Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Happy Birthday Hub!

It's my hubby's birthday today. I think everyone should be allowed to have their birthday off, if it falls on a  work day. My hub had to work, but we've had a lovely family party this evening.

It's difficult knowing what gifts to get so soon after Christmas. Hub is an F1 racing fanatic, and whilst I can't yet afford to buy him tickets for Silverstone (one day!) I wanted to get him an F1-inspired surprise.

Etsy came up trumps as usual. There are various F1-themed gifts on there from UK selllers; here are some of my favourites.

This is what I bought my hub.

It's an ashtray or coin tidy with carbon fiber centre, made using a 4th gear ratio from the gearbox of a 700+ bhp Honda F1 racecar driven by Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello!

It came in a black gift box with a card explaining it's history. Hub loves it, and it's a great talking point.

The Etsy shop is LedonGifts, based in Manchester.

They also sell clocks, cufflinks, keyrings, and lots of other items made from F1 car parts. 

I love this clock:

My other favourite F1-inspired gift on Etsy is from Sam Osborne.

She has created this poster with a fabulous quote from Mario Andretti.

I'd love to get this on a coffee mug Sam!


Sally Bowman said...

Wow that is such a cool gift! My husband loves F1... I'm off to investigate LedonGifts....

Happy birthday Mr SixSkeins!

Megan Kaiser said...

What lovely, yet manly items!! :D Fabulous!