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Wednesday 20 May 2020

Photo Gifts from Funky Pigeon for Fathers Day and Beyond...

Fathers Day is fast approaching (21st June, in case you were wondering) and I always like to be a bit organised for these kinds of events so when Funky Pigeon got in touch to see if I'd like to try out a few personalised items, I was very happy to say yes. My Dad is the kind of man who wants nothing for any occasion such as his birthday or Fathers Day, but he does love his family, so anything with photos is a massive hit with him.

I have to admit that I didn't realise Funky Pigeon did anything more than cards, so it was good to look through their gifting range and they have a great variety of items, including alcohol, which goes down a treat with most people.

Let me share with you what I chose -

Full Photo Upload Socks - £14.99

Mens photo socks with a dog

These socks are great fun and I showed them to my husband and son and they both agreed they love the feel of them. They are totally seamless and I was worried that as they are 100% polyester that they may lead to sweating but, Funky Pigeon has that covered as they are infused with antibacterial agents and are sweat-wicking.

You can choose any full photo you like or there are other socks with smaller repetitive photos on them and they come in two sizes 4-7 and 8-11. We just love them! I think my Dad will crack up when he sees his dog on his socks!

Personalised Cushion - £19.99

Personalised photo cushion

There are so many different options for personalised cushions that there must be something for everyone. I choose a design for my Dad, to come from the children and then put his three grandkids and his dog on it, to create something that is special and aesthetically pleasing for him. The one we received is 40cm x 40cm.

The inner cushion is removable and is really nice and soft, it's a mix of cotton and polyester and the outer is 100% cotton. All the pillows appear to be white and I would have liked an option for a different colour, as it is a very stark white and probably won't take long to get a bit grubby. Then it is hand wash only. The photos printed on to the pillow are good quality and there is nice clarity in the images but they do change the feel of the pillow, making it feel a little rougher. I'm going to give it a wash and see if this helps. Ultimately, it won't matter as it's not a bed pillow, but more one you'd put on a sofa.

Craft Cider Gift Selection - £14.99

These three different craft ciders made by winning UK based cider producers, displayed in a box make a great gift. My husband loves his cider and he likes to try new ones, so these will work out well for him. He often shares a bottle with my son, so a 500ml bottle is a good size.

It is worth noting that you don't necessarily get the ciders shown on the web page, you will receive three 500ml bottles from a selection. The ones we received were Celtic Marches Slack Alice Cider (4.6%), Lilleys Cider Fire Dance (4.5%) and Staffordshire Brewery Strong Farmhouse Cider (6.5%).

I was a bit disappointed that the brown box I received the ciders in was totally blank, whereas the one shown on the webpage has some nice branding on it. I don't know if this is due to the current coronavirus situation and maybe a supply issue. In truth at £14.99 for three ciders, that probably cost around £2.50 each and a plain box, the price tag is a bit high for me.

They do offer packs of personalised cider and beer with photos of the family and individual messages on them and I think these are very nice and would order one next time. As at £15.99 for a personalised three-pack, they feel better value.

Great points about Funky Pigeon

  • It was super easy to upload the photos and create the products online. Also, what I saw online was the same as what I received, which is great
  • I was pleased to see you can get 5% cashback with Quidco when you shop online at Funky Pigeon
  • You can set reminders within Funky Pigeon, so you get notified of any special dates coming up and have a chance to order in advance
  • You can pre-pay to save for when you need the money if you add £20 credit, Funky Pigeon will give you an extra £5 credit, so that's a 25% bonus, which is cool
  • I found delivery excellent. Each of the items arrived separately, but all in good time and given the current situation, I think that is superb
  • You can download the app and make cards and gifts on the move. No need to set up your laptop

Disclosure: I received these three items free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.


  1. The photo socks are great, but I had no idea they did craft beer selections like this. I always forget to check funky pigeon in honesty x

    1. I wouldn't have known to either, but I did like their selection.

  2. I knew you could get photos on cushions but photos on socks is such as genius idea!

    1. Yes, they are such fun and feel really good quality too.

  3. Such a fantastic range of gifts, especially as many will be sourcing items online to send to fathers this year

    1. Yes, online is definitely the way to go this year. Not sure I'd want to trek the shops when they open in June.

  4. I love giving personalised gifts. We're looking forward to Father's Day, definitely all need something to look forward to right now.

    1. Yes, it will be good to have a happy occasion to celebrate.


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