May 20, 2018

Right Royal Daddys and Grandads

What a wonderfully magical Royal Wedding we all had the pleasure of witnessing, like a true-life fairytale. Congratulations to the New Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It was so amazing to see Prince Philip defy all odds after a recent surgery to walk alongside the Queen to attend his Grandson's wedding.

At the sad news that Meghan's own Father was unable to make the journey over to the UK to attend his daughter's wedding, we were all touched by her request to be given away by Prince Charles.

There was a wonderful moment when Prince Harry thanked his Pop.

The Bridesmaids and Pageboys all were very young and adorable.

 As Prince Harry looked a little nervous waiting for his bride, his brother stood beside him looking equally as apprehensive, awaiting the arrival of his young son and daughter who had the important roles of Pageboy and Bridesmaid. 

Perhaps hoping that they would behave themselves whilst under the watchful eyes of the billions of people watching all over the world.

They both did their Dad proud.

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May 15, 2018

Sporting Dad.

With just one month until the eyes of the world turn to Russia for the start of the 2018 World Cup, help unleash the inner sportsman in you Dad with a sports themed Fathers Day gift. 

Your football fan Dad may travel up and down the country supporting his team through thick and thin. If he can't make the game in person he may shout at the television screen things like "Ref, that's a penalty!"

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Dad will love our football team print which can be personalised as they may wish.

Dad may be a Manchester City Fan, delighted to support English Premier League Champions.

Their manager Pep Guardiola, also is soon to be teeing up alongside Europe’s Number One golfer Tommy Fleetwood in the Celebrity Pro-Am at the BMW PGA Championship.

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Hoping Pep is prepared and that someone has been kind enough to treat him to a tub of tees and golf bag tag!

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May 07, 2018

Happy Fathers Day Grandad

Grandads are awesome. They are like your Dad but with a whole other generation of experience. View full article →
April 29, 2018

New Baby Father's Day

In the week that we say congratulations and all welcome a new baby, His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, we look at the role of being a father to a new born. View full article →
April 22, 2018

A Delicious Spring BBQ

Such a long winter, with the added unwelcome 'beast from the east' we were all delighted to hear that sunny days were on the way! 

So do you scrub the rusty old BBQ down or buy that new one with the smoker box, side burner, rotisserie or even lights? Hang on, whats a smart Bluetooth grill?

The old school charcoal BBQ wins hands down as that unmistakable taste of cooking on coals beats the gas burner blandness.

The supermarkets fill with the BBQ rampage where feasts are planned al fresco.

So you fancy yourself as a budding Jamie Oliver

Perhaps don't try to do the naked chef thing as that could be rather dangerous! 

.A sesame, soy and ginger marinade renders steak utterly delicious.

Halloumi Burger with sweet chilli drizzle. 

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To look the part wear the daddy of aprons, featuring all four designs from our Butchers' collection. It includes illustrated infographics of the butchers’ cuts of meat from a cow, pig, chicken and lamb.

A great reference point for carnivorous cooks, as well as a fun way to get the washing up done!

It really doesn't matter if we end up with all the seasons in one day as the outdoor foodie life has gone next level. 

Brits are investing in BBQ huts so that they can enjoy the deliciousness all year round. 

Now that is keeping up with the Joneses.

April 16, 2018

THE HONEYMOON

The Honeymoon is beautiful alone time to be enjoyed after the crazy build up to the wedding and the main event itself.

Time to enjoy being the newlyweds and laugh together about the dramas at the wedding when the two families joined together in the celebrations.

Auntie Louisa had too much Prosecco and lead the dance floor revelers in the Macarena.  

You have had to circulate the crowd to politely thank your guests for attending and make small talk when you would actually rather be doing the Macarena with Auntie Louisa. To make up for this hardship, why not ask your guests to contribute to your flights, your hotel or any other activities you’d like to do on your honeymoon, such as spa treatments, a nice meal out or a special trip.

So the Honeymoon is booked, now you need some fabulous luggage that will hopefully be treated with the utmost care by the baggage handlers.

This Steamline Luggage is so classic and gorgeous.

We adore these cool ‘Escape’ Bags from the fabulous Southwood Stores.

Not a subliminal message to encourage one of the new pairing to escape! You’ll grow to love those annoying habits, we promise!

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Don't leave your luggage looking unloved on the carousel, these tags make the perfect travelling companion. A personalised luggage tag in a range of lovely designs.

Hoping that someone has treated you to a pair of our gorgeous luggage tags.

And so.... to the destination.

A beautiful honeymoon destination in the Maldives,  looks simply stunning.

Or a breathtaking view from a tub for two in Durness.

Where ever you chose to spend it, we at Coconutgrass wish you an amazing honeymoon.

April 09, 2018

WEDDING GUEST

Everyone loves a wedding. In the year we celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle we need to take the celebration to another level! View full article →
October 15, 2015

Great Christmas stocking filler ideas

When it comes to Christmas presents, sometimes the big ones are easier to buy than the little ones. It is pretty straightforward to spend a lot of money on a big gesture, but how do you get something that’s not too extravagant but that is also thoughtful and, you know, actually quite nice?

Don’t reach for the socks and Quality Street yet - not until you’ve seen our Christmas stocking filler ideas.

