Father’s Day Sorted with GiftsOnline4U

Can you believe it is almost June? The year has once again slipped by, almost without us noticing, and now we are almost at the mid point, and, with the coming of June, we once again have Father’s Day to look forward to. I often find Father’s Day to be a more difficult proposition than Mother’s Day when it comes to choosing gifts – my mom will present you with a list as long as her arm when you ask what she would like, whereas dad’s often come out with ‘I don’t need anything’, leaving you wracking your brains when it comes to finding the perfect gift.

Fortunately the answer may be at hand. GiftsOnline4U is a one step shop for a range of truly beautiful gift ideas, many of which can be personalised to make a wonderful, unique present for a loved one. With Father’s Day just a matter of weeks away I have found a great gift idea of an engraved watch. Each watch can be engraved with a personal message, and the range of watches are varied enough to suit any taste.

I chose the stylish personalised gents wristwatch in silver and black as a gift for my hubby Peter from Joe. I liked this design as it is modern and fresh, with stark silver digits and hands that contrast so nicely against the black face and strap. The watch has a silver plated alloy body, and the strap, which is black leather looks very luxurious due to a detail that is almost croc inspired.

The engraving of your message is on the back of the dial, and you are able to choose up to five lines of text in your message. You can also select the font – these range from Times New Roman to Comic Sans, so even this detail can be personal to the recipient.

I love this gift idea, it is beautiful and elegant, and totally special for the person who is receiving it. I think it would make a great Father’s Day present, but would also work well as a wedding present from a bride to her groom, or a present for a best man. It could also be a good way to mark an anniversary or a graduation – a personal gift always shows thought and care, and when the watch is also fabulous quality, this makes it all the better. In addition, the watches from GiftsOnline4U are all beautifully gift boxed, with the watches attached to soft cushions, and then placed in boxes which don’t necessarily need to be wrapped.

This Father’s Day is the time to step away from the Old Spice and the socks and give dad a present he will truly cherish. A personalised watch ticks every box and is practical and useful too. Dad would certainly approve.

Trend Watch 2017: This year’s best timepieces

One of the greatest gifts you can buy someone – or yourself for that matter, is a luxury watch, both as an investment and a point of pride. For their fashion connotations, for their beauty and for their practicality – a watch makes a terrific present for men and women. 2016 witnessed watch buyers become more interested in simple, uncomplicated designs and technology.  But what do YOU select and why?

Here are three ideas for timeless timepieces you can buy for that special someone in your life. Or, of course, you can always treat yourself. But one point, make sure you take care of a purchase like this with watch insurance,these are beautiful pieces that need to be protected against both theft and accidental damage.

Watch trends for him

The Minimalist Choice – Longines Master Collection L2.718.4.70.3

A dress watch that is sleek, sophisticated and designed to effortlessly mimic the design sensibilities of the 1940’s era with its crocodile strap details, this is a beautiful example of a minimalist timepiece.

The Longines Master Collection 38mm has a 21 jewel automatic movement and is water resistant to 30m with a 38mm sapphire glass case. This is a watch that has as much sensibility as it does dress appeal. The silver elements contrast with the brown strap, creating a watch great for winter formal occasions like the office party.

Priced at an affordable £2,200 and up, visit the Longines site for more information.

 

The Diver’s Choice – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black

While this watch will not suit everyone’s budget, it’s a beautiful piece of engineering that will be appreciated by anyone who dives. It’s new for October 2016 too, so you’ll be one of the few sporting such a beautiful design.

It’s a bold, all-black watch that can take on 600 metre dives thanks to its ceramic construction. Inspired by the dark side of the moon, these watches are out of this world when it comes to durability and technical achievement. However, with prices starting from £7,000, this is for serious divers only.

The Trendy Luxury Choice – Breitling Navitimer in blue

Breitling is synonymous with quality, and nothing has changed over the years. However, many watch trends in 2016 seem to have prized blue faces – with little surprise, as blue is a versatile colour that matches virtually any outfit.

The Navitimer men’s watch is a delightful instrument that looks absolutely spell-binding on any man’s wrist. It captures attention immediately and is a favoured timepiece for pilots and aeronautical experts alike. The mechanical chronograph is crafted in Breitling’s workshop and is a true technical marvel. Available from £5,999.

