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Father’s Day gift ideas 🎁 

Published June 12, 2017 by Bizzimummy

It’s Father’s Day very soon and time for the aftershave, socks, jumpers and deodorant sets to be purchased in their hundreds. It seems to be the same old Dad gifts year after year. Add a “dad” mug or pint glass too and you see where I’m coming from. 

Ravensburger have a slightly more unique gift for Dads this time round in the form of a thousand piece “adult” puzzle called The Man Cave.

This puzzle forms part of the Ravensburger “My Haven” collection of jigsaws which feature images of homes, sanctuaries and retreats. The Man Cave puzzle is number 2 in this collection. 

Having a thousand pieces means it’s not going to be easy and not the sort of puzzle I could sit and do in an hour or so. These type of puzzles take a lot of time and patience and also a fair bit of room. The pieces are tiny so I find it best to keep them in the box and look for the bits I need. I try to complete one section at a time, starting with the straight edge pieces. 

The finished picture resembles a cluttered shed building which has been converted into an office and store room for a man. All sorts of manly things are scattered about including a pint of beer, juke box, toys, sports equipments and mans best friend – the dog.

This makes a nice alternative to the usual gifts that men get for Father’s Day and would probably be more suited to the slightly older gentlemen who enjoy big puzzles. 

It costs around £10/£12 and should be available in many good toy stores. 

Father’s Day photo gifts from Snapfish 

Published May 19, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Snapfish is the home to personalised photo gifts and I have been a customer of theirs for many years. They sell all sorts of photo gifts including cups, cushions, phone cases, place mats, keyrings and so much more. They also do a photo print service and photographs can be uploaded via a mobile phone. 

As it’s Father’s Day next month. I have been asked to come up with some personalised gift ideas from Snapfish. 

I love my wall art and I’m sure most Dads would also love a nice canvas of their children to hang up, especially so the Father’s who don’t live with their children, so this was the first thing I chose to create. 

This photo was taken at Blackpool beach a few weeks back. I’m unsure where Ryan was but I think it’s a really good picture of the girls together. 

Snapfish have many different types and sizes of wall art such as canvases and posters. 

This one is a slim canvas and measures 12×8″. It was really easy to make, I just uploaded the photograph, did a bit of cropping and the canvas arrived within a few days. It is quite small, there are bigger sizes. It can be hung on a wall (hangers not included) or stood up on a unit. 

I think most Dads would love a gift like this for Father’s Day.

And if Dad likes having a lot of memories in one place, and he’s the sort of person who takes photos of the kids but never prints them off then photobooks also make really good gifts.

The smallest photobook starts at just £6.99 for a 6×4″ size. This one has 20 pages which can hold more than one photograph per page. For 8 more additional pages it’s just an extra £1.99. 

Many of the photobooks allow for text and greetings, making them even more personalised. These photobooks mean all Dads favourites pictures are kept in one special place rather than having multiple photo prints which usually end up in a cupboard somewhere. 

Again the photobook creation process is fairly straightforward. It can take a while for multiple photographs to upload depending on the size of the book chosen. Options include colours, texts and fonts plus deciding on the layout of photographs on each page. If like me you can’t be bothered adjusting page layouts then snapfish will do it for you and arrange the photographs on each page and if it does not look right then you can manually change it. 

Visit the Snapfish website for lots more Father’s Day gift ideas.

Father’s Day cards

Published June 18, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Tomorrow is Father’s Day and although I rarely speak to or see my own father, my kids do see their dads regularly. I do believe it’s only right that they get to give cards on Father’s Day. I always think the best cards are the ones that kids make and write themselves, but personalised cards are also a nice touch. 

By using the Postsnap app I was able to create two cards in time for Father’s Day, both which arrived today, so just in time. 

The postsnap app allows for photo upload from a mobile device and personalisation with names and txt. The cards take 2-3 days to come or can be faster with extra postage. 

Obviously with Father’s Day being tomorrow, it is a little late for Father’s Day cards, but they do have options for birthday and other occasion cards as well as postcards. The two cards I made cost £3.00 each. The postal options can be a card to your address with a blank envelope or the card sent directly to the recipient. 

