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Introduce a Friend Competition Winner

Wednesday, 5th February 2014

Find out who our lucky winner of our Introduce a Friend Competition is!

We are very pleased to announce that the winner of our latest Introduce a Friend Competition has been draw; congratualtions to Sarah Benedict! Sarah has won £50 of vouchers to spend with us. We hope you enjoy your prize!

Thank you to everyone who entered and recommended a friend. We hope that you all find some great gift ideas for yourselves, friends and family members,

To enter a future Introduce a Friend Competition, simply fill in one of the Introduce a Friend cards sent out with our catalogues.

Written By Fiona
Filed under News

Introducing Our Favourite Family Bloggers

Tuesday, 4th February 2014

Whether you're looking for a new blog to read or some inspiration to start your own, you've come to the right place!

 Introducing Our Favourite Family Bloggers
There is little in this world more important than family. At Presents for Men, we like to feel like we play a little part in spreading happiness to families, with Christmas and Valentine’s Day gifts and other special occasions covered, our gifts for him & her have brought joy to many.

This month, the Presents for Men team have selected our favourite family blogs. Thanks for keeping us happy!
 

Playing by the Book

 
We all love to read a good book. But what happens when we take the story or theme of a book and apply them to play time?

Zoe shows us how books can be used beyond storytelling, using them as inspiration to learn and play through activities related to the story’s plot, themes and content. This might be painting, cooking or conducting science experiments.

“One of my favourites is Zoe’s review of Handmade Christmas. The decorations she created with Red Ted Art’s help were beautiful and inspired my family to make our own Christmas decorations last year” –(Sarah)

Read more on Playing by the Book
 
 

Red Ted Art

Red Ted Art

This blog publishes instructions for arts and crafts to keep children busy, and to encourage their creativity. With lots of activities for all seasons, there is something suited for all ages and skill levels, there are even projects for mums and dads to work on with the kids.

We love the way Maggy seems to be able to make something beautiful from anything around the house. She has certainly inspired us to think twice about what we can do with what we throw away.

“I tried my hand at Maggy’s knitted hearts, but wasn’t very good. This blog inspired me to take up knitting as a hobby.” – (Robin)

Get crafty now with Red Ted Art
 
 

Mediocre Mum

Mediocre Mum

Don’t let the name fool you. Mediocre Mum is a wild one! She has jumped out of planes, ran marathons, travelled the world and… sleeps with her eyes open!

Oh, and she’s not long turned 40. But that doesn’t mean she wants to sit down just yet. Mediocre Mum (AKA Chrissie) has great recipes for those who love to use the slow cooker, tips for staying fabulous (for those turning 40) and some great posts exploring arts and crafts. Chrissie has so many strings to her bow, and this is why we love her. Honest, opinionated and not shy to try new things, Chrissie is a great role model.

“I love Chrissie’s dry humour and her funny anecdotes. She’s a gifted writer who’s always sharing her clever ideas in a comical way.” (Barrie)

You can catch up with Mediocre Mum here.
 
 

Patch of Puddles

Patch of Puddles

An exploration into the heart warming, yet sometimes challenging world of ‘The Puddlechicks’.
Merry’s beautifully written posts cover home education, health issues and outdoor fun with the family. She’s not afraid to tackle difficult, personal issues and many rely on her blog as a form of support – thank you Merry!

This blog is colourful and insightful, and we love the way Merry shares her wealth of knowledge with her readers. Keep up the good work!

“I came to Patch of Puddles because I wanted to home school my girls – the resources on Merry’s blog were paramount in me reaching my decision.” – (Zoe-Lee)

Catch up with the Puddlechicks over on Patch of Puddles.
 
 

Metropolitan Mum



The blog name itself may have the word ‘mum’ in it, but it is far from what one may expect. Topics ranging from fashion to travelling – with a touch of humour - the blog certainly keep the readers on their toes! 

What amazes us is how Deborah doesn’t shy away from trying her hands at new things. For example, her illustrations are definitely something to look forward to. From models to sketches, they definitely get our creative juices flowing.

“I enjoy visiting Metropolitan Mums blog for a number of reason, namely to see what she gets up to with the adorable family of hers as well as to get inspired by her life journeys”. – (Syeda)

If you’re also looking for inspiration, this blog is the one!  
 
 

Carrots and Kids


An intriguing name for an intriguing blog. Having blogged for 5 years, Deb’s really knows her stuff, especially when to comes to gardening.

With the use of great images coupled with well written words, any reader will be compelled to visit this blog time and time again. ‘Sew, make, grow, bake’. That’s the tagline used in the blog and appropriately summarises the site.

“I thoroughly enjoy visiting Carrots and Kids and reading the latest posts. I think it’s because, Deb keeps her posts varied and it’s always a pleasure getting the latest gardening tips and tricks” – (James)
 
Looking for gardening tips? Click here.
 
 

Housewife Confidential


The name would suggest that the blog might be highly secretive, but it is anything but secretive. In Kat’s own words, the blog is an ‘open-hearted diary.’ Not only this, but Kat is a creative and a professional individual, and that shows throughout her blog.

We absolutely love this blog for various reasons. As well as being vibrant and colourful, it can also be rather adorable. For example, take a look at this post. Cute, eh?

“It’s always interesting to see what Kat writes about. The fact that the blog is light hearted and not too serious always makes it joyful to read.” – (Justin)

Feel free to click here for more posts.
 

