Gift Guides

Christmas Gift Guide Part 2

Hi Guys,

I told you I would return with part 2 of my Christmas gift guide. This gift guide is my menswear edition to help you pick up something stylish for  the special men in your life. I am going to pick some classic pieces that will never go out of style ensuring that present that you give him will last through the ages. There is nothing worse than giving or receiving a gift that has a short shelf-life.  (more…)

Christmas Gift Guide Part 1

Hi Guys,

The Christmas season is in full swing and all the hustle and bustle of the high street won’t go away anytime soon. If you are organized and have all of your gifts bought well done! (Not in the slightest bit jealous!) For those of you like me, who still need to get a few more gifts, I have some great gift ideas on what to get the ladies, the foodies and the kids (big and small) in your life!  (more…)

Valentines Gift Guide: For that special someone

Hi Guys!

While I usually write about menswear its coming close to that time of year where florists and card companies around the world make a small fortune! So to help you guys out here is my gift guide for that special someone in your life for this upcoming valentines.

All these gifts have different price ranges so this will help cover all budgets depending on how crazy you want to go!!

Under €25

This my seem like a cheap way out but some people don’t like to spend a lot on valentines day due to the it being a “hallmark holiday” but sometimes the best gifts are the thoughtful ones that don’t cost a lot. One example is that I gave my now fiancé a frame with pictures of the two of us and the kids. She absolutely loved it and it didn’t cost the earth. So here are some frames from Heatons that could do the trick.

Other stores that have a good homeware section will have similar frames and your local pharmacy and supermarket should be able to help you print those special photos that help make this present special.

Buying lingerie can be a touchy subject especially when it comes to buying sizes and styles! Make sure you buy something she likes and not something that you like! Even though it sounds creepy, have a quick peek at her underwear collection for sizes. If you buy the items too big or too small then you are in for a bad night before you even start!!

Here is a post from the Primark/ Penneys website to give you an idea of their available styles.

http://www.primark.com/en-ie/whats-new/article/8861,lingerie-for-every-side-of-you

Here is some of the collection available from Dunnes Stores nationwide and online

€25-€100

In my eyes this tends to be the most normal price range for valentines gifts so this tends to vary from jewellery to clothes to handbags etc. Again here are some stylish options available for you to treat your loved ones.

Jewellery

A personal favourite of mine to buy and what tends to go down well with most women (don’t kill me if i’m wrong!) is Newbridge Jewellery. It is reasonably priced and it is absolutely beautiful! Here are some to help you with this decision.

Clothing

Again another touchy subject when buying for women is clothes. You need to familiarise yourself with her sizes so that even if she doesn’t like it you didn’t buy it too big or too small. Here are some classic pieces that should win you brownie points as they will never go out of fashion.

€100 and over

Right guys with this price range we are heading into designer handbag territory! For most men this is where they don’t like going but have to do it every so often depending on their girlfriend/partner/wife’s taste. I’m sure the name MIchael Kors has been mentioned to you a lot in the last 6 months. Here are some of his bags in classic colours that go with pretty much everything.

Well I hope that this has been of help to all of you guys out there and let me know how it goes for you! I’m off to Marrakesh for Valentines so let me know what your plans are!

Dave