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

WAKE

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

Personalised Phone Cases From MyPersonalisedCase.co.uk

Personalised Phone Cases from MyPersonalisedCase.co.uk are so easy to design. With a whole range of templates and designs and the option to create your own, I decided to do something a little different. The Mr recently bought me a (working!) LG G5 but I haven’t found a case I liked yet so designing my own LG G5 Case was great.

Personalised Phone Cases From MyPersonalisedCase.co.uk

Personalised Phone Cases

As a blogger, it’s handy to have your details to hand and easy to show. With a few summer events coming up I decided to create a business card phone case. Especially since I keep forgetting to order actual business cards. I would no doubt forget to take them or hand them out anywhere anyway, haha! I never forget my phone though and generally have it in my hand so a business card personalised phone case seemed a great idea. The Mr came up with the idea of adding a QR code as most phones have a QR reader and people could easily scan and view my site.

Business card phone case design

Adding my site address, Twitter and Instagram accounts makes it easier for people to find me. I don’t tend to use facebook much so decided to leave that out. I used an app to create a QR code linking to my site. Then, using Canva, I quickly created the layout I wanted, using my blog colours & font. Once I was happy, I uploaded it on MyPersonalisedCases.co.uk and made sure it fit the case correctly. It is so quick & easy to upload, turn and resize images.. I was also impressed with how quickly my personalised phone case arrived. I ordered late Thursday night & it arrived Monday! Everyone who has seen the case has been impressed the QR code works

My personalised cases offer a fantastic personalised case service allowing you to make your own phone case exactly how you want. I will definitely be returning to create a collage case with photos of the girls.

Personalised Superhero Party Pack From Personalised Parties

I received a Personalised Superhero Party pack from Personalised Parties for a party of 8. Knowing Martyn & Hannah were having a small joint party for William and Alfie’s birthday’s during half term I figured I could help find some fun extra’s. This fantastic personalised superhero party pack was bound to add a little colour to the table!

Personalised Superhero Party

Personalised Superhero Party Pack

This fantastic pack is available for £34.99 (+ £3.95 P&P) and contains:

  • x8 PERSONALISED SUPERHERO PARTY PLATES
  • x8 SUPERHERO PARTY CUPS
  • x8 PERSONALISED SUPERHERO PARTY BOXES
  • x8 SUPERHERO PARTY HATS
  • x8 SUPERHERO PARTY MASKS.
  • x16 PERSONALISED FOOD FLAGS (x8 each of two different flag designs).

The party boxes pop together easily with tabs numbered 1 to 4 on the bottom. These boxes are sturdy with carry handles for party guests to take home. You can’t fail to forget whose super(hero) party it is with these fab personalised superhero party boxes.

 

The party hats are also easy to assemble with tabs and are supplied with string. We loved the idea of using these party hats as chip cones too!

Ordering

Ordering a personalising a party pack from Personalised Parties is quick simple. Select the pack you want then decide on what you want written with 21 character spaces. Even if you mess this up like me and put the wrong child’s name (Yes, I totally did that haha!) there is still time to change the order with a quick email. You can select which font and font colour you would like too before going through to your cart. Once you are in the shopping cart you can change the pack quantity you want to order before paying. Delivery takes up to 10 days so make sure you order in time.

Party Time

Personalised parties have you covered for anything else you may need to throw the perfect party too. From party signage, invites, gifts and more with a range of designs you are spoilt for choice. After my epic name fail it shows the swift response and customer service by PersonalisedParties.com too!

Do you know someone who would love a personalised superhero party?

 

Tammymum

Upcycling Projects – Zacsmart Honey Pine Collection

I have 2 upcycling projects from Zacsmart that I am absolutely in love with! Their Honey Pine finished products are designed so they can be left as they are or upcycled. These make perfect gifts for crafters or perfect for crafters wanting to upcycle and personalise their gifts.

upcycling projects

Honey Pine Gifts

I received a fantastic Honey Pine Wooden Cantilever Sewing Box/Storage Box and a small Trinket Box which are gorgeous. The Cantilever sewing/storage box (£24.75) is ideal for storing bits and pieces like needles, thimbles & threads.

It is portable with a nice chunky carrying handle and 5 storage compartments. The sliding lids have been designed to act as a handy shelf to put things on too.

The Cantilever sewing box is great with all its compartments. I quite like how the Honey Pine Cantilever sewing box looks already so I think I will leave it as it is until I can think of a better plan!

 

Upcycling Projects

The small trinket box is £6.30 and the size is (approx.): 5.5cmH x 13cmD x 18cmW. This little trinket box is perfect for storing all sorts of little bits and pieces. Receiving it reminded me the girls have an overflow of jewellery at the moment. This instantly gave me an idea to make the small trinket box one of my first upcycling projects.
Small Trinket Box in Honey Pine Finish

First I decided to paint the trinket box using a pink satin finish spray paint we had previously bought to match the pink in the girls bedroom. The paint dried really well and looked lovely with a satin finish. The Mr had helped me tape off the catch and hinges to minimise clean up at the end.

Upcycling Projects

Using pink and purple fuzzy letters I added ‘Princess’ to the top along with a crown, key and some jewels. I think it turned out quite nice and will look lovely in the girls bedroom.

Do you love upcycling projects? Can you think of someone who you could upcycle one of these products for as a gift?

 

Personalised Mugs From Brinley Williams

I ordered 3 personalised mugs from Brinley Williams this week and I am in love with them! Brinley Williams offer a range of fantastic personalised products including over 180 personalised mugs. Personalised products like this are a great way to show off your personality at home or in the office. The personalised mugs make great gifts too at £9.95 fitting most budgets.

Brinley Williams Personalised Mugs

Ordering Personalised Mugs

The personalisation options vary depending on the design chosen & include colourful designs, font colours, fonts, text & more. I had a good look through the personalised mugs on the Brinley Williams site before I decided which mugs to order.

Brinley Williams site is quick and easy to navigate and personalisation takes no time at all. I made my order and then received an email to double check one of the personalised mugs had intentionally been left without personalisation. Once I had confirmed the order was correct, because the Mr is a grumpy git (haha!) my order was processed.

My Personalised Mugs

The personalised mugs arrived 3 days after I ordered them, well packaged & in PURPLE packaging. Obviously that made me even happier! I am so happy with how all 3 mugs turned out.

 

Obviously the ‘Relentlessly Purple’ Mug is for myself. I can’t review mugs without a cup of tea first! I was over the moon to discover I could use different fonts and could make mine much more like my blog logo. Perfect for IG photo’s. I couldn’t wait to have a cup of tea and of course pose with my Relentlessly Purple mug, even if I do look rough at 7am!

The Red Campervan mug without personalisation is of course for the fussy Mr. He loves the design & the fact he didn’t have to have his name on it! He isn’t keen on personalised gifts & it is beyond awkward trying to find anything he likes at all. The Mr seems really pleased with his mug though and has already used it too!

personalised campervan mug

This colourful cat mug is for my Brother with his & his cats name on. I’m sure Alex will love his mug and I am so excited to give it to him. I am hiding this one away until Christmas for him though.

Personalised cat mug

Ordering personalised mugs from Brinley Williams is such a quick and great service. I’ve added their sirte to my bookmarks for future gifts buying.