 

English Mum


English Mum AKA Becky is a food, travelling and parenting writer with an hilarious writing style. Not only will you see recipes on her blog, but she is also a member of the Disney 7. How cool is that?!
We chose this blog as one of our favourites simply because it never fails to make us smile. Read this post and tell us you didn’t have a little chuckle. We’re waiting. See, you did laugh, didn’t you?!

“English Mum has an English sense of humour, which is why I have made it a point to visit the blog every now and again.”  - (Rachel)

If you’re looking to de-stress, we highly recommend visiting English Mum.
 

 

Jo Beaufoix



Along with holding competitions and writing reviews, Jo also writes about general matters, which are interesting to read - especially with a pinch of dry wit.

It was hard to choose a favourite post as there were so many great examples, but we finally chose this fun post. Well done, little Johnny Depp!

“With her witty writing style, I know I’ll never get bored of visiting her blog. Keep up the good work, Jo!” – (Sarah)

We recommend everyone visits Jo’s blog. Too good to be missed!
 
 

Asperger’s Info



An extremely informative blog written from the point of view of someone who deals with Asperger’s syndrome on a daily basis.

We at Presents for Men chose this blog simply because we admire how open Calire is about her syndrome online. No doubt, it must be difficult to write about mental health issues on a public platform, but Claire does this superbly. At the same time however, Aspergers Info has the right balance in writing about other stuff that life has a tendency to throw at her too.

“Claire’s posts are interesting and enjoyable to read. With a clean looking blog, the content is never too overwhelming”. - (Robin)

Take a look at Asperger’s Info today.
 
 

Juggle Mum


The title says it all really! Nadine is a successful professional, with a number of businesses, projects and blogs under her portfolio. She manages all this while looking after her family- she really does juggle her life well!

We liked the Juggle Mum blog as it is so refreshing and exciting. A particular post we enjoyed reading would be the one in which she announced her new business. It is always encouraging to see mothers doing well in their professional life even after having kids!

“Juggle Mum is a brilliant blog. Along with doing what majority of what other bloggers do, Nadine also uses it creatively for new ventures. Good luck with your new business, Nadine!”  - (Zoe-Lee)

Head over to Juggle Mum’s blog.
 
 

At Home with Mrs M


Mrs M lives in the countryside with her family, eight cats, two dogs, two in-laws and a number of squirrels! No doubt, she has a lot of interesting stories to tell through her blog, ranging from travelling tales to banoffee pie shots…yes, you’ve read that right!

We really enjoy this blog; one of the reasons being that she knows the way to our stomachs with her delicious recipes. For example, if you’ve got a real hankering to bake, this post is very helpful.

“I always visit At Home with Mrs M, especially when I need inspiration in the kitchen. Thank you for the help you have provided so far, Mrs M!” - (James)

Check what’s going on at Mrs M’s Home
 
 

The Newhouse Family



Hazel over at The Newhouse Family has a whale of a time with her two girls. The family get up to all sorts of fun from gardening to cooking, from painting to photography.

Hazel’s observations section often takes a look at controversial issues, or humorous things that we can all relate to.

“I love the way Hazel takes serious issue such as breastfeeding, and creates a fun and energetic post, while not shying away from making her opinions clear” – (Syeda)

Take a look at what’s going on in the Newhouse Family right now.
 
 

Bringing Up Charlie


Funnily enough, the blog isn’t just about bringing up Charlie, although that plays a major part. Tim writes about other stuff too, like the education system in Great Britain and how to start writing that novel you always wanted to.

We really like this blog. Firstly, because some of the posts are provocative, especially the one in which Tim discusses whether children’s TV is really good for them. You can read more here. Additionally, with the blogging scene being mistaken for ‘mummy’s space’, it is nice to see someone challenging the status quo.

“Tim really knows how to write well and pique your interest from the first sentence of the post. Also, as some of the posts are provocative, it is always a pleasure to see what Tim writes next”. - (Barrie)
 
If you’re looking for some writing inspiration, click here!

 
 

Being A Mummy



This blog carries out numerous product reviews to a high standard. Also, living a suburban, family life, the blogger provides an interesting insight.

We think this blog is very trustworthy, especially with the reviews being so honest. For example, after having read the review on Turbo, I will definitely treat the kids to this one. It sure seems like it will go down a treat with them…and perhaps save me from a headache!

“One of the reasons Being A Mummy blog is great, is because it is helpful and straight to the point. I know I can rely on the blogger to provide me with helpful suggestions.” - (Sarah)

Find out what life’s like Being a Mummy.
 
 

Single Parent Dad



It is wonderful to read this blog, especially knowing that Ian has brought his son up all by himself after his wife sadly passed away. The blog strikes the right balance between general posts and personal experience. All this makes it pleasant to read when there are interesting images and videos to see!

After seeing this informative and educational post, we decided that Single Parent Dad deserved to be one of our favourites! Did you know that Robins (the birds) don’t usually travel more than three miles? I sure didn’t! 

“Single Parent Dad is one of my personal favourite blog, because it consists of very good and worthwhile content. Always a pleasure to read!” - (Rachel)

Find out some more facts here.
 
 

Violet Posy



This blog consists of a variety of posts, mainly on design and home style. The perspective the blogger gives on interior design is inspirational!

We liked this blog, because of the design ideas it gives from different types of furnishings to full-blown makeovers. This particular post has inspired me to do my own room up, which I have been avoiding for a while now due to lack of ideas. About time I made a move!

“As the blog is specific to design, I think it works well. It has carved a niche for itself.” - (James)

Read more here.
 
