Picky Husband’s Valentine Gift Guide Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the age-old conundrum of what to get your loved one is upon you. Don’t worry, we have a picky husband’s Valentine gift guide for you. Celebrate your man with confidence and style.

 

A Picky Husband’s Valentine Gift Guide

Let’s call it like it is – men are hard to shop for. They might say the same about women, but that would be completely untrue. Now, add a picky man to the equation and you’ve got Valentine’s day shopping nightmare on your hands.

Sometimes the pickiness revolves around the fact that he’s too fashion-savvy and there is nothing anyone can pick out that would be ‘to his taste’. Other times it’s the guy who has no interest in fashion, which in some ways is an even worse scenario.

Then, there are the types of husbands who have literally everything, which leaves you with zero options for innovation. Whatever kind of picky husband you have on your hands, worry not, there is still something that can be done, so stay tuned and let’s crack this perfect present mystery together.

Why buy it when you can make it?

The best gifts come from the heart, and that’s not a cheesy line. For some people, store-bought goods aren’t nearly as exciting and meaningful as the ones that were made with the loved one’s own two hands.

You don’t even have to be the craftiest person in the world to make a gift; there are amazingly simple presents that even a total DIY dummy can make quite perfectly. One such gift can be the 365 jar. All you need is a nice vintage label, a beautiful jar, and papers in different colors. On them, you can write whatever you want – reasons you love him, silly things that bug you, inside jokes, things you’ve accomplished together this year, memories you’ve shared – whatever you can think of. Tell him to read one each day and aside from being original, it will also serve as a constant reminder of the love you share and all the great, even mundane moments that make you a perfect couple.

The Connoisseur:

There is a specific breed of men who have a deep knowledge and passion for great wines. If your hubby is always dragging you to wine tastings and talking about which wines go with which types of foods, the solution is simple. Go online, browse for deals on biodynamic wine.

Take the time to remember the kinds he appreciates the most, compare quality and prices, and without almost no stress at all (or endless store browsing), you’ll have your perfect gift. Besides, it can be a great ‘addition’ to a romantic night you’ll spend at home during this festive time.

Men and Their Gadgets:

There are very few men in the world who don’t have a thing for gadgets, and this is definitely the first route you should take. Pay close attention to the things he’s been talking about, as it’s far less intrusive than snooping into their browser history.

Perhaps he’s mentioned that his favorite company is releasing a new phone. In that case, do your research and find what the phone in question is. If you have to, ask his best friend what it is – men talk about this sort of stuff.

If he’s a gamer, the Xbox One X is a gift that will make him jump for joy, even if he’s not the ‘jumping’ kind of guy. Bluetooth speakers are always a great gift if you want to make a tech-obsessed hubby happy but still remain within your budget limits. In the world of toys, you can never go wrong, you just have to know where to look.

Groom Away:

Most men don’t like to buy grooming and cosmetics products, but at the end of the day, they all want to look good. So, meet them halfway, and instead of making them shop for these kinds of supplies, pick a kit yourself and just present it to him. It can be any kind of kit really – if he has a beard, a beard oil, comb and little scissors will be highly appreciated. If you’ve noticed he hasn’t been taking care of his skin, buy him a minimalistic skincare set, and make him use it. After a bit of a struggle, soon enough he’ll be hooked.

Picky Husband’s Valentine Gift Guide

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Birthday Gift Ideas For The Stylish Mom

Our guest blogger, Peter Minkoff, has put together some fantastic ideas to help mom feel special on her birthday. Check out these birthday gift ideas for the stylish mom.

Stylish Mom Birthday Gift Ideas

 

A mother is a person who is always there for her kids, unconditionally and endlessly. We owe it to the mothers of the whole world to try to repay for their kindness. It is difficult, but we have several chances a year to give it our best shot – Christmas holidays, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and her birthday. When buying a gift, you must do what she always does for her kids – put her desires first. If the special mom you are buying the gift for has a passion for fashion and a stylish gene, then you know what you should do – find a gift that is equally as stylish and fashion forward as her. If you are feeling a bit lost, we’ll help you with some suggestions, and we trust you can take it from there.

Nail Polish Set

There is nothing gentler than the hands of a mother, so make them even more beautiful by adding all the colors you can find. Try to find a store which allows you to handpick the shades you are going to give her, in order to avoid any mistakes concerning the shades.

Eye Shadow Palette

 

A professional eye palette is exactly what the doctor ordered for a stylish lady. Opt for classic instead of trendy shades, because a good and rich palette will last longer than a beauty fad. Your best choice is earthy tones palette.

A New Hairstyle

We all know how changing of haircut can have a positive impact on our mood and self-confidence. Treat the lovely lady with a hair revamp at some of the best saloons in the city. Sure, if she’s not that prone to making changes and she doesn’t appreciate a surprise, make sure you talk it through with her first. It will take away some of the magic, but that’s better than to shock and annoy her on her special day.