The cards I ordered for £3.00 are fairly small but the pictures are clear and the txt exactly as I wanted it. I am sure my children’s fathers will be happy tomorrow.

Father’s Day gifts

Published June 17, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Father’s Day is just 2 days away and if your a last minute kind of person and have no idea what to buy for Dad, then take a look at these simple yet impressive gifts below. 

Yardley London – All men appreciate aftershave as a gift, some can’t get enough of it and it’s an easy choice as no one likes smelling bad. 

Yardley London’s men’s fragrance collection is bound to please with scents to suit the sophisticated dad, the urbanite dad, the mod dad and the dapper dad. Whether you’re buying for your own father, your children’s daddy, or the father figure in your life this Father’s Day, Yardley London has a men’s fragrance with his name on it. 

This is just one of the many Yardley London men’s fragrances available. Citrus wood smells exactly like it sounds – very woody with citrus tones. It costs £19.99 per 50ml bottle. 
For a dad who loves styling his hair, MR Jamie Stevens has a great range of men’s styling products. This includes beard oils as well as pastes and gels such as this one here. 

The gel costs £10.00 and the majority of the products also cost £10.00. 

It’s quite a sticky gel product which holds styles in place and smells quite pleasant too. 

So don’t forget to treat Dad this Sunday – June 19th.

Father’s Day gifts: Scruffs

Published June 17, 2015 by Bizzimummy

With Father’s Day being just days off, many ladies across the country may well be panicking and wondering what to buy that awkward man in their life.

Scruffs is better known for selling workwear/ safety wear and accessories but also has a selection of gifts for Father’s Day and all under £20.

Watches seem a firm favourite for men and even if he already has one then it’s fine. A bit like women and shoes they can never have too many.

This watch is just £19.99 and also comes in black. It’s quite sporty looking with a digital clock, alarm, date , compass etc and comes in its own presentation box.

I think this would make a perfect gift, perhaps for the younger dad.

And maybe a T-shirt too which of course make very easy dad buys. Depending of course if you know Dads size.

This is the Scruffs authentic T-shirt bearing the Scruffs logo. It’s only £11.95 and comes in 2 colours and various sizes. I chose the small size because I don’t have a man or Dad in my life and was thinking maybe Ryan could have it. However even the small size is very generous and far too big for him just yet. So therefore it’s down to me to try it out.

It’s quite baggy on myself too but I guess it would be being a man top.

Scruffs offer free delivery on all orders and still plenty of time to get those Father’s Day gifts.

Scruffs UK


Our Father’s Day bacon butty with the help of Roberts Bakery

Published June 17, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Its Father’s Day once again this Sunday with special dads around the country being awoken with gifts and a nice cooked breakfast. 

Roberts Bakery recently got in touch to ask if I would like to create a perfect bacon butty as part of their Father’s Day campaign. All the blogger creations will be appearing on their Facebook page along with their own “bacon butty guide”
To help me out with my creation I was sent over a large breakfast tray, Roberts bakery loaf, teabags and a shopping card to get some breakfast goodies.  

 Now I had a feeling my creation may be a little messy so mine is made with toast (otherwise it would be a little sloppy.

Here is what went into my Father’s Day creation.

• 2 slices of Robertd bakery bread (toasted)

• 3 slices of bacon

• 1 egg, fried

• 2 cherry tomatoes (halved)

• half tin of beans 

• BBQ sauce
And here is the creation is pictures from start to finish, including the posh brew too,


Now I did encounter a slight problem with my rather large butty and that is that i don’t really speak to my dad, nor do I have a partner. So!! Who could I get to try this beast?? 

Well no one was around so it turned out I had to have it instead rather than it going to waste. 

It tasted damn good too but looks like I’ll have to get myself to the gym now I’ve eaten a man size breakfast. 

What a shame there is no man in my life to make this for, and no Ryan wouldn’t touch it, way too fussy!
Happy Father’s Day for Sunday to all the dads out there!!


