it just us or is it harder than ever to find the perfect gift for the man in
your life these days? Given how much choice we now have, it really should be
easy, but somehow it only serves to make things more complicated.
he’s reluctant to drop any hints, what you need is someone to suggest some
perfect and practical gift ideas. Well, the GP team have done just that...
says alfresco cooking has to be reserved for summer barbecues? If you know a
man who loves pizza (who doesn’t?!), treat them to their very own wood-fired
pizza oven, complete with 3kg of wood pellets. It’s the most expensive item on
our list, but as it reaches temperatures of 500C in 10 minutes, and can cook an
authentic Neapolitan pizza in just one minute, hopefully you’ll get to benefit
from it too!
for the neat and tidy bearders, this product is ideal for those family members
whose constant trimming results in cut hairs being spread across the bathroom.
The answer to this issue is a vacuum trimmer, which catches up to 90% of cut
hairs, leaving little or no mess around the bathroom sink.
spend half of our time in the dark outdoors at this time of the year – or at
least, it feels like we do. So it pays to have a quality torch handy to make
navigating in the dark – be it coming home from an evening meal or putting the
bins out – safer and easier. GP’s beam Penlight is not just any torch either –
its waterproof, anodised coating and powerful light output (which reaches an
impressive distance of 55 metres) makes it the torch among torches.
HyperChiller is a big hit on the other side of the Atlantic and it’s easy to
see why. It promises to chill hot coffee (or tea) by up to 70+ degrees Celsius
in 60 seconds without dilution, making it the perfect gift for any hot-beverage
aficionado. Or perhaps they’re more of a whiskey man? They can use the
HyperChiller so that their malt is ice-cold as soon as it hits the rocks.
the man you’re buying for has a habit of letting his mobile devices run flat,
you’ll be doing them a huge favour by gifting them a PowerBank. GP TRAV O SAFE
conforms to the latest airline safety standards for carry-on and checked-in
baggage, so they can keep their devices charged wherever they are in the world.
bloke loves a fresh pair of slippers at Christmas. This year, push the boat out
a bit and get him some Mahabis Larvik slippers. They might look like your
average slippers, but with a detachable rubber sole for wearing outdoors,
they’re anything but ordinary.
the safety-conscious man in your life, the GP motion-sensor Safeguard safety
light is the perfect match. Suitable for outdoor use, and ideal for the shed,
garage or driveway, the real reason he’ll love the Safeguard is that it’s
cordless and doesn’t require an electrical socket, meaning it’s easy to install
on almost any wall!
On Sunday, April 22nd, tens of thousands
of lycra-clad enthusiasts will descend upon the capital’s streets to take part
in one of its most famous, annual events: the London Marathon. It’s a true test
of physical and mental strength – but ask any former participant and they’ll
tell you, the feeling of euphoria they get when they cross that finish line is
impossible to beat. If you’re taking part in this year’s race,
chances are you’re already weeks or months into your training programme. But
the GP team thought it could be useful to offer some final preparation tips to
make sure you’re in top race condition… 1 month to go: the ‘big one’
Arguably the scariest part of the training
plan, your one-and-only ‘big run’ should ideally be completed one month before
the marathon. It’ll give you a good taster of what it’ll feel like on race day
and you’ll be able be see if your nutrition strategy is working. Treat it like
the actual race day: eat a healthy, carb-based dinner the night before, get u…
long-awaited family holiday is almost here. But before you’re able to feel the
sand between your toes, swim in the sea or relax on a lounger with book in hand
(and cocktail in the other), there’s the small matter of getting to your
destination. The very
thought of flying with young children is enough to instil fear in many parents,
but it needn’t be a nightmare. With some careful planning and clever tricks up
your sleeve, time in the air will (quite literally) fly by – and you’ll be in
that pool quicker than you can say “inflatable flamingo”! Here are GP’s
top tips for keeping kids happy – helping you to have a stress (and tantrum)
free flight: 1. Battle
boredom in departures Liven up the
departure lounge experience for your little one with their own rideable Trunki suitcase. Available in a range of designs, these dinky cases
stop little legs growing tired and have plenty of space for snacks,
games, colouring books, tech, sugar-free lollipops (to help with painful ears)
and wet wi…
Waving goodbye to summer also means waving goodbye to those
beautiful, bright sunny mornings and long, light evenings. But darkness
shouldn’t deter you from running in the great outdoors – you just need to take
some extra steps as you clock up those miles. Here are ten of them, courtesy of
Team GP: 1. Buddy up Whether it’s your other half, best friend or a colleague,
running as a duo will help to keep you both safe when it’s dark out there… or
think about joining a running club. Having a running partner is also great for
motivation...“Just one more mile!” 2. Bring doggo along Pooches make perfect running buddies, but bear in mind their
breed will dictate how long they like to run for. If you don’t have a furry
friend of your own, you could ask to borrow a friend’s or neighbour's, or sign
up to Borrow My Doggy. 3. Turn it down If you need music to motivate you, run with just one
headphone in so you’re still well aware of your surroundings, especially the
traffic. It’s also a good idea …