Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Voucher codes for vintage and retro toys

Something a little bit different this week – I’ve used the latest Early Learning Centre voucher codes, Toucan Box voucher codes and Smyths Toys voucher codes to see if I can find some savings on vintage-inspired toys. Looking for actual vintage toys is a bit beyond my remit I’m afraid – firstly, they’re more the preserve of antique shops than online toy stores, and secondly, they’re probably not that suitable for actually playing with anymore. So instead, I’m looking at retro toys – the sort that go back to basics and remind you of your own childhood. They don’t have to be made out of wood, but it certainly helps!

The Early Learning Centre is the obvious choice for my first stop – as any parent out there knows, they specialise in classic-looking, good quality functional toys that satisfy curious minds. Here you can buy everything from fancy dress and soft baby toys to puzzles and wooden musical instruments. Current Early Learning Centre voucher codes can save you up to 50% on selected items, so I’ve picked out these three that could suit any budget…

View details of ELC Wooden Diner Kitchen- Pink

ELC Wooden Diner Kitchen in Pink – was £150, now £75 with Early Learning Centre voucher codes


View details of ELC Mouth Organ

ELC Mouth Organ – was £3.50, now £2.80 with Early Learning Centre voucher codes


View details of ELC Wooden Maraca

ELC Wooden Maraca – was £5, now £4 with Early Learning Centre voucher codes

Next I’m highlighting an online shop that many of you, even parents, might not have heard of. Toucan Box is an innovative company with a clever idea – they send you different craft boxes for your children to enjoy every month, or on a one off basis. There are themes such as ‘Jurassic Excavation’ and ‘Kings and Queens’ and they have a classic, minimalistic look to them. To be honest, it’s a relief to find this sort of thing that isn’t a tie-in to any recently released movie or TV series! Using current Toucan Box voucher codes that get you 10% off your order when you spend £30 or more, I’ve selected these three packages to give you an example of what they can offer…

build, colour and decorate your rocket for imaginative play

Paint-A-Rocket Playhouse Set – was £34.95, now £31.46 with Toucan Box voucher codes


8 Months Gift Subscription from toucanBox

8 Months Delivery of Grande Toucan Boxes – was £99.95, now £89.96 with Toucan Box voucher codes


Perfect Party Bags with 10 Petite toucanBox crafts

Party Bags of 10 Petite Toucan Boxes – was £39.95, now £35.96 with Toucan Box voucher codes


And now for outdoor toys. You can’t go wrong with retro-inspired outdoor toys and you can find a great selection of savings when you order them using Smyths Toys voucher codes. There are some things that never go out of fashion and those things include swing sets, playhouses, swing ball, bouncy castles, paddling pools and space hoppers. I’ve included some of these here, but I’m sure you’ll still find plenty of the others online somewhere…

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car – was £49.99, now £39.99 with Smyths Toys voucher codes


Soulet Fargo Wooden Play Centre

Soulet Fargo Wooden Play Centre – was £349.99, now £249.99 with Smyths Toys voucher codes


Castle Bouncer with Slide

Castle Bouncer with Silde – was £274.99, now £159.99 with Smyths Toys voucher codes


So if you’re a parent with summer holidays on the horizon (like myself), this feels like the perfect time to stock up on a few retro and vintage toys. I was going to say ‘they don’t make them like they used to’, but actually, as you can see from all of the above, they do!









Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Vintage-look sportswear voucher codes to get you Wimbledon-ready

There’s quite a big sporting event in the not-too-distant horizon that you might have heard of (ok, so I put in the title) and this week I’ve got some Adidas voucher codes, American Golf voucher codes and Sporting Pro voucher codes to help you celebrate, vintage-style. I’ve not limited it to vintage tennis gear because that’s just a little bit too specialist (as much as I would like to), but more general vintage-look sportswear whether you’re into Roger Federer’s old-school tennis blazer or some 70s and 80s retro tracksuits…