Say it with sweets: Tuck Tuck

Published June 9, 2014 by Bizzimummy

Tuck Tuck is the business of Lisa “Cherry lips” Gomms. A Hertfordshire mum who has replaced the flowers and chocolate sending traditions with retro sweets.
The idea was inspired through a friend being dumped by her boyfriend and the name Tuck Tuck, comes from Lisa’s travel to Thailand. Tuc Tuc is A form of public transport combined with an old fashioned sweet shop name.

The way it works is that customers choose two types of sweets from the big selection available. They then pick a card with individual messages on. The parcel of sweets and card is then sent directly to the recipient and all for just £7.95. It makes a lovely gift when it arrives. Just the thought that someone is thinking of you.

The boxes are letterbox friendly meaning the recipient does not need to be home.


The card sits on top and the sweets covered by tissue paper.
As it’s almost Father’s Day my box has Father’s Day inspirations with a Daddy card and Dad themed sweets.

The sweets come in 100g bags and I received some lovely fizzy cola bottles and Pint pots.
I love my retro sweets they take me back to my childhood and that’s what this service is all about. Bringing back those childhood memories with tasty retro sweets and cheering somebody up.
The sweet boxes can be sent for any occasion at any time of the year and make a big change from just a card.

Fathers Day gifts at Hallmark

Published June 5, 2014 by Bizzimummy

Father’s Day falls on June 15th. It’s certainly a day I will not forget as it’s also my birthday on the same day. A double celebration all round!

If you are stuck wondering what to buy Dad this year or If you are looking for a very simple and fuss free gift! Or maybe an extra fun top up gift for that special man. Then head to Hallmark Gifts.

Hallmark take the hassle out of trawling around shops for separate gifts and cards. They have it all in one place.
In my opinion, men are a fairly easy species when it comes to gifts. They may seem hard to buy for but are usually appreciative of any gift that says you care. This includes both partners and Fathers.


Mugs make very simple yet lovely gifts for everyone. Dads being no exception. Hallmark have a great choice of mugs with all different designs. Many of them can even be personalised with names, wording or even photographs to give Dads cup a very personal touch.


Most men love chocolate whether they admit to it or not. These bars differ from others with the ability to have the wrappers personalised with names and pictures. £5.99 each.


I would never of thought of these for Father’s Day gifts but they actually seem quite popular. I’m not too sure if that’s because many children are buying them for Dad hoping that Dad will share!. They seem a novelty idea and maybe a little naughty being packed full of sweets and sugar but lots of fun at the same time. £7.99 each and again they can be personalised.


For a dad who enjoys simple styles. Hallmark have a collection of Heritage Press items. Products such as mugs, notebooks and a few other gifts. The design is very contempary and just screams out Britain, focusing on London in particular. Scenes of a busy London road with patterns of moustaches and bold basic patterns complete the collection.


All sorts of Dad gifts can be found at Hallmark. Don’t forget Dads card too and the wrapping paper for that special gift.

COMPETITION: Fathers Day Personalised book from Love2Read

Published May 27, 2014 by Bizzimummy

If you have been following my blog since I started last year, then you may remember my Fathers Day competition for a special personalised book for that special man.

The books come from a company called Love2read. I was lucky enough to be able to make one myself last year. The process is very easy and you add your own photographs and text. The finished book is lovely and a very special gift.



Well I am pleased to say that Love2read are giving away another book in time for Fathers Day this year.


Make Pa the star!!
We are pleased to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to create their own My dad… love2read personalised love2read book in our fabulous competition.!
Dads will love being the star of the bedtime story, so love2read has come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift in the form of a unique, personalised book. Their range of books can be personalised by adding ten photos and text to the pages e.g. “My dad plays golf”, “My dad likes cars” or “My dad loves me”. !
love2read’s website is full of templates, all you have to do is pick the one that you want, upload your ten digital photos and then add some simple text. There is a wide selection of templates to choose from including – My dad…, My daddy…, Our dad… and My hero. We also have a range of books for Grandads!!
This year, give a Father’s Day gift the whole family will treasure forever – and help your child catch the reading bug at the same time. To ensure books arrive in time for Father’s Day, orders need to be placed by midnight on Tuesday 10th June.!
For further information and to see the range of books on offer please visit their website at: http://www.love2read.co.uk


To win yourself a book in time for Father’s Day, please follow these 3 steps.
1)follow my blog via email, twitter, Bloglovin or Facebook

2) Follow/like Love2read on FACEBOOK or TWITTER

3) finally please comment below and say why you want to win this book.

