Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year. Unlike Mother’s Day, we celebrate Father’s Day on the same day in the UK as the US and Canada. This year, Father’s Day falls on the 19th of June. That means, across the world, people are preparing gifts for their father figures to say a big thank you for all that they do.
It’s easy to find yourself falling back on the basics – like wallets and beer – when looking for Father’s Day gifts. But if you or your father figure are fans of Star Wars, there’s a chance you spent a lot of time bonding over the franchise growing up. It’s the perfect opportunity to gift them something unique that really shows you appreciate your memories together.
So if this sounds like the inspiration you needed to kick off your celebrations, here are our top 5 Star Wars Father’s Day gifts.
This toaster from Uncanny Brands brings joy and nostalgia to the breakfast table. Sleek but playful in design, each slice of toast comes out with a perfect print of Darth Vader’s classic helmet. When it comes to Star Wars Father’s Day gifts, this toaster is perfect if you want something both practical and memorable.
Those who are into Star Wars and model kits may find a great overlap with this 3D puzzle. Standing at an impressive 30cm, your completed R2-D2 is sure to be a stand-out in your collection. You’ll find a superb amount of detail in the 310 pieces, with only model glue required to piece them together.
Add some novelty to daily life. This silicone tray is, of course, based on the infamous Han Solo scene from The Empire Strikes Back. We don’t really recommend carbonite, but it is suitable for ice or baking. Add some excitement to an ice box or your next sponge cake with this quirky gift.
These unique salt and pepper grinders bring all kinds of extra flavour. Whether you’re George Lucas’ biggest fan or a casual enjoyer of sci-fi, they are flashy in a way that you can keep them on a shelf or on your dining table – though it might be hard to choose!
An absolute staple, this Star Wars logo light adds fun to any space. It’s the perfect size to fit on a collector’s shelf and comes with the option of USB or battery power. A truly versatile and nerdy gift that would suit any Star Wars fan this Father’s Day.
We hope this list has helped you find your perfect Father’s Day gift. Want to see more? We have a whole tag of great ideas for Star Wars Father’s Day gifts on Zatu Home.
On the 6th of February, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne. She was 25 years old.
Now at 96, Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in history, meaning this is the UK’s first time celebrating a Platinum Jubilee. The Platinum Jubilee milestone celebrates seven decades on the throne, with many events to mark the occasion over the year. So when is the official date, and when is the main celebration?
The official date of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is Sunday 6th February 2022, but the main celebrations will take place in June.
What are the Events?
Held across a four-day bank holiday weekend from the 2nd – 5th of June, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will consist of daily royal events:
Thursday, June 2nd
On the 2nd of June, a beacon will be lit at Buckingham Palace to kick off the events. This is followed by the Trooping of the Colour parade, which features more than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians. There is also an RAF flypast, which members of the Royal Family will watch from the Buckingham Palace balcony. You might catch a glimpse of the Queen herself in one of her iconic outfits.
Friday, June 3rd
The main event of Friday is a Thanksgiving Service for the Queen’s long reign at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Saturday, June 4th
On Saturday, the Queen and her family will gather at Epsom Downs to see the equestrian event. The Queen is a big racing fan, so this will surely be a lively event! There’s even an official noble steed from Ty to celebrate. There will also be a special live concert at Buckingham Palace, called the Platinum Party.
Sunday, June 5th
The Big Jubilee Lunch is held on Sunday, as an initiative to get communities together to share friendship, food, and fun with their neighbours in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Depending on where you find yourself celebrating this event, you could add a dash of patriotism to your evening with a Union Jack flight set. If you’re planning a more family-oriented celebration, this Corgi will make a great companion for children.
You can also join more than 5,000 people in the UK for musicians, dancers, street art, theatre, carnival, circus, and exciting costumes at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
Is There More?
There are many more events scheduled across the country throughout the year to honour the Queen and her long reign. Keep an eye out on the official royal or government websites to find out more.
