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Create by Memorywall


We are two mums and great friends, Alex and Sam. Sam noticed a collage hung in Alex’s house, which Alex had made with cards to celebrate the birth of her daughter . . . a seed was sown … and Sam, the founder of Memorywall, saw huge potential. Create was created.
Create by Memorywall is a collage gift kit which uses your greetings cards and special messages to ‘create’ a beautiful and completely personal piece of art!
The kit is presented in a beautiful white glossy box with a magnetic fastening and red gross grain ribbon.
The white box frame measures 52cm x 52cm x 4.5cm.
It comes with a quality stencil card mount, currently available in three designs
– butterfly,
– boat
– champagne bottle in bucket with glasses (backing sheets for birthday and weddings).
Instruction backing sheet detailing how to get going.
A glue brush, some glue and scissors all packaged in a drawstring bag.
As well as visiting their website you can also find Memorywall on Facebook and Twitter. You can also now find Create by Memorywall on their own Facebook page.

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Arundell Arms fly fishing and country gifts

The Arundell Arms gift shop has a wide range of country inspired gifts perfect for Dad this Father’s Day and for bridal party gifts for country themed weddings.   Ceramics Daddy Deer Fine Bone China Mug (£8.99) this fine bone china mug is the perfect gift for Father’s Day to ensure Dad can put his feet up with a nice cup of tea in his very own honorary mug. Hand finished and glazed in England. Microwave and dishwasher safe.  Available from   Large Labrador Sit Mug (£9.99) Designed by Sophie Allport this fine bone china Labrador mug Perfect for any dog loving Dad who is the man of the house. Featuring images of a black Labrador, the word ‘sit!’ is also hand painted on the inner rim. Presented in a gift box and dishwasher and microwave safe.  Available from  

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Leather Gifts Labrador Washbag (£75.00) Stylish and luxurious, this dark brown leather washbag is 100% real leather.  With a practical waterproof lining to store all essentials safely during travel. A great gift for the Dad whose always on the go. Available    

Labrador Washbag

Leather Wallet Rutting Stags (£32.00) This high quality wallet made of sumptuous leather with a metal hand-enamelled badge depicting two rutting stag in a display of raw rural power is a great gift for the Dad that is young at heart. Finished with a woven TYLER & TYLER satin logo lining, this stylish wallet has 6 x card slots, 2 x open compartments and 1 x bank note pocket.  The compact size makes this a great “going out” wallet for the man about town, tucking easily into a jeans or blazer pocket.  Available from    

Pins Race Horse and Jockey Pewter Pin (£4.99) The movement and flow that racing enthusiasts know all too well is captured beautifully in this pewter lapel pin.   The detail of the thrill of the race is evident through the craftsmanship and rendering of the subject. The lapel pin is crafted in fine pewter, which is resistant to rust and tarnishing, meaning it will continue to make tasteful and stylish statement adorning clothing or accessories for years to come. Packaged in its own presentation box, the lapel pin makes a lovely gift for those Father’s that have a passion for racing.  Available from

As well as visiting their website you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you struggle to think of presents for the men in your family? I always do, which is a shame as I have a husband, 2 boys, a father and 4 brothers! Since starting to make jewellery and other items out of silver a few years ago this has become easier (tie slides, cufflinks, bookmarks etc) however not all men wear cufflinks etc., so you need to think perhaps about their hobbies. For keen gardeners St. John’s Garden Centre has it covered. Based in Devon they deliver countrywide.

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday 15th June, and with that date fast approaching St. John’s Garden Centre has a selection of great gift ideas for the green-fingered fathers out there, all available from

RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Kneeler Pad by Burgon & Ball (£18.95) 

This is a very comfortable ‘Kneelo Pad’ using memory foam technology. The ultra-cushion has the delightful illustration of a JP Super Mower taken from the 1926 Chelsea Great Spring Show that forms part of ‘The Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Library.’ The full ‘Ground Works’ range includes coordinating Trowel & Fork.

RHS Trowel and Fork Set by Burgon & Ball (£18.95) RHS sponsored Ground Works Collection; This superb Trowel & Fork set has been engineered to the highest standards, both tool heads made from tempered and hardened stainless steel to provide long-life and rust-free durability. The quality continues with FSC certified hardwood handles with The Royal Horticultural Society logo. The Trowel is also engraved on the blade with the quote ‘You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind’.

Prem Leather Gloves and Bypass Pruner (£32.98) The Prem Leather Gloves and Bypass Pruner work perfectly together to help manage your garden. A wonderful gift set for budding gardeners.​ The Wilkinson Sword RazorCut Pro pruners are made from the finest Sk3 Japanese steal with anodised aluminium handles, allowing you to apply force to awkward shrubs and plants with a 22mm cutting capability.

As well as visiting their website you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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