Fathers Day gift ideas 2015

Father’s Day is a little over a week away and sometimes Dads are harder to buy gifts for than mums are , so I have to put together a list of Fathers day gift ideas, to suit different Dads’ needs.

This year my Dad’s birthday is the day after Father’s day, so it’s even harder to find the perfect gift!

For the new dad

Fathers day gift ideas
Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon- Okay, so I am biased because I am a huge Jimmy Fallon fan, but that aside…this is the perfect book for new dads or dads that have a small child that has not spoken their first word yet. It works too! not long ago Jimmy mentioned on his show that his youngest daughter, Frances’ first word was in fact ‘Dada’! Available as a hardcover ($24.99) and Board book ($14.99) from Dymocks bookstores.

For the dad with a sweet tooth

Fathers day gift ideasSpoon & Fork Dad’s Ultimate Box, cookies- I love these little whimsical cookies from Spoon & Fork, they are made and decorated to look like other foods, but they are all sweet cookies! There are few Father’s day options to choose from. Dad’s Ultimate Box, $22.50 (without card) from Spoon & Fork

For the dad who travels

fathers day gift ideasThe Body Shop Modern Gent’s Travel Kit- Great for the dad that travels a lot, the kit includes Maca Root Shave Cream, Maca Root Energetic Face Protector and a complete set of grooming tools for men, including a razor, tweezers, grooming scissors, nail clippers and  wine knife. $34.95 from The Body Shop

 For the dad with a man cave
Fathers day gift ideasTypo ‘Man cave’ A4 wooden sign- Typo are known for their funny and cheeky signs and this is the perfect one for your dad to put up in his Man Cave. ‘Man Cave’ A4 Wooden sign, $12.99 from Typo
Wembley Wheel Coasters- Perfect for a man cave, these cool wheel drink coasters would look great on a bar of your car-loving dad. Wheel Coasters, $20 from Target
Wembley Bottle Cap Dartboard- What’s a man cave without a dartboard? at least when I think of man caves (which is not often because I’m not a man), I picture there being a dartboard or some other bar-style game. Bottle Cap Dartboard, $25 from Target


 Do you have any plans for Father’s Day?



Turning 29

On Wednesday I turned 29 and even though I was excited by the fact it would be my ‘golden birthday’ (29 on the 29th, only happens once in your life and all that), I had dreaded turning 29 for most of the year leading up to it. As today is the last day of July and my birthday week (yes, I milked that a little longer than I should have), I thought I would share some of my thoughts on turning 29.turning 29Before I entered adulthood, I imagined my life to be totally different to how it is now.
I thought I would be married and have kids at least by the time I reached 25!
Maybe I was a little naive back then or maybe it was just what I thought that is what was expected as an adult.

The fact that I am now only one year away from turning the big 3-0 does still scare me a little and it does sometimes get me down that I haven’t achieved all that I thought I would by this point in my life, but I am trying to start my last year of my 20s with a more optimistic outlook.

A lot of this way of thinking or wanting to start thinking this way, has to do with the current issue of Cleo (August 2015), which I picked up to read on the train home from Melbourne on Wednesday.  To be honest my main reason I bought it was because one of my Comedy idols, Amy Schumer was on the cover, but I was pleasantly surprised! A lot of the content sounded like it was written for me.

turning 29

photo from my instagram @cottoncandydiva_blog

Without sounding like this post was sponsored by Cleo (It isn’t, I just really liked the issue) I will talk about some of the articles that really resonated with me and helped me to suck it up and get over the fact that I am now 29!

– Not apologising for the things we shouldn’t be (like being single), this made me feel a lot better about turning 29 and still being single, while a lot of my friends are in relationships, are married, have kids or all of the above! Your whole life you are told that you should start ‘settling down’ by a certain age and have your life mapped out, but sometimes us single people need to be reminded that is IS okay if you aren’t at that point in your life yet.
– Being your own ‘cheerleader’, being in my late 20s and still being single, and childless are just some of the things that I beat myself up over regularly. I will have those days where I will feel sorry for myself…sometimes obnoxiously so, but I’m slowly learning to tell myself that nothing will change if I don’t change my mindset and be determined to get out of whatever rut I’m in. I am so grateful for the love and support of my friends and family, but I now know that sometimes you need to kick yourself up the butt (as physically impossible as that is!) to make things happen.
– Amy Schumer’s interview! She is so inspiring to me, not only as a Comedian but also because of the woman that she is! She is confident, smart, funny and oh so fearless. I admire that she is able to unashamedly be herself no matter what people may think of her or say about her. Yes, her humor can be a little crude, but that’s why she is so hilarious! She says what most of us are afraid to say out-loud in case we offend anyone. 

I could go on about the other great things in this ‘Equality issue’, but I don’t want to make this post too wordy.

Wow, okay this post got a bit personal real quick, but it feels good to be more open on here…

Let me know what you think! Do you like ‘personal’ type posts or would you rather just read about fashion & beauty?