Talking of retro tracksuits, my first stop this week is an updated array of Adidas voucher codes, because when you think of vintage sports gear, surely this is the first name that springs to mind? Searching through their sale stock, I found a couple of retro-look tennis outfits as well as the obligatory tracksuit, but if you want even more 3 stripe action then feel free to delve further. With Adidas voucher codes you can wither get up to 50% off in their sale (which is where I found my picks), or get 15% off your order when you sign up to their newsletter…


adidas - All Premium Strappy Tank Top Flash Orange  / Pearl Met. S09366

All Premium Strappy Tennis Tank Top (was £42, now £29 with Adidas voucher codes)


adidas - All Premium Skort Flash Orange  / Pearl Met. S15762

All Premium Tennis Skort (was £42, now £29 with Adidas voucher codes)


adidas - Track Suit Black / Flash Orange S22514

Track Suit (was £55, now £27.50 with Adidas voucher codes)


I wasn’t planning on featuring any golf wear because, to be honest, I know very little about golf. But then I came across these American Golf voucher codes and it dawned on me that golf is the ideal sport for donning vintage attire, what with all those jackets, polo shirts and tartan. So I took a look at the American Golf sale and found some women’s and men’s items that have a bit of a vintage feel to them…

Lyle & Scott V Neck Ladies Cardigan

Lyle and Scott V-Neck Ladies Cardigan (RRP: £95, now £47.99 with American Golf voucher codes)


Calvin Klein Arc Ladies Polo Shirt

Calvin Klein Arc Ladies Polo Shirt (RRP: £49.99, now £39.99 with American Golf voucher codes)


Under Armour Heatgear Chest Stripe Polo Shirt

Under Armour Heatgear Chest Stripe Polo Shirt (RRP: £39.99, now £31.99 with American Golf voucher codes)


And lastly, it’s well worth taking a look at the current Sporting Pro voucher codes for a whole host of different accessories at great prices. Of course there are the ever-reliable Adidas items – you just can’t get away from them when looking for vintage sportswear, and nor would you want to – but if you have a browse, you might find a few other retro products that you prefer. Anyway, here are my three Sporting Pro picks…

Womens Pro Touch Isabel Running Shorts

Women’s Pro Touch Isabel Running Shorts (were £14.99, now £7.50 with Sporting Pro voucher codes)


Womens adidas Essentials 3 Stripe Pants

Women’s Adidas Essentials 3 Stripe Pants (were £32.99, now £16.99 with Sporting Pro voucher codes)


Mens adidas Essentials 3-Stripes Full-Zip Hoodie

Men’s Adidas Essentials 3 Stripe Full Zip Hoodie (was £42.99, now £30 with Sporting Pro)


I hope these online savings have not only inspired you to don a few vintage sportswear items this summer, but also perhaps even get out a do a bit of exercise in them!





Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Voucher codes for vintage holiday reading

Going on from my blog post a few weeks ago about getting the vintage summer beach look, I’m expanding the vintage beach reading theme this week by looking at some Waterstones voucher codes, The Book People voucher codes and The Hive Store voucher codes. So, what exactly do I mean when I say ‘vintage reading’? Well, this term could cover a number of themes – classic books by well-known authors, historical fiction, or it could just come down to something with a beautiful vintage-look cover. I’ve included book in all three of these areas, so take you pick from the many vintage reads on offer right now…


Waterstones voucher codes are a pretty good place to start and if you take a look, you’ll see they’ve still got their up to 30% off best-selling paperbacks deal. Of course, we’d all rather take paperbacks on holiday (as opposed to the heavy hardcovers that will add to that baggage allowance) and if you take a look at what Waterstones have on offer, you’ll find a few vintage gems, both in terms of look and content…


The Monogram MurdersThe Monogram Murders – Sophie Hannah (was £7.99, now £5.99 with Waterstones voucher codes). This brand new Hercule Poirot mystery was written to commemorate the 125th year since the birth of the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie, and you can’t really get a better vintage holiday read than a new Poirot novel, right?








Resorting to MurderResorting to Murder – Martin Edwards (was £8.99, now £6.74 with Waterstones voucher codes). Talking of murder mysteries, the vintage covers of this mystery collection are surely far too beautiful to pass up.










