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  • InBrand Collaborations, Lifestyle

    Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

    For some reason I always leave shopping for my poor husband right until the last minute! Of course I do have a rough idea of what I would like to buy beforehand which does tend to help. I would say Josh is fairly easy to buy for luckily but I know that some men aren’t. I have rounded up a few of my favourite gift ideas for the men in your life in case you are in need of some last minute inspiration!


    Braun Multi Groomer

    Men seem to get overly enthusiastic when it comes to grooming products. My husband informs this one is pretty top spec and it’s currently on offer on Amazon and if your quick can be here in time for Christmas. Go go go!

    Abercrombie & Fitch Bobble Hat

    Everyone needs a bobble hat, even the men in your life! I love this Abercrombie & Fitch one.

    Haribo Mega Stars

    My husband is Haribo obsessed so he will definitely be receiving some of these in his stocking, just like every other year!

    Thermos Food Flask

    For busy men on the go, this food flask from Thermos is a lunchtime essential. It keeps food hot for seven hours or cold for up to twenty two!

    Flip Case for Iphone

    Josh swears by his one of these, it has space to keep your cards too which is always pretty handy.

    Unheated Propogator

    If the man in your life is a dab hand in the garden then this would make a fab gift.


    I bought these slippers for Josh about five years ago and he wore them until they literally fell apart. He loved them so much that he has asked for a new pair this year.

    Fitbit Charge

    If he’s into his fitness then a Fitbit will probably be on his Christmas wishlist. Everyone I know seems to have one these days and swears by them. This one even reminds you to move if you haven’t for a while, perfect if you work in an office sat down and struggle to get those steps in!

    Porcelain & Bamboo Cheese Board

    We love entertaining and have so many different serving platters/ plates which we use all the time. I love this gorgeous porcelain and bamboo cheese board from Procook.


    We regularly have smoothies or shakes for breakfast in our house which are perfect when your in a rush. This Nutriblitzer ensures you lock in all the goodness and don’t lose those healthy vitamins in the blitzing process.

    Personalised Keyring

    I’m a sucker for a personalised gift and I think this key ring is so lovely. The coins can be personalised with both the father and child’s year of birth which is such a sweet touch!

    Thanks for reading,
    Harriet XO

    *This is a collaborative post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are of course my own*

  • InFamily

    The Ordinary Moments ’16 #2 | Nine Birthdays Together

    On Tuesday it was my husbands 22nd birthday. It’s the 9th birthday of his we have spent together. I have written him 9 birthdays cards. Bought him 9 years worth of birthday gifts and watched him blow out his birthday candles 9 times over. Almost a decade of birthdays, a wedding, a dog, a daughter, two house moves, four cars, eight holidays later and I still love him fiercely. Soppy, but true.

    Having a January birthday inevitably means that we never really do anything too fancy as the madness of Christmas has normally only just come to an end. This year we decided to both take the day off work and spend the day together just the two us and have a ‘date day out’ for the first time probably since we became parents. We’ve had plenty of ‘date nights’ but we thought it would be a nice change to do something in the daytime instead.

    After breakfast in bed and present opening we dropped Bella off to my Mum and off we went. We had originally planned to go and see a film at the cinema which is something we haven’t done together in years! Josh does occasionally go with his brother to watch the typical guy films (snore) but I can’t even remember the last time I went. Unfortunately Bella dropped my iPhone in the morning and it needed some urgent attention from the guys at Apple. So we decided we’d go to Bluewater instead for some lunch, some sales shopping and a very expensive trip to the Apple store.

    Despite our day not going as planned it was still so lovely to spend some quality alone time together and just be a couple rather than being parents. It meant we were able to enjoy an adult conversation over a lovely lunch in Bills without being interrupted by a hangry toddler and then a leisurely wander around all the shops. Of course, we both absolutely adore our family days out with Bella too, and we both missed her and said how strange it felt to be child free, but I do think it’s important to take time out occasionally just as a couple. Sometimes our life can get be crazy busy that we don’t get out for a date night/ day as often as we’d like to, but when we do, we appreciate that alone time so much more. We didn’t do anything particularly special today but it was special all the same because it’s not something we get to do very often anymore.

    Happy Birthday Mr Lee! I’m so grateful to have you by my side. Here’s to the next 9 birthdays together and many many more after that. xoxoxo