Father’s Day Gifts from Pickle Pie plus Prize Giveaway

The lovely ladies at Pickle Pie offered us one of their gorgeous framed personal prints as a Father’s Day gift and I jumped at the chance. Pickle Pie Creations is a lovely website where you can create a one-off gift, as they put it, ‘quite literally packed with love’!

This lovely piece of artwork is put together from the words you send in; words that epitomise that special person. The girls and I sat down one tea-time and came up with our list of words that best described their Dad. I did have to vet it and remove one or two that I’m sure he wouldn’t want plastered up on the wall for everyone to see, but generally they were pretty spot on. All I then had to do was choose the design and colours and we were ready to wait for our personalised Father’s Day Gift.

(Now I know I’m writing this and showing you the gift in advance of Father’s Day and you may be wondering if this will spoil the surprise. But I know that he doesn’t read the blog so we’ll be ok!!)

Here’s the final result sent to us with super speedy delivery from Pickle Pie.

The pixelated letters in a neutral print coupled with the white frame means that this will fit into any colour scheme in your home. Very stylish and individual; a really special gift for a special person. We’re just thrilled to bits with it. Now I know I received this for free so that always adds to the pleasure but in actual fact this will only cost £12.99 which I think is a great price for something custom made. I like it so much I’m hoping to get one for my own Dad (Dad’s are so hard to buy for aren’t they?). So if you fancy ordering one, hop over to www.picklepiecreations.co.uk and put your order in before the end of May.

Competition Giveaway

Now here’s the fun bit. Would you like to win a Pickle Pie Creation? Would you like your own customised wall art maybe for you, your family or as a gift for a special person or couple? Wouldn’t they make a gorgeous wedding gift? Love Chic Living readers can win ANY print in a medium white frame from the Pickle Pie range. All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me what you will be buying your Dad for Father’s Day this year.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions: Only one entry allowed per household. UK entries only please. Leave a comment on the blog as per the instructions. The competition closes on June 17th at Noon. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the Love Chic Living Facebook page. The winner must respond within 5 days of being notified. The prize will then be sent direct from Pickle Pie.

Disclosure: I was offered a personalised framed print from the Pickle Pie website in exchange for the review. The comments and opinions are genuine, honest and my own.
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  1. emma walters
    May 27, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    I love to try and buy something personal for fathers day, dad lives the other side of the country, so lots of photos and drawings from my sons 🙂

  2. Kirsty Fox
    May 27, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    I was thinking of adopting a vine at his local vineyard, so he cam watch it grow and then buy a bottle of wine made from his own vine, he loves things like that!

  3. Isabel O'Brien
    May 27, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    My dad passed away 8 years ago but I still think of him on Father’s Day and usually buy my mum a little something!
    I wasn’t saying that for sympathy by the way I was just being honest! 🙂

  4. Jessica Watson
    May 27, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    I won’t be buying my dad a gift this year as money is incredibly tight. Instead, i will be helping my little 14-month-old son to make his grandad something! Might do handprint picture or something like that! My dad is notoriously hard to buy for anyway so Im sure he’ll appreciate it if we have spent our time creating something! X

  5. gary wilson
    May 27, 2012 / 11:55 pm

    my dad passed away in december 1999, so i would get him some flowers and get my mum a special gift for such a sad day.

  6. Gemma Turner
    May 28, 2012 / 8:55 am

    I think this year, we will buy a vintage bottle of whisky! He’s a massive whisky fan, so that would be a lovely special gift that he’d enjoy!

  7. Maya Russell
    May 28, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Definitely a card and drawings from my children, and maybe a visit!

  8. sharon griffin
    May 28, 2012 / 10:19 am

    me and my sisters will treat him to a nice meal out xx

  9. Caroline mills
    May 28, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    I will be making him up some pictures and momentoes from when we were little

  10. claire woods
    May 28, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Sadly probably nothing as he’ll be away on holiday on Fathers Day. I will send him a text message though.

  11. Hazel Christopher
    May 28, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    I’m buying my dad a bottle of whisky, he very rarely gets himself a bottle as he can’t quite afford it so it’ll be a lovely treat for him. If he’s lucky I may get him some socks and pants too! 🙂


  12. siobhan marie
    May 28, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    i have a superman note book i was really stuck for ideas lol x

  13. Leanne Abel
    May 28, 2012 / 11:45 pm

    I will be buying my dad something to do with marc bolan/t-rex cos he’s a massive fan and he deserves it.