Watch trends for her

The Minimalist Choice – Montblanc Tradition

The Montblanc Tradition is a masterpiece in 36mm. It’s a simplistic piece that features a classic guilloche dial with Roman numerals and a small date function. Uncluttered and unassuming, but engineered to offer the finest level of quality. The watch also has 30 metres of water resistance and comes with a beautiful strap. While it’s unisex, this is a piece that will suit a businesswomen looking for a clean, elegant dress watch. Prices start at £930.

The Diver’s Choice – Oris Diving

Oris Diving watches perfectly capture the sleek trends of 2017, with a bold black face on a sturdy metallic strap. Built for diving first and foremost, the watch offers 300 metres of water resistance and is engineered specifically to fit a women’s wrists. The model has an immaculate display with a sapphire crystal watch face. Swiss-made movement completes the watch – a truly dependable diving model that does not compromise on quality.

The Trendy Luxury Model – Chanel Boy.Friend

In the fashion world, Chanel reigns supreme. One of the most instantly recognisable, sought-after brands on the planet, Chanel speaks of quality in a way many watches can never hope to.

This Boy.Friend model features a diamond bezel and a sleek black strap that complements the simplistic face. It’s a modern watch for a modern woman – but is adorned with the type of luxury you’d expect from a fashion leader.

Prices start from £3,200 for the non-diamond version and £5,700 for the one pictured.

Sleek, sophisticated and low-key is the name of the game for 2017. Even if you don’t have the money to afford these luxury brands, learning from the styles and features they offer can guarantee you make a good purchase on whatever brand you choose.

Be a stylish wedding guest

2017 is a very special day for my family as it is the year my little brother gets married. His fiancee Natalie will make a honest man of him this July in the beautiful, sunny surroundings of Cyprus. I am getting very excited already, not just at the thought of two weeks in Pathos, or even at the idea that my youngest sibling will finally be married, but at the idea of getting very dressed up for the wedding. Because who doesn’t love getting dressed up!

There used to be hard and fast rules about how you dressed as a wedding guest. Hats seemed to be obligatory, as did pastel colours and smart two piece suits of the kind Jacques Vert do so well. But these days it really seems anything goes. You can wear black, in fact I wore black as Maid of Honour for my sister’s wedding. You don’t have to wear a suit, whether you be male or female, more casual options can also work as more and more weddings take place outside the tradition confines of the church. Hats are no longer obligatory – you can opt for a fascinator, a jewelled headpiece or nothing at all. Even white or ivory are no longer off limits for guests. I got married in Greece, and with the high temperatures most of the guests wore white or cream linen to stay cool in the heat.

Celebrity Wedding Guests

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When it comes to choosing a beautiful dress, Love the Sales is well worth a look. They have a great range of beautiful dresses at much reduced prices, these range from High Street names Dorothy Perkins and Lipsy, plus size ranges like Scarlett and Jo, to designer names like Ralph Lauren and Peter Pilotto. The wide range of dresses mean that you should be able to find something for a wedding in any setting, climate or with any theme.

Here are a few dresses I have chosen which would make you a perfectly stylish wedding guest.

Coast PetiteCLAUDETTE - Cocktail dress / Party dress - coral

Coast PetiteCLAUDETTE – Cocktail dress / Party dress – coral

Dorothy PerkinsNATALIE - Occasion wear - red

Dorothy PerkinsNATALIE – Occasion wear – red

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Capri floral-print cotton dress

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Capri floral-print cotton dress

 Jaeger Ruched Neck Column Dress


                               Jaeger Ruched Neck Column Dress

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Precis Petite Carley Check Flared Dress

 Gina Bacconi Lace dress with v neck and long sleeves


Gina Bacconi Lace dress with v neck and long sleeves

 Grace Made In Britain Print Maxi


Grace Made In Britain Print Maxi

 Jolie Moi V Neck Pleated Lace Dress


Jolie Moi V Neck Pleated Lace Dress

 Havren Matilda Sleeveless Lace Dress


Havren Matilda Sleeveless Lace Dress

 

 

Studio 75YASGOLDIE - Occasion wear

Studio 75YASGOLDIE – Occasion wear

CoastKENDRINA - Cocktail dress / Party dress - rose

CoastKENDRINA – Cocktail dress / Party dress – rose

 Fenn Wright Manson Northern Lights Dress


Fenn Wright Manson Northern Lights Dress

**Showcase Curve Dusky Pink Maxi Dress

**Showcase Curve Dusky Pink Maxi Dress