 

All Baby Advice



Mirka shares parenting tips (as you probably have guessed by now) and she does it well! In one of her posts, she noted some interesting facts and figures on accidents caused by hair straighteners. A must read for those who regularly use hair styling equipment in the family home.

We chose this blog as we believe some of the information, if not all, can come in handy for parents. We understand how difficult and equally overwhelming it can be for new parents.

“All Baby Advice is wonderful to read and the images are just as wonderful to see. Being a new parent myself, I always make sure to see what Mirka has to say in her posts”- (Sarah)

Find out more Baby Advice here.
 
 

Transatlantic Blonde



The blog is beautifully constructed and gives an insight into the life of a first time mummy who is several miles away from her family. She writes about a wide range of topics from what she wears to suitable toys.

A unique feature of the blog is how some of the posts are part of a sequel, which makes it all the more exciting to look forward to the follow up post. For example, the blogger shows what she wears for each day of the week and you just want to know what she will wear the next day!

“I look forward to reading the posts. As I have been a regular reader, I feel as though I personally know the blogger and that’s an indication of how well she writes!”- (Rachel)

See what Transatlantic Blonde is writing about now.
 
 

Sleep Is For The Weak


“Stories and pictures from a creative life”, that’s the blogs tagline and it lives up to its name. Going through the blog, the images used catch your attention and compels the reader to click on them to find out more.

We chose this blog, because not only does it showcase the family life of Josie, it also gives an in depth insight into the lives of children in need. The blog also promotes the Save the Children charity and always keeps us updated on recent issues.

“I enjoy visiting Josie’s blog from time to time to get my creative juices flowing. We all know how hard that can be!” - (Zoe-Lee)

Click here to see those stories and pictures from a creative life.
 

Written By Fiona

Festive Nail Art Challenge

Wednesday, 18th December 2013

Feeling festive? Give your nails a Christmas makeover with our nail art challenge!

We are throwing down a Challenge!



Here at PFM HQ, we’ve been testing our bestselling Nail Art kit. The kit includes 10 fashionable colours, each with a brush and a ‘micro pen’ nozzle, allowing you to create your own awesome nail art!
 
The kit is super easy to use and so much fun. It didn’t take long before the whole office was painting their nails!
 
We all look a million dollars thanks to our nail designs. But we want to know if our customers can do any better.  Here are some creations the Presents for Men team came up with:
 

Sarah’s Snowmen

Are you ready for snow? Apparently we can’t wait - we’ve started building our snowmen already! Can you do better?



 

Robin’s Black and Gold

We're all familiar with the staple little black dress. Black nails can be just as classy. We think this black and gold design featuring presents, baubles and bows is simple - but will still get lots of compliments at the office Christmas party!


 

Zoe-Lee’s Presents

Speaking of presents, these nails have been spoilt this Christmas. We wish our wrapping paper looked this good. Can you improve on Zoe-Lee’s design?





 

James’s Christmas Trees

Those presents will need to go under a tree or five. James has got it covered with expert nail art handiwork.



Barrie’s Festive Noel greeting

How about a traditional inspired design? With some practice, the micro pens will allow you to get creative with typography. Old fashioned Barrie thinks he’s got this one in the bag.



Syeda’s Love Heart

This pink heart is adorable, reminding us that the spirit of Christmas is all about love.



Justin’s Christmas Holly

These nails feature a striking white base coat with red and green holly. It kind of looks like the Christmas cakes our granny used to make us.



The kit includes instructions for several designs, including fireworks, flowers and geometric patterns - and a pin for cleaning out the nozzles.

Based on the brilliant customer reviews for this kit, we probably haven’t done the nail art kit justice, so we’d love to see what you can do.
 
If you have some fantastic nail art creations, especially if you’re feeling festive like us, why not share them on our Facebook page or on Twitter? If we think you’ve done better than us, we will feature your designs on our social networks so you get the glory you deserve!

Take the nail art challenge now!
 
 

Written By Fiona
Filed under News

20 Funny Secret Santa Gifts

Friday, 6th December 2013

Struggling to find a Secret Santa gift for a colleague, friend or family member? Get them something funny - making them laugh is always a winner! Check out our top picks from our Secret Santa gift selection.

 Are you playing Santa Claus this year? Do you want to purchase a quirky, memorable Secret Santa gift for a cheeky colleague, or a friend who likes to giggle?

Look no further. Presents for Men has the funniest Secret Santa gifts guaranteed to raise a smile and stick around longer than the festive season. Say no to rubbish Secret Santa gifts. Get some inspiration here - all for less than £30!

Seeing as it’s Christmas, all gifts featured below can be snapped up with an extra 20% off. Simply like us on Facebook to get this week’s exclusive discount code.

1. Whoogles Book

We’re sure you’ve asked Google some outrageous things. Now you can find out the bizarre and silly things people have typed into Google. This book encapsulates the most genuine and funniest of them all. Maybe you’ll see one of your embarrassing Google searches?


 
Find it here

2. Instant fancy dress outfits

Oh dear. Did someone forget to send you the fancy dress memo for your work’s Christmas party? Never fear, the instant fancy dress outfits are here. One box includes five pull over tabards for an instant transformation. Dress- up themes include, Pocahontas, Cowboy, Superhero, Pirate and Hula Girl.


 
Find it here

3. Rudegami

Strictly for grown-ups: create impressive paper sculptures that are of the rude persuasion. There are 18 rude models to create from this 64 page hard back book. Just don’t get too excited and let off a pair of paper boobies during an important office meeting.


