sshhh can you keep a secret? Lee doesn’t read my blog and for that I’m not sure I should be offended, but for the benefit of this post I will let him off! I have a few ‘celebrations’ coming up. It is Lee’s big birthday in a couple of weeks, it will also be our 12th wedding anniversary and Fathers Day is just around the corner in June too. I had already decided that he needed some pretty special gifts. The main present for the milestone birthday is a new handmade snooker cue. This is a big deal and has involved weighing his 20 year old cue on my kitchen scales and several emails to the maker and getting exact measurements.
This present he knows all about – getting him anything related to snooker without his input would be pointless as a cue has to be just right when you play like he does. However I still want to surprise him and give him some gifts he is not expecting. I was recently contacted by the fabulous website Getting Personal to see if the children would like to choose him some Fathers Day treats. I can honestly say we spent so long on the site as there are so many amazing gifts. From quirky golf ball finder glasses to personalised cufflinks to experiences and gorgeous wooden gifts. The range is huge and caters for men, women and children alike.
After much deliberation and changing our minds we came up with three perfect gifts and they will be given on Fathers Day.
Firstly we went for An original Times newspaper from the day he was born. This came boxed with a lovely bottle of wine too (I *may* have my eye on helping him with that)! The paper comes with a certificate of authenticity and I think he will love the orginality of this. It is something special and made we wish I had bought the newspapers from the children’s day of birth. I think this little bit of history is fascinating. I know I share the date of my birth with both the titanic sinking the Hillsborough disaster and Katy Hill. But none of those happened the same year. I would like to know what hit the headlines the day I was born. I know Lee will like this as when we designed our own wedding order of services Lee put on the backpage other famous events that shared the date with our marriage.
Secondly and keeping on the theme of weddings we choose a personalised cushion. I have a cushion thing going on at the moment along with loving personalised, unique things. This cushion is personalised with our family name and the year of our wedding.
Finally I went for another personalised item and something that I hope will be treasured by our family. It is a family tree print that retails at £54.99. The bespoke print looks stunning and can be personalised with up to 500 characters, I choose to use our parents names and ours. The photo doesn’t do it justice and I am thrilled with this. I know just where we can hang it once Lee has opened it!
If you are looking for that special gift I thoroughly recommend Getting Personal. Each item arrived very quickly – all within less than a week of ordering which is excellent for personalised items. I know Lee will feel very loved, valued and cared for when he see’s these carefully thought our, highly unique gifts.
Disclosure: I was gifted the items photographed for the purpose of the review.