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  1. Treat your Dad to a magazine subscription with Great Magazines 

    If you're looking for a gift that will give your loved one the chance to indulge in a passion, discover more about it, and give them something to look forward to, how about giving them a magazine subscription?

    Great Magazines have lots of magazine subscriptions to choose from. Categories include Fashion, Sport, Music, Health and Advice, Outdoor pursuits, Photography, Transport, Gardening, Parenting, Angling, Motoring, Film, Business and Entertainment. 

    Until 21st June 2015, you can enjoy 10% off their magazine subscriptions - there are a couple of exemptions**. 

    Just use the code FABDAD10 at checkout.  

    Go shopping at Great Magazines  

    **Okay, so here are the T&Cs on this offer:

    • Value: 10% off any print or digital magazine subscription over the value of £25
    • End date: Sunday 21st June 2015
    • Valid on: All print and digital magazine subscriptions - Offer excludes package subscriptions
    • Offer excludes: Garden Answers, Garden News, Closer, Heat, Grazia, Top Sante, Yours, Mother & Baby & LandScape magazines


    Give wildlife a home - with a hedge fund  

    If you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, and who loves to do their bit for nature and wildlife, what about giving them a green gift from the Woodland Trust?

    "The Hedge Fund - with guaranteed results" is only £30.  The hedge fund provides animals with shelter and plenty of food, as it helps the Trust to plant 10 metres of hedgerow.  This is perfect for a hedgehog home.

    You just order your gift from the Woodland Trust's online shop (which also has a sale on at the moment).  They will send you a certificate to personalise and a gift card so that you can send a special message to the lucky recipient. 

    This really is a win-win-win gift, and it will really help wildlife. 

    Click here to scuttle away to the Woodland Trust's online shop.  



    Food Lover's Guide to the World (Hardback) 

    If you're looking for a gift idea for a food lover, you could take a look at the Food Lover's Guide to the World from Lonely Planet.  

    They have a special offer on this book right now - it's normally £29.99 but you can save 40% if you use the code LOVERS and buy it for £17.99 plus postage and packing.  This offer ends by 30th June 2015.  

    The book presents a lifetime of eating experiences enabling you to take your taste buds on a world tour, so to speak.  It includes the best places to find local dishes in cities great and small, over 50 recipes to cook at home, cultural tips and how-to-eat etiquette plus celebrity food-lover contributions. 

    Go shopping at Lonely Planet


  4. It's lovely when you send a loved one a present and they are really pleased with it :-)    Mum had her birthday a few days ago.   She loves something new to wear, and I love to send her something animal related to remind her of how much she is loved.   I took a look at the National Trust Online Shop and found two great items which were just perfect for my lovely Mum! 

    Mum loves her Wrendale hedgehog mug

    I like to think that when Mum opens the door of her mug cupboard to reach for a mug for a nice cup of tea or morning coffee, she sees this gorgeous Wrendale hedgehog mug (£11.00) looking down at her, sending love from me. 

    Mum loves her wildlife, and this hedgehog is just so sweet!  It's a fine bone china mug, with a wonderful illustration by award winning British designer Hannah Dale.  It will go in the dishwasher and microwave as well.  Mum was really pleased with the quality of the mug too. 

    The National Trust Online Shop has other gorgeous wildlife mugs - perfect for any wildlife lover.

    Mum also loved this Channel Islands Sea Coral Silk Chiffon Scarf, pictured right from the National Trust Online Shop. 

    It's part of their Coast and Sea Collection.  I just adored the colours and thought they would suit Mum really well.  

    This could be a great gift for anyone with fond memories of visits to the Channel Islands or who just loves the sea and coast.  

    It's perfect for the summer, and Mum has already worn her scarf several times and received favourable comments from friends.   The National Trust Online Shop has more info on this scarf which is £28.00.   

    Mum also loved this Channel Islands Sea Coral Silk Chiffon Scarf 


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