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Published on December 23rd, 2014 | 438 Views


Christmas gift ideas for mums and dads

Baby Girl suggested Daddy T wanted a blue princess dress for Christmas, but I have a few other ideas for gifts for mums and dads:

SousVide Cooking machine
After becoming a MasterChef fan, Daddy T’s top Christmas wish is a SousVide cooking machine–a water oven . I like his wish, as this present would really be a win-win for everyone. I can’t wait to be served delicious dinners every weekend in 2015!

Mr & Mrs Smith gift vouchers
For travel-lovers, Mr & Mrs Smith gift vouchers and books make the perfect presents. We attended the Mr & Mrs Smith Awards in November, and we returned home with a long list of Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotels we would love to visit, including Calcot Manor (see picture above) and Dormy House. Starting the new year with a weekend away can be a great way to recharge the batteries, and Mr & Mrs Smith offers e-vouchers, so they can even be bought in the last minute!

Photo shoot experience at Boggio Studios
Boggio offers a Home by Midnight Couture Portrait Experience for £1200 (total value of £1450), which is ideal for mums who need a bit of pampering. Boggio Studios’ team of hair, makeup artists, photographers and retouchers are on hand to create the experience of a lifetime. The 3-hour experience includes up to 4 outfit changes, a private viewing consultation, as well as 5 beautifully retouched digital images, a desk frame and a bottle of prosecco.

Driveclub from PlayStation
If dad needs to relax on the sofa at times, the new Driveclub game from PlayStation (£49.99) might be a fun present. I had a chance to test it in the summer, and although I very seldom play TV games, I could see this bringing endless hours of entertainment to car-loving dads and older children.

Spa day at Mandarin Oriental
For my birthday, Daddy T gave me a Spa Day at Mandarin Oriental, which would have been a thoughtful and lovely present had he not simply mentioned it in a bi-sentence and actually written it in a card. Mandarin Oriental offers a range of luxurious spa packages, which make fantastic presents for mums.

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2 Responses to Christmas gift ideas for mums and dads

  1. Ellen says:

    Great recommendations! LOVE the SousVide! Cooking will never be the same! BTW – we stayed at Dormy House Hotel over the summer and would probably say there are better child-friendly venues to stay at. We really want to check out the cottages at Daylesford that you recommended!

    • Tine says:

      Sorry I seem to have missed your comment, Ellen! Yes, do check out the cottages at Daylesford. They’re fantastic – a super stylish self catering option, which is particularly great if you’re going with another family, as it’s easy to put the little ones to bed and for the adults to enjoy a dinner together without worrying about hotel babysitting services. We love the sousvide too. My husband made lamb shoulder one weekend, and it was absolutely delicious. It must have been the best ever dinner he’s cooked for us at home.

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