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  1. Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

    March 25, 2016 by barbara

    Struggling to find the perfect gift for a man?  Well here are a few ideas for some cool gifts.

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    Star Wars Death Star BBQ.  Great for chicken annihilation.

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    Memobottle, an eco-friendly square water bottle.

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    Kung Fu Master USB Drive that is more deadly than your regular usb drive.

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    Batman Mirror for the superheroes fan.

    All the above are available at Fowndry.com


  2. These Present Ideas Are Perfect If You’re On A Budget

    January 23, 2016 by barbara

    It’s always difficult to buy someone a gift when you’re living on a budget. Particularly if this gift is for someone you care about who you want to know means a lot to you. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I think a lot of people are going to be dealing with this conundrum. Luckily the Thrifty Blogger is here to help you out! On this post, you’ll find some great ideas for gifts when you’re struggling to rub two coins together.

    Cheap Yet Personal

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    If you can’t afford an expensive present, you should instead look for something a little more personal. Handmade presents are a great example of this type of gift, and you can often find them online at amazing prices. Dunoon Mugs are beautifully crafted, but they are prices at under fifteen pounds. That’s incredible value and it’s the perfect gift if you want to make sure yours stands out from the rest. You can even choose the different illustrations printed on the fine bone china. It may not match the romance of Valentine’s Day, but it could be the perfect gift when Mother’s Day rolls around.

    Handmade By You

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    Failing that, you may want to make the gift yourself. If you have any skill in crafts, art or writing this idea may work quite well. For instance, you could make a card or collage for the person you are getting a gift for. Or, you may want to write a poem for them. If you can’t write poems, there’s an app for that. I kid you not. You can download an app that will write a unique poem based on lines from the classics. If they Google it, they won’t find your poem anywhere on the web. Even if they do find out what you did it’s still a wonderfully romantic gesture.

    Shopping Around
    If you’re on a budget and you have a gift that’s a little too expensive in mind, shop around. Typically, you’ll find some great deals on presents, particularly around special occasions. For instance, around Valentine’s Day, you can get big boxes filled with perfume and soaps. These are great value for money and won’t break your bank account.

    Meaningful To You
    Alternately, you could look for a present that is particularly meaningful to you. This might not be an expensive present but rather a gesture of feelings. You can use a gift like this to show how much you care about someone. For instance, if you’re getting your partner a gift, you could give them a treasured family heirloom. This is a big commitment so be certain you see a future with the person before giving away something meaningful to you.

    Meaningful To Them

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    Alternately you could look for a gift that is particularly meaningful to them. Perhaps they have a favourite poem? If that’s the case you can get it framed and it will make a beautiful present. Or, even song lyrics engraved on wood, could make a present they will treasure for an eternity.

    I hope you see now how many wonderful ideas there are for gifts. Even if you are dealing with a tight budget.


  3. How to Pick the Right Kind of Gift for Your Husband

    January 14, 2016 by barbara

    There are many different types of gift that you can get for your husband. So, I’ve separated the best ideas into different categories. Each category provides a gift that is a little different from the rest.

    Something Practical

    The great thing about buying a gift that has a practical application is that’s more likely to be useful to the person that you’re buying for. There are loads of practical items that make good gifts for men. If they have a particular hobby, you could get something that helps them carry it out. Or you could get something simple like a new leather wallet or somewhere to hang their keys, so they don’t lose them. All these ideas are very practical, and they all make great gifts for busy men with a lot of important stuff to do.

    Something They Love

    You can’t go too far wrong if you buy a gift that relates to something that they love in life. Maybe they’re a fan of a specific sports team, for example. If this is the case, you should buy them some tickets to a big game or a jersey with their name on the back of it. It’s a pretty straightforward gift. But the great thing about it is that it’s sure to go down well with your husband. Or you could get them something that they enjoy as a treat. This could mean some pipe tobacco or maybe a bottle of their favourite alcoholic drink. Or you could take them out for an evening at their favourite restaurant with their friends and family.