Whether it’s their first house or their forever home, each new place is a special step in someone’s journey. They’ll always remember setting up those first few furnishings and eating takeaway on the floor, surrounded by cardboard boxes. And you can make their newest adventure even more special, with a thoughtful and unique gift they’ll use for years to come. Here are our favourite quirky housewarming gifts:
Sleeping on an air mattress is more comfortable if you make it fun. This neon flex light provides 3m of light for you to bend and shape into any design or word you like. You could shape it yourself before gifting it, or leave it for the recipient to decide what to make. It also creates a great mood for the housewarming party!
When you’ve got a set of empty kitchen cupboards to fill, it’s time for mugs! This Brew Planet mug features beloved David Attenborough and Koko the talking gorilla. When you add a hot beverage, Koko goes extinct – drink it up to cool the planet and bring her back!
There’s no better way to make yourself feel at home than by baking a cake. This Game of Thrones cake mould will double that sense of achievement with its cool and unique design. It’s the perfect time to pledge your allegiance to House Stark as you settle into your new castle.
Food options can be limited while you’re unpacking. This waffle maker is both cute AND useful, extending the range of meals you can make quickly with limited ingredients. Don’t feel like you’re limited to waffles! Make eggs, brownies, cakes, quesadillas, or even Baby Yoda sandwiches with this press.
Speaking of limited ingredients… The mayonnaise cookbook is all about dishes starring mayonnaise! It teaches you how to make the most of those days when it seems like there are only condiments in the fridge. Whether you’re a mayo sceptic or an enthusiast, this book will make you a major mayo connoisseur.
These are just some of our favourite quirky housewarming gifts. Want to see more? We have a great range of Home & Garden gifts available.
Football fans come in all kinds of colours. Red and white, yellow and green, navy blue… But no matter who they support, you’ll always see the same types of fans out on the field and in the crowds. And there are perfect, unique football gifts out there for every single one of them.
The coach spends all their time either on the pitch or watching the pitch – and they love it. So get them something that will let them think about the pitch, even when it’s well out of sight. This matchday planner is specially designed for football fans, with helpful sections for team line-ups, match notes, player reviews, and more, to plan out all of their events.
The Diehard lives and breathes football, which means they’ve got everything they could possibly want that relates to it. But don’t worry, you still have options. This glove care kit is a useful essential for any player. No matter how much you play, with this kit, your equipment will always be in top condition.
Most children aren’t so interested in useful gifts. They don’t like clothes, and they’re not really going to understand why the new professional ball you bought them is so much cooler than the Spiderman one in their garden. But finger football is a universally appreciated gift, and it’ll keep the kids from trying to play a full game of football when they’re stuck indoors.
Know someone who’s only into football when their team’s winning? A training football is a great gift that’s simultaneously thoughtful and a bit of a gag. If they want to catch up with the rest of the gang before their team loses again, they better get those training kicks in fast. Maybe a taste of their own win is what they need to keep the spark going.
Some people handle the ups and downs of a match better than others. If you know a sore loser, introduce them to this tactics board. Planning together as a team may boost their confidence a bit, and they’re sure to be a football strategy master in no time. Watch out, coach!
Of course, at the end of the day, all of these unique football gifts would be appreciated by any kind of football fan. We’re sure that any gifts from our football collection would be! If you’d like to see more sports items, we have all sorts of sports and leisure items to browse. If you like our gift guides, you can find more of them here.
The latest arts and crafts craze comes in the form of diamond painting, and we couldn’t be happier. Diamond painting is satisfying, relaxing, and guides you to create gorgeous pieces of art that you’ll never get tired of looking at. It’s also good for you! The best part of diamond painting is that it’s suitable for all ages, and there are endless designs to choose from.
What is Diamond Painting?
A diamond painting kit provides you with everything you need to create your very own diamond painting. A piece of adhesive art, applicator tools, and a diagram that shows you what to place where. To start, you peel the protective film off of the adhesive. Then, following the provided guide, you apply colourful diamonds using a special applicator pen as you switch off and relax.