  14. Georgina Hopkins
    May 29, 2012 / 9:54 am

    This year, I’ll be buying my Dad a watch. He is NEVER on time ever, his wedding is a few days after so hopefully it will help him be on time for that!

  15. Catherine
    May 29, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Rats, I haven’t bought my dad anything yet …. or come to that, and probably as bad, turned the children into creative machines for my husband. How much time have I got?!

  16. Michelle Shirley
    May 29, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    My dad left when I was 5 years old and for many years I longed for the love of my father. I met him again as a grown woman and decided I hadn’t missed much! So this year I am looking for something special for my husband, who has been a devoting and loving father to our 3 children. I finally have the love of a very special man.

  17. jemma walton
    May 29, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    i will be buying my step dad a superman t-shirt because he’s been my rock the past few years since i had my daughter. couldnt ask for a better step dad in the whole world

  18. Lisa Armstrong
    May 29, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    I’ll be giving him money and Bath foam

  19. george_spedding
    May 29, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    We offer up vouchers, a cup of tea on request, 5 minutes peace etc. It’s always good to see him try and cash them in

  20. leigh
    May 30, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    My dad is no longer with me but if he was, i would be buying him something computer related, hes always loved his computer 🙂

  21. ianmaciver
    May 31, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    a ferrari matchbox toy

  22. Claire D
    May 31, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Gardening Vouchers

  23. laura banks
    May 31, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    i’m a bit boring and he only gets a card so winning this would make him so happy

  24. laura stewart
    June 1, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    looks great please enter me

  25. June 1, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    I will be treating my dad to a meal in a nice restaurant with some presents to follow. I don’t often see him due to him working on the other side of the world. Luckily he is home for fathers day this year so will try and make it special.

  26. Pauline Wilson
    June 2, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Its come around so soon, don’t know yet but this is a brilliant idea you can tailor it for any person/occasion

  27. June 2, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    I am going to put together a collage of photos of my children for my dad this year as you can never have enough photos of your grandchildren!

  28. Isobelle Forde
    June 3, 2012 / 12:32 am

    I will be making plantain, and a Goat curry with rice and peas West Indian style in memory of my dad who kind of taught me to cook and was instrumental in making me a wee bit chubby in my early teens!

  29. Sarah Spencer
    June 3, 2012 / 11:25 am

    I will be buying him a “Churchill Cigar”

  30. Linz Wileman
    June 3, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    Now..i’m not trying to tell you a sob story here – but I haven’t got a Dad. I’d love this for my babies’ Dad though 😀

  31. Beverley
    June 3, 2012 / 3:28 pm

    Not sure yet = possibly a bottle of single malt. He has everything he could want so I’m stumped!

  32. ashleigh
    June 3, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    lovely giveaway – i will be buying him some nice bottles of wine!

  33. carlene
    June 3, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    My dad likes a laugh so this year he is getting the man with the golden tongs apron for when he does his legendary bbq’s :O)

  34. esther james
    June 3, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    Knowing how disorganised I am, it will be something I have bought from the petrol station on the way to see him!

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      June 3, 2012 / 9:52 pm


  35. Rhiannon
    June 4, 2012 / 11:02 am

    I tend to take my dad out rather than buy him a present. That way we also get to spend some time together which gets rarer as you get older 🙁

  36. Dorothee Archambault
    June 4, 2012 / 1:28 pm

    Hi! I might buy my Dad a nice bottle of red wine, Bordeaux. Lovely giveaway!

  37. olivia kirby
    June 4, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    I love my dad so much but he is a big pain, does things like goes and buys loads of DVDs and books that he wants JUST before fathers day, xmas and his birthday so we don’t know what to get!
    I think this year it’ll be a bottle of Champagne, a stinky cheese and a piccy of his grandkids.

  38. Hayley Kinnaird
    June 4, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    This is my first fathers day with my dad this year and I am 30 lol. I found out about him last year so will buy him some dad items, like a dad mug, socks and all the stuff I would have bought him over the years had I of known him. Looking forward to it 🙂 xx

  39. Lisa Hughes
    June 5, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    A sausage making machine – I can pretty much bet that he hasn’t got one of those already and he does love a good sausage, plus he’s a keen cook, so I reckon it’s perfect! 🙂

  40. sarah clegg
    June 5, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    my dad has no contact but ive got my bf lots of small nick nacks from kids for fathers day would love something personalised though xx

  41. Nancy Townsend
    June 6, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    Still looking for inspiration . This prize looks lovely.

