Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts – WAKEcup Water Bottle Review

Looking for sustainable Father’s Day gifts? WAKE have some fantastic sustainable gift ideas for dad this year including the WAKEcup Water Bottle (£15).

Sustainable Father's Day Gifts - WAKEcup water bottle review

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WAKE offer a range of stylish alternatives to single-use cups and bags made from sustainable goods such as bamboo, Tyvek Paper & BPA free plastic.

With plastic polluting our planet, alternative gift ideas are becoming much more necessary. 100 billion single-use coffee cups and millions of plastic bags end up in landfill every year around the world and, according to the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Great British Beach Clean, the number of coffee cups found on UK beaches have doubled in the last ten years.

WAKEcup is bidding to put an end to single-use cups and bags by introducing reusable, sustainable options. 10% of all profits go directly to WAKEcup’s eco charity partners, the Marine Conservation Society and A Plastic Ocean.

Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts

The WAKEcup is one of four stylish reusable cups available from WAKE. We received a bamboo water bottle (£15) to review with a stainless steel double wall inside. It also has a bamboo & stainless steel lid. Great sustainable Father’s day gifts that can help the planet with a gorgeous natural wood finish. The beautiful design can also be engraved on to. In-store personalisation of the WAKEcup range is taking place at Selfridges from 15th – 17th June. A great idea if you want to make it extra special for dad.

WAKEcup - Sustainable bamboo water bottle
The WAKEcup will keep your drink ice cold for up to 4 hours. It can store 450ml of hot or cold liquids & the bottle and lid are guaranteed not to leak. Leaks are one of my biggest pet peeves when we go out, it’s a relief to find something that is watertight. The WAKEcup is strong and feels durable, unlike many plastic alternatives, you can tell it will last some time.

Saving Time & Money

You can reuse and refill the water bottle as much as you want & it is completely dishwasher safe too! Why not help the planet as well as buy dad a sustainable, thoughtful, Father’s day gift that he can use time & time again? With the Latte Levy, various coffee shops offer a 25p discount for reusing your own cups. You can save money too! WAKE estimates the WAKEcup will last over 1,095 uses, a cup of coffee each day for 3 years! Meaning you can save £253.75 across the lifespan of a WAKEcup. That’s not bad a bad gift at all!

WAKEcup’s and the rest of the WAKE range are available from their website – Global WAKEcup or from Not On The High Street

Guitarist Gifts – Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 Plectrum Maker

I’m always looking for guitarist gifts for my brother who absolutely loves his guitars and anything to do with them! The Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 Plectrum Maker is just £16.99 from Prezzybox. It seemed like a fantastic guitarist gift for Alex to have fun with.

Guitarist Gifts

What is the Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 Plectrum Maker?

The Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 Plectrum Maker works just like a standard hole punch. You can punch a plectrum out of any kind of plastic, loyalty cards, gift cards, carton lids, plastic placemats, literally anything plastic up to 0.8mm thick. I tried it out for myself with an old unused sim card that had a funky pattern on it. It is really easy to use, I did worry I might not have the strength to push it down but it cuts straight through with very little pressure.

Cutting Plectrums

Punching & Sanding

For any rough edges, there is a built-in fine sander on the bottom of the handle. The fine sander is in the perfect place as you can sand the plectrums at the perfect angle using the lip of the handle to rest it on. Overall this tool is perfect, it does rub slightly on the side when used so leaves slight scratch marks on the side but that’s not really a major issue. I cut out a few different plectrums just to see how it worked.

Homemade plectrums

Guitarist Gifts

What guitarist wouldn’t be happy to be able to punch their plectrums anytime? Create your own style punching out cool designs from all kinds of plastics. Saving the environment by re-using the plastic is an added bonus too! I’m always on the lookout for alternative gifts for Alex that will genuinely please him and keep him busy. I can definitely see him playing with this fantastic Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 Plectrum Maker for quite some time.

Pickmaster Plectrum Cutter

I’ve had quite a lot of fun playing with this myself, to be honest. I know so many guitarists who would love this as a gift! So if you have a guitarist in your life who seems to have everything check the Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 Plectrum Maker out on Prezzybox and check out their other fab unique gifts too!

What do you think of the Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 Plectrum Maker? Do you think it would be on your list of perfect guitarist gifts too?

 

Alternative Gift Guide For Him

I’ve put together an alternative gift guide with my brother in mind. He is a cat loving, guitar playing, tea addict which makes buying gifts quite fun! Lots of us know a cat lover, a guitar player or a tea addict too so hopefully this little list of alternative gifts will be handy.

Alternative Gift Guide

Both my brother and I have used Mind (a mental health charity) over the years to help us with depression. I discovered some fantastic clothing from In Music We Trust which has some great designs and 50% of profits go to Mind. Alex loves his music and I know he will love this Vintage Tee (£12). IMWT have some awesome beanies (I want one!), vests, hoodies, caps and more.

In Music We Trust Vintage Tee

Being a music lover Alex is forever after memory sticks to store music on. He needs them for coding too which is his latest hobby. Check out this awesome Etch’d 32GB USB stick for £17. You can have any design you want on etched on any of the products at Etch’d. I love how Alex’s name looks and I know he will love it too. There are 3 wood options to pick from – Maple, Rosewood and Dark Walnut. I love the Maple and can’t wait to see what Alex thinks!

 

Every tea addict needs a good mug and all cat lovers will love this one from Tesco for £2/3? I grabbed it whilst we were shopping and of course can’t find the receipt to check.. doh!

Ready for a cat nap mug

Of course if you have a mug you need a coaster and this festive one is adorable! As the cat looks very similar to Mia, Alex’s cat I think he will find this coaster quite cute.

Cat in Santa Hat Coaster

Scope (a disability charity) also have some fab cat gifts in store too, products vary store to store but worth checking if you are shopping for a cat lover too!

A Cat Treat too!

Being a cat lover I couldn’t leave my brothers cat out and I love these fab cat treat cards from Wilko for £2. They have a great selection of pet gifts from treats to toys and all at a very reasonable price.

 

Wilko Merry Meowmas Gift Card

 

Of course when you buy presents you need to find some awesome gift wrap to go with it! I love the Personalised gift wrap from Pretty Gifted, you can add any text and design you like the from the available options. I thought since I was wrapping Alex and Mia’s presents and putting them in the same bag it only made sense to add ‘Merry Christmas Alex & Mia’ with Christmas trees.


What do you think of my alternative gift guide? Do you know a cat loving, guitar playing tea addict too?