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Top 5 Teacher Cards and Gifts

Top 5 teacher Gifts

Top 5 Teacher Cards and Gifts. It is the time of year, where the run down to the school holidays is well underway.

So whilst the frenzy is happening with the last drive for squeezing out every last drop of education, it’s time to spare a thought for our hardworking teachers and assistants. So we have put together a rather splendid list of Top 5 Teacher Cards and Gifts that we think teachers will really appreciate!

Number one of our Top 5 Teacher Cards and Gifts:

The talented ladies at Scamp make some of the most gorgeous gifts and we simply love this laser cut teacher sign.

Teachers are super heroes and this brilliant pennant flag comes with a neon cord and is made from birch plywood. We have had several signs from Scamp and we give our seal of approval for being amazing quality! A great gift idea and only £12.50!


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Number Two:

You will need a matching teacher card and we have the perfect collection of cheeky but fun and personalised greeting cards. Check out our collection here. We can personalise all of our cards to match your Teacher’s name or even make a special personalised card just for them.

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Number Three: 

The Cheeky Food Company are definitely up our street with their splendid offering of food gifts. We love this gift set as an alternative to the mountain of chocolate and body products we know our teacher friends receive. These chutneys available here: 

Are made with the finest Indian ingredients and we cannot wait to try the Ravishing Red Onion Chutney!

Number Four:

We simply love this mug and felt that it might strike a cord with many teachers! Prints In Pyjamas make some really funny and quite cool mugs but this one was our favourite!

Number Five

KimHearts has a fab shop on Etsy and we feel this glass would definitely get some use once the holidays start! We love the sparkly bottom but visions of a large Gin and Tonic spring to mind too!

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Football Fan or Football Widow ?


Football Fanatic or Football Widow?

Its UEFA … bla bla bla football.  Or not.  Are you a football fan or widow?  Like it or not, this month’s gonna be all about the beautiful game.   If you love it, you’re gonna be in heaven.  If not, well ……

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“What time does the tourna…match… Euro thing start, football, rugby, whatever…  What is it? What time?”

This Saturday overheard conversations in our city centre were all football.  Enthusiasts explaining it to their other-halves.  Other-halves not even pretending to be interested.

Here at DYP towers some of us we’re a bit split.  Some of us barely notice it’s happening, some of us know a lot more than we want  Some of us accidently got excited by the Wales V Slovakia match on Saturday afternoon.  But enthusiasm waned by the time it got to England V Russia.

We asked our soccer specialists for some help.  “Right well, the Euros are every four years between the World Cup.  They started in….”  Hang on, we don’t need that much information.  “But I like talking about football.”  Oh.

“I’ve waited 58 years for this”

So what we know is if you’re Welsh, you’ve had a stonking weekend.  And well deserved we might say. (That’s coming from the accidental spectator).  If you’re an England supporter, not so much.  Just a predictable draw.  Which is still much better than the action off the pitch.  But still not that great.  The must-win feel of these knockout stage prevails.  Northern Ireland are already joint bottom in their group.  The Republic of Ireland have got it tough in Group E, but have managed to hold on to a draw so far.  Football fans are nothing if not optimists.  Never say never.  Maybe this time …

“I have nothing against football.  It just seems very wasteful losing two hours of my life to wtch 22 millionaires on TV chasing a gag full of wind in their underwear.”  Guy Martin

And so for the widows.  Or widowers.  What are you all up to?  You don’t care, you can’t be bothered?  Or plain pissed off with it all?  Don’t despair, there’s plenty more to do out there. It’s summer afterall.  A festival, a BBQ, a night in a TV-less pub?  Anyone for tennis?  As for us, well, as always there’s gin and prosecco!

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Dad You’re Bloody Marvellous – Father’s Day at DYP

Dad You’re Bloody Marvellous - Father's Day at DYP

Dad You’re Bloody Marvellous – Father’s Day at DYP

We never ‘ad Father’s Day in our day…..

Have you ever wondered where or why we even have a Father’s Day?

Here are ten things you never knew about Father’s Day:

  1. Father’s Day was first invented in the USA more than 100 years ago.
  2. There’s two stories about its origins, and they’re not even a marketing ploy! In 1908 360 men, 200 of them fathers, were killed in a mining accident in Fairmont, West Virginia.  Grace Golden Clayton wanted to honour her father and all the other fathers who had died, and with the help of her church, she organised a special Father’s Day.
  3. A couple of years later in 1910 Sonora Louise Smart campaigned for a special holiday to celebrate her own father – who had brought up his large family single handed after being widowed – and all other fathers.
  4. The idea was all rather low key though, and was ridiculed for being silly, undermining the machismo of men, and being nothing more than a commercial opportunity, until it was, ironically, taken up by the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers in 1938, when it started to grow legs.
  5. But in 1966, President Lynton Johnson declared the third Sunday in June officially Father’s Day, and people began to take it more seriously as a way of celebrating the role of dad.
  6. By the late 1970s it had started to become popular in the UK, and has been growing ever since, though it’s still not as popular as Mother’s Day.
  7. Not all countries celebrate Father’s Day at the same time of year. In Australia it’s celebrated in September, on the first day of Spring.
  8. In Brazil the second Sunday in August is Father’s Day, in honour of Saint Joachim, father of Mary.
  9. In Germany, Father’s Day is traditionally celebrated with hiking and camping that are basically an excuse for a big piss-up.
  10. In Thailand fathers are celebrated on the birthday of popular King Bhumibol Adulyadej

However, wherever and whenever it’s celebrated, it’s all about honouring fathers.  So for all the time they’ve bailed you out, driven you home, fixed your bike, mopped your tears, and paid off your debts, lets raise a glass or three to our dads!

So celebrate your pops! –  Dad You’re Bloody Marvellous – Father’s Day at DYP

Check out our rather splendid and cheeky collection of Father’s Day cards over at Do You Punctuate?  And celebrate your Dad with our cheeky and fun greetings cards!

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Outrageously Rude Fathers Day Cards

Dad bloody fantastic Cards

Outrageously Rude Fathers Day Cards are now available in the shop! For the most you can’t find these cards on the high street because they are in poor taste and vulgar and very rude. Except I think they’re the best cards to send as it makes people properly laugh!  Of course there are tamer cards too, we don’t want your Dad having a heart attack from shock! 😉  (more…)

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