The Paying GuestsThe Paying Guests – Sarah Waters (was £7.99, now £5.99 with Waterstones voucher codes). Use your break to catch up on this historical international bestseller.











The Book People voucher codes not only get you access to their extraordinarily good prices but also additional savings, this time in the form of 5% off your order. Once you start buying books online, this site is bound to be the top of your list due to its emphasis on cut-price collections. You can see how attractive their prices are if you take a look at some of their vintage reads…


Daughters of Mannerling Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781472116888 - M. C. BeatonDaughter of Mannerling Collection (6 books) – M.C. Beaton (RRP £41.94, now £6.99 – reduced to £6.64 with The Book People voucher codes). From the author of the Hamish MacBeth and Agatha Raisin books, this regency romance series is something you can seriously get your literary teeth into over that fortnight in the sun.






Barbara Comyns Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748137091 - Barbara ComynsThe Barbara Comyns Collection (3 books) – (RRP: £26.97, now £4.99 – reduced to £4.74 with The Book People voucher codes). These mysteries set in Edwardian London deserve more attention and are a must for any fans of the genre.








With The Hive Store voucher codes you can order from a wide range of titles and choose to pick up your order from your local independent bookshop, and it’s not too often that ordering online can offer benefits to local high street retailers too. Current savings from The Hive Store include up to 30% off summer reads, including these three titles…


Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Paperback bookYesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life – Sophia Loren (was £9.99, now £7.99 with The Hive Store voucher codes). An autobiography from a vintage icon? Yes, please!










The Miniaturist, Paperback bookThe Miniaturist – Jessie Burton (was £7.99, now £7.29 with The Hive Store voucher codes). This historical literary fiction title was one of last year’s bestsellers, so why not use your holiday to catch up on a must-read?










H Is For Hawk, Paperback bookH is For Hawk – Helen MacDonald (was £8.99, now £6.79 with The Hive Store voucher codes). Ditto this non-fiction read– another word-of-mouth runaway success and with a cover this beautiful, how can you resist? (with great difficulty I should imagine)










Don’t leave your holiday reads to the last minute – if you want to order through some reputable book retailers AND save money then now is the time to pick your essential vintage beach books with these Waterstones voucher codes, The Book People voucher codes and The Hive Store voucher codes.






Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Vintage voucher codes for Father's Day 2015

If you have a dad who is decidedly old school, a vintage inspired gift is a great way to go this Father’s Day, so in order to see what’s available online, I’ve found a few Oka Direct voucher codes, Menkind voucher codes and Debenhams voucher codes. They cover a wide range of items that come under the ‘old school’ definition, including watches, footwear and home accessories. Yes, because some dads like home accessories too. There’s no need to be gender specific here – men don’t just want aftershave and books about trains you know, but hopefully these savings can give you a few ideas and a smattering of extra Father’s Day inspiration…

Oka Direct is probably the least well-known retailer I’m featuring today, but one definitely worth discovering because with Oka Direct voucher codes you can buy home accessories that are just a cut above the rest. They have a dedicated Father’s Day page right now containing a few out-of-the-ordinary ideas and with Oka Direct voucher codes you can enjoy free delivery on all Father’s Day items. But I particularly like these three…

Faux Shagreen Letter Rack - Azure

Faux Shagreen Letter Rack - £85


Baldwin Glass Decanter - Clear

Gladstone Glass Decanter - £46


Faux Shagreen Photo Frame, Small - Mole Brown

Faux Shagreen Small Photo Frame - £72


Menkind stock a wide range of male-centric items, but there’s one particular section I’m interested in today. Using Menkind voucher codes you can get £10 off when you spend £75 or more on any of their watches and, as you’ll soon see, there’s plenty of vintage-look items available in this very wide selection. I’ve picked out these three, but take a look yourself to see if there’s anything that would suit father dearest to a tee…

Men's Gabe 51710337 Watch

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Gabe 51710337 Watch – was £140, now £130 with Menkind voucher codes


Voyager 14102JS/12 Watch

Police Voyager 14102JS/12 Watch – was £99.99, now £89.99 with Menkind voucher codes


