If you're anything like me you haven't been on the look out for a Father's Day Gift Guide quite yet. In fact, if you're anything like me (until recently that is), a proper gift for my dad is in the too hard basket and so I hold off on looking until a mad panic on the Friday, or even Saturday before, or if I'm being entirely honest, even the Sunday of Father's Day...(eek!)
Well, it's not really good enough is it? I mean how hard is it to show this man a little love and gratefulness? Okay, okay, I hear ya, he's not that easy to buy for. Well, um, that's kind of what we do here at Bundle + Twine. We search for great gift ideas, we wrap them perfectly, we write the card and we deliver it. Yeah, your the one who pays for it, but are we supposed to do everything?
So, no excuses, no stopping at Mr Murphy's on the way to Dad's house this Father's Day. Here's what we've got...
So you're getting married soon and you want to give your mates something to thank them for keeping their mouths shut years of loyalty and friendship. Your partner is giving their nearest and dearest something special, and you want to do the same. But where to begin?
Google 'groomsmen gift' and you'll be confronted with pewter mugs with "GROOMSMEN" engraved on the front (super useful!), bullets (yes bullets) with "GROOMSMEN" engraved into the side of them, or maybe bottle opener with, you guessed it, "GROOMSMEN" engraved into it.
Enough already, it's got to stop! NO MORE BOGAN GROOMSMEN GIFTS!
Mother’s Day is rolling around soon, Sunday May 14 to be precise. Concerned? You probably should be because if you haven’t turned your mind to it yet you’ll soon be staring down the barrel at buying a bunch of chrysanthemums from the side of the road (and who hasn’t done that!) or worse yet, some ‘servo flowers’…argh!!!
Don’t panic yet though, you’ve still got time to recover. In fact, you’ve got time to dominate!
Valentine's Day ♥ It's not that bad, no really, it can be ok. So what if you don't get a gift from your partner, that my friends is future leverage. It's also ripe fodder for water cooler conversations at work or dinner party anecdotes at your partner's expense (does anybody even have 'dinner parties' anymore?).
If this should happen to you, do as I do when I'm catastrophising and ask yourself, "What's the worst thing that can happen?". Well, here are 3 things that make not getting a gift for Valentine's Day sound like a dream come true:
This time of year can be a treacherous, particularly if you're in a new relationship. Do you go in hard for Valentine's Day and risk looking too needy and clingy? Do you play it cool, and risk losing your one shot at true love? It's a minefield out there! Oh, the stress of giving something that demonstrates the appropriate amount of affection, reflects a degree of thought (ie not flowers again!) and will keep you in the good books.
I've been married for quite a while, and just between you and me, the effort put into Valentine's Day has been on a steep decline. I can say that here as he's never read one of my blogs and unless one of you six tell him, he's never going to find out. There's only so long you can ride the "I owe you one back rub" voucher train...I mean, have you ever tried to redeem one of those things?
But luckily for you we've got a few ideas that might help solve your Valentine's Day dilemmas. This week we're looking at gifts for blokes (SPOILER ALERT: next week we'll be looking at gifts for non blokes). So here's my list of Valentine's Day gifts for 5 types of men.