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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Have you been lapping up all of the beautiful sunshine and indulging in lots of BBQ’s, garden parties and general outdoor shin-digs this summer? Well, according to weather forecasts, this blistering heat isn’t going anywhere for a while! So if you haven’t already, then now would be the perfect time to invest in Britain’s prolonged high temps and treat yourself to some ultimate summer essentials which have been freshly added to our website!
The key date in any Dad's calendar is fast approaching and no we're not talking about the world cup. We are of course referring to Father's Day where any lucky Dad is treated for a whole day to say thank you for all the hard work he does, whether that be picking up the kids from school, making dinner or even just warming up the cushions on the sofa and [...]
ENDED: Wednesday June 11th 2014. WINNER: Kerrie Burslem.
Does your Dad have the same disappointed look each time he receives that tired looking pair of socks or same dodgy tie each year? Well why not make this Fathers Day one to remember with this months incredible prize draw.
Treat your Dad this Fathers Day to the ultimate gift with this massive bundle of gifts and gadgets worth over £250 from us here at Menkind. For your chance to win this prize which will leave you in your Dad’s good boo [...]
Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a prankster in the office? Are you the first person to pop a whoopee cushion under that unlucky victim's chair? Well with our selection of gifts and gadgets for the joker, you will have more than enough to pull a prank or two this April Fool's Day.
Sons of the world, listen up. Every year, why must your poor Mum have to put up with the same last minute Mars Bar that you bought at the petrol station for Mother’s Day? Why we ask you, why! Treat Dear old Mummy to something a bit more special this Mother’s Day with some of our imaginative and innovative products to keep her happy on her special day! [...]
Is your worktop looking a bit bare? Are you limited to mundane ready meals and boring bacon sandwiches day in day out? Well why not give your taste-buds a treat with our range of new and unique Kitchen Gadgets , which will turn any weekday meal into a five star dining experience! You can make your own alcoholic slushies (in moderation of cour [...]
ENDED: 10th March 2014. WINNER: Sarah Robinson.
Explore the bright lights of the big city with this month’s prize draw package where we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win two tickets to a top West End show and a delicious two course meal for two at one of London’s top restaurants (worth over £100)
Choose from one of these popular West End productions:
It’s that time of year when you want to celebrate the love of your life WITH the love of your life!!! That’s right, Valentine’s Day is nearly here and what better way to tell your nearest and dearest that they're everything you wanted with a gift that isn’t just a bunch of flowers or saucy underwear!
We have a great selection of quirky gifts – many which are perfect to give and then share together. Click [...]
ENDED: 9th February 2014. WINNER: Mike Jenkins
The start of a New Year only means one thing - New Year's Resolutions. Maybe you want to give up smoking or chocolate or maybe you want to get that extra bit fitter for 2014. Well with this week's Prize Draw competition you can keep your fitness levels in check with this [...]
It's a New Year and for many of us it's a fresh start, whether that's giving up the beloved chocolates or going alcohol free for a month. Sometimes the beginning of a new year can drag a bit especially with all these resolutions to keep track of. Well why not put a smile back on your face with this selection of cool new gifts and gadgets which have just been added onto our website.
As 2014 fast approaches and the Christmas decorations are slowly coming down the preparations for New Year’s Eve have begun. The lights need to go up, the drink needs to be bought and the party playlists have to be assembled. But whether you’re staying in or going down your local boozer this New Year’s, we’ve got everything you need to give 2013 a real send off!
ENDED: 12th January 2014. WINNER: Christopher Paddock.
Here at Menkind HQ we know that this time of year can be a bit hectic with the ever growing stack of presents, the giant turkey and the reels of wrapping paper! Why not treat yourself to a new kitchen gadget with this week’s Prize Draw, where you can get the chance to win our bestselling [...]
With Christmas fast approaching, we’re all stuck at some point as to what to buy that man who has everything… but panic not! We’ve been hard at work[...]
Struggling to find that perfect gift for your loved one this Christmas, why not give them a present that they will remember with our new collection of personalised gifts. We have everything from engraved hip flask's to personalised football mug's, to keep any man happy during the festive period.
ENDED: 19th December 2013. WINNER: Honora Livesey.
Christmas is approaching and our bank balances are slowly starting to dwindle, as the idea of buying gifts for the whole family starts to become incredibly daunting. Well we've got fantastic news, we can take away the stresses of forking out buckets of money on presents for friends and family with our MASSIVE Christmas Prize Draw, which features over £100 [...]
It's fast approaching our busiest time of the year and, like the Elves in Santa's workshop, we're hard at work to ensure Menfolk nationwide (and beyond) will be smiling this Christmas Day. We know that some of you are Early Elves too and are already making lists and stressing about what to buy your guy mates, colleagues, teenage boys and hubbies, so why not let Menkind guide you through the pitfalls of present giving this year.
Ah Halloween! The only time of the year you can get away with wearing a white bedsheet over your head and scaring you neighbours senseless. It's always hilarious but why stop at just costumes? Here at Menkind we have a whole array of disgustingly gruesome gifts and gadgets which will makes this October one to remember!
Autumn is now upon us. Soon it will be time for the clocks to go back, Halloween pumpkins to be put out, Bonfire night and then it will soon be time to venture out to do the Christmas shopping!! Such hectic activity takes place outdoors so what better way to enjoy the cold weather than to be tucked in doors with some Winter Warmers from Menkind.