The rare English summer has finally decided to arrive and for the minute at least we have a brief reprieve from the rain. Now we Brits are a hardy folk and have been known to do crazy things from time to time, such as BBQ-ing in the rain. Thankfully BBQ season looks truly underway this year and we have compiled a list of great BBQ gifts that would be perfect to buy for your own summer get-together, or for a friend that is lacking in the BBQ tools department.[...]
We asked you to send through photos of your Dad’s fashion fails in time for Father’s Day 2015 and boy did you deliver! From dodgy wigs to questionable jackets and trousers, it seems that you Menkind-ers really have had to put up with some dodgy dealings when it comes to your Dad’s wardrobe choices. So we put our judge hats on and picked our winner to receive all our goodies, but there were so many fantastic photos sent in that we decided they needed to be shared with the world.
So have a loo [...]
So you’ve heard about the hype surrounding drones and you’ve decided that you want one for yourself. Or perhaps you’re an experienced drone user but are unsure which model to buy next. Well don’t worry as we have compiled a fantastic guide to choosing and buying your new drone. So whether or not you’re in the market to purchase one of these fantastic quadcopters, be sure to have a read to ensure you know all there is to know about these amazing aircraft. [...]
ENDED: 18th June 2015. WINNER: Steven Montgomery.
Is your Dad the master of the fashion faux pas? Does he have more dodgy threads then Del Boy? Well if so then why not enter our Dad's Fashion Fails competition where we are giving away a whole host of prizes to spruce up your Dad's wardrobe in time for Father's Day and are worth over £300!
What can I win?
So Father’s Day is looming on the horizon and whilst you want to get your Dad something really special, you’ve looked at your funds and realised that buying him a custom made DeLorean might not be possible this year. Well worry not for we have compiled a list of fun gifts that you can buy for your father dearest that are not only cool but won’t break the bank either. With all these gifts coming in at under £20 you are sure to find something your Dad will love!
In no particular order we prese [...]
Sometimes it can be a bit tough to know what to get for your other (definitely not better) half, especially if it’s for a small occasion or if you’ve been with them for a while and have already bought them absolutely everything you can think of. Well don’t worry, us chaps here at Menkind have you covered and have put together a list of great gifts that we think are absolute winners in the gift department.[...]
Now that the weather is turning nicer it is time for the RC flying enthusiasts to brush the dust off of their favourite RC helicopters and take to the skies once again! In recent years the popularity of remote control toys has sky rocketed and more people than ever are trying to learn how to control their very own RC copter as it takes to the skies.
In honour of the sunny weather and this fun toy trend we have compiled a list of the top 5 RC helicopters that we offer. Each copter has its own [...]
Ah the kitchen. Many a long hour can be spent sweating over the pots and pans, and blood may be spilled during the war between man and potato peeler. However there is no need to fret with Menkind’s kitchen time savers! Whether or not you love cooking it is always nice to have a gadget on hand that just speeds things along and these 7 pieces of kit are sure to make cooking (and eating) just that bit quicker so you can retreat back to your Man Cave in as little time [...]
Now that the winter is slowly fading away and spring is upon us… well in theory at least, lots of us are planning this year’s holidays and are already beginning to get excited about feeling the warmth of the sun on our backs and sand between our toes. However the sad but true fact of holidays is that no matter how great they are the travelling between home and holiday destination is never really a joy. Whether you take trains, planes [...]
The world of RC toys changed forever when the first drone was introduced and they have been the subject of much excitement and press fodder since. Despite all the rules and regulations being put out there to ensure safe drone flying, it is still completely possible to have a great time flying your drone! We all know however that when something becomes popular there will always be advancements to improve not only the product but also the user experience, and this drone does exactly that.
We all know that Menkind is known for combining fantastic gadgetry with a dash of humour and this new product we are showcasing here pretty much sums it up in one.
With this in mind we are pleased to announce a new and exclusive product that is coming to Menkind only…
The Bark Activated Selfie Stick!
It’s been a week since we opened our #menkindselfie competition and the photos came in thick and fast. Thank you to everyone who participated, and whilst we’d like to reward you all there can only ever be one winner.
So without further ado we are pleased to announce the winner who will receive a gift experience worth £50! But before we reveal our big winner let’s have a look at some of our favourite entries.
Ah the selfie.
Long has this concept reigned in our fair lands amongst teenage girls who decide the world needs to see every step of their getting ready process before going out partying. Selfies really have been around since the days of disposable cameras but it is only in recent years that they really began to flourish. In the past year especially the selfie has evolved from the realms of young [...]
We all saw that infamous Oscar selfie of 2014 (well everyone but Liza Minneli), and after that the idea of the selfie literally exploded. Now people are taking selfies on famous landmarks, in front of wild bears in America, with the President - literally anywhere and everywhere.