 
Find it here

4. Duel Combat Gladiator Game

Feeling full after too many mince pies? Did someone steal the last roast potato at Christmas dinner? Battle it out on this gladiator style combat game and burn off those extra pounds. The set includes two blow up podiums and pummel sticks, plus a puncture repair kit in case things get out of hand.


 
Find it here

5. Cat and Pug Accessories

An assortment of gifts centred around two of our favourite furry friends.

   
   
 
  • Tabby Cat Make-Up Bag – feisty feline eyes guard a cat lover’s most prized make up essentials in this cute make-up bag.
  • Tabby Cat Spectacles Case – Get the eye of the tiger (or the eye of the tabby) with this tabby cat spectacles case! It’s waterproof and fits inside your handbag.
  • Pug Wash Bag – Take your toiletries on holiday in this garishly awesome pug face wash bag. It’s waterproof and contains two inner pouches to keep your toothbrush away from your flannel!
  • Pug Spectacles Case – For the dog lovers who like to protect their glasses in style, this pug face case will keep glasses safe. It’s durable in case it inadvertently becomes a dog toy.
  • Pug Make-Up Bag – Keep your make-up in a neat and tidy fashion inside this pug face make-up bag. It’s an irresistible design for any dog lover.

6. The Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups

Fun for doodlers and for those of us who never grew up. This colouring book is filled to the brim with intricate and hypnotic patterns waiting for you to add some colour. All designs are at an adult level, so expect each page to be challenging and stimulating.


 
Find it here

7. Cat-Opoly and Horse-Opoly

 
  • Cat-Opoly: Instead of being a London property tycoon, you’ll trade in cats, collect litter boxes and swap these for fish and bones. Puurrfect for crazy cat lovers.
  • Horse-Opoly: The equine version of the game lets you buy horses instead of houses, build stables instead of property and trade your collateral for barns. Get rich on the horses!

8. Space Rug Fleece

Chill out like the pros from a galaxy far, far away. This hooded space rug fleece keeps the wearer warm with all over coverage and protection from alien invasions. Cover up and relax to the max.


 
Find it here

9. 50 Sheds of Grey

This spoof of the famous best seller will have you in stitches from start to finish. If you thought the passion between man and woman was fiery, get a load of one man’s immutable love for his garden shed. It’s quotable and laugh out loud funny!


 
Find it here

10. Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Game

This game makes you work hard for your treats. Spin the dial and receive a treat – couldn’t be simpler. But beware, will you “bean bamboozled” with a nasty surprise instead? Will you get Toothpaste, Rotten Egg or Dog Food-flavoured jelly beans?


 
Find it here

11. Bubble Wrap Suit

Want to look irresistible - even good enough to touch? This bubble wrap outfit will do just that. People won’t be able to resist popping your bubbles all night long. One size easily fits all with elasticated trousers and Velcro jacket.


 
Find it here

12. Soldier Egg Cup & Cutter

Taking egg and dipping soldiers literally, create a regimented affair at the breakfast table with this cute soldier egg cup and soldier toast cutter.


 
Find it here

13. Crap Christmas Present Socks

For a funny cliché Christmas gift, get this literally crap Christmas present of socks for your unknowing recipient. One size fits all from 6-11.



Find them here

14. Marmite Salt and Pepper Pots

Love it or hate it, these salt and pepper Marmite pots will make a great addition to any kitchen and dining table set. They’re the same proportions and colours as the real thing!


 
Find them here

15. 3 in 1 Nasal Trimmer

A funny and functional gift for a male (or female, if you’re prepared to receive a telling off!) who’s in need of a trim. Give someone the gift of grooming this Christmas.


 
Find it here

16. Rifle Style Crossbow Set

Battle it out medieval style. This crossbow can fire darts up to 20 metres away, so it’s ideal for target practice (in an outside location, of course). All darts are suction-capped so there won’t be any casualties!


 
Find it here

17. Manly Food Cookbook

Do you know someone who takes their masculinity to the extreme, but is an average Joe in the kitchen? This manly cookbook makes any meal male orientated from strong masculine flavours through to preparation of food. It even contains a butchery and TV dinner section.


 
Find it here

18. Personalised Calendar - Dogs

It’s such a nuisance when you remember that you need a calendar half-way through the year. Well, this calendar can start from where you want it to – and you can personalise it to include the recipient’s name and a personal message. This one is for dog lovers, but there are plenty more themes to choose from.


 
Find it here

19. One Direction Stand Ups – Harry Styles

Every teenage girl’s (and many older ladies) heartthrob of the moment: Harry Styles in cardboard cut-out form! Instead of stalking him on Twitter, you can prop him up on your desk, in your bedroom, in the lounge or even in the car seat next to you – anywhere that’s legal!



Find him here

20. Power Nap Pillow

Cleverly disguised as a ring-binder, this cushion will let you catch forty winks whilst your boss thinks you’re working hard. Surprisingly comfortable and portable.


 
Find it here


Seen something you like? Don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like our page to claim your 20% discount code.

Written By Dev Dev
Filed under Product Reviews

20 Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Monday, 2nd December 2013

We've got a fab selection of Christmas gifts for ladies of all ages. Don't forget to claim your discount code for these items!

If you’ve missed the post-it notes in catalogues or subtle hints dropped into conversation - don’t panic! We’ve put together an excellent selection of fun and tempting Christmas presents that she'll love.

As we’re feeling festive, you can get 20% off this selection using a discount code - get yours here

1. Gourmet Popcorn Gift Box

This popcorn gift set is both decadent and low in fat, making it an ideal snack in between cooking the turkey.



