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New For June: Father's Day Collection

With Father's Day on the horizon we've been busy updating our collection of personalised gifts perfect for Dad! From secret messages to hand-drawn pictures, we've got plenty of gifts that are bound to make Dad smile. 
     
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Personalised Adventures With Dad Notebook, £28
  

Perfect for recording all of those special ‘Dadventures’ this wooden notebook can be personalised with the names of your choice. Made from sustainably sourced walnut wood and recycled paper.

     
Personalised Best Dad Ever Keyring, £16 
 

A handmade wooden keyring laser etched with the words Best Dad Ever and the date of your choice. Perfect for celebrating a first Father’s day!

   
 Personalised Metal Adventures With Dad Wallet Card, £19  
  

A sentimental keepsake card engraved with an Adventures With Dad design and the message of your choice. A lovely gift from the children to Dad on Father's day, this metal card is the perfect size to store in a wallet so can be carried with them wherever they may be.

    
Personalised Morse Code Travel Mug, £37
    

Send Dad a truly secret message this Father’s day with our Morse code coffee mug. A practical and sentimental gift that will cheer up any commute.

           

Personalised Child's Drawing Square Keyring, £18
  
This sentimental wooden keyring is personalised with your child's own drawing, making it a one-of-a-kind gift from the kids to Dad this Father's Day.
      
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Click here to shop our full collection of Father's Day gifts!  
  

Eco Friendly Spring Wishlist

With Earth Day last weekend, its got us thinking about how to be more eco friendly with our shopping habits! Earth Day started in 1970 with the idea to build a healthy sustainable environment, address climate change and protect the earth for future generations. 46 years later its great to see that so many brands still aim to support those efforts.
  
Minimising our impact on the environment is very important to us here at Maria Allen, so we've put together a spring wish list full of brands that share our passion for sustainability!
   
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1. H&M Conscious Collection, Mesh Shopper // £34.99
H&M Conscious is all about making sustainable fashion choices affordable, attractive and available. Sustainability is a word of action, their mission is to ultimately make fashion sustainable and sustainability fashionable! 
  
  
2. Korres
Korres only use biodegradable ingredients, recyclable packaging, and eco-friendly manufacturing practices on all their products (they even use a steam generator to heat their facility, rather than electric heating!).
 
3. Maria Allen Boutique,  Wooden Layered Triangle Necklace // £31.50
 We're committed to using reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood throughout our collection of jewellery, accessories, gifts and home ware. Much of the wood we use is reclaimed from the local area, close to our studio in lovely Brighton.
  
  
  
  
4. People Tree, Block Stripe Dress // £90
A pioneer in slow fashion, producing Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable clothing, People Tree partners with artisans and farmers in developing countries to produce stylish, ethical clothing.

   
   
5. TOMS, Black Canvas Women's Classics // £34.99
Casual footwear with a conscience; TOMS was created in 2006 by an American traveler
who after meeting children in Argentina, was shocked they had no shoes to protect their feet. W anting to help he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. 
  
 
  
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Mother's Day Gifts From The Kids

Mother's Day is a great occasion to get creative with the kids, whats more special than a handmade gift or special gesture. With Mother's Day still a week away, there's plenty of time to get creative! Here are 5 simple activities to get the kid's involved in. 
  
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1. Breakfast in bed
Treat mum to a special breakfast in bed, whip up some pancakes and top with fruit or why not make dippy eggs!  
 
 
  
2. DIY hamper 
Curate a hamper full of mum's favourite things! Why not turn it into a picnic hamper to enjoy for lunch. 
   
3. Handmade flowers
Instead of buying flowers why not make them! You can use tissue paper, pompoms or simply use your child's handprints.
  
  
4. Photo display
Get creative and make a photo display full of treasured memories, whether its a scrapbook, framed collage or a  DIY photo cube, it's guaranteed to make mum smile.
    
5. Personalised gifts
Not sure what to make? Let us do the hard work and create a personalised gift for mum based on your child's drawing or handprint!  
   

Personalised Wooden Child's Drawing Coaster, £16
   
Personalised Wooden Handprint Keyring, £31.50
   
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Click here to shop our full Mother's Day collection!