Here at Menkind we believe this year will be the year of the selfie so we thought it only right that we should give all the lovely people who visit one of our stores across the UK to [...]
So you’ve got your New Year’s resolutions firmly underway (or not as the case may be), and we often find that a lot of people either decide to undertake more social activities or learn how to make fancy dinners to impress friends, family or perhaps even prospective partners. Learning to cook is generally a messy and painful experience. Seriously, don’t take it too lightly because it is tough stuff. Have you ever tried to open an oyster without the specific tools? O [...]
Christmas is over and the New Year has been successfully celebrated but the cold rainy weather is still hanging around, and the problem is we don’t have anything to look forward to that makes it bearable. January always seems to be a month that drags along filled with Christmas debt, decorations that seem to hang around, and nasty salads eaten only to counteract the holiday flab. This is precisely why we all need a little cheering up this month, something to make t [...]
Right folks, you’ve eaten all your mince pies and gotten merry around the fireplace as you ushered in 2015. Now all the merriment is over you may have noticed that the TV adverts followed a certain pattern. Up till the 25th December we had toy adverts and gift bundle adverts and adverts that to be frank were just shamefully shoving festive tinsel wishes down our throats. Now jump to the interim between Christmas and New Y [...]
We all know that the biggest party of the year always falls on New Year’s Eve. This is a fact and cannot be disputed. Well, that’s our opinion anyway so perhaps it’s not so fool proof. Regardless, you’ve managed to survive the office Christmas party and have probably consumed over 7000 calories a day in booze and food. So before you decide to go on a health kick for your New Year’s Resolution, you may as well have one final knees up to send out the year in [...]
Remember when cooking shows tended to be just that little bit dull? When they were either aimed at complete novices or Michelin star wannabes? We do. All that changed when Come Dine with Me burst onto the scene and made us re-evaluate cooking shows forever. This hilarious show blends cooking with a reality TV style and is sure to not only have us laughing our socks off, but also sneakily taking notes on the recipes.
It’s almost that time of year again, the one dreaded by employees everywhere from young to old. The Secret Santa names have been picked out of a hat, the money limit has been set and once again you have no idea what to get that guy in accounting that you never speak to. The minefield that is the office Secret Santa is well known to be a stressful time for everyone involved.
If all that wasn’t [...]
If anyone was ever in doubt that we as a species are animals, look no further than the Black Friday sales in November.
This once quintessentially American day has hit the UK by storm, and now everyone is jumping on the deals bandwagon. If you want some good deals too, then stop by Menkind for our Black Friday Weekend where we will have discounts on selected lines.
Pass the parcel might be considered as a slightly prehestoric party game, but we've given it a 21st century revamp and are giving away loads of Menkind goodies to anyone who takes part on our Twitter channel.
How to take part:
1. Follow us on Twitter.
2. See if we have tweeted you with the #MenkindPassTheP [...]
Right you’ve got 5 weeks to go till Christmas. If you’re anything like us you’ve already started buying in the booze for all the Christmas Parties you have planned and you’ve promised yourself that this year you will not end up passing out on your lawn after the office Christmas party. But there are other matters that while slightly less important, definitely need addressing. What are you going to buy for everyone? Not the main gifts, those are usually easy if you [...]
It’s almost midway through November and for those of you who have decided to join the Movember ranks your moustache game should be going strong… or not.
Sadly some of us were born without the mythical ability to grow magnificent beards and tashes (not that we’re bitter or anything) and our Movember attempts resemble a prepubescent boy’s face before he’s learnt how to shave. Our ‘facial hair’ is more akin to ‘facial fluff’ and that’s as good as it’s ever going to be.[...]
The arrival of all Hallows Eve sadly marks the end of this year’s Fancy Dress Competition at MenKind.
A big thanks to all who entered, the team here had a hard time choosing which was the best and really enjoyed seeing how creative you lot can be. For those unlucky enough not to see our competition page, we have picked our top 10 favourite entries!
From gory to scary to downright adorable, these are our top entries all the way up to the lucky winner!
If you’re looking for a real scare this All Hallows Eve then you need look no further than our Top 5 Scariest Places in the UK listing. Carefully compiled to pick the most chilling attractions to truly terrify even the hardiest of men this October, this list will tempt you to venture forward and conquer the ghosts and ghouls of the UK’s most fearsome vistas.
We all know that Halloween isn’t just a holiday for children in costumes to bribe candy off of adults… although that does play a big part! Halloween is the time of year for terrifying thrills and even scarier party punchbowls. For those who love the adrenaline rush that follows hard on the heels of fear, Menkind has the perfect gifts for you. Or perhaps you’re a chilled out Charlie? In which case we have just the thing for you too.