 
Find it here

2. Choc-o-lait Hot Chocolate Gift Set

What every chocolate fiend craves! Stir generous blocks of Belgian chocolate into a mug of hot milk for a chocolate sensation.
 


Find it here

3. The Cocktail Kit

Is she a budding mixologist? The kit includes all the essentials for making cocktails, including the infamous cocktail shaker that makes anybody look like an expert!


 
Find it here
 

4. Animal iPad Cases

We love these animal face iPad cases - perfect for animal lovers who need to protect their tech from cat scratches and doggy dribble. Available in two styles: Tabby Cat iPad Case and Pug iPad Case

   

5. Help for Heroes Locket

Each sale of this beautiful sterling silver Locket raises money for the Help For Heroes charity. A beautiful present for a very good cause.



Find it here

6. Nail Art Kit

We have the perfect present for nail artists!  These 10 nail polishes have two different applicators to achieve the professional look; a standard brush applicator and a special micro tip pen for creating intricate designs. Choose from bold colours or glitter for the wow factor.


 
Find them here
 

7. 50 Shades of Hay Nightshirt

Bright pink comical night shirt based upon the bestseller “50 Shades of Grey” - have a giggle this Christmas.


 
Find it here
 

8. Pug Door Stop

One of the most adorable gifts we have in stock this Winter: meet Bogart the pug door stop who can hold doors open and stand guard. Woof!  



Find him here
 

9. Chocolate Lovers Gift Set

Make a chocolate lovers Christmas with this luxury gift set. A triple pack of plain, white and milk chocolate, chocolate chip cookies and a deliciously gooey chocolate curd make for a deliciously  indulgent gift.


 
Find it here

10. Greatest Granny Mug

Because everyone’s Granny is the Greatest!


 
Find it here

11. A Dyslexic Walks Into A Bra

For ladies that enjoy a giggle; keep her amused for hours with this gag-filled joke book.



Find it here

12. Photos that Changed the World

An incredibly moving collection of photos that changed the world. A brilliant gift for photography fans.



Find it here

13. Gardener’s Gubbins Pots

Keep gardening tools in order with these nine individual pots designed by Sophie Conran. Because who said gardening can’t be glamorous?



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14. Personalised Merlot

For an extra special celebration, personalise this bottle of merlot with someone’s name, the year and a message. The palate of the wine is jam-packed with ripe dark berry fruits, with hints of vanilla spice and cherries. Some of our favourite messages include:  “Sheila’s Wine – Hands off!”



Find it here

15. His Lordship / Her Ladyship Bath Towels

Ensure you each use your own bath towel with these fluffy offerings from Lord and Lady Tottering; the characters from Annie Tempest’s Tottering Hall.



Find them here

16. How to Trace Your Ancestors – Computer Guide

Tracing your Ancestry has become easier since the birth of the Internet. Learn how to trace the colourful characters of your family tree using a computer with this brilliant step by step guide – a perfect gift for Christmas.



Find it here

17. Labrador Personalised Cushion

This cushion is the best way to let visitors know who rules the roost!



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18. Crabtree and Evelyn Ultimate Hand Cream Therapy

Give her hands a break with this set of rich moisturising hand creams. There are six fragrances to choose from and they all smell so good we couldn’t possibly choose our favourite!



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19. Puppy Feet Slippers - Hound

We aren’t fans of boring slippers! These are perfect companions for cold toes this winter. Available in sizes 4-7.



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20. Really Tiny Booklight for E-readers

Keep pages turning with this smart and lightweight booklight.  Ideal for travel, the booklight clips easily onto any brand of E-reader.



Find it here


Make sure you check out our more of our best selling gifts for her!

And don't forget to like us on Facebook for more prmotional offers in the run up to Christmas.

Written By Fiona

20 Perfect Stocking Fillers for Men

Monday, 25th November 2013

Find the perfect little stocking fillers for Men this Christmas.

Everyone knows good things come in small packages. That’s why we’ve put together the best small gadgets and quirky little gifts to fill his stocking this Christmas.

To receive 20% off all stocking fillers featured, simply Like us on Facebook for your exclusive discount code.

1. Mini Digital Video Camera

This tiny thumb-sized camera captures all the action in superb detail. It’s back clip makes it a sturdy accessory for the more adventurous men. With up to two hours of recording time, it’s a mighty piece of tech.


 
Find it here

2. Fuel Can Hip Flask

Replica of an old jerry can, this hip flask provides fuel for the history enthusiast – and the tipple enthusiast!


 
Find it here
 

3. Remote Control Space Man

A perfect small gift for teen males, this remote controlled space man defies gravity. Charge him up and watch him soar.


 
Find him here
 

4. I’m a Celebrity Witchetty Grubs

Gruesome bugs from the “I’m a Celebrity” jungle have made their way to the UK. Play Russian roulette with your taste buds; some are sweet and some will be a surprise. These are great for parties!


 
Find them here

5. Manly Food Cook Book

Simon Cave brings together masculine flavours in his cook book. Create meals for Barbecues and mix up manly cocktails. It’s what all men who love food need.


 
Find it here
 

6. Gerber Multi - Tool

This is man’s best friend. This pocket-sized companion includes 12 essential tools: a fine edge blade, a bottle opener and the all-important nail file. Men do love a manicure.


 
Find it here
 

7. Dining Table Ping Pong

Let him claim the dining room as the games room he’s always wanted. This Ping Pong Table Set attaches easily to table tops and it can be packed away just in time for Christmas dinner.