  42. Joanna
    June 7, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    I’ll bake a cake! I inherited my love for cake from my Dad, but its usually shop bought delights we have so this year I’ve decided to get busy in the kitchen & try to create something special & madly delicious! 😀

  43. June 8, 2012 / 8:03 am

    My Dad is mad about gardening, so money for plants and I have found a fab ‘Head Gardener’ tin mug. Perfect for when he’s in the garden, as he’s always breaking mugs outside. He also used to be the Head Gardner at Trowell Hall x

  44. June 11, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    I have just started glass etching so I’m going to be giving my Dad a personalised hand etched glass that I’ve done. I’ve also sorted him a mini photobook with pictures of my little girl for her to give to ‘Grandad’. Dad has been ill and in hopsital for most of the past month so hoping that he’s well enough to enjoy his gifts on the day.

  45. Kim Carberry
    June 11, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    Homemade pressies this year…..Money is tight!! Getting the kids to help make cards and a nice big fat chocolate cake!

  46. Lucy L Richards
    June 11, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    Socks! He gets 3 pairs every year.
    Boring but neccessary!

  47. Jodie Burnett
    June 12, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    I will only be sending a card for Sunday, as he is abroad at the moment, but im going to go home as a suprise when he is back in the UK as ive not seen him since xmas.

  48. June 12, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    sadly my dad isn’t with us anymore, how my other half will be receiving copious amounts of chocolate and will be waited on hand and foot… as normal! XD

  49. Sarah
    June 12, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    I will be buying my husband (children’s dad) lots of things as its a double celebration, his 30th birthday!! Children have been busy writing up their lists of what they would like to get him for his birthday and what they would like to get him for father’s day……one suggestion was a new car!

  50. Joanna Seymour
    June 13, 2012 / 10:33 am

    I’m taking my Dad to the Tank Museum Bovington, Dorset with my children as we love history, we’ll get to spend time together and with my children who, like his other granddaughters he adores and often will take the blame for! Also some Radox as he has a bad back and this in the bath helps to sooth it slightly.

  51. Emma Wolski
    June 13, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    I’m going to be buying my Dad some cricket tickets, he loved to play in his day but struggling as he gets older so I think this would be the next best thing as he adores the game!

  52. Hele R
    June 13, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Will be buying my dad his yearly bottle of dark rum! How he manages to make it last a year is beyond me but he likes it and it keeps him happy 🙂 @milkpetal

  53. June 13, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    i am still on the look out for something for my partner as its his first fathers day since having our little girl and i know he is secretly hopeing to get a prezzie

  54. kellie McIntyre
    June 13, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    I will be buying my little boys daddy a big personalised chocloate bar!!

  55. Simon Thompson
    June 14, 2012 / 4:44 am

    Some books about cricket

  56. Natasha Gandy
    June 14, 2012 / 7:47 am

    We will be buying him a lot of DVD’s !! He collects films and movies so DVD’s always get a smile 🙂 x

    June 14, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    He always says not to bother but Ive sent a card and some running socks 🙂

  58. June 14, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    I’ve bought my dad a book but I’d love to win this for my boyfriend as he’s a great dad to our son

  59. Hannah
    June 14, 2012 / 6:53 pm

    We brought my dad and my husband a whiskey tasting evening for fathers day : )

  60. Clare F Wood
    June 14, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Nothing that special this year as my dad has asked for me to save my money to spend on my girls! but I have got him a book that he keeps picking up at our house

  61. Nancy Bradford
    June 14, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    We are going out for a nice dinner and I’m buying him a robe.

  62. Phyllis Ellett
    June 15, 2012 / 10:13 am

    Going to visit Dad and Mum this Sunday and laying flowers down with a prayer. Still remember Him and Mum even after all the time that has passed. Rip George and Helena

  63. Elizabeth Smith
    June 15, 2012 / 10:24 am

    My parents are on a touring holiday in Ireland for a couple of weeks with friends. They are on a tight budget so I’ve sent Mum off with a card and cash for a good meal out (including Guiness!)

  64. kim heeps
    June 15, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    my dad passed away when i was 2, every fathers day i look in the sky at the stars and count my blessings for the things i do have

  65. Gillian Holmes
    June 15, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    A Book.

  66. Nicky Hopkins
    June 16, 2012 / 5:05 am

    I will be buying chocolates and socks. Very original.

