Father’s Day 2012 Gift guide

17th June 2012 is Father’s Day. It’s always quite difficult to buy presents for men in general. Here is a selection of gifts London Mums went out and found for you! Surprise the men in your life with one of these unique gifts.

Are you looking for a heart-felt gift to treat your mum this Father’s Day?

Merci Maman offers a range of hand-engraved bracelets that will keep loved ones close to hand all year round. Merci Maman’s personalised charm bracelet (from £30) can be engraved with the names of children, birth dates or a personal message. The charms come in a choice of sterling silver or high-quality gold plate and are fixed onto an adjustable waxed cotton braid in the colour of your choice. The charms can also be fixed onto bespoke necklaces or key rings. Please visit our dedicated page, www.mercimaman.co.uk or call 0207 384 6550.

Aqua Collection New Men’s Organic Eau de Toilette

Florascent introduces their new Aqua Colonia range of men’s organic eau de toilette. Made from natural and organic ingredients and free from harsh chemicals, Florascent’s fragrance collection is kind to the earth and gentle on skin. Presented in rich, handsome packaging, an Aqua Colonia hand crafted fragrance makes a luxurious and ethical gift, perfect for Father’s Day.

Jubilee special edition chocolates!

What better way to get in the mood for a great British celebration than a party. If you are planning to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with friends and family and you are going to hold a street party these handmade treats are essential nicely presented in some iconic British Jubilee gift boxes.

There’s the Royal Crown collection, London Black Cab, Union Jacks and even the famous Big Red London Bus. These boxes each contain 9 delicious handmade Belgian chocolates.

Our other boxes are a little more regal with iconic queens heads and crowns. Chose from the Royal Union Jack collection with white chocolate celebration slab or the Chocolate Fit for a Queen box with delicious white and milk chocolate royal crowns with a show stopping pink and white chocolate slab in the middle.
Stockist www.chocolateonchocolate.co.uk


The best gifts for any man on Father’s Day are probably books. Our favourite ones for this Father’s Day are the following


RRP £25

Engineers celebrates 80 of the greatest engineers that ever lived and the stamp they have left on the world. From initial concepts to prototypes and finished designs, Engineers is full to bursting with technical drawings, specially commissioned artworks, blueprints and virtual tours that help bring the structures, inventions and technological breakthroughs to life. From the impressive structures of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and on to the pioneers of space travel and the computer scientists of today, this will leave any man marvelling. www.dk.com

Britain From Above


Whether you are admiring Britain’s unspoilt natural beauty or exploring the detail of tiny rural villages, Britain From Above Month by Month leaves no stone unturned. From the glittering London skyline and the spectacular mountains of the Lake District, to the majestic ruins of Fountains Abbey and the imposing Severn Bridge, readers can explore the astounding diversity of the country’s landscape from an entirely new perspective. Filled with over 170 images, with over fifty percent never-been-seen before, aerial photographer Jason Hawkes shares some of the breathtaking views he has experienced of Britain’s diverse and stunning landscape throughout the seasons. www.dk.com/britain



Without knowing it, we use a wide variety of knots on a daily basis, from the common reef knot used to tie shoelaces to the figure of eight for securing down blinds. As well as these common place knots, Knots Step by Step covers a huge variety of knots and splicing used in a myriad of situations, including sailing, climbing, fishing, gardening, horse riding and around the house. Knots Step by Step is a completely fresh take on learning or refreshing your knot knowledge. www.dk.com

The Motorbike Book


The Motorbike Book is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zündapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s right up to the superbikes of today. www.dk.com

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