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?



29 of my favourite things

As I will be turning 29 next Wednesday (on the 29th!) and because I have a lot of favourite things haha, I thought it would be fun to share 29 of my favourite things and you’ll get a chance to know a little bit more about me. 🙂

Favourite Activities

1. Photography- I’ve taken photos since I was a kid with disposable cameras or cheap film cameras (makes me feel so old!), but it wasn’t until high school that I developed (pun totally not intended) a passion for photography. I have been lucky to photograph some amazing events such as the TV Week logie awards in 2008 and the Stampede country music festival…I even had a few photos published in local newspapers!

Cottoncandydiva_12. Writing- Again from a young age writing was something I loved to do, in English class I would get so excited when we were asked to write short stories as homework. I started studying Journalism at Uni a few years ago, but dropped out because my focus has changed. I am now working on comedy writing. I applied for NBC Universal’s Late Night Writers workshop early this year and I was unsuccessful this time, but I am not giving up!

3. Reading YA Literature- I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy reading novels that are not exactly written for my demographic. Some of my favourites are The Hunger games series, Lauren Conrad’s L.A candy novels and The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer.

Signed bookmarks that I won on instagram from Gabrielle Tozer...She is one of the sweetest people ever!

Signed bookmarks that I won on instagram from Gabrielle Tozer…She is one of the sweetest people ever!

4. Being creative
5. Going to the beach
6. Wrapping gifts
7. Baking.

Favourite TV shows

8. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon- I became an instant fan of the show when I first came across an ‘Ew!’ clip on Youtube in May last year. Jimmy Fallon has been hosting the Tonight show for more than a year and the show just keeps getting better. There has been some amazing moments this year! I can’t wait to hopefully see a show in person one day.

maxresdefault9. The Ellen Show- Ellen and Jimmy are my two favourite hosts! I was lucky to see Ellen in person when she filmed segments for her show in Melbourne a couple of years ago. I hope to see her show in LA one day too.

10. Late Night with Seth Meyers
11. Sex and The City
12. Neighbours
13. Pretty Little Liars
14. Gossip Girl
15. Charmed

Favourite Movies

16. Breakfast at Tiffany’s- Hands down my most favourite movie ever! Such a classic film. I love Audrey Hepburn. Every time I hear ‘Moon River’ it reminds me of this movie. It’s also one of the reasons I own a camel coloured trench coat!

17. My Best Friend’s Wedding
18. The Devil Wears Prada
19. Mean Girls
20. Wedding Date- Another wedding themed movie that has one of my favourte actors in it, Dermot Mulroney!
21. Anchorman
22. Liar Liar

23. Fever Pitch (released as A Perfect Catch here in Australia)- Originally I watched it just because Jimmy Fallon is in it, but I ended up loving the movie…even though Baseball isn’t really popular here.
24. Drop Dead Fred (a childhood favourite)

Other Favourite things

25. New York- It may sound weird that I love somewhere I haven’t even been yet, but I just know that it is my kind of city! I love Melbourne CBD and heard many people (who have been to both NYC and Melb) compare it to NYC…I do also hear people say ‘you obviously have never been to New York, if you compare it to Melbourne’ but it depends on your own experiences.

photo from my instagram @Cottoncandydva_blog

photo from my instagram @Cottoncandydva_blog

26. My two doggies
27. My Family and friends
28. Macarons
29. Laughing uncontrollably


What are some of your favourite things? let me know in the comments