Sunday 17 June – get it in your diary. It’s time to treat the gents in your life and tell them how appreciated they are.
And how about winning some goodies too?
We’re delighted to be giving away a BRILLIANT PRIZE BUNDLE worth £79 to include:
TO ENTER just leave a blog comment on who you’d like to win these treats for and why?
We sometimes complain that men are hard to buy for, but there’s lots of lovely thoughtful ideas you could try for the gent in your life. Here’s our 10 recommendations.
Disposable takeaway cups are so last year. It’s time to get him a good looking, stylish and very useful Keep Cup. You can either pick from the many options on the website or you can design your own in his favourite style, size and colour scheme. They’re light and portable. Easy to keep in the car when you’re on the go and perfect for summer touring. Also a great gift to send in the post. Check out our recent blog review here.
Keep Cups from £10.00
If your chap needs coffee with his coffee to get him going in the morning, treat him to some special beans from Heartland, the artisan roastery in the heart of North Wales. Honestly you’ll never want supermarket chain coffee again. It’s freshly roasted and ground to suit your coffee machine, and available online or from all the best coffee houses. Find out more about Heartland Coffi here.
250g beans or ground £6.00
If he’s handy in the kitchen, he’ll love this innovative 4 piece Elevate Utensil Set from the clever people at Joseph Joseph. In stylish manly colours it has a clever elevated design to keep your work surface clean and tidy. Enter our discount code – Judith Bond – to get 20% off. You’re welcome.
Elevate Utensil Set £40.00
Male skincare is where it’s at. Right? I’m a recent Tropic convert so let me introduce Energy Boost Daily Moisturiser. for the chaps. The totally organic and fresh ingredients include vitamin C, green coffee extract to perk up his skin, and antioxidant-rich cactus extract to help protect against the daily grind. If you’re feeling really generous, you could pair it with the award winning Look Sharp Sensitive Shave.
You can order from Tropic direct, or from the lovely Sandra Pierce, my go-to beauty specialist at Looking Good Naturally
Energy Boost Daily Moisturiser £22
Look Sharp Sensitive Shave £16
Every man needs a favourite homely mug to call his own and we think this sturdy super stylish one from Denby will do nicely. It’s on sale for just £10.50 if you’re quick and you’ll get 10% off your first purchase if you sign up to their newsletter.
Halo Large Mug £10.50
We all know that chap that loves to take photos, thinks he’s David Bailey, but secretly wishes he knew more about how the camera works. Why not send him on a taster session with the Welshot Imaging people. Welshot run full days and evening across North Wales and the North West from landscapes and wildlife to vogue covers and street photography . The workshops are first of all fun and friendly and he’ll be supported and guided whatever skill level he’s at. You never know he might even get hooked. Read about the fun I’ve had with Welshot here.
Photographic Academy Evening from £35
Now think hard! What was your favourite part of the Royal Wedding? Wasn’t it lovely? And we all learned a new name – Sheku Kanneh-Mason. He’s just 19, already won the Young Musician of the Year, and this week debuts at No 1 on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart. Everyone is talking about his sublime music. Have you ever heard the cello played like that? His new album Inspiration would be an ideal gift the classy melancholic man in your life. And you get to enjoy it too!
“Inspiration” Album £6.99 itunes
If your bloke loves chocolate, Baravelli’s of Conwy has it covered. How about their award winning mojito creams made with fresh mint, fresh limes and overproof rum, or their Blue Slate Gin Ganache made with local handcrafted gin. We’re big fans of the very clever Mark and Emma who also run chocolate taster workshops so keep an eye on their website.
Forager’s Gin is not just any gin. It’s handcrafted in a small batch distillery in the foothills of Snowdonia. Try the Forager’s Gin Black Label. They describe it like this “intense smooth juniper notes followed by beautiful mellow warmth and richness” It makes the perfect crisp G&T on a sunny afternoon, and amazing cocktails to take you into the darker hours.
Forager’s Gin Black Label 700ml £46
If you’re local, we don’t need to tell you about the goodness of Providero Coffee House. If you live away, it’s honestly worth the trip to North Wales to find out for yourself. We often give vouchers as gifts to family and friends. £10 will get you great coffee and delicious cake for 2. What a lovely treat!
North Wales is a pretty amazing place to visit, so don’t leave it too long.
Vouchers from £10
Thanks for reading. We hope we’ve inspired you to get something a little bit different this year and treat your gent on his special day. And thanks to all our lovely partners for getting involved in this giveaway – you’re all brilliant!
* Welshot Photographic Academy Evening can be used for Anglesey, Chester, Manchester, Ellesmere Port, or Roving Academy (North Wales coast locations vary). See website for details.
DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT UNDER THIS BLOG ON WHO YOU’D LIKE TO WIN THESE TREATS FOR AND WHY. WE’LL PICK A WINNER ON WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE
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