 
Find it here
 

8. Star Wars Mugs

The dark side excels at keeping drinks warm. These fun Star Wars mugs are perfect for fans. Choose between the Darth Vader Mug and the Storm Trooper Mug



 

9. Catapulting Animals

Ping these critters through the air and hear them croak on landing. Careful not to get them in the gravy boat! Choose from two different animals: the Catapulting Flying Frog or the Catapulting Flying Pig

      
 

10. Indoor Basketball & Blaster Target

Beat the cold weather and numb fingers with this Indoor Basketball & Blaster Target. Hook it over a door and shoot some hoops.


 
Find it here
 

11. Duff Beer Drinks Bottle

Homer Simpson’s favourite beer is now available as an aluminium drinks bottle. Chug juice, water or even beer from this iconic brand.


 
Find it here
 

12. Whisky Tasting Kit

Do you know someone who thinks he’s a Whiskey connoisseur? Test out his knowledge with this Whiskey Tasting Kit and information flash cards.
 


Find it here
 

13. Personalised Christmas beer

Nothing beats topping the day off with a great tasting beer - and this beer will have their name on it.


 
Create a personalised Christmas beer here
 

14. 50 Ways to Kill a Slug

Do you know someone at loggerheads with a slimy enemy devouring their prized plants? This book gives 50 of the silliest and serious ways to kill a slug.


 
Find it here

15. Star Mug

Stargazers can get closer to the night sky with this heat-changing mug. Constellations appear magically when hot water is added.


 
Find it here
 

16. Science Museum tie

The intricate and ambiguous pattern is actually a micrograph of a Formula 1 car’s brake lining. I bet you wouldn’t have guessed. Perfect for men who like to make a statement.


 
Find it here
 

17. Tree Christmas Cards

Who is the greenest of them all? You will be, and the receiver of this incredibly ethical card. It contains one Norway Spruce tree grown from a seed from sustainable forests, presented in a  card made from recycled materials and printed with vegetable inks.


 
Find it here
 

18. Personalised Whisky Set

Not only do we have a set of prestigious tasting whiskies, you can also personalise a Whiskey Gift Set for a whiskey enthusiast. This set comes with 5 single malt whiskies.


 
Find it here
 

19. SleepPhones

These SleepPhones are like pyjamas for ears. The comfortable fleece headband allows you to listen to your favourite tracks without disrupting your sleep.



Find them here
 

20. Name that Movie Book

Perfect quiz time fun for the family whilst they’re in a Christmas dinner food coma. There are 100 films to guess from quirky black and white drawings.


 
Find it here

Don't forget! As we're feeling festive, you can get 20% off these stocking fillers by liking our Facebook Page.

Look out for next week's featured gifts and further discounts in our Countdown to Christmas!


Written By Fiona
Filed under Product Reviews

20 Awesome Christmas Presents for Teenagers

Monday, 18th November 2013

Teenagers are a troublesome bunch to buy for. Luckily, we've got a whole host of awesome gadgets and quirky gifts suitable for boys and girls this Christmas.

Teenagers’ interests change as often as their moods. One minute they’re desperate for the latest quirky gadget, the next minute they’re after some new clothing to freshen up their look.

Thankfully, Presents for Men have searched high and low for the ultimate Christmas gift selection for hard to please teenagers.

And to get an exclusive 20% off these gifts only, simply like us on Facebook. Sorted!

1.     iMusic Pillow



Teens can listen to their favourite tracks from the comfort of their own pillow. The pillow has a built in speaker, so there’s no need for headphones. Find it here

2.     Touch Speaker



This portable speaker for mobiles means they can listen to music anywhere, anytime. Find it here

3.     Waterproof Earphones



For keep fit teens, these can be worn when out jogging in the rain. Find them here

4.     Snow Scooter



At the first sight of snow, boys and girls can whiz down the slopes or simply use this scooter to get about. Find it here

5.     VW Camper Van Cushion



Fans of the classic camper van will love this comfy homage to the stylish automobile.  It has a superb finish with high quality tapestry. Find it here

6.     Big Face Animal T-shirt: Pug



Pug lovers can show their appreciation of the feisty pup with this all-over printed pug face T-shirt. Find it here

7.     Design your own Umbrella



Young ladies can express their creativity by placing their designs on their very own umbrella. Find it here.

8.     One Direction Stand-Ups

Teens can get closer to their favourite member of One Direction with these stand-ups. Why not  collect the whole band for a private gig! We've got the whole set (in this order), Liam, Niall, Zyan, Harry and Louis.



9.     Retro Sweets



A near infinite supply of fruity chews, sherbet fountains, love hearts, lollipops, blackjacks, refreshers, stingers fizzers and many more of their favourite retro sweets. Find them here

10.   Inflatable Chair and Footrest



If getting them to do their homework is a tall order, this comfy chair will persuade them to swot up. Find it here

11.Glow in the Dark Star Map



This showcases all the constellations in the night time sky. It glows in the dark too, making for awesome bedtime reading. Find it here

12.  Big Face Animal T-shirt: Labrador



This incredibly detailed image of a black Labrador is a real statement piece of clothing. Find it here
 

13.  Naked Laundry Bag



Measurement markers show teenagers how long they’ve got until they’re out of clothes. This might encourage them to do their washing more frequently! Find it here

14.   Space Rug Fleece




The ultimate lounging accessory, complete with hood, full length sleeves  and two pockets to store the TV remote and a mobile phone with the local take-away on speed-dial. Find it here

15.   Where’s Stig Book



Who is the Stig? Where does he go when he’s not cruising around the track? Find the elusive Stig in this Glovebox edition book. Find it here

