Great Gifts for the Hobbyist in Your Life

Remember hobbies?  Not television time or video games, but activities that helped nurture your creative skills.  Maybe that’s sewing, woodworking, knitting or scale model building.  Yes, scale models.  We know, you may have tried this past time when you were 12, but this attempt ended with your fingers glued together and a series of unfinished models with a bad paint job.  I mean, who has the patience for this anyway?

Whilst these are all fair points you may want to consider how scale model building could appeal to your older sensibilities.  Everyone can benefit from a hobby that is both productive and meditative.  Get ready to talk about all things scale modelling.  This hobby is the surprising marriage of research and craftsmanship and will become your new best friend.

Thanks to the ever-expanding online market of model kits from top brands like ModelSpace, this hobby is not just for military or history buffs anymore.  From your very own Millennium Falcon, to stocking-stuffers, there is a model to suit every type of hobbyist in your life.

For the paint perfectionists…

Brushes are great for any in-depth detail work however, nothing will make your work look cleaner or will help you finish your models faster than an airbrush.  This piece of kit lays down paint extremely evenly and ensures there are no visible brush marks – which is a sure rookie giveaway.

For the stargazers…

Sure, anyone can build a plane.  But do you know what’s cooler?  Space shuttles.  There is a plethora of space shuttle models to pick and choose from, making this a great option for both beginners and advanced model builders.

For any rebel sympathisers…

If you thought snap-together models were a thing of the past, then look no further than the Millennium Falcon.  There are a number of brands that offer both easy snap-together models and intricate, detailed models that need glue.  Either way this will be the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan!

For the neat freak…

If you’re looking for easier clean-up and less odour when painting, then acrylic paints offer a number of advantages over enamels – they are both low VOC and water-soluble.  Basically, if you spill the paint, there’s no need to freak out!  While acrylics offer a number of key benefits, it’s also difficult to find the bigger multi-colour packs.  Not to worry, as a little bit of research will ensure you find the perfect paint shade.

For hot messes…

Considering how much time model makers spend wielding an Xacto knife, accidents are likely to happen.  This is where a cutting mat can act as a necessary saviour for your work surfaces.  Not only does this cost-effective mat absorb knife marks with ease, it also makes sure all the plastic and paint shavings have somewhere to go (other than your dining room table).

So, there you have it, a quick run-down of the top gifts to get for the hobbyist in your life.  Or, if you’re really keen, why not take up scale modelling yourself?  We can’t think of a better way to de-stress after a difficult and trying day at work.

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5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is approaching, and we know how difficult it is to buy for your dad. This year why not get him something that little bit more special, that is why we have curated a list of ideas of gift ideas for you this Father’s Day.

We have tried to gather ideas for every type of dad there is, whether he is into technology, music or the outdoors.

VR Headset

If your dad is a lover of technology, why not get him the latest virtual reality viewer. He will absolutely love this latest technology and it will allow him to explore brand new worlds as if he is actually there.

This particular Samsung generation 2 virtual reality headset is compatible with the latest Samsung Galaxy phones.

Personalised Engraved Multitool Knife

If your dad loves the great outdoors and some of his favourite activities are camping or fishing, then this beautiful personalised engraved multi tool pocket knife is perfect for him.

Personalise this gift with your dad’s name or a Father’s Day message of your choice, whatever you want it to say is completely up to you. You can also choose the font your message will be engraved with on the rosewood handle.

Designer Father’s Day Socks

If your dad is the business type and wears formal business suits to work on a day to day basis, like most dads he will be in constant need of new socks. Why not treat your dad to some designer socks from London Sock Company’s designer Father’s Day sock collection.

You can either choose from the specially created Father’s Day collection which comes with a pair of socks and a bottle of Gin, a matching pair of socks for both you and your dad or a monthly sock subscription so that your dad gets a pair of socks every month delivered directly to him.


If your dad loves music, he will more than likely have a set up of speakers in his house where he listens to music often.

These Sony SRS-XB10 Speakers are wireless which means your dad can take this compact and easily portable wireless speaker anywhere anytime.

It also has 16 hours of battery life and has a water-resistant design meaning you can comfortably take it both indoors and outdoors.

Golf Flex Golf Swing Trainer

If your dad loves to golf, then he will love this handy device called the SKLZ Gold Flex – Golf Training Aid for Strength and Tempo Training, which will help him improve his swing.

It easily fits in a golf bag and is legal to carry on a golf course meaning he can bring it as a device to warm up before a round.


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5 Of The Best Disney Films

Disney is one of the world’s biggest and most recognisable brands. We’re introduced to the characters, films and toys at such a young age that it’s pretty much impossible not to feel nostalgic with the mention of one their films. The amazing thing about Disney is that, despite being targeted at a younger audience, so many of their films are considered classics across generations and not just for kids. From the oldest like Snow White and The Seven Dwarves to the latest releases like Moana, the stories told in Disney films are classics that will live forever. Relive your childhood by checking out our list of the best Disney films. Continue reading

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5 Of The Best Comedy Films

Comedy is the most subjective genre of films. A sense of humour differs greatly from person to person, so a film for one person might be rolling on the floor, splitting their slides in laughter, while another person could be bored to tears. Clearly then, for a comedy film to be almost universally acclaimed as hilarious is a tough task indeed. The films on this list fit that bill and then some, having an incredible capacity to make every viewer laugh until they hurt. If you’re after a laugh a minute, then check out this list of the best comedy films. Continue reading

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The Best Portable Speakers

The way in which we enjoy music has been completely revolutionised in the past 15 years. The Apple iPod was first released in 2001 and since then the industry has evolved enormously so. iTunes let users download music in just a few clicks of a button and then Spotify changed the game. The paid subscription, all you can listen to music service has led to this generation discovering new and old music on their phone in an instant. Thanks to Bluetooth, this music can be heard through the best quality speakers anywhere you go. Want to keep up with the evolution of music? Then check out this list of the best portable speakers on the market right now. Continue reading

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6 Technology Trends For The Next 5 Years

Since the turn of the 21st century, technology has developed to such an extent that we’re now never more than a few inches away from a device that can instantly connect us to the internet. How often are you apart from your phone? Not very is likely the answer. Our phones are indispensable, the insentient thing which we love the most. However, it’s not just that handheld device which is becoming more and more powerful. The world of technology is taking over, so get one step ahead with this article on the tech trends to look out for in the near future. Continue reading

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Netflix, Amazon Prime or HBO GO?

A short time ago, a subscription streaming service was a radical idea, one which many thought had no chance of competing with good old TV. How things have changed. We’re almost spoilt for choice with what streaming service to subscribe to, with choosing one meaning we’re missing out on some great original programming from another platform. Deciding which platform provides the best service is not easy and obviously depends on the person. Comparing the three powerhouses of Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO Go involves more than just the selection of films and tv shows but also price, quality and additional features. In this article, we break down each of the streaming services to help you decide which one is best for you. Continue reading

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