GAME OF GNOMES TEA TOWEL

If winter is coming, Christmas must be coming, too. The perfect Christmas stocking filler for the Game of Thrones fan in your life. This gnome-themed visual pun might even convince the recipient to do the dishes after Christmas dinner! Click here to find out more.

STRONG T AND TWO AND A HALF SUGARS MUG

Don't let your recipient go to the effort of verbalising the specification for their builder's brew when Mr T and Lord Sugar could do it for them. A great gift for fans of The Apprentice, The A Team and witty mugs alike. Click here to find out more.

PERSONALISED COCKTAIL RECIPE COASTER

Treat someone to their favourite cocktail... in coaster form. As we mentioned, it can be tricky thinking of stocking filler ideas that are personal to the recipient. Well, this personalised cocktail recipe coaster is the ideal gift for a partner-in-crime whose drink order you know without asking. Click here to find out more.

CHARCOAL BUTCHERS KITCHEN SET TEA TOWEL

For someone whose love of serving up delicious meat feasts goes way beyond the Christmas turkey, this stylish tea towel - inspired by vintage illustrations of butcher's cuts - is a brilliant stocking filler. Click here to find out more.

PERSONALISED THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT PRINT

Perhaps the ultimate thoughtful Christmas stocking filler: a print telling the recipient all the things you love about them. Click here to find out more.

SPENT ALL THE MOOLA SHOPPING TOTE BAG

Treat your favourite shopaholic to both a present that serves as both a confession and a means to transport their next purchase. Click here to find out more.

More great Christmas stocking filler ideas

October 01, 2015

World’s Funniest Airport Codes

Airport codes are usually just three-letter abbreviations that get stuck to your luggage during check-in in the hope that (*fingers crossed*) your bags end up on the same plane as you and are awaiting you on the baggage carousel at your destination.

But occasionally, just occasionally, you might find your suitcase bedecked with an airport code that will reduce you to fits of childish giggles.

Here are some of the world’s funniest airport codes.

NOB - Nosara Beach Airport, Costa Rica

Perfect for those check-in desk ‘discussions’ about who was supposed to check the backdoor was locked: a flight to NOB.

DIK - Dickinson Airport, USA

You’re in an English-speaking country, so this was a very naughty choice, Dickinson.

KOK - Kokkola/Pietarsaari Kruunupyy Airport, Finland

There’s little doubt that Finland’s Kokkola/Pietarsaari Kruunupyy Airport is in need of abbreviation. But maybe they could have picked another three letters.

EEK - Eek Airport, USA

Nervous flyer? How about a flight to EEK?

BOO - Bodo Airport, Norway

Maybe a flight to BOO instead, then.

BOG - Bogotá Airport, Columbia

The Colombian capital is perhaps the highest profile destination on the list. You can quite literally BOG off to Bogota.

BUM - Butler Airport, USA

Again, English is your first language, Butler: there’s really no excuse for this, erm, cheekiness.

POO - Pocos De Caldas Airport, Brazil

Brazil’s Pocos De Caldas has plenty of letters at its disposal, but the three it went with were POO.

PEE - Perm Airport, Russia

PEE on your luggage is never a good look.

FAT - Fresno Yosemite Airport, USA

Always book an aisle seat for your flight to FAT.

DOH - Doha Airport, Qatar

At least you can channel your inner Homer Simpson if your suitcase gets lost.

FUK - Fukuoka, Japan

Yep. Sort of self-explanatory.

SEX - Sembach Airport, Germany

It’s safe to assume that this decommissioned military airbase is not as raunchy as it sounds.

DOG - Dongola Airport, Qatar

Honourable mentions to Cat Island Airport, Bahamas (CAT) and Coquimbo Airport, Chile (COW) for equally animal-inspired codes.

OMG - Omega Airport, Namibia

You’re taking me on holiday to Namibia? OMG!

Inspired by some of the funny airport codes above? Click here to create your own vintage airport code luggage tag.

September 16, 2015

Great gifts for Great British Bake Off fans

The Great British Bake Off is once again lighting up TV screens across the country as the latest season of the show really starts to heat up.

Now into its sixth series, GBBO shows no signs of slowing down, having established itself as an iconic and hugely popular piece of television in recent years. In fact, the Bake Off is so popular that it has picked up an army of loyal fans. If you know one of those fans, you might want to treat them to a baking-inspired gift for their birthday, Christmas or another occasion. So, what gifts can you get for GBBO fans?

Here are some ideas of Great British Bake Off gifts for fans of the show.

Macaroon Flavours Print

 

It's usually a show-stopping sight when macaroons are made on the Great British Bake Off. The colour and presentation of the dinky French treats makes for an impressive sight - that's why they were used as the inspiration for this stylish infographic print. Click here to find out more.

Macaroon Flavours Kitchen Tea Towel

The same stylish design as the print above, but this is perhaps a better option if you want a Great British Bake Off gift that can be put to use in the kitchen, as well decorating it. What better way to encourage somebody to bake lots of delicious treats for you than providing the means for them to transport those treats from the over to your plate! Click here to find out more.

Breakfast Coffee Pancakes Print or Canvas

Some baking days don't need anything as fancy as macaroons. No, sometimes you just need something homely and comforting, like coffee and pancakes. Inspired by both vintage New York Subway signs and classic New York breakfasts, this will make a great addition to any Great British Bake Off fan's kitchen. Click here to find out more.