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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 arundellarmsshop.co.uk.   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 arundellarmsshop.co.uk.  

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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 fromarundellarmsshop.co.uk.    

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 arundellarmsshop.co.uk.    

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 arundellarmsshop.co.uk.

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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.

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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 www.stjohnsgardencentre.co.uk.


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.

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If you’re looking for something a little different for the men in the bridal party on your wedding day, this could be just the thing for you, combining a boutonniere with a gift.

Boutonnière of London offers grooms and their groomsmen a unique and individual handmade porcelain buttonhole, designed not only to complement their outfits on their wedding day, but also as a special keepsake to be appreciated and worn afterwards, whether to dinner, the races or even as a chic daily accessory.

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The buttonholes are based on a very beautiful camellia from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with the flower being handmade in Italy to a bespoke design from fine capodimonte porcelain.  Each camellia or rose exhibits fine detailing on the petals and the collection is available in classic ivory (the natural porcelain colour) or blush pink colours.

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The clasp on the back of the flower, which is also a bespoke design by Boutonniere, is designed to hold the lapel firmly without piercing the fabric, but is also discreet enough so that only the flower can be seen when worn.  The clasp, handmade in Sheffield by a company of cutlers, is available in either a highly polished stainless steel or 925 sterling silver and each Boutonniere is packaged in an individual bespoke presentation box, making it the perfect gift.

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Boutonnière of London was established in 2013 by Christopher Harrap, a Yorkshireman turned Londoner who left the corporate world to pursue his idea to combine chic handmade buttonhole accessories with a beautiful gift for grooms and their groomsmen. With a real passion for design, tailoring and craftsmanship, Christopher sourced the very best materials and artisans to turn this concept into reality, having with the entire item handmade in Italy and Sheffield, before being assembled and finished in London.
Christopher said: ‘”The collection offers something a touch different for the whole wedding party. We have worked hard to create a buttonhole for the groom, groomsmen, father of the bride and father of the groom, which is designed to be a perfect keepsake.  We offer a full engraving service to make the gift more personal, which is popular with clients, who have the back of the clasp engraved with the wedding date, their initials or even a personal message for each person. It can also make a perfect wedding day gift from the bride to her husband-to-be that is chic, original and special.”

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