Archive: June 2016

Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day to Make Dad Happy

Get Your Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day Right Here.

This Sunday, 19th June, will see the arrival of this year’s Father’s Day, The question is, are you prepared with a card or gift? If that’s a firm no, don’t panic, we’re here with ‘Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day’. Some unique Father’s Day ideas that are sure to delight and make Dad happy.

With work, school runs  and general life getting in the way it’s easy enough to get behind or forget these seasonal events. While we can say that forgetting Father’s Day probably wouldn’t be the actual end of the world it would mean missing a golden opportunity to show your appreciation and deliver a little token of thanks; thank you for the lifts, the advice, that time he fixed your car (you get the picture).

So here for your perusal, 3 quick card picks and 3 gift suggestions from a wonderful array of the internet’s best independents; last minute ideas for Father’s Day from the indie shopping scene.


Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day: The Cards

Go Bubble Mad!

Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day - bubbles personalised father's day card kali stileman

Kali Stileman’s unique Bubbles cards are the perfect choice for little ones to deliver to their Dad this Father’s Day. As well as the bright colours and fun character of the Orangutan, they’ll adore adding their own message, doodles and decoration to the blank “bubble”. A cool and creative way to send a personalised card this Father’s Day.

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Cover the Miles.

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If you’re Dad is a distance away and you can’t be there in person this Sunday then this wordy card design from The Right Lines might just be the most splendid of Father’s Day card choices. A design that is sure to stand out from the crowd, it sends “lots of tiny chunks of happiness” wishing your Dad a splendid day of loveliness. Could any wish be better to cover the miles?

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King for a Day.

king kong father's day card five dollar shake

While luxury card brand Five Dollar Shake have a heap of Father’s Day cards to choose from we love this fun, film-inspired card. A great choice for the film buffs (& giant Gorilla fans), this card proudly declares your Dad “King for the Day”, what Father wouldn’t appreciate that honour?!

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Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day: The Gifts

Thrill Seeker.

Rocket68 Cards Ski Print 550

If you’re Dad’s a sports buff or thrill seeker this retro-inspired art print from Rocket68 is the perfect way to celebrate his passion in style. With a cool blue and ice white backdrop it’s a wonderful decorative item that would look good in his home or office; bringing the thrill of the slopes to any space.

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Buckets of Brew.

Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day - daddy bucket mug hello pearl

Make sure no one ever steals your Dad’s brew again with this tremendous bucket style mug. A classic, fresh white porcelain and funky shape, stamped with ‘Daddy’ text in blue. Its big 380ml volume gives lots of room for his favourite beverage; perfect for keeping refreshed through his favourite TV show.

Find out more about Hello Pearl


Geeky Things.

Always Sparkle Geeky_thing_Notebook

For the great thinkers and planners you can’t do better than topping up their stationery pile with a fabulous new notebook. Whether it’s for the next great novel or a never-seen-before invention this ‘Geeky Genius Things’ notebook from Always Sparkle is a simple and stylish gift idea to encourage and unleash your Dad’s creativity.

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Posted by Charlotte 8:00 13/06/16
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6 of the Best Fun Ideas for Father’s Day

Fun Ideas for Father’s Day Sure to Bring a Little Joy.

Are you looking for the best fun ideas for how you will celebrate Father’s Day this year?

Then you’re in the right place!

Finding something fun to entertain your Dad is not always the easiest job in the world. Fathers can be mysterious, sometimes picky in how they spend their leisure time. With Father’s Day there also comes the added burden of “special occasion pressure”.

It’s the one day dedicated to the Dad’s of the world so you want to get it right.

With this in mind we’ve been racking our brains for the best fun ideas for Father’s Day celebrations. To be honest, we weren’t doing that well, until we turned to our favourite indie designers and makers, who, it turns out were hiding a wealth of inspiration!

So without further ado let’s look at some fresh ideas for Father’s Day to make this year extra special.

1. Host a Barbecue

caroline gardner bbq father's day card

Inspired by our friends over at Caroline Gardner, this Father’s Day card has got it spot on! A  few tasty barbecue treats and a couple of beers are a great way to ensure a happy, relaxed and joyful Father’s Day and as one of the few June-based celebrations there’s a good chance the weather might just make this a real possibility. So why not send your Father’s Day card with an invite to a summer BBQ in Dad’s honour!


2. Host a Wine Tasting

Five Dollar Shake Vintage Wine Fathers Day Card

The super stylish Five Dollar Shake have got us in the mood for a little vino with this cool, classy ‘Vintage Father’s Day card’. So why not follow suit with your very own wine tasting. Great for a Father’s Day afternoon or evening celebration, a wine tasting complete with nibbles is another relaxing way to spend the day, and it’s sure to be a hit with all the wine connoisseur Dads.


3. Get Out & About 

rocket68 cards cricket print

This vintage-style ‘Cricket’ Art print from Rocket68 Cards has got us thinking about all the active Dads. The sportsmen and the game fans. For those Dads you need to add a little excitement and get out and about on Father’s Day. It could be a game of cricket or football at the local park, a long distance run or even a gentle stroll to the local pub. Whatever you choose, the day should be all about getting out & about in the fresh air.


4. The Guilt-Free Shopping Day

Megan Claire Father's Day Card Tie Design

This chic Megan Claire Father’s Day card, complete with simple tie design has got us thinking about all the Dads with style. For the fashion-forward Fathers out there could anything be better than an invitation to a Dad-centric shopping spree. Spend Father’s Day with a little guilt-free shopping round your town or local shopping centre; you could even let him choose his own Father’s Day gift.


