Ahead of Father’s Day in the UK on 19 June, we’re excited to launch YOU THE DADDY’s first ever giveaway, giving you lucky people the chance to win this amazing bundle of presents for the deserving dad in your life (prize value £80)!
This ultimate Father’s Day giveaway features six of my favourite dad-loving brands, who have all kindly donated a set of incredible prizes for you to win ahead of the big day, including:
- A very fitting Best Dad Ever mug from online customising retailer Zazzle UK
- A box of cool socks from my favourite sock subscription service, The London Sock Exchange
- An awesome Daddy Cool print from creative campaigners Go Outside The Lines
- A wicked Papa bag for busy dads from Brighton-based The Gray Store
- A very special bottle of wine from online wine merchant BAACCO
- And a set of proper pickles for cheese loving dads from The English Provender Company
Keep scrolling for more info on each of the brands involved as well as full details of how you can enter the competition!
PLEASE NOTE: There are four different ways you can enter; pick one or more to increase your chances of winning! The giveaway will run until 26 May 2016, after which the lucky winner will receive this entire bundle of goodies in the post, well ahead of Father’s Day itself on 19 June!
I discovered Zazzle UK last year when searching for a customisable t-shirts for a stag do, and was immediately struck by their huge selection and fun designs for every occasion. From my extensive research, Zazzle absolutely leads the way in terms of online customisation, working with innovative new designers from across the world, to personalise pretty much anything and everything you could ever want, from t-shirts and accessories to mugs and mobile phone cases.
What’s more, they have loads of cool things especially designed for Father’s Day too, so whatever your papa is into, you should be able to find something perfect for him here.
(Of these Zazzle products pictured, only the Best Dad Ever mug is included in the prize draw)
I can’t lie – I bloody love socks! Working in an office all week, wearing the same boring suit day in, day out, I take great pleasure in sprucing up my daily uniform with a set of colourful ankle coverers. Because of this, I have been a huge fan of The London Sock Exchange for many years now, and their quarterly sock subscription boxes.
For just £15 per quarter, you receive three pairs of top quality, stylish socks in the post every three months – each dreamt up by their team of British designers who create socks exclusively for The London Sock Exchange with the modern gentleman in mind. What’s more, you can even send back your old unwanted socks using their prepaid return postage label, which they then recycle for you, thus doing your sock drawer and the planet a favour. Seriously cool idea and at a bargain price.
(The socks included in the prize draw are not featured here – the contents of the winning box will be a surprise!)
As a lover of Pop Art and all things creative, I’ve been an avid follower of Go Outside The Lines on Instagram for some time now. This innovative British business creates bold screen prints and greetings cards for kids to colour, draw, doodle, scribble and paint on. They provide the outline (with fun phrases like My Room My Rules, Daddy Cool, I Was Born Ready, Dream Big and many more), and you/your little ones do the rest!
Whether your mini artist is super-neat or ultra-messy, each Go Outside The Lines print gets transformed into a totally unique addition to any bedroom wall, or the perfect present for colour-loving parents. I personally love the concept and design, so come on…let’s unleash a felt-tip frenzy!
(Of these prints above, only the Daddy Cool print is included in the prize draw – unframed)
I recently discovered the amazing British-made kids and lifestyle brand The Gray Store on Instagram, where I immediately fell for their fresh take on kids clothing and adult accessories. In a world teeming with ‘cute’ baby clothes, The Gray Store set out to create something different, favouring a simple, pared-back aesthetic – using quality fabrics in cool Scandi colours. By no means your average kids clothing retailer!
I was particularly excited to see that they recently launched their latest creation – their awesome PAPA bag – which has been especially designed with busy daddies in mind. Perfect for all the paraphernalia that us fellas cart about, this A4 sized bag has so many uses. From storing gym kit minis and shaving kit, to chargers, cables and loose change, this bag is even big enough to fit your iPad. For me, it’s the perfect travel companion for family holidays, to keep all your tickets, passports and travel money together in one place while you’re away!
(Of these Gray Store products pictured, only the PAPA bag is included in the prize draw)
My old dad (a serious wine connoisseur, in his own mind at least) is a regular customer of BAACCO.com, which is a brilliant search and discovery marketplace, where wine lovers can search for available wines across hundreds of merchants and easily order their favourite bottles in a matter of clicks.
Their mantra is to offer great quality and affordable wines, with none of the fuss. So whether you’re just looking for a cheeky bottle (to drink after the kids have gone to bed) or you’re an enthusiast looking for the right wine (or case!) for a special occasion, BAACCO is worth a visit.
(The prize included in the draw is a bottle of 2012 Pinot Bijeli (Pinot Blanc) white wine)
Perfect for any dads out there (and mums too) that love a dollop of grown up chutney or pickle with their Ploughman’s lunch (their Caramelised Red Onion Chutney has been a firm favourite of mine for years!), the wonderfully British English Provender Company has recently launched its new range of Proper Pickle, to tap into our nostalgic taste buds and remind us all of the classic sandwich accompaniments of our youth.
The new collection is made up of four fresh varieties – Beetroot Proper Pickle, zingy Pickled Onion Proper Pickle or the traditional Proper Pickle in either Chunky or Finely Chopped – and is now available to buy across the UK from Waitrose and ASDA for just £1.50 a jar. Yum…
(Our amazing Father’s Day prize includes the full set of pickles, pictured above!)
Four Ways to enter our Father’s Day Giveaway!
To make life as easy as possible for you all, there are four different ways that you can enter this amazing Father’s Day giveaway – pick one, two, three, or if you’re feeling super flush, all four to increase your chances of being the lucky winner of these awesome prizes!
Option 1) Subscribe to YOU THE DADDY via email, by adding your email to the ‘SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL’ box at the top of the blog side bar (SCROLL UP AND LOOK RIGHT! ——>).
Option 2) Head over to our Instagram page @youthedaddy, find one of our Father’s Day Giveaway photos and follow the instructions in the post!
Option 3) Mosey on down to our Twitter account @youthedaddy, find one of our Father’s Day Giveaway posts and retweet it, before following @youthedaddy and the other brands’ accounts that are mentioned in the tweet. Easy peasy!
Option 4) Flip across to our Facebook page You The DADDY, Like our page and share the competition post to your friends before finally hitting Like on the FB pages of each of the brands involved – full details in the competition post!
The competition is for UK entrants over the age of 18 only, and will close at midday GMT on Thursday 26 May 2016, after which one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive the entire bundle of Father’s Day goodies in the post, well ahead of the day itself on 19 June.
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