    Something Unforgettable

    If you want your gift to be as great as it possibly can be, it should be something that your husband will never forget. Many gifts are forgotten about within half a year. But some of the best can provide memories that last for a lifetime. For example, you could give them flying lessons or the chance to do a bungee jump. If they have something like that on their bucket list but haven’t done it yet, you should give them the chance. It’s sure to be something that stays with them for a very long time. It costs a little more money to buy this kind of gift, but it could be worth it if they remember it forever.

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    Something Unexpected

    You don’t have to stick to the conventional ideas or the things that your husband will expect. Often, the best gifts are the ones that come out of the blue. Your husband might not even know that they want the gift you get them into they’ve actually got it. In many ways, this is the best answer. For this option, you have to think outside the box and find ways to get to the bottom of what gift will be bother appreciated and unexpected by your husband. Only you can up with the answer! It should be something that you think would work for them even though they don’t know it yet.


  4. Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life

    January 6, 2016 by barbara

    I like to read gift guides to get some advice and gift idea inspiration. So I thought I would share a gift guide with some ideas for the man in your life. Whether you have a husband or boyfriend, or it is your dad or a teenage son, they will all have birthdays this year. The gifts could also work for valentine’s day, anniversary or other special occasion. It can just be a struggle to know what to get them sometimes, can’t it? So if you need some inspiration, read on.

    Aftershave & Cologne

    This always works well for anyone because who doesn’t want to smell nice? They all bathe and shave too, right, so it is a must have. It is always good if you pick out the scent and you like how they smell too. Go for more musky, woody scents, rather than floral.

    Man Crate

    Have you heard of ‘man crates’? It is just a term for a hamper for men and it is totally a thing! Grab a wooden crate, or even a box or wicker basket if you’d like. Then fill it with some of their favourite things. It could include their favourite foods or sweets. If you are feeling extra creative then how about filling it with some home baked goods? Some male grooming products will go down well too. Does your man love DIY? If so, you could go for a man crate filled with DIY essentials or tools.

    How about adding some fun games or toys like a remote control helicopter or something more quirky like a record player? There are a lot of options around, you just need to plan ahead and shop around. Gifts like this are great because they are a bit more unusual. Made just for your man. Have a look at some more unusual gifts for him at Cuckooland.com.

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    Drinks

    If they drink, they getting them their favourite tipple will be a winner. You could even get them something fun like a ‘brew your own beer’ kit or ‘make your own wine’ set. There are a variety of these on the market at varying prices. It also doubles up as something fun that you can do together.

    Clothes & Accessories

    In my experience, men don’t buy themselves as many clothes or accessories as women do. It is more when they need something new, rather than just wanting something new. So how about treating them to something new? You could get them some new boxers or briefs or socks or slippers. If you have a little more to spend, you could splash out on a new watch or sunglasses. They are signature items for men! Other cools things would be some new workout gear if that is their thing, or perhaps a new hat or a  leather satchel. There are a lot of options so just think of your men and your budget and go from there.

    Good luck with your gift buying. If you plan enough in advance, you could make sure that they have the best birthday or valentine’s day ever!


  5. Unsure What Gift To Bring To A Christening? Here’s 3 Gift Idea To Help You

    December 18, 2015 by barbara

    Being invited to a Christening is an incredible honour. You’ll get to witness, usually a baby being introduced into a religious life and get the chance the celebrate with their friends and family. If you aren’t religious yourself or if you’ve never been invited to a christening before, you might be feeling unsure as to what gift to bring with you. But don’t worry there are plenty of options out there for you to choose from. Here are three gift ideas to help your buy the perfect gift to commemorate this very special occasion.

