‘Dad Hacks’ giveaway

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Aug 242019
 

Pan Macmillan Australia

Who needs weekends with pubs and clubs when you can have Friday nights on the couch with Better Homes and Gardens? I love starting the weekend with some recipe inspiration, my girls always enjoy the craft ideas and secretly we all wish for our very own Rob Palmer to lend a hand around the house. I may not be able to give you Rob, but with this cool book of tricks your own hubby is sure to become your favourite handyman:

Especially for his first book Dad Hacks (RRP $29.99) Australia’s favourite DIY guru Rob Palmer has handpicked 101 of his best tradie tips, household hacks and savvy savings that will help Aussie families save time and money.

Whether dad’s an amateur cook (cook a scrumptious scone or boil the perfect egg), a fun family-man (build a backyard slingshot or play supermarket hide-and-seek), an outdoor guy (pull out a tree stump or light a fire with corn chips) or a tool trainee (fix a sticky lock or drill into tiles), with these and many more Dad Hacks Rob Palmer has all types of fathers covered. Everyone knows kids like to believe their dad knows all and can do everything and this great guy guide is exactly what dads need to keep up the image.

With Father’s Day just around the corner ‘Dad Hacks’ would make a perfect gift for the special man in your life (and the rest of the family can reap the benefits too!).

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at ‘Dad Hacks’ Rob Palmer and to order your favourite titles online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Dad Hacks (RRP $29.99) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

Aug 232019
 

If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you may remember Jess Racklyeft’s gorgeous picture book ‘There’s Only One Mum Like You’, one of our favourite 2019 Mother’s Day finds. So many (grand)mothers were spoilt with this beautiful book and the story is being read and loved over and over again in homes all around the country. But what about the dads? Don’t worry, Affirm Press has them covered too:

‘There’s only one dad like you, Dad.
Caring, daring and wise.
Fixer of all that is broken;
builder of the best surprise’

There’s Only One Dad Like You (RRP $19.99) is a warm celebration of the special father (figures) in our lives. The fathers that fix, the papas who play, the protectors and problem solvers, the cooks and the craftsmen, the heroes and the helpers, no two dads are the same yet this book treasures them all.

Featuring Jess’ eye-catching water colour illustrations, a unique lay-out and delightful rhyme this picture book is guaranteed to speak to the children who read it and warm the hearts of the dads that receive it. You have one week left to get your hand on a copy, be quick!

To find out more about Affirm Press and to take a closer look at ‘There’s Only One Dad Like You’ by Jess Racklyeft visit www.affirmpress.com.au.

To find out more about Affirm Press, to take a closer look at ‘There’s Only One Mum Like You’ by Jess Racklyeft and to order a copy online visit www.affirmpress.com.au.

Aug 142016
 

Bright Star Kids

I don’t mean to alarm you but have you looked on the calendar lately? Father’s Day is only 3 weeks away so if you haven’t found the perfect gift for the super dad in your life yet you better get your thinking cap on. We may not be home on Father’s Day this year but I don’t want hip daddy to miss on out on his day of appreciation, look at these gorgeous gifts that I have tucked away in my suitcase:

BSK Suitcase

Known as the go-to store for all things personalised Bright Star Kids has put together a fantastic selection of Father’s Day presents that can be customised to suit your favourite dad. I think Hip Daddy is going to love our pick!

BSK Baby Tee

It may not be his very first Father’s Day but this will be hubby’s first one as a proud dad of five, now that’s pretty special if you ask me. Our latest addition Harriet has everyone wrapped around her little finger, especially daddy, so I have no doubt this cheeky I’m Cute Tee (RRP $24.95) with sweet puff sleeves will get a smile out of him.

BSK Daddy BearJust like with all the other personalised clothing by Bright Star Kids you can pick your favourite text colour and choose from a range of different sizes and garments; singlets, bibs, t-shirts and onesies, you can create your ideal gift and even see a preview of what the end result will look like. With prices starting at only $12.95 up to $24.95 it makes a great affordable gift for a lucky dad this Father’s Day.