(T&CS Competition will close June 8th. One winner will be chosen at random and emailed a code to make their book. Winner has until 10th June to make their book as this is the last postal date for Father’s Day books.
UK winners only and over 18s please)

Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com – See more at: http://www.theprizefinder.com/content/personalised-fathers-day-book#sthash.3m2VS4qo.dpuf


Revell Control Nano Quad

Published May 15, 2014 by Bizzimummy

Next month is Fathers Day, which also happens to fall the same day as my birthday this year (15th June). Not only that but Father’s Day this year also coincides with the World Cup. The first England game kicks off the night before on June 14. Now I have absolutely no idea who England are playing and to be honest I couldn’t care less. I absolutely hate football and have very little interest in it.
The outcome of this England game will more or less determine the mood of thousands of men across the country on Father’s Day. Therefore it may be a good idea to get that extra special present for that special man in your life for this special day. By special man I mean Father, partner, Grandfather, Step Father and anyone else you may consider a Father figure in your life or your children’s.

Most men are hard to buy for. Most men have cupboards full of aftershave, cheap shower gels and socks and do not need nor want anymore. What most Fathers love are there gadgets and gizmos and what are commonly known as “Boys toys”. Well I am certainly not male but I too love these things and have had the pleasure of trying one out.

This is probably the worlds smallest Quadrocopter. It recently received two awards at the London and Nuremberg toy fairs this year.
This 2.4GH NanoQuad is tiny. It measures just 45mm length and width and 10mm high yet it flies with amazing speed and very high.


It fits snuggly in the palm of my hand. When I first unpacked the NanoQuad I thought it looked very fragile, like it would break on take off, but this tiny gizmo proved me wrong.
The NanoQuad is controlled with a remote control which is also quite small in comparison to other R.C controllers.

The controller takes 2AA batteries which are not included. The Nano Quad charges via USB lead on my laptop and an initial charge of 45 minutes is recommended. Instructions are included in many languages.


To start the Nano Quad, the left stick on the controller must be facing down. The controller and Nano Quad are then switched on.

The Nano Quad lights up and the controller light turns green to indicate it is ready. I then stand behind the Nano Quad and off it goes,


It takes off with speed. It flies extremely high and it takes time to get used to the controls. It crashed quite a lot on my first few attempts.
I practiced in my kitchen and on one attempt it flew out of the window. You can view this attempt here on YOU TUBE

The GHz technology of this tiny gizmo matches the quality of larger models. For stable take-offs and landings, speed sweeping or fast rotations, the mini power pack is highly responsive and the unit weighs only 11.5g. The eye-catching, built-in LED lights make it easy to see, while the electronic gyro provides smooth, stable flight. Features 4-channel, 2.4GHz-Transmitter with trim control and easy battery charging via the USB connection.


The Nano Quad comes with an age guide of 15+. This is because it is NOT a toy, nor meant as one. It contains very small parts and flies very fast. If it lands on you it can hurt as I found out. There is of course nothing to say that children cannot stand by and watch (under adult supervision of course).

I can imagine most Fathers or men in general would love this Big boys toy I can just picture a group of men flying these at a barbecue or garden party, even having competitions on which of theirs flies the highest.
A spare set of blades is also included. I do fine they seem to come off every now and again but are easy enough to re attach.

The Nano Quad is made by RevellIt can be purchased via Amazon at a very low price of £31.16 and is also eligible for free delivery.
More details can be found at Revell and on their FACEBOOK page


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