Men's Newmarket Watch

Timberland Men’s Newmarket Watch 13330XS/07 – was £99, now £89 with Menkind voucher codes


Now, I think this might be my favourite Father’s Day offer, especially if you’re a mum looking for a Father’s Day gift from your young children. Granted, you have to be very confident that you know the recipient’s particular style preference and shoe size, but if you get this gift right, it’s completely and utterly worth it. I’m talking about my pick of the current Debenhams voucher codes, one that gets you up top 75% off selection men’s footwear and whilst browsing through the selection on offer, I picked out these three pairs, but rest assured there’s plenty more where they came from…

Loake Brown Polished Leather Brogues – were £150, now £105 with Debenhams voucher codes


KG Kurt Geiger Brown ‘Paxton’ Flat Lace-Up Formal Shoes – were £70, now £49 with Debenhams voucher codes


Onitsuka Tiger Red Lace-Up Trainers – were £80, now £40 with Debenhams voucher codes


Now, I’m about 99% sure you’ve probably never thought of buying vintage-look shoes as a Father’s Day present before, but seeing that selection might have converted you, because it certainly has me, especially when you take those very generous discounts in account!












Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Vintage bedroom voucher codes for a beautiful boudoir

We’ve spent the last couple of week devoted to vintage fashion, so I thought it was time to go back to the home with some Bensons for Beds voucher codes, Soak & Sleep voucher codes and Feather and Black voucher codes. From these famous names, you might have already deduced that I’m not talking about any old room in the house. Yes, this week it’s all about the bedroom and how to buy those basics and get that vintage look. These three are particularly cheap, but there are ways to save if you want that quality vintage finish…

We’re spoilt for choice with current Bensons for Beds voucher codes because not only can you get 5% off site wide, but there’s also £50 off when you spend £500 or more (a better deal for larger orders) or just check out their current up to 50% off deals. I’ve selected three vintage-look products that you can save on using these different savings…


135cm Bedstead Ballito Bright Nickel

Ballito Bed Frame – was £399.99, now £379.99 with 5% off Bensons for Beds voucher codes



135cm Bedstead Isando Black Nickel

Isando Bed Frame - was £379.99, now £279.99 with up to 50% off Bensons for Beds voucher codes


Fleurette 3 + 4 Drawer Chest

Fleurette 3+4 Drawer Chest – was £549.99, now £439.99 with up to 50% off Bensons for Beds 
voucher codes



Soak & Sleep voucher codes are always a great source of discounts on mattresses, pillows and other bedroom accessories, but today I had a look and what was on offer in terms of vintage-look bed linen. With current Soak & Sleep promo codes, you can get 10% off when you spend £75 and over, so bear this excellent discount in mind when ordering one or more of these linen sets…


Luxury Vintage Floral Linen Bed Linen

Luxury Vintage Floral Linen Set – from £97 (from £87.30 with Soak & Sleep voucher codes)



Luxury Jacquard Damask Bed Linen

Luxury Jacquard Damask Bed Linen – from £67 (from £60.30 when you spend £75 or more with Soak & Sleep voucher codes)



Limited Edition Luxury Embroidered Bed Linen

Limited Edition Luxury Embroidered Bed Linen Set - from £51.50 (from £46.35 when you spend £75 or more with Soak & Sleep voucher codes)



But if you really want to splash out on that vintage-look boudoir then Feather and Black voucher codes should be one of the first place you look, especially with their current saving that gets you 10% off plus free delivery until 4th June 2015. However, there are even greater discounts to be had in their many sale promo codes, including these three beautiful items…


Lille Bedstead

Lille Bedstead – was £1149, now £799 with Feather and Black voucher codes



Swift Bedstead

Swift Bedstead – was £949, now £599 with Feather and Black voucher codes



Blenheim 3 Drawer Bedside

Blenheim 3 Drawer Bedside Table – was £699, now £499 with Feather and Black voucher codes



They may be high prices, but when you take the size of these discounts into account then you can see you’re getting excellent value. And if you want that vintage look bedroom don’t stop here – scour those secondhand furniture stores for key pieces that can complete the vintage look in a completely unique way.