Do people save up for things anymore? Any time I express wanting something, there is always someone nearby suggesting that I jut go out and get it. I have never been a fan of owing people things, least of all money…partly because I have a tendency to forget how much I borrow or loan out. Personal loans are so easy to attain and accountability so low it seems crazy not to purchase the shoes I “deserve” or the new phone I have to have. Continue reading →
Gift guides are all over the place this time of year, many from stores all conveniently listing their brands boasting to have you sorted this father’s day. Today I bring you a collection of this I have considered getting the men in my life. Hopefully it hits a chord with the sporty, crazy, funny. men in your life who don’t really understand the point of cushions.
1.Triumph & Disaster. No this is not the succinct description of the way this gift is going to go down. Triumph & disaster are beautiful men’s toiletries including moisturizers, exfoliates and hair products from New Zealand. Seldom are men’s “beauty” products this considered and lovely. The stash box ($189 NZD) is a perfect idea for that facial hair’d dad.
2. Fitbit Charge $169 AUD.There are other trackers like Garmin that are great but if your dad is competitive go with the one that runs in the family. For us it’s the Fitbit and once the niceties of Father’s day is over, crush him in a work week challenge.
3. Jabra Move Bluetooth headphones $159 AUD. Bring dad back to the present and out of a tangled mess with these awesome wireless headphones. Great sound quality for those tech savvy dads constantly in front of their laptops, tablets or smart phones. Be warned, if your dad is none of these things but loves music, you are also investing in time figuring out how to get Abba onto whatever musically capable device while he explains the history of music technology in his lifetime.
4. Happy Socks $59.95 AUD gift box. Why mess with the classics when socks and undies have worked for so many decades? Besides, we all know dads aren’t usually the best at upgrading the hole-y necessities. Why not upgrade it for them?
5. The Horse watch $139 AUD. They might have the gold ones, shiny ones or the ones with a million dials, the purpose of which they have no idea. Occasionally they’ll need to attend weddings or wear slacks and look like classy human beings. Why not help with a beautiful watch that won’t leave a dent in your mum’s wrist when they hold hands. So many colors to choose from, all of which are gorgeous.
Hopefully one of our top five makes it to the top of your dad’s favorite gifts. Mine is getting a family photo shoot and looks like this year hubby getting a self watering vertical garden. Clearly the men in my life are oddballs, evidenced by the Typo cards I picked for them this year. Gotta love ’em!
Kidlet’s first birthday has resulted in each room in our house looking like a toy commercial…if toy commercials included the mess of reality. This is particularly true during bath time which is really an unpaid Boon commercial. We’ve got scrubbles, links and waterbugs, but before you start dialling pest control,these are the names of some of kidlet’s bath toys. That bright orange scrubble squirt toy is his fave, possibly due to the texture of the spots feeling amazing on his teething gums. They are BPA free too so I don’t have to worry about toxic leeching plastics.
My fave are the links because I can’t pretend to sit idly by while I’m actually mix and matching foam marine animals while Thomas is enjoying splashing around. You should see the genetic hybrids I’m creating! Once he gets older, the water bugs will really come into their own but for now, it’s nice to have a child enthusiastic about having a bath. Now to figure out how to get Mr prune fingers out of there.
I shop for Boon in Toys’R’Us and Big W so if you know a kidlet who needs a splash incentive this Christmas, it might just be a brilliant idea.
The weekend is once again upon us and I hope you are able to take advantage of it. The sun has decided to grace us with it”s fleeting presence so I might try and find myself an adventure like the lovely bandana clad Natalie Joos pictured below by JAK & JIL. Natalie is casting agent at Hercules magazine and a regular contributor to “V” & “the last” magazine. Quite the go getter and with gorgeous taste her adventures would make anyone jealous and possibly quite tired.
I know what you might be thinking, it”s only Friday and you”re still stuck doing something you have to do. Well to get you through that, as per my new weekend ritual, here are some mind fancies to keep you going: