With Father’s Day just around the corner – it’s on the earliest date it can be this year, so it feels extra early – it’s time to think of Father’s Day Gifts. We jumped at the opportunity to review chocolate. Not just chocolate but Thorntons chocolate. Mmmm… I might even let Mr Chaos have some!
Fathers often get a raw deal when it comes to being spoilt, there still seems to be a view that men should buy women presents rather than the other way round. I used to be anti-fathers, as mine wasn’t around much when I was growing up, but losing him to cancer so suddenly makes you realise that there is such a thing as too late, and I’m grateful that my daughters have their lovely dad.
Gendered marketing for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Gifts doesn’t work for us at all. Mr Chaos is not interested in football, any more than I’m interested in flowers. We’re people, not stereotypes. The best gift may be a handmade card from the children (and a lie-in) but a little spoiling never goes amiss, and a whole hamper of chocolates means something suitable for almost any palate (apparently there are some rare people who don’t like chocolate – how about fudge or toffee instead?)
Thornton’s have a great range of Father’s Day Gifts to suit every budget. There are a variety of hampers from £14.99, with a range sure to suit anyone – my chocoholic self is drooling at the half price Chocolate Essentials hamper, that looks like it could feed an army!
There are personalised gifts from £1.50, perfect to give from a small child – I love the look of the alphabet truffles. There’s even alcohol and cards – it’s really a one stop shop for Father’s Day gifts. I know my father-in-law will love any of the fudge selection.
Thorntons is not just for Father’s Day. I fondly remember my mum buying me 21 Viennese Truffles for my 21st birthday (they’re still my favourites) and I bought an enormous hamper of chocolates as a goodbye gift for the excellent staff when my daughters left their daycare nursery (they were very much appreciated, and the owner commented on how quickly they all disappeared!)
Thorntons chocolate have been a special treat for my whole life and I can wholeheartedly recommend the quality and service I’ve always received.
And in case you think it’s just me (and my daughters) who are interested in the chocolate, Mr Chaos’ eyes almost popped out of his head when he saw the hamper and we told him it was all his – but he can share…
Father’s Day in the UK is on Sunday 15th June 2014 – just over a week to go!
Disclosure: We were sent the Super Dad Hamper for review