Hattie won’t be the only one who will dress for the occasion, hip daddy will be dressed in style too. With a bit of luck the Road Massage Men’s T-Shirt (RRP $24.95) will get him a relaxing back rub by five small pairs of hands and bumpy tyres. I tweaked the ‘World’s Best Dad’ title a tad by crowning him Super Papa, a subtle wink to our half-Dutch kids. That’s the great thing about personalised clothes, you can make little alterations and create the design that suits your wishes perfectly.

Road Massage Tee

With more than 45 different personalised Father’s Day gift ideas to choose from there is a fabulous match for everyone. Be quick and get your creative juices flowing so your unique gift(s) for dad will get to you in time for the big day.

To find out more about Bright Star Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.brightstarkids.com.au.

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Sep 062015
 

Roadshow Entertainment

A very happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there! Our children are blessed with an amazing daddy who truly deserves to be in the spotlight (any day, not just on Father’s Day). When I talked to the kids about presents for daddy and asked them what he likes they all said ‘fast cars’ which is spot on, he has loved watching Formula 1 and Top Gear for as long as I have known him. Obviously the family budget doesn’t allow for a his own ‘racing car’ but I can treat him to a relaxing evening with some of his favourite tv-shows:

Top Gear Patagonia SpecialA great pick for big V8 lovers, Top Gear: Patagonia Special (RRP $24.95) follows Jeremy, Richard and James as they take three V8 powered sports cars out for an epic and arduous 1600 mile road trip through Patagonia, a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America. As always the fantastic, fun, feisty trio is in for a journey full of surprises, navigating their cars past swamps, deserts, forests, beaches and snowy mountain passes.

Top Gear The Complete Series 22If, like my hubby, you can never watch enough of the world’s biggest car programme you can relax to your heart’s content with Top Gear: The Complete Series 22 (RRP $24.95). With over 8 hours of Top Gear adventures, spread out over 3 discs, dads across the globe are in for a real treat. From Australia to St. Petersburg, from Lamborghinis to Land Rovers, from classic cars to the new BMW i8 hybrid, this epic season is sure to satisfy the needs of every single car fan.

These new Top Gear releases are available at leading retailers across Australia, you can still pick one up today to surprise dad for Father’s Day!

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to read all about Top Gear and to order your favourite Top Gear titles online visit www.roadshow.com.au.

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Aug 252015
 

Tooheys

With Father’s Day just 1,5 week away time is quickly running out to find the perfect present for the special man in your life. Every year I try to put together a few different gifts for my hip hubby, making sure he receives something fun, luxurious, practical and tasty (after all, we all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach). This year Aussie favourite Tooheys is making your Father’s Day gift shopping easier than ever with the release of the ultimate gift for guys of all ages:

The full-colour, hardcover Tooheys Cooking Handbook is written with real Aussie blokes in mind. It’s filled to the brim with tasty recipes that are sure to impress yet surprisingly simple to make. From pork to potatoes and from pasta to pies, from salmon to salad and from sausages to stir-fries, it contains delicious recipes to suit the whole family and thanks to the easy-to-follow, hands-on instructions even the biggest amateur-cook can give them a go.

Tooheys Cooking Handbook

I am blessed with a hubby that knows his way around the kitchen better than I do and he loves discovering new recipes so I know he will thoroughly enjoy cooking his way through this great read (whilst enjoying a beer or two). My guess is that he will first try his hand at the Finger Lickin’ Wings, something our little guinea pigs will be more than happy to taste test for him. Of course you can count on Tooheys to include a few beer-based recipes too, would you like to serve your mates some homemade Cheesy Beer Damper, Sticky Barbecued Ribs or Dark Ale Pate at your next BBQ?

So ladies, if you are looking for a cheeky way to get your man into the kitchen and in charge of dinner look no further than the new Tooheys Cooking Handbook.

Tooheys Cooking Handbook (RRP $39.99, 234 pages) is available for purchase at leading bookstores across Australia or online in the Tooheys Online Store.

To find out more about Tooheys, to take a closer look at the Tooheys Cooking Handbook and to order your copy today visit www.tooheys.com.au.