Her Favorite Perfume

Perfumes are special gifts, and if you don’t choose well, they can turn up to be quite a failure. So, instead of risking with new scents, opt for her favorite perfume that she has been using for years. After all, she’s bound to empty that bottle eventually.

LBD

Little black dress is the ultimate fashionable gift and a wardrobe essential. Choose a stylish and subtle piece that she can further enhance with accessories.

Underwear

New lingerie can make every woman happy, but if you want to buy something different, try with discrete body shapers she will love because they are hiding flaws, while enhancing curves.

Stylish Accessories

Accessories are always great gifts for every woman. Depending on her preferences and style choices, you can get her a patterned scarf, a statement necklace, a classic leather watch with thin straps, a leather bag, a wallet, etc.

A Day of Pampering

If anyone needs a day of pampering, it’s are our mothers. They work hard every day and worry about everyone’s wellbeing. So, give your mom a full-blown spa day, with sauna, relaxing massage, manicure, pedicure, scrub, and all other perks she deserves.

Fitness Related Items

A stylish mom is an active mom, so some fitness related gift is always a good idea. If your mother is always talking about how she would love to go to the gym, but she never finds the time or always forgets about signing up, do it for her. Get her a gym membership or sign her up for Zumba, aerobics or some other fun activity. If she is already a gym member, you can get her some nice accessory, like fitness tracker, wireless headphones, or a stylish gym bag.

Tech Gadget

No matter if she enjoys scrolling down Pinterest or she likes to snap a few selfies a day, her favorite gadget will always come in handy when she wants to be updated with latest tech trends.

Every mother deserves a lovely birthday gift, so do your best to treat, not only yours, but every mother you know with a stylish surprise, and you will make this world a better place.

 

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Christmas Gifts Your Tech-savvy Kids Will Adore

Our friend, Peter Minkoff, is back to share some great Christmas Gifts ideas for the kids on your shopping list.

 

Christmas Gifts Your Tech-savvy Kids Will Adore

In the era of technological developments and expansion of the Internet, kids have slightly different wishes and expectations than we had had when we were young, when it comes to Christmas gifts. It is sometimes difficult to live up to those expectations, simply because we as parents are not familiar with the newest gadgets and devices. If you are one of us – don’t worry! Here is a list of Christmas gifts your tech-savvy kids will adore.

 

  1. Portable Speakers

Today’s kids love listening to music wherever they go, and they will all agree that sometimes a smartphone’s speakers are not enough. This is exactly why portable speakers should jump in. They can ensure your kids terrific sounds that will last for up to 100 hours without recharging. You can even buy those for all of your kids – stacking them together will increase the volume to the max. These usually come with a travel pouch and USB charger, and there is often a light underneath them, which turns on when speakers are working.

 

  1. Smart Watch for Kids

Wearable technology is definitely becoming a part of the mainstream, and that is true for kids as well. Smart watches that are aimed at 5-12 year-olds include a camera, a voice recorder with funny voice effects for playback, and video recording with the possibility of editing, as well as educational games. What is great is that a USB port enables downloading all the photos and videos to a computer. These also feature small colour touch screens with different watch faces that your kids can choose from. Besides that, there are some traditional features, such as stopwatch and countdown timer.

 

  1. Barbie’s Colour Changing Handbag

Even though Barbie doll is famous for the iconic pink colour, this latest toy proves that not everything related to her has to be pink. This clever handbag changes its colour by using sensors on the rear and numerous LED lights. Your daughter just needs to press her new handbag against a piece of clothing she wants to match it up with, and press the button on the handbag. A few seconds later, the primarily white bag lights up and changes colour into the one that it was pressed against. This intriguing item is particularly appropriate for younger girls, simply because they will be thrilled to see how the colours change in just several seconds.

 

  1. Tech Doll

An interactive smart doll is a perfect choice for your tech-savvy daughter. Even though she looks like a typical doll, she can actually talk and respond to voices. She is capable of answering some general knowledge questions and communicating with your daughter, however, in a slightly robotic manner. This doll can even connect to the Internet via smartphone or Android app, and find correct answers online. Besides that, you should know that she does not allow swear words, which is very important – she responds with “That is not appropriate!”

 

  1. Video Games

Both teenagers and younger children love playing video games. Having that in mind, it is always a good idea to make your kids happy by purchasing the one that is age-appropriate, fun and educational at the same time. There are many great games that can be played online for free, such as Poptropica Mythology Island, but you can consider purchasing your kids an exclusive membership as a Christmas present. This will allow them to play some islands that are member-exclusive, as well as to have unlimited costumes and special powers in the game. You can be sure that they will be thrilled to get such a gift!

 

As you can see, picking a gift for your tech-savvy children can be quite a tricky task, especially if you are not familiar with gadgets and the latest technological improvements. However, that does not mean that you will be unable to choose something appropriate – just listen to your kids’ wishes and pay attention to their personal interests. Of course, these gifts require slightly greater amounts of money, but that’s fine. Your youngest ones will be ecstatic, and that’s what counts.

 

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