16.   Scratch Travel Map



Perfect for the nomads among us. As they collect their experiences across different lands, they can scratch off each destination on their very own world map. Find it here

17.   Dining Table Ping Pong



Turn your dining room into the Ping Pong World Championships. Metal posts clamp easily to your dining table. Complete with professional, high quality bats and sweat bands for when the game gets intense. Find it here

18.   Ultimate Survival Manual



Survival expert Rich Johnson shares survival tips for many scenarios, covering tsunamis, coping in the wilderness to driving on black ice. Perfect for any teen with a keen interest in survival mechanisms and tactics. Find it here

19.   Wild Sling Giant Water Balloon Launcher


Water balloon fights have reached a whole new level. Teens can channel entire body strength to launch water balloons further with this sling launcher. Find it here

20.   Back Up iPhone Charger



No teenager is ever too far from their mobile phone. With up to 250 hours extra standby power, this will keep them texting, uploading photos and checking their social network accounts for longer. Find it here

In the run up to Christmas we’ll be releasing new discounts codes every week for a different range of products. So don’t forget to Like us on Facebook, to claim your code!
 

Written By Fiona
Filed under Product Reviews

10 Brilliant Christmas Presents for Boyfriends

Monday, 11th November 2013

Looking for Christmas present inspiration for your boyfriend? We've got a great selection of gifts to suit all manner of males. Shop gifts for boyfriends now!

Step away from the slippers; he’s your boyfriend not your granddad!

Take a look at our awesome selection of gift ideas that will score big boyfriend points.

Dont forget to Like us on Facebook to get an exclusive discount code for this selection of gifts only.

Here are our top 10 (well, a bit more than ten, because we’re so thoughtful):

Idea 1: Perfect collection for a lazy day

funniest YouTube videos

For boyfriends who like to chill to the max. We’ve got their perfect lazy day sorted:
  1. Marmite chocolate – surprisingly tasty!
  2. Duff Beer - a refreshing alcoholic drink from his favourite cartoon
  3. The most Amazing YouTube Videos Ever – a collection of 150 clips of the funniest and coolest clips from YouTube.

Idea 2 Help for Heroes boxers



Are you sick of your boyfriend never having enough pairs of undies? Now you can subtly improve upon his undergarments – and for a good cause too!

In support of Help the Heroes, your man can look like a hero too in these stylish cotton boxers.

Available in a range of sizes, these are great for men who prefer fitted smalls.
Choose from two styles of camouflage and a pack of three in black with coloured waistband trim.

Idea 3 “How to Parachute into a Moving Car” Top Gear book

 

This comically named survival guide provides the modern man with instructions to solve everyday situations – with the logic of Top Gear, obviously.

This is a must for any Top Gear fan. Find it here

Idea 4 Star Wars origami


Evoke the power of the Jedi to craft these iconic Star Wars characters, weapons and machines from paper. With 36 models to create, you might not see your boyfriend for a while. Find it here


Idea 5 Build your own Robot Arm



If your partner despises the arduous task of picking things up within close range, this mechanical robot arm is just what he needs. But he’ll have to build it first!

Replete with instructions and 5 switch controller, the arm can rotate, move at the elbow and wrist and grip things - ideal for passing him a beer. Find it here

Idea 6 Worn to be Wild Suits


If your boyfriend loves quirky style, these three piece suits are real statement pieces.

Check out the Mr Jack Suit, showcasing an entire poker set pattern, and the Testival Suit, displaying the BBC’s iconic colour test card from the 1960s. Available in a range of sizes, each suit comprises suit jacket, trousers and a matching tie.


Idea 7: Mighty Boom Ball Speaker



If your fella can never be without music, this portable ball transforms almost any surface into a speaker. Bottles, cans, tables and pretty much anything you can think of will amplify music once it comes into contact with this little gizmo. All it requires is an MP3 or iPhone connection. Find it here


Idea 8: Bicycle indicators

 

As the darker nights set in, cycling enthusiasts can ensure their safety with this fun bike indicator. Click the left or right button on the handlebar controller and LED arrows will illuminate left and right on the back monitor.

They’re easily attached to bikes of all sizes and are fully waterproof. Find it here


Idea 9: Playboy’s Greatest Covers

Playboy Magazine Covers 

Chosen by the original play dude, Hugh Hefner, this hardback book includes the most iconic images to grace the cover of Playboy Magazine.  There’s also a foreword from Playboy veteran herself, Pamela Anderson.

Give your boyfriend the gift of pretty ladies this Christmas. Major boyfriend points with this! Find it here

Idea 10: Sneaker Slippers

slipper sneakers

As a stylish alternative to the Christmas gift cliché, these slipper sneakers look just like his favourite battered pair of trainers. Available in two colours and in a range of sizes, they should cover an unsightly pair of holey socks perfectly! Find them here

Please note: only the Christmas gifts featured in this blog post are available for this week’s discount.

Please visit our Facebook Page and subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly discount codes in the countdown to Christmas.
 
 

Written By Fiona
Filed under Product Reviews

Top 10 Funny Gifts For Men

Friday, 1st November 2013

Are you struggling with what to buy him this Christmas? We've hand-picked ten of the most humorous gifts suitable for men of all ages. And because we're feeling festive, there's 30% off all of the gifts featured.

Looking for something quirky and unusual? Check out Qwerkity - fun, practical and unusual products for everyone!

Finding presents for the men in your life needn’t be troublesome this Christmas. With our top pick of the funniest and silliest gifts for men, their festive season will be full of LOLs and endless hours of entertainment.

