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Thursday 16 June 2022

Father's Day Ideas with Cotton Traders - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello there, 
How are you today?

We've had super weather here over the past few days, and it certainly feels like Summer might have arrived.  I have my holiday with the kids in just over a week's time, so I've been gradually getting my case sorted.  I don't need many new pieces as I often have a 'special' wardrobe for holiday wear ... I was chatting to my beauty therapist the other week and she was telling me she has clothes and jewellery just for her holidays too!  I tend to wear bits that I maybe wouldn't wear at home, this often feels like I have a whole new wardrobe for my trip ... do tell me we are not the only ones who do this!!!

On Sunday it's Father's Day here in the UK, and as I've been kindly gifted these pieces by Cotton Traders I wanted to share a couple of ideas with you so you can surprise your dad on his special day!  Some Father's are very tricky to buy for as they either don't NEED anything, (unlike us girls) or they buy things themselves.  Well these post might just give you a few possibilities!

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.

So what will you get your dad? 
I have some lovely ideas that might help you,
First up what about a hoodie? This pale blue hoodie* would make an ideal choice. This shade of blue will suit everyone, and as it's such a lightweight fabric & can accompany your dad anywhere. At £22 this washed blue jumper made from recycled microfleece has all the benefits of long lasting anit-pill design, a half zip with covered ends to protect the face, raglan sleeves and has a super soft feel and I just need to add it's available in shades of light sage and navy.

A dressing gown* is always a winner, just like slippers.  I love this masculine checkered pattern.  In tones of blue, this is the idea choice for any dad.  It's lightweight fabric means it's perfect for the Summer months and will be ideal over PJ's (if they wear them) in Winter. The other option to this Orchid colour-way is pebble which is a grey stripe.  Offering an irresistibly soft and pure fabric, a neck hanging loop for easy storage, front patch pockets and a fabric tie matching belt to fasten where it's needed - so with an incredible price of £34 here's another perfect present.

I've got the feels for this wonderful print.  It's a polo shirt*with the fabulous Guinness trade Mark emblem on the side tab and on the buttons, and top marks to Cotton Traders for the all-over toucan design in a contrasting shade of turquoise, it looks so good on the navy short sleeved polo shirt.
Sizes start at Medium and go right up to a 5XL - impressive eh?  Price point at £28 makes this an interesting and affordable gift.

What about socks?  They always go down well.  With a comfort top these socks with a goose emblem* on the side are a classic go-to.  I like the mix-up of these, all the colours that are cool for work and play.  What's not to love about a price tag of £12 too!

Finally, this has to be my favourite and is at the top of my list, how about a linen blend shirt*?  Priced at £32, this short sleeved shirt is getting all the brownie points and I'm sure your dad will love it.  This cooling linen-blend comes in three choices and I'm smitten with this clay version.  If you like this you're sure to love the sea blue and deep green options - they'll all go well with jeans or shorts (Cotton Traders have many styles on their website too.) Sizes offered in this classic shirt are medium to 3XL.  You know I love pockets, and I'm sure most men do too, this one has a patch pocket on the chest.

Here's a list of other possible gift ideas:

  • A meal out will always go down well, and if it involves a pub then all the better. 
  • Maybe a trip to watch a match, something like cricket, football or rugby can be a good bet.  
  • A fishing trip.
  • A visit to an antique fair.
  • Golf day out, you could meet at the 19th hole!
  • A day at the races with a free bet for him.
  • A BBQ.
  • Maybe a concert or show, or even a festival!
I do hope I've given you some ideas of what to get, but don't forget your time is possibly the most important thing you can give someone!

Some Father's are very tricky to buy for as they either don't NEED anything, (unlike us girls) or they buy it themselves.

***********************************************************************************Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.

Before we share our post's, please checkout the favourite from last week.  Say a big hello to ... Nicole - High Latitude Style, who's showing us how to style a little white dress, and I must say bravo - I love it!

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Special thanks to my husband David for modelling these items today, I know he was right out of his comfort zone and well and truly delivered the goods don't you think - I'm so proud of him. 💓
Many thanks for joining me today, I can't wait to see what you're all wearing and doing today.
Have a fun week and go on spoil your dad, he's worth it!
Bye for now. X


  1. Funny that every country has a different date for Father's or Mother's Day. Love the variety of ideas, I personally would choose a gown, it looks very nice. Thanks for sharing, Jacqui

    1. Oh I know Anna, strange isn't it. Thanks for saying such lovely things, have a great weekend. x

  2. Wonderful gift ideas! The hoodie looks cool.

  3. Your husband did so well! Lovely ideas for Father's Day

    1. Thanks Gail, right out of his comfort zone. x

  4. Well done Mr B, great stuff! Some excellent ideas there Jacqui thank you x

    1. Thank you so much Pamela, glad you agree. x

  5. I am sure you twisted David's arm! Lol. He did a fabulous job!

    1. Ha ha, yes a bit - but he did well didn't he. x

  6. Oh Jacqui, what a wonderful collaboration for Father's Day! You got some really great pieces and your husband did an amazing job as your model! I do love it when our partners/spouses/kids join our style shoots with us, making these blogs of ours beautiful family affairs! We will be camping at a music festival for Father's Day this weekend and it looks like gorgeous weather ahead for us. I hope you all have a lovely weekend as well!


    1. Thanks Shelbee, so pleased with the pieces. It was nice to be on the other side of the camera too, think the shots came out really well - my course is paying off! Hope you have a super Fathers Day love, I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. x

  7. What nice ideas for Father's Day! I hope you enjoy your upcoming trip too! I try to take favourite pieces I wear at home on trips as then they get good happy memories attached to them - but often I find I pack too much and never wear the pieces I intend to all that much, haha!

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you are having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue

  8. So fun to see your husband on your blog! These are great pieces for Father's Day!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. What a fun idea to feature your own hubby! He's so handsome. What a sport and a great model.

  10. Your husband is looking quite stylish and handsome! My hubby sure could use some new clothes but he hangs on to stuff that is 20 and more years old. Thankfully he has a couple nice linen shirts.

  11. Thank you so much for featuring my little white dress outfit. I feel so honored. You made my day! Thanks also for hosting the party each week. It's a lot of work.

  12. Yay! Hubby as model! Nice job! Love the pieces on him , very smart! It nice to have a great looking robe too.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  13. This is an attractive line-up of gifts for dads. The clothing items look like things that real men/dads would actually enjoy wearing. Comfort and durability are prime considerations for men's clothing.
    Thanks for hosting the link-up.

  14. Your husband looks spectacular in all of these looks! What a good guy! Unfortunately, I haven't bought a gift for my dad in over 45 years. But, my husband is getting car wash certificates! Thanks so much for the link party!

  15. Sunday is Father's Day in the US too—strange how this day links up but we have different dates for Mother's Day! Lovely to see your husband on the blog :)
    Cheryl Shops |

  16. Your husband did great! Like the darker shirt a lot. Thanks for hosting :)

  17. David looks like a pro modeling these pieces! I especially love the navy polo shirt.


  18. Such cool looks and ideas for Father's Day! xx

  19. Great to see Mr B on the blog - he's a natural at modelling!

    Emma xxx


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