It’s Ed’s birthday on Thursday this week. He’s a bit of a typical man, in the sense that he never really gives me any clues of what he would like for his birthday, so I’m usually sat racking my brains for something to get him in the weeks leading up to it.
I tend to refer to other blogs, and gift guides for inspiration, but I also like to head onto gift websites such as Prezzybox, who do the hard work for me with their handy search tools.
Ed is a fan of gadgets, a couple of Christmases ago I bought him a drone, so my first port of the call was the technology section, where I came across the fantastic Retro Games Controller (£11.99).
It connects up to your TV enabling you to play retro/classic arcade games from the comfort of your own front room. I know Ed is going to love it!
Next, I was looking for something different from the material gifts, something we could enjoy together. Prezzybox have a brilliant range of experience gifts such as driving activities, spa days and short breaks, but the 100 Things To Do Poster (£11.99) caught my eye.
It’s an interactive poster, where you scratch off tiles as you complete the bucket list style activities. Ed loves to do new things, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with inspiration, so this is perfect!
It’s always nice to get something a little sentimental for a birthday and lots of the gifts from Prezzybox can be personalised. Ed isn’t one to really buy himself jewellery. He doesn’t wear a watch much and we had some issues choosing a suitable wedding ring because he has sensitive skin, and some metals can really irritate it.
This Men’s Leather Bracelet (£24.99) is lovely, and hopefully won’t cause an issue as it’s leather rather than metal. I really like this men’s leather bracelet – it looks stylish whilst being quite subtle.
Finally, I wanted a nice little gift for Ed from the children and really liked this Personalised Daddy Leather Notebook (£16.99).
As Ed is the older children’s stepdad, they refer to him as ‘Daddy Ed’, and I love how the gold wording looks on the black notepad.
We got the A6 version, but it also comes in A5, as well as in several different personalised designs (I love the book of passwords design as well)!
I’m really pleased with the gifts I’ve gone for and will be returning to Prezzybox next time I need gift inspiration!
The items featured in this post were kindly provided by Prezzybox, however all opinions and images are my own.