For an added bonus, you can claim a discount on all the products featured on our Christmas Facebook campaign using discount code: XMASWK1

(Presents for men cannot be held responsible for irritated wives, girlfriends, sisters and Mums)
Here are our top ten funny Gifts for Men:

Magic Wand Remote Control

Expelliarmus! It’s the world’s first real working wand.  Whoever holds this wand has the power to control technology!

With a swish of your wrist you can change the song on your iPod, magically switch on the TV, and even conjure up the DVD loading dock.  The aspiring wizard can delight their friends and family with their magical skills.

Check out the video to see the Kymera Wand in action:

 

Grab your wand from Ollivanders (okay, our online store) at a magical 30% this week only!

Fifty Sheds of Grey

fifty sheds of grey novel

Who says the ladies get to have all the best books?

This parody of the bestseller will become the new companion for the pun loving male.
Charting the unbridled love between one man and his shed, this book promises laugh out loud hilarity and plenty of double entendres. This is not for the faint hearted.

Buy it here
30% discount

Mr Bean Tricks & Pranks



The nation’s favourite mute comedian returns with this kit of staple pranks. It includes a whoopee cushion – perfect for pranking Granddad at the Christmas dinner table; the classic nail in the finger trick to make sisters squirm and finger-snapping gum to zap their mates.

Start one young boy on the road to prankster haven, get the kit here and laugh all the way to the checkout because you can get 30% off!

Man Points Game



Strictly for adults, the Man Points Game pushes masculinity to the limit.

Each participant must take it in turn to scratch the laminated poster to reveal 32 challenges. Who will be crowned the "Manliest" of them all? Grab it roughly and in a manly way here at a 30% off this week only.


Christmas Apron
 

christmas apron

Let’s face it, not all of us love Christmas as much as Santa’s elves. Grab one of these festive aprons for the Christmas chef with a cheeky streak.

Available in two colours, red and black, and with a choice of different messages including:

  • “ho bloody ho”
  • “bah humbug”
  • And “Stuff Christmas”
One size fits every scrooge. Buy them here

Stealth Archery Set

Archery set at Presents for Men

This full size archery set is for epic sized combat.

Warriors alike will love this set for outdoor play. With suction capped ammunition, it’s 100% safe, so there’s no need to worry about war wounds – or the family air looms.

It’s exceptionally good value for hours of fun. Buy it here at a whopping 30% off.

Snowball Blaster

Snowball gun at Presents for Men

Never lose a snowball fight again.

Guys of all ages will be able to launch snowballs at their enemies from distances of up to 50cms. The easy load feature is perfect for warriors who prefer adding a tactical advantage!

Pick up a snowball blaster for your man here - and don't forget to use the dicsount code.

Man Bowl

Giant bowl at Presents for Men

Real men eat man-sized portions; and man-sized portions need a bowl big enough to contain them.
Forget the family china; they’ll never need to eat out of anything else ever again. They can use it to eat their cereal, eat a curry or make a cucumber sandwich look even manlier. 

It’s the perfect gift for students; saves on space, saves embarrassment and adds about a million cool points to its owner. Get your hands on it here

Secret Agent Alarm Clock

gun time display and alarm clock

James Bond eat your heart out. With this alarm clock, your man has the ability to shoot time. Okay, we don’t mean with an actual bullet, we mean projecting it onto any surface, anywhere.

This looks like a gun, feels like a gun and it tells the time. It’s also a fully functioning alarm clock too. Perfect for those looking for a career in espionage! Grab it here

Build your own Car Engine

build your own car engine

Available in two different kits, the Internal Combustion Kit and the Build your Own V8 Engine can both be grabbed this week at 30% off. If he likes a project, this is the ideal gift to keep him entertained over the Christmas Holidays.

The end product looks and sounds like a fully working engine, without the oil stains on your dining table!


So, if you’re shopping for a prankster, a budding engineer or someone who’s difficult to please, we’ve got gifts suitable for men of all ages. 
 
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Written By Fiona

November Birthday Gift Ideas

Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Do you know someone with a birthday coming up? Here are our top birthday gift ideas for men, women, teens and children.

November Birthday Gift ideas
Do you know someone who is passionate, emotional and secretive, or who is optimistic, honest and intellectual? Chances are they’re either a Scorpio or Sagittarius with a birthday coming up.

If you’re struggling for a gift idea then we have a wide selection of great birthday gift ideas for men, women, teenagers and children. If you’re looking for a birthday gift which is a little more special, make sure you take a look at our personalised gifts, but remember to order early for that special birthday present.

Here are our top birthday gift ideas for Men: 100 Places You Will Never Visit
100 Places You Will Never Visit
Personalised 3 Pack Man's Virtues Set
Red Chilli Milk Chocolates

3 great birthday gifts for Women:
Downton Abbey 2013 Jigsaw Puzzle
Quirky 50ish Mug
Penhaligon’s Gift Box of Miniature Fragrances

Great Birthday ideas for Teens:
Build Your Own Mechanical Robot Arm
Dog-Opoly™
Sneakers Silly Socks

Don’t forget the Kids:
Glam My Watch
Personalised Pencil Case & Pencils
Magic Choc Deluxe Pack

If these gift ideas don’t quite suit, don’t forget to check out our whole Gift collection.

Did you know that John Cleese and Julia Roberts are both Scorpios with birthdays on October 27th and 28th? However, Billy Connolly is a Sagittarius celebrating his birthday on November 24th. Let us know if you share your birthday with these celebrities or any other famous person.

Written By Fiona
Filed under News

 
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