    Something personalised

    Personalised christening gift ideas are popular as they add an extra special touch. These are often the gifts that people will treasure as it has something unique to them included in the gift. You could get a silver bangle or locket engraved with the baby’s name and the date of their christening. Or a special message embroidered onto a teddy bear or an item on clothing. Always ensure you get the right spelling and correct date before having anything personalised. This could be quite embarrassing otherwise.

    Something religious

    This can be a risky choice if you aren’t particularly religious or have no experience with this particular religion. Do plenty of research into Christianity beforehand to make sure you buy items that are suitable. Adorable religious artwork the parents can hang in the nursery or toys such as a small Noah’s ark would make excellent religious gifts. Items that include Christian symbols such as a cross or a dove are also popular. You could buy a decorative wooden cross or a Christening box with dove imagery included into it. Another option is to buy a children’s Bible that will teach the child about their religion when they get a little older.

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    Something to wear

    The parents or godparents have most likely have bought an outfit for the baby to wear for the ceremony. But that doesn’t mean you cannot buy something else they can wear. A knitted blanket in white, pink or blue would be a wonderful addition to the baby’s outfit. Plus it will keep them warm if the church or venue get’s cold. You could buy some socks or shoes for the baby to wear that also compliments their christening gown and keep them comfortable. You could even buy them something to wear for after the ceremony. The child may feel uncomfortable in a traditional gown, so providing a secondary outfit to wear at the party afterwards will be ideal. Make sure whatever you choose is soft and still looks special for their big day. Remember to present this gift before the christening. Ideally a few days before, otherwise, they won’t be used for their intended purpose.

    These gift ideas should now make you feel more comfortable about buying a christening gift. There are so many brilliant options in-store and online that cater for this occasion. So you should have no trouble finding something appropriate. If you’re still uncertain, talk to the parents to know if there is anything they need or want.


  6. Christmas Gift Ideas For Music Lover

    December 1, 2015 by barbara

    December is here.  It is the most beautiful time of the year.  Christmas is just a few weeks away.  Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet?  Still not sure what to get for your friends and family?  Well if you have a music lover in your shopping list, do check out some of the gift ideas here such as the Johnny Cash rock and roll t-shirt, roadrunner bags or the Hal Leonard Fender Black Tolex Metal Lunch Box.

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    You can also add a special touch to your gift by wrapping it with music sheet notes or using the notes as bows.

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  7. Funny Gifts For Women This Holiday

    November 19, 2014 by barbara

    Have you started your festive shopping already?  Well if you are scratching your head what to get for a woman who has everything, well, you may want to check out some fun gifts such as this Superhero Caped Socks.   It is just the perfect gift for any wannabe hero or heroines.  Pop on a pair of these wonderful whimsical socks and tackle whatever life throws at you.  These socks are 80% acrylic, 17% polyester and 3% spandex.   Get a pair from here.

     


  8. Wild Dining Plate

    November 19, 2014 by barbara

    Am loving these Wild Dining Plates from TheFowndry.com.  They are so much fun.  You can come face to face with nature over dinner.  Ain’t that fun?  The plates are made from ceramic and are dishwasher and microwave safe.  So which one is your favourite?  Mine is the cute panda of course.


  9. Funny Clock

    March 24, 2014 by barbara

    If you love mathematical equations, then perhaps you may want to get this clock.  This Mathematical Expressions Clock is great for classrooms or game rooms.  Surprisingly I know how to solve these equations in a jiffy *wink*  It makes a nice gift for a Maths lover too.  Available at CatalogClassics.com.


  10. Music and Wine

    February 25, 2014 by barbara

    My brother-in-law’s birthday is just around the corner.  His wife is organizing a birthday party for him to celebrate his 40th birthday.   It is going to be a fun celebration.  I have been cracking my head what to get him for his birthday. Actually I found a vox amplug metal headphone amp which I think he would like since he loves listening to music all the time.  Then I was also contemplating on getting him this nifty wine bottle holder – Lasso Bottle Holder as he is into drinking wine.  Decisions, decision.