also, living a suburban, family life, the blogger provides an interesting insight.
We think this blog is very trustworthy, especially with the reviews being so honest. For example, after having read the review on Turbo, I will definitely treat the kids to this one. It sure seems like it will go down a treat with them…and perhaps save me from a headache!
“One of the reasons Being A Mummy blog is great, is because it is helpful and straight to the point. I know I can rely on the blogger to provide me with helpful suggestions.” - (Sarah)
It is wonderful to read this blog, especially knowing that Ian has brought his son up all by himself after his wife sadly passed away. The blog strikes the right balance between general posts and personal experience. All this makes it pleasant to read when there are interesting images and videos to see!
After seeing this informative and educational post, we decided that Single Parent Dad deserved to be one of our favourites! Did you know that Robins (the birds) don’t usually travel more than three miles? I sure didn’t!
“Single Parent Dad is one of my personal favourite blog, because it consists of very good and worthwhile content. Always a pleasure to read!” - (Rachel)
This blog consists of a variety of posts, mainly on design and home style. The perspective the blogger gives on interior design is inspirational!
We liked this blog, because of the design ideas it gives from different types of furnishings to full-blown makeovers. This particular post has inspired me to do my own room up, which I have been avoiding for a while now due to lack of ideas. About time I made a move!
“As the blog is specific to design, I think it works well. It has carved a niche for itself.” - (James)
Mirka shares parenting tips (as you probably have guessed by now) and she does it well! In one of her posts, she noted some interesting facts and figures on accidents caused by hair straighteners. A must read for those who regularly use hair styling equipment in the family home.
We chose this blog as we believe some of the information, if not all, can come in handy for parents. We understand how difficult and equally overwhelming it can be for new parents.
“All Baby Advice is wonderful to read and the images are just as wonderful to see. Being a new parent myself, I always make sure to see what Mirka has to say in her posts”- (Sarah)
The blog is beautifully constructed and gives an insight into the life of a first time mummy who is several miles away from her family. She writes about a wide range of topics from what she wears to suitable toys.
A unique feature of the blog is how some of the posts are part of a sequel, which makes it all the more exciting to look forward to the follow up post. For example, the blogger shows what she wears for each day of the week and you just want to know what she will wear the next day!
“I look forward to reading the posts. As I have been a regular reader, I feel as though I personally know the blogger and that’s an indication of how well she writes!”- (Rachel)
“Stories and pictures from a creative life”, that’s the blogs tagline and it lives up to its name. Going through the blog, the images used catch your attention and compels the reader to click on them to find out more.
We chose this blog, because not only does it showcase the family life of Josie, it also gives an in depth insight into the lives of children in need. The blog also promotes the Save the Children charity and always keeps us updated on recent issues.
“I enjoy visiting Josie’s blog from time to time to get my creative juices flowing. We all know how hard that can be!” - (Zoe-Lee)
Click here to see those stories and pictures from a creative life.
Feeling festive? Give your nails a Christmas makeover with our nail art challenge!
We are throwing down a Challenge!
Here at PFM HQ, we’ve been testing our bestselling Nail Art kit. The kit includes 10 fashionable colours, each with a brush and a ‘micro pen’ nozzle, allowing you to create your own awesome nail art!
The kit is super easy to use and so much fun. It didn’t take long before the whole office was painting their nails!
We all look a million dollars thanks to our nail designs. But we want to know if our customers can do any better. Here are some creations the Presents for Men team came up with:
Are you ready for snow? Apparently we can’t wait - we’ve started building our snowmen already! Can you do better?
Robin’s Black and Gold
We're all familiar with the staple little black dress. Black nails can be just as classy. We think this black and gold design featuring presents, baubles and bows is simple - but will still get lots of compliments at the office Christmas party!
Speaking of presents, these nails have been spoilt this Christmas. We wish our wrapping paper looked this good. Can you improve on Zoe-Lee’s design?
James’s Christmas Trees
Those presents will need to go under a tree or five. James has got it covered with expert nail art handiwork.
Barrie’s Festive Noel greeting
How about a traditional inspired design? With some practice, the micro pens will allow you to get creative with typography. Old fashioned Barrie thinks he’s got this one in the bag.
Syeda’s Love Heart
This pink heart is adorable, reminding us that the spirit of Christmas is all about love.
Justin’s Christmas Holly
These nails feature a striking white base coat with red and green holly. It kind of looks like the Christmas cakes our granny used to make us.
The kit includes instructions for several designs, including fireworks, flowers and geometric patterns - and a pin for cleaning out the nozzles.
If you have some fantastic nail art creations, especially if you’re feeling festive like us, why not share them on our Facebook page or on Twitter? If we think you’ve done better than us, we will feature your designs on our social networks so you get the glory you deserve!
We've got a fab selection of Christmas gifts for ladies of all ages. Don't forget to claim your discount code for these items!
If you’ve missed the post-it notes in catalogues or subtle hints dropped into conversation - don’t panic! We’ve put together an excellent selection of fun and tempting Christmas presents that she'll love.
As we’re feeling festive, you can get 20% off this selection using a discount code - get yours here
We have the perfect present for nail artists! These 10 nail polishes have two different applicators to achieve the professional look; a standard brush applicator and a special micro tip pen for creating intricate designs. Choose from bold colours or glitter for the wow factor.
Make a chocolate lovers Christmas with this luxury gift set. A triple pack of plain, white and milk chocolate, chocolate chip cookies and a deliciously gooey chocolate curd make for a deliciously indulgent gift.
For an extra special celebration, personalise this bottle of merlot with someone’s name, the year and a message. The palate of the wine is jam-packed with ripe dark berry fruits, with hints of vanilla spice and cherries. Some of our favourite messages include: “Sheila’s Wine – Hands off!”
Tracing your Ancestry has become easier since the birth of the Internet. Learn how to trace the colourful characters of your family tree using a computer with this brilliant step by step guide – a perfect gift for Christmas.
This tiny thumb-sized camera captures all the action in superb detail. It’s back clip makes it a sturdy accessory for the more adventurous men. With up to two hours of recording time, it’s a mighty piece of tech.
Who is the greenest of them all? You will be, and the receiver of this incredibly ethical card. It contains one Norway Spruce tree grown from a seed from sustainable forests, presented in a card made from recycled materials and printed with vegetable inks.