Diamond painting is proven to have many positive effects on people of all ages. It can minimise stress, boost creativity and confidence, and improves motor skills. It also gets you away from the hustle and bustle of life for a while.
Where Do I Start?
We sell some fabulous beginner diamond painting kits right here on Zatu Home. Our favourites have to be the Disney diamond painting kits. Disney creates lovable characters and art with simple shapes and colours, perfect for both children and adults who are just getting started.
Fans of Disney Princesses and dragons will love our Raya and Sisu art kit. An inspiring scene that shows Raya and Sisu charging into battle, with a lovely sunset background. Our Moana crystal art notebook is a great option for children. They’ll get a notebook and a new craft hobby all in one! If you’re more of an animal fan, we have some adorable artwork from The Aristocats and 101 Dalmations.
If you’re not sure you want to commit to a full-sized painting, we have some tutorial-sized diamond painting kits in the form of greetings cards. With beloved characters such as Winnie the Pooh and Frozen’s Olaf, these cards are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face when they open them up. And you’ll get to relax and have fun adding the special touches.
Once you’ve completed your diamond painting, you’ll be left with a stunning piece of art. Naturally, since you’ve put a lot of time and effort into your painting, you should hang it up with pride. Some diamond kits even come with frames. But, if yours doesn’t, then you can pick out your own frame to suit the artwork and the decor of your home.
We hope you’ll find your new favourite hobby with diamond painting, and our Disney diamond painting kits. Be sure to check out the rest of our diamond painting kits here on Zatu Home.
Are you looking for Mother’s Day Garden Gifts? As always, Zatu Home has you covered.
Every year, in the UK, we celebrate Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday of March.
Mothering Sunday first began as a church tradition, and it takes place three weeks before Easter on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This was when Christians would visit their ‘mother church,’ which is why we often refer to the day as Mothering Sunday. Nowadays, Mothering Sunday is a day when children give presents, flowers, and homemade cards to their mothers.
In the past few years, the popularity of plants and gardening has boomed. Gardening is a very rewarding hobby, and there are ways to make it suit all abilities and lifestyles. That’s why we at Zatu Home think that gardening is a great theme for gifting this Mother’s Day. Whether your guardian is already an avid gardener or just someone you think would enjoy the hobby if they gave it a try, our top 5 Mother’s Day garden gifts might be just what you’re looking for to make this day special.
This retro-themed radio is the perfect companion for when you’re out planting bulbs or tending to potted plants. This radio has a large rotary control for volume and tone, with an easy to read dial scale. The sturdy carrying handle makes it easy to move about as you go from task to task throughout the day.
Flowers are a classic Mother’s Day gift. They’re pretty, elegant, and they smell lovely. But what if you could give the gift of perfect flowers that last? 500 Flowers is a book full of information on different types of flowers. Together, you and your guardian can find their new favourite flowers and build a lovely garden full of gorgeous colours and smells that could last for years to come!
Gardening is a relaxing and rewarding hobby – but it can also be hard work! Especially during the Summer, when your plants are growing at breaking speeds. It’s important to remember to stay hydrated while you’re out working on your garden. This bottle is made of double-walled 18/8 stainless steel keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. If you’re looking for Mother’s Day garden gifts that are practical, this option is simple and can be used all the time.
If a flower garden isn’t for you, or you’re just a big fan of the idea of growing your own food, then this book by Carson Arthur has all the best tips to set you up for success. After growing up on a farm and becoming a professional gardener, Carson bought a small plot of land to create his own farm. Six years later, he created this guide to help you start yours!
Once you’ve created your perfect garden, you’re going to want everyone to see it! Entice all of your friends and family over with the fun of some garden games like this Croquet Set. The game is suitable for all ages, so everyone can admire your hard work.
And there you have our top 5 Mother’s Day Garden Gifts. We hope this guide has given you all the ideas you needed to make your loved ones feel special and celebrated. If you’d like to see more of our garden gifts, we have a whole home and garden section. For more gift guides and lifestyle inspiration, check out our blog.