  67. lorraine polley
    June 16, 2012 / 10:32 am

    just a card, he isn’t a present person, he always says that theres nothing he wants or needs that he cant buy himself

  68. Adrian Crook
    June 16, 2012 / 11:40 am

    I will be buying him golf lessons, he hasn’t played for a few years due to ill health

  69. kathycakebread
    June 16, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    ive bought a special newspaper that claims hes the winner of the best father in the uk award

  70. Joanna Orr
    June 16, 2012 / 6:12 pm

    My Dad is 83 now and when I ask him if there is anything he wants, he always says no, so I’ve booked us a night out to the Theatre to see ‘What the Butler Saw’ .
    I know he’ll appreciate this!

  71. charmaine jackson
    June 16, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    My dad is in heaven so i have bought him a beautiful pillar candle to light tomorrow morning and leave lit all day x

  72. Janine Atkin
    June 16, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    my dad bought himself an ipad last month so i got him a voucher for the app store

  73. Eleanor Powell
    June 16, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    I’ve bought my dad tickets to the Yeovilton Air Show next weekend

  74. Hayley Kinnaird
    June 16, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    I have bought my stepdad lots of socks and a Grandad cup for his coffee 🙂 xx

    ★thank you ★

  75. kristy brown
    June 16, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    This year we didn’t know what to buy Dad as he has everything he needs so we have settled on vouchers and a personalised card so he can buy something he really wants!

  76. susan willshee
    June 16, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    I love the print, great idea. All Dad’s love something that’s personalised for them 🙂

    I’ll be buying my Dad a bottle of gin. Sadly he’s suffering from dementia now and doesn’t really know who I am so I expect him to be a bit confused when he gets gifts tomorrow because he won’t really understand what’s happening.

    But at least I know he will enjoy his nightly tipple of a G&T. It’s one of the few things from before he became ill that he still remembers.

  77. Sheila M
    June 16, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    I have bought dad some aftershave and chocolates and a Benidorm DVD

  78. Lydia Houghton
    June 17, 2012 / 12:20 am

    Money’s tight so my dad rang me and told me not to buy him anything.
    But… I couldn’t do that, so I’ve bought him 6 DVDs (50 pence each from the car boot sale, lol) and a massive bag of popcorn. He taught me to be thrifty if nothing else.

  79. Angie Hoggett
    June 17, 2012 / 1:13 am

    socks, pants and a t-shirt! He’s so hard to buy for I end up getting the same things each year but at least he has a plentiful supply, haha!

  80. Alexandra McGahey
    June 17, 2012 / 4:19 am

    I’ve made my Dad a Cadbury/Thornton’s hamper! Hope he shares! 🙂

    June 17, 2012 / 5:51 am

    Im here at my Mums and step-dads this weekend and although we have not got him a present as such we have taken him out for a meal and a day out which he does not get a chance to do very often due to his disabilities so this was a better treat than any present we could have brought with us

  82. Christina
    June 17, 2012 / 9:20 am

    Unfortunately no dad now to buy for but he was very easy going and happy to receive anything

  83. Tiredmummy
    June 17, 2012 / 9:24 am

    I sadly no longer see my dad but I will be buying my husband a map of the world so we can plan our family travels on x

  84. antonia
    June 17, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    my dads 200 miles away so ive yet to give him a prezzie

  85. Hayley Todd
    June 17, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    My dad has been through so much these last 12 months. Due to medical complications he is now an amputee, he was also diagnosed with COPD and he has just come home from spending 3 months in hospital undergoing treatment for lung cancer. During this time he had 4 operations, suffered a fully collapsed lung 6 times and contracted pneumonia. Through it all, he has had a smile on his face and his first thoughts are for his children and grandchildren. Because of this, and because he is immoble at the moment, we are having a special dinner for him, cooked by us, his children at my mum and dad’s this afternoon. We have also bought him a keyring which has 4 charms containing the fingerprints of his grandchildren and we have bought him a watch he has always wanted!

  86. RenaPlumridge
    June 17, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    A rose bush for the garden.

  87. Sarah Cooper
    June 17, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    My dad is no longer with us, but I bought my husband a big lucky dip box from Cybercandy so that we could test out the world’s confectionery.

  88. emma kinsey
    June 17, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    cigars and chocolate

  89. Carol Masterton
    June 17, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    I bought my dad a voucher for B&Q. Seems a bit impersonal but he loves his gadgets and this is his idea of heaven!

  90. Becky Downey
    June 17, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    A photo album of the last year with our son

  91. Dave Edwards
    June 17, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    It would’ve been a bottle of whisky when he was still with us, nowadays I still buy one but have a drink or two out of it to his memory!

  92. George Yarrow
    March 20, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    I got my dad a big jar (2.0 L) of Greek yogurt. Too bad he forgot about it very quickly, but heck it was all he wanted!

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