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Jul 282015
 

I don’t know about you but Father’s Day always creeps up on me a little. Four of our six family members celebrate their birthday in August so just when I finish making that last birthday cake I find Father’s Day waiting around the corner. I am giving you the heads up nice and early this year: Father’s Day is 5 weeks away so it’s time to starting thinking of the perfect gift for that special man in your life.

Remington SmartEdgeEarlier this month I showed you the new Remington SmartEdge shaver that keeps hip daddy looking office-smart day-in day-out, if you missed it you can read up here. I know I promised to give one away as well so here’s your chance, one of my lovely Hip Little One readers will be surprising a great hubby, dad or even father-in-law with one of these fantastic razors valued at RRP $199.95 this Father’s Day. That’s a pretty awesome gift if you ask me!

To find out more about Remington, to take a closer look at the Remington SmartEdge and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

Molton Brown

To make the surprise even sweeter our wonderful friends at Molton Brown have thrown in some luxury skincare products for the deserving dad too, straight from their latest grooming and hair care collection:

Molton Brown Ultra-Light Bai Ji HydratorNow that all that unwanted facial hair is gone a few pumps of the lovely Ultra-light Bai Ji Hydrator (RRP $62, 100ml) will help moisturise the skin so you can feel clean and refreshed all day. Specifically developed for normal to oily skin the moisturising hydrator leaves skin feeling firm, smooth and comfortable while shine-reducing lentil seed extract controls excess oil and helps reduce the appearance of pores.

Molton Brown ShampooTo look after the hair that dad does want to keep (if he is lucky enough to have some left!) Molton Brown is recommending the Fennel Extract Anti-dandruff Shampoo (RRP $29, 300ml). Containing carefully selected ingredients, including fennel root extract, this wonderful men’s shampoo gently cleanses your hair, helps eliminate flakes, banishes build-up and excess oils and keeps your scalp fresh and healthy so dad can be comfortable and confident about his looks.

To find out more about Molton Brown, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.moltonbrown.com.au.

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Jul 042015
 

A few weeks ago Hip Daddy turned 34 and even though we didn’t celebrate big, with just our 4 kids (and a baby bump) it’s already quite the party. Early on in our marriage we started a small tradition where every child gets something to give to daddy, little did I know at the time that we would go on to have a larger than average family. Four kids later it is getting rather tricky to find enough good presents to give but I am glad to say I succeeded again with this Remington gift being a big hit:

Remington SmartEdge XF8550AU

I admit a shaver is more of a practical present than a luxury treat but you have no doubt read last week that he got a bit of both so no complaints there. Because hubby religiously shaves every morning before going to work I knew a new shaver would be well received, he enjoys the easy shave and I enjoy the smooth skin, double win!

SmartEdge Foil ShaverWhen you take a close look at the Remington SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver (RRP $199.95) you’ll notice the foil shaver has a unique multi-directional hole pattern, about time someone realised not all hairs grown neatly in the same direction! By catching hairs from all angles you need fewer moves to achieve a close shave all-over so it’s quicker and more effective.

Remington SmartEdgeThe cordless design is perfect for busy dads on the go who try to do a million things at the same time, hip daddy is quite the expert at it. If you’re a really keen multi-tasker you can even use your 100% waterproof SmartEdge shaver in the shower and rinse under the tap, so convenient! The shaver can be used dry, with shaving foam or with gel, whichever you feel is most gentle on your skin. Hubby prefers gel in the shower to reduce redness but in the mornings it’s often a dry shave to save time.

The powerful lithium battery has a generous 50 minute runtime (that’s a lot of beard to shave), if needed you can do a super speedy 5 minute quick charge or complete a full charge in 120 minutes. I love the handy charging lights indicating how much battery you have left, that way you’ll never run out of battery unexpectedly.

Could your hubby do with a nice new shaver too? Stay tuned, in the lead up to Father’s Day we’ll give you the chance to win a Remington SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver for the special man in your life. 

As always Remington offers fantastic peace of mind with a generous 2 year product warranty, as well as a 60 day money back guarantee.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.