5. The Gift of a Quiet Sunday

Which Glasses Are Which? Reading Glasses Case

This stylish ‘Reading Glasses Case’ from Which Glasses Are Which? has inspired us to think about all the Dad’s who enjoy the quiet life. If a shopping trip or party is just a little over the top for your cool, calm and collected Dad why not treat him to a quiet Sunday, with a complete ban on DIY, chores or being asked any favours whatsoever from the kids. With a free pass to read a good book, watch a film or do the crossword Dad might just have the perfect day he deserves.


6. The Great Curry Cook Off

Sorella Slate Tray with Ornate Chilli Handles

Our final inspiration came from this ‘Slate Tray with decorative Chilli handles’ from indie boutique Sorella. This got us thinking about cooking, fabulous food and a special Father’s Day meal in Dad’s honour. Add a little fun and competition to the mix by making it a curry cook-off, with the whole family coming together to compete and you’ll have a special evening sorted in no time at all.

Hopefully like us you’ll have found her some fun ideas for Father’s Day. Take inspiration from the world around you and you’ll soon have a winning idea how to celebrate the day.


Need More Inspiration?

You can find more great ideas for how to celebrate your Dad this Father’s Day right here on Piccadilly Lane.

Click here to see the best Gifts for Dad

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Posted by Charlotte 8:00 10/06/16
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7 Indie Shops for The Best Father’s Day Inspiration

Support Indies & Soak Up Some Father’s Day Inspiration!

Like all special occasions we think Father’s Day is a great excuse to shop with indies.

That’s why today’s post is all about soaking up some Father’s Day inspiration from our favourite indie shops and websites.

Here’s 7 top sites to get your shopping started.


If your Dad loves gizmos, gadgets and cool thingamajigs then head straight to SUCK UK. With their collection of inventive, stylish gifts they have the perfect present for any Dad. Retro Robot Nutcrackers, Skull Desk Tidy, Big Mouth Bookmark … they’ve got the lot! A great place to browse for Father’s Day inspiration.

Look out for the BBQ Apron complete with cooking guides … perfect for a Father’s Day Barbecue led by Dad.

suck uk bbq apron

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2. Five Dollar Shake

If you’re Dad is the epitome of style and sophistication you need to choose a Father’s Day card worthy of James Bond. For this level of luxury we always turn to Five Dollar Shake. With their exclusively sourced card stocks and gold foil finishes these cards are fit for a king. Add witty, on-trend themes and you’ve got the perfect card range for any dashing Dad.

Don’t miss the ‘Pure Dad Brilliant’ card with it’s dapper tartan backdrop.

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3. Coulson Macleod

Looking for a card or gift with a little edge. Super stylish and modern but with a hint of fun and whimsy? Or an art gift oozing originality? Whether you’re looking for cards or gifts you won’t want to overlook the amazing art of Coulson Macleod. Adding modern flair to typography and vintage icons these are cards and gifts to treasure.

Look out for the ‘Wisdom of Men’ cards to make the whole family chuckle.

coulson macleod wisdom on men card

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4. Betsy Benn

If you want to give a personalised gift this Father’s Day then head straight to the Betsy Benn website. With its design-led typographic artworks there’s plenty of choice to trigger all of your favourite family memories. Remember a favourite place with a destination print or relive times gone by with a personal playlist print. The Betsy Been personalised collection is a great choice for that extra special present.

Look out for the ‘My Dad Is …’ Typographic art print.

Personalised My Dad Is Print

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5. Caroline Gardner

If you’re Dad appreciates sharp colours and designer style then Caroline Gardner is the independent shop for you. There’s a heap of bright and cheerful Father’s Day cards to choose from with eye-catching illustrations and silver text. Looking for a gift too? Don’t miss the geometric collection. In cool monochrome their notebooks, pens and travel accessories are perfect for the stylish Dad on the go.

Keep your eyes peeled for the BBQ Father’s Day Card.

caroline gardner bbq father's day card

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6. Twisted Twee

If your Dad has sharp taste and a wicked sense of humour then we’d recommend you head straight over to Twisted Twee. Their collection of screen-printed clothes and gifts is an indie favourite and a brilliant place to find something truly unique. From political pants to pairs of socks (with a spare) there’s a cool gift idea for every Dad.

We love the ‘Big Kid, Little Kid’ T-Shirt Set for Dads with little ones.

big kid little kid dad and kid t-shirt set £32

See more from Twisted Twee.

7. Whisk Hampers

Putting a twist on the original wicker basket hampers, Whisk Hampers create amazing and innovative hamper gifts. Founded by Paul Medhurst, this indie helps support other small businesses sourcing exclusive hamper contents from artisan suppliers. With their contemporary collection of food and drink gifts there’s no better hamper for Father’s Day.

Look out for the cool ‘Dad’s Emergency G&T Kit’ with funky “Citrus Saw” Bottle Opener.

Whisk Hampers Dad's Emergency Gin & Tonic Kit 2

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We hope you enjoy browsing these indie websites for some Father’s Day inspiration. Know an indie website worth a mention? Tweet us on @piccadillylane.

Stuck for ideas on how to spend Father’s Day? Check out 6 Fun Ideas for Father’s Day.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 8/06/16
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